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Summary

Used to pretending he’s someone he’s not, 21-year-old college student Micah has been hiding his true self. When a prank sends him into a bar on kink night, he finds something he never knew he needed: A world so strange, yet so alluring, where someone offers to take care of him...even though escaping all the pressure sounds too good to be true. But can he find something lasting with a daddy who likes to pamper him? Can he trust Carter to be his first in so many ways?

At 40, Carter is a widower. Though he’s past the stages of grief, he’s still completely lost without his late husband. There’s a hole in his life he doesn’t think he’ll ever fill. But Micah doesn’t only fit perfectly in Carter’s lap - he’s also curious about all things related to age play. Can he coax Micah out of his shell so he can become the femme, carefree, happy little he’s meant to be?

©2019 R. Phoenix, Chris McHart (P)2020 R. Phoenix, Chris McHart

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Sweet!

Admittedly, I haven't read all that many ABDL books, but the ones I've read have had one thing in common, they're mostly sweet and tender and It's Just Us is not an exception.

After his classmates play a prank on him and he ends at a local bar during kink night, Micah meets Carter, a 40-year-old widower, Daddy-Dom and organizer of the kink night, who entices Micah to stay and see if maybe he would be interested in this life. Micah isn't sure about it, but he's attracted to Carter and decides to give it a try with Carter. Turns out Micah and Carter have a lot of things in common and hit it off right from the start and Carter is hoping he'll be able to help Micah come out of his shell and become the boy Carter is sure he is inside.

Carter was a great Daddy, sweet and kind and wanting to help Micah be the best he could be. And Micah was adorable and I loved that he was curious enough to give things a try, even if they were out of his comfort zone.

While I loved the storyline, for the most part, there was just one thing that bothered me, the fact that Carter's parents would come into their 40-year-old son's home and just walk into the bedroom/playroom like they did. I don't care if they had a key, it just didn't sit right by me.

Other than that, the story was great and the narration was amazing, which is not surprising since Kenneth Obi always does a fantastic job bringing characters to life.

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Brilliant

Love Kenneth Obi's narration of this story . Micah and Carter's is lovely with Micah being new to age play and Carter being a patient daddy. Kenneth has voiced the characters perfectly

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Tricky subject well written

A nice story ,but unusual subject . Age and baby play . Not for everyone . But we'll written .

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as great and sweet 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. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me.

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 top 5 narrators (so far) for me, 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.
it's like a B

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Sweet touching age play

This was a heartfelt age play story. Both guys were perfect for each other and the introduction to the little lifestyle was well introduce to Micah and the reader. Carter was patient, understanding and supportive.

Kenneth is the perfect narrator for the little books he NAILS them. He manages to balance the softer voice of being a little with out making it too childish. Then balance all of that with the solid dependable daddy as well. He's the perfect narrator for these rolls!

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Loved it

One of my favourite narrators would recommend this book sweet a little angst but not loads good story

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Beautiful 💕

I absolutely loved this!
Beautifully written,emotional story.
Kenneth Obi has done a brilliant job of bringing these characters to life 💕
Micah is tricked into going in to a bar on kink night. Wide, eyed,unsure he is spotted by Carter,who persuades him to stay.
Thus begins a beautiful story of two men coming together.
Of realising they need each other to heal,to break free.
As I mentioned before,I absolutely loved this and I am more than happy to recommend this to everyone💖

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A Daddy and his Boy...

Both R. Phoenix and Chris McHart are new authors to me. This was the first book of theirs that I’ve had the opportunity to read or listen to, and I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed. I think the authors came together to write a sweet novel to share with the world that depicts a loving relationship between two people in the lifestyle. Now, I’m not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to age-play. I will say that I have two friends that practice the lifestyle and I’ve asked tons of questions. Those questions in turn make me feel as if I have a fairly good picture of what this sort of relationship is supposed to look like.

