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(Undercover #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  237 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Drake Donovan is one of the good guys. He spends his life helping people who need it. Being a police officer is all he’s ever wanted to be, and there is nothing else that could ever compare.

After months of work he finally has a way in to the underground world he's been trying to close down. A trail of dead prostitutes has led him to a chat room and a man called Dreamfixe
Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 262 pages
Published November 23rd 2016 by T.A. McKay
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Mar 29, 2018 added it
Skim City for me

Once again another book I will not be rating. This book would be next to the definition of Stockholm Syndrome. I had no sympathy for Ryden who is the head of a prostitution ring. He is cold and ruthless. Yes, he had a horrifically abuse childhood, but that doesn't give him the right to kidnap and torture others. Then we have Drake, the naive policeman who goes undercover and shocker...gets abused, raped, and falls in love with his captor. I don't know if it was my min
Caroline Brand

4.25 Stars

This was delicious and teeny, tiny bit dark and twisted. One hero and one antihero and a story that has you wondering the entire time how on earth they can possibly achieve a HEA.

Drake Donovan is a police officer tied up in a case that involves dead male prostitutes. The clues have been sporadic and mainly led to dead ends so when an ‘in’ from an internet chat room arises Drake grabs onto it with both hands intending t
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm not really inspired lately to write reviews but this one I really loved so here I am!
A lot of things are completely unbelievable here but WHO CARES!


So. We have Drake, young police officer. He found a body completely torn appart. beaten and mark with one letter. He swear to this dead body that he will find who did this to him!
So here he is, 5 bodies later and working to go undercover in a sex tr
♥️Victoria ♥️ ♥️love books♥️
2ND read just as amazing like the first one

JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, ebook, dmc
This one took me a little bit to get on board, even though I was interested from the get go. Drake decides he is the best option to go undercover to get to the bottom of the missing and deceased men who have turned up. Word has it there is a high end escort business, which is how Drake manages to get an invite. Luck goes his way when he happens upon a name and ends up making contact. Unfortunately, before he is able to make the scheduled meeting, he is grabbed and kidnapped. Turns out the busine ...more
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was honoured when asked by T.A to beta/arc read this for her as i'm a huge fan of her M/M books.
In this we meet Drake, a police officer who's trying to find and infiltrate an organization which is behind the appearance of dead male prostitutes.
Ryden is the head of the organization and the guy that Drake needs to contact and hopefully get the information needed to close them down.
I have to say that i was intrigued and drawn in from the get go. From the start the story gripped me and pul
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Dec 15, 2016 rated it did not like it

So cop gets kidnapped by the criminal he's hunting, who kidnaps men and forces them into prostitution, allows his guards to rape said prostitutes whenever they want, has his men beat the shit out of people whenever they don't comply, etc ... and these two fall in love? I'm sorry, but that's gross as hell and not remotely romantic. And that's leaving out the murders that got the cops involved to begin with. Like, I'm all for cop/criminal stories, but generally there is some redeeming qualities to
Christi Snow
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
My Review:
There's not a warning on this book, but it probably needs one. It's very dark, and I'm not saying that as it being something bad, because it's not. The book is fantastic, but there is a lot of graphic violence and you need to be prepared for that. Because flat of these heroes is not a good guy. He inherited the family business from his father and has grown up with this world of violence as the norm. Someone defies him...he kills them. And a lot of that happens within th
Nat ReadingAllNite
Not what I hoped for

2.5 stars rounded up because I didn't DNF it. I actually kind of enjoyed reading some of this up until I realized there was no way I'd get the kind of resolution I felt was needed. It's going to be hard to explain without big fat spoilers. I also felt the story became rather tedious at times. Through most of the story, there wasn't really much going on, action wise. It followed each character, Drake and Ryden, in alternating POV. It was also written in 1st person, present te
R.f. Greenwood
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2016
Wow this was just something else!

When i got the chance to beta for T.A. McKay i nearly fell off my seat, 4 books into beta reading for her and I'm still surprised how much i love read as it gets written.
Even when you would love for more because your so engrossed and the rest of the book isn't written yet!

This had some really dark tones and some people might not like or overcome.
But then at the same time there are parts that are not that bad! The good weighs ou
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-them
Wow! I usually don't like antihero's but Ryden is just so irresistible, and the very sweet Drake is his perfect match. Loved this story and all the characters. Hoping there is going to be more books with these guys.
Dawn Higgins
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW to say i loved this book was a understatment,it was awesome.I love a dark read so add a MM to that and i was a happy bunny.

This started off with the young police officer Drake, looking to catch a break to find the Dreamcatcher on line to set himself up to go under cover to infiltrate this prostitution ring and expose the man behind it all,as there had been five dead body's that came from this organization and Blake wants to get this shut down.

This story sucked me in a
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I know Ryden is a gangster... I know he's a rough drug dealer, and he has the biggest prostitution ring...


I loved him from the first moment he was mesmerized by Drake... I loved him from the first moment he stepped to protect Drake...

Drake changed Ryden... he started to change from the moment they met... and Ryden haven't disappointed me once during this thrilling story...

