Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday

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5stars

“The more time and emotional dollars you invest into a relationship, the more you inspire trust that encourages the other person to spend more of their own emotional dollars. In a positive outcome, this spending will lead to more emotional wealth. Or, translated, love.”

Title: Leo Loves Aries
Author: Anyta Sunday
Good things about this book: All the main characters are adorable and relatable!
Bad things about this book: Nothing, I loved it.
Do I recommend it? I do, very much recommended!
Rate: 5/5

Read the summary and add this book on Goodreads: here

All hail Matthew Daddario! He is the reason I read this book, besides being also the reason of so many swooning moments (the Daddario siblings are something else | we’re not worthy). I happened to notice the cover of this book randomly and clicked it because the cover model looked so much like my beloved Matthew and I, of course, couldn’t leave a Daddario picture unclicked, that’s not how I was raised. One innocent click led me to read the blurb and I was sold.

This was exactly the kind of love story that brings me joy and laughter and hope and sunshine and rainbows. Was I wrong to think that? Of course not. It brought me feelings I wanted to have and it left me craving for more and not only literary and virtual feelings, I now want real life feelings too! Oh, this is bad! A side effect I was not expecting.

Theo Wallace lives with his blind sister, Leone, and is looking for a roommate. What a lucky coincidence a certain ex-tutor of Theo, Mr. Jamie Cooper, is looking for a place to live. Theo and Leone are trying hard to move on from the end of both their love relationships (his girlfriend and her boyfriend fell for each other and now they’re getting married. Sucks, right?); Theo thinks Jamie might be perfect for his sister.

Really, Theo. You’re an idiot. That’s an F on the paper of life.

Was he the only one in the whole world who didn’t see how Jamie had his eyes set on him from their very first conversation via email? It was so obvious and Theo’s obliviousness was at the same time adorable and frustrating. It was clear as day Theo had more than friendship feelings towards Jamie but he didn’t really entertained the idea of Jamie being gay so everything the boy did to get his attention passed as a best friend kind of thing. Poor Jamie, he tried so hard, so many sentences with obvious double meanings, all wasted.

Theo followed the hot yumminess—and the pizza.

Theo has always thought he was attracted only to women so he didn’t really think about having feelings for a guy. Sure he can see and admire a guy’s good looks but how do you start realizing this is more than just a friend’s thing starting to become a real crush, and then possibly love? How are we to understand if a person is flirting, being funny or just being really friendly? I liked how, when Theo realized he was curious, he didn’t hide it; he went to Jamie and said how he didn’t see himself falling for a guy (oh, you fool boy) but he was willing to explore the sexual part of said curiosity? *PSA: Steamy moments of lust straight ahead*

“Are you insane? I’m sleeping until seven.”
“Your choice.” Jamie swatted his ass. “But you can’t complain when there’s no time for morning fun.”
“Six hours is good. Know what? So is five and a half.”

He’s in for a rollercoaster of a situation. This is a slow-burn kind of love. Things happen slowly yet not in a boring way: seeing those two develop a relationship that transcends the “original plan of Theo” gives it a reality stamp of approval from yours truly. Not everything is instant in life, things take time and the more they know each other, the more they see how it’s not an impulsive decision to try to be more than what they are now and, being such great friends, nothing but good things can come out of it. So it’s worth a try, right?

Theo: Maybe you’re overthinking it? You’ve been staring at that document all night.
Jamie: Almost as long as you’ve been staring at me, then.

I love Theo and Jamie and their shenanigans. I could read about them grocery shopping for thousands of pages and not get bored. Well, I could read about them doing their assignments separately from opposite sides of the dining room and still not get bored. That’s how much I loved them and this entire book.

“If you want to understand the principle of scarcity, just look in the fridge for vegetables after your brother has gone shopping.”

I can understand Theo’s behavior very well. You see someone you think is cute and you don’t see anything wrong in thinking that. Then some time later you see someone else being really cute and funny and still you think it’s normal, you like this person as a potential friend. Then time goes by and you keep looking at people and getting these feelings and you start having different kind of thoughts and your brain kindly announces you that, dear girl, you’re definitely not straight. Then the world gets a little bit brighter and maybe you can have it all, the possibilities multiplied, right? Right??

