Be Still My Heart Four Kings Security Book Two Charlie Cochet M/M Romance July 28, 2018 306
When the cards are stacked against you, the Kings will even the odds.
Former Special Forces medical sergeant Russell “Red” McKinley knows a thing or two about wounds, like the fact some can take a lifetime to heal, if they heal at all. The scars Red carries run deep, and living with PTSD often means battling the memories of his past. Injuries he received while working an executive protection case with fellow Kings and co-owners of Four Kings Security, have once again forced past heartaches to the surface, but Red is determined not to let it derail his blossoming romance with sweet and sexy fashion photographer Lazarus Galanos.
Laz can’t deny there’s something special developing between him and Red, but Laz has wounds of his own. He’s hesitant to jump into a new relationship after his recent explosive breakup. Experience has taught Laz to doubt his judgement when it comes to men. Guys who seem too good to be true, usually are, and no one appears more perfect than Red.
When an attempt is made on Laz’s life, Red is determined to keep him safe. Laz may not be a client, and Red is still off duty, but Laz is one of their own, and nothing means more to the Kings than family. While an investigation is underway, Red and Laz are growing closer, but can they find a way to help each other heal and take a chance on love, or will their fears and insecurities cost them more than their future together?
Review by Gloria Lakritz
Sr Reviewer and review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild
After meeting Laz and Red in Book 1 of Charlie Cochet’s newest Four Kings Series, the reader should not have been surprised at the intense relationship that was beginning with them in Love in Spades.
Now in this second book dedicated to them the author digs deeper into the baggage they both carry, as they try to try to dodge more bullets, and make a life together. Our mystery to solve is there is bulls eye on his Laz’s back. Red just happened to be at the beach watching a model shoot Laz was doing, when shots rang out, and clearly the shooter was aiming at Laz. Red and the Kings went into protection mode.
Since Red was still healing from injuries and off rotation it made perfect sense he would “handle” guarding Laz. Here was no objection one bit from the adorable photographer as the two set up house at his buddy Colton’s while he and Ace left town.
Ms Cochet has a way with stories, as her fans of her first series THIRDS can attest to. This is certainly different, entertaining, sexy and another group we all want to be with.
We now have seen the sparks and explosion of two more members of our family Lucky and Officer Mason and it’s been hinted Mason hooked up with another member of the Kings at one time and Lucky has a problem with the Hookup and now Mason…Cannot wait to see that explosion happen…Hope its book #3…Stay tuned..I will report in…I am in for the long haul!