Lydia Reviews: Fit to be Tied by Mary Calmes

Title: Fit To Be Tied
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Author: Mary Calmes
Pages: 244
Kisses: 5+


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.


Fit To Be Tied is the second story in Ms. Calmes Marshals series. This is a series that must be read in order so please understand if you have not read book one, there will be spoilers ahead.

Fit To Be Tied picks up a few months after the end of book one. Miro’s and Ian’s relationship is going strong. They are more in love now than when they came together as a couple. But while Miro is ready to take their relationship to the next level, Ian is afraid of what could happen and would rather stay as they are. Then live gets in the way leaving both men to wonder if they will even have a relationship to argue over.

This is another well done story/series by Ms. Calmes. From the beginning the author pulls you back into the world she created for Miro and Ian. The action that seems to surround the men is present from the start and so is the love that is the basis of their relationship. I love watching these two interact between each other and those around them, especially the criminals they go after. The snarkiness that both men have a tendency to exhibit is sure to make you laugh. I was a little worried when it looked like their relationship may have hit a spot that it could not overcome, but Ian’s reaction after a fight, and Miro’s need for Ian, makes it clear that these two will do anything to make it as a couple.

Of course the men’s unit all show up at one time or the other, and Sam is as tough and intimidating as ever. There are plenty of ‘bad guys’ to catch and at times it was hard to decide who I felt more sorry for, the crooks or the other law enforcement agencies Ian and Miro helped out. There is one major case that is woven into the story and it is one that readers will remember for a while.

I am a huge fan of Ms. Calmes, and have read Fit To Be Tied more than once already. While she has several series out with follow up books waiting in the wings, I hope the Marshals series will get a third story soon as I would love to see what kind of trouble these two get themselves into next.

By the way, fans of Chickie’s will not be disappointed as he has a great scene in this story that is sure to please.

Reviewed by: Lydia

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