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 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.
I’m beginning to sound like a broken record, but I’m beyond in love with the boys of Carlisle! I’m not sure how Andrew Grey does it, but every time a book releases in this series, I fall even harder.
JD and Fisher both have their demons to battle, but Andrew did an amazing job of making sure that their issues complemented one another. They weren’t both so broken that it felt as if he’d tried to write in every obstacle possible. Fisher’s past, combined with his memory and anxiety issues, definitely solidified him as the more damaged character. JD, on the other hand, had faced just enough in his life to be empathetic to Fisher and feel drawn to help him.
It’s understandable that Fisher thought JD was with him out of pity or some sort of need to help someone who appeared to be down, but JD fought hard to prove that wasn’t the case.
As always, there were a few unexpected little turns, which sadly I can’t tell you because you’ll have to read about those in the book, but they were well done.
Fire & Snow by Andrew Grey gave me exactly what I want out of a romance. It was an amazing love story (meaning it’s not the book for you if you’re into porn on paper), I saw the characters grow, not only together but as individuals, and when I closed the book, I was certain JD and Fisher will be one of those couples who grow old together.
The Carlisle Cop series is my favorite series by Andrew Grey so I was really excited to get my hands on the new book. Not only was I not disappointed but it exceeded my expectations!
JD Burnside is a cop in Carlisle with roots in the south. JD’s family has turned their back on him in the wake of a small town scandal and he is forced to not only leave the only home he’s ever know, but to find a way to succeed on his own.
Fisher Moreland was in an accident a few years ago suffering a traumatic brain injury which has left him bi-polar. Fisher had a hard time adjusting after his injury and made a few bad choices which caused his family to wash their hands of him. Essentially alone, trying to live a normal life and stay in control of his bi-polar symptoms, Fisher shuts down not allowing anyone to get close to him.
When JD sees Fisher sitting on a bench in the snow he is drawn to the man. A few late night dinners and JD starts to feel a connection with Fisher. Fisher feels it too, but to protect his heart he immediately pulls away. Fisher needs order and routine in his life and JD walks in upsetting his orderly existence. JD realizes that he can’t muscle his way into this one, he will need patience and finesse to win over Fisher.
As a budding relationship forms between the two, JD’s job starts to get hectic. Someone is pedaling drugs through Carlisle, not just one type but all of them. JD and his friends on the force can’t seem to get any leads on the case. As if stress from an unsolved case isn’t enough, JD’s mom makes a surprise visit to town and things really heat up. Through it all Fisher and JD realize that if they have each other’s back, they can weather any storm.
I didn’t want to put this book down. I was so mad when real life interfered with my reading. The story is fast paced and exciting. I was so into the story that when I finally looked up it was 2 AM.
I loved the quiet strength Fisher didn’t even know he had. I loved how JD cherished and cared for him without babying him. I love that JD’s friends accepted Fisher without question.
JD’s mom, what can I say. I hated her…. at first. By the end of the book I really think she redeemed herself, and I loved that she loved Fisher. Fisher may just be what saved her relationship with JD and I love Fisher even more for that.
Everything about this story was amazing; the plot, the characters, the setting, but this is what I have come to expect from Andrew Grey.
5 pieces of eye candy