Audio Review: Charlie Cochet – Heart of Frost

1352218Author: Charlie Cochet
Publisher:DreamSpinner Press
Genre:M/M Fantasy
ISBN: 9781627983938

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

At the North Pole, no one is more powerful and feared than the Prince of Frost. As general of the toy soldier army, Jack Frost has been working extra hard to put away the villainous Mouse King once and for all. If that isn’t taxing enough, Jack has to deal with the scandal and gossip brought on by news of his relationship with Rudy Rein Dear, captain of the Rein Dear Squadron, which hit headlines last holiday season. Lucky for Jack, his reputation has managed to deter any foolish attempts to stir up trouble. At least until now.

When someone sabotages Rudy’s plane during a test run a few weeks before Christmas, Jack is determined to find the culprit by any means necessary. The closer he gets to finding answers, the more difficulty he has not falling back to his icy ways. Has the Mouse King stepped up his game in order to throw Jack off his, or is someone a little closer to home behind the attempt on Rudy’s life? Either way, Jack has every intention of delivering a Christmas they won’t soon forget, even if it means losing the newfound warmth in his heart.
This continues to be an enjoyable series, and I think it’s perfectly suited to audio format. Rovert Nieman did a lovely job with the narration, although I don’t have any specific comments since it’s fairly straight forward. Although this has a bit of a mystery plot and some drama, I consider it a light read (hard to take Rein Dear and Christmas elves seriously I guess).
Generally I don’t like books in which the MC’s have a pre-existing relationship, because we miss that exciting ‘new’ phase. But we were introduced to Jack and Rudy in book 1, Mending Noel. Rudy gave us a recap of their relationship partway through this, and although I can see why having it be a surprise added to the mystery, I do think a short story prequel would be lovely!

I’ll say it again, this is a creative, unique, light and enjoyable series, and certainly one that gets you in the holiday spirit! I recommend it as an audio because it allows to sit back and enjoy, as you see what sort of trouble the elves of North Pole City get themselves into!


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