Early Bird Review | Gummy Bears & Grenades by Charlie Cochet

Gummy Bears Grenades

About the Book: 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 necessary to read before Tried & True.

M/M Urban Fantasy
Dreamspinner Press | October 4, 2017

Gummy Bears & Grenades was pure fun.  When Charlie says it’s a THIRDS bonus story, that’s exactly what she means.  This novella doesn’t have a major plot, or some deep case Destructive Delta has to solve.  It’s just good ole Dexter J Daley shenanigans, and that’s exactly what I was in the mood for.

The basic premise is that it’s Dex’s bachelor party, and Sloane is worried about what trouble Dex will get in but everyone tells him that things will be fine.  It was kind of funny actually.  I don’t even know why Dex’s family and friends think that they could take him out for a calm party, or that they could keep Dex contained.  There was no way it wasn’t going to completely insane, and it was.  From the Gummy Bear costume, to Dex’s toying with Austen and Zach, everything was over the top the whole time, in the most fun way.

The very best part in this novella was Sloane’s surprise for Dex.  Those two just kill me!  I love how Sloane turns to putty for Dex.  I can’t wait to read their actual wedding.  I might just cry.

At only 100 pages, there wasn’t a lot to review.  It really was a novella about a group of friends who are going out to celebrate together.  It was all about the good times and the feel good.  I wouldn’t recommend someone read this book alone, because there’s too much back story, but I would recommend that anyone who might be interested should read Hell & High Water, book 1.  Because, if you love long serial stories, this isn’t one you’d want to pass up.  It has an interesting and funny main character, and a group of charismatic friends.

Now, I’m going back to waiting until November for book 10, Tried & True.

Thank you to Dreamspinner Press for providing a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.


About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

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