Fire and Granite (Belen’s Review)

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: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 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.

When the psycho who blames Judge Andrew Phillips for his conviction escapes custody and makes his intentions for revenge known through calls and texts, Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Brown is assigned to Andrew’s 24/7 protection.

Clay and Andrew have locked horns in the past, both are control freaks, and have clashed mainly because they’ve both been fighting their attraction to one another. Now the two are forced to spend time together and they quickly realize how much they have in common, how much they actually like each other, and they quickly begin to fall in love.

When Andrew’s sister is hospitalized he ends up with temporary custody of his four and six year old niece and nephew. But the fugitive bent on revenge is closing in no matter where they hide, which means the stakes grow even higher for Clay to protect the man, and children, who quickly make a place in his heart.

Sweet, suspenseful, and easy to read I sped through Fire and Granite quickly. I loved that we not only got to meet new characters, but also got to check in with some other characters from Grey’s Carlisle Cops series in this too.

All in all a fun, quick read with dual POV and a very happy ending. I’m looking forward to more in the series.

Carlisle Deputies Series

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