4.5 Stars for Cop Out (Toronto Tales #1) by K.C. Burns #MM #Romance @dreamspinners @authorkcburn


Title: Cop Out (Toronto Tales #1)
Author Name & Publisher: K.C. Burns (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 18, 2011 – 200 pgs


Detective Kurt O’Donnell is used to digging up other people’s secrets, but when he discovers his slain partner was married to another man, it shakes him. Determined to do the right thing, Kurt offers the mourning Davy his assistance. Helping Davy through his grief helps Kurt deal with the guilt that his partner didn’t trust him enough to tell him the truth, and somewhere along the way Davy stops being an obligation and becomes a friend, the closest friend Kurt has ever had.

His growing attraction to Davy complicates matters, leaving Kurt struggling to reevaluate his sexuality. Then a sensual encounter neither man is ready for confuses them further. To be with Davy, Kurt must face the prospect of coming out, but his job and his relationship with his Catholic family are on the line. Can he risk destroying his life for the uncertain possibility of a relationship with a newly widowed man?

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**Audiobook Review**

While I thought going in that this was going to be more focused on the cop work side of things I can’t say that I wasn’t pleasantly surprised that it was more about the unexpected relationship and feelings that Kurt experiences when he tries to help out his dead partners family.
While normally I love hot and fast reads, this one was nice with a slow, sensual heat that builds as the relationship does. There is a lot of internal struggle that I felt was fitting for the straight, but never found a woman that did much for him. Both men in the book were dealing with huge, life changing things at the same time and had a lot to work through and it was nice to follow along.
Although I felt like Kurt’s character went through everything I expected with coming to terms with being gay, I felt like we missed out on seeing Davy sort of progress with losing his partner and gaining back everything he’d lost.
I really liked the narrator, Tristan James. He really did a nice job showing the struggles and emotions Kurt went through and was an easy voice and pitch to listen to.

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I’ve been writing for what feels like my whole life. I’m a sucker for a happy ending (get your mind out of the gutters!) so it’s been romance almost all the way. After moving from Toronto to Florida for my hubby to take a dream job, I discovered a love of gay romance and fulfilled my own dream — getting published. After a few years of editing web content by day and at night, neglecting my supportive hubby and needy cat to write about men loving men, I was uprooted yet again, and now reside in California.

Writing is always fun, despite the hard work, but writing about my guys is more fun than I’ve had in a long time. Love between consenting adults is a beautiful thing, and should be celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation. I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I love writing them.

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