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Weight of the Badge

(The Everyday Heroes World)

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Born into a prestigious family and groomed to be the next Beaumont to take over the family business when my cold-hearted father retires isn’t as glamorous as it seems. My entire life mapped out by the one person I loathe—my father. But instead of obeying my dad’s demand to return to Harvard and complete my college education, I enrolled at the police academy with my best fr ...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published November 19th 2020 by KDP
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Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK. It was completely unexpected. I went in thinking it was going to go one direction and it went the complete opposite. This book shattered everything inside my soul.

Britney and Deacon are siblings, Kade is their best friend, Deacon’s partner and has been crushing on Britney since they were children. However, he made a pact with his best friend when they were children, he wouldn’t date his sister. However, the chemistry between Britney and Kade is undeniable. They are drawn to each othe
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Ashley Estep The Art of Reading
Holy hell! Weight of the Badge is my first T. R. Cupak book so I honestly had no idea what I was about to read but I can tell you it wasn't what I got.

Cupak just delivered a stop what you're doing and read this book. While it started off a little slow I think it was more than made up for with the weight of this story. Deacon is Kade's best friend and Britney's brother. He made Kade promise not to date Britney when they were in high school. Britney never knew if Kade cared for her like a sister o
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Heather
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC for my honest opinion. HOLY....COW! This book woah! I really wasn't expecting some of the stuff that happened and could not stop reading. This was such an incredible part one to what I'm sure is going to be a phenomenal and heart wrenching duet. All of the characters were very well developed and could feel a connection to them.
kade and Deacon are best friends growing up. Kase makes a pact s a young boy that he won't get involved with Brittany, Deacons brother. As the years go
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N.E. Henderson
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book. 😳 This story 🥰
It blew me away, and I say this at the end of each book of T’s that I read—it’s my favorite of hers. Buts it’s true. Her writing style is great. Her characters feel like real people. I had so many emotions from this book; I laughed, I cried, I sent the author angry messages, I sent her praises too. I loved this story. It’s not for weak that’s for sure. And I cannot wait until part two.
Anna Reads Here
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.75 | Steam: 🔥🔥
Tropes: Men in Uniform, Best Friend’s Sister, Romantic Suspense

Review: This is my first book by TR Cupak and the first from the Everyday Heroes world too. And this one kept me at the edge of my seat from start to finish. It was less about the romance and more about the suspense, which I was totally fine with. I went into this expecting a lot of angst and pain, but I’m glad that it was limited. Yes, it’s a little angsty and there’s quite a bit of pain, but it’s bearable.
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Jackie Wright
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by this author and it certainly won’t be the last....
Weight of the Bage is one of the best additions to The Everyday Heroes World that I have read so far, it’s a story that drew me in, captivated me and didn’t let me put it down until the final word was read and what about that final word !!!!!
I don’t want to write a review that’s full of spoilers because I believe this story should be read with no expectations and it will be best enjoyed if you read it first h
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Kari Hansen
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kade and Deacon grew up together and have been there for each other despite whatever challenges that life through at them and not only are they best friends but they are both police officers as well. The one thing that Kade hasn’t shared with him is how deep his feelings for Deacon’s sister are due to a promise that he made when they were children.

Britney loves her brother so even though she loves Kade as well she believes that they can never be more than friends. Being around him and not being
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Reading  In the  Red Room
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This is part one of the Badge Duet! This book was definitely a emotional journey. I loved The relationship between best friends Deacon and Kade. Childhood best friends then partners on the police force. Deacon and Kade were everything to each other. Brittany is Deacon’s sister who he made Kade promises that he would never go after her romantically. This promise haunted Brittany and Kade because deep down they both had incredible feelings for each other. The emotional and physical journey th ...more
Sandie Chraponski
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I never read any blurbs of books as I like to go in blind, so to say I was blindsided by this story is an understatement. I mean WOW, T.R. Cupak has written a raw, gut wrenching story about best friends.

