Monday, July 18, 2016

Rekindled Flame by Andrew Grey

Title: Rekindled Flame
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 200
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Reviewer Name: Redz







Publisher's Blurb
Firefighter Morgan has worked hard to build a home for himself after a nomadic childhood. When Morgan is called to a fire, he finds the family out front, but their tenant still inside. He rescues Richard Smalley, who turns out to be an old friend he hasn’t seen in years and the one person he regretted leaving behind. 
Richard has had a hard life. He served in the military, where he lost the use of his legs, and has been struggling to make his way since coming home. Now that he no longer has a place to live, Morgan takes him in, but when someone attempts to set fire to Morgan’s house, they both become suspicious and wonder what’s going on.
Years ago Morgan was gutted when he moved away, leaving Richard behind, so he’s happy to pick things up where they left off. But now that Richard seems to be the target of an arsonist, he may not be the safest person to be around.


Review

Rekindled Flame by Andrew Grey is a sweet reconciliation of first loves coming back together. Ritch is very bitter when we first meet him. Rescued from a fire. Trapped in a wheelchair, a veteran who has PSTD. With all that pain he still has a good heart, and really needs the love of someone who can see past the bitter man he is becoming.
Morgan is a firefighter. He is a hero. He rescues people from fires all the time. He works twice as hard being a gay firefighter to prove he is just as good as the straight people are. He is a natural helper. When he spots Ritch he knows he will do what it takes to save him too. Ritch was his first love, best friend, and the boy he never forgot. Now that Ritch needs him Morgan will do what it takes to keep him.
Morgan makes Ritch want again, something he didn't think he would ever do again. But there is an arsonist who wants Ritch dead, they have to find out who that is before they succeed.
What draws me to an Andrew Grey book is the heart and soul Mr. Grey puts into his story. I really feel the emotional connection, and I like how the characters are super real almost ordinary, but when they are tested prove they are truly heroes at heart. I always feel the angst, the love, and the heart in Mr. Grey's books and I will always pick them up for that alone. In this book I liked how Morgan is an everyday hero. Sometimes you do not have to do something extraordinary to be a hero, you just have to love, and believe in the good to be one.

                           Five Shooting Stars


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