Magpie by Kim Dare ~ Book Review by Caroline

27421860Title: Magpie

Author: Kim Dare

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/14/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: BDSM, M/M Romance

Blurb:

Everet has found his perfect place in the nest. As a raven, he’s ideally suited to his new role in the nest’s security flock. Some of the jobs it entails have been far more enjoyable than others, but when he’s called to retrieve a magpie, who’s got himself into trouble in a local human club, it becomes a truly life changing experience.

Magpie shifters have always been looked down on by other avians. Just as attracted to shiny things in their human bodies as they are in their avian forms, everyone knows they’ll do anything for money—and they’re not above stealing what they can’t get by more honest means.

Kane knows what being a magpie means, and he’s got the bruises to show for it. When Everet rescues him from his latest scrape, Kane knows better than to believe the raven will actually take an interest in him and his welfare, but it’s just possible that Everet is different to any other man Kane has ever met.

Please Note: This book is best read in order as part of the Avian Shifters series. The previous stories are Duck! and Celebrate.

Please also note: This is the second edition of this title. It has been tweaked and re-edited, but the plot has not changed.

My View:

The second book in the Avian Shifters series has a very different feel to it than the first. Kane is a Magpie and shiny things lure him in and make his heart beat faster. He is also a drug addict and a self-confessed whore and thief. Magpies don’t rate highly in the Avian hierarchy and although Kane comes across as a complete brat some of his behaviour should surely put down to pure survival instinct.

Everet is a Raven and in charge of security at the nest. He is tasked with rescuing Kane from a human beating and bringing him back to the next to face his punishment for poor behaviour. When the elders decide Kane’s punishment will be time in a cage Everet steps in and offers to become his master and thus becoming responsible for him and his actions.

Kane is certainly not as easy to like as Ori but I enjoy the brats so he appealed to me. Underneath his brash exterior and sassy attitude was a man who had never really known love and was quite vulnerable. The slow steps he took towards trusting Everet were always countered with the demons of his past experiences making it very difficult for him to move forward.

Everet is Kane’s complete opposite always wearing a blank mask to hide his emotions even when they were getting away from him. He was exactly what Kane needed, always giving him calm explanations of what was expected but more importantly staying calm when Kane messed up and Kane messed up quite a lot to begin with.

Ori and Reynard play a large part in this story mainly by keeping Hamilton under control. I really didn’t like the man in charge this time round, he seemed too quick to judge Kane and the trick with his sister was just nasty.

Links

Magpie on Goodreads

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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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