I know that this is supposed to be Kade and Brittany’s story but I really think it’s more Deacon’s story. I am not going to go into any details about this story, I want you to go in blind as I did and be open to every feeling you will feel, and there will be a lot. This story is a part of a duet
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Kristina McDuffie
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book yall! 😳😳 This was my first book of hers to read and it was amazing! I cried, I laughed, I got mad.. I don’t want to give any spoilers away so I won’t go into any details but Its for sure one of my favorite books of all time. I can’t wait to have this one in paperback. Book #2 needs to come ASAP! 😍
Heather Rada
Nov 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my heart!!! The emotions are so heavy in this book, you feel everything that these amazing characters are going through! Emotional roller coaster does not begin to describe the journey that TR Cupak takes you on. Sitting on the edge of my seat anxiously waiting for the next book!!!!
Char Davis
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story is a real emotional rollercoaster ride to healing and love.When they were growing up Deacon an Kade were best friend an Brittney Deacons sister was a year an a half younger than use .When we were twelve Deacon insisted I swear if never date his sister. Kades dad was unfeeling an mad that Kade became a cop along side of Deacon.This story will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride.There are so many twists and turns to this story will keep you riveted until the very last page and l ...more
Stephanie
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this is the first book that I have read by T.R. Cupak and it definitely won’t be my last. And I need book two ASAP!

This book gave me all the feels! I am definitely going to have a problem moving on from this book. I know I will be re-reading this book again in the future. I am not ready to leave these characters and their world behind. I can’t wait to revisit them.

I voluntarily reviewed this book.
BlueSeal
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Weight of the Badge by T. R. Cupack is the next installment in the Everyday Heroes series in which all of the stories are inspired by K. Bromberg’s World. Y’all know that I love books about alpha-male first responders so I very excitedly signed up for this book! Grab your coffee and let’s chat about T. R. Cupack’s Weight of the Badge.

Kade is a huge disappointment to his father. He walked away from a Harvard education and the family’s empire to become a police officer for Los Paloma, a decision
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Mackenzie Bibliophile
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting ages for TR Cupak to release another book, anything! I have missed her writing so much! What I didn’t expect though was that she was going to drop this emotional, slow burn bomb onto my little bookish heart. Weight Of The Badge is really something special, and so perfect. Friendship and family are such a tightly woven thread throughout the story, that support and connections give this book such heart!
I love the banter that happens between Brittany and Sydnee, you can really
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Jen Isherwood
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ARC review!
Book release date: November. 19, 2020

Kade grew up with his father already planning his future. Be the next Mr. Beaumont and take over the family business when he retires. But as Kade grew older, he found that wasn't what he wanted. He didn't want to sit around all day at a desk. That wasn't him. After taking a ride along in his best friend, Deacon's uncles squad car, he found himself wanting to be more and more one of the men in blue. So after graduation, him and Deacon enrolled in t
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Gsmitty
Nov 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Weight of the Badge by T. R. Cupak is set in K. Bromberg's Everyday Heroes World series and oh my GIDDY AUNT, it was EPIC!
The characterization is thoroughly engaging from the start, and I was drawn into the world where Kade, Britney, and Deacon live and was happy to take a seat and put my feet up while I revelled in the story! 
Kade is stoic, loyal, a cool tall attractive drink of water, and in love with his best friend's sister even though he denies it. 
Britney is sweet, charming, a caring perso
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Amy Reierson
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story was a surprise not going in the direction I expected at all in a way.
Brothers best friend is one of my favorite tropes it's what originally drew me to the story along with the Malone brothers who I love.
When thing start out out and and Kade and Deacon make their silly pact about Deacon's sister I'm not surprised.
But Britney is her own person and eventually whether Deacon likes or not she will out grow that pact. And that goes for whether Kade can handle it or not.
But before anything c
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Jennifer Pierson
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really loved Weight of the Badge but there was a slight issue for me, the three POVs had me confused a couple of times. Once I got past that, it was perfect sailing from there. See, we have two best friends, Deacon & Kade, who are law enforcement together, and with Britney, Kade's younger sister involved. Deacon made a pact with Kade when they were younger to stay away from his sister, but these days, it's a bit harder than ever so the complications are coming in hot. It doesn't help that thin ...more
Lisa
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
T.R. Cupak is an amazing author and I have gotten to meet her in person at signings and she's just a delight. Weight of the Badge is a cliffhanger so just be prepared. However holy crap this book will leave you with a book hanger from the word go. Kade has never wanted to go into the family business his heart has always been to help people and he gets to do that as a police officer and even better with his best friend Deacon. These two are so fun to read about, but it's Kade and Deacon's sister ...more
Cindy Fong
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been patiently waiting for this story and man, it did not disappoint. Once again, T.R. Cupak has made me teary-eyed with her words. This story is raw, emotional and not for the faint of heart. The ending was rough for me. This story portrays strength, compassion, and love in every sense of the word. Sometimes the "weight of the badge" is just too much to bear.

