Title: Smoke & Mirrors
Series: THIRDS #7
Author: Charlie Cochet
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Length: Novel (230 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 8, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home, and the arms of his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Sloane Brodie, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he’s secretly believed all along: his parents’ death wasn’t an accident.
Discovering the whole truth about John and Gina Daley’s homicide sets off a series of events that will change Dex and Sloane’s lives forever. As buried secrets rise to the surface and new truths are revealed, Dex and Sloane’s love for each other is put to the test, with more than their relationship on the line. If traversing the waters of murder and secret government agencies wasn’t enough, something inexplicable has been happening to Dex—and nothing will ever be the same.
Review: This story is not a stand-alone novel and needs to be read in order. All of the characters are well established in the other stories, so if you want to get the full effect then trust me start with book one. This is the seventh book in this series and I have to tell you that the questions you had before, well this one will give you some answers.
This story starts off with Dex waking up tied to a chair. He had been abducted by Mr. Wolf, who wants what his mother had taken. The only problem was Dex had no clue what the hell the man was talking about. To top it off with all the drugs the idiot had given him; it would seem Dex has a few surprises left for you. He finds out about his parents and the twists are pretty captivating. Poor Sloane is in for some surprises now.
Sloane is quite shocked by the things he finds out. Now as many of us known when Sloane freaks out, he asks for space. This time however he is about to get beat over the head. The lingering scents that Dex is putting out there, will lead us into some interesting facts about humans and Therian’s.
The guys are more together in this story, more domestic if one might say so. There is a closeness that wasn’t there before. The twists and turns to this story kept my attention from the start. I must admit that there were some small parts that I didn’t much care for, but then again it is probably just me. I think it is because you get the feeling, that this is soon to be the end of this particular series. There is a lot of action and surprises in this series that makes it even better for me. I always love a good action based plot with shocks and surprises, mixed in with some hot sex.
As always Charlie Cochet has given us a fun filled story that kept me on the edge of my seat. I love our guys and can’t wait to read more about them. I can’t wait for Seb’s and Hudson to have their happily ever after though. I want more stories about all our amazing characters.
Once again this story rocked and I can’t wait for the next story. This is one story that I would definitely recommend.