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Houston

Leashes & Lace, Book 1
Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Summary

Houston knows who he is...but most men don’t seem to understand.

A Dom who likes wearing panties and lace isn’t what most submissives expect when they look at Houston. Broad, strong Doms are supposed to look intimidating in leather, not sexy in leather and lace. When long looks and a curious encounter with his new roommate make Houston think there might be some interest from Reece, he isn’t sure what to do. Reece is straight, isn’t he?

Reece knows who he is...but most men don’t seem to understand.

Reece has known he was bi for a long time, but the Doms he’s met don’t seem to be able to accept that. When his new roommate makes Reece’s submissive side want to roll over and beg for a spanking, he’s not sure what to do. Houston gives orders like a seasoned Dom, but is taking a chance worth the possibility of embarrassing himself and being asked to leave?

When two stubborn men both refuse to acknowledge what’s right in front of them, it might take a push to get them to see the truth.

©2018 Shaw Montgomery (P)2019 Shaw Montgomery

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Fun Start to a New Series, Kenneth Obi is Perfect

The first book in Shaw Montgomery’s Leashes & Lace series, Houston is the story of a slightly OCD, satin & lace wearing Dom and one very intrigued submissive. Fans of manties, edging, and other wonderful kinks are going to love this one!

The audio version of Houston is performed by Kenneth Obi. One of my favorite narrators, Mr. Obi has these guys down. He uses his wonderful dommy voice for the gruff and sultry Houston and his Reece is adorable, yet still very masculine. It’s easy to see he has a lot of fun with the characters in this novel, and he keeps the story rolling along at a great pace.

Watching Houston and Reece stumble and fumble as they try to figure out if the other is interested is pretty funny, but once they get together? Well I’m not going to spoil it for y’all, but DAMN they’re hot together! Turns out that writing as Shaw Montgomery or M.A. Innes it doesn’t matter, this author writes a smoking hot sex scene. I just wish the story had been longer once they made their connection because they work so well together.

As this is the first in the series we get to meet a number of characters and see their dynamics in action. I’m looking forward to watching them all hook up, especially Eli, because someone has got to tame that boy and I can’t wait to see it happen!


An audiobook copy of Houston: Leashes & Lace was provided by the author for the purpose of my review

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Sexy underwear wearing Dom yummy!!!!

Houston is a man who knows what he wants, to wear what he likes and be a Dom who wants to tend to his sub. Reece’s reaction is brilliant and the relationship that grows between them is amazing!!! We also meet Eli who I love!!!

The beginning of the audible was hard to listen to, Kenneth’s voice was slow, it was the first time I considered speeding his voice up!! the voices seemed all over the place, I really struggled to understand who was talking at times, however Kenneth seemed to settle after the first chapter and he kicks back into his usual fantastic story telling. Oh and the scene where Houston listens to Reece’s friends help him move in, Kenneth’s narration was so on point it was hilarious.

I will add that I have listened to it a couple of times now, to try and pinpoint why I struggled so much with the beginning that the voices don’t sound as bad, so maybe I just needed to get used to them.

This book is great for low angst readers/listeners who like their Dom’s in sexy underwear!!!

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Loved it!

I had forgotten how much I had loved this series until I started listening! Great story with amazing chemistry which Kenneth gets across very well in his narration

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Really enjoyable

Houston is looking for the perfect roommate, after disastrous previous roommates he is even thinking of giving up, until Reece applies. Reece is bi sexual and a sub, but his previous encounters don't understand how he can be bi. These guys pussyfoot around each other whilst fantasing about a relationship. Then 1 night they are at a BDSM club and it all comes out about wanting each other, and chemistry explodes. Really enjoyable.

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  • MayBae
  • 28-05-19

A little lost at first, but impressed!

I admit that when I first started listening to this, I thought I had jumped in in the middle of a series. There were so many characters right off the bat that made it seem like listeners should know who they were and what was going on instead of letting them organically develop into the story. It took me a few chapters to sort everything out, but by then I was hooked and it had my rapt attention. The story follows two men who meet as roommates and are inadvertently tied to the same BDSM world. Now, I freely admit that BDSM stories are not always my cuppa. Sometimes they’re written so sterile that I question how someone could find that a turn on. That was not the case with Shaw’s story. The sexual tension between Houston and Reece was what hooked me in the first place and I was anxious to see how it all played out. I was completely satisfied with how the relationship progressed and ooo boy, was it steaming! Overall, pretty low angst (just enough to make you want to keep listening) and the right amount of smexy times.

This is only my second experience with Kenneth Obi as a narrator. I thought he did well with the narration: the voices were distinct, the pacing was good as was the emotion conveyed. There were a lot of characters for him to voice and he did so admirably.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Ginger
  • 28-05-19

Reviewed for Audiobook Boom

Roomies find chemistry in this sexy, dom/sub, cross dressing, rom com.
Kenneth Obi was perfect in bringing these characters to life

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-04-19

love love

wow. knew the story was good. voice actor made this incredible. totally loved every minute.

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  • Laura
  • 03-06-19

Sexy

I liked the story, but it was so much internal monologue and such a long time before anything happened between the main characters! I was going crazy! I’m super interested in Eli’s story, but if he’s as over the top as he was here, I’ll probably get tired fast.
Anyway, we have a sexy Dom that likes to wear sexy panties, and a cute sub just dying to rip them off.

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  • Lisa Daub
  • 28-05-19

Sweet light M/M BDSM

I love this series so much. Fun sweet and crazy characters. Kennith Obi did a fantastic job voicing all of them. Can wait for the next audio in the series.

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  • Karen
  • 26-05-19

Sweet romance with great MC's!

I really loved this one! There’s this aura of sweetness throughout the story that just makes it such a feel-good, enjoyable romance. There’s a slight rom-com vibe to this story with the humor and the misunderstandings, not to mention the well-meaning, interfering friends.

One of the many things I liked about this story is how multi-layered and well-rounded the characters are. Houston is one of my favorite Shaw Montgomery characters, I love his kind strength… and the lace, of course. Reese is also very wonderful and unique in his way. Neither of the MC’s are stereotypical or can be placed in a neatly labelled box.

Kenneth Obi did an amazing job narrating this story. He seems to really get both MC’s and truly did them justice with his performance, making it super easy for the listener to lose himself in the world of Leashes & Lace.

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  • S Wilgus
  • 21-05-19

Great listen

I have read this whole series and enjoyed it immensely, so I was happy to see it brought to audio. Kenneth Obi does a great job portraying the characters. He brings a whole new dimension to an already great story, don't miss this one. It is well worth a credit.

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  • cheryl_cajun
  • 20-05-19

Thanks for ACX

Thank you for the ACX audio,I voluntarily give this book an honest review. Houston was looking for a roommate, only he didn't want a crazied or weirdo having had his share of those. When Reece shows up taking Houston up on his offer, only Houston wanted to secrets telling him all this dirty bits of his. Will he scare him off? Nope, can both men be roommates after they both see how right they are for one another. Reece finds he quite likes to see Houston kinky side, One Dom with a kinky side the other the sub with a fetish for the All things Houston. This was a wonderful steamy, lacey book. The narrator did a amazing job of the characters. Can't wait to book 2

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  • Esther A
  • 18-05-19

Love It!

I loved reading the book and hearing it come to life just makes it so much better especially with the brilliant narration by Mr. Obi. Houston and Reece are a great pair and their chemistry is undeniable. I love Houston as a Dom, he's sweet, caring, but strong and demanding when needed. Love watching these two stubborn men finally get over their hesitations and come together. Hope the rest of the series comes out in audio soon! I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy of this audiobook.

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  • Georgiana
  • 17-05-19

A Dom in lace and a sub who loves it

This was a sweet, sexy and at times silly story about Houston, a Dom who knows what he wants but is hesitant to ask because of past experiences, and Reece, a submissive who knows what he wants but doesn’t know if Houston wants him that way or is even a Dom.

Houston is looking for a roommate…again. In comes Reece, big brown eyes, short, bearish, and sexy. The two get along though they tip toe around their wants and needs.

I liked that it took some time for the two to come together and I liked how it happened. Friends can be so nosy and luckily for them they were.

Kenneth Obi did a good job. He changed his voice for each character.