Life is a journey, not a destination.
Sometimes you know exactly where a story is heading and how it is likely to end. Okay, so this actually happens quite a lot for certain genres. I’ll admit that, with Breaking Cover, I correctly guessed pretty early on the slightly predictable HEA and some major plot points. But like the quote above, it really is the journey that a story takes you on which counts for more than whether you get your HEA. Let’s face it, in this genre you’re almost guaranteed that you will.
In Breaking Cover, the sequel to Life Lessons, Mac and Tony are finally ‘together’ in nearly every sense of the word except for in the real world outside of Tony’s apartment. This is due to Mac’s complete reluctance to be outed at work and to his family. His reasons were actually very understandable and reasonable. However, Tony’s inability to accept Mac’s restrictions on their relationship was equally heartbreaking. Their problems were realistic which only makes it easier to relate to their inner turmoil. Kaje Harper is very adept at drawing out real emotions from her characters without making them seem over the top and without creating drama for the sake of it. The investigation aspect of the story was equally intriguing and interesting, as Mac and Tony’s relationship was.