The Prince and His Captivating Carpenter Paranormal Princes, Book 2 Charlie Cochet LGBT, Paranormal, Shifter, Gay, Romance Independently published February 17, 2020 150
As Prince of the Bear Shifters, I knew the time would come for me to prove myself worthy of my crown. I expected my quest to be perilous. What I didn’t expect was for it to take me up into Espen Mountain, a place that’s brought me nothing but grief and terrible nightmares. Not only must I find the five magical ingredients, but I have to do so alongside Saer, a mysterious and charming shifter coyote summoned by the king to be my guide. But who is Saer, and why do I feel we’ve met before?
Crushing on Prince Bernd from afar was one thing. Being given the responsibility of saving the prince and his kingdom was a whole other story. Banished from my kingdom by my own prince years ago, I never imagined I would be summoned to help Bernd. What could I possibly offer a prince? How was I supposed to save him? I was no one. A shifter with no place to call home. What I did know was that I would do everything in my power to help Bernd succeed on his quest. All I had to do was stop crushing on the guy, find the magical ingredients hidden up a dangerous mountain, and save his heart. What could go wrong?
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
This second book in the Paranormal Princes series is even better than the first. Focusing on the Prince of the Bear Shifters Bernd and his quest, this story has a little more darkness than the first. Seeing the story develop between Bernd and his assigned partner Saer was so much fun. The snark is real in a Cochet book and this one is no exception. There is a surprising depth to the emotion the reader feels in this quick read. Bernd and Saer certainly won my heart.
My favorite part of these stories is the relationship between Alarick and his faithful sidekick Jean. They continue to meddle and, as if that wasn’t enough, Charlie Cochet adds an epilogue that will tease readers about book 3 that made me yell at my kindle. And I may have posted a strongly worded on her reader page. Overall, this is a great quick read with colorful world building, a happily ever after for our focus couple, and a great continuing arc for the trilogy.