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The Prince and His Bedeviled Bodyguard

(Paranormal Princes #1)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  986 ratings  ·  217 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 134 pages
Published September 19th 2019
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☆ Todd
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it

What an uniquely-odd little shifter story.

On principal, I should have hated ocelot shifter Owin, with his selfish, spoiled, overly-entitled attitude; however, I never actually did.

Yes, he was a twat to his appointed bodyguard, Grimm, but I saw a few redeeming qualities early on, so my initial curiosity in regards to the young prince quickly turned to endearment. The stupid and funny shit that came out of his mouth, good lord.

As for Grimm, he was like that genuinely nice guy in school who was
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars

Told mostly in dual POV, 1st person, it's the first installment in the "Paranormal Princes" series and it's not clify. It's enemies-to-lovers, slow burn and angst-free. It's a quick easy read and cute. What I liked most about it was their banter and their sense of humour, it put a smile on my face so many times. If you're going to read this don't expect characters development or a strong plot, it's just for your enjoyment. All in all, I had fun reading it and hope you enjoy it as well!
* A Reader Obsessed *
3 Stars

My rating for this is measured against Cochet’s other works and one of my favorite series, THIRDS . I’ve said this before that I will inevitably compare everything else she writes against my feels and reaction towards that beloved series and it can’t be helped and I won’t apologize for such.

So, yes. This did not come close to the gleeful fun I have everytime I read THIRDS. Perhaps that’s because this is only book one where THIRDS boasts 12 books and a new spinoff about to launch.

3.5 Stars

This M/M fantasy novella was a lot of fun.

Owin, the prince of the ocelot shifters, is a snarky, haughty, completely divalicious, royal pain-in-the-ass! When he’s tasked by the ruler of all shifters, King Alarick, to undertake a perilous quest, Owin is confident he’s got it covered, even with his vexing werewolf bodyguard, Grimm, frustratingly in tow.

In amongst their constant bickering and bantering, Owin and Grimm go from 0 to 60 in the lurve department. Once their quest kicks into
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
The Prince and His Bedeviled Bodyguard is a very sweet, silly, adorable fantasy/shifter book, and though I found the plot to be ridiculous, I couldn't help but smile.

I'm not going to even try to explain this plot, but it involves a quest and some shifting, and lots of canines? It didn't make much sense while I was even reading it, to be honest.

But it's also so gooey! Just a really cute story that will make you smile. And, yes, I know I'm not describing the story well, but if you want a little
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a quick and easy read. No angst or anything very deep. Likeable characters that had me smiling.
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
That was absolutely just what the doctor ordered! Charlie Cochet and shifters is a match made in hilarious heaven and this one is a real belter.

I laughed so many times reading the antics of ocelot shifter Prince Owin and his stoic and helplessly in love bodyguard Grimm.

This book is a tonic for anyone who just wants to read a lighthearted romp through a canine filled adventure in which a prissy cat shifter really does find his perfect match in a wolf alpha.

It's sweet, a bit steamy in places, it's
Lorraine Lesar
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

I thought this was the Season of Goodwill?
So what’s with those Grinchly, miserly low star??? Yes, ARO. Yes, Meags. Yes, Diana. Yes, certainly you Volha. And OMG ZuZu, how could you!!!
Yes, I’ve named and shamed my reading Buddies.
Because even though Charlie Cochet and I have been hit and miss over the years, this one hit on target. Five stars bullseye for me.
It’s been far too long since I’ve read something that’s made me alternately swoon and laugh-out-loud. The fact that it’s written by Charlie Cochet (which means it’s written beautifully) is just icing on the cake!

First in her new Paranormal Princes series, The Prince and His Bedeviled Bodyguard sets the stage of a world filled with humans and paranormal critters alike. Ms. Cochet introduces so many interesting characters, and hints at a wide array of possible future stories - I can’t wait for the
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
I am in a minority here and it physically pained me to give this 2 stars, but I really disliked Owin. He was a total drama llama. He seemed self-absorbed and self-serving. When I reached half of the book, there was a slight change in his attitude, but it was too late for me. I skimmed the pages from then on. I liked Grimm though. He was way too patient than he should have been. There were moments that made me laugh though, so it was not a total miss for me. I enjoyed the quest a bit especially ...more
Lorraine, Lorraine, Lorraine. What would I do without you? See, I was going to pass on this book because of so-so reviews and just a "meh" status. But not for my friend Lorraine's review, I would have missed out on a fun and sweet read.

I'm not a fan of enemies to lovers or generally "I hate you! But I want you! No I hate you! But seriously, I want to shag your brains out!" kind of book. Oddly enough, I was actually captivated from page one. Even Owin's snotty, bratty behavior only endeared him
This was a quick, fun novella that sets up a new shifter series. There was just enough given to intrigue me about the world-building and the characters that will be appearing throughout the series.

Owin is the bratty, seemingly self-centered Prince of the ocelot shifters and Grimmwolf is his indulgent, enjoying himself at Owin's dismay, bodyguard who is more than just a regular old wolf shifter. I had a lot of fun seeing Owin put in his place and starting to realize that just maybe he should
Sep 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm
3.25 stars

While I liked the banter between Owin and Grimm, I felt as if I was dropped in the middle of the story and never really caught up with everything.

There was hardly any world building and I was often left wondering why something happened or why someone did this or that.

I also thought it was strange that Grimm had been Owin’s bodyguard for months before this story started. I felt quite disconnected, especially when Owin or Grimm would remember something from that time and I as a reader
Rachel Emily
ETA 1/2/20 - OMG YOU MUST GET THIS BOOK IN AUDIO! Greg KILLS IT, might be my favorite narration from him and OMG I would have never picked this one haha. SO SO GOOD.

