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Stacking the Deck by Charlie Cochet
The Kings: Wild Cards, Book 1
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.
Fitz stood and smoothed down his black shirt, then walked over to the glass wall of Colton’s living room in time to see Jack open the pilot’s door and jump out. The aviator sunglasses and flight jacket Jack wore had Fitz’s pants feeling tight all of a sudden.
“Oh my God, you’re dating Maverick,” Laz said excitedly from beside Fitz.
“So help me, I will give you a buzzcut the next time I do your hair.”
“What?” Laz said with a laugh.
“You’re making me nervous.”
“No, Maverick is making you nervous.”
“I will strangle you with my bow.” Fitz absently touched the thin black bow that hung from his shirt’s collar. “MacGyver, Maverick. You all need to watch something not set in the eighties.”
“What’s going on?” Colton asked, coming to stand on Fitz’s other side. “Oh my. That is one studly Italian.”
Fitz playfully shoved Colton. “You already have a man, you hussy.”
“Nothing wrong with making an observation,” Colton replied.
What they must look like, the three of them standing at the glass wall ogling Jack as he made his way up the balcony stairs. He opened the sliding glass door and grinned cheekily at them, his dimple making an appearance. Good God, the man was hot.
“Good evening, gentlemen.”
“Good evening,” Colton and Laz replied in unison. Fitz shook his head in amusement. His friends were such dorks.
Jack stepped in front of Fitz, smile wide. “Hi.”
Jack motioned to the helicopter. “Your chariot awaits.”
“Does that make me your princess?”
“That makes you whatever you want to be, as long as I get to be by your side.”
A collective “aww” echoed behind Fitz. He smiled sweetly at Jack. “What was that recipe for homemade pepper spray you were telling me about the other day?”
Jack chuckled and opened the door for Fitz. “Good night, guys.”
“Don’t wait up,” Fitz singsonged as he wiggled his fingers over his shoulder in goodbye.
About the Author:
Charlie Cochet is the international bestselling author of the THIRDS series. Born in Cuba and raised in the US, Charlie enjoys the best of both worlds, from her daily Cuban latte to her passion for classic rock.
Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found devouring a book, releasing her creativity through art, or binge watching a new TV series. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.
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