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His Kind of Love

Lonely Hearts, Book 1
Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
Series: Lonely Hearts Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Summary

Joel Reading was lonely.

Nineteen years old, estranged from his family, and seemingly unable to ever get a second date, he'd surrounded himself with the things he loved most: old books and old music.

When one date got out of hand before it even began, Joel found himself displaced from a flooded apartment and on the doorstep of a handsome and older stranger more than willing to take Joel in for the night.

Gabriel Hunter had waited years for the right man.

When a distressed Joel showed up at his door needing a place to stay, it was more perfect than Gabriel could ever have hoped for. He quickly found himself falling for the complex and beautiful boy he welcomed into his house and started to believe in a future with the young man he adoringly called Little Red.

Unfortunately, Gabriel was a man of many secrets, and they threatened to unravel the delicate relationship he was building with Joel.

Would Joel be able to see beyond Gabriel's deliberate omissions and give their love a chance, or would Gabriel's kind of love prove to be more than Joel could handle?

The Lonely Hearts Stories are interconnected stories that weave characters together across the releases. While you would appreciate the characters and their journey by starting from the beginning, these can be listened to as stand-alones.

©2017, 2018 Kate Hawthorne (P)2018 Kate Hawthorne

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A Very Unique Love Story

I almost want to tag this one as humor. It takes two very unique people to make this love story work, and these guys are definitely unique. But it works for them, and Kate Hawthorne made it work for me.

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Somewhere to belong

Baby J and Athena is a pairing I loved, specially when they were given a voice by Kenneth Obi, he brought them to life and each character beyond them had a voice of their own. Clear and distinctive.

While this is the kind of story I enjoy, it lacked just the little extra to be what I truly wanted. But it's a kind of sweetness to have so much care and love for someone that you run their whole life behind the scenes to keep them safe.

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as great as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. Kenneth Obi is one of the 3 narrators (so far), I can listen without break and have no problems to follow. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening, but not more then twice a year.
it's like a B

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  • Raelene Smith
  • 23-12-18

Love this so hard!!

Kate Hawthorne is one of my favorite authors so when you add Kenneth Obi in there it's pretty much Perfection!

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  • Sabbath
  • 07-12-18

Fantastic and dramatic

Kate Hawthorne has given us written gold. Her masterful storytelling is only more intense with Kenneth Obi’s wonderful narration. He brings to life Gabriel and Joel as well as an amazing cast of side characters. Definitely well worth it!

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  • Cat
  • 09-07-19

A great age gap story with a creepy stalker MC

I found this story a little weird. Initially, I wondered if it was like a fallen angel with Gabriel's name and Adonis and Athena and all the someone saving him a few time and him not seeing the savior, but it is not. They are all human. I also found Gabriel a bit creepy with the stalker thing going on... but I loved it. The story is unusual, interesting and I wanted to keep listening to see what was going on and who Gabriel was and how our little Red would react. The story is well-written where Gabriel comes off as creepy but also as sweet and loving.
I listened to the audio version and Loved Kenneth Obi's narration. The voices he uses are good and help form a vision of the character. The pacing and excitement are spot on too.

If you like unique stories, Age gap, stalkers, take on children's stories ( I thought of Little red riding hood and the big bad wolf since he is mentioned as little red and Gabriel as the Wolf., some hot man-sex and a great romance you will like this!

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  • Shannon
  • 20-05-20

Dubcon/noncon Taboo trigger warning

I’m going to say this first, I’m not into kink shaming and I believe as long as consent is involved, you do you, I see no problem with any of it.

The blurb for this book doesn’t really convey what the story is about. There’s serious stalking, and familial ties between the two characters. Both are kinks in their own ways. But neither are mentioned in the blurb.

The stalking is on an all encompassing level, to a degree the “unfortunate circumstances” of the protagonist are orchestrated. So through the whole book it feels like non consent as one character has no clue what’s really going on.

This can be potentially triggering for some people and I think the lack of a trigger warning is unfair to readers.

I’ve read a lot of kink/taboo stories that have been done well. Even if it’s not my kink I can see past that and rate a book accordingly. This is not one of those books.

Kenneth Obi nailed the narration. But the poor writing and lack of consent were so uncomfortable I couldn’t finish the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-04-20

I'm not sure about this..

SPOLERS
I was hoping for cute creepy stalking but I don't know.. The way Gabriel isoleted Joel from everyone who could have been interested in taking him on a date kinda sat wrong with me. The actual stalking was kinda cute and creepy but.. I can't help but wonder if Joel would of been so okay with it if he had had some other relationships before.

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  • Jill K.
  • 13-02-20

Creeper.

I loved this book. While Gabriel is a major creeper he is still really sweet towards Joel. I really recommend this book. Kenneth Obi did a great job with this book.

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  • LHunt
  • 22-01-20

Is it possible to be both sweet and creepy?

His kind of love is book 1 in the Lonely Hearts Series by Kate Hawthorne. This book is perhaps summed up best as a wounded boy meets a sweet, yet somewhat creepy hero. I really didn’t want to like this book based on the blurb, but the narration quickly turned this into a 5-star read for me. The emotion and vulnerability that Kenneth Obi portrayed in Gabriel (and the rest of the characters too) truly redeemed that character for me and allowed me to see him as more than just a stalker. Don’t get me wrong, Gabriel is still creepy with severe stalker tendencies, but he also believes he’s doing it all to protect his boy. I guess it’s the perfect example for doing something not so right, for maybe the right reasons and I can’t say that prior to listening to it, I would have made that same conclusion. Joel is sweet and dorky and I loved his passion with holding onto history (and old bibles) because he didn’t really have one himself, perhaps that’s a passion we should all cultivate in ourselves more often. Kudos to both Kate Hawthorne and Kenneth Obi for reminding me about both of these lessons in this wonderful start to the series. I can’t wait for book 2.

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  • Randall J
  • 21-01-20

Hot stalker/guardian romance... thumbs up!

I really loved this age gap story with a dark edge, narrated brilliantly by Kenneth Obi! Lots of steam and plenty of feels. Highly recommended.

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  • L.D.
  • 20-01-20

Love, Obsession, and Stalking

A sweet love story with a side of stalking and obsession. Joel Reading has been kicked out of his family because he's gay. He's alone and struggling until he meets Gabriel who changes his world. To Gabriel, Joel is his world, and there's nothing he wouldn't do for Joel. I love the intensity of love between Gabriel and Joel, as well as the obsession and stalking. This was a fun story with interesting characters and hot sex scenes.

Kenneth Obi does a great job with the audiobook narration. I loved his performance and found the audiobook very entertaining.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-19

love

his Kind of Love is a little creepy but I love it anyway. Kenneth did a wonderful job bringing all the characters to life and the emotions blend through.