Review of: Burden by K.C. Wells

TITLE: Burden
AUTHOR: K.C. Wells
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: April 23, 2019


They never knew what hit them.
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?

I just love this author, and she doesn’t disappoint. K.C. is very good at connecting me to the characters and sucking me in her stories. I love her writing style and the way the story reads smoothly. This is a great opposite attract, sexual identity, law versus moral and first-time experience stories all rolled into one book.

Jesse is a hooker that works at the Black Lounge and really enjoys his job. He was going to school for his MBA and was getting paid for something he loved doing. What could go wrong? Well, to start with finding out that where you work is the mob and is involved with human trafficking. Then finding out the guy you have the hots for at Black lounge is a straight vice cop. And to top it off, your parents cut you off because they find out you’re a gay hooker. So school comes to an end.

Detective Randy Michaels is a vice cop working undercover at the Black Lounge to bust a human trafficking ring. What he doesn’t expect is to get to know these young men and become friends. What he expects even less is to be attracted to the young blond that gets under his skin. He doesn’t understand the feelings he’s having due to the fact that he’s straight.

Owen, a psychologist and Randy’s neighbor, helps Randy figure out who he is but it’s not an easy road. One night changes everything and Jesse and Randy have an amazingly hot night with each other. Randy never knew that sex could be so good, and Jesse couldn’t believe it could ever work between them. Jesse leaves before Randy wakes up and Randy feels like a john. Nikko helps Jesse escape to Maine and Randy is losing his mind.

How could it ever work between a cop and hooker? Will these two figure out their feelings for each other? Will Randy be able to find Jesse to tell him how he really feels? Can these opposite lifestyles come together and find true love? These are all good questions, and you will have to read this great story to find out. Enjoy!

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

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