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So Sweet!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-20

As always, Kenneth Obi had ton a fantastic job of narrating an already awesome book. I love that Obi is able to create distinct voices that really match the characters of the stories, and I especially love the voice he creates for the little in this story. The pacing is fantastic, and as always Obi's narration are clear and crisp. It's Just Us is a lovely story of exploration and love, and I really hope another book following these characters is to come!

So Hot!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-20

This is my first audiobook narrated by Greg Boudreaux, but it certainly won't be my last! I'm a huge fan of Sylvia Violet - her books are sweet and scorching hot, and Painfully Attractive is a great example. This book explores some pretty hardcore S/M and pain play, while still developing a strong romantic bond between the protagonists. Boudreaux's narration is amazing. He sets a great pace, is clear, and brings a lot of emotion to the story. He has a great range, and I loved the urgency he expresses during some of the hotter scenes. This is definitely a case where the narration adds to a lot of depth to the novel. I thoroughly enjoyed all of it!

Another Great Addition To The Series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-20

I can't get enough of the Davey's Rules book. I've read and listened to each book in the series, and I've really enjoyed experiencing the stories both on paper and audio - I really find a different experience each time. As ways, Michael Dean does a great job with the narration. I especially loved his take on Jeff. Jeff is a little with a loving family who are so accepting of him, but a rough past life that makes him fearful of asking for what he needs. Daddy Marcus does such a good job of coddling him, but also helping him learn to reach for what he needs. lots of hurt comfort, character development, and of course cuddles. Jeff is the sweetest little ever, and I loved following his journey into embracing himself and what he needs.

Absolutely Perfect

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-20

The title of my review says it all. Swallow was absolutely perfect. I was looking forward to this audio moreso than any of the others (and they are obviously all amazing as well), but something about the relationship Grimbolt and Walter develop really touched me. The story itself is beautiful. This truly is a story of growth and healing as Walter heals from his traumatic upbringing and realises he is more than just a disgrace. Grimbolt was swoon-worthy and proved even old dragons can learn new tricks. The audio, performed by the absolutely wonderful Michael Ferraiuolo, fit the story perfect. I love how crisp and upperclass he got with Grimbolt, while also hitting such a deep grumbly sound. His voice for Grimbolt's dragon was...just wow. My absolute favourite though was how he got the vulnerability in Walter's voice. The scene where Walter describes Giles near the start had me in tears. Such a wonderful way to re-experience a book I already love so much.

Tada!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-20

Having read Leo and his Lion, I was super excited for the audio. This desire was based almost completely on how much I loved Dylan, and how much I NEEDED to hear his voice! Leo and his Lion is the second collaboration by James and Wilde, and I have to say they might be my fav new authors of 2019. Their books continue to feature a lot of humour which isn't an easy feat in itself, but also has complex characters, interesting plot, and a great deal of heart. Dylan just makes me smile, and I loved his journey to discovering his own unique style of submission. Similarly I loved how Leo - a confident Dom - discovered confidence in other areas. The narration was great. Fell's choices for Dylan were amazing, and the tada! moment forced me to pause the book as I couldn't hear over my own laughter. Leo didn't initially sound like he did in my head, but I found Fell's voice for him worked really well. The only slight criticism I had was I did find the narration a bit slow, but speeding it up with audible's interface was an easy fix. I can't wait for Tony and his Tiger to come next

This Story Makes Me So Happy!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-12-19

like every Carly Marie book an audio (and I've read them all!) I finished this story with such a happy smile on my face. Carly Marie has an absolute talent of creating characters I adore, and stories that sometimes teeter right on the edge of over the top, but only in the best of ways! Untamed is definitely one of those stories, and it left me giggling at the antics that Rand and Kyle get get up to. The premise of the whole story is unique - trying to get out of his brother's wedding, Kyle makes up a crazy lie and then is forced to give up his pride, or follow through. Never mind following through involves talking your best friend and boss into pretending to be your daddy - stuffed bears, bottles and books included! This story made me aww and giggle, often at the same time. I adored following their journey as they realised their clever ruise might not be such a fictional story at all. Bolton Hill did a great job with the narration. I really felt it fit the characterisation well - Rand as gentle but firm. Deep and serious, but with a soft undertone, especially when comforting his boy. Kyle had lots of sass, and at times that hint of vulnerability. Even though I had already read the book, I felt the narration helped draw me even deeper into their relationship. Loved it!!

