From the blurb:
Crusading journalist Nathaniel Roy is determined to expose spiritualists who exploit the grief of bereaved and vulnerable people. First on his list is the so-called Seer of London, Justin Lazarus. Nathaniel expects him to be a cheap, heartless fraud. He doesn’t expect to meet a man with a sinful smile and the eyes of a fallen angel—or that a shameless swindler will spark his desires for the first time in years.
Justin feels no remorse for the lies he spins during his séances. His gullible clients simply bore him. Hostile, disbelieving, utterly irresistible Nathaniel is a fascinating challenge. And as their battle of wills and wits heats up, Justin finds he can’t stop thinking about the man who’s determined to ruin him.
But Justin and Nathaniel are linked by more than their fast-growing obsession with one another. They are both caught up in an aristocratic family’s secrets, and Justin holds information that could be lethal. As killers, fanatics, and fog close in, Nathaniel is the only man Justin can trust—and, perhaps, the only man he could love.
Excellent, excellent, excellent! This book is simply K.J. Charles doing what she does best.
I'm a huge K.J. Charles fan, but I was a little worried about this series. I'm not a huge fan of suspense and mystery, and the fact that the stories in all three books link together in a "to be continued" kind of way worried me. I wasn't crazy about An Unseen Attraction, but the characters in An Unnatural Vice just spoke to me.
I am loving enemies to lovers more and more, and here we get the intense combination of combustible sexual attraction along with strong hatred, and the result is explosive.
Justin was simply glorious. I love a flawed character, a scrappy character, and Justin did what he had to do to survive. He was fierce and so, so bright, and I just adored him.
Nathaniel was also a wonderful character. I have a soft spot for second chances at love after a partner has died, and I felt the love Nathaniel had for Tony alongside his growing affection for Justin. K.J. Charles crafted him perfectly. Plus, bonus points for making him big and hairy (*grins*).
The plot was exciting, in fact, a bit too exciting for my tastes. Like I said, suspense isn't really my thing, and I liked the moments when the two were figuring out their relationship more than the moments they were fighting for their lives. Gulp.
I'm hoping and praying that this series keeps getting better and that book three will floor me. I know K.J. Charles can pull it off.
Enjoy, my friends!