TITLE: Slow Dating the Detective
AUTHOR: Sue Brown
SERIES: Cowboys and Angels, book 3
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 29, 2019
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.
Slow Dating the Detective is the third book in the Cowboys and Angels series by Sue Brown. I had the pleasure of reading the other two books in the series, and I loved all of the cameos from the characters in the other two books in the series. I also loved how the book started out with Keenan being dragged to a strip club where, instead of it being female strippers, the strippers were males, and we get to see Cris, The Lionman, preform for the last time at his new club Mane Event. We meet Cris in the second book, Secretly Dating the Lionman, and it was great seeing how he was doing. I also liked getting to see more of Dan and Gideon from the first book, Speed Dating the Boss, when Keenan gets laid off and gets a job as a bartender at Cowboys and Angels.
I loved Keenan. He’s had a hard life so far. He got a really bad injury that kept him from getting a job in the field that he went to college for and left him having to relearn how to walk and talk again. And although he is fully recovered, his mother is still very protective of him and what’s happening in his life. With his settlement money from the accident, he was able to purchase a small house and reassert his independence from his parents. I do like how they have Sunday dinner at the parents’ house with his siblings and their families. I also liked that Keenan has a twin sister that works as a detective for the same precinct as Nate.
Nate is a recent transfer from Wyoming. He’s a workaholic, and he’s leery of commitment. He does hookups and doesn’t do relationships or dating. But his hookup with Keenan turns into another until they’re seeing each other in everything but name. It’s everything that Keenan has wanted in a relationship, but he doesn’t know if it is a relationship, although all of his friends and family and coworkers say that it is. But when push comes to shove, will Nate admit that they are in a relationship or will he cut ties and run. You’re just going to have to read the book to find out.
Although you don’t have to read the other two books in the series to understand and enjoy Nate and Keenan’s story, it will definitely enhance your reading experience if you do so you can appreciate all of the cameos from Cris, Dan, and Gideon. I’m hoping that Ramon and Mickey will be getting a book of their own soon.
***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***
Review edited by : Laura McNellis