Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Gummy Bears & Grenades by Charlie Cochet

THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley can’t wait to marry his fiancé, Team Leader Sloane Brodie, but first he’s looking forward to celebrating his bachelor party—which he intends to be a shenanigans-free evening of getting his groove on with family and friends.

Of course events don’t work out as planned, but for Dex that’s nothing new. One thing is for sure, dodging drug dealers and hired thugs amid booze, dancing—and even a bear costume—will guarantee it’s a night Dex will never forget. Now he just needs to survive all the fun.

Enjoy this bonus story from the THIRDS universe. These events occur between Darkest Hour Before Dawn and Tried & True in the series timeline. While reading this story would enhance your experience of the THIRDS series, it is not essential to read before Tried & True.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This was a short story about Dex's bachelor party. Holy crap was this everything you would hope it would be and more. The private dance was so flipping hot I needed to shower afterwards! I have loved Dex and Sloane from the start and I grow to love them more with each passing book. There was buildup for what is to come in the next book and I am already on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next. This was a fun, fast-paced book filled with laughter, sex, and, of course, a little drama.

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4.5 stars
M/M Shifter Romance

I love these characters. Sloane and Dex are a great couple and they are allowing their friends to plan and throw a bachelor party for Dex. All of their friends grab Dex and head out for a night of laughter, drunkenness, and crime fighting.

You get to see hilarity at the antics of the friends, see crime fighting action with the always intriguing Wolf around, and then you get to see just Dex and Sloane, happy in their relationship.

I can't wait to see more of all of these characters!

3.5 stars

This is one of the sillier books in this series. It’s a novella about Dex’s bachelor party – which was always going to be an unconventional one.

We get snippets of the bigger story in this novella and we get to catch up with the huge cast of THIRDS characters we know from earlier books in the series. There are too many characters to catch up with properly at this point in the series, so many characters are mentioned or introduced and promptly forgotten. There are constant teasers about Dex and Sloane’s future in TINS, but no actual development of that storyline.

There are some exciting scenes in this novella. Somehow, Dex manages to spend part of his bachelor party chasing baddies and, as always, things go from bad to comically worse in the process.

As always, Dex and Sloane can’t keep their hands off of each other. There are some steamy scenes and one very memorable bachelor party striptease in this short story.

This is a short, catch up with familiar characters. It isn’t my favourite story in the series but it was a fun read.

I loved this story. It's Dex's bachelor party and of course, you know there is going to be shenanigans. I love the little peeks we got to see of all our favorite characters as well as some others. Just like all the other books in this series, there are some super hot, sexy times as well as serious, life threatening times.

I have to say this story made me really want to know more about Wolf. I mean how could I not want to know a psychopath who is sexy and kills without misplacing a single hair on his British head or breaking a sweat.

I'd say this is one of the funnier stories in the series, but that's to be expected any time we are following Dex around. That man is always getting into trouble and this time is no different, but we see that he is also adapting to his new abilities.

Can't wait for more!

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Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Gummy Bears & Grenades (THIRDS #9.5) by Charlie Cochet to read and review.


  1. I'm taking Dr. Christine Putnam from the Widdershins series. Why? Because it'll be fun to see her taking down all of the idiot drunk men who try to approach her *LOL*

  2. How could you not pick Dex? He would be so much fun.

  3. I would take Ty from the Cut & Run series. Who knows if we'd survive the party though, he attracts trouble.

  4. I would take Whyborne from Jordan L. Hawk's Whyborne & Griffin series. He and I can hang out in the corner together.

  5. i've been trying to work who I'd pick and couldn't decide so I'll take the Thirds Crew please!

  6. Logan and Tate from Temptation series. I wouldn't get bored with those two, lol.

  7. I would totally want Dex at my party because then it would BE a party!

  8. I would want Jory from AMOT to be at my party.


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