Title: Slow Dating the Detective
Series: Cowboys and Angels: Book Three
Author: Sue Brown
Release Date: October 29, 2019
Category: Contemporary Romance
A gentle bartender might have what it takes to mend a relationship-phobic detective’s broken heart… but first they have to admit they’re dating.
Keenan Day could kick himself for letting the hot, dark-haired stranger he met outside a strip club get away. Instead of a phone number, he gets a punch in the face—from the boyfriend of his prospective employer at the Cowboys and Angels bar. When two cops come to check up on him, one is the sexy stranger, Detective Nate Gordon.
The initial attraction hasn’t cooled, and though Nate is leery of commitment, one hookup turns into another until they’re seeing each other in everything but name. After a recent nasty breakup, Nate balks at being part of a couple, and Keenan agrees, even though that’s all he’s ever wanted.
Just as they reach a standstill, a crisis shows them what their friends have known all along—they’ve already moved way past hookups. Now they just have to decide how to move forward.
I think this one of my favorite tales of the series. I loved the first one, Speed Dating the Boss, and this one is just as good. When Keenan meets a hot guy outside a strip club, he regrets not getting his number. He never expects to see the gorgeous Nate again, let alone after he gets accidentally punched during a job interview. Their attraction is undeniable, but Nate has been burnt badly before and doesn’t want to date again, and Keenan is trying to get back on his feet after losing his job.
I loved Keenan. His family may be a bit overprotective, but they were there for him and their interactions were funny. Nate was great, but I wished he had been less oblivious about how his insistence on using the word ‘hook-up’ was affecting Keenan, especially when he read Keenan so well any other time. That said, I loved that Nate took Keenan out and took care of him when he needed it. These two were fantastic together when they were in sync. I loved that everyone around Keenan stood up for him and called Nate out when he needed it. I was so happy when Nate sorted himself out and worked everything out with Keenan, but I kind of wished that we would have gotten a fuller explanation of Nate’s past so that we could understand his actions better. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading this book and devoured it, but I wanted to see more of them resolving the issue rather than it happening off page.
I loved seeing a lot of the past characters in this one; it’s always fun to see Dan and Gideon and their hijinks. Ramon was awesome to see again as well. I loved the cast of characters and how they all take care of one another. Reading this one really makes me want to go back to the beginning and read the first book again.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***