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Fireman's Carry (Carry Me #1)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  1,138 ratings  ·  114 reviews
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
ebook, 127 pages
Published July 15th 2012 by Extasy Books
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This was my second read of this book. A police officer and a firefighter with a GFY storyline is just my speed! Of course, as usual, I didn't like it as much as I did the first time. Quite a bit of this bordered on cheesy, but I still really enjoyed it. I'll keep the 5 stars but take it off the absolute favorites shelf. It doesn't compare to the quality that is out there right now. I guess I'm pretty hard to please at this point.

Still, firefighters! Police officers! GFY! A gun fight and a big do
Ok m/m romance about a gay firefighter who's recently left his cheating ex and moves in across the street from a straight divorced cop and his kids. I read this after reading a beautifully written book, and the difference in writing between the two was a bit painful. Stalker alert. (So. Tired. Of. Stalkers.)
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
I really shouldn't read two books of the same type in a row. I enjoyed this and probably would have rounded it up to four stars, but then I read a really amazing story in the same sub-genre and this just pales by comparison. I'm going to try to review it based on its own merit, though.

(All specific examples happen early in the book.)

Things I did like:

The police captain isn't the angry grumpy type nor the best friend perfect type, but one that makes sense and is realistic.

With a couple of minor
Cute. Although, one MC is called Carl Lewis, so every time I read his name my head went to the track and field CL. I'm easily distracted by characters having the same name as well known/famous people. :D

No real angst here, or it didn't feel really angsty to me, just a sweet story.
This was a story about two men who are both recovering from failed bad relationships who become neighbors and instantly form a strong friendship which develops into more. There is really no conflict, except for the ex's in this story, and mainly focuses on Carl, who is straight, learning to be comfortable admitting his relationship with Vincent. There is a couple of minor blips that they go through before Carl figures out what he wants. While there was nothing that really stood out for me with t ...more
Mandy*reads obsessively*
I have read quite a few of Ms Richards paranormal books, but this was my first contemporary of hers.
I liked it and was suprised at the relatively low sex to story ratio!
The MC's develop a friendship first and then see where it goes.
Nothing like a near death scare to get you where you need to be. Sure there were evil ex's galore and of course a shooting...but hey..that's ok! :)
I wonder if we get Trace and Patrick's story ? I think I'd like to read that one!
I bit into the story and now my teeth are hurt 'coz of all the sugar. The story is ridiculous. There were few cute moments however. And I was happy to find that sex did not became a main character of the book.
The two constant female characters are an evil cunt (ex-wife: how dramatic and refreshing is that!?) and a 10 y.o. daughter of Carl. The rest of the cast are all men. Most of them gay. Few too many to my taste. Not because I don't like gay men (I fucking love them!) but because the story wa
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
3.25 Cop + Fireman Stars

Hell to the yeah!

This was a fun little read. I could have used more steam and more thought process behind Carl's gay-revelation for Vincent. Also, I prefer my cops and firemen to be more practice than theory; let's get down and dirty, boys!

I liked that the kids didn't get in the way of the story here. I liked Carl's teenage son, Jake and the secondary characters, including Carl's partner, Ryan, and Vincent's friend, Trace. Both exes were, unfortunately, one-dimensional
Taintedskyee (Books Books&More Books)
*Screaming Coverwhore here.*

A cutesy tale of a straight Cop turning gay for a fireman neighbour.If going by the cover who wouldn't.A Simple story with a couple of troublesome exes on both side.Nice supportive Kids and friends.

Did I leave something out?

Oh yeah, fireman getting shot by ex and Cop claiming love publicly.
Nice read, nothing much fussy.

clear skies
This book read too much like fan fiction, with one dimensional characters and a pretty sub standard plot. Vincent is a firefighter he's out and proud of his homosexuality. He decides to move when he's had enough of his cheating boyfriend. Carl is a detective, has two kids and a bitter ex wife. When Vincent moves in across the street, both men hit it off. Vincent spends a lot of time with Carl and his kids.

A situation arises where Carl kisses Vincent, and after that Carl starts feeling "things"
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Really more of a 2.5. I found the dialogue stilted and the writing awkward in many places. Really distracted me from the story, not that the plot was anything to write home about. Not a total waste of time, but this one did not set my house on fire. Firefighter and cop sexy times couldn't even save it!
Nile Princess
Well, let's see, Carl Lewis will go down on record as the least heterosexual'straight' man that ever lived, like seriously. This story was, by turns, unrealistic, cliched, over the top and unbelievable and you know what? I loved it. This book made me laugh, it made me smile, it made me teary-eyed, it made me roll my eyes (in fun). I don't know. By all accounts I should have disliked this one. I tend to get annoyed with books where people keep falling out the closet and every person the MCs encou ...more
Veronica /  V
Another wonderful new series from one of my favorite Authors.
I'm looking forward for the next sequels.
Loved how Carl and Vincent started off as just neighbors commiserating over bad breakups, but then a deeper friendship was formed once Vincent got to know Carl and his kids better at their weekly BBQs. And even though at first Carl was simply trying to help Vincent get rid of his ex Lonnie by pretending to be Vincent's boyfriend, I applauded that Carl was later open-minded enough to not shy away from his attraction to Vincent. After that they were insatiable! Carl's fears about coming out at wor ...more
Elisa Rolle
Well, I can definitely say this book surprised me; it was a light, good and yes, sweet comedy, and I was totally not expecting it. I have read another book by Charlie Richards, and while I liked it, it was a quite ordinary paranormal romance, novella length, that didn’t particularly stand out. Maybe the problem was I read one book in an already started series, and I probably lost part of the connection with the plot.

