Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Fire and Rain
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Carlisle Cops #3
Heroes: Josten Applewhite/Kip Rogers
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 180 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 11, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Since the death of their mother, Josten Applewhite has done what he’s had to do to take care of his little brother and keep their small family together. But in an instant, a stroke of bad luck tears down what little home he’s managed to build, and Jos and Isaac end up on the streets.
That’s where Officer Kip Rogers finds them, and even though he knows he should let the proper authorities handle things, he cannot find it in his heart to turn them away, going so far as to invite them to stay in his home until they get back on their feet. With the help of Kip and his friends, Jos starts to rebuild his life. But experience has taught him nothing comes for free, and the generosity seems too good to be true—just like everything about Kip.
Kip’s falling hard for Jos, and he likes the way Jos and Isaac make his big house feel like a home. But their arrangement can’t be permanent, not with Jos set on making his own way. Then a distant relative emerges, determined to destroy Jos’s family, and Kip knows Jos needs him—even if he’s not ready to admit it.
Review: Kip is a police officer who finds a young man and his much younger brother hiding in a doorway during a terrible rainstorm. The young man is Jos, recently homeless due to an apartment scam.
Jos is wary of help of any kind and determined to do right by his brother, Isaac, by himself. When Kip opens his home to Jos, little does he know he’ll be opening his heart, as well.
Jos has an aunt who is after Isaac for some inexplicable reason and determined to prove Jos incapable of parenting.
Kip and his friends (from the previous books in the series) help Jos land on his feet and fight for Isaac. Kip and Jos eventually find themselves in love.
This is one of those happily sentimental and sappy series full of Hallmark moments. Underdogs making their way to the top. True love conquering all. Kids, family and home. Do-gooders all around. Happily Ever Afters abounding!
Andrew Grey gives us another wonderful addition to his Fire and Ice series. Fans will surely love Kip and Jos as a couple!
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*