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Summary

Gay werewolves in Victorian London? Why yes, yes there are.

Biffy, newly minted Alpha of the London Pack, is not having a good Christmas. His Beta abandoned him, his werewolves object to his curtain choices, and someone keeps leaving babies on his doorstep.

Professor Randolph Lyall returns home to London after 20 years abroad, afraid of what he might find. With his pack in chaos and his Alpha in crisis, it will take all his Beta efficiency to set everything to rights. Perhaps, in the process, he may even determine how to mend his own heart.

New York Times best-selling author Gail Carriger presents a charming love story set in her popular steampunk Parasolverse. Featuring the long-awaited reunion between everyone's favorite quietly capable Beta and the werewolf Alpha dandy who let him slip away.

This sweet romance is full of unexpected babysitting, holiday decorations, and no small amount of pining. Look for surprise appearances from popular side characters and the occasional strategic application of italics.

The Supernatural Society novellas stand alone and may be read in any order. But if you're a stickler, this story chronologically follows Imprudence, and ties specifically to events in Timeless. 

Delicate Sensibilities?

Contains men who love other men and have waited decades to do so.

©2017 Gail Carriger LLC (P)2017 Gail Carriger LLC

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wonderful

Easy and interesting. Loved it and it gives a lot of good insight in to the world!

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A fabulous story, beautifully told

While I read the book of this story previously, listening to the audiobook was an excellent experience. Peter Newman is a fabulous narrator, bringing the story to life and really differentiating between characters. Whilst it's not suitable for everyone due to same sex relationships, I'd definitely recommend it to any fans of the Parasolverse who can accept that in a story, especially as it's so nice to see Biffy get settled as Alpha and Prof. Lyle potentially find love.

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Names are pronounced so differently!

A shame the narrator didn't check how names and titles were pronounced in the many previous books. It was irritating and detracted from the story for me.

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Wouldn’t change a thing

I have loved every single thing this author has written & wouldn’t change a thing... sm always left jonesing for the next release... love love love everything & the narration is sublime!

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Such a good choice of reader again

Having already read and loved this novella it is always a worry that the reader of it's audio form will not match that voice you have in your head. However again Ms Carriger has done us proud, Peter Newman is an excellent choice providing clarity and so successfully giving voice to these characters and their emotional depth.
As ever Ms Carriger gives a story full of humour, clever wordplay and her trademark silliness but there is also a delightful sweetness and a real emotional get to this long awaited story of the reunion of two beloved characters.

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  • Janet
  • 08-04-18

Babies Ever After starting early?

A wonderful continuation for Biffy, Llyle, and the whole pack. It's traditional to give a couple Babies Ever After, but this time fate seems to be jumping the gun by handing the couple babies before they're even back together!

The premise of both lovers assuming the other has moved on and doesn't care as deeply, never simply *asking* each other how they actually feel, is a bit over-used, but it's well-executed and adorable to watch. The rest of the pack is fleshed out a bit more, although the story is too short to really do them justice so I hope we'll be seeing more of them. Fleshing out some new clavigers would be nice, too, now that Biffy has proven himself.

The story has a feel of "happily ever after," yet I'm eager to see what comes next, even if we only see the pack peripherally in others' stories. Will Robin be a main character in the next generation? ;-)

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  • Athene
  • 30-09-18

Adorable

Lovely and cute, this story gives more insight into the London pack as a whole, and on Biffy and Lyall in particular. A reader can make or break an audio book, and Peter Newman was wonderful.

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  • P. Manna
  • 07-09-18

Each new installment is a Joy

Please Gail keep writing I have every book and short and enjoy each again and again

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  • P. Schirmer
  • 20-08-18

Wonderful interplay

Probably the first audiobook that I really could not put down. The interplay of the known characters was nice to see and the witty writing had me laughing on several occasions.

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  • MariaCrafts
  • 16-08-18

Wonderful

Ms. Carriger delivers a wonderful story as always. The only disappointment is that it ended.

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  • J. Peterson
  • 06-08-18

More please!

I thoroughly enjoy all of Gail Carriger's stories no matter the length. The universe that's been created is one that is easy to pick up and leaves you wanting more. Speaking of more hopefully a story following Lord Akeldama will soon be coming.

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  • Maddy
  • 18-07-18

so gods damn delightful!

I absolutely adored this side story. it was very highly anticipated!!! I was so happy to be able to read about Lyle and Biffy's romance FINALLY being rekindled...but my gods, they are so clueless!

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  • Luna Ant
  • 02-07-18

Tying loose ends

Im so incredibly happy to read this and ecstatic these two got their happy ending!!!!!!! A sweet but simple conclusion that I enjoyed immensely ❤❤❤❤❤

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  • mack
  • 29-06-18

I keep enjoying Gail's books

I am 6'2 230lbs, the older I get the more I look like a lumberjack, and I am probably a one or zero on the Kinsey scale. That being said I can't help but keep listening to all of Gail's books and enjoying them. Maybe it's the steampunk supernatural mixed with the Victorian ideology I don't know. All I know is now I have to start listening to her finishing school series

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  • Lauren Orear
  • 17-06-18

Another delightful addition

I loved this! Finished it in one sitting. I absolutely had to read this immediately after finishing Timless, I couldn't handle the way it left me hanging about their relationship. The romance is handled tastefully as expected from Mrs. Carriger. I absolutely love all of her books and if you haven't read all of them you should. I do prefer the reader from the parasol protectorate series though.