Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Release Day Review ~ Fire and Fog (Carlisle Cops #6) by Andrew Grey (Giveaway)

Title: Fire and Fog
Series: Carlisle Cops: Book Six
Author: Andrew Grey
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 200

Carlisle police officer Dwayne knows what Robin is doing the moment he lays eyes on the young man at Bronco’s club. But he doesn’t know that, like him, Robin also comes from a family who cast him out for being gay, or that he’s still lugging around the pain of that rejection. Robin leaves the club, and soon after Dwayne decides to as well—and is close by when things between Robin and his client turn violent.
When Dwayne finds out Robin is the victim of a scam that lost him his apartment, he can’t leave Robin to fend for himself on the streets. Despite Dwayne’s offer of help and even opening up his home, it’s hard for Robin to trust anything good. The friendship between them grows, and just as the two men start warming up to each other, Robin’s sister passes away, naming Robin to care for her son. Worse yet, their pasts creep back in to tear down the family and sense of belonging both of them long for.
Will their fledgling romance dissipate like fog in the sun before it has a chance to burn bright?

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Fire and Fog is Book 6 in Andrew Grey's Carlisle Cops. Personally, I find series more enjoyable when I start from the beginning and read them in the appropriate order. I know not everyone feels this is necessary and though they're wrong, we all must choose what works best for us. :) If you want to skip the other five terrific books in this series, you could get away with just reading this one without a lot of issue. There are characters from previous books in this book, and little bits of their story mentioned, but you would survive. But, really, this is a fantastic series and you'll love all of them!

I love the men of Carlisle; they're loving, supportive, open-minded, considerate and all about family in whatever shape that comes. Dwayne is the same type of man and fits into the Carlisle police force perfectly. And, just like the men in the previous stories, his behavior of being a nice guy means he rescues Robin twice in one night. Robin got more than he bargained for when he left the club with a guy, trying to make money to eat. Then when Dwayne takes him home, it turns out that Robin is now homeless because of a rental scam. Dwayne does the only thing he can do and takes Robin home to sleep on his couch. And what's supposed to be just one night, turns into more as the men of Carlisle help Robin get on his feet again. Though at first Robin comes across as a little helpless, he really did just need a boost and support. He's not interested in being saved by anyone, but is willing to take help when offered. And at first glance, Robin and Dwayne are opposites, but they both lack the support of family and they're building a new life away from that family.

I really liked Dwayne and Robin; and though their relationship doesn't take long to develop, it didn't feel like it was an instalove story when reading it. There were some elements that were pretty predictable, and I kept thinking throughout the story, please don't let the bad guys be who I think they're going to be. The bad guys were who I thought they were. I saw that coming from early on, and it cleaned up the story nicely, but it was just too predictable. And, I love that most of the men in this story have children, but man, can we go about it an easier way? 😊 I'll admit, this part of the storyline broke my heart and made me cry, but I kept thinking Robin could use her around. And, one thing that seemed a little wrong to me, was that Robin couldn't live with his sister, a single mom who struggled, but in reality, she had it together more than anyone else in this story. He totally could have stayed with her and she would have whipped his life into shape in no time at all!

If you haven't read this series, you really should do so! The whole series is fantastic, and I love reading about the family being built in Carlisle!

Rating: 4.5 stars!

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  1. I love series as long as we don't have to wait to long for the next book

  2. I like both types of serials. Although if they are standalone, I like it best if there is some kind of connection between the books.

  3. I like both types. colby69@verizon.net

  4. It's a diificult question as I do love series books and standalone too!

  5. Congrats and thanks for the post. If it's a series, I generally prefer that the author take advantage of that and build a story arc and relationship over time. - Purple Reader,
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  6. Both although I'm more likely to read a standalone than a series since I can go through them quicker and they are complete with just the one book.

  7. Either way is fine with me. But I need to know there's an "end game" for series because if it's too long, I tend to get bored.