Title: Rekindled Flame (Rekindled Flame #1)
Author: Andrew Grey and Michael Pauley (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: July 3rd 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Rekindled Flame: Book One
Firefighter Morgan has worked hard to build a home for himself after a nomadic childhood. When Morgan is called to a fire, he finds the family out front, but their tenant still inside. He rescues Richard Smalley, who turns out to be an old friend he hasn’t seen in years and the one person he regretted leaving behind.
Richard has had a hard life. He served in the military, where he lost the use of his legs, and has been struggling to make his way since coming home. Now that he no longer has a place to live, Morgan takes him in, but when someone attempts to set fire to Morgan’s house, they both become suspicious and wonder what’s going on.
Years ago Morgan was gutted when he moved away, leaving Richard behind, so he’s happy to pick things up where they left off. But now that Richard seems to be the target of an arsonist, he may not be the safest person to be around.
An enjoyable hurt/comfort romance mixed with a bit of mystery and suspense.
Firefighter Morgan never forgot his old friend Richard. They were both the first they told about their feelings for other boys, their first kiss, and first love. When Morgan pulls an unconscious ex-Marine in a wheelchair out from a burning house he never imagines it could be his old friend Richie.
Richie is in a dark place – after losing the use of this legs oversees and getting discharged from the Marines – it all has left him questioning what it is that he’s supposed to do. After the fire, right when he’s lost literally almost everything he owns, Morgan shows up and is determined to help him. With or without Richie’s approval.
What Richie needs is a good kick in the attitude and Morgan is more than happy to do it. They also need to figure out why and who is setting veterans’ houses on fire.
I enjoy Andrey Grey’s books because they’re usually very tender, emotional, and affectionate. While the ones I’ve read so far have been pretty low steam, I love the way Grey takes on characters living with disabilities like paraplegia, deafness, or blindness and how everyone gets a happy ending regardless of ableness.
Rekindled Flame is narrated by Michael Pauley. I liked his pacing, and how each character has a distinctive voice, with most characters having pretty straight-forward American accents, with the exception of Morgan’s friend, Angus, who has an interesting Scottish burr. The narration is easy to listen to and enjoyable.