Title: Speed Dating the Boss (Cowboys and Angels #1)
Author: Sue Brown
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 204 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Will a mix of privilege and blue collar be a recipe for love… or disaster?
Dan’s pretty satisfied with his job at the working-class bar Cowboys and Angels. He enjoys his simple life, his apartment, and his cat, but he could do without the fights that break out in the bar, his boss’s meddling daughter, Ariel… oh, and a brutal, unrequited crush on his straight alpha boss, Gideon.
When Dan’s friend prepares to tie the knot, everyone insists that Dan needs a date for the wedding. Before he can protest, Ariel arranges a gay speed-dating event at the bar with Gideon as a participant. The unforeseen revelation that Gideon is bisexual raises Dan’s hopes, especially when Gideon announces that he wants to accompany Dan to the wedding. Could Gideon really be interested in Dan?
When Dan needs someone most, Gideon offers his unconditional support, and with genuine commitment, he shows Dan the kind of man he really is. Teaming up to save the wedding from a hungover groom and intolerant parents, can Gideon convince Dan they’re the best match since beer and pizza?
This was a fantastic read. I love how Dan and Gideon’s story unfolds in this book. It is not one of those meet and then fall in love type of books. It is a love that is unrequited. Or at least that is what Dan thought. And he has thought this for years now. This book unfolds in a way that once you start reading it you just can’t wait to see how it is going to turn out.
Dan’s worked at “Cowboys and Angels” for years now. He loves his job and the people he works with. There are a few things he would change if given the chance, one being the constant fighting that goes on when Ariel is around.
Ariel is his boss’s daughter. She is of age and when she gets a hair up her butt, she likes to cause trouble if for no other reason than to amuse herself. Dan is to the point that he has finally decided it is time to talk to Gideon about it. The only problem is Gideon does not take too kindly to anyone telling him anything bad about his daughter.
So when Dan is able to finally speak freely to Gideon without having to worry about losing his job, he does so and is surprised when after the conversation Gideon does something he never expected and that is offer him a promotion to become his manager.
Dan cannot be happier. But he is still hiding the fact that he is in love with Gideon even though he does not stand a chance with him. Gideon is straight and even if he wasn’t then he would still not want anything to do with Dan because even after all these years he is still mourning and completely head over heels in love with his deceased wife.
So when it turns out that Gideon has some secrets of his own that Dan is about to find out, Dan does not know if it is a good or a bad thing.
Can two men that have secrets between them and the past of a loved one that passed away, find a way to come together or is it better to just remain boss and employee?
This was such a great read. I enjoyed every minute of this book. I cannot wait for the next book to come out if it is even half as good as this one was. Sue Brown did an amazing job on this book and I look forward to more by Sue in the future.