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Cover Up (Toronto Tales #2)

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Detective Ivan Bekker has hit rock bottom. Not only is he recovering from a bad breakup with a cheating boyfriend, he’s also involved in a drug bust gone bad. Ivan had to kill a man, and his friend was shot and is now fighting for his life. Though Ivan is under investigation for his part in the shooting, his boss sends him on an off-the-books undercover operation to close ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published December 14th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press (first published December 13th 2012)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)




A swing and a miss.

I'm SO upset that this book didn't rock like book one in the series, Cop Out. I love the narrator, Tristan James, but even that deep, sultry voice couldn't make this story interesting... or make sense.

The biggest problem with this book is that the concept is so far removed from reality that it was almost painful to read. I honestly have no idea why Ivan agreed to the undercover op in the first place. Who would ever think that going undercover to investigate a suspected POT de
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Simsala
Dec 14, 2012 Simsala marked it as dnf
DNF

Is there a storyboard hanging over the m/m genre that most m/m authors meticulously follow these days?
A cop-goes-undercover crime story that gets beaten to death by endlessly mulled over mutual sexual attraction - without any tangible sparks.
I`ve read that countless times before so no need to continue...
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Heller
There was a lot of non/miscommunication in this one. While I can forgive that for Parker because of his nativity and relative youth it was a lot harder to give Ivan a pass.

Ivan has been shoved undercover after an extremely intense and disturbing drug bust. I don't know if he was thrown off his game because of those events but his undercover op was riddled with issues. I did enjoy the chemistry between the MC's but I found I was more frustrated with how they just didn't clear things up with a si
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Rebecca ♥ Matrim, Kishan, Magnus ♥
I didn't like this quite as much as book 1, but it is more like a 3.5/5. Parker was adorable, I loved him. But his and Ivan's relationship was a bit insane. With all the lies and betrayal and confusion, I was surprised how easily they got through it at the end. I did not expect Parker to take Ivan back so quickly. I wish we could have seen a bit more of them together afterwards. Maybe an epilogue.
Catherine
I liked this one more than I was expecting too, but I could have done with a little more romance in my romance novel. Also, Ivan's a pretty terrible cop. Just sayin'.
Laura
Feb 21, 2016 Laura rated it liked it
El gran problema de este libro es la base sobre la que se asienta. No me parece creíble que Ivan acceda a una investigación encubierta (¡sin pruebas y sin contactos!) el mismo día que ha pasado por un tiroteo y ha matado a una persona.

Aún así, una vez dejas el escepticismo atrás, me ha gustado la relación, y Parker me parece completamente adorable. Aunque hay muchos problemas de comunicación entre ellos que acaban desesesperando un poco, me ha parecido un libro entretenido, por eso las tres est
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Debra
3.5 stars

Since this is the second in the series, I will compare it to the first book Cop Out and say it certainly didn't have the emotional component that the first one did, but nonetheless I did enjoy Ivan and Parker, and catching up with the characters from the first book.

This one overlaps the end of the first book and starts with the shoot out where Kurt is shot. When Ivan returns to work immediately from the shooting, he is immediately sent out on an off the radar undercover operation by hi
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SueM
2.5 stars.
Unfortunately, I didn't find this novel as good as the first in the series. For me, the whole premise of the investigation was obviously suspicious, while the bad guy was immediately apparent. Throw in a too-trusting policeman, Ivan, a too-innocent yet supposed bad guy, Parker, as well as a sprinkle of insta-love, and the whole story seemed rather implausible to me.

That said though, I did enjoy catching up with Davy and Kurt again, and it's why I rounded up to 3 stars.
Macky
Jan 24, 2013 Macky rated it really liked it
Another enjoyable book in a series that has been really good up to now. In this story Ivan who was mentioned slightly in book one, gets his story. The book starts with him having just shot a young Russian guy in the same bust that Kurt from book 1 got shot in. Feeling bad about the shooting, he has practically just arrived back at the station when his boss ' Sarge ' pulls him in and asks him to go undercover in an operation involving a young man, suspected of being involved with the Russians in ...more
Awilk -never sleeps-
A quick read, that was fun enough, but didn't have a great deal of substance. I liked both of the MC enough, although Parker was a bit annoying at times. I also worry if Ivan is one of the best detectives, as the truth of what was going on was so obvious at times, it was hard to believe he couldn't see what was going on.
I enjoyed seeing some of the characters from the first book, Cop Out.
This was not a book I regret reading, as it was a pleasant way to fill up an afternoon, but it wont be going
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JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Apr 24, 2014 JustJen "Miss Conduct" rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm
3.5 stars. This doesn't have quite the same umph that Cop Out had for me, and it was extremely predictible. But, I still enjoyed the characters and seeing how the story would play out. Parker is very sweet. There is a 12 year age difference, which in this instance, didn't really work that well for me. When I forgot about that though, I liked these two together.
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Note: This audiobook was provided to me by the publisher through Hearts on Fire Reviews in exchange for an impartial review.


Ivan Becker is just coming off a botched up operation where he killed someone during a raid and his good friend, Kurt, was injured as well, when his captain pulls him into his office and informs him that he’s to start on an unsanctioned undercover op to nab a suspected marijuana dealer with possible ties to the Russian mob. It’s off the books because the department has a
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Veronica /  V
Aug 07, 2013 Veronica / V rated it it was ok
What a shame that this book wasn't as good as book one.
It was a little bit annoying to keep reading about.... you are old, I'm too old, I feel old.
The author made it sound that the poor guy was right over the hill, trust me 33 years old is not old.
Anke
Mar 24, 2016 Anke rated it liked it
More like 2.5 stars

At some point I just started skimming - it was just too paint-by-numbers for me. Sorry, book!
And I still have the follow-up on my TBR :( hopefully it will be better.