The narration for this novel was fantastic. Kenneth Obi gives voice to an interesting story that draws the listener into this tale of age-play. It’s no secret that Ken is one of my favorite narrators in the m/m romance genre and that is because he does such a fantastic job. I haven’t come across a book yet I haven’t enjoyed that he’s narrated. He does a great job of bringing Micah and Carter to life in It’s Just Us.

This book started off in such a fun way! Poor Micah has stumbled into something he doesn’t understand when he walks into a bar full of littles, daddies, pups, and handlers. Carter sees him standing there totally bewildered and takes him underwing. I found it so sweet that Carter basically said, ‘hey...this might not be what you expected, but do you wanna try it out?’ Micah could have told him the wasn’t interested in whatever was going on in that bar, but he took a chance that changed his life! Also, I’d like to point out, it was adorable seeing Sean interact with Micah when he wants to color in Micah’s coloring book at the bar.

There was so much to Micah that made my heart hurt. I was sad that he felt the need to hide the feminine side of himself. Thankfully, Carter was a very understanding partner that picked up on what his boy really needed. Together they were able to explore things like girly clothing and diapers. They also had fun with makeup and nail polish. It was so stinkin’ sweet! I honestly loved their dynamics. What’s not to love when a Daddy says he and his boy can watch youtube videos to learn how to do makeup right?

I felt so bad for both Carter and Micah when his parents caught them in the middle of a really intimate moment. The hurtful way they behaved, the terrible things they said, it was just so heartbreaking! Carter had it pretty rough before that point because he lost his first partner Nick to cancer and then suffered from alcohol abuse. Then his parents show up and try to ruin this good relationship between him and Micah. The poor man needed some happiness in his life! Thankfully, Micah came to take care of Carter in his hour of need and they were able to work things out. They were both strong enough to overcome the sudden drama that threatened the foundation of the relationship they were starting.

Honestly, I loved this book. I thought it was sweet, emotional, heartwarming, and unique in the way that Micah was a feminine little. I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in littles, daddies, and age-play. I’d also say that if you like novels by R. Phoenix, Chris McHart, or audiobooks by Kenneth Obi, you’ll more than likely enjoy this read!

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The one where the bullies didn’t win.

Micah stumbles into the world of BDSM when he is set up by “friends” to meet at a bar. He stumbles into the world of Daddies and Boy’s and the story is beautiful, sad in parts and in one specific part I wanted to throw Carter’s parents as far as possible! Not a fluffy romance but Kenneth Obi narrates is beautifully and brings the characters to life. I will definitely listen to this one again.

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So Sweet!

As always, Kenneth Obi had ton a fantastic job of narrating an already awesome book. I love that Obi is able to create distinct voices that really match the characters of the stories, and I especially love the voice he creates for the little in this story. The pacing is fantastic, and as always Obi's narration are clear and crisp. It's Just Us is a lovely story of exploration and love, and I really hope another book following these characters is to come!

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  • Avidreader2233
  • 22-02-20

ALSO better the second time!

I enjoy age play novels, and this one doesn't disappoint. This is another book that I had read previously when it was originally released and was provided an audible copy in exchange for an honest review. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to listen to the novel because I was able to appreciate aspects of the story that I think I under-appreciated the first time around. In particular, Carter's semi-strained, and then even more strained relationship with his parents is portrayed particularly well. I like how the authors chose to address -- a couple of times actually -- the issue of what age play is and how it is a role play kink having nothing to do with actual children. I like how the authors were able to make the characters real and imperfect, and yet with an overall HEA that doesn't disappoint. This strained familial relationship may be difficult for some people to read, but overall was very well done and takes the book to the next level.