This book grabbed me from page 1
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story was well plotted, and you just can’t help but will the two MC’s to get together. I just loved it.
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
"I’d never experienced anything like that before. It was like the whole world had vanished as I focused in on his eyes. Dark and full of racing emotions. It was like in that few seconds I could see everything that they held. Pain, lust and danger, and even though I couldn’t explain why, I felt like I wanted to get lost in those eyes forever..."
- Drake

4.5 / 5 Stars

Hell... just... damn! There're no words to describe how sexy this book was.

Drake is a young and beautifu
L. Layale
Dec 02, 2016 rated it liked it
I wish I could say this book was even a 4 star read, but it's not. Drake discovers a dead body of a male trafficking victim which leads the police on an extensive hunt for the prostitution ring. He ends up in the hand of Ryden a drug lord, a pimp, and one of the most feared leaders of the underground criminal world.

For the most part this is a good story, but a lot is very unrealistic. When Drake first gets captured he falls off the face of the earth to his department. He doesn't try to get in
Michaela Bishop
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an arc in return for a honest and unbiased review

This review isnt going to give this the credit it deserves but im going to do my best. Let me start by saying T.A Mckay is one of my top authors whos work i one click without even reading her blurb. I love everything about her work from her writing style and story lines to the character build its all amazing. I've followed her work from the very beginning and have always been a huge fan. Her work never fails to amaze me and
Nov 24, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
Everyone isn't as bad as they seem, some are worse.
Very dark topics-prostitution, murder, drugs and rape. Yet even in the midst of all of the pain a bit of happy is found.
Drake and Ryden. There is a sad beauty in their love. So much passion, but given the situation I was constantly second guessing its truth. The idea that the important parts of the soul can be separate and untouched by all of the ugly is a hopeful one.
I would've liked to see more balance in Drake's ch
Kirsty Turner
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by T.A. McKay despite following her for just over a year so I was very excited to receive an ARC of this book. From the very first page I was hooked! I honestly couldn’t read this book fast enough. There are some dark scenes and some not so dark scenes but it evens out the story perfectly. I loved the build up to a relationship between Ryden and Drake. It wasn’t rushed and I loved that. I enjoyed reading this and was gutted when I finished it. I will definitely ...more
Cecilia Rodriguez
Nov 23, 2016 rated it liked it

Not sure how to rate this, maybe 3 stars since it was an okay read....I guess if I suspend all disbelief I'd give it 4 stars but I found it hard to wrap my mind around how quickly they fell for each other given their characters and the circumstances.

Kristy Croll
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of Tracy's books, and this book sure didn't disappoint!
Once again another 5 star read. It had me hooked from start to finish
Oct 21, 2017 rated it liked it
MAJOR SPOILERS... The thing is...

I liked the story!



But I couldn’t get my mind wrapped around an undercover Officer placing his life in hell to find a brutal serial murderer that he’s been hunting for over a year, fall in love with who he thinks is the murderer and says, f**k it he’s not so bad.

So what, all these men being held here against thei
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ah yes Stockholm syndrome, how I love thee. I had no sympathy with Ryden but damn I liked him aplenty. He was strong, ruthless and with some kindness put in the mix.
He held his people under a strong leadership and took no crap from anyone but still was sweet to Drake. And took care of his Letters as much as could be done.

This isn't a book with plenty of anguish, it didn't dwell on Drake's emotions about wanting Ryden or how he felt truly felt about wanting Ryden more than doing his
Laura DeSimone
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was intrigued with the concept of this story. The story starts out with police officer Drake Gallagher discover the body of a young man who has been tortured, and a letter tattooed on his chest When more bodies turn up he decides to find out who is behind these killings and go in undercover to bring the criminals to justice. Ryden is the crime boss behind this prostitution ring, selling young gay men to the highest bidder. Drake is kidnaped off the street and brought into the organization wher ...more
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
I’m so so confused by this book. I really don’t know how to rate it properly..
My main problem is that I don’t get the attraction between Drake and Ryden. Other than the physical part, which makes no sense because Drake is blindfolded everytime. So there is only the sexual attraction. Not enough in this situation! Comeon the man is a pimp who keeps the men as sex slaves ffs!!!. He has no redeeming qualities. It would have made more sense if the two had connected f.i through their computer c
Fiona Lyle
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely bloody fantastic. This book was just perfect in every way and holy crap Ryden and Drake were soooooooo hot together my heart was almost beating out of my chest. I've loved all of the books I've read by this author but this has by far been my favourite, I cannot wait to see what she's going to do next because this may be hard to beat. Mrs McKay you are a genius!
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Who knew a Crime boss and a Cop could be so hot together. I couldn't put it down. I love how they could just feel each other even from a far. They were made for one another, there is no denying that is what that electrical feeling is about. He didn't have to end things the way he did. There was another way!!
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received undercover as an arc in exchange of a honest review.

I have been missing T.A's words lately and then I get offered this book so I jumped at the chance. T.A is incredible at writing M/M books.

I don't want to say to much incase of any spoilers but this story was incredible and did not disappoint at all. I loved Ryden and Drake sooo hard!!!!
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Scary good

This book made the bad boy sexy. As the reader you wanted to the wrong things for the right reason. My only hang up was that the end came hard and fast and left too much unanswered for me. The book is worth the read I just wanted more.
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After being married for ten years and raising three beautiful kids I decided it was time to do something for myself. My passion for reading bled over with a need to tell the story that was repeating in my head and that was the birth of my first book. The rest they say is history.

I love the creative release that writing gives you, being able to take someone away to a different world feels amazing.

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