Author: Sam B Morgan
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Artist: Mina Carter
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 01/07/2014
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Detective Douglas Brody has only ever known the life of a cop. Raised strict but fair by his police chief father, he joined the academy right out of school, climbed the ranks hard and fast, and now works homicide for the City of Charleston. The job is his entire life. For years it’s kept him happy enough to minimize the side of him that craves what he believes is wrong. An accident on the job puts him on medical leave and everything in Brody’s world changes. He has to prove himself once more to be best cop in the department, all while dealing with Zack – his persistent, sexy, and out of the closet physical therapist.
Zack is tan skin, big grins, floppy hair and tackles his job with the same full-blown enthusiasm he does everything else. When the “patient from hell” is thrown his way by another PT who can’t handle him, Zack is committed to achieving the impossible. His new patient is a head strong and hot as hell homicide detective, who oozes as much resentment as he does sex appeal. Any involvement with a patient, especially a man who is so deep in the closet he can’t see light, is something Zack swore he’d never do. But Brody slowly proves too much to resist…
Slow Burn by Sam B Morgan is another reader requested review. I actually read the title on my own before I realized it had been requested.
I enjoyed the story, but I found it had its deficiencies as well. It is a matter of how much those deficiencies matter to you whether or not you will enjoy the story.
If you like a fair amount of hot sex, this is a good one for you. There is definitely that. There is also the innocence factor because of Brody’s relative inexperience.
If you want a solid mystery to sink your teeth into, I would give this one a pass. The mystery was a backdrop to the romance. Notice I didn’t even tag the Genre as Mystery (though technically it is one). The only reason the mystery was there was to give Brody a reason to pull his head out of the self-loathing fog in which he has lived for so many years. Honestly, it was barely even broached for over half the book.
If you like two opposites finding love and finding their happily ever after, again this one may be for you. Brody is a bit of an ass. Sorry, there is no other way to describe him. He comes by it honestly. He was brought up by a tough as nails former Police Captain, who was also a single father. That same single father instilled in Brody the fear and loathing of who he is and to whom he is attracted. Zach was brought up essentially by a single mother with an absentee father. You are likely to like one character more than the other.
Both Brody and Zach have Daddy issues to work through before they can find their HEA together. Brody also has to find a reason to be true to himself and honest about who he is. There is nothing new and innovative about this book. It is, however, a solid romance with a thin mystery for a backdrop. It is a pleasant way to spend a few hours.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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