The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies #1) by K.J. Charles

The Magpie Lord - K.J. Charles

I picked up this book as part of the Wizard's book club put on by @WizardBooks (who is the fabulous author Tiffany Reisz). She doesn't write PNR, but loves wizards and hence started this book club.  This was the first book and I'm so glad she picked it.  I don't know think I would've found this one on my own.

 

This book had great characters.  Our first hero was the black sheep of his predominate family.  Normally that would make you a bad person.  Well, Lucian was exiled to China from his English family because the family was not so nice and Lucian didn't fit with their ways.  When both his father and brother die, Lucian inherits not only their land and title, but also their enemies.

 

Stephen Day comes to help Lucian with some of his magical problems, but isn't real happy about it.  After all, the Vaudrey family has done some pretty bad things to the Day family.  There is an uneasy attraction between Dan and Lucian from the get go, but with people trying to kill Lucian does put a damper on things.

 

Also, there is Merrick.  He is a secondary character in this story, and I have thing for them.  He is Lucian's servant.  He is very loyal to Lucian, but there is no romance or anything between them.  I LOVED Merrick.  He was my favorite character, by far.

 

This story has it all.  The plot is suspenseful.  The characters are intriguing and lovable.  The banter between the three men is hilarious.  The sex between just the two is hot.  This book was a page turner.  Thanks again to Tiffany Reisz for pointing me towards this book.  I will be looking for book two.