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Slippery Creatures
Slippery Creatures | KJ Charles
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Will Darling came back from the Great War with a few scars, a lot of medals, and no idea what to do next. Inheriting his uncle's chaotic second-hand bookshop is a blessing...until strange visitors start making threats. First a criminal gang, then the War Office, both telling Will to give them the information they want, or else. Will has no idea what that information is, and nobody to turn to, until Kim Secretan-charming, cultured, oddly attractive-steps in to offer help. As Kim and Will try to find answers and outrun trouble, mutual desire grows along with the danger. And then Will discovers the truth about Kim. His identity, his past, his real intentions. Enraged and betrayed, Will never wants to see him again.But Will possesses knowledge that could cost thousands of lives. Enemies are closing in on him from all sides-and Kim is the only man who can help. A 1920s m/m romance trilogy in the spirit of Golden Age pulp fiction.
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Gnora
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Audio and cross stitch since I‘m stuck awake all night on account of the fireworks. 😤

#crafts #audiobook #stillreading #itcounts #crossstich

The.Great.Catsby That looks beautiful!!! Wow! So well done. Is that a little corgi pin?! How cute! 1mo
Gnora @The.Great.Catsby Thank you so much! The corgi pin has the pin part cut off and a magnet attached so I can use it to hold my needle in place when I need to stop. It's my stitching buddy. :) 1mo
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Centique
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Well this was a lot of fun as my friends @batsy and @CarolynM had said it would be! A mystery romance starts in a bookstore (what could be better!) with a post WW1 London setting.
I love KJ Charles but my favourite is still The Magpie Lord - I do love a bit of magic with my historical romances! If you haven‘t tried KJ Charles and don‘t mind the 🔥🔥you should try one of these #romantsy

batsy I have The Magpie Lord to try next after your rec the last time! I'm glad you enjoyed this one, too 💜 2mo
CarolynM Glad you enjoyed. And there are 2 more adventures with Will and Kim for you to look forward to🙂 2mo
CarolynM And after you‘ve read those, this one is a hoot too 2mo
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shanaqui
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Lovely, as I'd expected from KJ Charles. Actually super interested in Phoebe and Maisie's doings, tbh!

CarolynM 10mo
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shanaqui
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I am barely getting to read at the moment but the girls are preeeetty great. Phoebe. 💙

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shanaqui
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So far, the pair of them are driving me mad and I want to bang their heads together. Honesty and good communication are going to be... scarce in this trilogy, I'm guessing. Which doesn't necessarily make them bad books, but makes them less my thing.

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shanaqui
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Finally got started and instantly read 50 pages in one go, of course! Will does seem silly to just instantly trust Kim like this.

CarolynM But Kim is obviously trustworthy 😍 Love this book and it's two sequels. 10mo
batsy I'm reading the second one right now and trying to pace myself because I don't want it to be over too soon! 10mo
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batsy
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This was a delight. It started off slow & I took some time to warm to it but then it got going. Described as "A 1920s m/m romance trilogy in the spirit of Golden Age pulp fiction", this made me read with full attention & a keen interest to get back into its world whenever I put it down. It's also pretty hot. I feel like writers should take lessons on how to write sex scenes from KJ Charles: this is how it should be. I am so rooting for these two!

CarolynM Love Will and Kim. I'm hoping she makes this a series not just a trilogy. Have you read this standalone of hers? (edited) 11mo
batsy @CarolynM No, I haven't! This is my first KJ Charles. I'm hoping we get more than a trilogy, too; I don't want to part with them after the next two 😢 Thanks for mentioning the tagged book...I'm going to have fun exploring her work :) 11mo
CarolynM There's lots of fun reading ahead for you🙂 11mo
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Centique I‘ve loved the KJ Charles I‘ve read but haven‘t got to this one yet. I‘ve been reading her magicians series which is also 🔥🔥🔥 11mo
batsy @Centique I've had my eye on that one! Glad to know that it's also 🔥 I think you'll enjoy Slippery Creatures, too! 11mo
betsyhaddox Thanks for the review! Definitely going on the to-read list :) 11mo
batsy @betsyhaddox I hope it's one you enjoy! 🙂 11mo
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shanaqui
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I have been working my guts out for months between work and studying, but now it's the summer holiday, I quit one of my contracts and got a raise from another, and I think I'm ready for a bubble bath and a book.

Not positive I'll read this one yet, because I'm suuuch a mood reader and I'm being very flighty lately... But there's a good chance. 😂 I love KJ Charles' work and I'm excited this series is finished!

CarolynM I loved the book, hope you do too. Enjoy your break! 13mo
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Skeeterisme
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Entertaining

CarolynM ❤️ 13mo
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okthislooksbad
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Thoroughly enjoyed these two (and am now patiently awaiting the third book) for the "fun" 1920s mystery with a bit of murder and people trying to communicate in their relationship, but the narration is positively horrendous.

Lucy_Anywhere I really enjoyed these two in print! Impatiently waiting for the third 1y
okthislooksbad @Lucy_Anywhere Me too! June cannot come soon enough! 1y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I continue being super subtle with recommending books 😂 I‘m also sending a birthday card to Washington DC that I really hope arrives on time! Post seems to usually take a month (🇦🇺 to 🇺🇸) so I might be lucky! 🤞🏼

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sydneyerin
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I've started the tagged book on audio and I'm enjoying it so far! Terra is keeping me company. She loves curling up in the pillows.

