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Blooming brilliant

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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: 21-05-20

This is absolutely adorable. Funny. Heartwarming. Endearing characters. A glorious love story. Opposites attract with a bit of an age difference. Oz is lovely but I absolutely adored Silas.
Lily Morton's glorious story is made even better by Joel Leslie's excellent narration. The accents are spot on and the performance is superb.
Highly recommended.

Another excellent audio & the start of a new serie

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

Reviewed: 07-05-20

Don't let the six...seven? POVs put you off this book. It's fantasy with humans and dragons, history and animosity between the two factions. Into this we have the hero of our story, Tris, half-human half-dragon and friend and confidant to the new king. There is jousting, murder, an elven ninja, courting, unrequited (or is it) attraction, a slow burn relationship, oh, and magic. And did I mention dragons. This is only book one and while it ends at a suitable point in the arc it is in no way the end of the story. And the relationship, while the attraction has been acted upon, is not going forward, although the heat and banter is still there.
I'm not used to dual narrator books but I think the female povs in this book (3) required a female narrator. I love anything Greg narrates and the female narrator did a great job too.

Great narration

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

Reviewed: 30-04-20

This ties in with the author's other supernatural stories with loved up couples popping up all over the place. Not having read them all I found this sudden influx of characters I felt I should know confusing.
The actual plot was okay although certain points felt forced to move it in a certain direction (Chase not being allowed to return to the house to get his stuff).
I liked the relationship and the overall story though. And the writing is solid.
I'm not sure if this is the start of a new series.
I feel readers of the previous books will enjoy this more than the uninitiated.
But having read this already, I found this much easier with the influx of characters the second times around. And the narrator is great.

Better than the first

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-20

Still insta-love, but the plot was better than the first. The relationship is 'enemies to lovers' with an age gap of 17 years.
To be honest it was still over the top and a couple of times I wondered why they stopped to chill (in a hot tub ffs) when the bad guys could turn up at any moment. Cain's mother is a bitch btw. I did find there were a few noticeable inconsistencies.
I'm still going to read/listen to the last book just to see how it ends.
This can't be read/listened to as a standalone.

Charming

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

Reviewed: 04-04-20

A sweet, charming tale.
Fake boyfriends. Undercover prince. Small town romance.
A low angst, easy love story.
The narrator did a great job.

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 29-03-20

Enjoyable reunited friends to lovers story.
This had an adorable character in Clark, a high school dropout who had to take on the role of Dad to all his brothers and sisters when his dad died. When his high school best friend returns to teach at the local school, Clark realises his feelings for Gabe are more than just best friends.
Added to their romance is an issue with Clark's brother Devon (trigger warnings for this at the end of the review)
Gabe was a positive addition to the school and help with Devon's issue. However his internal voice was exhausting.
Similarly to the first book in this series, I found the sex became to much once they started. Considering how often they were around young children they didn't mind sneaking off for sex in the living room or the back of the truck. Clark didn't consider himself gay but took to the sex like a champ and the baby endearment was dropped all the time during sex which didn't fit with how they were the rest of the time.

Overall an enjoyable story. And well narrated.

TW: catfishing of a minor, grooming, attempted abduction.

Insta-love & eye rolls

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-20

Maybe it reads better than it listens. I found it all to much. Too many lies, too easy to forgive, too OTT. Cort didn't feel like FBI and Cam doesn't seem like a CEO. And the sex scenes are just awkward.
I finished it but I thought it all got a bit ridiculous at the end.

Pleasantly surprised

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

Reviewed: 19-03-20

I picked this up without realising it was daddy kink. It's a kink that is not for me and I was dubious about whether I could finish it. I shouldn't have worried. This was more a caring kink on one side and a cheeky minx on the other. They would have worked together without the 'daddy' word.
Kurt is adorable. A proper mountain man and a gay virgin. He's the perfect foil to Hayden.
Honestly, don't worry about the kink, just grab this book. It's lovely.

Fairy tale romance

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-20

Be prepared to suspend all disbelief in this fairy tale romance and you'll enjoy it far more. Set in the UK but with a completely made up royal family and Yorkies instead of Corgis (which really threw me for a loop) this the story of the 6th in line to the throne falling for a commoner, acknowledging his bisexuality, and stepping down. It felt like Prince Harry fanfic with rainbows and converse. It was sweet enough but didn't grab me enough I'd be compelled to listen again.
The narrator did an okay job but sometimes the accents slipped especially for the MCs.

So good

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

Reviewed: 21-02-20

I love this series so much.
Just like the other books in the series this book is funny, frustrating and full of feels. I've wanted Henry's story for a while and I'm so pleased he got his happy ever after. But his friends attempts at matchmaking before he finally gets his man, oh boy

The narrator does an excellent job with this performance, as usual.