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Love in Spades

Four Kings Security Series, Book One
Written by: Charlie Cochet
Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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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's 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....

©2018 Charlie Cochet (P)2018 Charlie Cochet

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  • Diane
  • 2018-06-27

Amazing start to a new series!

OMG I loved this so much & can't wait for the next book in the series. Ace & Colton were so hot together & I want more. I loved the secondary characters & can't wait for everyone to find their significant others.

Greg Boudreaux made this story so much better. I love how he brings the characters to life. Even knowing who the "players" are, nothing jumped out at me during this second reading that says "hey look at me I'm the bad guy".

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  • Belen
  • 2018-07-28

Terrific Narration!

Four Kings Security specializes everything from armed transport and investigations, to cyber intelligence, and executive protection.

The business is owned by four friends and family, who served together in Special Forces until they lost half their unit. The "Four Kings" are Ward "King" Kingston, Eduardo "Lucky" Morales, Russell "Red" McKinley, and Anston "Ace" Sharpe.

When they are approached by Paxton Connolly to protect his son, Colton, Ace is assigned on twenty-four hour bodyguard duty, which is tricky because Colton is against needing any protection.

This type of work would normally be a piece of cake, but Ace is taken with Colton from the moment they meet. Falling for Colton means compromising not only his security, but it could put Ace's entire business, and the Four Kings reputation, at risk.

Love in Spades has a ton of great banter between the guys, plenty of tension, action, and steam. Throw Greg Tremblay, under his sexier Boudreaux brand, into the mix and you have a combination that will delight your ears.

I loved how Greg brings out the sweeter hurt/comfort elements to the story, his character voices were easy to follow, and he keeps the pace flowing effortlessly. Simply put this is just a treat to listen to!

Told in a dual POV, Love in Spades is low angst, sexy, full of action, has a happy ending with an obvious series setup, and terrific narration.

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  • <Stacy> @SoCalBookReviews
  • San Diego
  • 2018-07-25

Love in Spades, Four Kings Security book 1

Update to my book review after listening to the audio….
I would highly recommend this book in both formats, and I am giving both the book and Narration 5 Solid Stars.

Audio - I thought this book was great when I read it, so automatically purchased the audio format when I saw it was available and I am so glad I did. I really didn’t think it was possible but the Audio narration performed by Greg Boudreaux gives this book so much more dimension than the book already had. It was absolutely fantastic. Greg did a great job with all of the characters, not just the main two Ace and Colton, but all of the other kings, and their family and friends included in this story as well. I found myself laughing out loud along with the characters and their funny antics in this book. And even though I’ve read this book previously I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next with the emotion and tones for the story that the narrator set us up with. OMG, and when Greg switches between English and Spanish *Swoon* He had me melting in my seat, I loved every second of it.

This was such a good introduction to a new series by Charlie. After reading this one, you will just know that the following books in this series will be as good, if not better. Great Characters, and the storyline just flows really well throughout the entire book. You get some romance, some laughter, some action, and a twist at the end you will not see coming. And you get to meet some of the other men who will be showing up in the next few books in this series. I cannot wait to see how this whole series plays out.

Ace, is one part of The Four Kings Security Company. Ace and his friends, who are basically family and brother-in-arms, started the company after their time in the military together. They all have some demons to deal with which I am sure we will learn more about as the series progresses. But they all have great personalities as well, and Ace’s really stands out in this book, he is fun to read and hear about. And his snarky interactions with Colton are hilarious at times.

Colton is about to become the new CEO of his father’s company when the threats start arriving. His father decides to have The Four Kings set up as Colton’s security detail which puts him in direct contact with Ace. He hates that he needs security and decides to make his "bodyguard" as annoyed as possible. And of course being thrown together 24-7 has its own set of challenges especially after they decide they might just like each other more than they want to admit. There's some funny banter between the two during their time together, and some steamy nights they have to keep hidden until the danger passes. And a nice Action scene and twist at the end, that I'm assuming will help lead the way into book two. Overall, this book was nicely done and I look forward to the next one.

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  • Corey RS
  • 2018-11-05

Dangerous and scintillating.

I loved Charlie's weaving of suspense and romance. A very good read. I love listening in the car, but I took extra trips just to listen to more. I'm looking forward to more of Cochet's novels.

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  • Blackwindstar
  • 2018-06-24

Love it!

I'm in love with this book I can't wait for the next installment. I highly recommend it.

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  • Marie
  • 2018-06-23

Charlie does it again!

Fantastic! I loved Ace and Colton and all the Kings. I can't wait for more

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  • Sandra Welch
  • Wellington, KS
  • 2018-08-06

Charlie Cochet does it again!!! Love In Spades!!

Charlie Cochet does it again, Love In Spades is the first book in her new series Kings Security. From the beginning to the end of Love In Spades I laughed all the way through. The hot attraction between Ace and Colten made my speakers sizzle. The great part of the story was the humor and compatibility between the two men. It made for a great story and the plot twist of who was the actual bad guy made me gasp.
The love and comradeship of the men who run Four Kings Security added to the story line and set it up for the next book in the series Be Still My Heart.
I look forward to listening to the next book.
Charlie Cochet brings all her stories together with humor and adventure and of course the romance between her main characters in this case Ace and Colton.
The new series will be just as much of a hit as her Thirds series.
Review by Sandra from Night Owl Reviews.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-21

Fantastic

Great story!! amazing group of people!! Couldn’t stop listening!! Can’t wait to read more of this series and from this Author!

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  • RICHARD D BLACK
  • 2019-02-21

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I can't wait to read the next in the series. The book has a good story, good character development and believable Gay theme. I didn't expect it to be this good. Exceded my expectations.

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  • Cynthia Lewis
  • Petersburg nj
  • 2019-02-20

awesome read

loved the characters,! loved the narrator. the story was great. can't go wrong with hot sexy guys!