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.
I love, love, love what I have read so far by this author. The Matter of Time series is one of the few that I can read over and over again. I love Jory and Sam Kage and was thrilled to see Sam and his family turn up in spots in this book. It was great to see Sam from an outsider’s perspective. – teriwu
This was so good! I loved the slow-burn developement of the best friends-to-lovers story, which was also kick-ass action packed. The balcony scene couldn’t have been further from Romeo and Juliet, but no less memorable. And the bickering, bantering, humourous dialogue was just perfect throughout. – annob129
This is a great read. It’s well written, and a fun read. Feels like watching an action tv series. I liked the characters and their relationship (even if you do have to suspend belief a bit to think that Miro thinks their physical closeness is anything but what it is). I have to say though that the description of the book talked about commitment issues – being afraid to be tied down – and I didn’t find any of it in the story. That was not the issue at all. – Jesica
I knew before I finished reading the free kindle sample that I’d buy this book. I ended up reading it nearly straight through. The word “compelling” certainly applies. It’s a single point of view story, and that makes it all the more poignant. I knew where he was messing up, but… It’s like the curl of a shell; you know there’s more in there, but you have to break it to get to it. And when you do that, everything changes. Go read this. I’ll be reading them all. – T. Jones
I have read all the all of Mary Calmes’ Marshalls series, but I am just late to reviewing them. Not only did I read them, I also listened to the audible versions and enjoyed them all greatly. Jumping off roofs and finally find each other, Ian and Miro are wonderful characters that just drag your into their lives, loves and drama. But not only is their world a wonderful tapestry, the author has developed a plethora of other characters that I came to care for. What I love is the little nuggets into her other series which I have been discovering along the way, and in this one, a big nugget is Sam Kage from the Sam and Jory series. Mary Calmes is a talented writer with a killer imagination. Don’t miss this series. – S Wilgus