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Book Review: Thick & Thin (THIRDS ,#8) – Charlie Cochet

Published February 1, 2017
Format: Novel
Genre And Theme: LGBTQ, Romance, Shifters, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Length: 95 pages, ebook
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Ebook ISBN: 9781635333893
Characters: Dexter J. Daley, Sloane Broady

This is one of my backlogged reviews, err, I keep on meaning to write one but keeps on forgetting it. This one is going to be quick though.

This is a rather sweet and emotional follow up after the events in Smoke & Mirrors. Dex is now engaged with Sloane, he died and was resurrected as half Therian and they know that sooner or later, they would have to come clean with their team.

I loved how Charlie drag their “coming out” to the team like this because it means that we get to see more of Dex and Sloane and the Destructive Delta team.

Here, you get to see how tight they are as a team – as a family. That scene with Ash was a bit uncomfortable but perhaps, if I were him, I’d feel the same way about my best friend.

There are pivotal moments involving the team and what they are about to embark on in the future but mainly, it is more about their acceptance to the changes not only with Dex but the dynamics of their group.

A really good read for the fans of the series! I totally approved!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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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.

Website: http://www.charliecochet.com
THIRDS HQ: http://www.thirdshq.com
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Email: charlie@charliecochet.com

Book Review: Roses in the Devil’s Garden (Fallen Rose, #1) – Charlie Cochet

Published May 15, 2012
Format: Novel
Genre And Theme: LGBT, Historical Romance
Length: 64 pages, ebook
Characters: Harlan Mackay, Nathan Reilly

Official Description: In a city overrun by lawlessness and corruption, best friends and lovers- Prohibition Agents Harlan Mackay and Nathan Reilly, are fighting a losing battle. With bootleggers running amuck and countless speakeasies materializing every day, how can two men possibly hope to make a difference? Especially when they can’t even trust their own bureau? If dealing with hoodlums wasn’t enough, a ghost from Nathan’s past threatens to destroy everything Harlan and Nathan hold dear.

Original Prompt: Dear Author, Please tell me why this man is armed and dangerous and who it is he belongs to. I really would like to know if he is defending his beloved or about to shoot him for cheating. Photo Description: A rugged, muscular man provocatively holds one arm up beside his head as he looks down at you. His other arm is across his chest, and in his hand is a gun. The words I am my beloved’s are tattooed across his forearm. He looks sexy and dangerous. Download the story, read it online or find it in Love Is Always Write: Volume 8.

This is a free e-book from the eight volume of Goodreads’ Love Is Always Write. It’s a historical romance from the author with Prohibition agents Harlan Mackay and Nathan Reilly trying to make a difference amidst the corruption in their own bureau and a past that’s trying to get between their relationship.

I thought both protagonist are pretty likable, especially Harlan. The story is more about Nathan and Harlan love’s story more than anything else. The dual point of view gives us something to attached ourselves with both MCs. Danny’s appearance was expected from the blurb but I didn’t like him one bit, if I’m being honest. That ‘moment’ in the story didn’t sit well with me because Nathan has got all the time to say no in the first place and Danny was aware of his relationship with Harlan to begin with so I really don’t understand that part.

Overall, it was a good read – not my favorite from Charlie but satisfying nonetheless.

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.

Website: http://www.charliecochet.com
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Book Review: The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe (The Auspicious Troubles of Love #2) – Charlie Cochet

Published November 8th 2013
Format: Novel
Genre And Theme: LGBT, Historical Romance
Length: 204 pages, ebook
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Ebook ISBN: 9781627982979
Characters: Henry Young. Jonathan “Johnnie” Wolfe

Blurb: Eight years after leaving the deserts of Africa and the French Foreign Legion behind, Jonathan Wolfe has settled into life at Hawthorne Manor in the English countryside. Johnnie helps his adopted family run the manor and provide a safe, loving home for a new generation of “brats”: boys mistreated and discarded for their homosexuality—something all too familiar to Johnnie. Although no longer an unruly youngster, Johnnie is as stubborn, foul-mouthed, and troublesome as ever. His recent rash behavior becomes a concern for those closest to him, especially Dr. Henry Young, the only man ever to capture Johnnie’s heart. Instead of soothing him, their closeness brings Johnnie’s insecurities from an unsettling past to the surface, and leads to an explosive situation that threatens to tear them apart. Then Henry’s past catches up to them….

