Author: Charlie Cochet
Narrator: Robert Neiman
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Story Rating: 5.00 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5.00 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5.00 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 10/05/2015
Length: 03 hours 04 minutes
Genre: Fantasy, M/M Romance, Winter Holiday
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.
The Heart of Frost by Charlie Cochet is the Book 2 in her magical Christmas series North Pole City Tales, following Mending Noel, Book 1. The story is light and enjoyable with a bit of angst and mystery thrown in. Even though we first met Jack Frost and his Rein Deer lover Rudy (Rein Deer’s are the pilots who transport Santa’s Sleigh come Christmas Eve) in Mending Noel we are treated to a recap of their relationship as the story unfolds so no one starting with The Heart of Frost will be at too much of a disadvantage.
The North Pole Tales series is a delight, its unique retelling of the North Pole myths makes it one that I look forward to each year, the audio books in particular. I can relax and let myself drift away into a world of ice and snow. A world of Toy Soldiers, Elves and Rein Deer’s, and most importantly a world where love conquers all in the end, and what more could you want at Christmas, or any time of year come to that.
The story was perfectly narrated by Robert Nieman, who has a deep and distinctive voice which lent itself perfectly for our icy Prince of Frost Jack. The audio runs for just over 3 hours so it’s the ideal length for a pick me up this time of year when the stresses of the season threaten to overwhelm.
Charlie Cochet brings out an addition to the series each year and Book 3, 2014’s story was Vixen’s Valor which is also out on audio and narrated by Neiman, that’s next on my listening queue. This year’s story is Book 4, Loving Blitz which releases in ebook form on the 16th December. It looks like gradually each Rein Deer will get his man, and I hope we stay with Neiman for the rest of the audiobooks, his style is perfect for this type of story.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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