Sometimes one moment defines a man.
For homicide detective Mac, it’s been a good year. Having Tony to go home to makes him a better cop and a better person. For Tony, it’s been hard being in love with a man he can’t touch in public. Evasions and outright lying to friends and family take a little of the shine off his relationship with Mac, but Tony is determined to make it work.
As the Minneapolis Police Department moves into a hot, humid summer, Mac is faced with a different challenge. A killer has murdered two blond women, and the police have no real clues. Mac hates to think that another murder may be the only way they’ll make progress with the case. But when that murder happens, it hits close to home for Tony. And suddenly Mac faces an ultimatum: come out into the sunlight and stand beside Tony as his lover, or walk away and live without a piece of his heart.
Rating: Narration – A; Content – A
Kaje Harper’s Life Lessons series continues with Breaking Cover, a wonderful blend of romance and mystery that was so completely enthralling that I couldn’t stop listening to it. Everything works – the mystery is intriguing, the characters are relatable and beautifully drawn, the relationship development is deeply emotional, and J.F. Harding’s narration is perfection.
At the end of Life Lessons, teacher Tony Hart and widowed detective Jared MacLean (Mac) had decided they wanted to be together, even though Mac isn’t out and Tony doesn’t like the idea of spending the rest of his life in the closet. But he knows that if he wants to be with Mac, it’s going to have to be on Mac’s terms – at least for now. Breaking Cover takes place around a year since they met; Tony and Mac are still together, but the secrecy is starting to wear on Tony. He’s lost touch with his friends because he daren’t risk letting something slip, and the hiding – being a couple only behind closed doors and having to think about what he says all the time – is becoming more and more frustrating.
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