Praise

Against the Grain

I was really looking forward to this book. I’ve been a huge fan of THIRDS ever since the series was first released. I am also a huge fan of Cael and Ash! I loved them as a couple, and think that they have great chemistry, so reading this was like Christmas in July! – Gaby. Christmas in July is a good metaphor. Against the Grain was in my short-list of books I was most waiting for this year. Why? CASH. I’m actually a so-so fan of series. (whispers: I find Dex and Sloane a little dull. I’m sorry.) But I’ve LOOOOOOOOVED the hints and movement for Ash and Cael, and will be honest that I’ve been riding the last couple books for them. I love the charactype types/pairing of grouchy & sweet, even more so when they’re badasses, so their pairing hits a lot of my buttons. – Tracy.

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I was really looking forward to this book. I’ve been a huge fan of THIRDS ever since the series was first released. I am also a huge fan of Cael and Ash! I loved them as a couple, and think that they have great chemistry, so reading this was like Christmas in July! – Gaby. Christmas in July is a good metaphor. Against the Grain was in my short-list of books I was most waiting for this year. Why? CASH. I’m actually a so-so fan of series. (whispers: I find Dex and Sloane a little dull. I’m sorry.) But I’ve LOOOOOOOOVED the hints and movement for Ash and Cael, and will be honest that I’ve been riding the last couple books for them. I love the charactype types/pairing of grouchy & sweet, even more so when they’re badasses, so their pairing hits a lot of my buttons. – Tracy.

Boys in Our Books | Read the full review here.


Against the Grain is just what the doctor ordered if you’re a THIRDS nerd. I’m one, so I enjoyed this next book in the series. Ms. Cochet does what she does best – she cooks up a recipe of semi-angsty romance, combines it with extremely witty moments, and rounds it out with suspense from their operations related to the THIRDS.

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Against the Grain is a little different than the first four books. This time, we get Ash and Cael as our MCs instead of Dex and Sloane. Honestly, it was so good to get these two at last. It feels like it’s taken forever for them to get to their own book. This series is one of my favorites. It’s got extremely likable characters, laugh out loud moments, great story lines and enough sexy times to keep you happy.

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If you enjoy deeply intricate plot lines, well woven story lines and kick ass characters with real world problems then this is a must read for you. Lest I forget to mention the oh so sexy collection of alpha males that like to flare their nostrils and pretend they are in charge while their better half has them by the balls. In a fun, sweaty, sexy sort of way.

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As a couple, Ash and Cael are so sweet. They seem to bring out the best in each other. They make each other see themselves as the other sees them: strong, sweet, fierce, protective and loved. I have loved every book and audio in this series so far, and absolutely can’t wait for more of the THIRDS.

The Novel Approach | Read the full review here.


I can’t imagine that I would ever NOT want to read about the THIRDS. Every single character has a piece of my heart that is reserved just for them. One may wonder how you can offer your heart to someone like Ash Keeler, someone so unbelievably difficult, but all I saw was a man craving love and acceptance. A man who believed he was not worthy of love, after all, his own family gave him away. Nevertheless, Ash Keeler is exactly the kind of man that pulls on my heart strings; big, strong, alpha asshole to the extreme, but also, a man who is intensely loyal, reliable, dedicated, and hurting. I am eager to see how Charlie Cochet pulls in the other couples who are predestined to find their other half and get their own happy ever after, but what I am not excited for is for the series to end. So, here’s to another sensational installment in the THIRDS series.

The Blogger Girls | Read the full review here.


Against the Grain is the first book in the series that doesn’t concentrate on Dex and Sloane but instead we get a closer look at the often strained ‘almost relationship’ of Ash and Cael. I have to admit to liking Ash from the start. He is such a grumpy ass but he is also fiercely loyal to those he considers friends and would literally die for Cael. Every time I read a new THIRDS book I think it can’t get any better …. But it does!

Prism Book Alliance | Read the full review here.


Without doubt one of the best paranormal series that I have ever read! I’ve waited long and hard for this book (book 5 in the series). I couldn’t wait to see what our Thirds have been up to. I’ve waited through four books for their story, but trust me on this one, it was worth it! even though my heart will always be with Dex and Sloan. One thing about Ms Cochet that you can always rely on, is the fact that she never disappoints, ever!

Three Books Over the Rainbow | Read the full review here.


OH HOLY HANNAH!!! Damn, this book picks up right at the end of the previous book. Your remember, Maddock with Old Betsy wanting to speak to Sloane and Ash and that was sweet and yet, so touching. From there…it’s game on!! This book…from the very first word until the very last letter…I was ENTHRALLED!! I hated the fact that work kept getting in the way of this story and I just didn’t want to stop!! The action/adventure that you normally get in a THIRDS novel is still very much present. It’s not just the growing relationship of Cael and Ash…there is some serious ISH going down and of course our Merry Gang is in the middle of it All and I wouldn’t have it any other way!!!

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Charlie did an amazing job drawing me into Ash and Cael’s story. Yes, it is one book for their love story, but we know we will see much more of their relationship as we continue to move through the series. There was still action to be had in this story, the cover tells a tail (he he) that the reader might expect to be one way, but is quite another. Another brilliant book, Charlie. Thank you for continuing to share the THIRDS men with all of us. This could be nothing but a five pieces of eye candy review for me.

–  Two Chicks Obsessed with Books and Eye Candy | Read the full review here.


I will say that this series continues to be exciting and well done. I love that we finally get Ash and Cael together and now I am DYING for the next book up for Calvin and Hobbs. Cochet has really put things in motion nicely for future relationships to be explored, as well as for things to continue to develop for Destructive Delta and other key THIRDS players. So I am really enjoying this series and can’t wait for more.

Joyfully Jay | Read the full review here.


I think we’ve all been dying for Ash and Cael’s story to arrive, as it’s been one of those mouth watering, on-going will they/won’t they style relationships that’s had us all dying to see the big gruff, bad tempered, straight Lion Therian finally get his head out of his butt and realise that true love in the form of his smaller but feisty, adorable Cheetah colleague…who so obviously adores the pants off him…has been staring him in the face all along. And then Charlie does what she’s sooo good at with this series. Brings out the big guns with something really exciting, leading to a thrilling finale that grabs you by the goolies; leaves you all of a dither and once again desperate for the next installment to arrive.

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It’s been just over a year since the first THIRDS book was released, but I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t crazy about Sloane, Dex, Cael, Ash and the rest of Destructive Delta. The world Cochet created for us is one of the rare few that envelops completely in just a few pages, making us feel like we’ve just returned home from a very long trip. I vote that every one of Charlie Cochet’s release days be considered a worldwide holiday. Sorry, employers, we can’t come to work today. We have much better things to do.

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All the way through the first four books I have enjoyed the relationship between Ash and Cael. This book adds more depth and insight into said relationship. What made it truly remarkable was the way Charlie started the book exactly where the previous one finished off so that you were dropped straight back into the worlds of THIRDS and the Therians and everything that makes these books so good.

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