The Heart of Frost (Lariss’a Review)

Title: The Heart of Frost
Series: North Pole City Tales #2
Author: Charlie Cochet
Publisher: self-published
Release Date: November 25, 2019
Genre(s): Fantasy, Holiday, Christmas, Short Story
Page Count: 113 Pages
Reviewed by: Larissa
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


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.

Heart of Frost is the second book in the North Pole City Tales that is republished by the author. It’s a lot longer than the first book and follows Rudy and Jack Frost this time. The novella length story is both funny, intense, sweet, sexy and with hint of a mystery. After Mending Noel the world of the North Pole City Tales grows and gives you more glimpses of other characters and the setting. It’s just so cute and sweet!

Speaking of sweet. Jack and Rudy together are very sweet. There is a dance in the book that is both hot and cute. Though all is not cute and sweet all the time. Someone is out to hurt Rudy and Jack’s past come back in a big way. Well, sort of. This is my roundabout way of telling you something happens, but not what.

The story is well written, flowing and with details of the world without an infodump. Like with the previous story, it’s perfect for reading in the weeks or days leading up to Christmas. Preferably on the couch with a blanket and a cuppa tea. That is if you are not in a part of the world where it’s hot. In that case, reading in the sun with a cocktail works as well.

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Galley copy of The Heart of Frost (North Pole City Tales #2) provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.