*I received a free copy of Charming from Tantor Media via Tantor Media. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Charming by Dannika Dark
Narrator: Nicole Poole
Series: Seven #6.5
Published by Tantor Media on 8 december 2015
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Length: 6h 36m
Source: Tantor Media
Reading Challenges: 2016 Audio Book Challenge, 2016 Winter COYER
After seven hundred years, Prince has acquired everything a Packmaster could desire. But when he meets the enchanting Nadia Kozlov, he realizes that there's one thing he doesn't have: answers. Prince owes his life to a man he hasn't seen in centuries, and Nadia holds the key to his whereabouts, because that man is her father.Destinies collide when Nadia's sister shows up unexpectedly. Katarina is a skilled bounty hunter, hot on the trail of a nefarious outlaw who turns out to be Prince's old nemesis. Prince teams up with Nadia's sister to track down the Mage, but the real game of cat and mouse is already underway as sparks fly between Prince and the cunning bounty hunter. The only trouble is, Nadia wants him too.
Charming is a story in the Seven series, and it was delightful to get to know Prince better… I thought he was so ornery, but getting to understand him made a big difference.
Prince was really the one character I already knew when I started listening to Charming, and I really enjoyed him. I was intrigued by Nadia at first, but she also came across as both bitchy and quite distant, especially after I got to know her twin sister Kat… She is a strong woman, and Alpha, and she listens to her instincts that tell her their dad is still alive, even if he has been missing for ten years. As a bounty hunter, she thinks she’s on the trail of the man who might have had something to do with her father’s disappearance, and it just so happens Prince has a bone to pick with the mage Vlad as well.
Poole is the perfect narrator for Charming, she has a repertoire of different voices and accents, and she’s amazing at amping up the tension when needed. And in tender moments, she expertly conveys the feelings needed for the listener to be completely engrossed in what is happening. There is quite a bit of mystery in Charming, as Kat is looking for her father, and she is both surprised and amazed that Prince is willing and able to help her out. There are some good fights, and Kat definitely knows how to hold her own. And of course, their wolves realize that Prince and Kat should be together before their human side does, and this is one of the things I really enjoy with shifter romances!
Kat really grew in this story, which is amazing to me, as it was a novella. Of course, I already knew the universe, and I had met Prince several times before, and he showed me a different side to himself as well. Kat is definitely the kind of woman who could be good with Prince, because she’s just as strong-minded as he is. The mystery, the overall story-arc and the plot were all well executed, and Poole narrated Charming to perfection!
“Look, I’m not changing who I am.”
The desire to protect her too over all sense of reason.
“You’re vibrating.” “Uhm, yes.” “No. Your pocket – your phone is vibrating.”