The Magpie Lord - K.J. Charles Very well written and enjoyable historical PNR. The historical angel was light, which I liked, since I'm not a big historical fan. The PNR angle was interesting with warlocks and witches making appearances. There were a few too many extra characters which added a bit of confusion for me. However, since this is the beginning of the series, it makes sense that there would be more world building going on than usual. I loved and adored both of the characters. I loved how easy going Stephen was in some ways, but extremely strong and forceful in others. Lucien was sexy as heck, and always went out of the way to do the right thing. His best friend, Merrick, was also very interesting.

My only issue, which is a major one for me, is that the romance was lacking. Everything was focused on the plot and the world and the mystery. Any time the two of them had a deep personal conversation, we were told about it. I wanted to be a part of it.