5 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level Book Contemporary Cop/Crime Dreamspinner Enemies to Lovers Established Couple Fan Art Fated Mates Friends to lovers Gay Heat Index Hopelessly Crying Humor Hurt/comfort Insta Love Karrie Jax m/m Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Opposites attract Part of a Series Scorching/high heat second chance at love Shifter

Smoke and Mirrors (THIRDS book 7) by Charlie Cochet

release day review

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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.



Well – SO MUCH HAPPENS in this book and I don’t want to spoil anything.

So… things that I loved about this story:

Sloane and Dex becomes SO CLOSE: It’s amazing. Just when you think they couldn’t possibly love one another more. Sigh. Ooey gooey love in abundance. It was wonderful!!

Learning more back story: we learn more about Dex’s parents, Tony’s relationship with them.

Super hot smexy times.

Lots of purring.

As you know, Charlie has teased us with her “Change is coming” and WOW is it ever. You’ll understand pretty much what that refers to after the first chapter.

Things that break my heart: Seb and Hudson. They seriously need a HEA. They are in so much pain!

Things that made me laugh: Ash’s response to Dex when he was pouting. J

Things that made me mad: SPARKS. Full stop.

(And Shulzon and sometimes Charlie.. there’s this part near the end… Oh Charlie you can be SO MEAN… luckily it turned out ok – LOL  )

I know any fans of the series will adore this and I think it might be tied with

Rack and Ruin as my favorite in the series. I can’t tell you more. You must read this series in order. It’s amaze-balls!

Highly Recommended 5 of 5 stars


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