Heat Under Fire - Andrew  Grey 4 1/2 Hearts

Review written for MM Good Book Reviews


This story is connected to a series but can be read as a stand-alone. Justin is a cop stuck on traffic duty, he has no problem communicating until a hot guy he likes talks to him, then he can’t say a word, and Rock is one hot guy that he really likes. Rock can’t understand Justin, when they cross paths at work Justin is fine but try to have a personal conversation and the man runs for the hills, and confronting Justin has sparks flying. Finally, Rock and Justin begin to connect when Justin is taken to hospital by Rock, but finding the truth behind Justin’s odd behaviour nearly drives them apart.

This is a great story that has a slightly sinister undertone from Justin’s youth. Rock is just like his name, he is rock solid but not overbearing and he can be understanding and sweet, he likes Justin but is confused by his behaviour. Justin is confident except when he likes a guy, then he can’t talk at all and clams up, it frustrates him to be able to talk to Rock about work but not be able to ask him on a date, but actions speak louder than words. This is quite an action filled story and yes there’s romance and some confrontations, losing of tempers and a brief visit from Dirk and Lee, but we also have Justin coming into his own as well.

Well, Andrew Grey has produced an action packed story that keeps you reading from the start and has you wondering what our heroes will get into next. The storyline is wonderful and the characters are something special, although things don’t go fantastically for Justin and Rock at first, they somehow manage to have some wonderful first times together. With the car chases, bus crashes, gas leaks, burning buildings and hospital visits you do wonder how either of them have time for romance, but they pull it off beautifully. Although it sends a shiver down your spine when Justin’s mother comes to visit and you discover the depths she has sunk to, you really will want to slap her something rotten.

I will recommend this to those who love bumbling love, thrilling action, a chilling secret, some really hot foreplay, and two men falling in love.