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(Executioners #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  704 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Joker, what a misnomer, but Jackson Webb’s friends were idiots. He’d joined Executioners almost three years earlier after the lead singer King caught him playing his guitar behind his garage. It broke up the monotony of his life, but once he got bored he’d move on to another distraction. He wasn’t nice. He sure as hell wasn’t friendly. He was what he was, his friends handl ...more
Published August 29th 2017
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We know from other books Joker is an angry, walking time bomb. He doesn't want anyone to touch him and DO NOT come up behind him. But Dem comes along. He's not without his own fears and desires but he is just what Joker needed. Everyone let Joker run away when things got too much. But not Dem...he pushed, he chased, he touched.
“No one touches me.”

“Too damn bad, I want to touch you and often.”


“Because you’re worth"~Joker and Dem

I absolutely loved Dem. He was the perfect partn
3.5 stars

Joker is a grumpy, angry, violent guy. He takes on the role of champion for every person who is being harassed in public. He confronts the offender and usually starts a fight that ultimately lands him in jail. The reasons for his violent behavior are unfolded as the story progresses so I won’t spoil it here.

Dem is a calm, loving soul who takes on the job of softening Joker’s resolve and showing him he is worth the time and attention and love he is missing from his life. Dem has a degene
Jenny Wood
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been waiting on Joker!! I knew he was going to slot in with my favorites! I have a thing for the broken ones and if there was anyone who ought to feel that way, it was Joker. He wasn’t though, he just needed someone to fight for him, someone to show that he was worth something more than the violence and abuse he’d been born into. He had his friends, sure…they all cared about him, but he didn’t make it easy to be there for. They done as much as Joker allowed, but he needed more than that and ...more
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series so very much. it gets better and better
Over the top, melodramatic, tortured hero fun.

Jackson (Joker) is a damaged hero times 10. His hero is a super hyper in pursuit (he skydives to remote locations for him) chef.

And yet as crazy sauce boiler plate as some of this book is, I liked it. I enjoyed the cast from the other books in the series or connected series (I have only read one or two I think), and liked the love story and of course the mean guy who is loved by his friends and has a tiny little dog.
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tough call on this one. Light reading it was not.

You set your sights on someone only to find out they are horribly damaged. The connection between Dem and Jackson (Joker) was definitely there. Their stories were interesting to read and I think the author did a fine job in bringing these two together. The penchant for rough sex makes complete sense. Falling in love, or their version of it, was lovely to read.

Jackson’s past? I could not wrap my head around it. Including the intro of a character
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
3.5 stars
4 out of 5 stars

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Joker, what a misnomer, but Jackson Webb’s friends were idiots. He’d joined Executioners almost three years earlier after the lead singer King caught him playing his guitar behind his garage. It broke up the monotony of his life, but once he got bored he’d move on to another distraction. He wasn’t nice. He sure as hell wasn’t friendly. He was what he was, his friends handled his attitude and standoffish nature just fine. At thirty-eight he was pretty sure he was too
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing sequel, mind you I would never have Joker as a partner I dislike grumpy men with a passion, and Joker needs a lot of patience.
Book two of this series and I liked this one more than the first. Both MC’s are ‘damaged goods’ but on a different level. They see themselves that way but they don’t see the other that way.
I keep as smiling as I imagine Killer. I not particularly a fan of tiny dogs but this one I liked.
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, if you have not read the blurb, pay attention to it. It is not a joke in any way. This is probably one of, if not the darkest stories of all the boys. Joker has had one hell of a life. Between him and his mother, there were days and days and days, of rape, torture of all kinds, abuse and the list goes on. The scars are not just mental and emotional, they are a road map on Joker’s skin. If you can’t handle this kind of story, it would be best to skip it.
Joker knows he’s an angry man. He’s con
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-romance, lgbtq
This is the second book in the Executioners series and we finally get Joker’s story. I’ve been waiting for this one as I have a huge soft spot for this hard, closed-off and downright scary guy. To give Jackson Webb the nickname ‘Joker’ is the best example of an oxymoron as I’ve ever come across. Joker isn’t nice, he has a ton of attitude and prefers it if people left him alone - and whatever you do, definitely don’t touch him. At thirty eight years old, he sees no reason to change his demeanour ...more
Caroline Brand

I have been waiting not so patiently for Jokers story – the friend who has such strong morals but always seems to end up behind bars. Violence is the way of Jokers life, he was born to it, he almost died from it and he solves every problem he has with it. The man is left speechless and terrified when Dem enters his life and instead of violence Dem shows compassion, understanding and love. Could Joker really have a chance at what his friends have? Could someone really love
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this. Yet again, a great instalment in the Executioners world with glimpses of Brawlers and the Twirled Ink crews. I love the way all three series are intertwined yet still feel like distinct stories all on their own. Joker had a wonderful hard exterior with a beautifully tortured soft centre and Dem was relentless and determined with his disability intertwined and integral to the story.
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Started out just reading a couple of pages before finished!

