Author: Charlie Cochet
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
North Pole City Tales: Book Three
Rein Dear is a prestigious title, accompanied by admiration, devotion, and celebrity status, all of which one saucy Vixen thrives on. Alas, Vixen’s only concerned with having fun, unlike his stuffy and sensible best friend, Rudy Rein Dear, who Vixen has always been jealous of. Aside from being chosen by Mayor Kringle to be captain of the Rein Dear Squadron, Rudy’s managed to snag himself a prince, even if that prince is the dangerous and imposing Jack Frost.
All’s not lost for Vixen though. He discovers Jack’s cousin Vale has a soft spot for him. Vale Frost might not be a dashing prince, but he’s the next best thing: a decorated lieutenant for the Toy Soldier Army, and a member of the Frost monarchy.
Determined to get what Vixen feels he deserves, he sets off on a mission to ensnare the kind-hearted lieutenant. But Vixen’s selfish ways are sure to lead to disaster, and it’ll take more than a little courage to set things right.
If you have enjoyed the first two installments of the North Pole City Tales series by Charlie Cochet (Mending Noel and The Heart of Frost), then you are probably as excited for this year’s installment as I was. If you haven’t read Ms. Cochet’s take on the North Pole mythos and the creatures of the snow, I highly recommend this series.
You won’t find any Reindeer shifters or other weirdness. What you will find is a fantastic fantasy world where the Rein Deer are an elite squad of pilots. The Toy Soldiers are an actual army. The Christmas Elves are real. Jack Frost is really a prince with the power to control snow, ice, and wind.
In this installment, we see the playboy Vixen fall and fall hard for Frost adjacent Vale. Vale is first introduced to us as Jack’s cousin in The Heart of Frost. Vixen is, well… A Vixen. He is known for this loose morals and bedding of random toy soldiers. He is also known to want to marry a prince.
I won’t say that Vixen’s Valor isn’t predictable. It played out pretty much how I thought it would. But it was cute and sweet and fun. I am looking forward to next year’s installment.
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