Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
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?
I loved this story and was so glad to see Dan find the love he has been looking for. Dan works himself to the bone and never really gives himself time off. Gideon has been watching Dan for years but was never ready to move on after his wife passed away.
Dan has worked hard all his adult life and is slowly making it through college to get his business degree. He is lonely but at least he has his cat and best friend, who he doesn’t see enough. Gideon is a good guy even if he turns a blind eye to his daughter’s shenanigans.
I loved these characters but connected more with Dan since the story was told through his eyes. I could see his pain and how betrayed he felt when he believed that Ariel and Gideon were playing him with the speed dating thing. These two are perfect for each other if they can both get over themselves just a bit, Dan needs to allow someone to take care of him when they want to and Gideon needs to be a bit more open. I loved watching Gideon realize what he needed to be for Dan and stepping up to the plate with no hesitation and I loved Dan’s unwavering dedication to his friends and co-workers. I can’t wait to see what happens with Cris in the next book.
The cover art by Kanaxa is great and I love it.
ebook, 204 pages
Published: April 24, 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Cowboys and Angels #1