Book Reviews

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

Genre Gay / Fantasy / Elves/Fairies/Sidhe / Magic / Mythological Creatures / Romance / Holiday / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 26-November-2019

Book 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.

First edition published by Dreamspinner Press, December 2013.

Book Review

What a great sequel to Mending Noel! I loved how, in this world, the North Pole is run like a modern company, some elves are better than others (or think they are), and the seemingly biggest and baddest of them all, Jack Frost himself, is really just a guy who wants to enjoy spending time with Rudy, his lover, now that they have come out after 200 years of a secret relationship.

Jack Frost is ambitious, and wants to please his father, except they have a few issues. One of them is the father's strict and unrelenting attitude toward Rudy, who is "just a lowly Christmas elf", even though he made it all the way to Captain of the Rein Dears. Jack is determined to stand by Rudy no matter what, and it is that stubborn determination that almost destroys everything he has been working for.

Rudy is the sweetest guy and he loves Jack deeply. There is even more to their story than I thought, and as secrets were slowly revealed, I liked Rudy even more. Rudy can see the problem and the impending doom much clearer than Jack, and is more than determined to stop the danger about to take Jack away from him. What a guy!

If you like Christmas stories set at the North Pole and including all the fantasy creatures you'd expect there, if you enjoy reading old legends with a modern slant, and if you're looking for a heartwarming story about two men from opposite ends of the elf spectrum, you will probably like this novella. I loved it just as much as the first book in the series.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 113 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 25-November-2019
Price $2.99 ebook
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