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The Alpha's Manny

MacIntosh Meadows Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Drew Bacca
Series: MacIntosh Meadows, Book 3
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Summary

What’s an omega to do when denied custody of his late sister’s baby? Take the job offered to be his manny!

Dusty Williams has the worst day of his life when he wakes up in a hospital bed after yet another miscarriage, only to receive divorce papers and a call saying that his custody bid has been denied for his newly orphaned five-month-old nephew because his father has been located.

Zeke MacIntosh is a flirty, fun-loving, and happily-single bisexual attorney with zero plans to change the status quo. Commitment? Not this alpha! He never looks back or goes for seconds. Hit it and quit it - that’s his motto. Zeke gets the shock of a lifetime when he’s contacted by social services to let him know that a former one-night stand gave birth to his son...and never told him. 

He can’t be angry with her though, because she passed away unexpectedly and left his son behind. When he goes to meet his baby, he’s also introduced to a down-on-his-luck omega - who’s not only in the market for a job, but is also the baby’s maternal uncle, and a perfect manny candidate. Never one to think before he speaks, Zeke spontaneously hires Dusty and invites him to live in their home. 

The more time that Zeke and Dusty spend together - the more they learn that they simply can’t stand each other. Dusty’s Mr. Perfect ways drive the alpha crazy while Zeke is an uncouth manwhore with no filter who irritates the omega to no end.

Both men stick it out for one very important reason - the sweet baby boy who needs them both. This is a book about making a family and finding joy after loss. Zeke's large, supportive clan is there to give these two a nudge and remind them about what's truly important...family. 

Return to MacIntosh Meadows one final time and spend a little time with the MacIntosh clan. Filled with pushy grannies, multiple pregnancies, cute babies, and kids being kids - this audiobook will hit you in the feels and leave you smiling.   

This is the final book in the MacIntosh Meadows trilogy and is about 54k. This book contains mpreg, adults adulting in fun & sexy ways, and probably a lot more pottymouth language than should be used in a book with kids underfoot. 18+ readers only please. Trigger warning for miscarriage and loss of a sibling. 

©2018 Susi Hawke (P)2018 Susi Hawke

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  • Joanne1988
  • West Yorkshire United Kindom
  • 22-10-18

Amazing!!

Drew Bacca really brought this book to life. I loved the voices he put to the characters. Zeke and Dusty are so sweet together it just made it better that they started out hating each other. Totally worth the 5* review.

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  • AC
  • 12-12-18

Fantastic!

Drew Bacca is such a fantastic narrator for Susie Hawke's books. He does a variety of voices. He is able to bring a life to Hawke'ss wonderful characters. This is my favorite of the series.

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  • Kendra T
  • 30-10-18

Great conclusion to the series

I started out liking the story and having so many feels for the garbage poor Dusty was going though. Then I went through a period of being super annoyed at Zeke, but understanding that I liked him previously so I knew it was short term. Then I liked the book because it was very low angst and sweetness all around. I was glad to see Dusty and Zeke find a happy ever after.

A couple of things I liked:
—The grandmothers and family. They are always awesome, and they continued to be a strong and loving presence.
—Enemies to lovers theme. It was fun to see the snark between the guys in the beginning. And despite coming together, I loved that they still had snark but of a playful nature.

Things I didn’t love:
—I just can’t stand the term alpha hole. I know. It’s a stupid thing to find annoying, but it’s a stupid term IMO. Omegas can be a-holes, too, so alpha’s shouldn’t own the term. Lmao.
—I couldn’t quite keep up with transition from enemies to lovers. They hated each other. They had a hate filed passionate experience. Then they were friendly to each other. Then Dusty is preggers and they seem to get along better, but then BOOM— massage and minimal talk of relationship. Then forever. I felt like they took a lot of their journey to closeness and chemistry off page. I liked what I did read, but I wish I had more of the relationship building. I also wish we saw more on page real
Character shift in Zeke from player to settled.

Overall, I enjoyed this. It was good to see all of the MacIntosh brothers find love. Great audio narration.

