The past has a way of catching up with you, even if you are immortal. I’ve spent thousands of years as the valet and companion to the powerful King of All Shifters. It has been my honor and duty to protect, serve, and advise him. I never intended to fall in love with him. My past is filled with death and bloodshed, but I never once regretted keeping Alarick safe. Now an evil I thought long gone has resurfaced, determined to kill Alarick and plunge the world into chaos. Saving Alarick means revealing the truth about myself. I don’t know what’s worse, failing to protect the king I love, or watching him turn away from me in disgust when he discovers what I really am.
As King of All Shifters, my powers are connected to the cosmos, and I have been around since the dawn of time. There are few things that can kill me. Unfortunately, one of those things has escaped its prison and is set to destroy me. The only weapon that can defeat this creature is the Scythe of Kronos, which has been missing for nearly as long as I have lived. When Jean and I set out on a quest to find the scythe, questions I had long ignored must now be answered. What is Jean’s connection to this evil? Why will he trust me with his life but not his secrets? As my most trusted valet, and my greatest friend, surely nothing that happens along this perilous journey can change what I feel in my heart for him. Or can it?
I’ve been waiting for this final book of the trio since the very first. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed both princes’ and their mates but I was fascinated by the king and his mysterious relationship with his valet. It was clear to everyone, except Alarick that is, that Jean cared deeply for him, and longed for more. Jean may be the one without his sight but Alarick is completely blind to Jean’s obvious affection. Or maybe Alarick simply wasn’t ready to acknowledge the elephant in the room because he still hadn’t admitted to himself that he felt the same for Jean. For a brave man, he was rather timid when it came to his own feelings. That is…until their immortality is threatened. Fighting for your life has a way of prioritizing things. And it turns out their feelings for one another are at the very top of that list.
King Alarick is kind and gentle but one badass father when the time comes to protect his family. I loved how he flipped from carefree to battle focused. For a pampered man he was absolutely selfless when it came to Jean and his children. I loved how accepting Alarick was when Jean revealed his greatest secret. I loved how loyal the children were. I loved the heart racing battles and passionate stolen moments. I loved how dreams came true, even those that were never permitted to play out. Despite the vicious warfare, it was sweet and tender and full of goo. Yep, after years of hiding and denying their love, they let it free and it was gooey goodness. It was exactly what I needed and the perfect finale for this series!
Shifter galore…shifters of every shape and size come together to safeguard their father. An outlandish adventure that is sure to crack a smile. And time honoured one-sided love that turns into openly reciprocated love to last forevermore.
Calling all paranormal fans! This shifting trilogy should be experienced in proper order but they are short and quick reads…and if you’re craving something out of this world, I suggest starting at the beginning and jumping into this fun-filled ride.
TITLE: The King and His Vigilant Valet (Paranormal Princes #3)
AUTHOR: Charlie Cochet
LENGTH: 140 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 31, 2020
BUY LINKS: Amazon