Join the Club (Susan’s Review)

Title: Join the Club (Four King’s Security #3)
Author: Charlie Cochet
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: November 20, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 261 pages
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


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.

When I started this I was quite confused. I know I read the second book, but some details about Lucky, Mason and some Oscar were a little murky. Unfortunately things were not recapped in this book. I figured out what was going on near the end I think. While it wasn’t super important for the story, it did result in me being a bit confused what the actual problem was between Mason and Lucky.

And that’s why I was quite convinced this would not be a winner for me. But then around 60% I suddenly found myself totally engrossed in the story. And I ended up enjoying it a great deal actually.

Lucky and Mason have been dancing around each other for quite a while, but neither is ready to give into the other.

When Mason accepts a temporary job with the Kings, he and Lucky are forced to work close together. And it’s not long before they both acknowledge that they can’t stay away from each other…

As I mentioned, I had a hard time understanding the angst between Mason and Lucky at first. I couldn’t quite figure out why they were so set against a relationship. But things improved once they got their heads out of their ass. And once the rest of the Kings started to show up and play bigger roles, I was enjoying this quite a lot more.

The sexy times were very sizzling and we even got some dirty talk!

One thing that felt very unrealistic to me was why Mason accepted a temporary position with the Kings. I think that could have been a bit smoother. Or have Mason think about approaching King a bit longer. Now it was clearly that there had to be some reason to get Mason to work together with Lucky and apparently this was the quickest way.

Mason was put on paid leave because he failed a drug test. He forgot to list his cough medicine. While he’s being investigated he immediately goes to King to ask for a job.
Now that was just too sudden for me to really believe in it.

So even though this had a rocky start for me, I ended up enjoying this anyway. Especially when Mason and Lucky got together after they stopped being so stubborn.

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