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Making Rules

Davey's Rules, Book 6
Narrated by: Michael Dean
Series: Davey's Rules, Book 6
Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Summary

Davey’s Rule Number 53: Daddy shouldn’t be afraid to let his boy top.

Before Davey came to work at Daddy’s Lap and began that crazy list of rules, his future bestie, Sammy, was already living happily ever after with his own Daddy-dom. From the moment they met over a gas pump to the day they were legally able to wed, leather Daddy Raphael Robustelli adored his linebacker-sized boy. This is their love story, as seen through a series of six short vignettes. Witness the moment they met, see the first time Davey came to the club, and so much more. This is a short 20k volume, filled with emotion and backstory for the entire series.

Note: This is not a full-length book and does not contain a new couple. This can be listened to as a stand-alone but will be most enjoyed by those who have read the series.

This is the sixth book in a series about not-so-perfect Daddies, adorable “boys”, and one sassy brat with an insane list of rules. Grab your fan and tissues because this series comes with both a high heat advisory and all the squishy feels you’d want from a Susan Hawke book.

©2020 Susan Hawke (P)2020 Susan Hawke

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Wonderful but bittersweet.

If you’ve read the other books in the series you know how this relationship ends. These snippets of Raphael and Sammy were so touching and funny too. We also see Sammy and Davey meeting for the first time. As always with these books Michael Dean does a magnificent job even when you know this book is so bittersweet. I can’t wait for the last book (but I also don’t want it)in the series.

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Brilliant

This is a brilliant bittersweet story of Sammy and Raphael. Showing how they get together. Brilliant narrator.

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Fab addition to the series

This novella is fantastic, it provides glimpses into the relationship between Raphael and Sammy. They are so sweet as a couple and I was glad to get these insights into their life together. Michael Dean’s narration is tender and really captures the love shared between these two.

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Sweet short listen in the Davey’s Rules series.

So if you’ve been following the series you know about Sammy and his Daddy Rafael. In these short scenes we get a glimpse into their life and boy are they bittersweet scenes. Their meeting and beginning their life together had me smiling, but at the same time I knew what was coming and trust me - you need to prepare for tears. We also see Sammy and Davey meeting for the first time which gives another glimpse of happiness. A lovely bittersweet tale of love that is narrated well by Michael Dean and will leave you wanting more.

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Grab Your Tissues, Michael Dean is Incredible

Oh what an incredibly beautiful and tender story! Susan Hawke pulls out all the stops and doesn’t spare our hearts with Making Rules. Honestly this is a must for fans of this series, and I’m continuing to recommend enjoying this series in order.

Sammy and Raphael’s story, from beginning to end, told in a series of six vignettes we see how they met, their first date, introducing Jeffrey and Davey and all the other supporting characters. Thank goodness Making Rules ends where it does, because I was crying so hard I don’t think I could have handled what we all know happens next.

Michael Dean infuses so much emotion into these characters, and it’s impossible to miss how this powerful story affects him. Mr. Dean delivers an incredible performance and the audio version is the way to go for this one!

an audiobook copy of Making Rules: Davey’s Rules Book 6 was provided to me for the purpose of my honest review

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Perfect addition to the series

This is a novella that all fans of the series will love and enjoy.
We get to enjoy six glimpses into the romance of Raf and Sammy and though it's short and sweet, it just pulls on your emotions in all the best ways.
Michael really brings the characters to life and even with it just being these short moments in time, you can feel the connection and emotions has deepened between the characters.
It's wonderfully written by Susan Hawke and perfectly narrated by Michael Dean. A must for all of those who enjoy the Davey's Rules series.

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Sammy and Raphael

This short sweet book covers about a decade of life covering the major events of Sammy and Raphael. Beautifully written and Michael's narration was perfect. Love Davey's rules

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Making Rules (Davey's Rules Book6)by Susan Hawke. I absolutely loved the glimpses of Sammy's and Raphael story. This book gave me all the feels.
Looking forward to the next book.
The Narrator Michael Dean did a fantastic job bringing these characters and story to life.

