Sunday, January 17, 2016

Book of the Week: Fire and Rain by Andrew Grey #Review

Author: Andrew Grey
Fire and Rain (book 3 Carlisle Cops Series)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: January 11, 2016
Length: 180 pages


Since the death of their mother, Josten Applewhite has done what he’s had to do to take care of his little brother and keep their small family together. But in an instant, a stroke of bad luck tears down what little home he’s managed to build, and Jos and Isaac end up on the streets.

That’s where Officer Kip Rogers finds them, and even though he knows he should let the proper authorities handle things, he cannot find it in his heart to turn them away, going so far as to invite them to stay in his home until they get back on their feet. With the help of Kip and his friends, Jos starts to rebuild his life. But experience has taught him nothing comes for free, and the generosity seems too good to be true—just like everything about Kip.

Kip’s falling hard for Jos, and he likes the way Jos and Isaac make his big house feel like a home. But their arrangement can’t be permanent, not with Jos set on making his own way. Then a distant relative emerges, determined to destroy Jos’s family, and Kip knows Jos needs him—even if he’s not ready to admit it.


I really and truly love this series. There’s not a book in it I don’t love. This one was actually one of my favorite tropes. Rich guy rescuing poor guy… Now I know Kip isn’t rich but he has steady income, great job, and gorgeous home. Jos has nothing. Kip is on patrol and finds Jos huddled in a doorway with his young brother. It was like BAM. I mean as a reader even you feel it. I knew it. Jos’s life was about to get better. And it did in so many ways.
Of course there are trials and tribulations. A lot of soul searching on everyone’s part and drama!!! But, it’s a love story, a rescue of sorts. Jos was scared, he felt alone taking care of his little brother on the streets. Kip felt alone because he had no family. Great friends, but we all need that closeness. Whether it be a family you are born into or one that you build. It’s a need. And watching these 3 become one was so beautiful.
This is a great story and a fabulous addition to an already brilliant series. Can’t wait for more!

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