Fire and Water

Fire and Water

by Andrew Grey


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Officer Red Markham knows about the ugly side of life after a car accident left him scarred and his parents dead. His job policing the streets of Carlisle, PA, only adds to the ugliness, and lately, drug overdoses have been on the rise. One afternoon, Red is dispatched to the local Y for a drowning accident involving a child. Arriving on site, he finds the boy rescued by lifeguard Terry Baumgartner. Of course, Red isn’t surprised when gorgeous Terry won’t give him and his ugly mug the time of day.

Overhearing one of the officers comment about him being shallow opens Terry’s eyes. Maybe he isn’t as kindhearted as he always thought. His friend Julie suggests he help those less fortunate by delivering food to the elderly. On his route he meets outspoken Margie, a woman who says what’s on her mind. Turns out, she’s Officer Red’s aunt.

Red and Terry’s worlds collide as Red tries to track the source of the drugs and protect Terry from an ex-boyfriend who won’t take no for an answer. Together they might discover a chance for more than they expected—if they can see beyond what’s on the surface.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632163585
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press, LLC
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Series: Carlisle Cops Series , #1
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Andrew Grey 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 all over the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and now works full-time on his writing. Andrew received the RWA Centennial Award in 2017. His 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 husband. Andrew currently lives in beautiful historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Email: Website:

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Fire and Water 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love that the characters became more real as you read on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wud love to see another story with them in the future and what happens to James.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a sweet and sexy read! Absolutely loved both Terry and Red's characters and though Terry started off so very shallow, he changed throughout the story. He fell in love with Red because of who Red was, not because of how he looked. It was refreshing reading about what is obviously a strong, alpha like Red but who was also insecure because of his scars, which I feel made him the beautiful person he was! Truly enjoyed this read, it was a little repetitive with Terry acting out all the time and Red apologizing, I didn't like that, but at the end of the day it was a very sweet story.. SR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved these characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written. Great story..
AGoodell More than 1 year ago
This is a story about finding self growth, being self aware and learning to love, again. Red is a local police officer, that during his last year of high school was in a horrible car accident that killed his parents and permanently scared him physically and mentally. Now in his thirties he resigned himself to a lonely life of all work and no play, just not wanting to have to deal with all the pitting comments and looks from everyone knew he meets. Until he meets Terry, Terry is a younger, hotter and self absorbed as anyone can get. But as soon as these two meet, you can really feel the connection. Even though they both are fighting it, you can’t fight fate. The when the ex boyfriend show up on the scene and starts making Terry’s life miserable and Red, jumps into possessive mode, watch out. The match making Aunt and BFF is also a nice touch. I liked that we incorporated the night club from Bronco Boy’s into the story and making Bull friends. And having both of those stories/series involving drugs and higher up in the drug food chains, I wonder if we are getting a grand finale with a drug lord show down? I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review by Crystals Many review
donniedarkogirl More than 1 year ago
I haven't read too many M/M romances but plan to start, and Andrew Grey is a wonderful author for me to start with. Fire and Water is just one of many books he has written, and I definitely plan on reading more of his novels. When I checked out his page on Goodreads, I was impressed with the number of books he's written! I'm so glad to have been introduced to this author.  Red is a delicate soul which sharply contrasts with his hardened physical build and presence. He's such a good guy and has faced terrible tragedy with losing his parents and dealing with people's reactions to his disfigured face. He's been living an isolated life, keeping his distance from other people out of fear they'll judge him based on his appearance, which most do.  Terry is younger than Red and less experienced in life overall. He's left a bad relationship behind him, but his ex just won't let go. He's extremely attractive and knows it, using his looks so far to get what he wants in life. Once he meets Red however, he begins to question the choices he's made.  Red and Terry make a good match, cheesy at times, but I thought they were good for each other with Terry bringing out a braver side of Red and Red bringing out a less judgmental side of Terry. I enjoyed Fire and Water quite a bit and would have have rated it higher than a four but felt the characters rushed into a physical relationship before they got to know each other. I had been hoping their attraction would simmer for a while longer while they learned more about one another.  I love Andrew Grey's writing style and am looking forward to delving into more of his titles. I recommend Fire and Water to anyone who enjoys M/M romance and to anyone who is looking to start reading the genre as long as you don't mind the characters jumping into a physical relationship. I think you'll agree with me that Andrew Grey is an author you'll want to read more of like I do. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
RaeZRyans More than 1 year ago
I have a soft spot for police officers. Okay, maybe more than a soft spot. What can I say? I love men in uniforms. Overall I found it a satisfying read. Some bits were humorous where I'm not sure if they were intended as such, but I'll admit that I'm used to a more heated romance with my M/M reads. This was sweet and cheesy at times, especially in the bedroom, but that is a personal taste. "Take me to the moon," is still one that cracks me up but in a warm and fuzzy way. It was cute and a nice change. A modern Beauty and the Beast type retelling, which I hadn't expected. I was drawn in to Red, our beast. I loved his character, and felt that he was done well. Terry, eh, I didn't dislike him, but some of the stuff he suggested made me feel like he was a little controlling, which is expected after learning about his past. Still, I believe it was the lack of response or acknowledgement from Red that he was making those changes for him and not for a man. We're taught never to change for another, and it seemed like Red changed for Terry and not himself. *I received a copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
NovelLoverSB More than 1 year ago
Andrew's books keep getting better and better!
amylynnTX More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Andrew Grey's book have not disappointed me yet. Always a great story! 
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
Shallowness can work both ways and most of us tend to forget that but with the characters of Red and Terry, the author reminds us of that fact.  In the beginning, Terry is the type of shallow that we all think of when we hear the word, put simply beauty is on the outside only but after he meets Red, he begins to change or at least the person he was once upon a time begins to resurface.  With Red, we have the kind of shallowness that almost works in reverse.  Red still believes that beauty is only skin deep and because of those beliefs he is certain that he will never find love because of the scars he wears.  Together they begin to realize how wrong they have both been, but is it enough for the pair to find true happiness?  For that answer you'll have to read Fire & Water for yourself, trust me you will want to find the answer because not only is it a great read, you just might find something out about yourself too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am here.