This review is going to be real quick. First let me tell you the one thing I didn’t like about this story – it’s the hot tempered Johnnie who’s now several years older but still none the wiser. His constant misdemeanor towards Henry and the rest of the people in the manor just rubs me up the wrong way especially when they keep on forgiving him without actually letting him learn a lesson or two. I understand that what he’s been through during his youth was traumatic, I get that he’s insecure and all but didn’t all the boys in the manor went through the same thing one way or another? I don’t know, it’s just so annoying. Aside from this, the book is still semi-gold for me.

I loved that we see Chance and Jacky again with Bobby and Alexander and the “brats.” I just absolutely adore the scenes with them especially with little Elliot. What a sweetheart! They’re the one thing that got me going with the story. Truth be told, I wasn’t even paying attention to Henry and Johnnie’s love story. It was almost secondary. It’s as if the story revolves around the household of Chance and Jacky. It’s a beautiful story nonetheless so if you’ve read the first book, make sure to read this follow up!

Rating: 4 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.

Website: http://www.charliecochet.com
THIRDS HQ: http://www.thirdshq.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charliecochet
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Book Review: The Auspicious Troubles of Chance (The Auspicious Troubles of Love Book 1) – Charlie Cochet

Published June 20, 2012
Format: Novel
Genre And Theme: LGBT, Historical Romance
Length: 172 pages, ebook
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Ebook ISBN: 9781613725573
Characters: Chance Irving, Jacky Valentine

I’ve had this title for the longest time now and I’m not sure why I ‘ve totally forgotten about it since I bought it (along with Charlie’s previous works) after reading the author’s mega hit series, THIRDS. But while waiting for the last book of the THIRDS series, I decided to read Charlie’s back catalogue and here I am telling you about this beautiful story – pre-THIRDS success of the author.

Blurb: Chance Irving is a young man with a gift for getting into trouble-not surprising, as trouble is all he’s ever known. After losing everything he held dear one fateful night, he decides to leave New York and his past behind, and joins the French Foreign Legion. But even in Algiers, Chance can’t seem to shake his old ways, and he ends up being transferred to a unit made up of misfits and rabble-rousers like him-a unit he finds just in time to be captured and thrown into a cell with his new commandant, Jacky Valentine. A highly respected commandant with a soft spot for hard luck cases, Jacky is the kind of guy who would go to war for you, and the three equally troubled youths from his unit he’s more or less adopted feel the same way about him. Suddenly Chance starts to think that his life doesn’t have to be as desolate and barren as the wastelands around him. But even after their escape, with the promise of a future with Jacky to buoy his spirits, or maybe because of it, Chance can’t stop making mistakes. He disobeys orders, lashes out at the boys in Jacky’s care, and blazes a trail of self-destruction across the desert-until someone makes him realize he’s hurting more than just himself.

A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma

I just have to say that I absolutely adore Chauncey Irving aka Chance. He’s a fascinating character that you’d root for onset of the story. I loved his sass, his vulnerability, and his overall personality. He’s just so endearing as a child and as a trouble magnet adult. For fans of Dexter Daley – it is very easy to conclude that Charlie does have a prototype when it comes to his main characters. Chance is basically Dex’s twin brother from another era.

Then we have Jacky – good ol’ Jacky who have a soft spot for the cases like Jacky and his gangly unit of three troubled youths whom I equally adore like Jacky and Chance.

The story is fast-paced and very affecting at times. The blossoming relationship of Jacky and Chance is what the millenials are now calling #relationshipgoals  which made me swoon and tear up a bit!

I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a feel good read about second chances in life and love.

