I spent quite a few weeks immersed in editing BOY SHATTERED, so it’s been awhile since I’ve had the leisure to read a book for fun. I picked a K.J. Charles because I’m in the middle of writing my Christmas book for this year, which is a historical, so I wanted a historical romance.
I always love K.J. Charles. Her writing is intelligent, clever, and well plotted, with a narrative thrust that pulls you through to the end and not a lot of meandering.
AN UNNATURAL VICE features a romance between a fake spiritual medium and an upright solicitor who disapproves of his trade. The two are thrown together over a case of a missing heir and serious sparks fly. There’s a mystery case and strong backstory on both characters, but the romance definitely holds the spotlight. There’s plenty of steam here and some angst and danger.
The narrator, Matthew Lloyd Davies, was wonderful and now I have his voice permanently lodged in my head!