Monday, May 25, 2015
FIRE AND ICE RELEASE DAY REVIEW!!
WOO HOO, IT'S RELEASE DAY OF FIRE AND ICE, CARLISLE COPS #2 BY ANDREW GREY! THIS IS A WORTHY SEQUEL IF I EVER READ ONE, I HAVE MY REVIEW, BUY LINKS, AND EVEN AN EXCERPT SO LET'S GET GOING:
THIS IS THE PERFECT QUOTE FOR THIS BOOK! HERE IS MY REVIEW:
Fire and Ice (Carlisle Cops #2) by: Andrew Grey
reviewed by: Becky
Carter Schunk is a dedicated police officer with a difficult past and a big heart. When he’s called to a domestic disturbance, he finds a fatally injured woman, and a child, Alex, who is in desperate need of care. Child Services is called, and the last man on earth Carter wants to see walks through the door. Carter had a fling with Donald a year ago and found him as cold as ice since it ended.
Donald (Ice) Ickle has had a hard life he shares with no one, and he’s closed his heart to all. It’s partly to keep himself from getting hurt and partly the way he deals with a job he’s good at, because he does what needs to be done without getting emotionally involved. When he meets Carter again, he maintains his usual distance, but Carter gets under his skin, and against his better judgment, Donald lets Carter guilt him into taking Alex when there isn’t other foster care available. Carter even offers to help care for the boy.
Donald has a past he doesn’t want to discuss with anyone, least of all Carter, who has his own past he’d just as soon keep to himself. But it’s Alex’s secrets that could either pull them together or rip them apart—secrets the boy isn’t able to tell them and yet could be the key to happiness for all of them.
I was so pleased when this book lived up to the first in the series and then some. This book deals with issues that are heartbreaking, but it is done in a way that makes you rejoice in the victory rather than dwell on the crime, though it isn't sugar coated, it is delivered in a classy manor that can only be done by a brilliant author.
Carter is a police officer that is so good at computer hacking for the department that he barely gets time away from it and into the street, but this night he is on the beat and he gets a call that will change the course of his life forever.
Carter responds to the domestic disturbance call that is much more horrible than he realizes when he finds a child in deplorable conditions. Taking down the monsters that hurt Alex and more children as they discover, becomes paramount.
Child services is called and in walks Donald, who after a perfect weekend never called Carter back, Donald doesn't do long term, he didn't get the nickname ice for nothing. Having to care for Alex when there isn't another short term solution, and needing Carter to help him do it, may go a long way to thawing the ice around Donald's heart.
There is so much these men have to deal with on their road to a happy ending, and the way they do it makes for a stellar read! Will Donald finally open up his heart, and allow Carter and even Alex in? What will happen when they find the family member of Alex's to take him in they have been looking for? These questions and more get answered in spectacular fashion in this must read story!
You will want to get this one friends, you can't go wrong with this stellar work from Andrew Grey! Thanks Andrew, for a sequel that shines just as bright, if not brighter than the brilliant first book in the series!
I JUST HAD TO DO THE BROWN BUNNY RATING, HE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE STORY :) HERE ARE THE BUY LINKS AND GOODREADS LINK FOR THIS BEAUTY:
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NOW FOR AN EXCERPT FOR YA:
“There’s no one else here,” Kip Rogers, another patrol officer, told him. Carter nodded and began peering into the other rooms. They were mostly empty, but something in the corner of one of the bedrooms caught his eye. Carter stepped inside carefully. The house was a wreck, with torn carpet, damaged walls, and grimy paint that must have been applied decades earlier. He scrunched his nose at the urine smell from the carpet and bent to examine what he’d seen. A small brown stuffed bunny lay in the corner of the room.
Carter looked at Rogers and then pulled a glove out of his pocket. He put it on and picked up the toy. One of the ears flopped down while the other stood straight up, and the bunny smiled at him in complete contrast to this place. “What are you thinking?” Rogers asked. Carter set the stuffed toy back where he found it and pulled open the closet door. A pair of small shoes lay jumbled in the corner, and a pair of Fire and Ice 5 tiny jeans and a sock rested on the dirty carpet. “Is there a kid here?” Carter whispered to himself and then turned to Rogers. “We need to make sure there isn’t a child somewhere in this mess.” Rogers looked in the closet and then at Carter. “That stuff could have been there for years.” “Maybe, but we need to make sure we’ve checked everywhere.” Carter left the room and went back into the tiny hallway. “Could you make sure the basement has been searched? I’m going to see if there’s an attic.” He began opening doors but found no stairs.
The ambulance arrived and Carter got out of the way so the EMTs could pass. Then he went into the last bedroom. It had a bed with a bare mattress and nothing else. Carter opened the closet door, but it was empty. There couldn’t be much attic space in the house, but he knew many of them had some. He then went back in the master bedroom and pulled open the closet. Pushing the clothes aside, he found what he was looking for: a set of stairs that went upward. “What are you doing?” Aaron asked. “Checking everything.” He turned on his flashlight and carefully entered the space. The stairs curved and he had to bend so he didn’t hit his head. The smell was the first thing to assault him, and Carter had to stop himself from gagging repeatedly. It got hotter as he climbed, and the air, God—his eyes watered and he half expected to find something or someone dead.
As he reached the top of the stairs and peered into the space, he nearly jumped back when someone looked back at him. Almost instantly he heard scrambling. Carter shone his light in that direction and gasped. A small bed had been pushed against the far wall, if you could call it a wall. More accurately, it was the roofing studs. A small pile of clothes sat nearby. “It’s all right,” Carter crooned. “I’m not going to hurt you, I promise.” Whimpering reached his ears, and Carter followed the sound. As he got closer to the bed, a tiny head popped up from behind it, and huge eyes filled with terror looked back at him.
YES MY FRIENDS, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO HAVE THIS! I TOLD YOU BROWN BUNNY WAS IMPORTANT, I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS STORY TO GRAB YOU JUST LIKE IT DID ME! THANKS FOR JOINING ME FOR RELEASE DAY!