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Review – Fire and Water by Andrew Grey

Review: Fire and Water by Andrew Grey

Publisher: Dreamspinner
Publish Date: December 15, 2014
Reviewed by: Heller
How I got this book: E-Arc from Publisher

23598817Officer 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-

By Heller

In the United Nations of Book Pushers I represent the Canadian contingent. I've known Has, Lou, E and Minn for a few years now and I've discovered many a new author from them for which I will be forever grateful. New to me often translates to "Where has this book been all my life?" and leads to endless re-reads.

The majority of my childhood was spent with my nose in a book (not that it's any different now) and I always carried at least one with me wherever I went no matter whatever trouble I was up to. My e-reader is something I could never give up now, despite my initial resistance to it. I love my books but carrying around a library in a small electronic device is a thrill that never gets old.

I read anything and everything that strikes my fancy: Regency, Retro-Romance, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Urban Fantasy, Post-Apoc...the list is pretty much endless. I tend to cycle through interests so it really just depends on my mood at the time. I would say that right now M/M books have me firmly in their grasp and they've been the majority of my reads for the past couple of years. I think there's nothing better than headjacking into a story and characters created by an author, I'm always up for a ride to a place I've never been before.

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