Reviews

Unfit to Print by KJ Charles

Title: Unfit to Print

Author: KJ Charles

Publisher: KJC Books

Lenght: 90 pages

Genre: Romance, Historical

Score: ★★★★★

On the foggy streets of London, Vikram Pandey, a crusading journalist, promises to look for a missing boy, not knowing what he’s getting himself into. Reunited with the man he thought he lost years ago, they must uncover the mystery surrounding the boy’s disappearance, heaps of pornography, and their unresolved feelings for each other.

Unfit to Print is the kind of book that immediately draws you in, refusing to release you until you finish it in one sitting. Dark, tangible atmosphere, wonderful characters with romantic tension you can cut with a knife and KJ’s characteristic dry humor.

Vikram is wonderful. Honorable, full of righteous anger, unable to stand by while others are suffering. He’s tenacious and serious, but kind and supportive. He was never able to forget his lost friend, his emotions a confused mess.

Gil has been deeply fucked over by his family and his circumstances, lost his faith in people and his ideals, but he still managed to unapologetically carve out a space for himself. He has been betrayed before and keeps people at arm’s length, but when he lets Vikram in, it’s beautiful.

Their relationship is deep and complicated, full of hurts old and new; both characters bring in their own baggage and yet it’s so, so sweet. I didn’t know I desperately needed childhood sweethearts finding their way to each other after being forced apart.

As someone, who is a bit of a continuity obsessed weirdo, I was delighted by all the hints and references that show us proofs that all KJ’s non-paranormal historicals are connected. I even let out whoops of joy at several of them. I can’t wait to read what KJ has in stock for us and I’m hoping this isn’t the last time we see Vikram and Gil.

For the record, this is how I felt putting all the references together:

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