#dogsoflitsy #lgbtq #romance

CBee She‘s gorgeous!! Love her coloring ♥️♥️ 2y
sydneyerin @CBee Thank you!! 😊 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Rare novel representation of how book organising can take over your life 😂

CarolynM 😂 It's a good book too. 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I really enjoyed it! Inspired by my Litsy-stalking of you actually @CarolynM 😉 rather conflicted over reading the second one immediately or waiting til closer to the publication date of the third 🤔 2y
CarolynM I couldn't wait, read it as soon as it was published. Now I'm hanging out for the 3rd😬🙂 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM, I ordered the paperback but I might cave and buy it on kindle 🤣 2y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! ❤️ 📚 ❤️ 📚 2y
CarolynM It's your birthday? How did I miss that? Hope you're having a lovely day🎂🎈🎉 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM, it ended up being quite a lovely day! And off on a birthday road trip down the great ocean road tomorrow! 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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This book kept me up! I should have just read it all in one go and been sleepy the next day because I‘m pretty sure I didn‘t sleep for feeling annoyed that I needed to sleep to function at work in the morning. Great mystery, hilarious banter and such subterfuge 😉🥰😅😫

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Caitriona
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Absorbing and fun with dark undernotes, I enjoyed meeting Will Darling and Kim Secretan. I will be keeping an eye out for the next few books!
5/5

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nitalibrarian
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Finished this audiobook on our afternoon walk. Great romantic mystery. The book is from the viewpoint of Will, who recently inherited a bookshop. And there is the mysterious Kim, who I couldn't help like even with some of the things he does in this book. A very charming book with action, mystery, romance, and a bookshop.

CarolynM The 2nd instalment is pretty good too🙂 2y
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nitalibrarian
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Got down to the last two hours of this audiobook on our #audiowalk at the Nature Park. 🌳 I'm enjoying this book very much.

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Verity
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How had I missed (and the Litsy catalogue too!) that the second book was out?

CarolynM It's good❤️ 2y
Verity @CarolynM oh good. I just need to finish a couple more and I‘ll get to it 2y
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nitalibrarian
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Just got back to my car after a nature park #audiowalk. Gorgeous evening and it cooled off enough that I started getting goosebumps. It was lovely.

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nitalibrarian
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Started this historical mystery on our #audiowalk this evening.

CarolynM Loved this one. Volume 2 has just come out. I'll be starting it tonight🙂 2y
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Mandigolightly
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5 stars! The first actual read that‘s made it through covid brain!

CarolynM I loved this one too. Can't wait for the next book. 2y
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xicanti
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SLIPPERY CREATURES is fun as all get-out, what with the intrigue and the banter the daring rescues, but it‘s also heartwrenching because there‘s craploads of DANGER and hints of internalized self-loathing. The characters are great. (Especially Phoebe! Go, Phoebe, go!) There‘re all sorts of juicy layers to every little thing. I gobbled it down, grinning and gasping and oh-noing all the while, and you can bet I‘ll jump on the sequel. 5 stars

CarolynM Loved this. KJ Charles is so good! 2y
xicanti @CarolynM she really is. 2y
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xicanti
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A reader advisory for the Quarantimes.

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CarolynM
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M/M romance with a 39 Steps type mystery and a 1920's setting told with wit and charm. Thoroughly enjoyable. #romantsy

LeahBergen And a great cover! 2y
Cathythoughts Looks charming alright ❤️ 2y
Centique Oh I‘m keen to read this! 2y
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CarolynM @Centique No magic here 2y
Centique @CarolynM I don‘t need magic 🧚🧛‍♀️🤪 well maybe sometimes! 2y
HaydenThorne I just bought this book. I look forward to reading it. 👍 2y
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Verity
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I really enjoyed this. It‘s sparky and twisty and the setting is excellent - but readers take note of the 1 at the top of the cover because it is very much the first part in a trilogy if you know what I mean. If you don‘t, I‘ve put a basic explanation without actual plot spoilers in the first spoiler tag reply and a more spoilery (on the relationship front, not the thriller one) in the second spoiler tag reply.

Verity It‘s just about a happy for now at the end of this, and it‘s only just that. Even more spoilery explanation in the next post. 2y
Verity Romance-wise it ends with them on the same side, but a bit ambiguously as sort of friends because the events of the book mean they have some work to do to rebuild trust/work out who the other is. So it‘s sort of a happily for now - because they‘re not estranged and they haven‘t fallen out, but they‘re not romantically happily. And the only reason the ending isn‘t more ambiguous is because you you there‘s a trilogy! 2y
CarolynM I'm getting into this now and I just laughed so hard, I have to share, but only you will understand. "Cup of tea?"??? 2y
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Verity @CarolynM 😂🤣 2y
CarolynM Yes to your spoiler comments. Can't wait for the next one! 2y
Verity @CarolynM So much fun isn‘t it, but also sort of frustrating! 2y
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Verity
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New KJ Charles! Get this in front of my eyeballs!

CarolynM On my kindle and ready to go🙂 2y
Verity @CarolynM oooh. Let me know what you think 2y
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