Title: Love in Spades
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: Four Kings Security #1
Genre: M/M Romance, Mystery
Narrator: Greg Boudreaux
Audiobook Release Date: June 20, 2018
ebook Release Date: April 24, 2018
Cover Design: Reese DanteSummary:
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….
I'm not sure what I can say about the audio version that I didn't say when I read the ebook a couple of months ago. Listening to the story was just as enjoyable as reading Colton and Ace's journey. I don't listen to many audiobooks, I have many in my library but I just don't often find the time to listen to them because unlike many I don't find myself able to enjoy them in the car. As for Greg Boudreaux's voice, I may not have a wide variety of narrator examples to choose from but I can't imagine anyone else bringing life to the characters.
Original ebook Review May 2018:
Colton Connolly is ready to take over running the family business, Connolly Maritime, but he's been receiving disturbing mail and packages. Colton isn't concerned but his father is and hires Four Kings Security to protect his son. Anston “Ace” Sharpe and his friends have found a new place in life running Four Kings Security after their military career was over and its given them a new lease on life. When their new client is Colton Connolly things don't go too smoothly at first but when Ace steps in and does what he does best, Colton has a change of heart. Will their attraction to each other put lives at risk or only their hearts?
When I saw there was going to be a new series from the author who brought us THIRDS I was pumped. I have to admit that when I'm that excited about something, I am often a little disappointed afterwards, that it didn't quite live up to my expectations. WELL!! I needn't have worried because Love in Spades lived up to my expectations and more. One can't help but compare bodyguard/client romances to The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, for me it just seems the natural comparison. Let me tell you that Charlie Cochet's Love in Spades far surpassed my love of that movie. Ace and Colton are a perfect pair, By "perfect" I don't mean that everything is Utopian, because to me that isn't perfect. Perfect relationship-wise is a meshing of love/hate, arguing/making-up, strengths/weakness, "perfect" is a balanced scale of good and bad. That is exactly what these boys are, a well balanced duo.
As for the mystery behind the threatening letters/packages, well I think you know what I'm about to say: for those answers you have to read for yourself. Trust me, you don't want to miss it! I had some ideas from the very beginning and they evolved as I read the book(which a well written mystery should) so let me just say it was definitely intriguing that kept me hooked from beginning to end.
Four Kings Security is going to be great and I can't wait for more. They may not be the boys from THIRDS but they are a very close second, I wouldn't want to put money on the difference and if the two series were cars I wouldn't want to put my finger between them. Just brilliantly written with characters that I loved, even if I wanted to strangle a few of them at times(and not just the bad guys). As I said, I am on the edge of my seat waiting for more.
Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!
Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.
Love in Spades #1(Audio)
Love in Spades #1(ebook)