Reality checks in and you remember you’re not like Theo: you’re not easy going with a charmingly funny personality, with beautiful green eyes, dimples for days and a handsome face. You also don’t have a Jamie who enters your world like a gray-eyed fairy HOTmother. You get a bit sad, of course, but maybe that’s just me: the entire world to love but not a single soul to love me back. Guess I have to start reading my horoscope and hope this Scorpio woman gets a little bit of action. Stars, don’t disappoint me, I’m not getting any younger here!

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Secrets by Jordan Castillo Price

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5stars

I’m not sure which part was weirder—that it had taken me so long to find someone I was that serious about, or that it had even happened to me at all.

Title: Secrets [PsyCop #4]
Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Good things about this book: Victor Bayne, but not when he thinks about Crash!
Bad things about this book: The secrets. Are there more of them? Should I be worried?
Do I recommend it? Yes!
Rate: 5/5

Read the summary and add this book on Goodreads: here

Victor Bayne and Jacob Marks are living together and things are a mess: tons of boxes lying around and useful things cannot be found. Victor is supposed to organize everything since he has time off from work but let’s face it, he is a lazy beauty and we all know it. Jacob knew it; in fact, I don’t think he was surprised that Vic didn’t do much to take their stuff out the boxes. He’s just like me, a master procrastinator.

When things go well you know that bad things are just around the corner and, guess what? That’s exactly what happened. And when things go bad guess who is always in the middle of it all? Yeah, that’s right, it’s Crash. I already didn’t like him and now my feelings towards him are even worse.

Jacob brushed my hair off my forehead and stared down at me like he was about to scoop me up in his arms and ride off into the sunset with me.

I want to blame him for what’s going on Vic’s mind every time they talk or see each other. I want to blame him real bad and I hope he stops whatever he’s doing because as much as I trust Vic and his perverted mind, sometimes we are weak when we’re not at our best and I really really really don’t want him to make mistakes he will certainly regret. Because he will regret it and he knows it! Jacob is a great guy, not flawless but they are perfect for each other.

“You need to take a bath in High John the Conqueror, make sure you clean and all your thoughts be pure.” Pure? Oh, great. I’d be in the tub until April.

This book’s mystery/crime is a tough one and, as the title suggests, this book contains many secrets that will come out and many that still needs to be uncovered. Like Vic or his friends at Camp Hell not being online, or the weird cops following Vic around when he works a difficult case. As much as I understood the reason they didn’t want to publicly reveal Vic’s identity for his safety, they at least could’ve told him all of that. I think he would’ve understood.

I don’t know if I’m ready to read about what went down in Camp Hell and all the bad stuff they did to my Victor, but I want him to face what happened and come out stronger, for Jacob, for his relationship, but above all for himself because he deserves all the best and right now he feels unworthy of the happiness and maybe he will unwillingly sabotage it. Victor needs cuddles, hugs and a happily ever after.

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Body and Soul by Jordan Castillo Price

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5stars

“Maybe I needed therapy. Scratch that. Obviously, I needed therapy”

Title: Body and Soul [PsyCop #3]
Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Good things about this book: Victor Bayne, ghost whisperer!
Bad things about this book: Crash; can’t help it, I don’t like him even if he appears in just a few pages.
Do I recommend it? Yes!
Rate: 5/5

Read the summary and add this book on Goodreads: here

Vic and Jacob are looking for a new place to live; a place with possibly a nice view, a wide kitchen, no roaches and zero ghosts. No ghosts, that’s a must. It seems that people pretty much have died everywhere and this house hunt is becoming stressful for our Vic who has a lot of issues on his own.

“He coordinated very well with my apartment, when he was mostly naked. He made it look kind of classy”

Victor still thinks Jacob is going to get tired of him, of his abilities and peculiarities and throw him away. I don’t like seeing Victor so down and full of insecurities. After that short story, the awful one with Crash crossing the line and kissing Vic, I’ve been feeling anxious. I don’t want Vic making mistakes because he thinks he’s not worth the happiness he’s clearly experiencing. He doesn’t want Crash, never will, and he needs to set his mind into going full throttle into his relationship with Jacob.

“I was a boy scout.”
“That’s creepy. And hot. At the same time.”

The mystery in this book was not as interesting as in the last two but it has something the last books didn’t have. We see Victor interact with ghosts in a friendly way, more or less. We have only seen annoyed Victor and scared Victor but now the ghosts are truly useful to solve the crime they’ve been assigned to.

There are missing people and since the police don’t know whether they’re still alive or not, Victor’s squad is called to help. But Victor is half a squad right now, given that his last partner kidnapped him and is now behind bars. So, new partner for Vic and, after finishing this book, I have to say that he is a nice one and I hope he’s not going anywhere for now.