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Sweet and tender

So wonderful hearing Sammy and Raphael’s story. Short and perfect glimpses into their relationship.
Loved Michael Dean’s narration, so many emotions handled expertly.

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  • Susan R
  • 28-03-20

Tissues and Rum needed

I absolutely love this book. To see how Raf and Davey meet was priceless and even though we knew what happened it did not help with the amount of tears that feel out of my eyes when Michael read it all to me. My poor husband did not know what tk do with me ❤️

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  • zoe pappa
  • 28-03-20

so so good!

I don't know how to feel. I loved the book, I loved it very very much but it broke my heart and made me cry. It was great reading about how Rafael and Sammy met. I loved getting a glimpse of their life together and getting to know Sammy better. The last chapter made me cry like a baby. It was a brilliant book and the narrator was perfect.

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  • Susie Umphers
  • 28-03-20

Get the tissues ready

This is a wonderful book to read after you have read the other books in the series. It is like the deleted scenes and commentary on a DVD where you get to find out more details about how Sammy and Raphael met and how their relationship developed in little vignettes. This was clearly a relationship of love at first sight and if you are into stories of big, protective alphas this is definitely one to read. Knowing where the story is going, however, makes the last part a tearjerker. It was difficult to read in the Kindle ebook version, but hearing it in Michael Dean's voice was a whole new kind of heartbreaking. That brings me to the narration, which as always with a Michael Dean effort is five star perfect. He captures Raphael's swagger along with his deep love for Sammy perfectly as well as Sammy's initial naivete about the lifestyle. This writer and narrator are a match made in heaven.

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  • AG
  • 27-03-20

Nice look at their life

I liked seeing the little snippets from Sammy and Rafael's life together. I unfortunately listened to this after I had read the last book so it just wasn't as satisfying. I never really got how close Sammy and Davey were because, to me, in the other books it made it seem like they didn't become such good friends until after Rafael's death.

The narration wasn't bad but there was something with his voice that just didn't work for me.

I received a copy of this book and am giving an honest review.

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  • MITexas
  • 25-03-20

Incredible Story Between a Daddy and his Boy

I love the love story between Sammy and Raphael. The total unwavering trust that Sammy is The One makes you want a Daddy like Raphael all to your own. I love that Sammy is not a tiny twink and that he is 100% open to trying out the Daddy-boy relationship. I know how their story ends which makes it even harder to not want the very best for them during these chapters. Fantastic narration as usual. Can’t wait to hear about Sammy and Davey’s story in the next book.

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  • MLKito
  • 25-03-20

Beautiful love story and narration

5 out of 5 stars Beautiful love story

Getting Raphael and Sammy’s backstory was amazing! How they met! Wow. That was something. Their love story was beautiful. I know how it was to end but now I’ll better understand the next book now. The narration by Michael Dean was done so wonderfully. I had tears streaming down my face during the last chapter. So emotional,
Love this series!

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  • Kathryn M
  • 23-03-20

Emotional

Making Rules is the sixth book in the Davey's Rules series by Susan Hawke. We get a few glimpses into the lovestory of Raphael and Sammy. It had sweetness and heat and humor and I had so many emotions reading it... definitely needed tissues.

Michael Dean does a phenomenal job withvoicework here as narrator. The feelings and personalities came out in the recording and definitely had me feeling the story even deeper.

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  • Bookobessed
  • 23-03-20

Sweet and sad

Seeing the glimpse into Sammy and Raf's life was sweet with a hint of sadness. Knowing how their story ends then listening to their last conversation brought tears but was so beautiful. You will laugh as well as cry but so beautiful.

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  • Lissa K
  • 22-03-20

Loved this story!

I have read this entire series and it was so great to finally get Sammy and Raphael's back story. They were always adorable and knowing how they got together made me love them even more.

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  • Rachel R.
  • 22-03-20

Great!

Loved it! Another great add to the series and fantastic Narration by Michael Dean. This is the perfect short read about Sammy and Raphael to fill in some pieces of their lives before we see where Sammy is now with Davey. Dean gives each of these characters the perfect tone and personality to make them come to life. From start to finish this is a quick listen and worth it!