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The Kings: Wild Cards Book 1
Charlie Cochet
MM Romance/Military
Independently Published
July 28, 2020

Ex-Special Forces Communications Sergeant Jacopo “Jack” Constantino heads the cybersecurity department at Four Kings Security, working with his tech-savvy team to provide clients with state-of-the-art security systems. But life for Jack is pretty uneventful—despite the exploits with his brothers-in-arms—and he finds himself longing for a little more excitement.

Be careful what you wish for.

Two years ago, Fitz Harlow captured Jack’s heart and walked away with it. Now he’s back.

Fitz spent the last two years picking up the pieces of his life after a disastrous relationship. After much therapy, and ice cream, Fitz leaves the fashion world behind and returns home to St. Augustine to open his own high-end salon, Hair Comes Trouble. Now Fitz finally has the quiet, peaceful life he’s wanted for so long. There’s only one thing missing, or rather, one man missing, but Fitz has his doubts. With Jack, he’s not just gaining a boyfriend—he’s gaining a boyfriend, his family of mischief-magnet ex-Green Berets, and one highly opinionated Belgian Malinois.

Fitz and Jack discover their connection has only grown stronger over time, thanks in part to meddling friends, but just as they start to pick up where they left off, someone takes exception to their reunion. Danger hides in the shadows, a stalker determined to keep Fitz out of Jack’s life, no matter the cost. With the odds stacked against them, can Jack and Fitz win a battle against an unknown enemy, or will Jack lose Fitz forever?

The Kings: Wild Cards series is a spin-off of the Four Kings Security series.

Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz 

Sr Reviewer for the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

What a pleasant surprise ! Waiting for another new entry for a Dex and Gang Thirds book, Charlie Cochet has graced her fans with a ‘spin off ‘ of her Kings stories, called The Kings Wild Cards Series  Book #1 titled Stacking the Deck .


It was sooo good to see Four Kings Security up front for this first book . Better yet catching  glimpses of our favorites as well and now get up close and personal with the other guys mentioned  in the original stories.


Jacopo aka Jack Contantino heads the cybersecurity department for the Kings. He was Sergeant of Communications on the original Ex-Special Forces Team. A loner, he suffers the same pain, horrors and PTSD as all his brothers-in –arms.  


Two years ago, Jack had met Fitz Harlow. There was ‘a spark’ and when Jack tried to follow up, he was met with a brick wall. He called, left messages, and finally had to give up, figuring Fitz wasn’t interested. But never a day went by….thinking ‘why’?


Charlie Cochet is a storyteller…..and these two certainly have a story to tell as we the reader is not only drawn into a harrowing mystery, but watch two men finally ‘*sigh

Tell their truths. I loved everything about this book. It was sweet, loving, funny, sexy, and scary!!!  What more could a reader need!!