“My stomach clenched up and I fought back the urge to tell Zig that I was just kidding, and laugh, and give him a hearty, heterosexual clap on the back.”

Zigler, aka Zig, is the name of Vic’s other half at work and he is proving himself the right man for the job. He doesn’t make fun of Victor’s abilities, he trusts him, and he didn’t make remarks or faces when Vic told him about his sexual orientation. Are we going to see more of him in the sequel? Let’s hope so. I think Vic needs someone else to confide in.

I’m throwing myself into this series hoping not to have to deal with the dreaded love triangle or the miscommunication. I hope that both of them, being adults, will handle whatever problems they may face the right way. Let’s just hope there won’t be many of them. The more I see my Vic smile, the more I smile, the more the world will smile.

My anger didn’t last because the ending was so perfect, just what I was hoping for but didn’t dare of saying because what if I jinxed it? No way. I want my boys living happily ever after.

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Release by Patrick Ness ☆

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5starsplus

“Ain’t no shame in a broken heart.”

Title: Release
Author: Patrick Ness
Good things about this book: The way Ness writes is bewitching!
Bad things about this book: Nothing, at least for me. Check the trigger warnings before reading, though.
Do I recommend it? Yes, absolutely.
Rate: 5+++/5
☆: It made my “favourite books” list

Read the summary and add this book on Goodreads: here

I couldn’t put it down and this is the third Ness’s book that has done this to me. I loved it with all my heart; there is something in Ness’s books that resonates with my soul and I feel them embracing me and cuddling me. The magic touch, at first peculiar, settles into the narration almost unnoticed and unforced. All of this makes Release one hell of a book to read and treasure.

This is not the easiest of books, it is a book about life and the obstacles it throws at you; it gives you hope in a better future if you’re willing to fight for it. It is so hard to fight for something you don’t think you deserve because you’ve been “taught” that what you are goes against nature, against the will of a lord you think doesn’t really care how you live your life.

“Through prayer, everything is possible-“
“I don’t know, I’ve prayed for years to change your heart. Nothing’s happened so far.”

Adam Thorn doesn’t believe he deserves being loved. He grew up in a very religious family being the son that’s different in a way they don’t dare to say out loud. Adam is gay and his family thinks it’s merely a phase, they think what he feels is not real. How much realer can it be if it breaks his heart in a million pieces? Adam Thorn has loved and his broken heart is the result of it. Will he ever let go of the past and fight for a future worth living? Will he ever let go of the boy he gave his all to but apparently was never willing to give anything back?

Where on earth had this day come from? And where was it headed?

We follow Adam throughout one day of his life; one day that will change everything. He will wake up, run errands, exercise, go to work, help his father and say goodbye to the boy who broke his heart. It’s going to be a long day, a day of news that will test his mind and episodes that will test his heart. Today everything changes.

He starts his day going to buy flowers his mother will certainly hate, and then running to clear his mind thinking how everything he does is never and will never be enough. He wants to go away and be himself but at the same time he is struggling to find some kind of peace in a home that has conditions for you to be worth being in it.

He can’t evade and find peace at work either with a boss sexual harassing him who knows pretty well how these accusations will go away easily; after all, who will believe a 17-year-old gay boy saying his boss touches him inappropriately? Here comes the frustration, the realization that a teenage boy is helpless, unable to reach for help because the world has this unbelievably twisted conviction that teenagers can only say lies and you should never believe them.

“They’re your parents. They’re meant to love you because. Never in spite.”

Adam finds his peace with Angela, his best friend. She is a tough girl and she is there for him whenever he needs it. Her family is different, open minded and kind, a safe refuge when he needs to get away from his cruel reality. Angela and Adam are a wonderful duo, ready to take the world head high. Their flashbacks show how incredible their friendship is.

“I’m always gay?”
“In every universe.”
“That makes sense. Are you always short?”
“Except in the universes where I’m Beyoncé.”
“In some universes, we’re all Beyoncé.”

I was so happy about Angela because at this point in the book I was ready to fight everyone who was in the way of my big blonde guy and his happiness. Adam deserves the world and I was more than ready to give it to him. Letting go is hard, painful, but once it’s done you’re free to live and start again. Our brain is one hell of an instrument: it tortures us when it decides on its own accord to fish memories you wanted hidden. Mastering the cohabitation with your bad memories is the way to keep them at bay and not letting them hurt you ever again. They are there, you sense them, but they don’t control you; you don’t allow them to do it.

