Book Reviews

Fire and Flint (Carlisle Deputies 1) by Andrew Grey at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Officers of the Law / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 09-July-2018

Book Blurb

Jordan Erichsohn suspects something is rotten about his boss, Judge Crawford. Unfortunately he has nowhere to turn and doubts anyone will believe his claims—least of all the handsome deputy, Pierre Ravelle, who has been assigned to protect the judge after he received threatening letters. The judge has a long reach, and if he finds out Jordan’s turned on him, he might impede Jordan adopting his son, Jeremiah.


When Jordan can no longer stay silent, he gathers his courage and tells Pierre what he knows. To his surprise and relief, Pierre believes him, and Jordan finds an ally… and maybe more. Pierre vows to do what it takes to protect Jordan and Jeremiah and see justice done. He’s willing to fight for the man he’s growing to love and the family he’s starting to think of as his own. But Crawford is a powerful and dangerous enemy, and he’s not above ripping apart everything Jordan and Pierre are trying to build in order to save himself….


Book Review

Since I really liked the ‘Carlisle Cops’ series, a spin-off that focuses on the sheriff’s deputies had my attention by definition, and I am glad to say that this first book is everything I hoped for. Complicated characters with a secret or two, an intense plot with lots of suspense, quite a few twists and turns, and a wonderful romance for hardworking paralegal Jordan and gorgeous deputy Pierre. And as an extra “bonus” some of the characters from ‘Carlisle Cops’ are back, as are my favorite settings – Café Belgie top among them. As far as I am concerned, that makes this novel a winner!

Jordan has a lot on his plate. He is a paralegal working for a very strict judge, but he has found some very worrying files that make him think the judge is not as law-abiding as he seems. Going up against a judge, especially one with such excellent standing in the community is not easy, and Jordan has a lot to lose. He is about to adopt Jeremiah, a four-year-old boy in remission from leukemia and in need of all the love he can get. The conflict between needing to do what is right to avoid more people being incorrectly sentenced and protecting Jeremiah almost tears Jordan apart.

Pierre is a great deputy with a definite sense of what is right and wrong. He is put on protective duty when the judge receives threatening letters and is also in charge of the investigation. Pierre falls for Jordan as soon as they meet, loves Jeremiah on sight, and is willing to do whatever is necessary to protect both father and son. But Pierre is as aware as Jordan that there are certain legal restrictions against impeaching a judge as well as stringent requirements for evidence. Luckily Pierre is the man who knows how to come up with a plan and whom to involve in the fight for justice.

If you like your romance with a dose of legal shenanigans, if you want to see how two strangers learn to trust and love each other, and if you’re looking for a read that is as entertaining as it is suspenseful, then you will probably like this novel as much as I do. Stellar start for a new series!





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Additional Information

Format ebook, print and audio
Length Novel, 200 pages/63403 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 08-December-2017
Price $6.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback, $14.99 bundle, $19.95 audiobook
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