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  • Forbidden Desires, Book 1
  • By: Piper Scott, Virginia Kelly
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Bookish, snarky, and fiercely independent Nate Boudreaux leads a solitary life. Between teaching classes at the university and working toward his PhD, he doesn’t need a partner to occupy his time, and he certainly doesn’t need a man like Alistair Drake complicating his future. Alistair Drake, black sheep of the tremendously wealthy Drake family, is more interested in adding another notch to his bedpost than another zero to his bank account.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite audiobooks ever!

  • By Mari Cardenas on 20-07-19

I wasn’t sure but it’s nice to be surprised!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-19

I hadn’t read this before listening so really had not much idea about what I was to expect. It turn out to be a great story with plenty of laughs.

I liked both MC’s, Nate and Alistair start off as a one night stand and with plenty of twists along the way find their HEA.

Michael Ferraiuolo knocks it out of the field again with his narration, his voices are excellent and so far I’ve loved every book he’s bought to life.

  • Teddy & His Bear

  • Oh My!, Book 1
  • By: Andi James, Lila Wilde
  • Narrated by: Jack Dale
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

At 24, Teddy should be used to feeling abandoned and unwanted. After all, he’s been dealing with it most of his life. But a recent breakup takes him completely by surprise, and now he’s on his own again. Nursing new and old hurts, he leans on his makeshift family and finds solace in a growing and unexpected friendship with an older man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • May December romance

  • By Gwen on 18-07-19

Be my Teddy Bear!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-07-19

Sweet and cute with just the right amount of hotness, this is a great start to this series. May to December is one of my favourite tropes and throw in a kind Daddy and I’m sold!

Teddy has had a rough time and Barrett steps in to help, starting a beautiful friendship. I loved how the relationship developed into something they both desperately needed.

I’ve never listened to Jack Dale before but I loved his narration. I’ll be looking out for other books he’s narrated.

  • Diamond in the Rough

  • Four Kings Security, Book 4
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • O.M.G. King and Leo are FANTASTIC!!

  • By KR Phoenix on 04-07-19

A fantastic end to a fantastic series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-19

I’ve loved this series so I started this listen with some sadness that it was coming to an end. You know how you want to eek out the last Rolo.....

We’ve met King but never got to know him previously, he’s a superb character- tough and loyal with a hidden soft side! Watching him fall in love with Leo was a joy. We all love a Protector and we see that side of him from the off.

Leo, the nerdy genius, is ideal to soften King’s rough edges. He pushed all King’s buttons and I loved the connection.

The narration is perfect, as you’d expect from Greg. He’s a great actor and absolutely nails this performance.

A great tale with thrills and tension and some great laughs along the way. A definite May to December so it hit all the highs for me. I’d absolutely recommend this listen, my favourite in the series. Can’t wait for Charlie’s next book.

  • The Queen & the Homo Jock King

  • At First Sight
  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 85

Do you believe in love at first sight? Sanford Stewart sure doesn't. In fact, he pretty much believes in the exact opposite, thanks to the Homo Jock King. It seems Darren Mayne lives for nothing more than to create chaos in Sandy's perfectly ordered life, just for the hell of it. Sandy despises him, and nothing will ever change his mind. Or so he tells himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved. Loved. Loved it

  • By kindleaddict on 26-09-16

When you snort coffee out of your nose....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-05-19

.....you know you’re listening to a brilliantly funny book!

This is, without a doubt, the funniest book I’ve ever listened to. My journeys to and from work became a treat for the drivers next to me at the traffic lights - a historical woman in charge of a motor vehicle can only brighten your day!

Sandy / Helena and Darren love to hate each other, it’s been going on so long even they don’t know the difference. When a desperate situation forces them together, things can only go wrong, or right with superb consequences.

We already fell for the supporting cast in Tell Me It’s Real, the guys are all back and are as cool as ever. Everyone wants a Nana like Paul’s...

Michael Lesley is brilliant as usual, one of my favourite narrators. We’ll certainly miss him as he’s not doing the last book but I totally understand his reasons.

If you haven’t discovered TJ’s books yet, I suggest you run as fast as you can and get them all!

  • How to Be a Normal Person

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Derrick McClain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Gustavo Tiberius is not normal. He knows this. Everyone in his small town of Abby, Oregon, knows this. He reads encyclopedias every night before bed. He has a pet ferret called Harry S. Truman. He owns a video rental store that no one goes to. His closest friends are a lady named Lottie with drag queen hair and a trio of elderly Vespa riders known as the We Three Queens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Kallie Harris on 10-03-17

TJ is a true Genius!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-05-19

Oh Gustavo, what can I say.....I was rooting for him from the beginning. What a fabulous character and a super human being. Casey is so imperfectly perfect for him and their crowd of friends are lovably bonkers! A fantastic supporting cast.

TJ’s character development is second to none, he takes you through every emotion whilst you fall in love with everyone involved. I gobble up everything he writes, each book or series completely different but with that TJ excellence shining through.