Will Adam be ready to let go? This day will decide it; it will decide his fate.

While we follow Adam on the day his life is going to change forever, a spirit called by one single, an apparently innocent, action will leave the safety of her home to answer questions she doesn’t even know were asked. The magical realism, very similar to the one in the other Ness’ favourite of mine “The Rest of Us Just Live Here”, can seem out of place but you need to let it flow, no questions asked. It’s a parallel quest, seemingly unrelated, to our Adam’s journey, that will set in motion the end of the world, as we know it.

This book left me shaken. I related to parts of the book and sympathize with everything else. I was frustrated and angry, I wanted to scream, I wanted to cry but I also wanted to have hope and believe that maybe the world doesn’t really hate us the way we sometimes think. That maybe we can build ourselves a safe heaven in the midst of our not so very perfect lives.

I loved Release and it confirmed my love for Patrick Ness and the way he writes. It’s a hit or miss in my opinion and I understand when the story doesn’t reach everyone the way it reached me. Nonetheless, it is a story worth reading.

“Never pass up the chance to be kissing someone. It’s the worst kind of regret.”

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Could You Love An Apple? by Becky Jerams

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5stars

He felt ready to put on his armour and fight until every last demon was finally defeated.

Title: Could You Love An Apple?
Author: Becky Jerams
Good things about this book: BENJAMIN APPLE!
Bad things about this book: It’s long and many things can go wrong when a book is long.
Do I recommend it? Yes.
Rate: 5/5

Read the summary and add this book on Goodreads: here

>> Beware; this is going to be a review full of quotes because I love quotes, quotes are the best

Once upon a time there was a beautiful boy who in the past made really terrible mistakes and, even if people around him has somehow forgiven him, it was very hard to convince himself that he was a person worth being with, a person worth loving.

This book has 500+ pages and has every single quality of a Netflix original series:
1) You will go through all range of the emotion spectrum;
2) You will laugh, cry, shake your head, be mad, scream, want to shake some sense out of characters for being dumb;
3) You will love every second of it;
4) You will want to binge read the hell out of it in a single sitting if time and responsibilities allow;
5) You will finish only to feel happy yet empty inside.

Every time someone smiled at him or treated him kindly, it felt so thoroughly undeserved that it made Taylor’s skin crawl.

How can you not love a book like that? It will test your patience. Believe me, it tested my patience and I am a very patient person. There were times I wanted to put it in stand-by because it was making me feeling anxious and a little, let’s say, murdery. I was angry at everything and everyone because I could see how the world would’ve been with them happy and together and it seemed that the only ones in their way to happiness were themselves.

Taylor Raven has left his family and city behind to start anew. But the past is not easy to forget, forgive or get away from. We know the horrible things he’s done to Scotty in the previous book “Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me” but we also know that by the end of the book he has redeemed himself and we see at the beginning of this book that Scotty and co has forgiven Taylor and now they are friends. Taylor knows all of this but he doesn’t feel worth having friends or people around him. He thinks he is toxic. He thinks he’s not going to find love because how can he deserve it after everything?

“I made his life a fucking misery.”
“Because you liked him?” Benjamin asked aloud. Taylor clenched his fists together into an angry ball.
“No. Because I loved him.”

Taylor is not an easy person. He has anger episodes and a lot of internal issues caused by his family, especially his father, and by what he’s done alongside his bully friends in college. He thinks nobody will bother him in Westerfield but being a small town where everyone knows one another, is hard escaping people trying to get to know you better.

“I can’t believe this. I’ve stayed out all night in another man’s bed and I don’t have any clean clothes. I don’t even have a toothbrush! My mum is going to be disgusted with me. I’ll be a family disgrace.”

One day, trying to get away from people and his lonely flat, he stumbles upon a little pub called The Apple Inn. The pub looks quite rustic and the customers are scarce, almost non-existent. The Apple family runs the Apple Inn and they are lovely people. George and Sharon are loving parents, Ashleigh is a bubbly teenager and a very slow barman, and Benjamin is the adorable ginger cook/barman/artist who thinks Taylor is the most interesting thing that has happened in his life in a very long time.

“Is that all you’ve got to say?” Taylor grunted in response, still holding onto Benjamin firmly. “Oh bother?”
“It felt like a very ‘oh bother’ kind of moment.”

