Monday, July 30, 2012
Fireman's Carry (Carry Me #1) by Charlie Richards
Keeping an open mind can lead to a full heart.
Carl Lewis has little joy in his life. He’s recently struggled through a painful divorce, has partial custody of his two kids, and is learning to rearrange his schedule so work as a detective is no longer first. It’s not easy. Then he meets his new neighbor, Vincent Androse, an openly gay firefighter who just went through a bad break-up of his own. He gives the man a hand moving furniture, and they strike up a friendship that starts to fill holes in Carl’s life he didn’t even know were there.
Vincent moves to get away from his cheating ex-boyfriend, Lonnie. His new house is big and empty, and he finds himself enjoying the Friday night BBQs with his new friend, Carl, even with the man’s kids there. When Lonnie shows up, begging for him to come back, again, and refuses to leave, Carl steps in, pretending to be the new boyfriend. Vincent discovers Carl can kiss—really kiss, and he starts wanting things the straight cop can’t give him. Can he?
Now this story was fun, there's some action but it's more about each character and how Carl & Vincent become neighbors and friends then that develops into one Hell of a Hot Love story!!! And I mean HOT!!! you know gotta stop reading to take a cold shower HOT!!! but it also has a serious message in it too. I liked the slow build to relationship that we get without being drug out through the pages, it's sorta assumed but I didn't feel like I missed anything. I really liked the family aspect with Carl's kids of course the ex wife's a bitch but you could kinda see that one coming.
I did get a few exciting surprises, but the relationship between Carl & Vince was the main reason I couldn't put this book down. I love a book that makes me laugh, and this one did that all the way to the last page. I Highly Recommend if you want a book that will entertain you with not only an awesome love story but an interesting little mystery too This is a book you will want to read. I loved it.