Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: The Prince and His Bedeviled Bodyguard
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: Paranormal Princes #1
Heroes: Owin & Grimmwolf
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 122 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 19, 2019
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Prince Owin
Being a fierce predator—not at all adorable, despite my graceful stature—the last thing I needed was a bodyguard. Especially a wolf shifter, whose presence alone was an insult to my princely principles. As Prince of the Ocelot Shifters, I prided myself on my infallible feline instincts, uncompromisable dignity, and flawless fashion sense. If having a canine follow me around at all times wasn’t bad enough, I now faced the most important moment of my entire life. The time had come to prove I was worthy of my crown. If only I could find a way to get rid of the pesky bodyguard.
When the King of All Shifters asked me to guard Prince Owin, I admit I had no idea what to expect. Cat shifters tend to be a little intense, not to mention kinda cranky. Owin was no exception, though he seemed crankier than most. Being his bodyguard was proving to be one of the greatest challenges of my life—but not nearly as great as convincing him there was something special between us. When Owin is faced with a perilous quest to prove his worth, I was determined to keep him safe, even if the same couldn’t be said of my heart.
I really enjoyed this one! I liked seeing Owin, Prince of the Ocelots, go on his journey. He starts off as a huge selfish diva but I really loved seeing his views slowly change throughout the story. It was interesting to see the differences between Owin and Grimmwolf but also to experience all the banter between them. I really loved that because Owin was still so snotty while Grimmwolf was so calm and thought all Owin’s stubbornness was amusing. But I really did love to see the change with Owin and seeing him realize that there’s more to the world than just him being a Prince and getting over his ‘dog’ aversion.
This was a super cute story but I wished it was a little more fleshed out. I wished we had gotten to see Owin and Grimmwolf when they first met and really just a little more of their backstory. I also wished there had been a little more depth to each of them as characters because while we do get to see them on this journey, I would have liked to know them a little more instead of just knowing the surface things.
All in all, this was a super cute, quick story about Owin essentially finding himself to show he can be a Prince. I loved seeing him growing as a character but I also loved that Grimmwolf was there every step of the way. I loved them as characters and even more as they became closer. I wished the story was a little more fleshed out but I can’t wait to read the next book in the series and I hope we don’t have to wait too long for King Alarick and Jean’s story because that potential has me so intrigued!!
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*