- Disarming Donner by Charlie Cochet Release Day Review
Disarming Donner by Charlie Cochet Release Day ReviewHot
Calder is a Dockalfar—a dark elf. He’s wicked, untrustworthy, and armed with lethal magic. At least that’s what everyone thinks. It’s easy for them to believe the worst and mistrust him before they’ve even spoken to him, but Calder is out to prove that he’s more than his Dockalfar blood, especially to a certain Rein Dear who has caught his eye. But it will take more than sweet words for Donner to admit what’s in his heart.
** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK FOR MY READING PLEASURE **
A beautiful story of not judging a book by the cover, opening your mind and looking beyond the surface. For me, this one ranks equally with Vixen's Valor for best story of the series.
Calder was...beautiful. It's the only word to describe him. Strong, smart, teasing and playful; he was a great main character, but also the kind of deceptively brutish looking sweetheart with a gooey centre. On the other hand, Donner was a little bit more feminine than I've seen him before, more emotional, creative and flustered a lot. As a pair, they were charming and adorable.
I cried, I laughed and it was all for the good. Like the others, it hit me in the feels just when I thought everything was safe. And those moments when people were astoundingly happy, but it was only 60-70% and I just knew something awful was going to happen – they killed me.
I really loved that Cupid started the revolution of accepting that not all Dockalfar elves were evil, just like not all Christmas elves or Toy Soldiers were unerringly good. The brotherly love between Calder and Cupid was just stupidly lovely and the fact that we got to see more of Cupid and Blitz was just as sweet.
Again, another winner. Great writing, great plotting, great characters and one hell of an attention to detail with the world building. I don't think I'll ever not love an instalment of this series.
“Donner marched up to Calder, then jabbed a finger against his chest. Plum pudding, that hurt! He discreetly pulled his hand behind his back to shake it off. Was the elf made of granite? “Mayor Kringle might have thought it a jolly good idea for you to train Cupid, but you shouldn't be here. And I don't mean here in Jack's palace – though you clearly shouldn't be here either – but in North Pole City. No good can come of it.”