First of all, this quote, is just everything:

"That night he gave himself to me without hesitation, and in return, I let him have my heart. There was no sense in keeping it now. It belonged to him."

Oh my heart! It melts! And ohmygoodness! This was adorable! Sweet, quirky, HILARIOUS, sexy, and just fun. Charlie Cochet is just one of my
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amazing-books
4.5 's I absolutely loved this book!! Not any angst and Owin and Grimm had me cracking up throughout the book! I would love to read more! King Alarick and Jean would be a sweet addition ...more
Sol ~ TheBookishKing
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: smut, lgbtqiap, cute
i surprisingly enjoyed this a lot more than i expected ...more
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this!

I can't think of one single thing I didn't like about it truthfully so I am just going to give it all the stars!

This read just like a Fairy Tale type story should read. Spoiled Prince and his Knight in Shining Armor on a quest and of course they fall in love.


I can't wait for more in this series!

So, yeah! I was so super excited to find at the end of this book she referenced a series by Macy Blake which I started immediately (and finished the first book at the time of this
Amusing, cute, and, dare I say, adorable.
I enjoyed this short little tale.

Owin was certainly hard to like at first, and he still had annoying moments later on, but I think he definitely improved and a little more of his charm came through.

This was certainly funny, and made me laugh several times throughout, which is always a plus.

Grimm was great from start to finish, although I felt he should have given Owin more of a piece of his mind. Owin would have definitely deserved it. Even though we come to understand why Owin was acting how
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I'm surprised this book is 122 pages. It absolutly flew by.
That's my one point of contention. I could tell Charlie Cochet was having fun writing this. The banter and back and forth were excellent, as was the premise. The book itself read like an outline. I really needed more content. The characters jumped from portal to portal, and the quest felt felt insubstantial. It was really just a hike to various locals
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars

I honestly don't know what to do with this novella. It started out BEAUTIFULLY with King Alarick and his adviser Lord Jean Eldrich - best friends who are BOUND to be lovers but the story wasn't about THEM it was about Price Owin of the Ocelot Shifters and Grimmwolf of the Grimm Wolves pack. While Grim usually downplays his heritage he is pretty up there in the food chain as well as the monarchy (if it can be called this way) even though he is "merely" Price Owin's "bodyguard" though
A king of all shifters sending the future rulers of his different subjects on quests to prove their worthiness before they get acknowledged. This time it's the ocelot prince accompanied by his wolf bodyguard … sounds like one of those fairy tales I can't get enough of and to a certain degree it is. It has the light simplicity a fairy tale distinguishes itself, the characters are not necessarily detailed individuals and the situations they found themselves in are easy to understand and
Waleska 'Wally'
A Fun , Sexy and Offbeat Shifter Romance Story
The Prince and His Bedeviled Bodyguard (Paranormal Princes #1) by Charlie Cochet

Within reading the first chapter I was hook, line and sinker by the humorous tone , snarky banter , sexy times and quirky plot of The Prince and His Bedeviled Bodyguard

This story have some of the BEST one liners and puns I have read in a long while , Charlie Cochet comedic timing is on point!

Reading this book was not only entertaining , it was a true pleasure , as it took all my worries and fatigue away leaving me with a big happy and content smile
Years ago, I used to read a good amount of shifter mf romances. I hadn’t tried any in mm. They weren’t calling to me that much. But this one looked cute and funny. Plus it was short and on unlimited so low risk. wasn’t for me. I guess I’m not so into shifter books. Although I will try the TJ Klune ones because I love him so I at least have to try one. I’m not rating this because it was very clearly a case of me not the book. I think it would be a great read if shifters are your thing.
Oh boy, I didn't know Charlie Cochet can write such a hilarious paranormal story. I've only read her romantic suspense before. This short story is so fun with crazy adventures. We have a grumpy and infuriating feline shifter, Prince Owin and his bodyguard, Grimm the wolf shifter. Despite his name, Grimm actually has a fun loving personality. He is so chilled and smiles all the time, even with Prince Owin threatening his every move.

When Prince Owin along with Grimm was sent on a quest by the
3.5 stars for a very cute and bickery kitty shifter
Joyfully Jay
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

The Prince and the Bedeviled Bodyguard is the first book in Charlie Cochet’s new Paranormal Princes series and it is all kinds of adorable. Somehow, despite being arrogant and haughty and quick to remind everyone that he is a prince, Owin is still charming. Not to mention that Grimm clearly adores him and has all kinds of fun provoking Owin, and this goes a long way toward carrying the story. It also helps that while Owin can be difficult and prickly, we also see
A light, funny story. Easy to read, but it was so short that it was not comprehensive enough to be really great for me.

3.5 stars
Sep 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Well, this was kind of sweet and kind of silly. I did laugh at some points but I had a big issue with Owin. He was super self-centered and stuck on himself. Grimm was infinitely patient with him which I didn't understand. Then Owin's personality changed out of the blue and it just seemed inconsistent.

The plot was thin and not very fleshed out but it was fluffy enough that I still enjoyed it somewhat.
3.5 Stars

Cute little tale. I appreciated how Owin was shown to grow in character, he was a bit much at times.

Props for having Macy Blakes' Hellhound characters in cameos, though! I don't know why but it always tickles me when I realize the writers have borrowed from one another.
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Charlie Cochet is the international bestselling author of the THIRDS series. Born in Cuba and raised in the US, Charlie enjoys the best of both worlds, from her daily Cuban latte to her passion for classic rock.

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found devouring a book,

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