Fireman’s Carry is about a gay firefighter falling in love for his, straight, ne
I love me a good fireman/cop story, and this one delivered quite well.

It's refreshing to read an up to date contemporary story, where there's a bit of angst but we've moved to today's reality that two men, or women, can fall in love and get married.

The ingredients were added just right, the plot was allowed to simmer the right amount of time, it wasn't overcooked or over-angsted to nth degree.

All in all a solid, well written piece that I thoroughly enjoyed and hope it's a series of similar book
4 stars

I'm gradually becoming a pretty big fan of Charlie Richards. Everything I've read by her has been short (which has been nice after reading ginormous books/series lately) and I like all of the characters. This book was different though since I've only read books from her shifter series.

I really enjoyed this book and I liked all the characters. Minus Carl's wife Rhonda of course. Like all of Richard's books the characters fall in love fast and there's always a happy ending so that lets me d
Tami (synchro from BL)
This was not so good for me. Partially it felt like a porn script ("the sexy fireman moaned", "the sexy cop groaned" - you get the picture). Also included in the cliche deal: the mean homophobic ex-wife. Also a lot of fairy tale stuff like the fabulous bed room skills the newly gay cop has (he is a natural...), the acceptance of the other cops, including the captain, the convenient homosexuality and thus acceptance by the sexy cop's 15 year old son...It all sums upt to some suspiciously convenie ...more
Alas, this is a book that could have gotten a solid 3's from me but that ending? Well, it lost a . Very fantastical enjoying read but very fantastical and I won't talk about the end. As far as I am concerned I am just sticking to FIREMAN + COP...That worked:) No regrets, glad I read it and I am sure I will read the next one. ...more
The yummy gay firey and the straight cop are neighbours who become friends and slowly the friendship turns into love. The kids involved are not your typical brats, which was a nice change. Carl and Vincent do have to deal with a stalker, that's pretty much it, a nice comfortable read.
This was exceptionally good for a shorter book. We really got to know Vince and Carl along with several other characters. Loved the GFY aspect and when they got together...Yum!
My interest in wolves of stone ridge and kontra's menagerie has been declining of late. I am happy to have found a new Charlie Richards series to look forward to. This is pretty cute. Carl's conflicts are realistic and understandable BUT I also loved how Vincent's self esteem does not take a back seat and he does not allow himself to be treated like a doormat. The kids are great especially Jake.
It had some nice sexual tension build up and when they finally got together it was hot. I liked how they were just friends first, had their first unplanned kiss. I loved how it opened the door for them to be more than friends. I enjoyed Carl's children. Also they both had some great friends.

I liked this book more than I thought I would, so pleased when that happens. This is a very sweet, straightforward story with good characters and easily paced story. Great for when you need a sweet read :D
3.5 (3.0) Stars

I liked this book. I really enjoyed Vincent and Carl eventually grew on me. The extended cast of characters - namely Trace, Ryan, Jake, and Lorna - added some dimension to the story. The showdown with Vincent's ex was a little over the top but it worked. Carl's ex was a bi-atch and should've gotten her comeuppance.

Side note: Although Trace and Patrick didn't get a lot of page-time, I liked them. I'm a little disappointed to read that they won't be getting their HEA in book 2.

4.5 stars
This was my first book by this author and I picked it up because it has a firefighter hero and a cop hero, the GFY trope and the friends to lovers trope. As a result I wasn’t expecting much originality, so in that sense it couldn’t disappoint me very much. And although this was a bit of a schematic story with quite some predictable events (stalker!) it certainly did entertain me. We have an openly gay firefighter, Vincent, and a straight, divorced cop with kids, Carl, who hit up a frien
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First and foremost – Lonnie is a dirtbag. Let’s get that out there right away. He starts off as a low class cheating scum, and ends up a psycho dirtbag. How Vince, who is lovely, ended up with him and stayed with him is a mystery. But we are lucky he caught Lonnie cheating, since it prompted his move next door to Carl.

Carl is a detective, and he has a bitch of an ex-wife, Rhonda, with whom he shares custody of his children. Again, you wonder why he stayed with
A nice read with a hero (fireman/cop) theme.

Carl's a divorced dad of two, sharing custody with his ex-wife. He's a bit of a macho cop, but open-minded and, generally, a good guy. So when his new neighbour Vincent, a firefighter, reveals that he is gay, he doesn't really care. The only thing he does care about is that Vince is a guy he gets along with and feels close to almost immediately, the fundament for an easy and comfortable friendship.

But Vince's stalker-ex and Carl's bitch of an ex-wife
This was very very good as a 'gay for you' story. It was nice that it started out as neighbors to friends and then acted on the attraction that the main character did not have to fight for very long. I like a man who makes a decision and acts on in the way it was written....whooaa! ;-)
Carl is a Detective, divorced with two children and straight. Vince an out an proud Fireman. When Vince moves across the street from Carl the two become fast friends bonding over their exes who cheated on them.

When Vince's ex Lonnie shows up demanding for a second chance Carl steps in pretending to be Vince's new boyfriend. A kiss meant to drive the point home to Lonnie sparks an intense attraction between the two. Carl is now faced with the fact that he may be attracted to his friend and if so
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