Eloreen reviews ”Fire and Rain’ (Carlisle Cops 3) by Andrew Grey (Published by Dreamspinner Press on January 11th, 2016) and is 200 pages.
Why I read this book: This post was for the second-favorite LGBT book Readers Choice “The Captive Prince” and the publisher is sending me print copies for review. Since the trilogy hasn’t arrived yet, I will review them after I’ve had a chance to read them. I have chosen to review Andrew’s Fire and Rain book for this week instead.
Carlisle Cops: Book Three
Since the death of their mother, Josten Applewhite has done what he’s had to do to take care of his little brother and keep their small family together. But in an instant, a stroke of bad luck tears down what little home he’s managed to build, and Jos and Isaac end up on the streets.
That’s were Officer Kip Rogers finds them, and even though he knows he should let the proper authorities handle things, he cannot find it in his heart to turn them away, going so far as to invite them to stay in his home until they get back on their feet. With the help of Kip and his friends, Jos starts to rebuild his life. But experience has taught him nothing comes for free, and the generosity seems too good to be true—just like everything about Kip.
Kip’s falling hard for Jos, and he likes the way Jos and Isaac make his big house feel like a home. But their arrangement can’t be permanent, not with Jos set on making his own way. Then a distant relative emerges, determined to destroy Jos’s family, and Kip knows Jos needs him—even if he’s not ready to admit it.
I love Andrew Grey’s works and the Carlisle Cops series is my one of my favorite cop series. Book Four is coming out next month and I can’t wait for it. If you haven’t read Books 1 and 2, I would recommend reading them. Prior main characters are part of Kip and Jos’s story and it’s better to have the back story than not. Then again, I’m always one for reading a series in order anyway. 🙂
We are introduced to Kip, a new cop in town, and while he’s patrolling he finds homeless Jos and his little brother, Isaac. From there, Kip’s compassion shines through and he helps them out, falling in love with both of them while finding people to get Jos and Isaac the help they need. Jos doesn’t trust it at first, but he slowly begins to find his feet and his love grows for Kip. Isaac just takes your breath away as he is cute and cuddly and adds to the story of Jos and Kip’s interactions. The heat and intimacy between Kip and Jos is great and makes me happy to see their story unfold. Like most of Andrew’s books, it has conflict in the form of someone is after Jos and Isaac but things work out surprisingly well with this happy ever after story. There’s a little angst but not a lot, mostly in the form of Jos dealing with his trust issues and his family. I really enjoyed it and glad I picked it up to read.
With this, I give Fire and Rain 10 pots of gold.
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Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation. Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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