A Boy and his Puppy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-12-19

I love how quick Susan Hawke is at getting her audio versions of her books out. Rules To Grow was a novella originally written as part of a giveaway, and ended up being possibly my favourite of an already fantastic series. The story centres around an already established and much loved couple in the series, Mikey and Landon, who have the sweetest ageplay Daddy-boy relationship. Seriously, Mikey is so beyond adorable. Since they are already an established long-term couple, the story instead focuses on a change in their dynamic - the introduction and welcoming of a third who happens to find piece as a pup. Obviously every boy needs a puppy! Christopher is equally adorable, and so in need of the love Mikey and Landon extend to him. My absolute favourite part is how much they draw him into their lives, while adapting their own relationship too. It really felt like they were creating a whole new bond as opposed to just tacking on a 3rd. The kink is hot and sweet, and once again Michael Pauley does a stellar job of the narration. so love his ability to really create a character that matches perfectly with the author's description. His timing is awesome, and it is so fun to revisit past characters. a great story and audio!

Santa Claus is Coming!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-19

What a great Christmas read! Rules for Santa is sweet and sexy - a great addition to an already awesome series, and exactly what I want in a Christmas read. The daddy in this book has been introduced previously, but I was surprised to see Davey's REAL father get his own story. Scott is the ultimate daddy. He is confident, settled in life, and ready to take care of a boy of his own. He hasn't considered such a relationship until he literally trips onto the perfect boy for him. Cameron is homeless and desperate after being kicked out when he comes out to his family. Scott saves him from the streets, and discovers not only does he want to take care of Cameron, he wants a relationship with him as well. This book is low angst and lots of sweet cuddles, hot cocoa, and updates with familiar faces (and a few teases of what's to come). Narrated by Michael Pauley, it is guaranteed to be a great listen. Pauley does a great job at creating distinct voices for his characters without falling into charactures or stereotypes. I feel ready for Christmas now!

Be Prepared to Laugh

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-19

Alice Winters is a genius at writing gripping stories full of action, while also stuffing it full of enough humour to have you literally laughing out loud. A Hitman's Guide is a fantastic addition to her repetoire, and I was beyond excited to see it not only in audio, but narrated by the amazing Michael Ferraiuolo. The story is incredibly unique - Leland is a hitman, raised to the job from a rough childhood. He expresses himself through humour and rarely takes any situation seriously, much to Jackson's dismay. Jackson is a PI whose current case overlaps Leland's job. An unfortunate encounter with a fence exposes about more than he meant to, and draws Leland's eye and mild (ok...pretty intense) obsession. Leland uses his wiles, guns, and unflagging enthusiasm to get Jackson reluctantly on his side and hijinks ensue. Aside from the humour, an absolute stellar cast, and an enthralling plot, there is real heartfelt romance. Really a fantastic book all around. The narration done by Ferraiuolo is the literal cherry on the sundae. Because Winters gives her characters such personality I was worried the narration wouldn't match my internal voices for the characters, but Ferraiuolo managed to get it PERFECT. Leland is snarky, sweet, and fast. You really get his emotions and how much he enjoys himself, while catching glimpses of his hidden depths. Jackson is the perfect straight man to Leland, but has moments of softness as he accepts and loves Leland for who he is. The pacing is fantastic, and there are so many lines that forced me to stop so I could catch my breath laughing and made me wonder how many times the narrator had to do the same. A fantastic read only enhanced by an amazing narration!

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5 Stars Across the Board!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-19

Susan Hawke and Michael Pauley are becoming one of my favourite duos - I love them almost as much as I love Daddy Bryan and Preston in Rules to Break. The second book in the Davey's Rules series, we are introduced to a second daddy boy pair. one thing I am loving about these books is how each relationship is Daddy-boy, but a different style. While Travis and Adam in the first book were sweet and caring, Preston is a grade A brat in need of a much sterner Daddy, and wow does Bryan ever fit the bill. Their relationship starts as a bet that Bryan can improve Preston's bratty behaviour, but he quickly realises that while Preston is most certainly a brat, there is more than meets the eye. I was surprised at how much I loved Preston - especially after his behaviour in the first book. Preston's prickly exterior definitely hides a lot of insecurity and loneliness, and I loved how Bryan dealt with both his brattyness while still giving him the comfort and guidance he needed. This book is sweet and hot, but had a fair bit of heartache as well. Overall it was really well-rounded and developed. The narration was perfection. Bryan's voice was stern and rough, while Preston's attitude and afflection perfectly matched his character. I laughed and cried at his reactions. A 5 star read or listen across the board!