Magpie by Kim Dare


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.

Everett is the raven that was in the first book Duck!.  He was sent to look after Ori while Raynard talked to the head of the nest.  Everett is the head of security at the nest, being a raven makes him perfect for the job.  Because of this he was sent to get a magpie from a human club for stealing.

Kane is a magpie, who is being beaten for stealing.  He loves shiny things and money to buy them. When he is taken in the nest he wants to find the richest man to take care of him.  The head of the nest wants him gone believing a magpie can’t be rehabilitated. Everett steps up and says he will take him as his submissive.

The first time that Kane messed up and Everett had to take his punishment. Stealing wasn’t something Kane ever did again because for the first time ever he felt guilt.  These two were really cute and sexy as a couple.  Kane needed someone who believed in him, to guide him. My favorite characters are saucy to a degree.  That was Kane, always quick with a comeback but sometimes kept it to himself.  I was stunned by the love that these two slowly developed for one another.  Kane was such a jerk when he first came to the nest that I was surprised when he became one of my favorites.

The theme is still the same as Duck! ownership with love.  It is amazing to read a person being owned so completely that their lives aren’t their own anymore but they willingly gave it up with their heart.  I think some authors try this and fail Kim Dare succeed with this series.  Can I just say I absolutely love the cover for this book it is amazing.

The sex was great as always and we even got glimpse of the next character.  He is a loveable albatross who is big and very shy he finds himself attracted to a very direct DR. I gave this a 5.  Until Next Time.

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