The audio version is also well done, well paced, and easy to listen to. I find Kenneth Obi to be a consistently enjoyable narrator and I like listening to his pacing, cadence, and vocal interpretation of the characters. This one is yet again a story I probably would have given a 4 to when I read it the first time-- above average for it's genre -- but on a second listen would bump it to 5 stars due to the realism of the characters and their reactions. While I have no idea how most people would react "accidentally" stumbling into a kink club, I could actually picture the whole thing as it was written. Again the complexity and reactions of the supporting characters are more realistic than I think are often portrayed in novels adding a depth and richness to an otherwise fairly sweet story.

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  • 18-02-20

I tried something new for me

I stepped out of my comfort zone to try something different and new to me. I do read some kink and taboo but I guess you may say I read more vanilla kink.
Now you are going to laugh at me and feel free to do so. I saw age play and was like ‘oh yes! Age gap! Littles? Awe, sweet little people’ and I do like to see unique and different characters from the perfect. I could not have been more wrong. Color me Naïve!
Coloring and playing with toys didn’t push me out of my comfort zone. Heck, I do that. But then we get to sippy cups and binkies and on to the diapers… I still don’t know how I feel about that.
Now personal feelings aside I am going to do my job and review the story. It is a very well-written story with only a few well-developed interesting characters. There is that big age gap I love and I just adored Carter. (I am a sap for sad). The story is sweet and a slow build as Carter and Micah build their relationship, Micah comes to terms with himself and Carters moves past a hurt.
I listened to the narration by Kenneth Obi as I did some crafting and housework. I will admit I probably wouldn’t read this on my own but I loved having a skilled storyteller narrate for me.
So, if you already know age-play and littles are something you like or you are teetering on trying it but just don’t know…this is a good book to start with.

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  • AMKmom3
  • 18-02-20

One of my favorite stories made even better

This was already one of my favorite books. I have read it multiple times. I was so excited to see the audio version and I was not disappointed. This is such a sweet story. I loved how Carter is able to help Micah finally be his true self. And it was nice to read a daddy little book that showed that the little can help his daddy as much as the daddy helps him. Kenneth’s narration was perfect. He puts so much emotion into the stories it just adds a new dimension to an already great book.

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  • just relax
  • 01-05-22

Not my cup of tea !

Not into age play, maybe for some but not me ! I’ll pass on recommendation ! Sorry

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  • autumn
  • 26-02-22

love it

got me into a mind set i hadn't been in in a long time. Made me want to explore and experience new things

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  • Sam R
  • 29-10-21

Utterly Perfect

I didn't want my time with this book to end. The story is wonderful and a nice slow burn with great plot and development. Its realistic, warm, cute and sexy. I need another 30 books in my life like this one.

The narration performance is wonderful as well. Read slowly enough to feel like you are savoring it and really understanding what's going on but not too slow where it's annoying.

This is exactly the kind of BDSM and Age Play representation we need. Even the M/M stuff is well written and shows that there's more than just one way to have sexy times.

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  • AngelKay
  • 28-10-21

really good.

this was a great book. I think it was very realistic with how the characters and situations were written. things went slow compared to most books in this genre and it was finally a ROMANCE book, not just an erotica that threw all the adult-fun-time kinks in as much as possible. it was well written and enjoyable. hell, even the kink written was made out to be more of what it really is and less of the demonization people think of.

my only negative comment is likely linked to my auditory sensitivity, and that is sometimes "Micah's" voice was really grating. otherwise it was narrated beautifully as well.

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  • James8Ball
  • 18-01-21

Wonderfull view on an incredible lifestyle

This Misunderstood, misrepresented lifestyle has become so spiked with hate from those not in it. To have this wonderful heart wrenching, on edge, beautiful perception of it is the greatest perspective that can be brought to it.
Very well done and suspenseful in the right ways and times.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-07-20

Wonderful

I really enjoyed listening to this book. I look forward to listening to many others in the future from these authors.

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  • Katy Beth
  • 10-05-20

Accepting Yourself

Micah stumbles into a whole new world. Carter has suffered tragedy and is now ready for love again. Micah has been hiding who he is on the inside. But with Carter he is able to explore and find acceptance.