Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Love in Spades
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: Four Kings Security #1
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 268 Pages
Publisher: Charlie Cochet
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: 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….
Review: This is a promising start to the new, Four Kings Security, series and I am really looking forward to Red’s story. For some reason, his participation in this installment called to me more than Ace and Colton…and that surprised me. Red’s book is going to be angsty, I just know it…and I am so looking forward to it.
Ace (the first King) and Colton were great, but not as awesome as I was hoping. I really liked it when Colton played hard to get at the beginning, but when he allowed himself to be caught and protected, what made him so much fun seemed to fizzle a bit. Ace was definitely the more attractive to me, and I am not talking looks (well, I lie, tattoos and muscles…hubba hubba), but really, I liked his background and his loyalty and love for his remaining brothers and his cousin. This is definitely going to be a series where we get the full monty on all of the men and I have a feeling the stories are going to be more heartbreaking and we go along.
I think what I missed was the action behind the why Colton needed protection in the first place….it was like the entire middle section of the story was the Ace and Colton romance show and it was forgotten that someone wanted him dead…until really late at the end. It was a great and unexpected ending, don’t get me wrong, I just needed a couple teasers in the middle to remind me at the end who was who again.
Regardless, it has hot ex-special forces men, lots of sexy times, and I can definitely recommend this one to everyone. Enjoy.
Overall Impression: I liked it!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*