THREE 5 and TWO 4.5 Stars for Fit to Be Tied (Marshals #2) by Mary Calmes #MM #GayforYou @dreamspinners


Title: Fit to be Tied (Marshals #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Mary Calmes (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: September 10, 2015 – 228 pgs


Deputy US Marshals Miro Jones and Ian Doyle are now partners on and off the job: Miro’s calm professionalism provides an ideal balance to Ian’s passion and quick temper. In a job where one misstep can be the difference between life and death, trust means everything. But every relationship has growing pains, and sometimes Miro stews about where he stands with his fiery lover. Could the heartstrings that so recently tied them together be in danger of unraveling?

Those new bonds are constantly challenged by family intrusions, well-intentioned friends, their personal insecurities, and their dangerous careers—including a trial by fire when an old case of Miro’s comes back to haunt them. It might just be enough to make Ian rethink his decision to let himself be tied down, and Miro can only hope the links they’ve forged will be strong enough to hold.

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So this is where I admit I was wrong… In this first book I said I did not feel them together at all.  I was so wrong, they are so good together!!!
This book blew me out of the water it was so damn good!
You get your angst, crazy stalker guy and a whole lot of action.  I just can’t even put into words how much I loved this book! I was on the edge of my sit the whole time and I could not put this down.
Miro and Ian are living together in this one and to see them as a couple, the way they interact together made me do a complete one eighty on what I felt about them before.  You get the steamy hot scenes with this book.  Plus so much more that I can’t say without giving away a ton of spoilers.
I can say I am not a fan of Ian’s family at all.  You also get to see all the characters from the previous book.
Yes they have their fights and their make-up..
What can I say about Miro other than I really love his character especially after everything he went through in this book, which was horrible.
Ian was the protective boyfriend which I loved and the loving one too.
So with out giving anymore away I will leave this review with I loved this book!
I would definitely 100% recommend this book!
I actually ended up liking this story in ways soooo much more than the first story. Granted, don’t get me wrong, the whole building of a relationship out of work and finding out Ian wasn’t as straight as Miro thought he was was amazing. However, with this one we really get to see the strength of their relationship and how it is growing outside of work and becoming so much more than either of them thought it could be.
Then we have the reappearance of the craziest doctor ever. And all the horrid things he wants to do to Miro if he gets his hands on him.
I LOVED this entire book even though it’s been a while since I’ve read the first one, it was easy to jump right back into their story and remember where they’d left off because they were both memorable characters.
There is a lot of twists and turns that go down in this book and in the end it all really worked for me.
I can’t wait to find out if we get more Miro and Ian!
Miro and Ian are back and boy, this one is just as good as the first book!
There is just something about Mary…you feel like you’re reading the same characters from her other works, but I just don’t give a hoot. lol. I love her writing because she has that special something that keeps readers like me coming back for more. Her writing and her characters are addictive. I love the  chemistry of Miro and Ian. Hot Hot Hot! And so loving…tender….
Ok, so, in Book 2, we have the usual chases, bad guys and Miro wanting to be Ian’s everything. He wants Ian to marry him, but Ian refuses. Grrrr, bad Ian! He frustrated me with his refusal and poor Miro had to deal with that AND gets kidnapped by a baddy. Seriously, the bad guy was nuts. *Shivers* The things he did to Miro…
Book 2 is entertaining, tender, loving, suspenseful and Hot. Did I mention Hot? Ok, just making sure. And the naughty scenes isn’t just the “Hotness” factor. The sweet moments are hot too. Gets my poor heart fluttering. The only reason I gave it a 4 1/2 instead of a 5 is because Miro’s miraculous recovery time.
The guy was beaten, shot, stabbed, etc and he still can get it up and go at it like rabbits with Ian in just a few days? REALLY? Mary Calmes, love your work and I adore this couple, but seriously, no way can someone take a beating like Miro and recover that quickly and this isn’t a supernatural book.
Still, loved the book. Can’t wait for 3!!

Mary Calmes has done again! Excellent! What I love most about this book was the connection to Miro and Ian. I loved them in the first book and this one was no different. I love the humor that Ms. Calmes add to her books. I always get at least one really good laugh.

I can always count on Mary Calmes stories to grab me and keep me entertained. Ms. Calmes has a writing style that is very easy to read. Can’t wait for the next book. Bravo Ms. Calmes on a job well done.

FiveStarsThis can be read as a standalone but is recommended to read the first book for the full experience.

Light, Camera, Action!  Reading this book is like watching one of those blockbuster action movies. You have your drama, your romance, lots of action with gun fire, mobsters and psychopaths. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. So go get your popcorn and prepare to sit down for a few hours while you watch this captivating movie, in text form.

I agree with one other reviewer that this book is character driven. The stars, Ian and Miro, are your perfect “cop” couple. They drive this book home and captivate you by their relationship, possessiveness and blunt honesty.  The verbal banter between Miro and Ian is charming, delightful, and funny as f… This would be a perfect series I can see on TNT or USA along the lines of Law and Order or Criminal Intent.

I hope there is a third book to this series where Ian and Miro get married. That would be wonderful to see.

If you like m/m law enforcement books, I guarantee you will like this one. Grab yourself a copy and expect to be drawn in and driven to the edge of your seat. As you can tell, I highly highly recommend this book.



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Mary Calmes lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and two children and loves all the seasons except summer. She graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. Due to the fact that it is English lit and not English grammar, do not ask her to point out a clause for you, as it will so not happen. She loves writing, becoming immersed in the process, and falling into the work. She can even tell you what her characters smell like. She loves buying books and going to conventions to meet her fans.


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