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Firsts

Narrated by: Lacy Laurel, Aaron Shedlock
Series: Cape Hill Series, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Summary

She’s forbidden. Too young, too pure, and not mine. I’ll break all the rules to be with her. She belongs to me, even if she doesn't know it yet.

He’s taboo. Too old, too experienced, and my stepfather. I’ll cross every line to be with him. He's not mine and never will be.

It’s not about the danger of what's forbidden, it’s about the pleasure we get from it.

All consequences be damned.

©2018 C.L. Matthews (P)2019 C.L. Matthews

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I don't know what else to say but, WOW!!

Wow! That's the first thing that comes to mind as I'm sitting here reeling from this sexy, dirty, naughty story. Just, wow! I am amazed how much character and story development was fit into such a short listen. Not to mention all the steam! I have to admit to feeling more than a little dirty for how hot I found some of the more taboo scenes. I really can't wait to see what comes next in this story because it ends on a major cliffhanger with so much story left to tell!

The narration was fantastic and loved how the two different parts worked together!!

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Firsts by C.L. Matthews is the 1st book I've listened to by this author. Definitely won't be the last. This is a taboo/age gap story and I loved it. If you like these types of story's you will love this one. A good combination of the world building and character development. Leia and Sy will take you on a fabulously twisted journey. Be warned this is a cliffhanger.
The Narrators Aaron Shedlock and Lacy Laurel did a great job bringing this story to life.

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Taboo firsts

Leia's sees Silas and they are attracted to each other. He knows she is too young but wants the girl he saw at a distance. He meets her and she is the girl that the woman he wanted gave birth to and she is now a teenager. This book is full of angst, and intrigue and just taboo. It draws you in and leaves you wanting more.
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Amazing

Leia and Sy's story was explosive and volatile. He was older and friends with her mother, she was 13 an not his to take. He wanted her for so long and she will always be in love with him. As Leia got older the need and desire for each other grew. I know Sy was to old for her but I wanted them to be together. When Brax entered the picture I still wanted Sy to win in the end. This was such a hot ans sexy story I wish it lasted longer.

The sweet voice of Lacy Laurel gave Leia the innocence a young girl; and the deep timber and accent of Arron Shedlock's voice was perfect for Sy. Loved every minute of it!

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Wow!

Reading Firsts is one thing but HEARING it come to life was an entirely different feeling! Lacy and Aaron did such an amazing job in bringing the story to life and put emotion into their voices when the story called for it. Being able to listen to Firsts and following along reading the ebook changed how I pictured Firsts and the characters and I’m grateful to Lacy and Aaron for doing a good job!

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  • @AudiobookObsession Houston, TX
  • 16-07-19

Shocking

Definitely one of those that is a shocking and intense guilty pleasure. It's so wrong but at the same time, you can't help but keep listening. I have to say, the physical chemistry between Leia and Silas is extremely intense and super hot but it seems to be just physical; I didn't feel like the author really developed any love between them. They seem to be possibly infatuated with each other and the excitement is in the fact that their relationship is forbidden. I enjoyed this 1st part and am intruiged to see where the author is going to take us in the second part.

These narrators did a fabulous job! I am undecided if they were a good combination together or not. In their perspective points of views that they narrated, I am super happy with their performances and they are among my favorite narrators. However, I kind of think this story might have been better if only one narrator was used even though there were alternating points of views.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Wowza

Well dang, now I know why all that chatter about this book. It is freaking hot as hell that’s why! It’s has some of the best sexy scenes written in such a way that really grabs your attention and holds on tight. I liked the characters and the story line. Very well done. Narration was great too; Professional and smooth. This is a great choice for an exciting and sexy book!!!

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Great narrattion, not so good story.

Maybe this book wasn't for me, or I don't know. I didn't really enjoyed it, nor was I able to really get into the story. The characters are ok, not great, and I didn't feel a real connection or chemestry between Silas and Leia, this attraction toward each other they said they have it's kind of missing, at least for me.

