FIREMAN’S CARRY by Charlie Richards
Fireman’s Carry by Charlie Richards
Carry Me, Book 1
Reviewed by Nannette
When detective Carl Lewis meets his new neighbor, fireman Vincent Androse, the men instantly hit it off and become fast friends. Then Vincent’s ex-boyfriend Lonnie decides he wants Vincent back, Carl steps in to make him back off. The kiss was supposed to be just a kiss, but both men are rocked to their core when it feels like more. And when Lonnie takes matters into his own hands, Carl realizes just how deep his feelings for Vincent go.
A straight man realizing he likes men is a fantasy that when done right, feels right. Fireman’s Carry has that feel. The feelings Carl develops for Vincent are genuine, and the sex is explosive as a result. Carl and Vincent face a lot of obstacles, and each challenge threatens to tear them a part. The sexual tension is high, and the emotional connection strong. Carl’s kids are somewhat of an afterthought, though, as they’re exposed to drinking, cursing, and some inappropriate PDA. Carl says even though his kids are up doing homework it’s okay if he and Vincent get drunk in the other room and Vincent’s friend Trace makes out with his boyfriend and they grind against each other in the backyard during a family BBQ. Aside from that, Fireman’s Carry is a good story, and I’m looking forward to reading more in this series.