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An Unnatural Vice by K.J. Charles
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Jun 06, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: blind-dates-hook-ups, bully-enemy-to-lovers, children, cliffhanger, crime, death-mourning, historical-mm, opposites-attract, on-the-blog, reviewed, series, slow-and-sweet
Read 2 times. Last read May 29, 2017 to June 6, 2017.

4-4.5 stars

The second installment in KJ Charles' Sins of the cities series is a wonderful enemies to lovers story, with two completely opposite men clashing on every page, with a great deal of angry sex to follow, but also some fantastic character growth.

Each book revolves around a new couple, but the overall mystery story arc continues, so you really need to read the series in order to get the full picture.

Justin Lazarus is know as "The seer of London", a complete fraud and charlatan, he has no issue with manipulating and tricking people in grief, when he pretends to speak to their loved ones 'behind the veil'. Justin knows no guilt for his actions, quite the opposite, if someone is stupid enough to pay him to lie to their face, why shouldn't he?

When Justin is set opposite to Nathaniel Roy, whom we met in book one, the arch bishops son, a trained barrister and investigative journalist, with a strict moral code, who lost the love of his life in a freak accident, sparks fly.

The two suffer an instant mutual dislike and also a fierce mutual attraction. When the ongoing mystery and drama of the late earl's bigamy and lost heir bring them together over and over again. The attraction wins over the dislike.

Nathaniel and Justin are great together. Everything about them is opposite. Their upbringing, their moral codex, their thoughts about friendship, love and humanity as a whole. It leads to a fascinating tale of opposites and enemies to lovers.

The plot thickens in the mystery too, and although I guessed who the lost heir was right off the bat, there are still a lot of things left unsolved for the next book. I cannot wait to read it! Warmly recommended.

I received a free copy of this book from, for my reading pleasure.
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Reading Progress

January 12, 2017 – Shelved
January 12, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 29, 2017 – Started Reading
June 6, 2017 – Shelved as: blind-dates-hook-ups
June 6, 2017 – Shelved as: bully-enemy-to-lovers
June 6, 2017 – Shelved as: children
June 6, 2017 – Shelved as: cliffhanger
June 6, 2017 – Shelved as: crime
June 6, 2017 – Shelved as: death-mourning
June 6, 2017 – Shelved as: historical-mm
June 6, 2017 – Shelved as: opposites-attract
June 6, 2017 – Shelved as: on-the-blog
June 6, 2017 – Shelved as: reviewed
June 6, 2017 – Shelved as: series
June 6, 2017 – Shelved as: slow-and-sweet
June 6, 2017 – Finished Reading
December 8, 2017 – Started Reading (Audible Audio Edition)
December 8, 2017 – Shelved (Audible Audio Edition)
December 9, 2017 – Finished Reading (Audible Audio Edition)

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