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~Release Day Review~Burden (Love, Unexpected #2) by K.C. Wells~

 

44800601Title: Burden
Author: K.C. Wells
Series: Love, Unexpected #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 194 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

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?


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This is the second book in the Love, Unexpected series by K.C. Wells. I haven’t read the first book, Debt, but I got really curious about this one after reading the blurb. 

“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.”

I struggled a little at the beginning with a lot of characters showing up, but it got pretty easy to understand their pasts as we get glimpses of their background stories.

Jesse got disowned by his parents. He couldn’t afford to study anymore. He feels forced into soliciting. Even if he felt something for the gorgeous detective Randy Michaels, he can’t get over the fact that Randy is a Vice cop…Randy offers to help Jesse, but something doesn’t ring right with him. 

I enjoy GFY and OFY stories so this one was right on my alley. Randy questioned his sexuality before, but Jessy is the one who makes him admit who he is and what he wants. Or specifically who he wants.

Even if the story isn’t light, we get only a little relationship angst and the ending was sweeter than I expected.

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