Jackdaw, KJ Charles
Jackdaw, KJ Charles
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: GLBT, Romance, Fantasy/paranormal
Fourth book in the series although they could be read as stand alone novels ( but they’re good so read them all! and you’ll enjoy the story better knowing the history) We met Ben and Jonah in an earlier book, and I was fascinated by Jonah then. Now we learn more about him and how he left poor Ben to take the fall. When the full story comes out it changes my opinions about him but TBH I always thought he didn’t seem a cruel type, just one who lives for the moment and that part of him still comes through. He acts on impulse though and it often leads him into trouble, but when we learn of his childhood I can understand why he is as he is, he’s never known any other way of life. Ben though has brought something out in him he didn’t expect and he won’t give up on him. I love the way he just keeps being There, whatever Ben says or does, until he’s back tied into Jonah’s problems once again….I was wondering just how they would or could make it through this latest set of problems and hoping against the evidence that something would come through.
Help comes from an unexpected quester but not before they’ve gone through some sire times and Ben has reached the depths of his courage – that was so emotional and Jonah really came through then. I loved meeting Stephen and Crane again ( plus of course Mr and Mrs Merrick!) Stephan fury – wow can that man get cross, and when we think of the image of him – 5ft of slight man somehow it always comes as a shock when he flexes his muscle and shows just how tough he can be. He and Crane are perfect, as are the other two couples and yet each are on the surface total opposites. I enjoyed Ben and Stephan’s chat about their partners and how hard it was to stop them running ( metaphorically ) off at a tangent!
Stars: Five, another cracking read, one to savour and reread. Yesterday I re read the first, think I’m going to go through them all again.
ARC supplied via Netgalley and publishers