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  • Team A.L.P.H.A., Book 1
  • By: Susi Hawke, Crista Crown
  • Narrated by: Peter B. Brooke
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

 

Preston Tierney, the omega son of a prominent senator, has been taken by a secret group with an ax to grind. Party boy Preston was just out looking for a good time until he was grabbed - plucked right from a party in the middle of a crowd. When he wakes up, he finds himself caged like an animal in a remote cabin far from home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the book and Loved the Audio

  • By Nsi on 27-07-18

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

  • By: K.C. Wells
  • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Rick Wentworth has had enough of one night stands and quickies in clubs. It takes a night of uncharacteristic hedonism to make Rick admit what he really wants - someone to love him. But for that to happen, he needs to make some changes. Rick can do that. After all, what's the alternative? And when he meets a guy who ticks all his boxes, he can't believe his luck. His boss Blake Davis, and Blake's fiancé Will Parkinson, however, aren't convinced. They want to know more about Mr. Perfect, and their instincts are keener than Rick's.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super hot sexy love story with beautiful men

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-05-17

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 .

  • Dom of Ages

  • Collars and Cuffs, Book 7
  • By: K.C. Wells, Parker Williams
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Eli may only be 30, but he has had enough of pretend submissives. When he spies Jarod in a BDSM club, everything about the man screams submission. So what if Jarod is probably 20 years older than Eli. What does age matter, anyway? All he can see is what he's always wanted - a sub who wants to serve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than reading the book!!

  • By Dawn Mayhew on 01-03-17

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.

  • Romancing the Wrong Twin

  • Dreamspun Desires
  • By: Clare London
  • Narrated by: Rusty Topsfield
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

When gruff mountaineer Dominic Hartington-George seeks sponsorship for his latest expedition, his London PA insists on a more media-friendly profile - like dating celebrity supermodel Zeb Z.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The narration ruins the story

  • By Anonymous User on 23-12-18

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

  • Making It Personal

  • By: K. C. Wells
  • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Blake Davis is in the closet. And he's going to stay that way. Because if his father finds out he's gay, Blake could lose everything he's worked so hard to achieve during the last six years as CEO of Trinity Publishing, the fastest rising star in the publishing firmament. Not that coming out wouldn't solve a couple of problems. Maybe then his father would stop trying to set him up with yet another empty-headed, social-climbing girlfriend.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful story!

  • By Naama on 27-06-18

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.

  • A Home for the Holidays

  • By: Joe Cosentino
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Bobby McGrath's Christmas trip to the beautiful Italian island of Capri to meet his eccentric extended family offers stunning views - none more stunning than his third cousin, Paolo Mascobello, a real stocking stuffer. As the two young men embark on a relationship, Bobby, a driven law student, learns to relax and bask under the Italian moon, and Paolo realizes there's more to life than a frolic on the beach.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun holiday romance

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-01-17

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.

  • Not a Game

  • A Contemporary Gay Romance Novel
  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

A new job, a new city, and hopefully a new life. When chubby gamer Oliver Barnaby receives a job offer from the best boutique game developer in the country, he leaves his family and his less than spectacular existence in Oklahoma without a second's hesitation. Determined to change more than his career and his geography, Oliver implements a plan to finally land a boyfriend. Step one is improving his skills in the bedroom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story Well told

  • By Ginger Keith on 04-03-18

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.

  • In Another Life & Eight Days

  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: John Solo, Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

At age 18 Shiloh Raben is tired. He no longer has the energy to deal with mean classmates, inner doubt, and fear of familial rejection, so he takes a razor to his wrist. When he wakes up in the hospital, Shiloh meets Travis Kahn, the EMT who saved him and didn't leave his side. Travis is handsome, smart, and funny - the type of guy Shiloh would never be brave enough to approach. But his near-death experience has an unusual side effect: The life that flashed before his eyes wasn't the one he had already lived but rather the one he could live.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two well-written novellas and two superb narrators

  • By Lily G Blunt on 24-09-16

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.

  • Home Again

  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Alexander Collins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Noah Forman wakes up in a hospital and can't remember how he got there. He holds it together, taking comfort in the fact that the man he has loved since childhood is on the way. But when his one and only finally arrives, Noah is horrified to discover that he doesn't remember anything from the past three years. Clark Lehman built a life around the person who insisted from their first meeting that they were meant to be together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional 'coming home' story of love.

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-16

Emotional 'coming home' story of love.

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

Reviewed: 13-07-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Home Again to be better than the print version?

Alexander Collins' narration has made a book I thoroughly enjoyed even more special. His characterisation was heartfelt and in line with the men I had seen in my mind's eye as I read the original.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Home Again?

When Noah graduates high school and comes home to Clarke. Clarke hasn't seen the grown up version of the boy he fell in love with and the emotional connection and sexy fulfilment of the longing is so moving!

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

As the book moves from past to present repeatedly, the narration actually made this transition more smooth. It can be a difficult writing style to follow and Cardeno C does it with great skill, and Collins delivers a seamless but easy to follow narration.

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

When Clarke rescued Noah from the drug fuelled party house and Noah curls up on him and surrenders to Clarke's care, I cried.

Any additional comments?

A superb, not to be missed coming of age and 'finding home' love story.

  • Places in Time

  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

"Sexiest Man Alive" and Golden Globe-winning actor Ethan Baker lights up the screen but fizzles in his personal life. When his latest girlfriend breaks up with him, Ethan turns to his one "forever" person - Jude Harrison. But as Ethan makes the familiar drive to his best friend's house, an unexpected detour and a bewildering passenger take him through places in time he'd long forgotten. Suddenly, Ethan sees Jude's actions over the years from a different perspective, but it's his own reaction that's the biggest surprise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super 'recognising love' story with magical twist

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-16

Super 'recognising love' story with magical twist

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

Reviewed: 13-07-16

What made the experience of listening to Places in Time the most enjoyable?

The writing is smart, sassy and fun. The narration is wonderful with artful characterisation that enhanced a lovely story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Places in Time?

As Ethan (the famous movie star) realises how it has always been with his best friend of twenty years. That his supernatural guide is hilarious is such a bonus, making the real love story and discovery of self so real that I rooted for the guys from the outset.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When 'Ginger' the guide is giving Ethan the rough treatment with a smile. "No dear, I didn't have to be so rough"

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

The unassuming and gentle way we see Jude has been making self sacrifices for his best friend for their entire relationship, but until Ginger takes Ethan on his amazing journey, he just doesn't see it.

Any additional comments?

All of Cardeno C's writing is fabulous and life affirming. This is no exception, and with such outstanding narration, this is a gay romance not to be missed.