My thoughts: I give it ❣❣. I enjoyed the first book more than this one, but do love Ian and Miro – they are good together. This was a good follow up to where their relationship stands. I could have done without the psycho doctor. I don’t think it was needed and really it didn’t make a whole lot of sense except to bring over the top drama. What didn’t make sense to me was the doctor wanted the rib so he drugged Miro to the gills so he wouldn’t feel it and operated. Then he wanted him beaten pretty much to a pulp but didn’t want him to feel it? What was the purpose of that? Why beat him then. Then after all of that – he is able to escape? For me that was just a little too out there. I did like the ultimate ending of the story and felt it wrapped up, but also left it open enough if another book is planned.
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. (