Rating: 5 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.

Website: http://www.charliecochet.com
THIRDS HQ: http://www.thirdshq.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charliecochet
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Book Review: Love in Retrograde – Charlie Cochet

Published May 11, 2016
Format: Novella
Genre And Theme: LGBT, Science Fiction
Length: 73 pages, ebook
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Ebook SBN13: 9781634772150
Characters: Kelly Sutton, Mars

Blurb: Enthusiastic, play-it-safe Kelly Sutton is an American intern at the Photonic Royal Society in New London. He’s been working on Project Mars for over a year, a mission kept so secret by the Society even Kelly doesn’t know exactly what it is. What Kelly does know is his contribution to the task will benefit mankind, and that’s enough for him.

Kelly’s world turns upside down when concerns over his mentor’s behavior lead Kelly to investigate and stumble upon a wicked truth. What is supposed to be a project to advance human life turns out to be an endeavor capable of mass destruction. The terrifying reality forces Kelly to choose between looking the other way to keep his job, as he’s always done, or risking his career and even his life to do the right thing by saving the man who’s captured his heart.

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I’ve been reading some titles from Charlie’s back catalogue and I realized that I haven’t posted here about this lovely novella. I actually gave this a five star ratings on Goodreads and here’s the short review I’ve posted on said site:

Mars and Kelly are just the cutest ever! This is definitely a classic Charlie Cochet style! I loved the super adorable characterization. The usual Dex/Sloane characters formula is everything! I loved Mars and how he ‘fell in love’ with Kelly even before meeting him. What a precious AI-hunk! The whole story was quick but it doesn’t feel rushed. Now, I really want to read the story of Lucius and Jordan so I hope Charlie’s planning to write one.

Rating: 5 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.

Website: http://www.charliecochet.com
THIRDS HQ: http://www.thirdshq.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charliecochet
Facebook Author Page: http://www.twitter.com/charliecochet
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Email: charlie@charliecochet.com

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Book Review: Finding Mr. Wrong – Charlie Cochet

Published September 1, 2017
Format: Novel
Genre And Theme: LGBT, Gay Romance, Gay Fiction
Length: 169 pages, ebook
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Ebook ISBN: B074TCBFG7
Characters: Matthew Hart, Jax Foster

I absolutely loved this book! It is by far my favorite from the Dreamspun series! Charlie is simply a delightful storyteller. The story is as sweet as it can get and in a really, really good way!

BLURB
He’s nobody’s definition of Mr. Right—but that might make him perfect.

Matthew Hart is heir to the family fortune and owner of Hart & Home. When a near-death experience has him fretting over the future, he decides he needs a husband, and not just any husband—an appropriate man to protect the Hart legacy. The last thing Matthew expects is to cross paths with Jax Foster, his first love and the boy who crushed his heart when he disappeared.

Jax is unlikely to make Matthew’s list of suitable candidates. Bad boy, vagabond, deep in debt, with a father who can’t keep out of trouble, Jax has nothing to offer—except his heart and a second chance at the romance they never got to explore.

So Matthew.  I loved him! He’s like the subdued version of Dex from the author’s THIRDS series (if you haven’t read this series, you should start now because you really don’t wanna miss out!) but he’s as lovable as Dex.

Jax. Oh, that name! Jax is Fabio with that sexy blonde locks and he is the Sloane Brody here (Haha! Sorry for the THIRDS connection. Not sorry! ) The strong, sexy, quiet alpha male who couldn’t seem to get a break.

Then there’s Adam the good-ol-super adorable assistant! I loved him from the get go and couldn’t wait to read his own story!

Speaking of the story – there’s nothing very unusual about it but the flow from start to finish is perfection. You’d fall for the characters right away. The plot is in fact very TV soap-ish but the whole cheesy romantic reunion just clicked real good here. I was hoping for more pages when I finished it. I want to read more from Matthew and Jax and I’ve a feeling that I’d see them again because there is no way Adam isn’t getting his own love story!!!

Highly Recommended!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!

