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KJ Charles

Author of The Magpie Lord

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Works by KJ Charles

The Magpie Lord (2013) 684 copies
Slippery Creatures (2020) 363 copies
A Case of Possession (2014) 344 copies
Flight of Magpies (2014) 299 copies
Think of England (2014) 287 copies
A Fashionable Indulgence (2015) 250 copies
Band Sinister (2018) 241 copies
A Seditious Affair (2015) 218 copies
An Unseen Attraction (2017) 214 copies
Spectred Isle (2017) 206 copies
The Sugared Game (2020) 199 copies
Any Old Diamonds (2019) 192 copies
A Gentleman's Position (2016) 179 copies
Jackdaw (2015) 165 copies
An Unnatural Vice (2017) 165 copies
An Unsuitable Heir (2017) 157 copies
Subtle Blood (2021) 151 copies
Rag and Bone (2016) 150 copies
Unfit to Print (2018) 149 copies
Proper English (2019) 149 copies
Wanted, a Gentleman (2017) 123 copies
The Henchmen of Zenda (2018) 121 copies
The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh (2015) 120 copies
A Case of Spirits (2015) 119 copies
A Queer Trade (2015) 109 copies
Gilded Cage (2019) 94 copies
Interlude with Tattoos (2013) 77 copies
A Thief in the Night (2022) 71 copies
The Rat-Catcher's Daughter (2019) 67 copies
Feast of Stephen (2014) 66 copies
Masters in This Hall (2022) — Author — 40 copies
Remnant (2014) 39 copies
Song for a Viking (2015) 36 copies
The Caldwell Ghost (2013) 35 copies
The Price of Meat (2017) 35 copies
A Confidential Problem (2016) 30 copies
Butterflies (2013) 29 copies
A Private Miscellany (2016) 28 copies
Five For Heaven (2019) 18 copies
Wanted, an Author (2018) 16 copies
How Goes the World? (2021) 13 copies
To Trust Man On His Oath (2021) 12 copies
All in Fear: A Collection of Six Horror Tales (2016) — Contributor — 10 copies
Jackdaw: Valentine's Day (2015) 10 copies
Non-Stop Till Tokyo (1721) 10 copies
A Pocketful of Lies (2023) 8 copies
A Rose by Any Name (2023) 1 copy

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Recs for if you love KJ Charles? in Romance - from historical to contemporary (May 19)


A Nobleman’s Guide to Seducing a Scoundrel by KJ Charles
The Doomsday Books #2

Flat open moorland in 1823 could be a desolate lonely place for some but for others it is a place of intrigue and danger, dysfunctional families and family feuding, messes to clear up, and fertile soil for the growth of potential happily ever after romances for more than one. Great story that kept me awake till almost two this morning – had to finish before I slept last night!

What I liked:
* Rufus: retired major, newly minted earl, in the midst of trying to restore his estate, dealing with evil relatives, in need of someone to assist and perhaps befriend him, caring, kind, short tempered, loud, and lovely, perfect for and with Rufus
* Luke: educated, experienced secretary, loves to create order and be helpful, from a smuggling family, had a difficult childhood, carries baggage and scars from the past, has secrets, a bit of a schemer, perfect for and with Rufus
* The slow burn but then steamy relationship that develops between Rufus and Luke and being able to see the two men as a happy couple
* The way more than one character impacts another in a positive way
* Getting to see and catch up with some of the characters in the previous book
* The setting, plot, pacing, and writing
* That I was drawn in and cared about the outcome
* Being able to hate the bad guys – and be happy when they were dealt with
* Hoping that there will be another book in this series

What I didn’t like:
* Who and what I was meant not to like
* Thinking about inheritance and how ruthless some people can be when trying to achieve their goals

Did I like this book? Yes
Would I read more in this series? Definitely

Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for the ARC – This is my honest review.

5 Stars
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CathyGeha | 5 other reviews | Nov 21, 2023 |
Aha! I was about to put this audiobook aside until hearing the name, Doomsday, it clicked that this is the next in a series that began with the charmer, The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen.

In the first novel, Luke Doomsday was a sharp witted boy left with a severe facial scar by his father.
Okies | 5 other reviews | Nov 8, 2023 |
4 / 5 ⭐️‘s

"The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen" by KJ Charles

This is a historical romance story that captures the essence of the 1800’s, complete with all its social hierarchies, prejudices, and secrets.

The author does not shy away from tackling issues such as homophobia and classism, and she does so in a way that is both nuanced and realistic.

The chemistry between Gareth and Joss is palpable, and their romance is both sweet and sensual.

Overall, I found this a captivating and beautifully written story that will appeal to many fans of M/M historical romance.

This ARC was provided by the publisher via @Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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thisgayreads | 14 other reviews | Nov 4, 2023 |
This is a cute short story set just after 1814 - the end of the Napoleonic peninsula battles. A nice quick read with some humor.
DragonJude | 6 other reviews | Oct 31, 2023 |



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