Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 01/16/2017
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Carlisle Cops: Book Five
Brock Ferguson knew he might run into his ex-boyfriend, Vincent Geraldini, when he took his first job as a police officer in Carlisle. Vincent’s attitude during a routine traffic stop reminds Brock why their relationship didn’t last.
What Brock doesn’t expect is finding two scared children in the trunk of a Corvette. He’s also surprised to learn the kids’ mother is Vincent’s sister. But his immediate concern is the safety of the two children, Abey and Penny, and he offers to comfort and care for them when their mother is taken into custody.
Vincent is also shocked to learn what his sister has done. For the sake of the kids, he and Brock bury the hatchet—and soon find they have much more in common than they realized. With Abey and Penny’s help, they grow closer, until the four of them start to feel like a family. But Vincent’s sister and her boyfriend—an equal-opportunity jerk—could tear down everything they’re trying to build.
Fire and Hail is the fifth book in Andrew Grey’s Carlisle Cops series. Once again we pair a cop with a non-cop. In the case of Fire and Hail we have newbie cop, Brock, who took the place of the recently departed JD (from book 4) on the Carlisle police force, and Vincent, a man from Brock’s past. We also get to catch up with most of the couples from earlier in the series, with Donald and Carter each playing a significant role.
If you are a fan of Andrew Grey, this story will meet your expectations. You have two regular guys who face fairly regular problems. In this case, maybe a bit more fantastical, but sadly not out of the realm of possibility. You see them banding together when they times get tough and working through their problems together. You also see them communicating with each other. No manufactured angst here.
In the end you have two men, and two kids, who find their happily ever after together. That isn’t a spoiler, Andrew Grey stories always have a happy ending. One reason I am drawn to them time and again.
If you are not a fan of Andrew’s style then you aren’t going to like this book as it very much in line with his usual formula and style But, then again, I suspect you aren’t expecting to jump into Andrew Grey on the fifth book in a series. If you are a fan, or have enjoyed the first four in this series, you will want to pick up Brock and Vincent’s story.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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