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Unbreakable Bonds Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)
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Summary

Lucas Vallois is always in control. He’s building an empire in the glittering city of Cincinnati and created his own family from his three close friends. The self-made millionaire has everything he wants within his tight grasp. But his world starts to crumble after he’s jumped by a trio of thugs late one night after leaving a club. The warning is clear - give up his new property venture or end up dead. 

Caving to the demands of his friends, Lucas accepts the help of bodyguard Andrei Hadeon as he hunts for the source of this new threat. But as Lucas gets closer to uncovering the danger, he realizes the sexy Romanian bodyguard poses an even bigger risk to his carefully constructed world. Trapped by a need he never expected, Lucas must find a way to deny the shiver of longing he cannot control. 

His brother. His warrior. His heart. Four friends. Unbreakable bonds.

©2015 Drake and Elliott Publishing LLC (P)2019 Drake and Elliott Publishing LLC

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Good start to the series

I really enjoyed listening to this story, however I felt that at times the relationship between Lucas and Andrei was drawn out a bit to much. But the narration and the who is out to get Lucas kept me intrigued to the end.

I loved the relationship between the four men!!! The narration was good and as I said kept me going through the book and the characters voices were good and recognisable.

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Love this series 💜🧡💛💚💙

Still not quite sure about Kenneth Obi as a narrator. There were errors, the post production was fairly sloppy as his voice tended to be quite different when new pieces of narration were inserted into the original, but I really did like his Andrei voice although Lucas sounded as though he had a stick up his backside most of the time. Will need to listen to the audio for the other stories in the series when they come out...and come on, it's no hardship to listen to one of my fave series 😍. 4 stars from me.

***Book Review dated October 2015***

4.5 stars from me. This one started off really slowly, and I did wonder whether I would get into it, but thank goodness, things picked up and I soon got wrapped up in the strong relationship between the 4 steadfast friends...Lucas, Ash, Rowe and Ian. When sexy and ostensibly straight bodyguard Andrei appeared on the scene, Lucas' world lit up whether he admitted it or not 😁.

There were quite a few typos, and the story would definitely have benefited from a beta reader/editor, and if you read the story carefully, one character stands out as being a little suspect cos he makes an appearance and then disappears, so you may have your bad guy there 😉.

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Worth the wait!

I was hoping that the Unbreakable Bonds Series would eventually come to audiobook when I learned that Ward Security was published on Audiobook last year, and it was so worth the wait!
The connection between friends, Lucas, Ashton (Snow), Rowe and Ian is a complex one but loyal one.
This story concentrates on Lucas, who due to some business dealings is in need of a bodyguard, enter Andrei. I loved the relationship between Lucas and Andrei and the sexual tension between them was HOT!
As I have read all the other books in this series I can honestly say they will be definitely on my auto buy on day of release.

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  • Annika
  • 08-04-19

Give me more!

I'm late to this party I know... This book, or rather this series, has been on my TBR for a long time. But I never did manage to get to it. When I saw that the authors were starting to make their books into audios as well (well Kenneth Obi, deserves the credit for making the audio - but you know what I mean) I hoped that this series would also join that route. So, one day in late March I did a happy dance - or more of a jiggle since I don't dance - when I spotted this book on Audible. It seems that some wishes do come true.

Anyway… Lucas is a man with a lot of drive and plans. At least as far as business goes. He knows what he wants and where he’s going and nothing is going to stand in his way. But his latest procurement comes with a lot more danger than anticipated, so giving into his friends he reluctantly agrees to a bodyguard. Only he didn’t count on the attraction he’d feel towards Andrei and the temptation the Romanian man brings might just make his carefully constructed walls come crumbling down.

I quite enjoyed listening to this book. It was a great combination of a hot romance and thrilling suspense sprinkled with some great friendships, or rather – family. There were quite a few side characters to keep track of during this ride but I didn’t mind that, it added to this world and plot. It made me want to find out more, know their stories as well as Lucas and Andrei’s.