The narrattion was really good, both Lacy Laurel and Aaron Shedlock did a fantastic job with their narrattion and I really liked it.

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Taboo with some mystery

I found this story really interesting. I enjoyed the taboo side of the story but it had much more to it and really keeps you hooked. This short story really packs a punch. I think the narrator did a great job with these characters and added to to the story. This story will leave you with wanting more.
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I'm a bit torn about it.

This is my first book by CL Matthews, and I have to say, I definitely did not expect this. I love age-gap romances, and as such I thought I would naturally love it, but it's a tricky thing to do right, and I'm not very sure it was done right all the time in this. At least initially. Matthews' writing was pretty average, but the performance by the narrators more than made it up for me. So while some of it was a winner, some of it lost pretty badly. But that's just me.

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  • Bette
  • 01-04-19

Great Story! Great Listen🎧 Intense & Emotional!

This is my first C.L. Matthews book and I enjoyed it. It is well written and well told, the storylines are interesting and intense at times. The characters are well developed. Leia, a young girl growing up with an absentee father and a mother who is busy working. Silas, a long time friend who always looked out for Leia’s Mom comes back in the picture when Leia is 13. Silas, 100% Alpha male wanted Leia at 1st sight, but he knew it was wrong and he tried to stay away. Over the next several years, lines are drawn and lines are crossed by both Silas and Leia. Leia wants Silas or at least she thinks she does but she is also seeing her best friend Brax in a new light after feelings are exchanged. So much drama, angst & warring within happening. There are some hot scenes too. Leia gets a lot of firsts here, I can not wait to find out what else is in store for her, will it be Silas or Brax or could it possible be both? There are a lot of unanswered questions about her Mom as well. I hope the next book “Lasts” comes out on Audible soon.

I listened to to the Audible edition, narrated by the talented Aaron Shedlock and Lacy Laurel. They are outstanding voice performers, they bring their characters to life and give them personality and attitude. Loved Lacy Laurel’s Spanish dialogue and how she played Leia, an angsty teen at times, as well as naive to naughty at times. And Aaron’s Silas, he had that alpha attitude by the, well you know and that accent, woohoo!! Their performances brought a lot to this great story and enhances it another level. Thanks for another great & entertaining listen🎧

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  • Drifter
  • 03-04-19

Age play but hidden secrets

Leia is a young teenager when she first meets Sy and she is instantly drawn towards him. Sy is a long time friend of the family and protector of her mother. Her father had been in and out of jail and Sy was there to help her mother when she gave birth to Leia. Sy hasn't seen Leia since she was a baby. He is also instantly drawn to Leia. He controls his sexual feelings towards her for several years. Leia only thinks of him in sexual ways. As the years pass Sy gives her all of her sexual firsts. She is heartbroken when he marries her mother. There seems to be a secret as to why they were married. This book deals with Sy's conflicts over his desires for Leia and trying to control them. Leia is a naive young girl when we first meet her but her conflicted feelings about Sy develops her into a stronger woman. Brax, Leia's best friend, also becomes a contender for her sexual feelings. There are secrets in this story. Some of them will be revealed but others will probably be revealed in the next books of this series.These books are out but not in audio books yet.

The narrators did an excellent job of storytelling. Lacy gives voice to a young sexuality aroused and confused teenager and then a stronger more confident young woman. Aaron's deep voice presents us with a strong alpha man trying to control his sexual desires. Their narration captures the spirit of these two characterqws as well as the other characters in this story.

I volunteered to receive this Audible book in exchange for an honest review. At first I was a little put off by Leia's young age compared to Sy's, although we do not yet know what is their age difference. However, C L Matthews draws the reader in the lifestyles of a culture that I don't know a lot about. She creates characters that pull you into their lives. It includes many hot scenes. This book does end in a cliffhanger. If you like age play books, you should like this one.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 03-04-19

Taboo Story

This was my first C.L. Matthews's book. I must admit that I chose this story because of the narrators. I went into this taboo story completely blind, and, unfortunately, I was really out of my comfort zone. I have nothing against taboo stories, and age gap, but it must be between adults. Leila, the main character was too young, and I couldn't like the story. Despite this, the narrators did a good job with the narration and accents.

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  • Tammy B Oakley
  • 27-04-19

Forbidden love? Maybe!

This was a wonderful story. When it started I thought it was going to be a completely forbidden romance, but there’s so much more to this story than what meets the eye.
Starts off strong and ends even stronger. There is no HEA in this book and the story is continued but it’s not your typical nail biting cliffhanger so while it does leave you wanting more, it doesn’t leave you screaming at the author lol. The narration was amazing!! I would recommend this book.

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  • Kylie
  • 15-04-19

Forbidden obsession

The story is very well written. For a fairly short listen there is plenty of engaging plot that makes you want to continue with the series. The narrators do a wonderful job and are easy to listen to even when the subject matter makes you uneasy.

When I first heard how old Leia was I was terrified to continue with the story. She is 13 and let me be very clear there is nothing alluring or sexy about a 13 year old and had the story not fast forward a few years I would have DNFed. I love a taboo story. I think fiction is a healthier way to explore some things but Even I have my limits. I honestly didn’t know what the age gap would be like going into this but had I known I may have missed out on what was a really enjoyable listen.

I wanted to scream at everyone in the story. And give them all the unsolicited advice they could handle. I need to know the secrets and backstory between Sy, Leisa’s mom and her father. I have an uber crush on Brax. I feel very protective of Leia and need to know she is going to be okay.

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  • 19-10-19

Forbidden

Wow, this is so forbidden it’s so wrong but oh so hot! I got a little frustrated with the teasing but it was well worth the build up. Great performance from both Lacy and Aaron.
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  • Amy
  • 07-09-19

Good but

Where to start... well first off Leia was to whiny for me. She said she had to grow up fast and had seen stuff but she doesn’t at like it. This made me not want to finish the story. Second, the taboo in this book won’t be for everyone but it didn’t bother me like I thought it would. Both Leia and Sy crossed lines they shouldn’t but lust clouds the mind.
Anyway, the story was a little bouncy it went back in the past to the future and it at times threw you off. I’m not sure if I’m going to continue this series. 🤷🏽‍♀️
However, the positive to this book is the narration they brought Leia and Sy alive enough to really make me not like Leia. Lol! If you like taboo and a little dark reads than I recommend this book to you. Also, I’m going to check out other books narrated by these narrators.
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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-08-19

Ah maybe not

This one should have been my cup of tea. I love taboo books. But to be honest this one did not work for me. The writing was well done just the story didn’t flow for me. I loved Aaron Shedlock.

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  • Erin St Charles
  • 19-08-19

Not sure what I just read

I listened to this one because I am a Lacy Laurel fan and to be honest, I do like Daddy kink.

However, I found this story confusing and disjointed. I wasn't sure who to root for, and really what the point of the story was. It was very confusing and based on this title, I probably wouldn't read more from this author.

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  • Waleska Floyd
  • 18-08-19

Hot Taboo

Holy Smokes , Batman! First is a hot AF listening experience! Lacy Laurel and Aaron Shedlock are the dream couple of narrators.

FIRST it's a passionate , fast paced and intense story; about Leia ; an almost 18 years old and Silas , a 32 years old family friend turned step-dad few weeks before her 18 birthday.

The story it's told in dual POV and it helps as we experience , hear and feel the heroine youth, inexperienced and struggles. As for the hero, we hear his determination, need to protect and obsession with his girl. It's hinted all throughout the book that, there are things and actions that took place and are developing within Leia's family and close friends that might put her and her mother in danger .

The books deals with parents having kids at a very young age, multi-cultural upbringing, parents neglect and a love triangle. Overall , this is a solid , entertaining , erotic listen. Be aware, this book ends in a cliffhanger.

If under 18 years old, have triggers and don't like age gap romance this story is not for you.

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