Title: Slow Burn
Author: Sam B. Morgan
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Genre: Contemporary 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 was interesting from the very first page!
One of the heroes, Brody, chased a person of interest in a serial murder case that has had him tied in knots for years.
After tearing his ACL in his knee he meets Zach his physical therapist the attraction is there but Brody is so far in the closet that he has trouble even admitting to himself that he is gay.
Zack has been deeply hurt by a former lover who lived in the closet, he does not want to repeat the experience. But there is just something about the grouchy, hot Detective that Zack is willing to risk the hurt he knows is coming.
I love how this story moves along, starting with the hot sex ( especially the shower scene) to the big, bad Detective showing how vulnerable he really is and how naive he can be where sex is concerned. In the past, he has only had bathroom sex or in dark corners just for quick relief, so when Zack shows him how it should be it melted my heart.
Through the angst of Brody’s job, of hunting a serial killer and him being scared to death about his being gay coming out at work I still found Brody lovable and Zack stole my heart from the beginning.
Slow Burn is a well written story that will keep you interested throughout, I recommend this book and suggest you look up Sam B. Morgan’s other works, you will not be disappointed.
Reviewed by: Cheryl