“Fire and Snow” by Andrew Grey adds to the lexicon of tales involving the sexy gay cops of Carlisle. Just as in other stories, there are painful histories that have plagued the men who are highlighted in this story, but this story features a main character (Fisher) with psychological challenges that complicate his life even more and which have isolated him from everyone and made him feel invisible. Jefferson Davis (JD) has his own issues from the past and it’s fun to watch him learning to acclimate to a very different type of weather. His care and compassion make him a very likeable character, and it was wonderful to watch his relationship with Fisher blossom.
I enjoy the fact that these stories can be read as stand-alone tales, yet folks from the other books make cameos. It is great to see the progress being made by the other couples and wonderful that they act as a support group and step in when needed. The acceptance and efforts to accommodate the issues that each person has is one of the reasons I love these stories so much, as it resonates with that universal desire to be appreciated for who one is, rather than some idealized image. I think this is another lovely story that blends emotion and a hint of danger and I look forward to meeting even more Carlisle cops!
This contemporary m/m romance with suspense features newly transplanted southerner, JD Burnside, who has joined the Carlisle police force. He befriends a man named Fisher who seems to have a penchant for becoming involved in cases that require a police presence, but soon becomes enamored of the somewhat troubled soul. Each man has a painful history that makes him leery of forming a relationship, but circumstances throw them together and each searches for the courage to let someone in.
Fisher Moreland has been cast out of his family because they can no longer deal with his issues. Fisher is bipolar and living day to day, trying to manage his condition, but he hasn’t always had much control over his life and has self-medicated with whatever he could find.
JD Burnside has been cut off from his family because of a scandal back home. He moved to Carlisle but brought his Southern charm and warmth along with him. When he sees Fisher on a park bench on a winter’s night, he invites Fisher to join him and his friends for a late-night meal.
At first Fisher doesn’t know what to make of JD, but he slowly comes out of his shell. And when Fisher’s job is threatened because of a fire, JD’s support and care is more than Fisher ever thought he could expect. But when people from Fisher’s past turn up in town at the center of a resurgent drug epidemic, Fisher knows they could very well sabotage his budding relationship with JD.