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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.

Website: http://www.charliecochet.com
THIRDS HQ: http://www.thirdshq.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charliecochet
Facebook Author Page: http://www.twitter.com/charliecochet
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Email: charlie@charliecochet.com

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Book Review: Smoke & Mirrors (THIRDS, #7) – Charlie Cochet

Smoke & MirrorsDate of Publication: July 8, 2016
Genre and Themes: LGBTQ, Romance, Shifters, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Format: 230 pages, ebook
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 9781634773881
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Characters: Dexter J. Daley, Sloane Brodie

I’ve been spoiled by Charlie since the first book of this series and every release in between that is not part of the THIRDS universe so with this one being a Dex-Sloane book, I’ve terribly high expectations and this book more than surpassed them. This seventh installment just made me more excited than before on the next book of the series and especially for the ‘upcoming’ solo series of Dex and Sloane. I am in heaven with this news because I just soooo loved them!

So on with the book – it started from where the last book ended with Dex getting ‘kidnaped’ leaving Sloane dumbfounded because seriously, how the hell did that happen? Hhmm… yes, apparently it could happen even to the mighty Sloane. A certain Mr. Wolf was the culprit for Dex’s abduction and what happened just made me weep internally for my baby Dex. Sorry folks, ‘won’t spoil it for you but you will be absolutely livid for Dex’s sake. I don’t care how good looking Mr. Wolf is – I seriously do not like him. Period.

Right after that, Dex has been acting strange. See, strange things has been happening with him already from the last book so there are already clues there and I think I’ve already gathered what is about to happen here so I’m a bit ready and excited for it to finally happen. Again, no spoilers!

There’s this one scene though that I thought you should be ready for. Remember that if you love Dex, you should also love Sloane. As usual, this big bad Therian is being literally a big BAD Therian. He’s got an a-hole moment here and I was just so fucking disappointed at him. I was like – seriously, aren’t you guys way past this stage already? But yeah – stupid Sloane is stupid. Sorry, I love the guys but he’s an idiot. Sorry – Charlie – I just need to let it out.

Don’t worry tho, because he more than made up for it. It was just the sweetest thing ever and I hope that he’ll never do such a thing again. Although given that there will be a series exclusive for them, it’s unlikely that he’d stop becoming Mr. Running Man. *rolls eyes*

A lot of things are about to be reveal here which are very pivotal into the story arc of the THIRDS universe in general. It was very fascinating and very exciting at the same time.

But here’s the mini-spoiler I just need to air out to Charlie:

Please, have them do the THING in the first book of their series or atleast during the next installment of the THIRDS series!  Don’t wait for the 18th book for it to happen please…lol.

To end this, I just have to say that fans of the series won’t be disappointed with this new offering from Charlie Cochet. It was superbly written and something that I’d like to call a ‘classic Charlie.’

Rating: 5 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.

Website: http://www.charliecochet.com
THIRDS HQ: http://www.thirdshq.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charliecochet
Facebook Author Page: http://www.twitter.com/charliecochet
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Email: charlie@charliecochet.com

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Book Review: Catch A Tiger By The Tail (THIRDS, #6) – Charlie Cochet

Catch A Tiger By The TailPublished February 5th 2016
Format: Novel
Genre And Theme: Gay,Romance / Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Length: 2016 pages, ebook
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Ebook ISBN: 9781634769099
Characters: Calvin Summers, Ethan Hobbs

I’m a massive fan of this series so it’s really fun to see the characters in it grow, following more of their adventures in each book. Now on it’s 6th installment, the focus is on Calvin and Ethan – both members of THIRDS’ Destructive Delta who’ve been best of friends since they were little and somewhere along the way developed something more than their friendship.

I have to tell you though that this isn’t stand-alone as it involves characters you’d get to meet once you start out with the first book in the series, Hell & High Water and so on…

I’ve got to say that I’ve enjoyed this better than the last book in the series. I find it more focused in terms of story development. It’s lovely to see how Calvin & Ethan are finally reaching a point in their friendship where they won’t have to hide (or be more open, I guess?) anymore. Prior to this, it’s a given that there’s nobody for them but each other. Here, we just see their inner dealings with their respective family, their feelings and their co-workers at THIRDS.

