Author: Andrew Grey

FIRE AND SNOW by Andrew Grey

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FIRE AND SNOW by Andrew GreyFire and Snow by Andrew Grey
Series: Carlise Cops #4
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Source: Publisher

Scandal drove Officer JD Burnside from his life in Charleston.  Family and so called friends turned their back on JD which left him with no choice but to walk away.  He’s managed to start a new career with the Carlisle police force and slowly build friendships with fellow officers.  JD is having more trouble getting used to the cold weather than anything else.

 

On one such brisk night JD is making rounds in the town square and comes across a solitary man sitting quietly on a bench.  Taking a chance he invites the man to share dinner with him at the end of his shift.

 

Life wasn’t always great for Fisher Moreland, but a twist of fate sent him rock bottom with permanent brain damage in the form of a severe bipolar disease.  He’s done many things he’s not proud of before finally pulling himself together.  These days Fisher is leading as much of a normal life as he’s ever going to achieve.

 

From the first night they share a meal JD and Fisher subconsciously realize they’ve got more in common than anyone could imagine, from disappointing family to actions out of their hands.  A bond is tentatively formed which will be put to the test when their relationship is threatened by JD’s job and Fisher’s past.  Their choices will define their chance at a future together.

 

Tragedy and personal demons are about to make or break lovers in Fire and Snow.  A truly powerful tale of emotional angst and perseverance, book 4 in the Carlisle Cops series doesn’t hold any punches.  Warts and all, Fisher and JD face their problems head on together.  Heartstrings are most definitely tugged in Fire and Snow as the lovers grapple with a variety of realistic challenges. This is most definitely a feel good romance.

FIRE AND RAIN by Andrew Grey

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FIRE AND RAIN by Andrew GreyFire and Rain by Andrew Grey
Series: Carlisle Cops #3
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Source: Publisher

Small town Carlisle, Pennsylvania doesn’t have the same problems as a big city, but Officer Kip Rogers has seen his share of the best and the worst of people on the job.  Patrolling one late, rainy night Kip comes across a young man and a little boy huddled in a storefront doorway.  Moving them along is the job though it bothers him.  It’s not long before he bumps into Josten Applewhite and his four year old brother Isaac again, only now they are definitely in need of his help.  This time his conscience pushes Kip into taking that extra step.

 

Until recently Jos has managed to take care of Isaac after their mother’s death, but a run of bad luck snowballed into the pair becoming homeless.  Without a break of some kind they’ll never make it.  All the shelters in town are full so Kip offers to let them stay at his home.  Between Kip and his friends they know what hardships life can dish out.  It’s time to pass on a helping hand and everyone the officer knows is willing to help.  Besides, the more Kip gets to know Jos the more he admires his grit and determination.  Too bad someone else from the past would rather let the brothers hit rock bottom.

 

Fire and Rain, a heartbreaking tale where compassion is the clear answer.  The brothers have realistic difficulties and convincing hardships, Kip becomes their knight in shining armor.  Perhaps reality isn’t as kind, but Kip and Jos make this plotline work.  Characters from previous stories in the series make an appearance which enhances the Carlisle Cops third book.  Through and through Fire and Rain takes it’s time and delivers a satisfying, compelling story.

FIRE AND ICE by Andrew Grey

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FIRE AND ICE by Andrew GreyFire and Ice by Andrew Grey
Series: Carlisle Cops #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Source: Publisher
ReviewedbyLisa

Called to a domestic disturbance Officer Carter Schunk finds a strung out male and a woman desperately needing medical attention.  After backup arrives on the scene Carter follows a hunch and discovers a small boy in nightmare conditions.

 

Traumatized, little Alex clings to Carter when Donald ‘Ice’ Ickle arrives from Child Services to take over.  With emergency foster care full, the tiny guy will have to go to a state home until something is sorted out.  Though Carter and Donald have an unpleasant past of sorts the officer keeps things professional as he pleads an unusual placement for the boy. Alex has already suffered so much.

