Review: Fire and Water by Andrew Grey
Publish Date: December 15, 2014
Reviewed by: Heller
How I got this book: E-Arc from Publisher
Officer Red Markham knows about the ugly side of life after a car accident left him scarred and his parents dead. His job policing the streets of Carlisle, PA, only adds to the ugliness, and lately, drug overdoses have been on the rise. One afternoon, Red is dispatched to the local Y for a drowning accident involving a child. Arriving on site, he finds the boy rescued by lifeguard Terry Baumgartner. Of course, Red isn’t surprised when gorgeous Terry won’t give him and his ugly mug the time of day.
Overhearing one of the officer’s comment about him being shallow opens Terry’s eyes. Maybe he isn’t as kindhearted as he always thought. His friend Julie suggests he help those less fortunate by delivering food to the elderly. On his route he meets outspoken Margie, a woman who says what’s on her mind. Turns out, she’s Officer Red’s aunt.Red and Terry’s worlds collide as Red tries to track the source of the drugs and protect Terry from an ex-boyfriend who won’t take no for an answer. Together they might discover a chance for more than they expected—if they can see beyond what’s on the surface.
I have a bit of love/hate thing going with Grey’s writing. There are times I really get into it and enjoy the flow and other times I find it a bit stiff and awkward. This read falls in between and I liked it but I had a few issues with it.
It was more than bit instalovey and kinda cheesy but I didn’t mind that. I liked the MC’s and even though things went fast for them I can see them working down the line. They’re a good fit and I had no idea this was connected in a small way to the Bronco Boy’s series so that was a bit of treat to see Bull show up here.
Red and Terry had a lot of chemistry together and they helped each other grow up in different aspects which I found interesting. The sex was hotly written and I enjoyed seeing them connect on levels past that. In the end, this was a nice romantic little read with an edge of thriller thrown into the mix and I loved the ending. Very sweet.
I’m giving Fire and Water a B-