Title: Fire and Granite (Carlisle Deputies #2)
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 10, 2018
Genre(s): Mystery/Suspense, Romance
Page Count: 186
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
A Carlisle Deputies Novel
The heat is growing from the inside, but danger is building on the outside.
Judge Andrew Phillips runs a tight ship in his courtroom. He’s tough, and when he hands down a sentence, he expects to be obeyed. So when a fugitive named Harper escapes and threatens his life, Andrew isn’t keen on twenty-four/seven protection… especially not from Deputy Clay Brown. They have a past, one that could cause problems in their careers.
But with Clay assigned to Andrew and the two of them together every minute, there’s nowhere to hide from their attraction—or from the fact that there’s much more than chemistry blooming between them. As the threat intensifies, Clay knows he’ll do anything it takes to protect the people who are taking their places in his heart: Andrew and his young niece and nephew.
Wow this started with a bang as Clay, one of heroes finds himself in the middle of jailbreak. I had my eyes peeled from that moment on. I can safely say that I wasn’t expecting action to start quite so soon!
The author has also managed to drop hints about Clay’s past which only intrigued me more.
Jail break turns out to have reaching consequences as the prisoners threatens judge Andrew and Clay is assigned to protect him.
Clay and Andrew don’t like each other but it doesn’t stop them from lusting after one another. I love a little tension mixed with desire between heroes. The story moves along nicely and the dog was simply adorable. Once they are forced in close proximity Andrew and Clay discover they have things in common so their relationship develops naturally.
I was less impressed with second part of the book, Andrew’s family emergency and Clay’s absolute acceptance. It seemed like too much too fast so it ended up a bit unrealistic for me. It is however, written well and didn’t deter me from reading.
So if you’re on a hunt for exciting book without much angst with solid relationship development, this is a good choice.