 

Fate has given Carter the opportunity to change the lives of two special people. If he has the will and more importantly, the heart.

 

A heart wrenching tale.  Fire and Ice is an emotionally rich, challenging story of love. The characters are riveting.  Carter, Donald, and Alex are unforgettable.  The officer comes across as real, Donald takes a little longer to engage. His sad past is explained and adds to the storyline.  Let Fire and Ice will melt your heart.  The sentimental plotline packs a heavy punch from start to finish while the sexual tension between Carter and Donald is palpable.  A well crafted second installment to the series Fire and Ice tells an inspiring story.  Tissue optional – strike that, necessary.

LOVE COMES AROUND by Andrew Grey

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LOVE COMES AROUND by Andrew GreyLove Comes Around by Andrew Grey
Series: Senses
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Source: Publisher
ReviewedbyLisa

Carpenter Connor O’Malley is happy to lend a hand when he gets a call from Pleasanton Home for Children.  Once an orphan himself Connor loves to spend time with the kids once his work is completed.  Seeing Dan Harrington at the Home one day brings back memories of high school when he had a secret crush on the fellow student.

 

An extremely successful executive Dan left the hectic city life behind to return to the small town of his youth.  With the internet, Skype, and the rest Dan keeps in contact with his office as he builds a new life.  A product of the foster system Dan wants his own family starting with the adoption of six year old Lila.  Rejected because she needs crutches to walk Dan is thrilled to call Lila his daughter.

 

A misunderstanding by Connor almost derails a job offer from Dan.  Once the carpenter is set straight he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make Dan’s home safe and comfortable for another child the executive is hoping to adopt.  Both men have a hollow feeling inside from empty childhoods and neither have had much luck with relationships as adults so it’s difficult for either to take that first step.  Miscommunication doesn’t make things any easier.  Luckily Connor and Dan are willing to use patience and stubbornness to try to make it work between them.  Two busy careers, two fragile children, and two emotionally challenged men.  Romance, easy peasy, right?

 

Love Comes Around proves the power of the obstinate.  Seriously, Dan and Connor are crying out for love, wanting to have it, and wanting to give, share it.  Their romance is a triumph.  Learning how to love is a joy for readers to witness in Love Comes Around. Dan is so business driven that taking on two children with disabilities is almost too much even with a butler.  Connor is the right balance, with a similar childhood and a kind, patient spirit.  Not the most lovable characters at first but you will be cheering for them before Love Comes Around reaches its last page.

STRANDED by Andrew Grey

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STRANDED by Andrew GreyStranded by Andrew Grey
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, Gay
Source: Publisher
Reviewed by Lisa

The end of a successful Broadway run for lauded actor Kendall Monroe means that he will be on the lookout for a new project.  Kendall can’t help wondering however if this wasn’t a good time to step back for at least a little while.  His long term relationship with best selling author Johnny Harker isn’t what it used to be.  At one time they were both struggling young men beginning their careers, passionately in love, but these days they’re more like ships passing in the night.

No sooner does Kendall consider taking time off his agent calls with a lead role in a Hollywood feature film.  In the past he’s stuck with Broadway and shunned the West Coast, but the role of a man in a life and death situation is too well written to ignore.  Contending with a jerk Director, a bitchy actress, and surrounded by strangers for three or four months might give the partners time to put things in perspective. 

Filming a man on the edge, facing death suddenly somehow becomes reality for the actor.  It started with mystery roses and ends with Kendall reflecting on his love for Johnny as his life slips away.  Alone in the desert, stranded and slowly dying Kendall has no hope of survival.  Only his memories of better times keep him hanging on…

Dramatic and powerful, Stranded is a suspenseful from the get-go.  Kendall’s journey isn’t an easy one.  Successful in his professional life, his personal one is drifting apart before his eyes.  Stranded tells the present, the past, and the nightmare Kendall’s life becomes.  The reader is right there with Kendall as he struggles to survive and thinks about his early days with Johnny.  Compelling and intense.  Stranded hits the bullseye.

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