Title: Burden (Love, Unexpected Book 2)
Author: K.C. Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 23rd, 2019
Page Count: 209
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5
A hooker with a heart, falling for a Vice cop? This is no Hollywood movie, and if they want a happily ever after, it’s not going to be easy.
Detective Randy Michaels is back with Vice, working to help NYC crack down on its prostitution problem. When he suspects Jesse Bryant of soliciting, Randy is torn between duty and his knowledge of what put Jesse on the streets. Jesse is clearly struggling, and he isn’t the only one. Recent events have forced Randy to question his sexuality, and a shocking encounter with Jesse plunges him into a crisis of conscience.
Jesse didn’t think his life could get any worse. His family cut all support, his education is on hold, and he’s surviving the only way he knows—selling himself on the streets. Of all the people who could have offered him a helping hand, why did it have to be Randy?
Two men carrying their own personal burdens: How long will it take them to realize that what they really need is each other?
Sweet and soulful. The pairing of these two MC’s was inspired.
Randy is a Vice cop who spent over a year undercover working a sex trafficking club. He’s lived his life straight as an arrow, but when he spends his days watching Jesse, he’s wondering if maybe he’s not a straight as he thought.
When Jesse had to testify against Richards, his secret was out. His parents learned that he was earning money for school as a rent boy and cut him off completely. Now, he’s got no choice. He needs money for rent and he’s had to quit school. But he can’t stop lusting after Randy. Straight Randy.
I loved that Randy had his neighbor Owen, the psychologist, in his corner. He worked out so many doubts and was able to truly put himself out there. He was such a great, giving and loving character.
The story just really flowed, with minimal angst and maximum romance. I thoroughly enjoyed this read and can’t wait for the next in the series. If you want a sweet, sexy, GFY romance, look no further than Burden.
Love, Unexpected series
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