by KJ Charles


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If you stop running, you fall.

Jonah Pastern is a magician, a liar, a windwalker, a professional thief...and for six months, he was the love of police constable Ben Spenser's life. His betrayal left Ben jailed, ruined, alone, and looking for revenge.

Ben is determined to make Jonah pay. But he can't seem to forget what they once shared, and Jonah refuses to let him. Soon Ben is entangled in Jonah's chaotic existence all over again, and they're running together-from the police, the justiciary, and some dangerous people with a lethal grudge against them.

Threatened on all sides by betrayals, secrets, and the laws of the land, the policeman and the thief must find a way to live and love before the past catches up with them...

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781999784645
Publisher: KJC Books
Publication date: 08/04/2017
Series: A Charm of Magpies Series
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

KJ Charles is a writer and editor. She lives in London with her husband, two kids, a garden with quite enough prickly things, and a cat with murder management issues.

Find her at www.kjcharleswriter.com for book info and blogging, on Twitter @kj_charles for daily timewasting and the odd rant, or in her Facebook group, KJ Charles Chat, for sneak peeks and special extras.

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Jackdaw 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As wonderfully woven as ever!! I laughed. I cried. (Literally, I did both in copious amounts!!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed K.J. Charles' Magpie novels and looked forward to reading "Jackdaw." I was not disappointed. I do think one should read all the Magpie novels in order before reading this follow-up. All the major characters from the previous novels make an appearance here, although former constable Ben and windwalker Jonah are the couple at the novel's core. There is action, suspense, wild escapes, magic, kindly country folk, a raging storm at sea, peaceful months in a small town, well-drawn secondary characters, and a very satisfactory conclusion. The relationship between Ben and Jonah, which shouldn't exist at all based on what they've done to each other in the past, is at the center of the book and flourishes as the chapters pass by. If you enjoyed the Magpie novels, then definitely give this one a try.
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Mishmosh of subgenre including gay romance and part of a serial too. Unless a dedicated fan of this mix miss. Might try at library but doubt have in systems main review and blurb enough info to judge
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
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