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  • Be Still My Heart

  • Four Kings Security, Book Two
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 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

When an attempt is made on Laz’s life, Red is determined to keep him safe. Laz may not be a client, and Red is still off duty, but Laz is one of their own, and nothing means more to the Kings than family. While an investigation is underway, Red and Laz are growing closer, but can they find a way to help each other heal and take a chance on love, or will their fears and insecurities cost them more than their future together?  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too much annoying drama

  • By Book addict on 30-11-18

Fantastic, Adorable, Hot! A must listen!

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

Reviewed: 28-11-18

The second book in the Four King's series is just as good as the first, even more cuteness with Laz and Red together.
Both have history and issues that they bring with them into the situation they find themselves in and it's all dealt with so well by the MC's and the supporting characters. The Kings are just as strong and dependable, protecting Laz from a threat against his life with the positive of giving Red and Laz a chance and reason to spend time together.
I love the world's that Charlie builds. It's so easy to fall into and escape into the world she had created for her characters. I laugh, worry, cry and swoon throughout the story right along with Laz and Red.
Greg is fantastic, again giving a voice to two brilliant characters and enthralling me with the story and events going on through the book. I love listening to him, it's easy to tell who's character he's voice with the difference he gives them, and when he speaks Lucky with the Spanish accent, it sounds sooo good. I can't wait for Lucky's book.
I cannot recommend this book and series enough! It's so very enjoyable, and easy to lose yourself to the characters and their love story.

  • Lost in Dallas

  • Lone Star Brothers, Book 2
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

After low self-esteem sent Kyle into the arms of the wrong alpha - a cop with a Napoleon complex - he finds himself in an untenable situation that quickly escalates from bad to worse. After his relationship ends in the worst way imaginable, his boss takes him in, giving him a safe harbor and a friendly shoulder to lean on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Kyle and Dallas!

  • By Emma Jane Marie Vago on 29-11-18

Some more great characters and narration

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

Reviewed: 24-11-18

Really enjoying this series so far. Susi Hawke is one of my favourite mpreg authors.
Book two follows characters that we were introduced to in book one, Kyle and Beau's brother, Dallas. There attraction was clear in book one and we get a chance to catch up with them two years later in this outing. Kyle has a partner that he lives with, Fred, and is still working at the Gym. Dallas is still trying to get Kyle to take him serious when he says that he's interested in him. We have a lot taking place in this book with both men. The two men make a bet about whether Dallas can train Kyle and help him to lose weight/inches and wins a date if he's successful. In the 8 weeks that he has, a lot takes place for both of them but Kyle has a big trauma to recover from as well as a heat that he needs an alpha's help with.
All of the characters return in this story, just with out focus on a different couple. All brothers make an appearance and I love the support, compassion and fight that they provide for each other.
Kyle and Dallas together are a lot of fun, especially when Kyle starts to come out of his shell. They laugh and joke with each other, often just with silly comments made purely to make the other smile. There is a lot that happens in this story but I never felt lost in all that was going on. Susi has written it brilliantly, letting everyone have their time and it flows really well. You can always feel Dallas' protective nature towards Kyle through his thoughts and actions but it is wonderful to read as Kyle's confidence builds with certain things going on throughout the book.
John does a wonderful job, bringing this story and the characters to life. It's easy to feel connected to everything going on and the emotions of our MC's as he speaks their inner monologues and interactions with others. He gives each character their own voice so I have no trouble telling everyone apart and I really enjoyed the fun he brought to Kyle and Dallas' relationship.
This is a great follow up to book one and I recommend this one to fans of that and Susi's. I'm looking forward to listening to book three!

  • Master by Choice

  • A Puppy Play Romance (The Accidental Master, Book 2)
  • By: M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Jackson found his boys by accident, but taking the steps to understand what they need has been a deliberate decision. Only weeks into getting to know his pups, Jackson can already picture a future with Sawyer and Cooper. He just needs to show them that no matter what the obstacle, he’s their master by choice and nothing will change that.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great continuation on a wonderful story

  • By Meph666 on 24-11-18

A great continuation on a wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 24-11-18

I'm really enjoying this series so far! The characters continue to grow individually and together, both within their relationship and their puppy play personas.
I would say book two is about learning to trust each other in the relationship and making headway towards being out with who they are to each other. We have already had the men meet Jackson's sister, not that they had much choice with the way she strolls in to the house, but in this outing we have a meet the parents BBQ and a choice to be made regarding how confident and secure Sawyer feels having both Cooper and Jackson with him at a work's picnic.
We have more of Cooper's cuteness, Sawyer's hesitation and Jackson's authority. The three men work so well together and M.A. Innes has written them so well, creating a real family feel between them whilst at the same time keeping the hot moments and exploration that continues with the puppy play.
Kenneth Obi is doing a fantastic job narrating these books. I can instantly tell who he is voicing by the inflection/way in which he's speaking. He has a great range and includes such variation in the emotions that are experienced by all of the characters in the story. A good example being when Jackson is on the phone to his mother and telling her he will be bringing his boyfriends to the BBQ which she takes a few seconds to realise.
I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens with these guys in book three and highly recommend this book for all fans of M.A. Innes as well as a soft introduction to puppy play.

