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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
When I first read book 1 of this series, All Kinds of Tied Down, I struggled. So many characters. So fast-paced. So exhausting. I’ve since reread it, and actually liked it more than I did the first time. And was ready now to jump into book 2.
Miro and Ian are partners in the US Marshals, and work for the one-and-only Sam Kage! In book 1 they realize and act on their love for one another and in book 2 we continue on with their relationship. Since I had book 1 fresh in my head, I was prepared for the onslaught of returning characters and ready for the soulmate-kind-of-love between Miro & Ian. Not only was I prepared, I craved it. And this book did not disappoint.
Told from Miro’s point of view, I liked the push and pull of their relationship. It was Cut & Run’ish in the sense that they have both on the job and off the job interactions and it made for a better understanding of their loyalty devotion to one another.
There are a couple major challenges in the book: one surrounding the discussion of marriage and the other in the form of a crazy psychopath. The book surprisingly gets deep when the marriage talk of “if you were with a woman” enters the mix. I enjoyed this emotional turmoil and consideration from each side.
The book then takes us down a very dark and twisted path that has to do with a case, and is wrought with danger and fear, and made me squeemish at times. I was reading with bated breath and totally drawn in to this part of the story.
All in all, this book was better than the first and possibly one of the best layered stories written by Queen Calmes.