Author: Andrew Grey
Book: Fire and Flint
Series: Carlisle Deputies, Book #1
Length: 6 hours 8 minutes
Categories: Gay Romance, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 12, 2018
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Jordan Erichsohn suspects something is rotten about his boss, Judge Crawford. Unfortunately, he has nowhere to turn and doubts anyone will believe his claims – least of all the handsome deputy, Pierre Ravelle, who has been assigned to protect the judge after he received threatening letters. The judge has a long reach, and if he finds out Jordan’s turned on him, he might impede Jordan adopting his son, Jeremiah. When Jordan can no longer stay silent, he gathers his courage and tells Pierre what he knows. To his surprise and relief, Pierre believes him, and Jordan finds an ally…and maybe more. Pierre vows to do what it takes to protect Jordan and Jeremiah and see justice done. He’s willing to fight for the man he’s growing to love and the family he’s starting to think of as his own. But Crawford is a powerful and dangerous enemy, and he’s not above ripping apart everything Jordan and Pierre are trying to build in order to save himself….
5✨s – I am a big fan of the Carlisle Cops series and to continue on with a new branch of deputies brings in the opportunity of many more wonderful characters that Andrew writes so well. We start the series with Jordan and Pierre. Jordan works for a judge he discovers to be shady and when Pierre is brought in to look into threatening letters sent to the judge, he needs to decide if he can trust the man with what he’s found. Their attraction to each other may make things difficult at work but what they find with each other is worth so much more. Something I find that is always well written in Andrew’s books is the emotions that the characters go through and that’s no exception in this book. Jordan’s troubles are especially worrying as the adoption of his 4 year old son could hinge on the outcome of what is happening with the judge. His upset and worry is present throughout though we have several lighthearted moments with his son, Jeremiah, the most adorable little boy! Straight away the four year old pulls at your heartstrings, especially with their family future being reliant on the judge they are protecting but wary of. Pierre is finding his life outside of work lacking right up until he meets Jordan and then Jeremiah and discovers everything he’s been looking for in the family he comes to protect. They are so good for him and allowing him to be a part of their lives but he brings lightness to the dark times for Jordan and also the support that he needs through such tough times that they experience throughout the story. Pierre is amazing in the way he treats Jeremiah, getting down to his level and talking to him on an even keel and as a person not just as a means to getting to Jordan. Andrew has given us another great story in the universe he has created, from Carlisle Cops and Bronco Boys. We get to hear from the odd character from previous books but it in no way is necessary to have read any previous books. This can be read as a standalone. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series! I absolutely love Greg’s narration of this story! He gets all of the emotion right throughout the book and the different voices for the characters are separate enough to know who is being voiced. By far, Jeremiah’s is just so cute! Just listening to Greg portray him brings a smile to the face. Whether it’s the fun, family moments or the tense, worrisome times Greg easily pulls us along for the ride, awaiting the outcome of a great story. I received and ARC from the publisher in return for an honest review.
About Andrew Grey:
Andrew Grey is the author of nearly 100 works of Contemporary Gay Romantic fiction. After twenty-seven years in corporate America, he has now settled down in Central Pennsylvania with his husband, Dominic, and his laptop. An interesting ménage. 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 is a recipient of the RWA Centennial Award, has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and now writes full-time. 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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