Book Reviews

Undercover Lover (Romance on the Go) by Rebecca Brochu at Evernight Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 04-June-2013

Book Blurb

When vice cop Gentry Trecall is informed that he’s going to be going undercover as a hooker, thanks to the city’s latest bid to crack down on prostitution, he’s skeptical but resigned. What he doesn’t expect is to encounter someone like Dublin MacAulay, the owner of the popular night club The Pale that just so happens to be right across the street from the corner Gentry has been assigned.

Dublin’s unlike anyone Gentry’s ever met before. He gruff and sincere, trying to get him off the street. An unspoken attraction lingers between the two, but the truth about Gentry’s profession is the only thing that keeps it at bay.

When the truth finally does come out will Dublin be able to forgive Gentry for the lie he’s had to tell? Or will his undercover work lose Gentry the lover of his dreams?



Be Warned: m/m sex

 

Book Review

Cops who go undercover and pretend to be someone else, even if it's only for a short time, do not have an easy time of it. Impersonating someone else requires skill, and, unless the cop in question happens to be an actor, or has some acting ability, this is hard. It can also be extremely dangerous, but to some extent, that comes with the territory, I guess. This story follows one such cop who is thrown into an assignment he really doesn't want, yet he follows through to the best of his ability. The emotional price he pays for having to pretend to be someone else when he meets the man of his dreams is high –for both of them.

Gentry is a man who has only ever wanted to be a cop. Portraying a prostitute is not what he expected to ever have to do, but he wants to do a good job, so he throws himself into his role with determination. The man who wants to "save" him almost makes him break cover, but he perseveres. I hated to see him hurting, and kept hoping he'd be able to set everything to rights once the stupid assignment was done with.

Dublin is a rare human being, full of compassion and a genuine need to help street people. He explains why this is the case to Gentry during one of their many nightly talks, and he is crushed when Gentry still doesn't seem to want to come off the street. The passion he unleashes once Gentry is able to come clean is scorching

If you like stories where the main characters have to suffer a bit before they get their happy end, if you enjoy reading about genuinely nice people getting their reward, and if you're looking for a fun read with just a touch of angst but no major drama, then you will probably like this short story.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 11290 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-May-2013
Price $2.99 ebook
Buy Link http://www.evernightpublishing.com/undercover-lover-by-rebecca-brochu/