  • The Accidental Master: A Puppy Play Romance

  • The Accidental Master Series, Book 1
  • By: M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

One accident has turned Jackson’s life completely upside down. When Jackson’s sister inadvertently posts an ad for a puppy play book instead of his dog training business, his inbox explodes with the most interesting emails he’s ever seen. In a sea of kink that he’s never even considered, one sweet letter stands out. It’s polite and earnest, and something about the two men’s words touches him in a way he never expected...but they’re not just looking for a lover...they’re looking for a master. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can Jackson master two pups?

  • By Emma Burbidge on 27-11-18

Fantastic! What an adorable puppy romance

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

Reviewed: 13-10-18

Wow! I love M.A. Innes stories and this is my first foray into the puppy play kink. I've gotta say I truly enjoyed this story, it's very much easy going on the puppy play side. It's not overwhelming to a novice like me.
Sawyer and Cooper are men who discovered what they like but are looking for a master for both of them. Through a complete accident, Jackson's advert for his Dog Training business comes across a little differently...... Jackson somehow finds himself drawn to the two men via email though he has no experience in the lifestyle.
What we are treated to is excitement, nerves, joy and wariness from all of the men involved. It's good to read of Jackson doing thorough research into a lifestyle he knows nothing of. A hilarious supporting character is Jackson's sister. She's fully on board and even talks her brother through his thoughts about everything.
I highly recommend this book for, anyone new to the kink of puppy play and anyone who loves M.A's books. She tells a fantastic story, drawing you in from the first page. I was fully invested in what was going on with the characters and how everything would turn out for them all.
The narration of the story was perfect. Kenneth really brings all three characters to life, giving them their own personalities just through his voice. The three men are easily identifiable by the energy levels, tone, cadence etc.I was really engaged through the whole story and Kenneth just pulls you along for the ride.
Highly recommend giving this one a listen! Can't wait for book 2!

  • Found in Beaumont

  • Lone Star Brothers Series, Book 1
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Two broken omegas and one hard-edged alpha…three men who are stronger than they think...especially when they trust each other enough to be vulnerable. A pair of omegas who are everything to each other...not only are they best friends, they’re also lovers. In all the years that they’ve been on the streets fighting to survive, they’ve had one end goal: to one day find an alpha strong enough to love both of them equally. Since his return to civilian life, Beaumont has yet to reconnect with society. Instead, he spends his nights running from nightmares and memories of war. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable mmm mpreg romance

  • By Meph666 on 05-10-18

Enjoyable mmm mpreg romance

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

This is a new series from Susi Hawke, a favourite author of mpreg, and this is yet another wonderful world that she has created.
Book one in the Lone Star Brothers series follow two omegas, Lukas and Gideon, boyfriends who have lived on the streets for the past few years but are starting to get things together with a new job lined up and the support of their friend Dallas who allows them use of his gym equipment and utilities in exchange for after hours janitorial services. Then we meet Beau. Alpha, retired military, struggling to communicate with those around him and now interested in the two omegas that visit his brother's gym. When an incident occurs bringing the men together, it's something that can bring them all together or pull them apart.
We have three separate MC's and they each bring their own personality traits to the story, endearing them to the reader and each other. Gideon is the home maker, he wants love, a family and a home to call their own to look after. Lukas is an independent thinker, wanting to provide and care for Gideon as he has done most of his life. Beau is someone you can't help but love with everything he went through when in the army and now back home, he's distant with his family and the omegas he longs for. His protective instinct is eventually what brings them together though. The three work well together, though Gideon is easy to love others, Lukas stands firm in needing time to accept another into their world. There are several moments where one or more are in danger and the protective side of the others shine through, proving their worth and love to the others, and themselves. The pregnancy especially, brings not just the three men together but also the rest of the family. It's enjoyable reading the other brothers as they bring a lightheartedness, especially Housten.
Susi does well at drawing us in to the goings on of all of the characters and the relationship between them. You can't help but fall into the story and follow along as our MC's are put through the ringer, physically and emotionally.
I love that we get an introduction to the Beau's brothers, giving us a slight insight as to what we'll be treated to in the future books in the series.
Listening to this story through John's narration is so very enjoyable! He gives us clear, individual voices for Beau, Gideon and Lukas as well as the other brothers in the family. Emotion comes through clearly, both when he's giving us inner monologue and interaction with others. The narration easily pulls you in and brings you closer to the story and the characters, giving you more enjoyment especially of the tense moments and the happy ones. There are many moments that had me smiling and laughing whilst listening and you know a narrator is doing well if they can cause you to enjoy it that much.
I definitely recommend this book and look forward to the next in the series.

