Title: Fire and Granite
Series: Carlisle Deputies 02
Author: Andrew Grey
Genre: Mystery, Crime
Length: Novel (200pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (10th July 2018)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: 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.
Review: Each book in the Carlisle Deputies collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.
Judge Phillips and Deputy Clay have always butted heads and never really got along. So much so that one would think that they would kill each other if stuck in a room together for more than an hour. Then Andrew is threatened by a man he sent to prison and who had escaped. So Clay was sent in to protect him. To top it off his sister tried to kill herself and now he was stuck with two little ones on top of hiding out.
Clay has always thought that the Judge was hot but a pain in the ass. Now they were going to be stuck together twenty-four-seven. His job was to protect but it looks like thing might go in a different direction, at least for them.
I have always loved these type of stories and this author seems to be the best one out there. Adventure, excitement, fascination, hot sexy times, danger and so much more is what you will find in this book. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. It gave me everything I could want in a book and so much more. The characters were a blast to read about and I enjoyed their story. I would have loved to hear what would happen to the kids in the end, but it still ended perfectly.
I would definitely recommend this story and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.