Series: THIRDS Series #4
After an attack by the Coalition leaves THIRDS Team Leader Sloane Brodie critically injured, agent Dexter J. Daley swears to make Beck Hogan pay for what he’s done. But Dex’s plans for retribution are short-lived. With Ash still on leave with his own injuries, Sloane in the hospital, and Destructive Delta in the Coalition’s crosshairs, Lieutenant Sparks isn’t taking any chances. Dex’s team is pulled from the case, with the investigation handed to Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs. Dex refuses to stand by while another team goes after Hogan, and decides to put his old HPF detective skills to work to find Hogan before Theta Destructive, no matter the cost.
With a lengthy and painful recovery ahead of him, the last thing Sloane needs is his partner out scouring the city, especially when the lies—however well intentioned—begin to spiral out of control. Sloane is all too familiar with the desire to retaliate, but some things are more important, like the man who’s pledged to stand beside him. As Dex starts down a dark path, it’s up to Sloane to show him what’s at stake, and finally put a name to what’s in his heart.
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I want you to know the characters of this novel, so for that what if we meet the hot male of this book? Let's me introduce you to to Dexter J. Daley:
Date of birth: August 18th, 1980
General physical description:
Hair Color: Dirty Blond
Eye Color: Pale blue
Weight: 145 lbs
Scars/Marks/Tattoos: Faint cheetah Therian claw marks on his left calf from childhood. His little brother Cael had his first shift and accidently scratched him. Bullet wound scar on his left thigh. After Rise & Fall, he ends up with a few more scars.
Hometown: Manhattan, NYC
Type of home/ neighborhood: Lives in a brownstone in Manhattan, NYC that he owns. His neighborhood is quiet and residential.
Relationship status: As of Rise & Fall, Dex has been in a steady relationship with his jaguar Therian boyfriend and Destructive Delta partner Sloane Brodie nearly a year.
Current family: Adoptive Human father, Anthony Maddock “Tony”, adoptive cheetah Therian brother, Cael Maddock.
Family background (parents, previous marriages, etc.): Never married. Parents were killed when he was five years old during the riots of the eighties. He was adopted by his father’s best friend and then detective partner, Anthony Maddock. Not long after, Tony adopted a sixth month old Therian child named Cael who became Dex’s adoptive brother.
Other close relationships: Dex is close to his boyfriend Sloane, his family, and his teammates who he’s embraced as his second family.
Job: Dex is an ex-HPF (Human Police Force) detective and has now been with the THIRDS over a year as a Defense Agent for Destructive Delta. He works from THIRDS NYC headquarters in Manhattan.
Dress style: Dex has a casual but trendy style. He can usually be found in jeans, his black and white Converse sneakers, a T-shirt, and leather jacket with his THIRDS dog tags around his neck. When he goes out with Sloane he dresses up a little, usually a preppy shirt, sometimes with a vest and tie.
Favorite pastimes/ Hobbies: Does annoying the bejesus out of Ash count as a hobby? Dex loves music, especially of the cheesy eighties variety. He loves singing Karaoke at his favorite bar Dekatria. He’s a big movie buff. He also enjoys food. A lot. He likes to hang out with his friends and family. He enjoys driving his Challenger out of the city. Sexy times with his boyfriend.
Favorite foods: Cheesy Doodles. Gummy Bears. Anything that’s unhealthy and most likely to cause serious health issues just by looking at it. Cakes, cookies, candy. Enjoys pretty much all types of food.
Strongest positive personality trait: Dex is strong-willed. He will always do his best to remain positive and forge ahead. No matter how many times he’s knocked down, he’ll keep getting back up and give it his all. And always with his sense of humor intact.
Strongest negative personality trait: His stubbornness. When he feels he’s in the right, he will move heaven and earth to try and see things through, even if it means putting himself in danger, or disobeying orders.
Temperament: Dex is pretty laid back. He’s usually causing some kind of mischief or cracking a joke. It takes a lot to get to him, but when something does, he explodes. He’s always hiding behind his smile. It’s his defense mechanism, but occasionally someone rubs him the wrong way or really pisses him off and his humor is quickly replaced by something a little darker.
How other people see him/her: Depends on who’s looking. A lot of people see him as this happy go lucky guy who’s always cracking a joke. Ash sees him as a pain in his booty, Dex’s brother, Cael, sees him as a hero and someone he looks up to, Sloane sees him as someone who he could see spending the rest of his life with, someone he always wants around, and someone who’s changed his life. Sloane sees Dex as his best friend, lover, and everything he’s ever hoped for.
Opinion of him/herself: Dex often expresses how awesome he is, but deep down he’s actually not as secure as he pretends to be. He worries about letting his family down, about not being good enough for the THIRDS, of messing things up with Sloane. Most of the time no one even realizes he’s feeling any kind of insecurity because he’s learned to hide it well.
Ambitions: Dex is moving out of Rookie status and is looking forward to being up to par with his partner Sloane. Although he’s Human, he’s training hard and eager to take things to the next level. He looks forward to a long career, retirement, and perhaps a family with the man he loves. After he’s done kicking butt.
Philosophy of life: Always do your best. No one can ask for more than that.
Most important thing to know about this character: There’s a lot more to Dex than his sense of humor. He’s a genuinely good guy who cares about those around him and will do whatever he has to in order to keep them happy and safe. At times his drive to do the right thing can get him into trouble.
Will readers like or dislike this character, and why? I think readers will like him. His humor might be a bit much for some folks, but that’s the type of guy Dex is. He’s cheerful, full glass “because who wants half of anything?”, kind of guy. He enjoys life and isn’t afraid to show it. Bring on the Karaoke. - Author, Charlie Cochet.
About the Author
Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From Historical to Fantasy, Contemporary to Science Fiction, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!
Currently residing in South Florida, Charlie looks forward to migrating to a land where the weather includes seasons other than hot, hotter, and boy, it’s hot! When she isn't writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.
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