Friday, September 22, 2017

Tea or Consequences by KC Burn

Riley Parker: temp, twink, geek… sleuth?

Maybe Riley isn’t living up to his full potential, but being a temp executive assistant suits him. He’s never bored at work, he’s got friends who let him geek out, and he’s got a carefully crafted twink exterior… which might be getting constrictive now that he’s on the other side of thirty. Life isn’t perfect, but it’s comfortable.

It all unravels when he takes a job working for a tea-obsessed cosmetics queen, the owner of Gautier Cosmetics. During the launch party for a new product, Riley finds his boss dead under suspicious circumstances, and the homicide detective is none other than Tadeo Martin, Riley’s high school obsession who never knew he was alive.

Tad drafts Riley to get the scoop on the inner workings of Gautier, and for Riley, it’s like a drug. His natural inquisitiveness is rewarded with more and more Tad. Unfortunately, his snooping puts him in the running for two other roles: suspect and victim. The killer doesn’t care which.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/M Romance
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This was a fast-paced, who did it story. At first, I was kind of skeptical because it seemed that it was more about the spoiled kids of the great Gabrielle.

Riley had a major crush on the police detective who is investigating his boss' death, Tad. Riley has a fairly good life and he likes what he does. Working for a temp agency allows his scenery to change. It seems that the one regret in his life is his relationship with his brother. Jonathan raised Riley for a while and now, despite wanting more from Jonathan, Riley doesn't really know how to break through Jonathan's awful wife. I wanted to do some bodily harm to her and Jonathan.

Tad is a hard-working detective who doesn't seem all too comfortable in his own skin. However, while investigating a murder, he runs in to an old school acquaintance – Riley. Tad knows that he's crossing some boundary lines, but he can't see to keep away from Riley.

The mystery within this love story is a good one and keeps you guessing. Once the main characters figure out that they can't be without each other, it's fairly typical.

Overall, this was a good mystery with a good romance woven in.

Author of gay erotic romance, writing for Loose Id, Carina Press & Dreamspinner Press. Occasionally NSFW. KC Burn has been writing for as long as she can remember and is a sucker for happy endings (of all kinds). After moving from Toronto to Florida for her husband to take a dream job, she discovered a love of gay romance and fulfilled a dream of her own—getting published. After a few years of editing web content by day, and neglecting her supportive, understanding hubby and needy cat at night to write stories about men loving men, she was uprooted yet again and now resides in California. Writing is always fun and rewarding, but writing about her guys is the most fun she’s had in a long time, and she hopes you’ll enjoy them as much as she does.

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  1. The current job I have now is a temp job & I'd say it's the worst since I'm still a temp after 7 years & have seen multiple people been hired into permanent positions both from inside & outside the company I contract for.

  2. I have never worked as a temp before.

  3. I worked as a temp in a shop and it wasn't a great job and I wasn't really trained so I was pleased to get a full time job at another far better store.
    shirleyann2400 (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. I've never worked as a temp either.

  5. No, I've never worked as a temp

  6. I haven't worked as a temp yet.


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