• Raising the Ante

  • The Kings: Wild Cards, Book 2
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (153 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 may 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 isn’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?

©2021 Charlie Cochet (P)2021 Charlie Cochet

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Great narrator

I have loved this whole entire series. I highly recommend it. I cannot wait until the next installment of a new series she's doing,.

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So Good but too short!

I’ve been waiting for this story since we met Frank. It was great! Not surprising. Charlie doesn’t disappoint. But way too short! Frank is such a good character. So much potential. I wanted more.
Definitely a great story. I just wasn’t satisfied.

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pure fluff - delightful 😊

Would I listen to it again: yes ✔
Did the story keep me engaged: yes ✔
Was I invested in the characters: yes ✔

📖 Story comment: Good pace, likeable characters, nice flow.
I was delightfully entertained with Frank and Joshua - I just wish it were longer!.

🎧 Narrator comment: Greg Boudreaux/Tremblay is a master at his craft! He suits the characters, has good timing, inflections and intonations and it's easy to distinguish the characters from each other. Always an enjoyable performance and he bought the book to life

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• 1 not my thing • 2 didn't like the narration • 3 didn't keep my attention • 4 was good, but once was enough • 5 enjoyed it • 6 will listen again if i'm in the mood for the narrator • 7 goes on the "re-listen" list • 8 kept me up past bed-time • 9 recommended to family/friends • 10 own it in all formats • 11 keep a copy with me at all times
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Great Story

I love this series. This is my second time reading it. The narrator is one of my favorites.

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Great short addition

Another great addition to this series. short but, oh so sweet and satisfying. it definitely leaves you wanting more. Greg Boudreaux always delivers the best narrative. he brings these books to life and gives each character an individual voice and personality. Charlie Cochet, please!!! bring us MORE. well worth the credit and your time to listen.

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Short but sweet.

This is Frank and Josh's story, albeit a quick one. Honestly it's about 2+ hours of fluff (with unnecessary drama thrown in) that acts as a bridge from Jack's story to Joker's. Greg Boudreaux is amazing as always. Can't wait for the next one!