There are parallel stories woven throughout this story. Deacon and Britney, siblings and best friends. Kade and Deacon best friend
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Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"I have been patiently waiting for this story and man, it did not disappoint. Once again, T.R. Cupak has made me teary-eyed with her words. This story is raw, emotional and not for the faint of heart. The ending was rough for me. This story portrays strength, compassion, and love in every sense of the word. Sometimes the ""weight of the badge"" is just too much to bear.

There are parallel stories woven throughout this story. Deacon and Britney, siblings and best friends. Kade and Deacon best fri
...more
Nickie Sale
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just Wow - What ever you think your going to read .. your wrong !! This is a page turner of note. A promise made between two best mates leads when they are children means that despite strong chemistry Kade cannot date his best friend Deacon's sister Brittany. Kade and Deacon go on to become police officers, working together. One day, they are involved in an incident during which they both get shot. The fallout from this incident is immense and Kade finds himself getting closer and closer to ...more
Rae-Rae79
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
HOLY SHIT what a ride!!! So this book is about 2 best friends, Deacon and Kade, who decide to go against family traditions and join the police force together. They truly become brothers in blue who try to make a difference. While growing up as friends, Deacon makes Kade promise that he will not have a romantic fling with his sister Britney. Unfortunately this promise makes both of them miserable due to they have feelings for each other. An unexpected turn of events while on the beat makes everyo ...more
Jenifer Briggs
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
dnf @23%

This is definitely the case of it's me, not the book, but I just could not get interested in the storyline. I usually like brothers best friend romances, so I was excited about this book, but the pacing was just everywhere all at once. And the fact that there was a POV from the brother threw me off too. Maybe I'll try this again at another time, but for right now it just wasn't for me.

**I received an ARC of this book and these are my honest opinions**
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Vedika Sheth
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
Rating: ⭐️⭐️

It kind of felt like anything was happening. The story jumped a bit too much for my preference. There was also too much setting. I wish the actual story started earlier. The characters were pretty cool though.

I wrote this voluntary review in exchange for an ARC copy.
Latifa Morrisette
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I did not expect for T.R. Cupak to drop such an emotional bomb on me. From beginning to end I was hooked, but I never expected that actual tears would leave my eyes. I can't wait to see what's in store for Kade and Britney. ...more
Jaime Reynolds
Nov 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So this story didn’t go quite as I expected. It was incredible and I felt like I was there in the story with these amazing characters. Beautifully told and I know many will connect and feel. My heart and emotions were ripped out of my chest and I just can’t stop crying. Now I’m off to have a giant glass of wine while I recover and reflect on the weight of this story.
Ann Meemken
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Weight of the Badge! Holy crap, I had to stop many times to stop the water works so I could continue reading. Kade and Deacon had made a pact when they were younger. The pact was Kade could not date Brittney, Deacon's sister. The book is an emotional read. It touches on a subject that has affected a few of our family members. We still struggle with it. TR Cupak wrote it in such a beautiful way. The letters were a beautiful closure to those he loved the most. The epiloque sounds l ...more
Char Davis
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is such an emotional rollercoaster ride.When Kade ,Deacon and Deacon little sister grew up together best friends.Made spent alo t of time at their house.So when they grew up Kade an Deacon decided to be cops.Kades father had a fit he wanted him to learn the business an someday take it over.When they were twelve Kade made a promise to Deacon he wouldn't date his sister.The truth is Kade wants to marry Britney,he's in love with her but can't do anything about it.This story will have you on th ...more
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T.R. Cupak was born and raised in the suburbs of a Bay Area city in California. She now lives in a quiet town south of where she grew up with her husband and their Shih Tzu Harley and German shepherd Mac.

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