Reviews: Love in Spades (Four Kings #1) by Charlie Cochet

Love in Spades is the first book in the new series Four Kings by one of my favorite authors Charlie Cochet. It’s the first book she’s self published and I’m impressed. The book is well crafted and well edited with a nice cover. Kinda don’t like the way the over model is staring, but that is just me.

So on to the book. Love in Spades introduces us to the four kings, men who served together and now have gone into private security. We’re thrown right into the action when we meet Ace. It’s one hell of an introduction. There are also some sparks when the story gets rolling when Ace and the Kings are hired to protect Colton and oh boy, does Colton not want to be protected. But he’s obtuse with a reason.

I liked this story. Right from the start the authors create an empathy with the characters and they are given their own personalities and character traits so that it gives the story this rounded feel and as a reader you feel like your really know the characters.

The writing is solid and typical Charlie Cochet, it has the witty quality and she writes in such a manner you get drawn into the story and you can’t help but like it, even if it’s cheesy as hell. But hey, that is why I read romance!

The only thing that didn’t really get me was the reason Ace was hired to protect Colton. The whole treats plot angle didn’t really get me and the way the Kings went about was really over the top.

I’ve been a fan of this author since the first THIRDS book and I can see this series gathering as much attention as that series. It’s sweet, romantic, witty, funny (hehe shark!), sexy and with a hint of angst. It was a perfect read for me.

Should you read it? Hell, haven’t I convinced you yet?

Love in Spades Book Cover Love in Spades
Four Kings #1
Charlie Cochet
Romance, Action
April 24, 2018
A copy was provided by the author

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….

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