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Perfect! Michael Dean is Amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-04-20


A sweet and delicious cherry on the top of an absolutely perfect series. Rules to Ignore, the seventh (and final) book in Susan Hawke’s Davey’s Rules series just couldn’t be any better! Davey finds his perfect match, and Sammy gets a happy ending… gah, I’m in heaven right now.

I’ve enjoyed the entire series in audio. Beautifully performed by Michael Dean, he's brought the Davey's Rules characters to life. Sassy, sexy, and sometimes sad, Mr. Dean has embodied the essence of these men. I'm thoroughly charmed.

While this is the end of the Davey's Rules series, Ms. Hawke promises a spin-off and I can hardly wait!

an audiobook copy of Rules to Ignore was provided to me for the purpose of my honest review

An Amazing Story, I Love Michael Fox's 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: 30-03-20

What a creative, intriguing story! And I absolutely love this narrator. Michael Fox’s rich, sultry tones are just perfect for Kasia Bacon’s The Poison Within.

This is my first experience with the writing of Ms. Bacon and I can’t wait to dive into some more! She builds an incredible world in just 50 pages… we get excitement, romance, and mystery and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Really wonderful.

The added bonus of doing The Poison Within in audio is the extra short story at the end.

an audiobook copy of The Poison Within was provided to me for the purpose of my honest review

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Great New Omegaverse, <3 Dennis Adams!

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

Reviewed: 30-03-20

Piper Scott lays the groundwork for a very intriguing omega-verse universe in the first of her Rutledge Brothers novels, Love Me. The story of Seth, a runaway enslaved prostitute, as he helps to bring the powers of The White Lotus Brothel to justice.

Very romantic, the wealthy Thad (who has a giant heart), pledges to help Seth. Ms. Scott performs her magic, and they fall in love.

The audiobook is performed by Dennis Adams (4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐). New to me, Mr. Adams does a great job. I love his smooth, melodic voice. I hope this is just the beginning of Mr. Adams career, because he’s perfectly suited to the M/M romance genre.

Exciting & A Fabulous Romance, MD Is Wonderful!

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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: 28-03-20

What a fantastic story! The Easy Way is my first experience with May Archer’s fantastic writing, and I’m thoroughly impressed. I can hardly wait for the release of the audio version of the next book in The Way Home series!

Ms. Archer has perfected the ratio of action/romance/angst, and this novel simply flys by. The characters are unique and interesting, there’s fantastic chemistry between the main guys, and holy, hot, damn but May Archer writes a wonderful love scene!

Michael Dean does a fantastic job with The Easy Way. I think he performs the *erm* romantic moments better than any narrator out there, and May Archer’s beautifully written love scenes are his forté.

Exciting, romantic, erotic, and occasionally even delightfully humorous, I highly recommend this one.

an audiobook copy of The Easy Way was provided to me for the purpose of my honest review

Sweet & Romantic, MF Does a Marvelous Job!

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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: 28-03-20

Emma Alcott’s newest novel in her standalone Small Town Hearts series, Before the Call, has been released in audio, beautifully performed by Michael Ferraiuolo.

A sweet friends-to-lovers story, Before the Call also touches on a few deeper issues as well. Without spoiling too much, I’ll just say one of the younger brothers is a victim of a cat-fishing predator. Everything turns out okay, plus the entire community rallies around the family in the best of ways.

Michael Ferraiuolo does a wonderful job bringing this one to life. His soothing voice is the perfect way to enjoy Ms. Alcott’s heart-warming story. I highly recommend this one!

Unique and Wonderful Story, Love Obi's Performance

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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: 25-03-20

I love the unique personalities in this one, and M.A. Innes does an amazing job of incorporating these three into a relationship. There are a few surprises, and the guys work through them... a good set up for Embracing Love.

Narrated by Kenneth Obi, he does a lovely job with the different characters. Mr. Obi gives each man a unique voice, and I particularly enjoyed the scenes between all three of them.

Well Written, Good Performance By Mitchell Pett

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

Reviewed: 19-03-20

I thought this was a sweet story when I read it a few years ago and I'm glad I gave it a go in audio. The narrator, Mitchell Pet, does a nice job with the characters. He brings them to life and I enjoyed the emotion he infuses into the scenes.

Established couple on a romantic getaway, exploring a few new toys... well written and a lot of fun.

Grab Your Tissues, Michael Dean is Incredible

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

Reviewed: 19-03-20

Oh what an incredibly beautiful and tender story! Susan Hawke pulls out all the stops and doesn’t spare our hearts with Making Rules. Honestly this is a must for fans of this series, and I’m continuing to recommend enjoying this series in order.

Sammy and Raphael’s story, from beginning to end, told in a series of six vignettes we see how they met, their first date, introducing Jeffrey and Davey and all the other supporting characters. Thank goodness Making Rules ends where it does, because I was crying so hard I don’t think I could have handled what we all know happens next.

Michael Dean infuses so much emotion into these characters, and it’s impossible to miss how this powerful story affects him. Mr. Dean delivers an incredible performance and the audio version is the way to go for this one!

an audiobook copy of Making Rules: Davey’s Rules Book 6 was provided to me for the purpose of my honest review

Great Relationship & M Ferraiuolo is Amazing!

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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: 15-03-20

WHOA 🔥
Holy smokes that's hot! Wild By Nature is a fantastic novella, made even better when performed by Michael Ferraiuolo. Gruff, older (and virginal) mountain man meets sweet, somewhat jaded, power-bottom - well I don't have to tell Mr. Ferraiuolo's fans that he kills this one.

Lynn Van Dorn always writes incredible relationships, and the speed at which she binds these two men is really something. They just need each other so beautifully, and their attraction simply works.

Fun little story, but mostly it's about the sparks between the couple and how beautifully Michael Ferraiuolo brings it all to life.

an audio copy of Wild By Nature was provided to me for the purpose of my honest review

Vampire Romance, Wonderful Performance by Mr. Obi!

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

Reviewed: 14-03-20

The first book in Jocelynn Drake’s paranormal vampire series, Lords of Discord, starts with Claiming Marcus.

Four stars for the wonderful performance by Kenneth Obi. It’s clear to me over and over again how much fun he’s having bringing Claiming Marcus to life! Infusing each character with their own personalities (and there’s an extensive variety in this series), Mr. Obi shows no end to his range. I especially enjoyed the sweetness he brings to Marcus’ character. Old, a bit jaded, and resigned to his fate, Marcus’ gradual realization that he can have a life filled with love comes across beautifully in the audio version of Claiming Marcus.

Believing his desires for men is wrong, Marcus is a complete innocent in the ways of love. Even after several centuries, he’s resisted his urges. But when he meets Ethan, who is completely upfront and comfortable being gay, Marcus opens himself up and these two fall in love.

Jocelynn Drake does a wonderful job with the relationship between Ethan and Marcus, and their love story is the highlight of Claiming Marcus. The second part of the story is of Ethan seeking revenge for his family’s death, and the set-up for the political aspects of the different vampire factions vie for power.

Marcus is the eldest of four brothers, and this tight-knit family of musicians have an interesting rapport. I’m sure Ms. Drake is going to have a wonderful time with the next three novels in the series, and I hope we’ll get to see more of Ethan and Marcus in the upcoming episodes.

an audiobook copy of Claiming Marcus was provided to me for the purpose of my honest review