Title: Fire and Snow
Series: Carlisle Cops 04
Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: Randy Fuller
Genre: Contemporary, Men in uniform
Length: 6 hrs, 37 mins
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (15th July 2016)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Fisher Moreland has been cast out of his family because they can no longer deal with his issues. Fisher is bipolar and living day to day, trying to manage his condition, but he hasn’t always had much control over his life and has self-medicated with whatever he could find.
JD Burnside has been cut off from his family because of a scandal back home. He moved to Carlisle, but brought his Southern charm and warmth along with him. When he sees Fisher on a park bench on a winter’s night, he invites Fisher to join him and his friends for a late-night meal.
At first Fisher doesn’t know what to make of JD, but he slowly comes out of his shell. And when Fisher’s job is threatened because of a fire, JD’s support and care is more than Fisher ever thought he could expect. But when people from Fisher’s past turn up in town at the center of a resurgent drug epidemic, Fisher knows they could very well sabotage his budding relationship with JD.
Review: To me, one of the only things better than reading an Andrew Grey book is listening to the audio book. This is particularly true while reading Carlisle Cops series because listening to Randy Fuller’s narration of Andrew’s words is just sublime.
This is book 4 in the Carlisle Cops series but can be read/ heard as a standalone book. Personally, though, I think that you should go through the entire series. Honestly, though, I have got so much more enjoyment from this series in audio than I did when I started reading it.
Fire and Snow sees us meeting JD Burnside, a cop, and Fisher Moreland, who has had a rough go at life and making the best despite his mental health issues. First off, I really need to say, I enjoyed the realism and sensitivity that Andrew Grey used while dealing with Fisher’s bipolar and traumatic brain injury. This is just one reason why this story was just so damn enjoyable. However, Fisher isn’t the only person with problems. JD’s problems come in the form of his less than understanding family, mostly his mother, and a bigoted hometown that he had no choice but to escape.
JD and Fisher are very different but they need each other, not only to love, but to help each other heal. It is through JD that Fisher finds new strength and I just loved that part. Things take dark and dangerous turns as Grey weaves his magic with his words. And as I said before, Randy Fuller just makes the story all the more enjoyable.