Couldn't put this down - Joker broke my heart, the shit life he had been dealt was awful, he NEEDED a guy like Dem to make him see what love he really deserved.
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: august-2017-dr
One of my most favorite things about JM Dabney's books is that she writes the imperfect people. They are not models and Gods. They are sometimes overweight, hairy, scarred, broken, you name it. It really pushes the realism at you and you can feel yourself connecting with them better.

In Joker, which is book two in JM Dabney's Executioners Series, we find out his story. You saw him in Ghost, book one, and you know your imagination was getting the better of you. You KNEW there was a story and you K
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-challenge
Joker is amazing!!!!

Omg I love these guys!! I knew I liked Joker when he appeared in the first book of this series, and I bought this book the same time as Ghost. The things poor Joker went through in his childhood....horrible how people could just let that go on. I love how playful Dem is and I hope he gets to stay in the kitchen a bit longer! Really huge surprise in here, I'm not telling but wow! Overall another great book!
2nd Read 6-9-19
Love this even more the 2nd time around. Joker has my heart forever!

1st Read 8-30-17
I forkin' LOVE Jackson Webb!!! (view spoiler)

Seriously though, this book killed me.
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
4.5 Stars
Mari  Cardenas
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

Joker is book 2 in the Executioners series and while I suspect that it would be better read in order, the author provided enough background information regarding Gideon and Harper and the rest of the Executioners, who were introduced in book 1, that I never felt lost. Also, please read the author's note before reading, some themes dealt with throughout the story might be triggering, even if there's nothing overly graphic.

Joker (Jackson) has a horrific past. His father abused his mother u
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Joker by J.M. Dabney
4.5 Stars – review by Dawn Honeycutt

Joker is the 2nd installment in the Executioners Series and although it can be read as a standalone, I find it better to have read all of the previous books so that you are familiar with each character.

Jackson Webb is anything but a Joker, but everyone gets a nickname and his friends thought calling him Joker would be funny. Jackson was raised by a very abusive father. His mother left when he was eight and after she was gone, Jackson got t
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is book 2 in the Executioners series and is Joker/Jackson's story.

I knew this one was coming and maybe struggled a little with the possible content, this could've gone in two ways in regard to the childhood abuse and such. It touched on the gritter moments without depth, which thankfully allowed me to read without too much graphic detail - I read to escape and be entertained and although I do enjoy some darker books, I do have my boundaries and comfort zones....

Joker is this huge
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review

Rating: 5 stars out of 5

For the Full Review, visit on 9/29

From that review: " My first sighting of Joker was in Ghost (Executioners, #1), a deeply moving story that served as my first introduction to D.M. Dabney and that author's interlocking series (Twirled World Ink, Brawlers and Executioners and hopefully more).  Of course, I started with the most recent in the series which has turned out a fascinating, fortuitous move and I'm
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
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Morgan  Skye
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, less, 2017, series
This wasn’t my favorite. I really felt for Joker and his “hurt” really could use some “comfort” and Dem really should be perfect at doing that. Unfortunately, the author chose to take Dem and Joker to a place that didn’t feel at all comfortable for me – in terms of sex. Joker and Dem talk about having “gentle” sex but on page they only have really rough sex and it just didn’t feel right or good.

I thought that Joker should really have the MOST gentle sex around to show him that physical affection
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
This is J.M best book to date. IMO
Her book often becomes a little too much and in your face!
Where this is completely different, it would definitely break your heart, but of course it gives you a HEA that will make you say aww.

One thing that annoyed me.
A big revelation, so do not look if you going to read it
(view spoiler)
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aa-recommend
This was so freaking entertaining. I just loved Joker and my heart actually ached for the poor man. Dem was quite the risk taking fireball. He just jumped right in and made himself at home. Watching Joker open up and accept some love was just heartwarming. Watching Dem find someone who didn't think less of him because of his disability was fantastic. This series covers some deep shit but the books aren't long enough to really flesh them out or make me feel like complete hell so I'm liking these ...more
Love these two

Another brilliant book from a very talented author who understands that having a disability doesn't define you, that to have survived abuse is an on going situation. Jokers book bring two incredible characters not only together but also to life. I can't believe it took me so long to read it, but so glad I have.
I take my hat off to this author.
I highly recommend all of the books.
Samantha Foster
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I laughed, cried and fell in love with both Joker and Dem. perfect opposites attract. And Joker finally got his much deserved HEA. JM Dabney is a 1-click auto buy for me. Her characters are unique, hilarious, and awesome with lots of depth. I can't wait for King and Landon's story. The Twirled/Brawler/Executioner world is fantastic and always a great read.
kerryann williams
Book two is also a number one

Book two is written well, reads easily and has you rooted until it's done. Witch you don't want to end. This book shows hopes of a person for everyone even through
hardships . Well worth the money spent. Another great read to the series . I'm hoping for more books and glimpses into this unique Townsville .
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J.M. Dabney is a multi-genre author who writes Body Positive/Diverse Romance and Fiction. They live with a constant diverse cast of characters in their head. No matter their size, shape, race, etc. J.M. lives for one purpose alone, and that’s to make sure they do them justice and give them the happily ever after they deserve. J.M. is dysfunction at its finest and they makes sure their characters a ...more

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