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The Right Match cover art

Cute idea, nicely narrated story

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

Reviewed: 07-07-19

I was really looking forward to the book! I love a dating agency premise, and the fact that it included mpreg (a fave trope of mine) was even better.
I did find it tricky to get in to the story at the start. It felt as if I had missed an earlier story, but this was book one so...
Unusually for me, I didn't immediately like either of the MC's and I did feel the omega needed a bit of a slap for running out on the alpha! But eventually, I warmed to them and was rooting for them to get their HEA.
The narration was terrific. great characterisation and lovely emotion.
On the whole a nice listen and I'll look out for the next ones in the series.
I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Upending Tad Bundle: Volumes 1, 2, 3 cover art
  • Upending Tad Bundle: Volumes 1, 2, 3
  • Upending Tad: A Journey of Erotic Discovery
  • By: Kora Knight
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley

Sexy and interesting

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

Reviewed: 11-05-19

Tad is a 'straight' college senior who loses a bet and takes his punishment. Like a man.
Except that man Is Scott, a personal trainer and part time Dom, and Tad takes far more than the flogging he expects.
This is an extremely graphic and sexy collection of books. Scott is sinfully sexy and adorable too. The room mate is a bit of an acquired taste but I was rooting for the guys as a couple after Scott worked his magic. The struggles Tad had in accepting Scott and ho he made Tad feel was incredibly relatable. On the whole I did love the audio book, but would have relished even more emotional connection between the men.
Michael Pauley's narration was stellar.

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Super sexy alpha shifters

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

This is a throughly engaging story of Alphas and their Omegas including Mpreg. I was drawn in from the outset when Preston is trying to party away his stress and aggravation with his overly controlling political father. Preston is kidnapped, and the super A.L.P.H.A team that are sent in to get him includes his fated mate. The lucky Alpha is Noah, the leader of the rescuers, and he's delighted to scent his fated mate, even if it turns out to be a sassy Preston that needs a firm hand. Just what Noah needs to give!
The lover don't have it easy, but with the love and support of Noah's dads and Prestons long lost mother, the ending will be a happy one.
The narration was clear, but for me, lacked decent characterisation, at times being rather monotone.
On the whole,I heartily recommend this audiobook!

Personal Changes cover art

Super hot sexy love story with beautiful men

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

I loved this audio book! Superb story with plenty of twists and character development and a true love HEA.
The writing was funny and clever and sweet. Rick and Angelo make such a lovely couple and their path wasn't a smooth one, but so worth it I've the end!
Cornell Collins' narration was perfect for the story. Great emotion and characterisation.
Highly .

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Wonderfully narrated BDSM gay romance

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

Reviewed: 15-03-17

Dom of Ages by K C Wells (Audio) Narrated by Joel Lesley

Review by Shee Reader for Boy Meets Boy Reviews

Rating 4.5 Hearts

Jarod feels old. Old and lonely. His Sir, Philip, died four years ago, and the twenty-four years they had together before Philip was taken have left Jarod rudderless. He wants a new dom, but what self respecting dom wants to be seen with a 50 year old sub?

Enter Eli. He might only be 30 years old, but he's had enough of pretend subs. He wants a sub who lives the role. He wants a sub to care for him. One night at his local club he spies Jarod, kneeling quietly, and wants the man for himself.

Eli is a young dom who makes mistakes, but is man enough to own them, and make them right. His friends at the Collars and Cuffs club play their part in helping him become the man and dominant he wants to be.

Jarod needs the friends he makes at the club, they give him a new appreciation of himself and his contribution to others. Seeing Jarod develop a more robust sense of self and learning to value himself and his experiences is truly lovely.

The story is a rollercoaster of self doubt, discovery and eventually, love. The ups and downs are beautifully described and are so real, I felt like I was living the story through Jarod and Eli. This is a truly beautiful book, and the revisiting previous Collars and Cuffs couples is so enjoyable, like visiting old friends. That said, the most outstanding thing about this audio book is the Narration.

Joel Lesley does such an incredible job that at times I felt like there were several different narrators doing the different parts! His characterisation was perhaps the best I’ve listened to, and the emotion and dramatisation of the story were so touching, that Joel had me laughing and crying along with the characters.

If you’ve never given in to the lure of audio books, and like gay romance with a BDSM kink, this would be the perfect gateway book!

Highly recommended.

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wrong narrator for a great story

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

The narrator was beautiful. Great voice and characterisation, just a terrible match for this story. English story with English characters with American narrator. Ruined a wonderful story for me

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Fabulous romance with hot sex, strong men and HEA

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

I absolutely loved this book! The men, Blake and Will, meet up in an unorthodox fashion, but its lust at first sight, and before long love, of course!

