Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Heart of Frost (North Pole City Tales #2) by Charlie Cochet



PRE-RELEASE REVIEW:

The Heart of Frost (North Pole City Tales #2) by Charlie Cochet

4 Warm Stars


Available for purchase at: 

Dreamspinner Press (pre-order)
All Romance eBooks - ARe (pre-order)
This book will be available on Wednesday 18 December, 2013



ISBN-13  978-1-62798-393-8
Pages 120
Cover Artist  Paul Richmond
Categories  NovellasHolidayMystery/Suspense Humor Fairy Tales Urban Fantasy
Charlie Cochet North Pole City Tales by Charlie Cochet 
Book Type eBook
File Formats Available mobi epub pdf zip/html

My review of book 1 in this series is here: Mending Noel (North Pole City #1)



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Be sure to stop back on Tuesday the 18th for chances to WIN Mending Noel and/or The Heart of Frost

My Review:

"Jack, please, I’m very fond of your baubles.”
Oh how I love this series. If the first book in the North Pole City Tales, Mending Noel, was candy canes and tinsel, this book was crème and velvet. Go ahead, read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas' to the kids, then pick this up and treat yourself to romance - North Pole City style. For MM lovers this series is a Must Read holiday tradition.

THE CHARACTERS 

Jack Frost - Jack needs Rudy to keep him warm, but when someone threatens Rudy’s life how can Jack keep from freezing up?
Rudy was only a Christmas elf, while Jack was the Spirit of Winter.
Rudy Rein Dear - Rudy knows how special Jack is, but is Rudy special enough to keep Jack safe? And everyone else safe from Jack. 

Luckily for lovers of Mending Noel, Tim and Noel are here too and they are in perfect form. Ooooh, ooooh, oooh and just wait until you meet Vixen! 

THE STORY
How had a humble elf from the snowy plains of Gingerbread Grove ended up with the powerful Prince of Frost?
Jack has been working himself to the bone to finally bring the Mouse King to justice. Which should be more than enough to make his father, the Frost King, proud. Instead, the king seems intent

The Blurb:

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.

on tearing their relationship apart. 

Rudy’s life is threatened by the Mouse King and after Rudy is injured Jack’s cool temper is tested. Rudy will stop at nothing to find a way to keep Jack from having a meltdown. 

Most of this book is set in present day North Pole City (lol), but we get to glimpse Jack and Rudy’s early relationship. We also get to see a sumptuous bath scene and lots of magic and action. Plus a gorgeous waltz at the Silver Bells Christmas Ball that will have you swooning. 

THE WRITING 

Charlie Cochet puts us smack dab in the middle of North Pole City. Her imagery creates a fantasyland of sumptuous delights filled with rich palaces and sparkling ballrooms. Then she surrounds all of this wonder in a love so full and deep that you can’t help but believe. 

If you’ve read Mending Noel you will see a distinct difference here. As I said earlier this is richer and not quite as sweet, but have no fear you will be swept away on fluffy snow drifts to a land of enchantment. 


Available for purchase at: 
This book will be available on Wednesday 18 December, 2013

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I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press and Charlie Cochet for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. 

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