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Twisted and Tied Novel [Marshals #4]

Novel: Twisted and Tied

Author: Mary Calmes

Genres: Police, Romance, Drama

Released: 2018

Part of Book Series: Marshals #4

Summary: Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones finally has everything he ever wanted. He’s head-over-heels in love and married to the man of his dreams, his partner Ian Doyle, he’s doing well at work, and all his friends are in good places as well. Things are all tied up nicely… until they’re not.

Change has never been easy for Miro, and when situations at work force the team he’s come to depend on to break apart, and worst of all, his and Ian’s individual strengths put them on two separate paths, he’s pretty certain everything just went up in smoke. But before he can even worry about the future, his past comes for a visit, shaking his world up even more. It’s hard to tell what road he should truly be on, but as he learns some paths are forged and others are discovered, it might be that where he’s going is the right course after all. If he can navigate all the twists and turns, he and Ian might just get their happily ever after.

Post’s Author Opinion:
Note: This is a personal opinion, it does not reflect YaoiOtaku’s official position towards the novel.

Prequels: All Kinds of Tied Down, Fit to be Tied, Tied Up in Knots, Together Tied.

Out of all the books in this series, this is the hardest review to write. Not because the novel was bad, oh no, but because when I wrote the others I was excited to know that there is yet another book that I will read. But now I know that this is it, I finished reading the series and I’m left feeling bitter-sweet and almost not knowing what to do with myself. (I am sure you book lovers know the feeling well.)

There were, again, a few moments that made me laugh in this book, and some that seemed just unbelievable. There is quite a lot going on, a lot of things change, and I am going to admit that I kinda hoped to get more insight from both Miro and Ian. Since this is the last book of the series I was expecting it to go a bit deeper than the rest, but if felt just like the opposite. I am left with the feeling that there is more, when, as far as I know, there is no other novel planned for this series. Although some of the matters were settled, some are still open and I am curious about whatever these two are up to next. And I still want them to enjoy a couple of days with no interruptions, just the two of them.

Overall I am not the most content with how things wentthis going back to the more insight thing and more in depthand I am a bit, slightly, pissed about it, but I still did enjoy it. It just doesn’t feel like the series is complete. And for that reason I answered my own question in the last review, and no, I am not going to readdespite kinda wanting toany other series regarding the marshals, especially since the other one (I’m talking about A Matter of Time series where the main characters are Sam Kage and his husband) is eight novels long and I am not risking feeling like this about that one as well. Nope, thank you (although I have no doubt it is as exciting).

At this point I really hope there will be a sequel because, like I said, there are plenty of things that didn’t get solved. There is even a hint on what might happen next, and to be honest, I am quite curious. Plus that I really liked both Miro and Ian, they are just great, and I still crave for that “them moment” (I will say this countless times, I’m not happy with it and they deserve some enjoyment. For once I want them to get home without detours, I’m sure that’s not too much to ask for).

Bottom line I enjoyed this series a lot and I would definitely read it if there is going to be a sequel.

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