The story has everything: tough beginnings, a superb villain, restored relationships, a wonderful cast of supporting characters, spicy sex, misunderstandings, a proposal, the happy ever after we yearn for in romance-landia, and plenty more besides.

The narration is super, with excellent characterisation and emotive interpretation.

The story is engaging from the outset, I adored both main characters and was rooting for them from the get-go. I read/listen to lots of books. Lots. And it was refreshing to enjoy an English book, set in London, narrated well and so relatable, I felt like it was so real I could have been there.

I was given a free copy of this audio book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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A fun holiday romance

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

Review by Shee Reader for Boy Meets Boy Reviews

Rating 4 Hearts

Our story opens with Bobby McGrath having a hilarious conversation with his mother on the telephone. Bobby, a law student, is about to embark on a trip to meet his Italian relatives for Christmas.

He arrives after a long trip on the island of Capri, to see the amazing villa and the extended family surrounded by amazing views, none more gorgeous than Bobby’s cousin Paolo Mascobello. Paolo is charged with acting the tour guide to the visiting American and a relationship develops quickly.
Paolo is a man with hidden depths and Bobby is soon entranced, and gifts Paolo with his virginity.

The characterisation is nicely done, the descriptions of the beautiful island had me feeling like I was there with the two lovely men. The dialogue is well written, engaging and is frequently funny. I liked Bobby from the outset, and Paolo quickly grew on me. Their chemistry is hot and the friendship that develops is lovely. Bobby sees something in Paolo that his family sneers at - his talent, and it’s just the thing Bobby needs to try to persuade Paolo to come home with him.

The Narration is very good, great characterisation and a beautiful italian accent I really enjoyed listening to. That said, it was a little scary that Joel Lesley’s “Bobby’s mom” voice sounded scarily like my jewish auntie from Philly!

The ending is sweet, and a little surprising. My favourite bit being Bobby suspecting the mother’s cooked up the whole thing to get the two men to meet!

I’d highly recommend this sweet little Christmas tale of love and beauty.

A free copy of the audio book was provided in return for an honest review.

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Outstanding heartwarming tale narrated beautifully

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

Reviewed: 18-11-16

What did you like most about Not a Game?

The characters are so real, likeable and easy to relate to. Plus Cardeno C writes the best dialogue. Ever. Seriously.

What did you like best about this story?

That the love of Jamie helped Oliver to like himself, and develop a confidence he never knew he could have. The curious start to the relationship added a brilliant twist.

What does Michael Ferraiuolo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Gosh, Michael is a new narrator to me, and he brought such a special vibe to this gorgeous book. He totally hit it out of the park.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Over and over! I couldn't get enough.

Any additional comments?

A must listen for a perfect, fulfilling contemporary gay romance.

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Clever, funny & cute, love these original stories

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

Reviewed: 28-08-16

What did you like most about In Another Life & Eight Days?

In another life is a 'turned on it's head' life flashing before your eyes tale that gripped me from the outset. Shiloh & Travis are perfect for each other, and in the end, shape their own happily ever after. Wonderfully absorbing and relatable characters in a sweet story that is so fresh, I adored it.Eight Days tells the story of two men finally finding themselves and each other told via the Eight Days of Hanukkah over several years. The cute geeky band-boy Josh falls for his closeted jock best friend McCabe but McCabe insists he isn't gay and doesn't want their close families to find out the truth about them. Eventually, pro ballplayer McCabe comes to his senses and goes to get Josh and start their life together. Its a 'doesn't run smooth' love story, but very sweet and satisfying in the end. I loved it.

What other book might you compare In Another Life & Eight Days to, and why?

These two stories are so original, and approached by the author in such a fresh way, that there isn't anything else I've read that is like them. That the stories are romantic and satisfying in the end, doesn't mean they don't have their share of difficulties that real life possess.

Which character – as performed by John Solo and Nick J. Russo – was your favourite?

John's narration was excellent, as was Nick's. They both portrayed the characters well, clearly and in a way that was perfectly in line with how I heard the characters when I first read the book. Of all the characters in both stories, Shiloh was probably my favourite, as he was the one who went on the biggest journey to find his place in happiness.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

So many! The brilliantly bossy jewish moms always trying to feed everybody were awesome, but when Shiloh woke in the hospital too his dad's almost barked 'I love you' i nearly cried.

Any additional comments?

Both stories are written with Cardeno C's usual humour and brilliant dialogue, if you like cleverly done gay romance stories, and appreciate the healthy representation of Judaism, this book is for you.