Title: Fire and Obsidian (Carlisle Deputies #4)
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 7th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance
Page Count: 189 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.25 stars out of 5
A Carlisle Deputies Novel
Can a couple be more opposite than a thief and a cop? Or do they have more in common than they think?
Mattias Dumont stole to survive. He was damn good at it. But there’s no such thing as a victimless crime, and when he saw how his theft hurt people, he resolved to change. Now he works as a consultant, and while helping to investigate a rash of burglaries, he crosses paths with James.
Police Officer James Levinson doesn’t trust thieves, and that includes Mattias. James’s father stole to support himself, and James knows firsthand how that can destroy lives—it inspired him to go into law enforcement. Mattias is no different, from what he can tell… at first.
As they work together, Mattias and James realize there’s something deeper between them than just the physical attraction neither can deny. Given time, they might even grow to trust each other—unless the case they’re working on dredges up pasts both would rather forget.
In this latest installment in the Carlisle Deputies series, Andrew Grey introduces Mattias, a reformed thief who now assists police as a consultant.
When a string of burglaries occur Mattias is hired to consult on the case. Mattias is partnered with James, but James has good reason not to trust a thief, even if he is retired.
“This case is hitting close to home for both of us.”
The longer they work together, the closer they become, and their attraction to each other grows. Inevitably, they come together, but neither is sure if this new relationship can last, and the case gets more complicated and the danger keeps growing.
Sounds awesome, right? So why didn’t I like it? I really don’t know. I’m a fan of the series. Andrew Grey is who I usually pick up for a good comfort read. He’s my go to when I want a sweet, uncomplicated, lovely read.
Something was missing for me. I wasn’t invested, I didn’t connect to the characters or story, there was a definite eyebrow raise at the coincidental ex machina moment, and the pacing on this was so slow for me. It’s taken me almost three weeks to read this. I just…kept putting it down and would have to force myself to pick it up again. It didn’t work for me this time, but I’m a fan and I’ll definitely read the next book.
Dual POV, light steam, and a happy ending.