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 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 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.
Andrew Grey knew what he was doing when he wrote this book. I have to say that all the suspense of not knowing what was going to happen and when kept me reading this book to the very end.
Andrew is a judge in his town and at the moment he is worried about the threats made on his life. One of the men that Andrew previously saw in his court has escaped and has made it very clear he is after Andrew and will get him at all costs. So the police have placed a detective with Andrew to try and keep him safe until the convict is caught.
Clay is the detective assigned to guard Andrew. Clay was not sure about being placed on this detail for a few reasons. First is the fact that when the man in question escaped, Harper, Clay was one of the officers that was escorting him to the courthouse for another appearance. Second, Harper is a distant cousin of his from the side of the family that no one has anything to do with. So he did not want to be blamed for helping him in any sort of way. And third is, since he has known Andrew, he has been attracted to him. So maybe he is not the right person for this job.
Regardless of being the right person or not, Clay has a job to do. When things start to really heat up with Harper and the threats he is making towards Andrew, Clay knows he will do whatever is needed to keep Andrew safe. And when Andrew’s niece and nephew are thrown into the works, Clay realizes the true meaning of “any means necessary”.
This book was a good read. There is a lot of action and even more suspense. Andrew Grey did an incredible job on this book. I loved every moment of everything going on in this book. I cannot wait till the next book in this series comes out so I can read it.