Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cover Up by KC Burn

Cover Up, KC Burn, Dreamspinner Press
Toronto Tales #2
Detective Ivan Bekker has hit rock bottom. Not only is he recovering from a bad breakup with a cheating boyfriend, he’s also involved in a drug bust gone bad. Ivan had to kill a man, and his friend was shot and is now fighting for his life. Though Ivan is under investigation for his part in the shooting, his boss sends him on an off-the-books undercover operation to close the case. The timing is critical—this could be their chance to plug a leak in the department.

Off-balance and without backup, Ivan finds himself playing a recent divorcĂ© and becoming Parker Wakefield’s roommate. He finds it hard to believe that sweet Parker could possibly be a criminal, much less have ties to a Russian mafia drug-trafficking operation, and Ivan lets down his guard. His affection is unprofessional, but Parker is irresistible.

When Ivan comes across clear evidence of Parker’s criminal involvement, he has to choose: protect their relationship, regardless of the consequences, or save his career and arrest the man he loves.

Not only is Ivan having trouble after shooting a young Russian gang member but he still hasn't recovered from his break up with his cheating ex-boyfriend. He really had no business going under cover but when his boss asked he felt he couldn't say no.

Parker is trying to re-start his life after putting everything on hold to care for his dying mother. Since it was just the two of them losing her has really knocked him off kilter, thankfully he has his longtime best friend and now a new roommate to help him re-acclimate. He knows one of them is using him and the other is trying to save him...he just isn't sure which one is which.

I enjoyed this book but didn't love it like I did the first one in the series. It's very well written, I just felt that the story line was slow in some parts and I didn't connect to the MC's like I did to the couple in Cop Out. I felt that there were some things that Ivan, as a long time detective, should have picked up on, but I guess could be explained away by his suffering PTSD from the shooting.

I did however enjoy seeing Kurt and Davy from the first book and some of their friends, especially Rick. The whole "It's a Small World" scene at the party with Rick and Kurt's brother Ian and Ivan and Parker was hilarious! Can you say awkward!

I am very curious to see who's story we get next?? Will it be Ian and Rick, or someone we have yet to meet??

If you like hot cops and seeing the bad guys get what's coming to them then Cover Up is one that you don't want to miss!

RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries This book was given to us by Dreamspinner Press. Many thanks.
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