Benjamin is the most beautiful and adorable boy and he deserves the world. He is funny, some may think he tries too much, but it’s not like that, he likes making people laugh and he is genuinely lovable. He is very tall, ginger like Garfield (his words not mine), is very good at drawing and is trying his best to help his family run the pub, even if it means he had to put his future on hold.

“Stop being so soppy, get off me!”
“NO! YOU WILL ACCEPT MY ADVANCES WILLINGLY!”

I can’t begin to explain how much I love Benjamin. And I also loved Benjamin with Taylor. I knew how good Benji’s personality was making Taylor realize he could have it all. It was scary and he still had a lot to reveal about himself. What would adorable Benjamin think of Taylor after he learns what he’s done, what he was capable of doing?

“People tell me I’m very charming.”
He was joking, but at the same time it was completely true. “Oh, people tell you that do they? What people?”
“My mum.”

This was a rollercoaster of emotions. As soon as something nice was happening I knew it wasn’t going to last because, come on, I was only at 30%, how could things be perfect if the book was only at the beginning? I was scared all the time. Everything that could go wrong was destined to go wrong. They was no way of escaping it and maybe that’s for the best because that way Taylor could really face his demons, defeat them, move on and be happy.

I will recommend it and I will keep on loving it. I already loved Becky Jerams for Scotty’s story and now my love is confirmed with this book. I am putting her on my authors-I-love list; she deserves it.

“I’ve seen you knock things over so artfully, I thought for sure you were training for the next Olympics.”

^^^Oh, how I love my beautiful goofy ginger angel!

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The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

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4stars

Title: The Love Interest
Author: Cale Dietrich
Good things about this book: Its potential and it can be funny.
Bad things about this book: It lose itself and it’s quite random.
Do I recommend it? Yes, give it a try.
Rate: 4/5 (I have to be honest, it’s more like a 3 but the first part made me laugh and it was a nice feeling)

Read the summary and add this book on Goodreads: here

There’s an Italian song called “Triangolo” that always comes to mind when I read about two boys fighting over the heart of a frail damsel. These boys are usually perfection, carved from marble, dreamy beyond compare. If there is something I like less than the dreaded miscommunication, it is the dreaded love triangle.

Watch the video of “Triangolo”. Enjoy!

If I was going to judge this book by its cover and by the first part of the summary, then this was obviously a capital n No; but then I read “What the boys don’t expect are feelings that are outside of their training” and, well well well, color me interested. Now that’s a book I want to read. So I read it and, even it wasn’t exactly the way I pictured it, it was thoroughly cute and funny with a pinch (more like half a cup) of action.

There’s an agency that recruits Love Interests to plant in the lives of important people to spy on them and steal their secrets. Sounds plausible, nice idea. They train people since they’re very young until they are needed; they are then given a new identity and a new appearance in order to be ready to woo the Chosen they’ve been assigned to. There is so much potential here and for more or less 70% of the book it was up to it.

A Chosen is, well, chosen, her name is Juliet and two boys are sent to win her heart. A Nice and a Bad like they always do. They have a coach to guide them, teach them how to act in front of Juliet and create scenarios that she will certainly fall for. Looks like a nice and healthy completion but it’s not: the one that’s not chosen gets killed. So now you may understand how I started panicking and trying to figure out a HEA ending with these new premises.

You’re lucky we made you hot, Caden. If she wasn’t attracted to you she would’ve barfed.

Caden is the Nice. Is he nice? No, he’s not but he can act and after spending so much time in that prison-like place, he’ll do anything to get out. Caden is funny and plays the nice and super cheesy flirt boy perfectly. Oh my, some of the things he said made me giggle: they were THAT cheesy. Come on, who says that? He is playing all his Nice Guy cards but in his mind he can’t stop thinking about Dylan and his thoughts are hilarious, I just loved them!

Dylan is the Bad. Is he bad? Not at all. He has a kind heart and child-like honesty that was so nice to see. Not being afraid to feel and express emotions is a quality I want to be shown in books more often. Dylan plays the sexy, bad, tormented soul kind of part and he plays it greatly. Who wouldn’t double check a certified bad boy leaning against a tree reading a poetry book with a pained look on his face? He’s in it to win it!

“Apparently it’ll make me seem like a tortured soul who is lashing out, because I can’t handle all the epic, sexy pain within me.”

