Thoughts on: All Kinds of Tied Down

I’m trying to better about doing book reviews . . . really! I’m even trying to better about reading more; although, it has been a challenge because of tired eyes. It seems there just aren’t enough hours in the day for me! Or maybe it’s the fact there aren’t enough non-work days in the week. I think I like that one better!!

At any rate, I’m off topic. My latest read was All Kinds of Tied Down by Mary Calmes. I have to confess that I haAll_Kinds_of_Tied_Downve mixed feelings on this one. I’m a huge Mary Calmes fan, but this read wasn’t one of my favorites from her.


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.

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Monday Mentions

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I admit it . . . despite all the snow days, I’ve been slacking on writing book reviews and reporting on my favorite reads from 2013. I am happy to say, Netflix has lost its grip on my attention, and I am back to reading. I just finished Fish & Chips, book #3 in the Cut & Run series (m-m romance). I am thoroughly enamored with Zane and Ty. Yeah, it’s only taken three books to get me there!! I am very excited to start book #4, Divide and Conquer.

Oops, got sidetracked! So, Monday Mentions . . . I thought I would mention some of my favorite M-M reads of late and give some recommendations. After all, it is yet another snow day in Maryland – yay! – and you might need some hot, sexy, and potentially troubled guys to read to take your mind off all of the white stuff! Continue reading “Monday Mentions”


Frog, a novella by Mary Calmes, is the story of unlikely love between a bull-riding ranch hand and a neurosurgeon. … Continue reading Frog