Review | Join the Club by Charlie Cochet

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Join the Club by Charlie Cochet
Four King Security #3
Contemporary Romance
St. Martin’s Press
November 19, 2018

About the Book: Eduardo “Lucky” Morales is a fighter, from his childhood days in Cuba to his time as a Special Forces Green Beret. Scarred by the wars of his past, Lucky has learned nothing lasts forever. Guarding his heart is second nature, and getting emotionally involved is not an option. As co-owner of Four Kings Security, Lucky works hard alongside his former brothers-in-arms and fellow Kings, but he also plays hard. Flirting with sexy Texas cowboy and detective, Mason Cooper, is too much fun to resist, until Mason turns the tables on him.

Mason Cooper may not be a soldier, but he’s fought his share of battles as an openly gay cop and now a detective for Major Crimes. Mason has no idea when things changed between him and Lucky, but the gorgeous, fiery Cuban has turned his world upside down. When a mistake leads to his suspension from the force, Mason turns to the least likely person for help: Ward Kingston.

Determined to keep Mason at arms’ length, Lucky is surprised to find the man at Four Kings Security. The Florida nights might be getting cooler, but the heat between Lucky and Mason burns hotter with every passing moment. Working private security can be dangerous and unpredictable, but so can falling in love.

birdie-reviewLucky and Mason have been on fire since the first book in the Four Kings Security series!  I knew that anticipation would help make the read even more fantastic and I was right!

Mason and Lucky had a heat between them, both when they fought and when they weren’t.  You knew the entire time that the two of them had a much deeper connection than they were letting on, and I enjoyed it.  They were both incredibly romantic, and I love how patient they were, particularly Lucky since he had so much distrust inside him.

Again, as though with the previous books, I wasn’t really impressed with the plot.  Mason’s big secret wasn’t so awful… I mean, it was awful for him, traumatic, but it wasn’t as unforgivable as it was made out to believe.  (Which, I guess it makes sense.  We all tend to blow up our own issues and feel like they’re more heinous.)  I was glad that Lucky reacted how he did.  His reactions were appropriate, far more reasonable than I expected.  I really like Lucky.

Other than the romance, the story itself was anticlimactic.  That seems to continuously be the hangup in this series for me.  Hopefully King’s book changes that.  I keep hoping one of the books pushes up to the next level.

However, it does make me MORE excited for the next THIRDS book!  Because, I still love Charlie Cochet’s writing and romance!

 

About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

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