One thing that I find a bit incredulous was Ethan’s way of communicating with people. I mean, I get that he’s got this mutism and doesn’t really talk much (at all) save for a number of ‘em but I find it weird that the rest are able to decipher what he’s saying. It’s minor for me but it’s just brow-raising if I allow myself to really analyze it.

I also loved that we get some hints here on the future of the series especially about Dex and Sloane. I just loved their moments here along with Cael, Ash and the rest of the gang. At some point, the humor is almost slapstick but thinking back, it’s the way this series became so dear to me. It’s the humor first and foremost and the great world building and its characters.

This one is like a gift by the author to its loyal readers. It’s a prelude to what’s about to happen to THE main couple of this series – a development which I would want to stick for until the end of it.

Again, what a truly delightful offering from Charlie Cochet!

Rating: 4 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.

Website: http://www.charliecochet.com
THIRDS HQ: http://www.thirdshq.com
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Email: charlie@charliecochet.com

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Book Review: Against The Grain (THIRDS, #5) – Charlie Cochet

Against The GrainI am a big fan of this series and have grown to love most of its characters. Charlie definitely knows her way with humor and great world building. Against The Grain is the fifth book in the THIRDS series focusing this time on Ash Keeler (Sloane’s BFF) and Cael Maddox (Dex’s brother) with them finally getting together.

I really did my best to get in the zone with this one but it’s not just for me. I ignored Ash’s asshatery towards Cale since he came around eventually but the story just didn’t click for me.

I feel that there’s just so many things happening around them and the the focus that was supposed to be on the couple was sidetracked by plot lines including Cael’s ex-boyfriend, his bonding / mating, the new drugs and all. Also, reading Austen’s POV was such a distraction, like I feel that the guy shouldn’t be in this book at all because he took some of the spotlight from the couple and the Therian Intelligence Network (TIN) just made the whole thing a hot mess. The out made for Sparks was just all too convenient – and…

I loved that we still have a lot of Dex-time here who totally saved this read for me. I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed the first four books but I will definitely continue to support the next books in the series.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Published August 3rd 2015 by Dreamspinner Press

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.

Book Review: Healing Hunter’s Heart (A Little Bite Of Love #2) – Charlie Cochet

Healing Hunter's HeartBlurb: Months after being forced to leave his lover and mate Ari Jannsen behind, Hunter Devin settles into his role as Enforcer for the newly formed Deagan Clan under the rule of his new Alpha and best friend Tristan “Trip” Hagan. Along with Hunter’s brother Boone, their nephews, sister, and mother, Hunter finally has the family he’s always wanted, but without his little rebel Ari, his heart is incomplete.

The Hagan Clan is unable to accept the Deagan Clan’s betrayal for walking away and taking the clan’s pups with them. War looms. As both clans plan their attack, a greater enemy plots against them. But Hunter is determined to get his Ari back. Bonds are put to the test and unexpected alliances are made as Hunter and his clan set out to protect their own and end the spreading heartache.

I would like to say that I absolutely enjoyed this the way I enjoyed the first book An Intrepid Trip to Love but unfortunately, it just went flat for me.

Hunter and Ari’s love story lacks that vibrant flare we’ve seen from Trip and Boone. There weren’t enough dialogues as well. In all fairness to Hunter and Ari, the first book was injected with so much humor while this one just fell short with it. It was obviously more subdued but there ya’ll know that there is a good kind of subdued right? This story isn’t one of them though.

To sum this up, I thought there are just so many things happening in it, too many names to remember and too many contrived scenes. I am very sad that this didn’t go well for me. I will still be getting the next book in the series though because I loved me some Charlie Cochet and she’s a great author – this one just didn’t work for me.

Published April 24th 2015 by Dreamspinner Press

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars