Erryn reviews The Prince and his Bedeviled Bodyguard (Paranormal Princes Book 1) by Charlie Cochet. The book was published September 19, 2019 and is 130 pages. The audio was narrated by Greg Boudreaux. It was released December 26, 2019 and is 3hrs and 18 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Being a fierce predator – not at all adorable, despite my graceful stature – the last thing I needed was a bodyguard. Especially a wolf shifter, whose presence alone was an insult to my princely principles.
As prince of the Ocelot Shifters, I prided myself on my infallible feline instincts, uncompromising dignity, and flawless fashion sense. If having a canine follow me around at all times wasn’t bad enough, I now faced the most important moment of my entire life.
The time had come to prove I was worthy of my crown. If only I could find a way to get rid of the pesky bodyguard…
When the king of All Shifters asked me to guard Prince Owin, I admit I had no idea what to expect. Cat shifters tend to be a little intense, not to mention kinda cranky. Owin was no exception, though he seemed crankier than most.
Being his bodyguard was proving to be one of the greatest challenges of my life, but not nearly as great as convincing him there was something special between us.
When Owin was tasked with a perilous quest to prove his worth, I was determined to keep him safe, even if the same couldn’t be said of my heart.
This is my first Charlie Cochet book. Shocking, right? I’ve heard about her for years, and have even purchased a few audios but have never taken the plunge. I’m glad I grabbed this one as I enjoyed it.
Owin is the prince of the Ocelot shifters. He has yet to earn his crown, so he spends his days filled with trivial pursuits. He knows all about the latest fashion and pop culture. Does he know much about being a responsible monarch? Yeah, not so much. On top of it, he has a canine shifter bodyguard he can’t manage to shake. A dog? Really? Owin’s cat shifter has no interest in interspecies interactions.
Grimmwolf is a patient man. Uh, wolf. He’s been summoned by the king of all kings to watch over Owin, and he takes this responsibility seriously. Does the pampered prince irritate him? Sure. But he’s sworn to his duty and has no plans to shirk it. When he and Owin are sent on a quest so Owin can get his crown, Wolf figures following along is just part of the job.
The quest plays a central role in this story. To obtain the ultimate prize, so to speak. But, as with most good quest stories, the journey is where the real action takes place. Owin and Wolf encounter all manner of creatures while searching. And when they reach the end? Well, the real test is just the beginning as the men have to face what they mean to each other and what they’re willing to sacrifice.
Greg Boudreaux narrated this story and he was a great choice. He nails the prissy Owin and the very grounded Wolf. He makes the story enjoyable and I’m glad I listened. This was a nice tale and I can recommend it.
8.5/10 Pots of Gold (85% Recommended) – Compares to 4.25/5 Stars
Charlie Cochet is the international bestselling author of the THIRDS series. Born in Cuba and raised in the US, Charlie enjoys the best of both worlds, from her daily Cuban latte to her passion for classic rock.
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 devouring a book, releasing her creativity through art, or binge watching a new TV series. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.