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Ace of Spades

(Aces & Eights #3)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  1,103 ratings  ·  158 reviews

Two FBI agents struggle with desire in the shadow of a killer, in the third installment of Aces & Eights.

Nate Gentry has been a rock for his two younger brothers since the day their mom walked out and left them with their abusive father. Now that they’ve grown up, he’s watched Alex and Court fall in love and settle down. But Nate isn’t made for romance. He keeps his re

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 301 pages
Published February 6th 2018 by Montlake Romance
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♥ WishfulMiss ♥
This is a friends to lovers trope with a bit of unrequited love thrown in the mix.

FBI agents Nate and Taylor have been partners and close friends for years and although Taylor hasn't made it a secret she's willing to step outside their friendship zone, Nate has always looked the other way. He cares too much about Taylor and their friendship to risk messing it all up. His abusive childhood leaves him with a lot of emotional baggage and his track record with past romantic relationships have convi
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
FBI special agent Taylor watched her mother murdered when she was very young. Now the murderer is back killing prostitutes.
Meanwhile her best friend, Nate is moving from the friend zone and into romance category.
Good romance with equal parts suspense. Which, as you know, is often not equal. So many times there will be too much of one or the other.
Pelusa Rivera
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I voluntary read and review an advanced copy of this book.. All thoughts and opinions are my own..I love my Gentry brothers. This was third book in the series and just as enjoyable as the previous two. Now you guys know I do not like writing a book in the guise of reviewing, I leave the writing to the Authors, however I do want to wet your appetite. We get to know Nate a little more and the development of romance with his love interest, and if you have read the books before I think you know who ...more
Jill Eshenbaugh
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nate Gentry is the oldest brother of the three FBI agents and as such has always felt responsible for them. Both brothers are now happily married and don't need Nate's care but does that leave him free to find his own happiness? As the product of an abusive childhood, Nate has some deep scars both physical and mental to overcome. Ms Owens again takes on the challenge of not only telling a story of love, sadness, hope and realization that life's challenges can be overcome, but there is plenty of ...more
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Yay, we finally get Nate's story. Nate is the no-nonsense Gentry brother. As the oldest, he was responsible for raising and protecting his younger brothers. As a result, he only has time for the job not love. He has a close friendship with fellow FBI agent, Taylor, but secretly fantasizes about her. Taylor has been harboring feelings for Nate for years. When Taylor captures the attention of a serial killer that they are hunting, Nate finally comes to terms with his true feelings toward Taylor.

Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think this was the best of the series. I liked Taylor from the other stories and it was great to hear her story. She was tough, but she seemed to fold up when it came to Nate. Nate the complete control freak was at his best. He can be annoying but his story tells you why. The brothers came to play in this one. It was a nice way to tie in the first two books.

The case they worked was dark and the evil guy was way evil. Creepy! Good story, but it doesn’t seem like it is the end the way the autho
Nate Gentry and Taylor Collins are working together to find the person murdering prostitutes. Nate is the oldest of the Gentry brothers and is struggling with the fact that his siblings is wanting to find their mother who abandoned them to an abusive father. Nate is working the case with Taylor, finding himself wanting more from Taylor than co-workers and struggling with his siblings decision. Will they be able to find the murderer in time, will Taylor feel the same way as Nate and what about hi ...more
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The third in the Aces and Eights Series is an emotional roller coaster including a search for a serial killer that threatens one of their own. Taylor is Nate’s partner in the FBI, and has a similar background as a child, awful. They constantly struggle with their relationship as best friends, because they both want more, but fear losing each other if things go bad. A lot of surprises occur in this story, and I couldn’t put it down! Full review on on 1/31/18
Pelusa Rivera
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I voluntary read and review an advanced copy of this book.. All thoughts and opinions are my own..I love my Gentry brothers. This was third book in the series and just as enjoyable as the previous two. Now you guys know I do not like writing a book in the guise of reviewing, I leave the writing to the Authors, however I do want to wet your appetite. We get to know Nate a little more and the development of romance with his love interest, and if you have read the books before I think you know who ...more
Danielle  Gypsy Soul
4.5 Stars. Ace of Spades is the 3rd book in the Aces & Eights series and although it can be read as a stand alone I think you'd get more out of it if you've read the first two. This is the oldest brother Nate's book and I have to admit out of all the characters Nate has always been my favorite and I have been looking forward to his book. I wasn't disappointed.

Nate was the brother who tried to protect his siblings and basically raised them. He has a lot of emotional scars and some physical ones a
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
♠ Ace of Spades, by Sandra Owens ♠
I absolutely loved this book,
& I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!!
It is romance suspense at it's finest!!
This story is about the oldest Gentry
brother, Nate. He & Taylor, both work
for the FBI, & this past year they have
become best friends.
Nate, & his brother's Court & Alex,
had a rough life growing up.
Being the oldest, he took on the responsibility to feed, & care for his
brothers, while being on the receiving
end of his drunk, & abusive father fist.
With everythi
Avid Reader
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ace of Spades (Aces & Eights #3) by Sandra Owens
4.5 stars
M/F Thriller, Romance
Triggers: Murder, Stalking
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Nathan and Taylor have been dancing around each other for a while now. I like that Taylor is a take no prisoner type woman. She knows what she wants and isn't afraid to tease to get it.

With a killer on the loose, Nathan and his brothers are trying to find a clue as to who and why. Taylor is hot on the trail mainly because she looks ex
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
The stories of the brothers were sad, abused by their father, didn’t have a nice life then watching their mother left them, they were just boys. Years gone, they are men, carried different burdens. Nate is the oldest n carries most, then Court n Alex, I cried for them because their broken stories, I cheer for them because they deserve the best love from their women.

Now boys are completed, a nice career, family n woman they are in love.

Tiger, yes, like the nick name of her, fearless, strong n el
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing

OMG, the excitement and anticipation throughout this book was captivating. I couldn’t put the book down. So much energy and tension coming from Nate and Taylor that I could almost feel it, at times it was sizzling! Nate’s background made my heart hurt and Taylor’s was full of compassion for others like her. They compliment each other in every way possible. The story also has a little surprise included. That was such a very special treat for me. I love how the book has a little of eve
Julia Gerard
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ace of Spades Book 3 in the Aces and Eights series, is a stand alone featuring Taylor and Nate. Both are FBI agents, but are also best friends! Both have histories that hold them back from wanting to be in a real relationships. Until the case that brings a lot of old feeling forward. ladies of night getting murdered and that hits Taylor close to home, because of her mother! Nate's mother just walked out on the family, to protect herself. I love Sandra's writing, it is well plotted and well writt ...more
Chantel Danos
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! I was hoping and praying that Nate & Taylor realized that they were in love with each other. To find out Taylor’s story was heartbreaking,but she turned that into being a “Tiger” kicka** FBI Agent! I would recommend this book as of any other of Sandra Owens books to anyone! I can’t wait for the next. ...more
Diana Davidson
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my! I do love me some Gentry boys! I thought for sure Alex was my forever love but I think Nate may have stolen my heart! He is just so tragic and broken and I want to fix him. But, alas, my feelings aren’t returned.
This was such a great story! The heat and chemistry between Nate and Taylor was phenomenal! I loved learning more about Taylor. I also enjoyed getting more insight into the Gentry boys. And there may or may not be an appearance by a couple of the hotties from the K2 series.
If yo
Janet McKale
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great Reading!

WOW! This one is the best yet. Nate the brooding brother finally figures out that he can be happy. Taylor makes him laugh. They do belong together. This is a great series and I can't wait for the next book.
Jackie Bailey
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once you start Ace of Spades, you won't want to put it down. Sandra Owen's Aces and Eights series keeps getting better and I loved the first two books in the series.

Ace of Spades is suspenseful, sensual, saucy, and filled with sexual tension. It features three sexy, gorgeous brothers who are undercover FBI agents working to find a serial killer.

Nate Gentry, the oldest brother, and fellow FBI agent Taylor Collins are attracted to each other but feel they can't go beyond friends. Both Nate and Ta
Kim Vanravenswaay
Both Taylor and Nate's character are tough as nails yet loyal as all get out. They've been dancing around each other for some time now. So of course their first intimate time was wonderful. Even a serial killer intent on making Taylor his, can't slow them down.
I love this series and can't wait to see what turn it is going to take for the next story.
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ace of Spade's is #3 in Sandra Owens Ace's and Eight's series. I absolutely love everything Sandra does, but this is the best of the series. And they were all amazing!!! My favorite book of the year. If there were more stars, I'd give it more than a 5 star rating. Ms. Owen's is by far my favorite author. She's amazing. She always leaves me with the feels. And I feel like I'm there with the characters. This story had me crying. Laughing. I even got goosebumps. Full of romance, suspense and myster ...more
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is hands down the best book in the series! We see the chemistry of Taylor and Nate in the first 2 books of the series grow over time...but I have to say I wasn’t prepared for the utter emotion and angst in this one. Taylor and Nate are perfect for one another. It’s as simple and as complex as that. What I loved more about this book is the transformation of Nate from a tortured soul who in the end is free, open and finally able to commit and admit to his one true love. The Gentry boys in thi ...more
Books and Spoons
The Gentry brothers have certainly charmed me over the series, but I have to admit that Nate managed to take me by surprise with the sensitive, caring, tender, even romantic insides to this notable man of toughness, protectiveness, and dominance.
Nate had so many layers in his personality and each one of them intrigued me in an equal manner. There is the big brother who has always looked after his younger brothers, protected them, took beatings for them, loved them and guided them to be the men
***4 ‘Tiger’ Stars***

It’s funny. When I got this one I was all “Yay! We finally get to know more about Nate and hopefully more of Kinsey!!” and while that excited feeling in general stayed, the focus shifted and it morphed into me being all “Yay! Taylor! and what the hell is up with the killer and where is my Kinsey fix?” But despite my shift in focus, I really enjoyed Ace of Spades. It was a fun, sweet, smexy and suspenseful read that kept me turning the pages.

Nate. Oh, Nate. As the eldest
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ace of Spades is the third book in the exciting Aces & Eights series by author Sandra Owens. A thrilling suspense with mystery, murder, complex characters, and intriguing twists and turns that you won't be able to put down. This suspenseful, emotional, friends to lovers romance is a fantastic story from beginning to end. It is a great addition to this incredible series!

Nate Gentry is the oldest of the three brothers, all FBI agents who have all been working undercover using their biker bar, Ace
Nalla Reads
Feb 04, 2018 rated it liked it
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The third book to Owens' Aces & Eights series is here! Nate has watched over his brothers for as long as he can remember. Now it's time to confront their past and a secret that's haunted them for years. By Nate's side is his partner and the woman of his dreams, Taylor. As FBI agents, they both know how to kick ass and take names. But when Taylor's own past comes after her, Nate has to decide if he'll let his own demons haunt him or will he risk it all to save h
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the third in Sandra Owens’ series about three brothers who were abused as children but rose above that to become FBI agents. I don’t know much about the FBI, but it seems strange that they are undercover by night running a bar visited by Miami gangs and by day they investigate unrelated crimes.

The particular crimes in this book involve a serial murderer killing prostitutes who happen to bear a likeness to the books heroine, FBI agent Taylor Collins. Taylor is the partner and best friend
Yvonne Cruz
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
True to form , Ms Owens gives the reader another exceptional book in her series, Aces & Eights.
This time it’s the oldest brother, Nate Gentry, who gets his story.
Taylor Collins, an FBI agent as are all the Gentry brothers, has become Nate’s best friend , and in the last year, Taylor has developed feelings for him. But Nate is a man that believes he can’t have relationships because of his parentage.
An investigation of a possible serial killer, is assigned to the two of them. As the killer gets c
Vee Stojcevski
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommended! Love the Gentry’s

Brilliant third novel about the Gentry bros by Sandra. Could not put it down! Nate is protective, reserved, tortured and super hot. Taylor is an intelligent, beautiful and highly skilled agent who can hold her own with the boys. Standoff is a great way to describe Nate and Taylor’s relationship. I enjoyed the wonderful journey we take with them as they crackle & sizzle together. In Sandra’s words they are a “potent brew” Will they or won’t they? Sandra had m
Naughty Mom Story Time
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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How I adore the Gentry brothers. Each of them is strong, protective, kind and sexy and Nate Gentry, being the oldest, has all of those attributes in spades. <3

Taylor Collins was my kind of my kind of gal. She didn’t need a man to save her. In fact, she could take Nate down if she wanted to and I loved that about her. She was an equal to the men she worked with and was treated that way. She loved her job and she loved her best friend. Now it was time to do something about it.

Nate and Taylor had
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An award winning author, Sandra Owens lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Her family and friends often question her sanity, but have ceased being surprised by what she might get up to next. She’s jumped out of a plane, flown in an aerobatic plane while the pilot performed thrilling stunts, has flown Air Combat (two fighter planes dogfighting, pretending to shoot at each ...more

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