Author ~ Charlie Cochet
Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press
Published ~ 1st February 2017
Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance
In a matter of days, Dex has been kidnapped, tortured, killed, revived, become half Therian, offered the chance to become a spy, and accepted a proposal to marry his jaguar Therian boyfriend, Sloane Brodie. It’s been a lot to take in, and although Dex is still trying to wrap his head around everything that’s happened, he knows he has to move forward.
After the events of Smoke & Mirrors, Dex and Sloane find themselves in one of the most frightening situations of all: revealing the truth to their Destructive Delta family. When the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same, and it’s up to Dex to prove that in the face of change, the one thing that will always remain the same is family.
What can I say? THIRDS fans, especially those left needing more after the last book, are going to want to grab this and read it right away. It gives you that little bit more that was left out at the end of Smoke & Mirrors, filling in just what I wanted to know and to see.
It may be a novella, but it’s not just filler. It picks up right where we left off and the focus is Dex and Sloane, but the whole team is involved as they find out just how much has changed and how all of them are going to be affected by it going forward. There is a lot to process and some big decisions to be made. It’s also a bridge to the next book, Darkest Hour Before Dawn, dropping hints at what is in store for Seb and Hudson.
The writing and storyline is on par to what I have come to expect from this series and its characters. Some of the teammates have a more difficult time accepting what the future holds for Dex and Sloane and Destructive Delta, and act out accordingly, but when it comes down to it all, they are as much family as they are a team and family sticks together (even though punches may be thrown).
I loved getting a taste of what Dex’s capabilities are now. Not only does it bring a whole new level to his ability to do his job, but it brings a whole new dynamic to his and Sloane’s sex life and let me tell you it is HOT. I’m also glad to have gotten some more and much needed insight into Dex’s decision with regard to TIN and Sparks (who I still want to see throat punched) and am hoping that we will be seeing some major bad-assery on his part in the future. As much as I love all the loving in the series, I also am here for the action and the new twists in the story are making me a promise I hope Charlie Cochet will deliver on.
This was a nice little tidbit to hold me over until the next book and I am dying for Seb and Hudson’s story to finally play out. If you’ve been reading the THIRDS books up until now, I don’t need to convince you that this one is worth your while, but if you haven’t started yet I highly recommend you do.
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Meet Charlie Cochet
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.