Disarming Donner

Disarming Donner

by Charlie Cochet

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BN ID: 2940156794249
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 12/21/2016
Series: North Pole City Tales , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 493,129
File size: 4 MB

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Disarming Donner 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
Not only a lovely holiday romance that we've come to expect from NPCT but also a lesson in not judging people by others' actions. Just lovely all around. Blogger Note: This is a combined review for the last three because frankly I can't imagine just reading one of the series, for this reader its all or nothing and as I've broken the series into 2 parts for my Saturday Series Spotlights on my blog I decided that's how I would divide up the reviews as well. Having read the first three books in less than 2 days time and seeing as the final book wasn't released until the 20th, I decided to wait until the 19th to begin #4(Loving Blitz) because I knew that once I started Loving I would go directly into Disarming Donner(#5) and then I'd have a heartbreakingly near week-long wait for the finale, The King's Courage. So anywho, on to my second half series review. As with so many series that each installment centers on a different couple, it takes a couple of chapters to get into each new pair because I'm just not ready to let go of the previous duo. Well, North Pole City Tales was no different really but seeing as this is more of a holiday novella series, I tried to open my heart before beginning each new entry and it worked because Cupid/Blitzen, Donner/Calder, and Dasher/Eirik were all brilliant. I just can't get over the creativity and imagination the author put into this Christmas universe. I know I touched on it in my review for the first three but seriously, Rein Dear Squadron, Toy Solider Army, Elves, King of Frost, and my personal favorite the Mayor Kringle. Its just such a unique take on the legendary characters we've come to love with the holidays and a wonderfully adult version that sets your pulse racing. If you are looking for something different and yet scream Christmas spirit than North Pole City Tales is worth checking out. Don't think though that just because I said it screams Christmas spirit and is full of characters we were introduced to as children that its all happy happy with no drama because there is just the right amount to make NPCT a well rounded heartwarming journey. I wouldn't call it angst but there is some drama but there is also humor, lust, friendship, and tons of love. Now that the author has written the finale, if you haven't read it this is the perfect time to start. Charlie Cochet has once again proven that we are never too old to let the holiday magic into our hearts.
V-Rundell More than 1 year ago
This is the fifth novella in a series and best enjoyed when read in order--but definitely must read book four, LOVING BLITZ, for this to make sense. Calder is a Dockalfar, a dark elf, hated and feared by the light elves of North Pole City, including Prince Jack Frost. He's only been granted access to the city so he can train his younger brother, the beloved Rein Dear Cupid, to control his magic--so he doesn't harm anyone. Calder is a solitary elf, never looking to engage in a fight, but he's formidable and a near-giant in stature. All Calder has ever longed for is a man to share his life with; but Dockalfar males don't couple, and no Christmas elf, Tin Soldier, or winter faery would have him. Still, Calder is attracted to Donner, the prickliest of all Rein Dears. His violet eyes seem to call for him, and Calder can't help volunteering his services as a stand-in escort to Donner in the preparations for Jack Frost and Rudy's wedding. Also, he's eager to assist when there's trouble in the town--building new gingerbread houses for elves displaced by avalanche. Donner's mystified by Calder. He should be evil and mischievous, but isn't. He's kind and generous, and uses his magic for good whenever he can. It's upsetting for Donner to have all his notions regarding Dockalfar up-ended, even if Calder is the one good one of the lot. And, there's no question that Calder is good. And attractive. And so very tall and strong and...oh, sugar plums! Donner's falling hard for Calder, despite his best intentions. I liked this one, and really wanted it to be longer. Enemies-to-lovers are always a fun read, and this is no exception. I loved how Calder and Cupid's brother semi-redeemed himself, and how we've got one final romance to look forward to in next year's story: Dasher wooing the ice-cold heart of the King of Frost back to life!