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?