Release day: Courting the Cop
Today is the official release of Courting the Cop by Coleen Kwan (ebook, Samhain). Here’s the blurb:
Abigail has bigger problems than adjusting to her role as owner of a yarn store she inherited from her aunt. Petty crime is hurting her business, plus that of all the other shops in the area.
When she spots a man stealing an orange from a neighboring store, she doesn’t hesitate to give chase—only to discover the man she’s just tackled to the ground is a cop.
Detective Brody Donovan is about to slap some cuffs on the woman decked out in a yarn costume, when his better sense prevails. Her apartment is the perfect place to set up a stakeout to catch the criminal who wounded his partner. Specifically, her bedroom.
The heat between them unexpectedly fries his concentration, though he can’t figure out why. She’s into ’50s nostalgia. He’s all about his job. She yearns for a man who will court her. He goes through women like tissues.
But when the criminal finally surfaces, Brody realizes too late that he’s dangerously close to losing the one woman he never thought he wanted.
Warning: Contains a commitment-phobic cop, stolen oranges and flirty aprons, and some heartfelt Shim Sham shimmying.
Coleen dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
I had this persistent idea to write a romance between a streetwise-cop and a woman who yearns for a bit of old-fashioned courting, and so was born Courting the Cop. Brody and Abigail are complete opposites, but there’s a spark between them that can’t be denied. This was the first romance I wrote featuring a cop hero, and I had a lot of fun with Detective Brody Donovan. I also had fun researching the legendary Frankie Manning, who was still dancing in his nineties and is famous for the Lindy Hop and the Shim Sham.