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Jesus. A guy as huge as they came followed Dwayne. He had a scar on his face but wasn’t really unattractive. The scar was a little off-putting for a second until Robin focused on his sheer size.
“This is Red and his partner, Terry.”
Robin looked at the smaller man, scrunching his eyebrows. “Don’t I know you?”
“He’s Terry Baumgartner.”
“The guy from the Olympics?” Robin smiled, excited. “I watched with my mom when you won your medal.” As soon as the words left his mouth, the memory that he was motherless slammed into him again.
“That’s me.” Terry smiled and came closer to shake Robin’s hand. “So what’s going on?” He turned to Dwayne and then back to Robin. “Dwayne said you needed some help.”
Dwayne filled them in on last night’s events, though he omitted the details about what kind of trouble he’d gotten into for now.
Red shook his head. “Let me guess—you stepped in to help him.” The huge man rolled his eyes, and Terry patted him on the shoulder.
“If you remember, you did some helping for me.” Terry caressed Red’s shoulder once, but Red moved away as though there was tension between them. Terry either didn’t notice or pretended not to. “So what happened?”
Robin didn’t answer and turned to Dwayne. He wasn’t up to telling the entire story again.
“To make matters short and sweet, his parents found out he is gay, and his stepdad is a douche. I suspect his mother is spineless as well. Robin had a job for a while and a place to live. He lost the job.” Dwayne turned to him. “He hasn’t told me what exactly happened there yet.”
Robin groaned under his breath. Yeah, he wasn’t really looking forward to talking about that mess.
“I see.” Red rolled his eyes.
“He had a place to live, but it turned out to be an illegal squatting situation.”
Red groaned. “Another one of those? We busted up two of those here in town last week. We know there are more, but we can’t seem to catch the scammers. At least not yet.”
“Yup,” Dwayne agreed. “No paper trail, and everything was in cash. When the owner finds out, they usually have a mess to clean up, and the tenants are out on the street.”
Robin cleared his throat. He felt enough like an idiot; he didn’t need his stupid decisions rehashed in front of him.
“It’s all right,” Terry said, coming closer. “In their own cop way, they’re telling you that you aren’t alone.” He turned to the other two, hands on his hips. “Let’s get back to the issue at hand instead of discussing the social problems of Carlisle.” Terry huffed. “I think the first thing we need to do is work on a job of some kind.”
“Aren’t you looking for people at the Y?” Red asked, then turned to Robin. “Terry’s the pool supervisor there, and he’s been training their swim team for a while.”
“Can you swim?” Terry asked.
“Yeah. I’m a strong swimmer, and I worked as a lifeguard at a religious summer camp in high school,” Robin said, feeling a spark of hope bloom in his chest.
Title: Fire and Fog
Series: Carlisle Cops #6
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 11 2017
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Carlisle police officer Dwayne knows what Robin is doing the moment he lays eyes on the young man at Bronco’s club. But he doesn’t know that, like him, Robin also comes from a family who cast him out for being gay, or that he’s still lugging around the pain of that rejection. Robin leaves the club, and soon after Dwayne decides to as well—and is close by when things between Robin and his client turn violent.
When Dwayne finds out Robin is the victim of a scam that lost him his apartment, he can’t leave Robin to fend for himself on the streets. Despite Dwayne’s offer of help and even opening up his home, it’s hard for Robin to trust anything good. The friendship between them grows, and just as the two men start warming up to each other, Robin’s sister passes away, naming Robin to care for her son. Worse yet, their pasts creep back in to tear down the family and sense of belonging both of them long for.
Will their fledgling romance dissipate like fog in the sun before it has a chance to burn bright?
Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.
Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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