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.
Miro is insecure, he knows that Ian loves him but he wants them get married. He wants to be able to get information and be with Ian if he gets hurt. Miro wants the ties that come with marriage. He is confused and hurt when Ian makes excuses and turns him down stating they don’t need to get married. Then Miro is notified that a serial killer that almost killed him once yrs ago escaped from jail 2 days prior. Miro goes into a type of shock, he stops thinking like a Marshal and reverts back to the victim he was. He wants to be by himself so no one else gets hurt.
Ian is at a loss, he loves Miro but this whole marriage thing is just going to hold him back in both his professions. They already live together and work together why does he want more? Just when things get back to some what normal, the news comes down and Miro’s in danger. This rocks Ian’s world, he will do anything to keep him safe. But something is wrong, Miro is pulling away from him no matter what he does.
Then something happens and Ian looks around in all the commotion, Miro is gone. Ian is closed to loosing it, but he knows that he must find Miro. But there is no trail and Ian is looking for a ghost. He is feeling more lost as time passes.
After what feels like forever Miro has been starved and abused, he feels like giving up. He remembers that Ian is waiting for him. Even now he knows that Ian is out there still looking for him, and that gives him enough energy to fight, and try to get loose. He wakes up scared and fighting until he hears Ian, he’s free and in a hospital. But his tormentor is still out there. Watching and waiting to catch Miro alone. How long can this go on waiting for the other shoe to drop?
I love Ian and Miro they are so masculine and yet loving. Ian is the tough and hard-headed, but he needs the security that he gets from Miro. Ian respects and loves Miro, he needs the calm and level-headed way Miro lives. Miro on the other hand needs the recklessness to break out of his tightly controlled world. They are the perfect blend of opposites and similarities. A very entertaining read.