  • Love in Spades

  • Four Kings Security Series, Book One
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Anston “Ace” Sharpe is fighting a different battle these days - one involving the world of private security in Florida. As part owner of Four Kings Security, Ace and his fellow Kings tackle everything from armed transport and investigations to cyber intelligence. Cocky, fearless, and brash, Ace isn’t afraid to take risks. After years of working alongside his father, Colton Connolly is ready to take the helm at Connolly Maritime, but his father’s retirement is put on hold when Colton begins receiving death threats, and Colton's father hires Four Kings Security to protect him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW amazing

  • By Jackie Thorogood on 23-06-18

Fantastic! I love, love, love love this!

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

I completely adored this book when I read it but Greg just brings it to life!
For the first sentence, I was immersed in the tale of Four Kings security and Ace, one of the Kings protecting Colton, a man currently receiving death threats but very reluctant to have private security.
The tension, banter and heat between the MC's is off the chart and there are so many laugh out loud moments. (I looked like a lion walking my dog with a big grin on my face!)
Greg is fantastic and a perfect choice as narrator for this series. He brings the characters and their story to life, as well as easily transitioning between voices, including the South American accent needed for one of the Kings.
I cannot recommend this book and narration enough! It has made it's way easily into my relisten top 5 :-D

  • The Alpha's Widower

  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: Drew Bacca
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Laurie Adams looked like he had it all, but his marriage was a sham. When his husband dies, his in-laws have decided Laurie isn't fit to raise his children. He's lost his husband and his faith in people, but he won't lose his children, too. So he runs back home to the farm town he'd left behind a decade ago. When Dean MacIntosh's childhood best friend comes running home for protection, Dean has no problem stepping in. Except when Dean offered to fake marry Laurie, he never expected the wedding kiss to feel so sweet, and he begins to question the sexuality he once took for granted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adorable story!

  • By Emma Jane Marie Vago on 14-07-18

Wonderful start to a new series

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I loved this story, easily falling in love with all of the characters involved as well as disliking the bad guy of the story.
The farm that they live on and the community around them is described wonderfully by Susi and Drew.
The emotions brought out by the story lines throughout the book are easily felt and draw you into the tale even more, making you more involved in the outcome for the family.
Susi has made a great start in the MacIntosh Meadows series and I look forward to enjoying all of the characters again, the sense of family being a big draw for me.
Drew Bacca has done a great job in narrating this book. I was drawn right in from the start, finding his voice very easy to listen to. There is enough difference between the characters voices to know who is who and when they're talking. The emotional moments, both upsetting and happy are done well, giving a great voice to a wonderful story.
I received an ARC and am giving an honest opinion of the book.

  • Alpha Awakened

  • Waking the Dragons Series, Book 1
  • By: Piper Scott, Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: Colin Darcy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Awkward outcast omega Emery Jones isn't expecting to find anything more than adventure when he leaves his favorite hiking path and follows a strange series of markers through the woods...and he's certainly not expecting to come face to face with the most gorgeous man he's ever seen. He's instantly smitten, but there's one problem - his dream guy insists that he's a dragon prince from another time, and Emery is his fated mate! After thousands of years in stasis, Coryphaeus of Novis, the draconian Crown Prince, has been awakened by a kiss from his fated mate.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 stars...

