Darkest Hour Before Dawn
I have had a little crush on Hudson ever since he was introduced in the series. What can I say...as much as I love the big Alpha's....a hot nerd with a Brittish accent gets me all hot and bothered :P
So to say I was excited about this book is putting it mildly. Thankfully this book met all my high expectations.
This book gives us the inside scoop of Hudson and Seb's past together. After a freaky accident on the job they have been apart for 7 miserable years....both pining after one another.
Now t ...more
Darkest Hour Before Dawn is book 9 in Charlie Cochet's award winning series, THIRDS. As a reviewer, I am late to the party when it comes to this series as I didn't read any of the books until February/March 2017. *hangs head in shame* - I am not sure Why I waited so long, but I am SO happy I finally read this series! I fell in love with these characters and this world that Ms. Cochet has created and I am officially a THIRDS nerd - Destructive Delta, Unit Alpha - ...more
I have little tolerance for stupid and Hudson was just plain stupid. I also have little tolerance for doormats, and Seb is definitely a member o ...more
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Wasted My Time, To Be Honest*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱
Book eight centers around Tiger Therian, Sebastian ‘Seb’ (Hobbs middle brother), Team Leader for Theta Destructive. He was once on Destructive Delta but was transferred after his relationship to Hudson ended in a breach of protocol and civilian loss and his marked mate Dr. Hudson ‘Lobito’ Colbourn, THIRDS chief medical examiner, and a Canis Lupus (wolf) Therian. After the devastating consequences of a dead child, Hudson broke things off with Seb. No ...more
The pieces and players have definitely been set in motion…
New challenges and enemies have surfaced, complicating the tenuous relationship between humans and Therians. This of course, results in some interesting and dangerous developments, which happen to bring Seb and Hudson together, despite them trying their best to move on. Seb and Hudson have been torturing themselves for years, as their guilt from a tragic accident has kept them apart, making them both quite miserable. What they shou ...more
Oh Charlie, you don't know how close I was to parting ways with your series. I got so tired of Dex & Sloane taking over everyone's stories, tired of the cliffhangers and tired of the other couple playing side characters in their stories. I was just tired. It would have been sad for me, but I would have no other choice. Along the way, the series has gotten so big that at times I forgot who is who, and what is what.
But Ms. Cochet, you've redeemed yours ...more
Seb pines for his mate, but has done whatever Hudson wants, even if that included staying away from him for seven yea ...more
I swear, even when these stories drive me bat-shit crazy, like this one often did, I still end up giving them plenty of stars.
I knew going into this one that I already had issues with Hudson’s reasons for staying away from his mate, Seb, for seven long-ass years. His rationalization, heavily based in his guilt of unchangeable past events, just didn’t fly with me. Call me unsympathetic, but regardless of the tragedy that occurred on Hudson and Seb’s watch, I just didn’t feel like it was ...more
I finally got to Seb and Hudson's story. I loved most of it. The chance to see more of Hobbs family was absolutely wonderful. At times Hudson was a tad annoying for going back and forth and making Seb suffer. But Hudson suffered as well both physically and in his heart.
Both men needed to change because Hudson finally listened to those around him and looked at how things were between them from others perspectives. He saw that love alone wouldn't be enough, and that some things wo ...more
Seb was as adorable as ever and I ❤️ him so much, but Hudson really tried my patience this time. Was he always such a dork? I wanted to whack him over the head with a 2x4 more than once, to put it mildly.
Although this was not my favorite in this series, I'm still not done with it yet. Quite the contrary, to be honest, because I cannot wait where Charlie Cochet will take us with the storyline. And Wolf is such a deliciously fucked up character, I'm dying to get to know more ...more
Attention: THIRDS Nerds it's time to get your Hudson & Seb fix...
I was so excited to finally get to this one. Seb and Hudson have been floating around in the background since the very beginning of THIRDS and it's not secret that they have a history...a very strong history. So finally here we are at their story and in general I loved it.