Derrick McClain is a new narrator for me and I thought he was fabulous. His stoned and sweet Casey voice was fab.

I’m desperately now waiting for the release of How to be a Movie Star which I know will be another corker!

  • Vanilla Clouds

  • By: Roe Horvat
  • Narrated by: Vance Bastian
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Sex and chocolate are the two pleasures Michał enjoys most in life. His sex life has been nonexistent for some time, though. After a particularly bad hookup, he keeps mostly to himself. That leaves chocolate. Luckily, he works surrounded by the most delicious, extravagant produce in Gothenburg. Beside his job at the chocolaterie, his main source of excitement is his online friend, Magnus, whom he stubbornly refuses to meet in person. A customer turns up at the chocolaterie one day - tall, shy, and charming. If Michał can step out of his overly safe shell, there might be not only chocolate, but sex, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended sweetness with a pinch of angst

  • By Olivia F on 23-12-18

Mmmmmm Chocolate!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-12-18

A short but sweet tale (see what I did there!) with very likeable MC’s and a ton of chocolate. No drama and a HEA after two years of friendship, it was an easy listen with an engaging narrator. It’ll make you want to eat but, hey, that can only be good right?

A new author for me but I’ll definitely be looking up more books by Roe Horvat.

  • Back Where He Belongs

  • By: Isobel Starling
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Back in Scotland after five years working in Australia, Kier Campbell finds himself stranded on a road in the Scottish Highlands on Christmas Eve. He needs to get to the next village urgently or freeze to death in his broken down hire car. Kier hikes down the icy road, and as he walks memories of the life he'd run from - and the love he'd abandoned in Scotland return to haunt him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, for the love of a Scotsman!

  • By Mary on 02-11-18

Just the tale to warm your cockles....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

A super tale for Christmas, just the listen for a cold and snowy evening. I loved this story, It’s everything you want in a comfort listen - a second chance at true love with a healthy dose of kink! Kier and Dougie were lovely together, without the angst you usually get in second chance tales.

Gary Furlong, well, what can I say. He’s a fabulous narrator, his accents are perfect and believable and I’d listen to him talk all day....oh yeah, I have!

Bravo Isobel, a warming tale that goes down like Baileys Hot Chocolate!

  • Omega Stolen

  • Northern Lodge Pack Series, Book 1
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Jake is an alpha wolf on a mission to find his missing sister, who's been kidnapped by the Alpha of his former pack. What he didn't expect to find was a whole group of omegas being held captive along with her. When he catches the scent of his fated mate among the group of omegas, he knows that he will do whatever it takes to get them all to safety - even if it means taking them all, along with a group of his alpha buddies, and forming their own pack a thousand miles to the north.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good start to the series

  • By Fortuna on 25-04-18

A good start to the series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-18

My first foray into this genre, I’m not sure if I’d try another book of this type. The story was well mapped and the character development was good. It give a good start to this series and an introduction to various pack members. I liked Jake and Kai and there was a fair amount of humour.

Although I wasn’t in love with the narration, it was clear and easy to differentiate between characters.

  • Zero at the Bone

  • By: Jane Seville
  • Narrated by: Alan Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

After witnessing a mob hit, surgeon Jack Francisco is put into protective custody to keep him safe until he can testify. A hitman known only as D is blackmailed into killing Jack, but when he tracks him down, his weary conscience won't allow him to murder an innocent man. Finding in each other an unlikely ally, Jack and D are soon on the run from shadowy enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A superb story!

  • By Fortuna on 25-04-18

A superb story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-18

I loved this book, I mean LOVED, LOVED it, so I was slightly nervous to start the audio version. You never know if the narrator is going to make a book or break it.

I can only say that this version was superb. Alan Smith’s narration was excellent. The voice of D was exactly the way I expected him to sound, I fell in love with him all over again.

If definitely recommend to anyone who likes a good fast action story in this genre.

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  • Brent: A M/m BDSM Romance

  • Bound & Controlled, Book 2
  • By: Shaw Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Brent had fallen for the one Dom he couldn't have. Brent's legendary bad luck when it came to men was undeniable. If there was a wanna-be Dom in a hundred miles, he found them. Calen had fallen for the one sub he couldn't have. Calen knew most considered him the seen-them-and-leave-them type of Dom, but how could he stay when he knew they wouldn't understand? When you're a Dom who doesn't match up to stereotypes, can you ever find the right submissive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Emma Jane Marie Vago on 09-03-18

A great follow up to Garrett

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-18

I loved the first book in this series and as it introduced us to the family, I was looking forward to getting to know more about them. This book didn’t disappoint.

Brent and Caleb were both really likeable characters, again Kenneth Obi really bought them to life for me. I enjoyed the developing relationship and I was really rooting for them. Both were special guys looking for things they thought they wouldn’t find.

I love Shaw’s writing and now I’m waiting for the next one!