From Slow Burn to Scorching!
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…
YAY for another new to me author! I have read quite a few books recently with one of the MC's buried in the closet and they are never easy reads. It makes me sad to see someone go so far to not be themselves. That being said they are also some of my favorites.
Brody is an ASS! I seriously don't know how Zack kept from killing him when they first met, that man has the patience of a saint! Brody is a tough, dedicated cop so when he is hurt on the job and can't work it makes him crazy. Unfortunately for Zack, he is Brody's physical therapist and all of Brody's frustration is taken out on him. It doesn't help that Brody thinks Zack is hot as hell and he is trying to fight his attraction to him.
Zack is not going to let Brody intimidate him, so when he gets grumpy Zack pushes him harder, which is exactly what Brody needs to get him back on the job. When Brody asks for extra help getting him back to full strength Zack wants to say yes but finds it hard to fight his attraction to the man. And Zack is NOT falling for another straight man.
I had no problem connecting to both characters...yes even Brody. The story line flows and the dialog is fun and very well done. The mystery part of the story line has a great curve ball thrown in and added depth to a story that for the most part is only two characters. There is some interplay with Brody's work partner and some family drama but the bulk of the story is Brody and Zack.
I really enjoyed this story and will definitely be picking up this authors other works!
RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by Loose Id. Many thanks.