I loved seeing more of Seb and...oops, here's where I ran into a surprise...I can't rea ...more
The ending rocked the Casbah.
Since the next novel in this series is only tentatively scheduled, it's a good moment to pause and reflect on why this series occupied so much of my reading time in a highly political year of my own scheduled reviews.
One reason is physiological. I don't have much cogitating power available, and reading some lighter fare is about what I can handle.
Another reason is the underlying assumption of the series...that humankind has, with its rage and hubris ...more
Read Kris’ review in its entirety here.
A Joyfully Jay review.
Hurray! It is Seb and Hudson’s story! I have been dying for this one for so long, and their relationship has been teased out throughout the THIRDS series, so I am so excited that we finally get to see their relationship in depth, as well as to finally get a happy ending for these two. Cochet does a nice job here showing the tension and chemistry between these two guys, without dragging things out forev ...more
4.5 stars from me. This wasn't all plain sailing I have to admit; there are some very stupid typos and niggles...(view spoil ...more
This was underwhelming. I still like the THIRDS series. But I didn't like Hudson. I didn't like the relationship between Seb and Hudson. And I really didn't like Hudson's constant hot-and-cold treatment of Seb. I was upset that (view spoiler)[Hudson seemed genuinely interested in Trent and would have been more than willing to date him if he hadn't turned out to be a scumbag rapist. We were treated to a gross on-page make-out and groping session between the two where Hudson was fully ar ...more
I both loved and hated it. And I don't think I've ever quite hated a book as much as loved a book as I do this one. The first half was more 3 stars for me, but then it got REALLY good, especially near the end, and was a 5 star read for me, so I averaged it out at 4 stars.
Why was the first half so frustrating for me? Because of Hudson. I think I have a complicated relationship with Hudson. Before he was just a nice British guy who went through a tragedy and was for reasons u ...more
There are some great details to clarify past events, and this edition also serves to explain why some of the characters in the series are moving between law enforcement agencies. Of course Cochet still serves up all the action, sex, and humor we expect in a THIRDS novel, and narrated by M ...more
As with all the other books in this series, the author build up my interest in a couple of characters with little tidbits here and there in the previous books, but when the time for the actual book arrived, I was underwhelmed by the execution.
As soon as they’re in their own story, characters who previously intrigued me always seem to deflate and become almost a caricature of the people they seemed to be in the previous books.
It happened with Ash and Cael, less with Calvin and Hobbs, an ...more
“My Lobito, so beautiful.” “Yours, always.”
Ive been desperate to read their story as we have been teased with it throughout the other books. 7 years a go Seb and Hudson were in a happy relationship. Seb had marked Hudson as his mate and was planning to ask Hudson to marry him. On the day he planned to ask him a rogue shooter aimed fire at Hudson and Seb jumped in to save him which resulted in the tragic death of a young b...more
As it were, I spent 65% of the book constantly annoyed at Hudson's shenanigans. He kept pushing Seb away, then would get pissy and act out when Seb's behaviour hinted at possibly moving on. I think unconsciously he liked having Seb on standby for him even when he went about trying to move on with other people. (view spoiler)[ If the Trent situation hadn't gone horribly wrong, he would've dated him wh ...more
THIRDS Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Hudson Colbourn are mates, but haven't been together in seven years despite the fact that living apart from one another is physically draining and painful for them both.
When danger focuses on Hudson though Seb is no longer willing to stay away. Darkest Hour Before Dawn focuses on Seb and Hudson's feelings for each other and putting aside the guilt of the past so they can move towards a future together. All while dodging bullets an ...more
Much of the story explains the relationship and history between Seb and Hudson. We already knew Seb to be kind of a gentle giant Tiger Therian and Hudson to be a sassy Wolf Therian, but through ...more
I will say that after reading this installment, I have complete faith in Charlie Cochet guiding us deeper into TIN. Very excited to continue this ride...
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