I would advise you though, don’t go into this book expecting a credible plot. At times it’s quite fantastic and utterly unbelievable. Many times I found myself questioning the actions of the characters, the incompetence of it all, wondering how they could still be alive. However, if you have your mind set to “entertainment” and don’t question anything, you might just have a great time.

Kenneth Obi captured me with his narration, the feelings he added to the different situations and characters really made the experience so much better. I also enjoyed that he had different voices for the various characters, it made it easier to follow who was speaking and keep track of them all. There’s only one things I wished to change; no mumbling. It made it hard to hear at times. Some characters mumbled more than others – and not as part of the book or plot, but purely on Obi’s part.

This was a good start to a new series, and I eagerly wait for the next instalment to be produced.

A copy of this book was generously provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review for Love Bytes.

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  • DD
  • 05-05-19

wonderful

I forgotten how much I liked this book. Having it read to me while I was driving was a wonderful way to relax and shut my mind off after work. I smiled and laughed and was sad throughout the whole book. This is a wonderful audiobook. thank you.

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  • Stephanie VO
  • 14-05-19

Amazing start to a series!!

This is such an amazing start to a series! I just absolutely love Lucas and Andrei together. I feel like they are perfect for each other. Kenneth Obi just brings these characters and story to life. I just couldn't stop listening. I just love how he portrays each of the characters and adding just a little bit more to really get me into the story.

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  • Raelene Smith
  • 14-05-19

bringing it to life!!

I love this book and Kenneth Obi does a great job bringing it to life!

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  • Voska
  • 12-05-19

Love it!

I love this entire series but I think Lucas is probably my favorite character out of all of them so I was so excited to hear him come to life! I was not disappointed in the least. I’ve already relistened to it twice and I’m sure I will again. I love that this series isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. These men have darkness in their lives and real struggles to overcome. They are beautifully flawed and I love that about them.

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  • melissa
  • 12-05-19

Liked it just fine

I am not a Kenneth Obi fan, I usually just skip over his audiobooks, because For some reason his voice just irritates me. But, this book sounded interesting and I thought to give it one last try. I was much less irritated this time as he used a lower tone and much richer deep voices, which at one stage actually gave me goosebumps. So please stick to this type of narrating, it is very sexy. The story was great, just a little long at times, with some boring bla bla bla. But its quickly over and with the interesting secondary characters the story held my attention.

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  • nolmstym
  • 11-05-19

Awesome Series

Love this book and series. Lucas has built a family of friends and doesn't let anyone else close. These guys are all amazing and would do anything for each other. When Lucas is facing threats his friends insist on a body guard, and he meets Andre. I love Andre he is an amazing character.

Kenneth Obi did an amazing job on the narration. His voice is always so smooth and his tempo is spot on. (I hate when a narrator talks too fast). He does great with the character voices. I can't wait till he gets the rest of the series on Audio.

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  • T. Walters
  • 25-04-19

Oh the adventures begin

I really love all of these guys. Getting to know them all even just a little insight into their personalities and the close bond that they have with each other was so much fun. Andrei and Lucas are an adorable couple. The way that they meet and get to know more be another is really interesting to see. On paper they wouldn’t seem to be a match but the more they are together the more the chemistry and fun take over. Getting all of the guys together is an exercise in madness and patience. They are all fun and loving but also extremely protective of one another. The narrator did an amazing job with all of the details and the characters. This story came alive and all of the guys were amazing. I can’t wait for more of these amazing men and their connection with one another.

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  • Rachel Richardson
  • 19-04-19

Awesome

Great start to the series. Kenneth Obi is amazing yet again and bring one of my favorite books to life. The tone and flow are perfect and fit with these characters. Clear and easy to understand and each character had their own personality. Lucas is guarded and has so many walls his friends think no one could ever get past them. He was hot, sweet and deep. I loved him from the first scene. Andrei has gone through a lot and has come out the other side a better person who thinks he knows exactly who he is....until he meets Lucas, and finds passion in a unlikely place. This book has twist and turns, action and touching moments, amazing side characters you will love like Snow, Rowe and Ian.

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  • VHB
  • 18-04-19

Good .

Very good audible
great narration and well written story.
ok characters .
it held my attention.