Be still My Heart by Charlie Cochet
Four Kings Security #2
July 28, 2018
I think reading Four Kings Security is a hurdle for me, having only read THIRDS by Charlie Cochet. The two series are similar enough it’s hard to not compare, and they’re different enough in all the ways that meant Four Kings struggles to measure up.
There’s a life-ness in all the characters Charlie’s created in the Therian world of THIRDS, and I know she’s trying to create something similar in the relationship of the Kings, but for me it seems to be told more than felt. We’re told Ace and King are the best of friends, but not once were we given a scene or a moment that showed me the emotion between them. That’s how it felt with all the Kings. I was missing the emotion.
I did feel like the relationship between Laz and Red was more interesting than Colton and Ace, but probably only because their relationship started in the first book, so by default it meant we had more to go on than just one book. So, yes they were sweeter and I felt more connected to their individual characters. However, part of the issue I have with this series is how Insta-love it is. Again, to compare, the relationship between Dex and Sloane in THIRDS develops over 3-4 books. There’s instant attraction, but they don’t just connect. In Four Kings, their eyes meet and they’re getting married. There’s no slow burn at all. I need a slow burn.
Regardless, I know I’m not going to stop reading this series. That’s Charlie’s secret, because it seems like she perfectly sets up the following book in the present one. Next it’s going to be Lucky and Mason, and it’s antagonistic, and I love the antagonistic trope. I don’t have the highest expectations, but I know I’m going to read it. So… I hope I’m proven wrong.