As Prince of the Bear Shifters, I knew the time would come for me to prove myself worthy of my crown. I expected my quest to be perilous. What I didn’t expect was for it to take me up into Espen Mountain, a place that’s brought me nothing but grief and terrible nightmares. Not only must I find the five magical ingredients, but I have to do so alongside Saer, a mysterious and charming shifter coyote summoned by the king to be my guide. But who is Saer, and why do I feel as if we’ve met before?
Crushing on Prince Bernd from afar was one thing. Being given the responsibility of saving the prince and his kingdom was a whole other story. Banished from my kingdom by my own prince years ago, I never imagined I would be summoned to help Bernd. What could I possibly offer a prince? How was I supposed to save him? I was no one. A shifter with no place to call home. What I did know was that I would do everything in my power to help Bernd succeed on his quest. All I had to do was stop crushing on the guy, find the magical ingredients hidden up a dangerous mountain, and save his heart. What could go wrong?
Still smiling from the first book, I was eager to start this story. This round quickly brought my focus to the young prince in the hot seat or cupid’s crosshairs as it were. Prince Bernd has slowly been withdrawing from life since the loss of his father. Not only was he extremely close with his dad but he was with him at the time of the accident that took his life. Shrouded in guilt and sorrow, he’s barely managing his household, let alone his kingdom. And looking for love? Not a chance. That is until Saer slips into his life and his heart. Slightly heavier than the first book, Bernd and Saer take us on a special journey that squeezed my chest and had my breath catching, anxious for the HEA sure to come.
Bernd the bear shifter can’t seem to shake his grief but he’s not the only one. I enjoyed his troublesome twin brothers, angst-ridden teenage sister, and his lovely mother. The entire family is still recovering from their unexpected loss. When he discovers his task involves him returning to the blasted mountain that stole his father from them, my heart split. He can hardly utter the name, let alone conceive going back there. Saer will help him collect the ingredients required, a scavenger hunt of sorts, and return as quickly as possible. Quiet and kind, Saer not only soothed Bernd but sparked a new wave of feels within him. Bernd realizes he doesn’t know much about Saer and is overcome with an urge to know everything about the gracious coyote shifter. As soon as they get back, he’s going to unravel Saer’s secrets. But then, Bernd is reminded life is short and there’s no guarantee for tomorrow. Will he seize the day and a generous heart in the process? Or will Saer’s past return and spoil his plans? You’ll just have to tag along to find out!
This bear’s romance is just like honey…slow and sweet. A lone coyote is brave and selfless…but will his heart shatter a second time? And a mysterious and magical trek mends and binds…then leaves you craving one more!
If you enjoyed the first bout of Paranormal Princes, you’re bound to have a good time with this pair. And…yippee! There’s one more book and I’m stoked for the final majestic match!
TITLE: The Prince and His Captivating Carpenter (Paranormal Princes #2)
AUTHOR: Charlie Cochet
LENGTH: 136 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 18, 2020
BUY LINKS: Amazon