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-18

Enjoyable start to a new series

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

This was my first experience with Susi and Piper writing together and of Colin Darcy narrating.
Omega Emory stumbles across an amazing scene whilst walking through the forest. He sees people running and walking then entering a cave, all without noticing Emory. Following them into the cave he stumbles across the four men but all are now made of stone. The most stunning man draws him in and upon laying a kiss to his lips, he awakens from his stone stasis and tells the most incredible tale! A dragon prince from a different time!
Coryphaeus of Novis, the draconian Crown Prince, has been awakened by his fated mate which he instantly knows but times have changed, dragons are no longer known and Emory does not know what lies within himself. Their instant attraction leads to a connection neither can deny but convincing Emory of the truth proves much harder! And then there is the trouble that has followed Coryphaeus through time!
I love shifter stories with dragons, so regal and strong. This story is a good starter for a series but I think could become even more once we get to meet the rest of Coryphaeus's men and their mates, along with more detail of the dangers that have followed and kept track of the men across time.
Emory is sweet and loving, as you expect an omega to be. It's interesting the way that omegas are treated in his present day, being studied by government personnel to try and understand why he is and how his body works. Coryphaeus is an obvious alpha - protective, strong and full of love for his omega that comes across clear as anything from the moment they meet. He does experience moments of insecurity when Emory doesn't sense what he does initially and finding himself in a completely different time period is very disconcerting. He never stops saying how he wants to go back for his men which is an endearing quality to have. Both MC's are well written and I'm hoping to see more of their development in future books.
Emory's mum is a wonderful character, adding to the support both MC's get and lighter moments as the person with a sunny personality though the outcome of her foresight can leave a little to be desired. We also have the kooky, anti-government guy in Sam and am looking forward to more from him in book 2.
I'd recommend this book to fans of shifter stories, we don't get a lot of time with them in dragon form but I'm hoping that changes with more dragons present in the story.
I received an ARC of this book and am happily giving a review

  • Quiet Strength

  • M/M Age Play Romance
  • By: M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Eric's grown more confident. He has to admit that. With Marcus's love and support, he's stronger than ever, but it's not enough. His daddy's given him the ability to go after what he wants, but there's so much more that feels just out of reach. Eric doesn't want part of the lifestyle or some of the submission...he wants everything. When it comes to their relationship, Eric is ready to jump in headfirst. But how does Eric show his daddy that everything doesn't have to be planned out to be perfect?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a stand alone, but a great addition

  • By Anna E. on 09-07-18

A wonderful continuation of Silent Strength

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

Reviewed: 30-06-18

Eric and Marcus are continuing to live a happy life together whilst Marcus' retirement from the police force is looming closer, This causes a bit of worry for Marcus as to how he'll provide for his boy but Eric is worrying that his Daddy is taking on too much stress when he wants things to develop further for himself and Marcus in their personal relationship.
I'm loving this story and the development of the two main characters and their relationship together. M.A. Innes has a wonderful way of writing that draws you into the emotions felt by both characters and the relationship that the two have together may be different from what others expect but together they are wonderful. Written as they are made for each other! We are continually meeting people from characters from other books but if you haven't read them, it doesn't impact your enjoyment of this couple and their story.
Kenneth again does a fantastic job of narrating this story. I was pulled in from the start and enjoy the book throughout whilst we are carried along on the blossoming relationship of Eric and Marcus. I especially love the differential in voice for Eric when he's as his "regular" self and for when he's his Daddy's boy.
Another fantastic book from M.A. Innes and wonderfully narrated by Kenneth. Highly recommend!

  • Bryce: A M/M/M BDSM Romance

  • Bound & Controlled Series, Book 4
  • By: Shaw Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

He'd watched them for so long it probably counted as stalking. Bryce was confident when it came to work and his family, but hesitant when it involved relationships. He'd found subs that he pulled to him and Doms that could make his knees weak for a scene or two, but no one that tugged at his heart or who could understand what it was like to be both a Dom and a sub - until he'd seen Troy and Oliver. They'd watched him for so long they decided to keep him. Bryce hovered around them like a moth drawn to a flame. He circled and watched but never came closer, never approached them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another wonderfully hot book from Shaw Montgomery

  • By Meph666 on 08-06-18

Another wonderfully hot book from Shaw Montgomery

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I've been waiting on this story for ages and finally getting to listen to it was just as good as I thought it would be.
A strong, engaging story from Shaw Montgomery about Bryce and the two men he has been watching for a while; Troy and Oliver. The two men are in a strong, committed relationship but little does Bryce know, they've been watching him for just as long.
While Bryce struggles to come to terms with wanting two men and a relationship with them, Troy and Oliver are more than happy to let him come to the decision himself, whilst smoothly pulling him towards them with dinners and hot moments together.
I love that we get to here the story from all three men throughout the story, taking turns each chapter to listen to their POV. It brings more depth and understanding of a triad relationship.
Finally, we get to meet the mum of the brothers and she is hilarious, protective and great to listen to, dragging Bryce into her decision to come back home and see her boys but without the rest of them knowing.
Kenneth's narration is completely enjoyable and just pulls you in from the start. Emotion comes across throughout the book and he makes it easy to differentiate between the three men.
I cannot recommend this book enough though I'd say to read/listen to them in order.