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Christmas Heat

Narrated by: Max Tone
Series: Season of Love, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Summary

TYLER

I knew being an omega would get me fired one day, I just never thought hiding it would be the excuse they needed. Irony, you suck. 

For years I was their best employee, right up until their new alpha hire smelled me in heat. I could’ve kept my job by playing his game, but I’ve spent my whole life running from my biology. I have principles. 

I also have bills. Which is the only reason my desperate search for a roommate ended with a grizzled alpha veteran, Stefan. Brooding and damaged from years of battle. 

My biology and I are not on speaking terms now. 

But who needs words when you live inches from an alpha who looks like that? I was just kidding myself, pretending it wasn’t inevitable, our wild night of passion that ended with me pregnant and freaking out. And kicking him out. Look, mistakes were made. 

Now I’ve got a new job with tons of stress, a baby on the way and a wannabe mate who doesn’t know he’s gonna be a dad. All because I’m paranoid he’s gonna take the baby and leave me. The way everyone else has. 

Maybe its why I don’t listen when he tells me my new job is shady. Why I’m so eager to prove him wrong. To prove myself right. 

Except I hardly ever am… 

STEFAN

 I was the best of the best, and now I’m nothing at all. A broken alpha who can’t even get his omega roommate to look at him with need. Desire. Hunger. 

I don’t know why I thought things would be different with Tyler, but I did. There was an undercurrent to the way he avoided me in the mornings. A tension when he said he didn’t need or want an alpha. Want me. 

Or so I thought, but one frantic, amazing night together and it’s like he can’t even stand to look at me now. I try and keep my distance. Give him what he wants, even if that’s not me. 

But something about his new job pings all my alarms. Instincts that’ve kept me alive all these years. I wish his work was everything he wants it to be, but deep down I know better. 

I just don’t know how to convince him before it’s too late… 

©2018 Shehan Peiris (P)2018 Shehan Peiris

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  • save our wildlife
  • 16-02-19

good story

This was a good story,though at times I wanted to smack them. It was a slow burn but at times a little frustrating cause the characters was a little stubborn.

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  • kp
  • 15-02-19

A Winner!

I loved this opposites attract love story. Stefan and Tyler couldn't appear more different from each other. This Alpha and Omega must learn that they are exactly what the other needs. The journey they go on is full of angst, healing and finding love. I really enjoyed the depth and intrigue Max Tone added with his reading. I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook!

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  • Starwarslover
  • 13-02-19

very good

i enjoyed this story a lot.. the characters were interesting and the narrator did a good job bringing it to life. all around a good job by both author and narrator.

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  • ILoveBooksSue
  • 11-02-19

I'm a bit torn...

So here it is, I liked the premise of the story. Omega wants to be independent of his alpha; got it. Alpha doesn't actually want to control his mate; got it. Lots of misunderstandings commence; cant have insta-love all the time. A little danger is good for everyone; got it. I think I stumble a little with the narrator. There were some mispronouncing of words which happens, not a negative there. I just feel that maybe a different person would have been a better choice....I could be alone in this and it is only my opinion. He did a good job just I believe he may be better suited for a different genre, maybe???

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  • Kathryn M
  • 06-02-19

Good Book!

Tyler is an omega who has been living as a human for the last several years. But when a new Alpha at work outs him, after trying to force himself on him unsuccessfully, he needs a new job and a new roommate to keep his apartment. He never thought that roommate would be Stefan or that he would be his fated mate. After a wild night of heat infused sex, Tyler ends up pregnant but freaks out. When he calms down, is he too late to keep everything he had just thrown away with his Alpha? And is his new job really as good as it seems? Stefan is just paranoid, right?!?

This story was a fun read. Tyler and Stefan share a connection but they fight it for their own reasons at different times. But even while pretending to fight the attraction, they share intimate sweet moments. And when together, they share hot sexy times. The story is interesting with a military vet and an independent omega, keeping your attention.
I liked the virginal older alpha taking their first time as meaningful, don't see that often in books.
Oooh and the drama of the job situation.  I totally saw Stephan's point about the job. I wanted to yell at Tyler and ask him why he was not connecting dots. Very exciting to watch play out.


The narration is done by Max Tone. A wonderful job bringing the story to the next level of enjoyment. The characters really shone through. Good job!
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  • Samantha Cato
  • 17-02-19

Ok

Enjoyed the story...Liam Kingsley is a talented author...but I did not enjoy the narration of this one, unfortunately. The narrator spoke in an odd, maybe "over acted" voice.

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  • The Book Wench
  • 16-02-19

Unrealized potential

This story was good because it included believable characters and in the world it created equally believable external conflicts apart from the ones between the MCs, Tyler and Stefan, which helped us to see and engage with them and their situations. I struggle with the major non-personal conflict as well. It is never even hinted at until Stefan suggests it and Tyler dismisses it. Also troublesome for me is that at the end of the novel, a rather large issue remains unresolved...what happens to Tyler? After all, the quite dramatic events that unfold just before the epilogue are in large part due to his stubborn refusal to believe Stefan’s assessment of the case. Additionally, there’s the suggestion that something is brewing between Ben and Julia, who are important secondary characters. Why do that? Unless the author plans a sequel to give them their story, it seems unnecessary to include that suggestion. Why end on two cliffhangers? And as this is an audio version, it must be said that the performance was mediocre at best. It added nothing to my appreciation of the story. The narrator too often paused in places where none was indicated or was natural, and mispronounced words he should have known how to pronounce. I was underwhelmed by that.

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  • Violet Marshall
  • 15-02-19

Interesting Plot

An interesting book the writing was good. The plot was entertaining and it was steady throughout the book. The characters were developed and thought out. Stefan is an Alpha and Tyler is an Omega are the MC’s of this book. The narrator didn’t work for me and because of that I did struggle with the story. He wasn’t monotone but I would’ve liked stronger highs and lows and more distinctly different voices. I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book for an honest review.

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  • Emma Burbidge
  • 15-02-19

Explosive Christmas Party

I'm not familiar with this narrator, and he's okay but there's not so much differentiation between the different characters from chapter to chapter.
This is an omega in heat story and it took me a while to get to the larger plot that brings the story to a climax. I like Tyler and he's trying to focus on his career as an engineer rather than succumbing to his omega biology.
The story gets more interesting when Stefan, an alpha veteran who served and came home injured, becomes Tyler's room mate. Also, when Tyler get himself a new job at a company that seems too good to be true given the segregation between shifters and humans. Add in a pregnancy and a throw in some best friends who try to help Stefan and Tyler.
With a nefarious boss, and Christmas just around the corner, things are about to get explosive.
Recommended for all MPreg lovers.

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  • Esther A
  • 14-02-19

Good Story

A good story with interesting characters. Stefan and Tyler seem like total opposites but do work well together. It's not an easy road for them to finally make it work. The narrator however just didn't do it for me, it was more of just quickly reading through a story than a portrayal of the characters and the story. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.