One 5 Star and Two 4 Star Reviews for Fire and Rain (Carlisle Cops, #3) by Andrew Grey #M/M #Romance @andrewgreybooks

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Title: Fire and Rain (Carlisle Cops, #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: January 11th 2016- 180 pages

Synopsis

Carlisle Cops: Book Three

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.

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fourstars

Josten is trying to take care of his little brother the best that he can after his mother died. But they are kicked out of their apartment when Josten loses his job, that is where he meets officer Kip who helps them.

I did really like these two men together and this story, the only thing I would have liked is to have known what happened with the aunt. That felt a little to unfinished to me but other than that I liked how caring Kip was of Josten and his little brother. I also really liked Josten’s character too. The way he tried so hard to take care of his brother even through all the hard times.

I loved how this author wrote this story and these characters. There was steam in this book and some angst too.

So I will leave this review with…. I really liked this book and would recommend it!

Kara

FiveStars

I have not read any of the previous stories in this series, but I LOVED this one.  I am usually a huge fan of Grey stories in general and this one didn’t disappoint.

Jos, Adam and Kip make a wonderful trio.  I loved how devoted Jos is to Adam.  It makes me so happy to see a brother taking care – as much as possible.

Kip meets these two at their worst and not only is he non-judgmental, he is compassionate and caring instead.  It broke my heart how skittish Jos was.

The story was not heavy on the romance, but the gently guidance of friendship, trust and eventually love was written well.  Nothing seemed rushed or off balance and the secondary characters helped to create an overall methodical feeling for the story.

I also really enjoyed the back story of his grandfather.  You could feel the love that Jos had for his grandfather and how much mutual respect they had for each other.  Again, such a sad story, but it made Jos the man he is today.

Finally, the wench of an aunt – Kathy – while she was a character I loved to hate, Grey wrote her beautifully.  She melded to the story well and even though she wasn’t my favorite, she certainly added to the story.

I would love to read the previous stories and any more that come from Andrew Grey.

AvidReader

 FourStars

This is book 3 of the Carlisle Cops series…
Okay, I’m gonna admit that I haven’t even read the first 2, but that’s because I wasn’t aware of them til I saw this. And it’s an Andrew Grey book so I couldn’t pass it up.
Book 3 is about Officer Kip, who just got out of a bad relationship with a soul sucking twink. He’s out on patrol when he gets sent to check out someone sleeping in front of a store. That someone was Josten and his little brother. They’ve been recently kicked out their home by a slum lord and had no where else to go since Josten had also lost his job.
I was cheering for this couple because they both needed each other so badly. They each had what the other wanted/needed and together they made a family. Not perfect, but a family anyway. I’m glad that they didn’t start boinking each other’s brains out as soon as they met. I would have been like “eeeeeh, no.” I like Andrew Grey’s books cause they’re more realistic than most.
The only thing I didn’t much like was Josten’s attitude in the beginning. Yeah, I got that he was down on his luck, he didn’t want to be separated from his brother, but come on…his brother was like what? 4? 5? That kid shouldn’t have been in the streets. He should have thought of his brother’s safety and well being first, and if they had to get separated for a little while until Josten got his life back in order, than so be it. Still, I got that he was just scared so I couldn’t hate him for trying to keep his brother with him. I kinda think he should have looked up more resources to begin with. There are a lot of programs out there for single parents.
Ah well, I liked the story. Liked Kip.
Cookie

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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 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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