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The Kings: Wild Cards Book 2
Charlie Cochet
LGBT Romance-Short Read
Independently Published
January 10, 2021

Former firefighter Frank Ramirez has never been afraid of the heat, until it came in the form of the sweet and sinful Joshua Sterling.

Frank’s days of rushing into burning buildings might be behind him, but as the owner of one of the most prestigious gay nightclubs in Florida, he’s still putting out fires. Lately it’s been one disaster after another, making Frank grumpier than usual. If that wasn’t enough, someone is out to sabotage his business.

Joshua has a plan. He’s done pining after the man of his dreams and ready to do something about the sizzling attraction between them. He sets out to help Frank, and as executive assistant to billionaire Colton Connolly—and friend to his mayhem-magnet husband—Joshua knows a thing or two about managing chaos.

When a hidden threat raises the stakes, Joshua and Frank are put to the test. Can they win the fight for their love… and their lives?

Reviewed by Melissa Brus

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

This short story is packed full of all the action, adventure, and humor I have come to expect in a Charlie Cochet book!  Expanding on the Kings Universe, this second Wild Cards book focuses on Frank Ramirez: Mr. Tall, Dark, and Broody and owner of the club where so much has happened in previous books.  You would think Frank had seen everything and was prepared for the unexpected.  Joshua has plans though.  And when you take a determined man, a group of crazy friends, and maybe a glitter explosion or two….well, you get the fun and crazy you can handle in under 100 pages.  This is a super addition to this world and I for one can’t wait to see who falls in love next in Charlie’s universe!