Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Fire and Fog by Andrew Grey


Carlisle police officer Dwayne knows what Robin is doing the moment he lays eyes on the young man at Bronco’s club. But he doesn’t know that, like him, Robin also comes from a family who cast him out for being gay, or that he’s still lugging around the pain of that rejection. Robin leaves the club, and soon after Dwayne decides to as well—and is close by when things between Robin and his client turn violent.

When Dwayne finds out Robin is the victim of a scam that lost him his apartment, he can’t leave Robin to fend for himself on the streets. Despite Dwayne’s offer of help and even opening up his home, it’s hard for Robin to trust anything good. The friendship between them grows, and just as the two men start warming up to each other, Robin’s sister passes away, naming Robin to care for her son. Worse yet, their pasts creep back in to tear down the family and sense of belonging both of them long for.

Will their fledgling romance dissipate like fog in the sun before it has a chance to burn bright?

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Book 6
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆
M/M Romance
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Dwayne and Robin are somewhat of an odd couple. Dwayne is trying to make his own way, to get out from underneath what his parents want for him and find his own happiness. Robin is struggling to find his own place in the world. He's been kicked out by his mom and step-dad and finds himself in a very bad situation.

Where this story goes is somewhat predictable and in the end, that's what I struggled with the most. It was that man meets man, they share their troubles, something tragic happens, and a family is sprouted. I think that's where the story went wrong for me. I didn't really see any chemistry between Dwayne and Robin – it was almost insta-lust and then a relationship happened.

Overall, this was a decent story, but I found it lacking in the usual Grey chemistry and heat.


Rachael☆☆☆
I looked forward to this book since I enjoyed the other stories in this series so much, but, sadly, this one just wasn't as good to me.

I loved Dwayne. He was such a good guy who always wanted to do the right thing, not just because of his job, but because it was who he was deep down. Sometimes he made decisions that were a bit out there, but they fit his big loving heart.

Robin was sort of middle of the road for me. I never really connected to him because he just sort of seemed to be all over the place. Sometimes I really liked him and sometimes I didn't. He brought all this drama into Dwayne's life and while I felt like those situations are what made the relationship work, it also felt like things moved at warp speed and there was no time for them to really develop any real feelings to each other that would really support the promises they were making.

All in all the story was fairly predictable, the writing was good, but I just didn't like the characters or the insta-feelings that seemed to sprout from nowhere. Not one of my favorites of Andrew Grey.


Also Available in the Carlisle Cops Series

Book 5
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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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Fire and Fog (Carlisle Cops #6) by Andrew Grey to read and review.

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