Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

by Andrew Grey

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Carlisle Cops: Book Two Carter Schunk is a dedicated police officer with a difficult past and a big heart. When he’s called to a domestic disturbance, he finds a fatally injured woman, and a child, Alex, who is in desperate need of care. Child Services is called, and the last man on earth Carter wants to see walks through the door. Carter had a fling with Donald a year ago and found him as cold as ice since it ended. Donald (Ice) Ickle has had a hard life he shares with no one, and he’s closed his heart to all. It’s partly to keep himself from getting hurt and partly the way he deals with a job he’s good at, because he does what needs to be done without getting emotionally involved. When he meets Carter again, he maintains his usual distance, but Carter gets under his skin, and against his better judgment, Donald lets Carter guilt him into taking Alex when there isn’t other foster care available. Carter even offers to help care for the boy. Donald has a past he doesn’t want to discuss with anyone, least of all Carter, who has his own past he’d just as soon keep to himself. But it’s Alex’s secrets that could either pull them together or rip them apart—secrets the boy isn’t able to tell them and yet could be the key to happiness for all of them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632164605
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Publication date: 05/25/2015
Series: Carlisle Cops Series , #2
Edition description: First Edition,First edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 420,818
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Andrew Grey is the author of nearly 100 works of Contemporary Gay Romantic fiction. After twenty-seven years in corporate America, he has now settled down in Central Pennsylvania with his husband, Dominic, and his laptop. An interesting ménage. Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He is a recipient of the RWA Centennial Award, has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and now writes full-time. Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing). He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Fire and Ice 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
From the moment Carter finds the scared little boy who is locked in the attic, you can't help but fall in love with little Alex and his rescuer too.  Once again the author takes a very tragic crime and create characters and a story that warms your heart and helps to remind us that the risk of a broken heart is well worth opening your heart.  Without taking that risk the only thing you're guaranteeing yourself is that your heart will harden and you'll end up alone.  Donald has his reasons, or at least reasons he sees as worth it, for hardening his heart but with the help of a former one weekend stand and a damaged little boy he begins to realize that he's been living a very solitude lifestyle and that's not really living at all.  As is with many series where each installment centers around a different couple, I had a little trouble at first letting go of Red and Terry from Fire & Water but it only took less than a chapter  for me to get hooked on Carter, Donald, and little Alex.
Anya_Millar More than 1 year ago
This story begins with heartbreak. Alex is orphaned removed from an attic, an abusive and destructive “home” and taken in by one very reluctant social worker, Donald ‘Ice’ Ickle. But what unfolds is anything but your usual romance. I don’t want to give too much away as this is such a special and moving story…. What happens when you mix two men that want one another, but aren’t together, a child in desperate need of love and hope, and a secret or two? That’s what happens when Carter guilts Donald into taking little Alex in so he doesn’t have to go into foster care—the kind when there are no homes available right away. The treasure of the story is watching as the two men grow both as characters and as caregivers. As their care turns to love, their passion to permanency. Both men are hurt before the story starts, but little Alex just might have the keys to saving them all. This is a story that touches the heart as well as heats the blood. I hope we see more of the Carlisle Cops in the future! If you love love, romance, passion, and a reluctant hero, then this is the perfect read!
AGoodell More than 1 year ago
Disclaimer: This books reference child porn and child abuse. I may have missed this disclaimer from DSP. But that’s what this whole story is based upon and it’s important to know that, I didn’t. Maybe because I listen to this one instead of read, and I did feel like it wasn’t the right narrator for this story, I couldn’t get involved with either one of these people. I just wanted to tell Carter, stop whining, if Donald only wanted a weekend then so be it! (don’t let anyone tell you different, Mr. Grey sure knows how to write a whining character.) I get why Carter wanted to break Donald’s shell and I completely understand why Donald has the shell but I just didn’t seem to muster the enthusiasm to care. The fact that a five year abused child is the one that in fact brings these two together or helps them see there true selves or true feelings should tell you how rocky the relationship is formed. The tender care and love Carter and Alex show is heart melting and just brilliantly done. The narrator, this is the second time I’ve heard this gentleman and both times I’ve felt like he’s telling the wrong story. He reminds me of someone that should be talking about cowboys, and ranches not late twenties early thirty somethings with an abused children Book 3 Narrator 2 Overall 3 I was given a copy of this audio in exchange for an honest review by Crystal Many reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago