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Speed King

(Men of Action #1)

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4.38  ·  Rating details ·  137 ratings  ·  55 reviews
All it took was four little words…

“Um, hi. Achilles right?”

The moment I turned at the sound of her voice, my world shifted.
Nervous, sweet, and completely off-limits, Harley Jacobs, was standing there, eyeing me with purpose.
Once the fiery beauty claimed me, I didn’t stand a chance.
She became my siren, a constant that kept away my darkness. Gave me a shot at a beauty I’d n
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Kindle Edition, 1, 350 pages
Published January 13th 2022
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Nadine Bookaholic
4.5 Once a Marine always a Marine stars

This series is properly named because these Men are definitely full of Action, SPEED KING is Achilles (Ace) and Harley's story. This story is not an insta-love story Ace and Harley have loved one another for over 10 years but nothing was ever done about it until now....Let the fun begin!

Harley is one of those characters I think most of us can find a little of ourselves in, she's a hard worker with a determined personality, she has a couple of close friends
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Megan Lowe
Jan 07, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

This was a solid book.
I did feel the pacing was a little off, with things starting off super fast, slowing down in the middle, racing towards the end, then the end just kind of stopped dead.
I also felt Achilles was perhaps a *tad* too aggressive and possessive for my taste. It was romantic to a point, slightly too bossy and demanding.
I like the core group of guys, Major especially and can see how the rest of the series will play out. But I felt the side characters that came in half, to
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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


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Ace (Achilles) has come home. It's time he claims the woman he's always loved. But is Harley still there for him? Or has she moved on the way her father has implied she may be doing? It's been a long time since he left, but he had to go fix himself, go figure out if he could become the man Harley deserved. But he's back, and he's about to find out if the kiss he laid on her years ago left her with enough promise that she has kept him in her heart all this time.
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Phyl
Jan 08, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I saw the name Achilles Kingston I signed up based on that alone. Cool name has to have a cool story, right. The author has created a great world. Men of action, marines.
Achilles aka Ace has been best friend with Harley his whole life. They are destined to be together however he’s holding back, dangerous occupation and all. I liked the premise of the story but felt it dragged in some places. The story could have stand to be a little shorter. I thought with the title Speed King this was abo
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Thuy Taylor
Jan 15, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best friends to lovers. Ace and Harley have been friends forever but they part ways, Ace headed for the military and Harley stays back and finishes her schooling. Never wanting to drift apart but it does happen. Harley would do anything to have him in her life, but insecurities make him stay away for a long time. But, it’s time for him to wake up and show his love for her or lose her. These two were HOT HOT HOT together.

This was more than just Harley and Ace. It’s a new series and it follows Ace
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Rhonda Ziglar
Jan 13, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 FREAKING FANTASTIC STARS!! Wow, I was addicted to this story all the way through. Ace and Harley will touch your heart...these two were perfect together. I could not put this book down and neither will you, so go ahead and download it.
Hart's Reader Group
I enjoyed this beautiful story of patient, lasting love. I cannot wait to read the rest of the Casanova Club's stories.

*One issue I had with this book is that Ace, while waiting to claim Harley, was still having sex with other women. While Harley was back home waiting for Ace to come back. If he really loved her as much as he's supposed to, he could have kept his dick in his pants. I also wish there was more back and forth between Ace and Harley. Their romance seemed so emotionally easy. He come
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Ahren Sanders
Dec 02, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Renee
Jan 13, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review.

All it took was four little words. "Um, hi. Achilles, right?". The moment I turned at the sound of her voice, my world shifted. Nervous, sweet, and completely off-limits, Harley Jacobs, was standing the eyeing me with purpose. Once the fiery beauty claimed me, I didn't stand a chance. She became my siren, a constant that kept away my darkness. Gave me a shot at the beauty I'd never thought possible. The day I left her behind, my
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Kari Hansen
Jan 13, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ace and Harley have been best friends since they were teenagers and their feelings for each other ran much deeper. After high school he chose to leave Harley and his hometown and has spent the last decade serving his country. He has recently returned home and wants a future with the only woman he has loved and now he needs to convince her.

When Ace left all that remained was a huge hole in Harley’s life and heart. She has created a new life for herself but will the adults they have become love ea
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Constance Johnson
I just completed an ARC review of Speed King. This book was amazing. In true fashion for this author, characters and the storyline was strong and entertaining. I enjoyed the fact that many of the characters from previous books and series were brought back to life in this book. I have been awaiting this new series and was not disappointed. I have read every book by this author And this book lived up to the hype and the high standards that she has set for romantic fiction. You will not be disappoi ...more
Ahren Sanders
Dec 31, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Amanda Anderson (Beauty.and.the.bookies)
My favorite by Ahren Sanders!!!!!!

This book was so so very good! It is actually my top favorite by Ahren Sanders! I loved Ace and Harley's friendship from the start! Then seeing their friends kind of talk them into spying on each other because they both liked one another as more than friends, and the way Ace was just so....TERRITORIAL towards her..GAHHH I LOVED IT I also just love it when an author can take a trope that I typically dont love, which is friends to lovers and military, and make me
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Sheila Schoenauer
Jan 05, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a perfect feel good story! I just adored Harley and Ace. These two were the couple that you dreamed about being when you were younger. Yeah it took them over a decade to finally get their HEA but it was worth it in the end.

I loved Harley's fierce attitude and determination. I loved how she supported Ace in everything no matter what. Being a military spouse I know how difficult that sacrifice can be and how you just want to pull your hair out and scream at times. The one thing about Harley
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~lil maso~
Jan 11, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I saw the name Achilles Kingston I signed up based on that alone. The cool name has to have a cool story, right. The author has created a great world. Men of action, marines.

Achilles aka Ace has been best friends with Harley his whole life. They are destined to be together however he’s holding back, dangerous occupation and all.

I liked the premise of the story but felt it dragged in some places.
The story could have stood to be a little shorter.

I thought with the title Speed King this was
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LA ReadsRomance
Jan 05, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A-freaking-mazing! I’m totally nursing a book hangover because I could not put this book down. It was that good. Achilles, or Ace to his friends, was alpha perfection.

If you are looking for some sexy as hell OTT alpha possessive vibes, Achilles is your man. I highly recommend going all Usain Bolt and reading this bad boy (pun intended). It has the 4 S’s in plethora… Sweet, Sexy, Swoony and Steamy!

I seriously loved this story. It is beautifully written. The characters have so much depth, you re
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FunUndertheCovers
I have been waiting anxiously for this one from Ahren Sanders - my original romance author obsession. Her writings have been my go to when I need solace or steam.

In this new series we meet Achilles/Ace. In his wild younger teen years, he was considered to be a bad boy of sorts, a real scrapper. One day he was approached by Harley Jacobs, daughter of a cop and therefore off limits. Harley didn't care and pursued a friendship with Ace. The two were inseparable and remained steadfast friends until
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Lisa Petty (Book Bangers Blog)
This is the first book I have read by this author and it sure as heck won't be the last. I loved Speed King and the characters in this book. Achillies (Ace) left the one girl who has always had his back to join the military and make something of himself. He did not have the best life growing up and this story tells that. He does have amazing friends in his unit and the friendship of Harley and her family. When Ace finally comes home he has to take a look at things and decide if he is going to le ...more
Jeananne
Jan 09, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Speed King is the first book in the new series: Men of Action by Ahren Sanders. Speed King is an amazing read hitting you right in the heart and the soul. With a warm smile, laugh out loud moments and even some tears we meet Achilles “Ace” Kingston in this friends to lovers story.
After ten years in the Marines, Ace feels he has become the man he needs to be to start his life with the only woman who owned is heart, Harley Jacobs. Harley gave her heart to Achilles when she was in high school and
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Read.Review.Repeat Blog
I am going to love this series

I am in LOVE!!! I really didn’t think you could beat my love for Declan but Achilles I believe just took too spot. I cannot wait for the rest of these “brothers” stories. And to be able to get snippets of all my favorite past couples is an added bonus! ~Jen


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This is my first book from Ahren Sanders, but it for sure won’t be my last.

I loved this book, a fun and sexy friends to lovers romance, I am such a sucker for this genre. Ace and Harley did not disappoint, the lo
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Yolanda McGee~Veronica's Reading Vault
Speed King (Men Of Action #1) can be read as stand-alone and what a great way to start off the series. This friends to lovers book is a solid read with a great storyline. Ace is one hot alpha dude (however sometimes I felt he was a little over the top with his bossiness) and Harley with her sassy attitude is the perfect woman to reel him in. Their story is sweet, spicy and intense at times with just the right amount of intrigue. Although I did feel the pace of the book could’ve been faster, that ...more
Tania's Book Blog
Jan 21, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The history and chemistry between Ace and Harley were off the charts. They’ve had feelings for each other since high school but she was a bit younger and Ace didn’t feel worthy of her at the time. Harley was amazing because she always saw the good in Ace. Several years later when he returned she was patiently waiting. He still didn’t think he was worthy of her but she showed him otherwise. Her parents and his friends which were like brothers knew that he was worthy of her. Together they were on ...more
Hopelessly Addicted To Books
3.5 Stars

Several things drew me to this book the cover and the hero's name Achilles. I mistakenly thought based on the title that this was going to involve car or motorbike racing. The story introduces us to a group of marines who formed a deep bond.

I enjoyed the premise of the story where Achilles and Harley had been lifelong friends but he was hesitant to take it further because of his job. To me parts of the story seemed to drag and were repetitive and Achilles possessiveness and temper a bi
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Gail Stroker
Jan 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic read by Ahren Sanders! This is the first book in this new series. It’s a friends to lovers story. At first I wanted to hit Ace upside the head for taking so long to tell Harley how he’s felt about her since they were teenagers. Thankfully I didn’t have to wait too long.;) Ace is one bossy man but Harley doesn’t take it she knows how to put him in his place. She’s one cool woman. I loved all the characters in this book and LOVED that some of my favorites from Ahren’s other serie ...more
Cynthia Coronado
Jan 13, 2022 rated it really liked it
Omg Harley and Achilles (dreamy sigh) i really loved this book. I loved that they were friends first so there was already an established love. The supporting characters really added to the live and friendship between everyone. This book is truly amazing. If you love an Alpha male and a take no s***t girl than this is definitely for you. I love this book so much that i went back and bought the other books from Ahren!!!
LS Kralicek
Jan 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Speed King

Ahren’s the queen of book boyfriend hangovers. She did not disappoint with Speed King. This book truly is more than 5 stars and will leave you wanting more.

Achilles and Harley have been best friends since teenagers. Now, returning to Nashville will they have a chance at a love like they both want to have.

This book is truly an amazing read and interconnects characters from the Surrender Series! Marine… check… best friend… check… love… check…and so much more! This is a absolute must re
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Brenda
Jan 13, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ACHILLES KINGSTON!

First off let me start off by saying new Ahren words.....YAY!

I absolutely enjoyed Speed King, it was highly entertaining, I devoured it.
I went in fully blind, m didn't regret a minute of it, which is why I'm going to keep this review vague.
Ahren has created an awesome world here, and Speed King is most definitely an awesome read.
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Angel
Jan 17, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot Alpha Alert!

Omg best book in a long time, I can honestly say if you love. A strong female and a seriously bossy alpha male x10 this book is for you! Also marines for days. There’s not a thing missing in this book.
A phenomenal story with fantastic characters and great writing.
This book was everything I was hoping for and more.
Lori
Jan 06, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book!! This is a friends to lovers book and Ace and Harley don’t disappoint! After many years of Ace being away they finally get their chance to be together! If you like low drama and an alpha H you will love this book. Also if you have read other books by Ahren you are going to get a very nice surprise in this book!!
Stephanie Crews
Jan 11, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is my first book from Ahren Sanders, but it for sure won’t be my last.

I loved this book, a fun and sexy friends to lovers romance, I am such a sucker for this genre. Ace and Harley did not disappoint, the low angst and intense chemistry will not let you put their story down. Your in for a journey of love and understanding and going home to the only woman that owned his heart completely.
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