Caden and Dylan are both “enhanced” with plastic surgery: new jaw, new hair color, new eye color, and perfect tan. They are built to be the guys any girl would want. They can’t go unnoticed and with the changes they are like supermodels and they have all eyes on them. Put yourself in Juliet’s pants: you suddenly have two gorgeous boys flirting with you so of course you have doubts, you have every right to like them both. Come on, they are put there to please and she is pleased. Oh, she is pleased indeed!

The story is in Caden’s POV so we see how he understands what he feels about Dylan is more than simple friendship and he starts to put pieces together of his life in the facility, realizing he has always been attracted to guys. He is of course troubled, but not much and I liked seeing how he starts reacting to Dylan’s presence and how he knows these feelings can change the game they are playing. Yet he doesn’t once deny he likes him and it means a lot to the story he does that.

I didn’t think I was a chest-hair type of guy, but judging by the erratic things my heart is doing at the moment, I totally am.

As I said, this book was funny, cute, cheesy, YA trope extraordinaire, more or less until 70% of the book. Then it went wild, kind of off rails and got a little weird, a little over the top. Things happened, many things, and one thing in particular I felt was really unnecessary. The ending was pretty rushed and lots of things were left unexplained. I expected a more detailed epilogue.

Nevertheless this was quite an enjoyable book and, like I gave it a chance and liked it, I think everyone who likes the genre should, too.

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[ARC] An Unnatural Vice by K.J. Charles

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5stars

“The sky’s a funny colour.”
“It’s blue.”
“That’s what I mean. I think I’d forgotten it did that.”

Title: An Unnatural Vice
Author: K.J. Charles
Good things about this book: Victorian England.
Bad things about this book: The mystery isn’t solved and I want to know, I need to know.
Do I recommend it? Yes, it’s a sequel so maybe read the first book first, you’ll like it.
Rate: 5/5

Read the summary and add this book on Goodreads: here

ARC from Netgalley
I will check the quotes when the book comes out as the author requested

This is the sequel of An Unseen Attraction and its story takes place overlapping a little bit with its prequel and then it goes further ahead. The mystery, violence and murder theme is still very present; we see Clem still trying to save his boarding house while trying to uncover the truth about his late brother’s heir. There are so many things that need to happen for everything to be finally peaceful. I guess we will still have to wait for the third and last book. I can’t wait to get to know more about that certain character. That was what I call an epic entrance!

I love how this author writes. It’s easy, it traps you, and it treats you well. You get cuddled into the narration and enjoy every single page of it. I really love this Victorian England setting even without the magical component of the Magpie series that I loved with all my heart.

Roy had spent his overbearing, self-righteous, privileged life denouncing vice, and Justin was vicious to the core.

Nathaniel Roy is an ex lawyer now a journalist who wants to expose the lies of all the spiritualists in London. He wants to destroy the Seer of London’s reputation and goes, under a false name, to one of his séances. He doesn’t know what he is in for. That was an amazing spiritual session, with lots of double entendre, and with the sitters hanging from Lazarus’ lips, believing every word he says. 

Justin Lazarus was without question a disgraceful fraud, but as his lips moved in silent prayer, Nathaniel could not help the thought that he looked like a glorious fuck. The bad kind, of course; the kind that left a man feeling dirty and ashamed and degraded in his own eyes.

Justin Lazarus is an excellent spiritualist; he certainly is the most expensive and the London’s elites go to him and spend part of their immense patrimony for beautified lies that give them hope. Justin is, against his will, involved in Nathaniel’s search for the lost heir and he may be in more danger that he’s ever been. Justin doesn’t trust easily; he doesn’t seem to trust anyone because he has many secrets and also, I think, because he doesn’t want to get hurt.

Justin and Nathaniel have to work together to help Clem and to help themselves because there is still a murderer at large and it seems he won’t stop at anything to avoid the truth from coming out. Who the hell is this murderer? I want to know. I have an idea but it’s too obvious, it may be wrong. They start on the wrong foot but we see how their relationship evolves and becomes something they can’t deny.

“A rabbit.” Nathaniel made no effort to hide his amusement. “You must be familiar with the breed?”
“Only in pies, and then they’re usually cats.”

They have many funny moments, steamy moments and hard moments. Both of them have something keeping them from letting go and have a nice life. They will have to make a leap of faith and see what is going to happen if they just get what they want.

I’m repeating myself but after those last chapters, I really can’t wait to read the last book of this trilogy. There are characters I want to know more about and I know, loving the author, that I won’t be disappointed.

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