Thursday, July 26, 2018

Love in Spades by Charlie Cochet (audiobook)

Title:  Love In Spades
Author: Charlie Cochet
My Rating: A-
Narrator: Greg Boudreaux

Genre: Romantic Suspense (m/m)
Series: Four Kings Security #1
Main Characters: Ace and Colton
Release Date: June 2018 (audiobook)
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
When the cards are stacked against you, the Kings will even the odds.

Ex-Special Forces soldier Anston “Ace” Sharpe is fighting a different battle these days—one involving the world of private security across the state of Florida. As part owner of Four Kings Security, Ace and his fellow Kings tackle everything from armed transport and investigations to cyber intelligence and executive protection. Cocky, fearless, and brash, Ace isn’t afraid to take risks.

After years of working alongside his father, Colton Connolly is ready to take the helm at Connolly Maritime, but his father’s retirement is put on hold when Colton begins receiving death threats. If that isn’t bad enough, his father signs a contract with Four Kings Security to provide Colton with round-the-clock protection, despite his adamant refusal. Colton’s life has been turned upside down, the last thing he needs is a shadow, especially in the form of infuriating, sexy-as-sin Ace Sharpe, who seems to be on a mission to drive Colton mad.

Sparks fly the moment Colton and Ace meet on a sultry night club dance floor. But getting involved with a client, even one as fiery and beautiful as Colton Connolly, is a line Ace is unwilling to cross. Colton might be attracted to Ace, but he’d been burned before. He might be willing to put his life in Ace’s hands, but not his heart.

As the Florida nights heat up, so does their passion, and Ace and Colton are faced with a difficult choice—take the plunge and risk it all, or play it safe and walk away?

If Ace can keep a deadly threat from robbing Colton of a future….

My Review:
Overall: 4.25
Performance: 4.5
Story: 4.25

A new romantic suspense series from Charlie Cochet? YES! Please. And OMG, it did not disappoint. I loved this first book. 

The four kings are four friends who were in spec ops together and have now opened a security firm. Their first case in this series is to guard a man that doesn't want to be protected. (His dad hired them on behalf of the company the two of them own.)

There is INSTANT chemistry between Colton and Ace and that doesn't ever calm down throughout this entire book. I loved them together. They are both very strong personalities. That first scene where Colton was drunk...OMG! Just wow, but I loved it. It was perfect for both of them, but especially for Ace's devil-may-care attitude about so much in his life. I loved how he just let it happen. 

I did NOT see who the bad guy was coming at all...and that's not something that happens to me very often anymore. I loved that the author was able to completely surprise me like that. 

I also just really like the setup for the whole series. I'm come on, Charlie Cochet, I need book #2 (I'm crossing my fingers that it's out by the time this review goes up, since I wrote this review a couple of weeks before it's scheduled to go live). 

Note: Greg Boudreaux's narration...LOVE! He has a great, deep voice that I loved and his inflections are amazing!!

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