I am voluntarily reviewing an ARC provided by LesCourt Author Services.

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  • Celest F.
  • 30-10-18

Daytime TV anyone?

This was a great conclusion to the Macintosh Meadows books. It would truly suck to have the kind of day that Dusty starts the book with and I'm so glad that despite all that went wrong, things finally turn our right for him. I think a surprise baby is just what Zeke needed to finally grow up, no matter that he's the big brother.

I think this is my favorite of the three stories because of all the babies and double pregnancies. Drew did a great job narrating, even though there are so many more people and so much going on. If this series was turned into a movie, I'd watch it.

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  • Georgiana
  • 30-10-18

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Dusty and Zeke go from enemies to lovers. Really who would like someone who doesn’t remember the name of their baby’s mother, who happens to be your Dustys sister, and disrespects her by calling her another name. When she only passed less than a week prior.

Nice or not I still think Zeke is a jerk. He almost doesn’t seem like the same person. Just because he starts to care for Dusty he does a complete 360? It just didn’t work for me. I’m glad Dusty stood his ground and continued to stay sweet but strong.

I like the story, but the passion and connection I usually hear and read from a Susi Hawke story lacked in this.

Its still a good story and worth the listen if you enjoy stories that are sweet with no angst and lots of talk about babies.

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  • ILoveBooksSue
  • 29-10-18

So sweet! So sexy!

So this series is dead sexy and sweet as your favorite pie. Dusty and Zeke take a long bumpy road to get to the good part but it was so good to follow them that you dont notice the time. I adore that Dusty is actually the uncle and the jokes referring to Jerry Springer shocked a laugh out of me in public garnering me some weird looks. Love love this!!

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  • save our wildlife
  • 29-10-18

loved this family

Hearing this made me want to go back and revisit the rest of the series.

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 29-10-18

So entertaining

I really enjoyed this audio book. It was very entertaining and a really great listen.

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 29-10-18

Sweet and hot!

This is book three in the MacIntosh Meadows series and it can be read/listened to as a standalone, which is what I did, but it'd be best if you read the other books first, which I'm going to do ASAP.

Dusty is a down on his luck omega. He recently lost his sister, miscarried his baby, got served divorce papers while still recovering at the hospital and his custody bid for his nephew was rejected because the father was located. To add insult to injury, the father, Zeke MacIntosh rubs Dusty the wrong way from the start, but when Zeke is willing to employ Dusty to take care of Natty, and provide him with a place to stay, well, Dusty has no other choice but to accept.

This was a fun frenemies to lovers book. I wasn't sure what to make of Zeke at first, he was pretty much a jerk with foot in the mouth disease. I couldn't blame Dusty for being annoyed by him. However, Zeke had layers and he got much better as the book advanced. It was nice seeing him grow as a character, as a father and as a man. Now, Dusty was pretty much perfect from the start, although it was refreshing to see he didn't hold grudges for too long. The transition in their relationship was very smooth and natural, it didn't feel forced at all. I loved them together, as a couple and as sort of co-parents to Natty.

I also liked the rest of Zeke's family, his grandmothers, his father and siblings and brothers-in-law, they were too much fun and really added to the story.

The narration was great, too! Drew Bacca did a great job with all the different characters, giving them all a distinctive voice. His tone is very pleasant and while I hadn't read the book beforehand, I think he managed to portray all the emotions that Ms. Hawke conveyed with her words.

Highly recommendable!

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  • Starwarslover
  • 28-10-18

amazing

so amazing.. this series is so much fun.. this writer is superb as always.. and the narrator does an amazing job with the characters. very good and i laughed a lot.

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  • Esther A
  • 27-10-18

Cute & Charming

A great story that I really enjoyed. I felt really bad for Dusty at the beginning of this story and I'm so glad he found Zeke. Zeke and Dusty have a very bumpy beginning but they re great together. I could really feel their chemistry even as they argued back and forth. I'm really glad that they found each other. The narrator was wonderful with the differentiation of the character voices and with the emotions of the story. I'm sad to see this series end! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.