4 Stars, Audio Book, Drama, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, K.C. Burn, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Kim

Sound Bite Sunday: Tristan James Narrates KC Burns’ “Cover Up”

Title: Cover Up (Toronto Tales: Book Two)

Author: KC Burn

Narrator:: Tristan James

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 8 Hours, 14 Minutes

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: The Sequel to Cop Out

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 divorce 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.

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Review: Cover Up is the second audio book in KC Burn’s Toronto Tales series, and while I loved it, and Tristan James’ fantastic narration, there are few things in Cover Up’s storyline I had problems overcoming.

Going from being on administrative leave after a drug raid gone wrong, to going undercover, I have to admit I had a little problem with this; I couldn’t understand why Ivan would risk his job when his boss pushed him to take the case. This, coupled with all the misunderstandings and more than a few conclusions being jumped to between Ivan and Parker, had me rolling my eyes a couple of times. For instance, Ivan mistaking Neil for Parker’s boyfriend rather than his friend, or when Parker would leave after having sex with Ivan. Ivan assumed it was Parker’s guilt over his “cheating” on Neil, which wasn’t the case at all but is an example of their lack of communication.

But, even with the eye rolling angst thrown in for effect, there were some very sweet moments in this story that made me want to see how Ivan and Parker managed their HEA, things I don’t want to reveal because they’d be spoilers, but let’s just say there are some nice surprises in Cover Up too.

As for the narrator, let me just say that if Tristan James were a telemarketer, I would be the one keeping him on the phone line. This man has a voice that curls my toes.

So, I’m giving this audio a 4 Star rating.




You can buy Cover Up (Toronto Tales: Book Two) here:

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