Oh - and just a little anecdote on the side: regarding the CPAP device, I really didn't understand why this was pushed to be such a big issue. My husband also has to use that, because of his apnea and since he uses this - no snoring anymore. Great solution, really. But when I told the kids about this development (d
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Christy Duke
Dec 15, 2013 Christy Duke rated it really liked it
I liked that this second installment in the 'Toronto Tales' series picked up basically where the first book ended. The fact that the whole situation smelled rotten right from the beginning made me empathize with Ivan immediately and I was hyperalert for cops gone bad. Heh. That sounds like a bad reality TV show. *grins* I had watched Ivan and Kurt become friends in Kurt's story and I was definitely interested in reading more about Ivan because it takes a lot of guts to be an out and proud cop.

Wh
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Tami (synchro from BL)
It had some ok moments, but overall it was too often annoying. The cute, young, beautifull, puppy MC was so insecure and so "adorable" and sadly TSTL, that I only wanted him gone for most of the second part of the book. The older Cop-guy was an ok MC, but nothing really stood out.
So the whole book had this "meeeh"-feeling about it.
The "crime/suspense" part was so obvious that it bordered on ridiculous. The romance was ok at best, had a insta-love feel to it, altough it wasn't exactly, and there
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Anna D.
Jul 08, 2014 Anna D. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, age-gap
4.5 stars. I truly don't get why so many didn't like this book but liked the first one. This one was equally enjoyable to me!

Full review:
I may be in the minority here based on the reviews I see, but I had such a great time reading this book. Ivan and Parker both had issues that made them think the other was not interested when (as usual in a romance) the truth was that they each had almost fallen in love at first sight. This was an easy, sweet read with just enough insecurity and angst to get t
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MishyJo
3.5 Stars. I liked it a lot. But I lost interest at the very end. I don't know why.
Kathleen
Jan 09, 2015 Kathleen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
HOW DOES A BOOK THAT HASN'T BEEN PUBLISHED OR REVIEWED GET A 3-STAR REVIEW? There are no reviews posted for this book, yet it has a rating. ???

UPDATE 5/19/2014
I bought the audiobook when it was released and attempted to read it. OMG it was awful. DNFd it at 20%. Too many flaws to enumerate.
Susan65
Dec 17, 2012 Susan65 rated it liked it
Liked the storyline but was a little too predictable.
Fernanda Parente
Sep 11, 2013 Fernanda Parente rated it it was amazing
I loved Parker, really, really loved him
Karen
Apr 15, 2016 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-mm
I think I gave this book 3.5 stars (on BL, rounded down here) just because I'm just not sure what to think and I don't remember the last time a book stumped me like this. The first part of this book frustrated the hell out of me because it just seemed like there was a lot of whining going on by both of the MC's granted Ivan had reason given his circumstances. I felt bad for the guy and Parker it turned out had more reasons than he knew. But for me it was getting to the point where they were losi ...more
Deanna Against Censorship
I wanted to give this book more stars because I loved Parker so very much, but I could not.
Parker is a very sympathetic character. He is a giving human being, but with flaws. Ivan is an emotional wreck from the violent ending of his last case. Without a day off he is put into this new undercover assignment. He is a good cop but he is a mess.

The problem is the lack of communication skills by either of these MCs. Parker still sees himself as a fat kid who does not have a chance at a relationship
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Bev
Dec 27, 2012 Bev rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, romance
A good solid follow-up to Cop Out. I'm enjoying these stories. I like the fact that characters from the previous books continue the story arc, and that they get involved in this latest story revolving around Ivan (shame about the name) and Parker (who can seem like a bit of a dimwit sometimes). Kurt, in particular, really comes through for Ivan when things could have gone disastrously wrong for them both. Rick also helps in a small way (he's a great character, like him a lot) and towards the end ...more
Anita Bianchi
Jul 18, 2016 Anita Bianchi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"Dentro o Fuori" è uno di quei romanzi che rileggo spesso e volentieri, anche per "riprendermi" da letture che mi lasciano un po' l'amaro in bocca. Inutile dirvi che dal seguito mi aspettavo molto: ebbene non mi ha delusa anche se non è esattamente ciò che mi sarei aspettata. Ivan sta attraversando un momento di profonda crisi: non ha ancora superato il tradimento dell'ex fidanzato, ha appena partecipato ad un'oprazione molto importante nella quale ha ucci
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Donald
Sep 06, 2014 Donald rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finishing Cop Out, I went directly to Cover Up and I was not disappointed in the least. Is this book as fantastic as the first book...not to me, but I really liked this book. Despite some less than stellar reviews, I felt that the characters of Ivan and Parker were entirely relatable and realistic. Burn did a fantastic job letting the reader/listener feel the emotional turmoil that Ivan was experiencing based on the traumatic events that occurred prior to his meeting Parker. As a former "fat kid ...more
Nic
Dec 17, 2012 Nic rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, series, zz-amazon-yes
Good follow up to Cop Out. Ivan heads undercover after a traumatic case is closed. He is investigating suspected drug dealer Parker so moves in as his room mate. The plot was a little formulaic, Ivan's undercover sleuthing skills leave a lot to be desired and I picked the bad guy early on. However, there is something very likable about Parker and how his feelings for Ivan develop. 3.5 stars.
CrabbyPatty
Second book in K.C. Burn's Toronto Tales series. Occurs concurrently with Cop Out. Cop Out was a much better book, while Cover Up is barely held together with a paper-thin, highly improbable plot.
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