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Book Review: Blood & Thunder (THIRDS #2) – Charlie Cochet

via Goodreads

via Goodreads


 This without question is one of the best sequels of any series I’ve ever read in this genre. In this second installment of the THIRDS series, we see how Sloane slowly lowers his guard to really let our sweet boy Dex into his life while courageously facing his past that keeps on haunting him.

When a series of bombs go off in a Therian youth center, injuring members of THIRDS Team Destructive Delta, and causing a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie, peace seems unattainable. Especially when a new and frightening group, the Order of Adrasteia, appears to always be a step ahead. With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order’s propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there’s a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos.

Discovering the frightful truth behind the Order’s intent forces Sloane to confront secrets from a past he thought he’d left behind for good, a past that could not only destroy him and his career, but also the reputation of the organization that made him all he is today. Now more than ever, Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and all-out war. Via Goodreads

Now this is what I was talking about when I said that this couple [Dex & Sloane] is bound to become the newest power couple of this genre. Dex’s funny antics are just all swoon-worthy that I feel like giggling every time he opens his mouth. [That karaoke scene was like the cutest, most adorable, funniest thing EVER!]. I also loved the fact that Sloane mellowed down a little because Dexie baby deserves more loving!!

 It’s also a pleasure getting more out of the rest of Sloane’s team – that is mostly, the rest of secondary characters. Cael, Ash, Hobbs, Calvin et al. I already feel so attached with everyone!

 I don’t think I could say more without spoilering it with you guys. So I suggest you grab a copy of the first and second installment of this series and finally get your know-how on the newest craze that is the THIRDS series.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Review: Hell & High Water (THIRDS #1) – Charlie Cochet

via Goodreads

via Goodreads

This is a book I wouldn’t mind losing sleep over. Hell Or High Water is the first book from the THIRDS series released this year from author Charlie Cochet and I’ve one word for it – PERFECTION.

With raving reviews and high ratings from here to virtually every book blogs, I wasn’t surprised that it easily made me into a Dex-Sloane biggest fan. Haha. The book has this fresh vibe with a whole new take on the “shifter” universe that will easily lure regular m/m genre readers into this wonderful world where humans and therians (shifters which does not include magic at all – hah!) coexists.

“When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.” Via Goodreads

I loved how the author built Dexter Daley’s character from a rather passive do-gooder detective to an uberly adorable, perky, 80’s music loving sexy dork the moment he entered the THIRDS facilities. Dex’s character was such a joy to read. [Yep, I think I’m in love] LOL.

With regards to his partner, the stoic Sloane Brodie is well – hotness overload but I gotta say, the guy’s a douchebag especially with Dex. I know, I know- he’s got some issues and all but I still think he’s a tool. Poor baby Dex competing with a ghost. Oops!!… Hell, okay no more spoiler.

Regardless of Sloane’s douchebaggery, I still love him with Dex and their silly banter. They are indeed a strong couple in the throe of coupledom in the MM genre. I’m pretty sure those who enjoyed Tyler and Zane [Cut & Run series] would get a kick out of this book. It is full of action, crazy ass characters and romance that will tickle you to the bone and a genius of a storyline that will keep you wanting for more. This is definitely the book you should read next. As in pronto!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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