Review: The King's Courage (North Pole City Tales #6) by Charlie Cochet

With the wedding of Jack Frost and Rudy Rein Dear only three weeks away, everyone travels to Jack’s palace in Svalbard, Norway, where the happy couple will exchange vows beneath the northern lights. Festivities have been planned leading up to the wedding, and Dasher eagerly anticipates not just the fun, but staying under the same roof as the blustering winter spirit who’s caught his eye—the King of Frost, Jack’s father.

A long-ago tragedy has left Eirik fearing to ever love again. As the King of Frost, Eirik maintains his distance from everyone, especially the young Christmas elf who insists on intruding on Eirik’s solitude. But Dasher is determined to find a way to show the lonely king that his heart still beats and he shouldn’t fear allowing it to beat for another.

I look forward to revisiting North Pole City every time a new book comes out! This series is the perfect mix of sweet, sexy, magic, and holiday feels.

This time around, readers get to visit Jack Frost’s palace in Svalbard, Norway. It was equally as enchanting a setting as North Pole City.

From the first book, the King of Frost has been an enigmatic character. He’s a curmudgeonly recluse, but he clearly cares for his family. Dasher, with all of his brazen charm and disregard for the rules, was just the Christmas elf to break through Eirik Frost’s cold hard shell.

When the book starts, Eirik and Dasher are already halfway in love. Since the two first met each other in book 5, they’ve been slowly falling for each other. Dasher’s happy about it, Eirik less so.

I couldn’t help but grin like a fool each time Eirik tried to convince himself that he felt nothing but irritation for the younger elf. He was so obviously smitten!

But slowly, against the backdrop of Jack and Rudy’s wedding, Eirik finally lets himself feel love again. Since his wife’s death, he’s shunned all happiness and warmth.

I thoroughly enjoyed how bold Dasher was. Every time Dasher decides to break the rules and walks right into Eirik’s personal life, Eirik protests a little bit less.

Readers learn more about both MCs’ pasts, and it just made me root for them even more. They were just perfect for each other.

While there is a bit of drama in the second half of the novella, I would still say that this is a fairly low-angst read. Once Eirik gives into what he really wants, he and Dasher are well on their way to a happy ever after!

Overall, this was a very enjoyable holiday read. If you’re looking for an MM series with lots of Christmas cheer, give the North Pole City Tales a try!

An ARC was provided.

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