5 and 4 Stars for Blood and Thunder (THIRDS #2) by Charlie Cochet #MM #Military @charliecochet @dreamspinners


Title: Blood & Thunder (THIRDS #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Charlie Cochet (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: August 4, 2014 – 240 pgs


When a series of bombs go off in a Therian youth center, injuring members of THIRDS Team Destructive Delta, and causing a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie, peace seems unattainable. Especially when a new and frightening group, the Order of Adrasteia, appears to always be a step ahead. With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order’s propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there’s a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos.

Discovering the frightful truth behind the Order’s intent forces Sloane to confront secrets from a past he thought he’d left behind for good, a past that could not only destroy him and his career, but also the reputation of the organization that made him all he is today. Now more than ever, Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and all-out war.

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5++++ Stars

I absolutely LOVED this book… even more so than the first book… I really think this could be made into a movie.. The scenes were so excellently written and described it was like reading a movie in my mind. I couldn’t put the book down!
I loved getting to watch Dex and Sloan and their relationship grow while also getting to know more about the other members of the team.
If I haven’t mentioned it before… I love Dex’s sense of humor. It’s just great and helps break up some of the more heavy scenes.
I simply can’t wait for more of this series!!
If the first book set up the THIRDS world slowly, the second one is a whirlwind of action. As the Order declares war on the Therians, the THIRDS are hard pressed to keep the peace. Between bombings and attacks, I found it a little difficult to remember which Destructive Delta member was in hospital at any given time.I loved the action in this book, but at times it raced a little fast for me to keep up. The relationships are developed further in this story. Emerging romances, jealousy and trust place the team under further strain as they race to stop the Order. There is less banter and more action here. It works because we know the characters and the world they live in, but I would recommend that any new readers start with the first book.

Dex and Sloane are slowly becoming true partners – both at THIRDS and at home. It isn’t an easy relationship and there certainly isn’t any quick HEA for the pair, but the heat between the two has built to a blaze by this second book. Who doesn’t love a pair of sexy alpha military men – especially when one can turn into a Jaguar? Dex is less annoying than he was at the start of the first book. Belonging to the team seems to ground him. I loved seeing his strengths rather than his attention seeking in this second story.

I really enjoyed Sloane’s. Destructive Delta does everything together, but after years of secrets, Sloane has to confront his past on his own. I loved getting to know more about Sloane after the first book gave us so much of Dex.

I love the humour in these books. While this is a bit more serious at times, it is the wonderful incidents of silly banter in moments of extreme tension that makes this series special.

This isn’t a stand alone story. The full series needs to be read in order. I certainly wasn’t able to stop reading once I’d started.



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Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.


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