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Summary

Matthew Fisher loved being a dancer, but his 10-year ballet career came to an abrupt end with a knee injury. He had to find a new way to make a living, and luckily, his sister was friends with Annabelle Ramsay-Aiken, only daughter of property magnate Sir James Aiken. She arranged an interview, and six months on the job training saw Matthew stepping out as a real estate agent for Aiken Luxury Lettings. Now, instead of stretching at the barre, Matthew spends his days inspecting the vacant London homes of their rich and famous clients.

Losing his dance career had left a huge hole in Matthew's heart, and to fill it Matthew began a Tumblr blog dedicated to his fetish for wearing lingerie. He wanted to give his followers the impression he lived a charmed life, so decided to use A.L.L properties as locations for erotic photo shoots.

One of his online followers presses all of Matthew's buttons, and a long distance, online Dom/sub relationship develops between them. But when the relationship suddenly moves from online fantasy to real life... can Matthew really submit?

Please Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of gay sex, BDSM, and cross-dressing.

©2017 Isobel Starling (P)2017 Isobel Starling

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So hot and sweet!

Such a hot and sweet story! The characters and narrator really pulled me in. I highly recommend this book!

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Excellent

Such a perfect short story and exquisitely narrated by Gomez Pugh. I was spellbound listening to it.

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Awesome

I listen to this book.it is so good, Matthew career came to an end of a knee injury Matthew was a ballet star, finding another job he fines he can become his true self, it was a fantastic book to listen to, Gomez Pugh was outstanding with the characters, it was concise in content and very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 24-10-17

A prelude to something better

This audiobook is short but sets up what promises to be a great series.

So the question is: if you meet a Dominant through the internet and you follow the training he guides you through, are you truly a submissive? HIS submissive?

In this case, Matthew (Silken) is a ballet dancer whose career has ended prematurely due to a knee injury. He has taken a job tending rich people’s residences. He is surrounded by luxury he will never himself enjoy.

He is not defeated and his relationship with the mysterious online Dom (Austin82) keeps him going. Exclusive – or so he believes – he follows his Master’s every command with the promise of a fulfilling relationship.

There are some quirky twists and turns, along with some intriguing and hot sex scenes. Who knew suction cups would be so useful? I love the theme of men enjoying sexy lingerie and the touch of BDSM adds heat, which I always enjoy.

Gomez Pugh is one of my favourite narrators and given that Matthew is British and the series takes place in London, I would have expected a British narrator. Pugh, however, does a great job. His accent for Matthew is good, but his deep and husky Austin is amazing.

I recommend this short fun and sexy read.

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  • anne
  • 14-11-17

THIS IS AN INTERESTING STORY!!!

I liked the story..I thought it was sexy and well written and very erotic...and I liked how it unfolded....as for the narrator..I was not super impressed...I liked the characters and how they curiously came together in person...the dom sub relationship can be very complex...this one happens to work well..and even if it started online...it was sexy!!

** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

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  • DK
  • 13-11-17

Cross-Dressing, Bondage and Dominance, Oh My!


-=> A 2 hour Look into an M/M, D/s, Bondage and cross-dressing relationship that has developed online but comes to fruition.Matthew a.k.a. 'Silken' WAS a dancer In Great Britain until the catastrophic injury left him out in the cold. Now he is a property manager with a dominant partner, online only, from America.To say anything more would spoil for potential listeners, so I will have to leave it at that. Sorry…

Be warned or if you wish to indulge, please reread the 1st line of my review for ALL that this short story includes.

Gomez Pugh's Performance was a bit slow for my liking. That was easily fixed by speeding up the playback to 1.2 5xon my Audible app, then it was nearly perfect. I love his British accent, as well.

Credit worthy? Probably not, as it is short and the MSRP is very reasonable. I would recommend buying it out right\, as the price is very reasonable – and less than the cost of credit.

Thank you for reading my review.*I was given a copy of SILKEN in exchange for my unbiased review. If you felt it was helpful, would you please select the 'helpful' Buttons below? I also invite you to follow me on Audible for the latest reviews. Vote on, share and read my reviews, it's fun! :-)

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  • Brandie @Bookwhore_am_I
  • 20-10-17

Great Narration

This was a great short read. Full disclosure, it is a M/M romance. The narration was great! As in most short stories, there is a decent amount of build up to a tasty treat at the end. I am not new to the BDSM genre and can say this fell on the tamer side so if you are looking for an entry and prefer M/M storylines, this is a great read for you. I look forward to reading more of Isobel's work. My only thought is that I felt like it ended to soon when we got to the juicy part :) Still liked it though!

Note: I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. It in no way affected my opinion.

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  • TinkerMel
  • 31-08-17

Short and sweet.

This is a new to me author. and I have found that I really like stuff. ( I highly recommend “ as You Wish”) This story is good. It is a great look into a crossdresser, how they feel, and his Master. To me, it shows just how connected a this type of relationship can be.

Gomez Pugh In this book seemed to be reading a little slow. But it was nothing speeding it up to X1.25 didn’t solve. Once I did that, he was great.

I voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • AllAboutThoseBooks
  • 09-02-18

Novella length with great narrator

I actually found this Audible book when searching for other work by Gomez Pugh. His voice work on a series by a different author was really good, and I was interested by the set up in this one. I enjoyed the story. Novellas aren't designed for long backstories and deep character development, but I felt I knew Silken well by the end of the story. We got some of Austin's POV, but it is clearly less his story. The narrator gives a strong performance. It's fantastic when there isn't a noticeable duplication of voices across different books. Silken definitely gets his own voice. The pace was a little slow for me, so I bumped the speed up to 1.25, but I know many listeners will appreciate the original pace.

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  • Stacy Thompson
  • 05-01-18

Silken

I’ve been wanting to check this book out, the blurb was really intriguing. I love books with MC’s who love lingerie, and a bonus Matthew/Silken is a dancer as well. I kinda hated Austin, but that’s personal preference and not against the Authors writing. And I really wanted to Love this book. But. I think if I would have just “Read” the book instead of “listening” to the Audio. I would have liked it better. I did think the Sexy scenes were Great & the BDSM was written well! Totally HOT! But. There was something about the narrator, he wasn’t bad, but he just didn’t work for me specifically on this book.

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  • Esther A
  • 14-11-17

Short & Sweet

This is a short and sweet story of a D/s relationship that has been all online but now the two meet in person. Jack/Austin, the Dom, finds out who his online submissive, Silken, is and sets outs to meet him in person. I really can't say much more without giving away too much. Their meeting doesn't exactly go as expected but you have get this story to see what develops from there.
The narrator was very good. I really like his voices for both main characters and his accents for each one were great. He was able to switch back and forth between the characters seamlessly.
I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook at my request.

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  • Jessica M.
  • 13-11-17

Short, Sweet and Steamy!

This is a short voyeuristic BDSM steamy romance.

We start off meeting Matthew "Silken" Fisher while he is at work inspecting a property, and then plays out a scene given to him by his online Dom.

Then it shifts to Matthew's Dom "Austin" and we get a bit of a surprise, sorry no spoilers here...

There's a little drama and a whole lot of sexy steam.

Gomez Pugh did an excellent job with the narration, a little slower speed than I am used to hearing from him but the voices were done very well.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request and I provided and honest unbiased review.

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  • tenisha
  • 09-11-17

The Dom becomes real

Matthew is living his life following the instructions of his online Dom. He meets his Dom unexpectedly and must now decide if he is ready to interact now in person. Great short listen, great narrator. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.