Review: Diamond in the Rough – Charlie Cochet

Diamond in the Rough Book Cover Diamond in the Rough
Four Kings Security Book Four
Charlie Cochet
Gay Romance Thriller
February 12, 2019

When the cards are stacked against you, the Kings will even the odds.

For Ward “King” Kingston the role of protector, forged by fire and tragedy, is one he takes seriously. When King is asked to safeguard the son of a four-star general and friend, he is pulled back into the world of government black ops on a mission that raises painful memories from his past. The moment King meets Leo, amid the chaos of a lockdown at a secret black site, it’s clear he’s never faced a challenge like this—one that will test his unwavering sense of control.

Leopold de Loughrey is a misunderstood genius whose anxiety and insecurities are sent into overdrive when he is forcefully recruited to work on a top-secret project. Terrified of what his role as "invaluable asset" means, Leo’s stress leads to disappearances, arguments, and blowups that threaten the project and Leo’s future. King’s arrival is a calm in the storm for Leo and his frenetic thoughts.

King and Leo couldn’t be more different, yet as they navigate the dangers of a secret multi-agency operation and face unknown threats, their differences could be what saves them. Neither man believes a happily ever after is in the cards, but their hearts might just prove them wrong… if they can survive a deadly betrayal.

Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz

Sr. Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild

This fourth book of the Kings series was certainly my favorite. King was the man who brought his men home in pieces and despair. He took them all under his wing and molded them into family by his will, love and patience.

As we met each of the gang, King was their leader, the catalyst, the bearer of strength, and we finally have his story…..and our author gave us the sweetness this man deserved in Leo. Coming from the Thirds Series, Ms. Cochet has shown us her passion for writing, and mystery and military are a genre she loves…..and it shows!

I loved this story, and am glad we will get a couple more in a spin off, cause who doesn’t like to visit Florida, hunky guys and keep the peace……..Loved it Ms Cochet.

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