Fire and Hail : Carlisle Cops

  • by Andrew Grey
  • Narrated by Randy Fuller
  • Series: Carlisle Cops
  • 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Brock Ferguson knew he might run into his ex-boyfriend, Vincent Geraldini, when he took his first job as a police officer in Carlisle. Vincent's attitude during a routine traffic stop reminds Brock why their relationship didn't last.
What Brock doesn't expect is finding two scared children in the trunk of a Corvette. He's also surprised to learn the kids' mother is Vincent's sister. But his immediate concern is the safety of the two children, Abey and Penny, and he offers to comfort and care for them when their mother is taken into custody.
Vincent is also shocked to learn what his sister has done. For the sake of the kids, he and Brock bury the hatchet - and soon find they have much more in common than they realized. With Abey and Penny's help, they grow closer, until the four of them start to feel like a family. But Vincent's sister and her boyfriend - an equal-opportunity jerk - could tear down everything they're trying to build.


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Easy romance with just enough action and conflict

Fire and Hail was a nice second-chance romance with solid characters and a good story. Though this is the fifth book in the Carlisle Cops series and there are some appearances of past leading characters, it can easily be a standalone. Rookie cop Brock pulls over his college-ex, Vinnie, for speeding in the opening scene. The unresolved tension is immediately apparent but nothing comes of it until the two are again thrust into each other’s life when Brock responds to another call involving Vinnie’s niece and nephew later that same day. Things are set into motion quickly from there but the pacing never felt rushed or details glazed over. The men dealing with the frightened children makes for a very sweet romance highlighting how loving Brock and Vinnie are for the reader as well as each other, and I couldn’t help but wish for them to have a happy ending. The romance is nicely paced, not rushing into things but fairly straight forward. There is some residual hurt from the previous relationship to work through and I liked how the characters approached that aspect. It felt honest, but not drawn out or overly dramatized because the couple talks rather openly about their feelings and what they want moving forward. This was a comfortable romance, low angst with just enough conflict to keep me engaged. There are a few different conflicts and subplots running the course of the story involving Brock’s police work, the children’s rescue and Vinnie fostering them, and even introducing an unsavory ex of Brock. The action scenes were handled smoothly and definitely peaked my interest by including some twists and unexpected connections.

I’d consider Fire and Hail a lighter read in general. It deals with child endangerment, but it isn’t overly intense or specific in that area or in the police pursuit and apprehension scenes. The characters, Vinnie’s niece and nephew, and the romance between Brock and Vinnie are definitely the stars here, with the police element playing more of a secondary role. The audiobook features Randy Fuller as narrator and it paired well with the story. He had good diction, a comfortable rhythm, and read with emotion appropriate to the scene and characters, making this a nice, easy listen. I’d definitely recommend this to fans of the author or those looking for a second chance romance that isn’t angst-ridden.

*Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*
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- A T

Carlisle Cops sound like Guys....

Ok, the stories are predictable, good guys win in the end ... I like that.
Reviews on the whole are subjective, so I usually don't try to endorse one book over another and I never trash a title even if it didn't appeal to my tastes...

So with that stated...., the narrator, voice actor, or what ever the PC title is for the nonce ... works for me.

He actually sounds like a policeman, at least the few I've met either as MP's or civilian policemen when circumstances demanded.

So for the gay Guys out there who don't sound like we could fit on "Will and Grace" either in style or voice.....

You may find these short and quasi predictable stories enjoyable.

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- pj

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-23-2017
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC