Fire and Water

Fire and Water Length hours minsOfficer Red Markham knows about the ugly side of life after a car accident left him scarred and his parents dead His job policing the streets of Carlisle PA only adds to the ug

  • Title: Fire and Water
  • Author: AndrewGrey Randy Fuller
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Audible Audio
  • Length 6 hours 33 minsOfficer Red Markham knows about the ugly side of life after a car accident left him scarred and his parents dead His job policing the streets of Carlisle, PA, only adds to the ugliness, and lately, drug overdoses have been on the rise One afternoon, Red is dispatched to the local Y for a drowning accident involving a child Arriving on site, he finLength 6 hours 33 minsOfficer Red Markham knows about the ugly side of life after a car accident left him scarred and his parents dead His job policing the streets of Carlisle, PA, only adds to the ugliness, and lately, drug overdoses have been on the rise One afternoon, Red is dispatched to the local Y for a drowning accident involving a child Arriving on site, he finds the boy rescued by lifeguard Terry Baumgartner Of course, Red isn t surprised when gorgeous Terry won t give him and his ugly mug the time of day.Overhearing one of the officer s comment about him being shallow opens Terry s eyes Maybe he isn t as kindhearted as he always thought His friend Julie suggests he help those less fortunate by delivering food to the elderly On his route he meets outspoken Margie, a woman who says what s on her mind Turns out, she s Officer Red s aunt.Red and Terry s worlds collide as Red tries to track the source of the drugs and protect Terry from an ex boyfriend who won t take no for an answer Together they might discover a chance for than they expected if they can see beyond what s on the surface.

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    1. This was a bit of a "Beauty and the Beast" read. Terry being the beauty and Red being the beast. Red is scarred from a terrible accident that happened when he was a teen. He knew that people stared and whispered things about him. He was a cop and was serious about his job. He also was a big ole' teddy bear. I just thought that he was the sweetest and caring man to have had such a scarred body. Terry is a lifeguard with a great body and gorgeous face. He knows that he looks good and is a bit shal [...]

    2. Red is a police officer in Carlisle, PA. He has a rough past, having scars all over his body and face from a car accident that killed both his parents years ago. One afternoon, Red is dispatched to the local Y for a drowning accident involving a child. There he meets Terry, a lifeguard who rescued the child. Red and Terry first encounter is a little awkward, but Red is immediately attracted to the younger man. Terry is what Red is not, at least not anymore - gorgeous. But he's a shallow man. All [...]

    3. ***4 Stars***Finally read my first Andrew Grey book and I gotta say, it was a success!! Beauty and the Beast meets Romantic Suspense. Andrew Grey's writing is addicting and effortless. The story sucked me in from the very beginning and the pacing constantly kept the story moving forward. Terry and Red are definitely a case of "insta," but it absolutely worked here. Both guys were endearing and lovable and you just wanted to root for them. They were sweet, with a touch of cheesy and romantic with [...]

    4. Apesar da história rasa, a paixão que acontece literalmente do dia pra noite e alguns diálogos ABSURDOS, eu estaria mentindo se disse que não me sinto emocionalmente comprometido com todos esses romances do Andrew Grey!Aparentemente Carlisle Cops vai ser uma série super parecida com Bronco's Boys (o Bull de Inside Out aparece nesse livro aqui!!!!!) e eu tenho certeza que vou ler tudo HAHA. Eu faço piada com essas capas horrorosas, tento fingir que estou lendo ironicamente, mas no fundo EU [...]

    5. *** Wow this is a fabulous story ! I love Andrew Grey's writing ! ***Red is a scarred man from an accident that took his parents, he's a big, hairy, hunky Cop, who sees an absolutely beautiful man during a call for a near drowning. Terry, gorgeous, tall, slim and sleek, is a lifeguard and saved the boy. Terry's best friend, Julie has a talk with him about his shallowness, and he turns a corner, he needs to be a better person, it's past time. His verbally abusive ex really did a number on him, fu [...]

    6. It was like this. My impression about this story.Day 1.T : You're so ugly, I don't like you.R : You're annoying, I don't like you toote that nightT : Okay, my ex is an asshole, I need protection.R : See, come to my house, live with meterT : I liked you, you beautiful. Don't leave.R : I intend to fuck you.T : Okay, let's.Day 2.T : You're wonderful, let's fuck again, pretty please?R : You're sweet, I need you in my bed. Let's fuck.Day 3.T : My ex is all over me, and I'm scared. Oh, btw, you're so [...]

    7. 3.5I have a bit of love/hate thing going with Grey’s writing. There are times I really get into it and enjoy the flow and other times I find it a bit stiff and awkward. This read falls in between and I liked it but I had a few issues with it.It was more than bit instalovey and kinda cheesy but I didn’t mind that. I liked the MC’s and even though things went fast for them I can see them working down the line. They’re a good fit and I had no idea this was connected in a small way to the Br [...]

    8. This one was just OK for me. I liked Red and the beauty/beast story line usually works for me, but everything happened so quickly here, it was missing some depth. The relationship moved at light speed and other than convenience I wasn't really sure why Terry was with Red, especially when he was supposed to be finding himself and standing on his own. Terry never really grew much for me. For Inside Out fans, Bull makes a guest assist with crime part of the story.

    9. Rating: 3* of fiveThere is something satisfying in reading a simple story of broken men finding partners who choose to honor each other's wounds, scars, and jagged places with acceptance and love.

    10. This was more a draft than a real story. It had a clash of almost every theme possible meshed together to create not sure what.Red was one second strong and brave, aloof, then the next second he's a whinny, needy man, hating his looks and always bemoaning his unlucky fate and disfigurement. Terry is initially a shallow person, maliciously commenting on Red's look. But a few paragraphs later, he, Terry and Julia all join to depict him as not so shallow and genuinely interested in Red, intent on l [...]

    11. I adore this story, the police investigation wasn't the main focus of the story, this is pure romance about two charming characters that for me, they were flawless.If you want action, guns galore and plenty police plot, you won't find it here.Because this story is about love, awww so beautiful love, not sugary kind but just the perfect kind.Let's not forget the sex scenes, they were divine, one of the best sex scenes this author wrote. Steamy, sexy, lovely, hot, you name it and it's here.5 stars [...]

    12. DNF at 44%Reading the premise and looking through the existing reviews & ratings I thought this sounded like a good one. I enjoyed the sample but then everything kind of changed when I downloaded the rest of the book, so I have returned this for a refund.I persevered to 44% which I think is enough to know I wasn't enjoying it. If it was just that I was a little bored I might have put some effort into skimming until I was more engaged, but there was just something about the writing that didn' [...]

    13. Hot damn, I had high hopes for this one. I wanted to LOVE it. Sounded so good. But, for me, it feel short of the mark :(Red was in an accident when he was 17 and was hurt pretty bad. He has scars all over him and people have basically stopped looking at him. That right there made me roll my eyes. It was like everybody did this. I didn't buy it. Then we get the people who tell him how he can make himself look more appealing? REALLY?! You're going to tell a stranger how he could make himself look [...]

    14. DNF @ 30% Making this 2 stars because I only use 1 for books I REALLY don't like.I tried. I really did!! This book reads very amateurish and not a book written by an author with 38,556 ratings of a 3.90 average rating for around 100 books. It least not to me not for this book. I like this author so WTF happened?!?I don't have a single source for my disconnect for this book. There are so many things I didn't like from the cop agreeing to NOT call police when someone was attacked after almost basi [...]

    15. Wow I really loved this and will definitely check out more books from this author. This book was a great reminder that beauty is more than what's is seen on the surface. Red was terribly scared as a teen and lived an isolated life until he met Terry who lived his life as a judgemental prat ! Seems they both needed to learn about life.This was a really lovely book

    16. This was just one of those books that did nothing for me. I didnt care about either MC, I felt no heat, nothing. I felt the storyline was a little unbelievable and the interaction between the characters weird.

    17. Beauty is in the Eyes of the beholderFantastic Story!! Loved the passion and compassion shown in this story! Terry & Red make an awesome couple! 5 Star Read!

    18. This did nothing for me, and at roughly 25% in I DNFed.I could have made it past the instalust, if the writing had been more mature and less boringly mired in practically every TV soap opera trope there is. Not my thing.

    19. 3.5 Stars ~ “I’d die if that happened to me,” he heard Terry say and saw the kid looking his way. Red ignored him and walked carefully over the wet tile toward the door. Beauty was only skin deep. “Red.” He turned and saw Arthur approaching. He’d obviously heard what was being said as well. “Don’t listen to them. That kid is as shallow as an overturned saucer.” Arthur said it a little louder than necessary, and the chatter from the corner ceased abruptly."Not an auspicious begi [...]

    20. The audio for this was sloppy with skips and changes in volume that were jarring. They seriously need to start getting beta listeners for audio books. Those problems aside, the narration itself was okay. The story waswell, sweet for the most part, I guess. In a modern day kind of missed the point Beauty and the Beast retelling. It's also totally unrealistic with either relationship or police procedure, but earnest with it nonetheless. It didn't make me rage at any point, though there were a few [...]

    21. I wanted to start this series so many times. When I saw book 3 was coming out I decided to start.Fire & Water was so entertaining. It was exciting, sexy, mysterious, and utterly beautiful. Red is a cop who was in a car accident that took his parent’s life but spared his. However, he’s is covered in scars.Terry is a gorgeous lifeguard/swimmer. When we first see him he’s a bit shallow but completely misunderstood… of course Red is the hero of this story, right?Yes he is but so is Terry [...]

    22. Reading the reviews I did not have very high expectations, but the blurb sounded nice and the book was free, so I decided to give it a try. I must say, that I am not a huge Andrew Grey fan, I think his books are okay, but I couldn't name a single one that really blew my mind. They are usually solid 3 to 4 star reads but nothing out of the ordinary. Reading "Fire and Water" however was a pleasant surprise and after a lot of lukewarm reviews from my friends I must say, that for me this book defin [...]

    23. Note: This book was provided to me by the publisher through Hearts on Fire Reviewsin exchange for an impartial review. Called to an accident scene at the local Y, Officer Red Markham arrives to find lifeguards have saved the life of a child, but that his mother is verbally and physically berating the male lifeguard for allowing the accident to happen. Red intervenes, and after interviewing others on the scene, determines that Terry Baumgartner was not responsible in any way. Red’s eyes nearly [...]

    24. Sentence structure isn't the best but the story is interesting and keeping me reading. I like that one of the MCs isn't that likable in the beginning but changes fast. The scene where Red is first exposed to Terry's world was very well done. The sentence about sharing pain was weird though. This guy would have to be really young if he was training for the Olympics. He would have been training his whole life. He wouldn't have had time for a job or a boyfriend. "Heck"? Really? What cop uses that w [...]

    25. Red's character pulled at my heart. He was a big bear of a man. Physical and emotional scars from the car accident that took his parents from him. He was huge, but a caring individual. He acts gruff because he can't see past his scars so how can anyone else? Terry didn't at first but it didn't take long for him to see the real Red inside. I enjoyed Red's aunt. Although I overlooked how fast Red and Terry went from horrified to in lust, I wish the story had spanned a slightly longer time frame, m [...]

    26. Full review thebloggergirls/2014/12/17Red is a cop who has disfiguring scars. Terry is a vain lifeguard who has a crazy, stalker, ex-boyfriend after him.Red and Terry meet when Terry saves the life of a drowning boy and then later when Terry is serving a “meal on wheels” to Red’s aunt Margie. Margie plays matchmaker and asks Red to find Terry and share a meal with him “because he looks frightened”. Red does, and discovers the stalkery ex.From here the boys begin their own relationship, [...]

    27. 3.5 stars rounded up. I just didn't buy the too-quick relationship. It's even addressed by the characters a couple times. Can you fall in love in 2 or 3 days? I still really enjoyed the two MCs, especially the scarred Red, who believes that nobody can see past his visible scars to the caring man inside. And Terry, the once "shallow" swimmer, who is recovering from a bad relationship, does grow during the course of the book, but he is less fleshed-out.Re-read 6/4/17: HmmI must be in a different m [...]

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