Published August 16, 2017
Genre And Theme: LGBTQ, Romance, Shifters, Comedy
Length: 119 pages, paperback
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Ebook ISBN/ASIN: B074C38876
Characters: Toka, Rayner
Foxling Toka has served the Soldati king for centuries, and now he attends to the kingdom’s cherished Soldati prince. It’s a position of honor, and as Toka helps the once-human prince adapt to their magical realm, he finds joy in their friendship. He also grows bolder in his encounters with Rayner, Soldati warrior and the king’s second. But the laws are clear: servants and Soldati are not permitted to mate. It doesn’t matter that Toka lost his heart to the dashing cad long ago.
Rayner never imagined he would fall in love with a servant, but the clever and beautiful foxling has ensnared him, and he resents the regulations keeping them apart. When an arrogant and spiteful king visits from a neighboring realm, Rayner is in danger of losing everything. But Soldati warriors don’t surrender, and he intends to fight all the harder to keep Toka where he belongs—in Rayner’s arms.
The second installment of The Soldati Hearts isn’t as strong as The Soldati Prince. I loved Toka – a foxling whose family has served the Soldati King for ages – in the first book and I loved him here but there’s just something missing with the story for me to connect well with his character.
Rayner, the second in command of the King of Soldati was also a bit of a drag here. I thought Riley and Khalon made it a more interesting read although I’ve to say that Khalon seriously got on my nerves. His old school politics thinking was just disgustingly stupid that he let poor Toka be dragged by that stupid Trump-like king whose name I couldn’t even remember.
Overall, I thought it was bit rushed and the conflict was a bit cliche. I’m not sure I’m excited with the next pairing.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
About The Author
Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!
Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.
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