“Fire and Hail” by Andrew Grey features a delicious duo in a second-chance-at-love story that plays out against the backdrop of a sobering complication involving two delightful children. The immediate connection between Vincent and his niece and nephew is heartwarming, although I thought his facility at integrating two young children into his lifestyle was a little hard to believe.
It was fascinating to watch sexy cop Brock melt into a puddle over the two kids and their experience, and wonderful to watch his relationship with Vincent intensify. There are sobering events that underscore the need to take advantage of the opportunities offered while one is able to and a bittersweet and unexpected resolution to one of the main conflicts in the book.
Although this book is part of a series, and there are cameos by characters who I surmise are featured in previous books, I had no problem reading this as a stand-alone story. I definitely am interested in reading other books by this author and have added him to my list of those to be on the lookout for!
This contemporary m/m romance is Book 5 of the ‘Carlisle Cops’ series and features policeman Brock Ferguson, whose unexpected reunion with Vincent (Vinny) Geraldini takes a sharp turn after a traffic stop involving Vincent’s sister. Helping the man who broke his heart deal with the responsibility of a ready-made family makes Brock re-evaluate what he wants from life and who he wants in it, he just has to make sure Vincent is on the same page this time.
Brock Ferguson knew he might run into his ex-boyfriend, Vincent Geraldini, when he took his first job as a police officer in Carlisle. Vincent’s attitude during a routine traffic stop reminds Brock why their relationship didn’t last.
What Brock doesn’t expect is finding two scared children in the trunk of a Corvette. He’s also surprised to learn the kids’ mother is Vincent’s sister. But his immediate concern is the safety of the two children, Abey and Penny, and he offers to comfort and care for them when their mother is taken into custody.
Vincent is also shocked to learn what his sister has done. For the sake of the kids, he and Brock bury the hatchet—and soon find they have much more in common than they realized. With Abey and Penny’s help, they grow closer, until the four of them start to feel like a family. But Vincent’s sister and her boyfriend—an equal-opportunity jerk—could tear down everything they’re trying to build.