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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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Charlie does it again!

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

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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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Fabulous first book

I cant't wait till the others are available. Suspenseful, action packed and the hot sex!

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great story, great narrator!!

loved this book, hope the second goes audible!! will be looking constantly! Greg Boudreaux really makes the book...perfect voice.

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  • Jeff L.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
  • 09-17-18

Entertaining story!

I enjoyed the narrator quite a bit, he has a great voice. The story itself was pretty entertaining and held my attention, though to be honest was predictable at times. My only other thought was that I wish the story would have been developed a little more in regards to the "danger" that colton faced. Maybe a little more action. The main relationship between Ace and Colton was very nicely built though.

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Whoa, but this book was fantastic!

Anston Sharpe, Ace, is former military now working with his family and brothers, both by blood and in arms. Ace is damn good at his job and though he's known for breaking the rules a time or ten, he's made a promise to himself and the Kings, never get involved with a client. Enter one sexy, stubborn, corporate CEO and Ace is having a very hard time keeping his hands to himself.

Colton Connolly is set to take over the family business as his father retires when some very disturbing threats arrive at the office. Daddy Connolly hires the Kings to protect his son but Colton is having none of it. He doesn't want security, doesn't want anyone stepping on his toes, changing his life or his routine. And he definitely doesn't want the big, brooding, stunning, pain in the ass, Ace, in his space.

Resentment and curiosity slowly become something more, friendship and admiration. Ace pushes Colton away knowing how dangerous it would be to get involved, but Colton does not make it easy. So much more than just safety and jobs are on the line though, a very real threat is lurking in the shadows.

This story hit the ground running at full speed, pun intended, and I was hooked. The characters are complex, stubborn but fiercely loyal as well. In just two chapters, Cochet gave me enough information that I had a pretty good feel for Ace and the Kings. I thoroughly enjoyed the way the relationship between Ace and Colton developed and how that affected the story. Action packed, utterly entertaining and oh so very sexy, that's what this book was.

Narrated by Greg Boudreaux and as always he was brilliant. I don't think there is an end to the number of tones and nuances he can do with his voice. And it's not just tones, inflections and nuances, he pours emotion into the words and it gives the characters and the story another dimension you don't get with just the written word.

Definitely, highly recommend this book. Can someone as Charlie and Greg when book two will be ready for my listening pleasure?

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DNF

No.... can’t stand the characters.
That is to bad because I love this author and the narration is preatty good.
But the whole dinamic doesn’t work for me this time.

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the men are very likable and enjoyable

the story was predictable and very enjoyable. would like to have more of the four kings and the partners

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 06-23-18

WOW amazing

Loved Ace and Colton banter. In true Charlie Cochet style we have action and a whole lot of fun. Greg Boudreaux once again bought out all the characters brilliantly highly recommended

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  • Pollypc
  • 09-12-18

Cherry popped!

Sweet, hot and laugh out loud funny! A great introduction of a new to me author.

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  • Meph666
  • 09-04-18

Fantastic! I love, love, love love this!

I completely adored this book when I read it but Greg just brings it to life!
For the first sentence, I was immersed in the tale of Four Kings security and Ace, one of the Kings protecting Colton, a man currently receiving death threats but very reluctant to have private security.
The tension, banter and heat between the MC's is off the chart and there are so many laugh out loud moments. (I looked like a lion walking my dog with a big grin on my face!)
Greg is fantastic and a perfect choice as narrator for this series. He brings the characters and their story to life, as well as easily transitioning between voices, including the South American accent needed for one of the Kings.
I cannot recommend this book and narration enough! It has made it's way easily into my relisten top 5 :-D

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-28-18

Great book

Out right funny true belly laughing, the narrator brought this book to life for me, the characters were great can't wait for next book .
this is the first time I have listened to Greg Boudreax but he has a great voice and made this book work for me.

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  • BevS
  • 07-15-18

Think Charlie has another winner on her hands....

Mr Tremblay [otherwise known as the awesome Mr T] did a really good job, and I really liked both MC's and the rest of the 4 Kings, and will definitely be continuing with this series, but my fave audio of Greg's is still the Cole McGinnis series by Rhys Ford. 💜

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  • G. M. Evans
  • 07-15-18

Really Engaging

Really Engaging story and well read, paints a clear picture of the world, and draw you in for a moment in time where you follow there world, not a 10 pages in story and you know who dunnit either..... Wish the Author would hurry up with the following books...

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  • Book addict
  • 07-02-18

Enjoyable

This was a great book, good pace, funny, likeable characters, decent plot and fantastic narration. An easy fun listen for sure. The last part of the book let it down a bit and they are definitely the WORST bodyguard team ever. As if they are ex forces with those skills. I wouldn’t even trust them to babysit. So I knocked a star off for that, but otherwise good!

I tried the first book in the Thirds series by this author (Hell & High Water) because I enjoyed this book and it has good reviews, but it was rubbish. This book is much better. And the narrator in this book is many times better too because he seems to actually feel what he’s reading so it sucks you into the story.

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  • Pagan Bear
  • 06-28-18

Kings secure all but their own hearts,,, ?

A typical Cochet story, no easy path for those in this romance.
A light read.
Usual twists and turns, a good formula all the same.

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  • Katie C
  • 09-23-18

So good I laughed out loud!

This book has everything! Love, action, adventure, humour and of course some hot men. great book and entertaining read

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  • Donna Hirsch
  • 06-27-18

Greg and Charlie= Perfection

OMG Amazing. Ace and Colton in the Games room had me ROTFLOL. The security risk wasn't what I was expecting. Can't wait to continue this series.