Title: All Kinds of Tied Down (Marshals #1) Author Name & Publisher: Mary Calmes (Dreamspinner Press) Publication Date & Length: July 4, 2014 - 290 pgs
Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones has a reputation for being calm and collected under fire. These traits serve him well with his hotshot partner, Ian Doyle, the kind of guy who can start a fight in an empty room. In the past three years of their life-and-death job, they've gone from strangers to professional coworkers to devoted teammates and best friends. Miro’s cultivated blind faith in the man who has his back… faith and something more.
As a marshal and a soldier, Ian’s expected to lead. But the power and control that brings Ian success and fulfillment in the field isn't working anywhere else. Ian’s always resisted all kinds of tied down, but having no home—and no one to come home to—is slowly eating him up inside. Over time, Ian has grudgingly accepted that going anywhere without his partner simply doesn't work. Now Miro just has to convince him that getting tangled up in heartstrings isn't being tied down at all.
**Audiobook Review**I enjoyed this story as much as I have any others I have read of Mary Calmes. She has a unique way of writing characters that although in other situations they might not have worked together, they some how do.To me this was more about friendship that was already a relationship only neither of the men realized it until finally the physical aspect was introduced. The story really revolved around mystery than the romance, which was kind of nice. Of course I loved getting those private moments and scenes between Miro and Ian.Oddly the way Mary Calmes writes sweet romance just does it for me when normally I can't stand it!The narration was great. I really liked Tristan James voice and the vocal tones and differences he used for each character. He really brought the push/pull between the characters out for me and helped me feel their ache for each other but the fear as well.Renee
I liked this book but did not feel like this couple fit together at all. This book was a slow burn to me.. Although I do love most slow burns I just did not get enough of Miro and Ian together to believe it. We get to see them together as friends for most of the book which is a good build up but by the time we actually get to the part when we see Miro and Ian admit to having feelings for each other it just fell flat for me. The action in this book kept me on the edge of my sit and Miro had his moments were he made me laugh when he interacted with Ian. So all together I did like most of this book I just would have liked to have seen more of them together.