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The Mating Game

The Omega Auction, Book 3
Narrated by: Alexander Collins
Series: The Omega Auction, Book 3
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
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Five percent of royalties received from the sale of The Mating Game are donated to The Trevor Project; the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Kenny

In this place, the Omega Auction House, I was nothing but a commodity. A far cry from when I had just turned 18 and after intense vetting and negotiations, my father had proudly announced that he'd placed me with the Whiskey River pack. No one could dispute that it had been a good placement, as I'd spent the next four years being spoiled and cosseted by my Alpha. Four years of sharing his life, whimpering under his touch, and raising the pups that we had created together only to find myself here. Pregnant and alone, abandoned by the Alpha who'd sworn to make me his own.

Drey

Hell and damnation! My opportunity to make a good first impression on my new Omega and damned if my grand entrance hadn't gone unnoticed. Both Omegas present were intently focused on the dragon in the room. Not only that, but the bastard had a firm grip on the neck of the sweet little redhead I had just purchased. I wasn't one to cling to the old adage that wolves and dragons had to be enemies, but seriously. Damn dragon.

One unwanted Omega plus one eager Alpha, it should be simple, right? When Kenny's former Alpha attempts to re-stake his claim, the complications mount with Kenny the grand prize in The Mating Game.

©2016 Kian Rhodes (P)2017 Nom de Plume Publications, LLC

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  • AmazonReviewer
  • 17-05-20

Terrible narration

The voice was so jarring and unpleasant. It sounded like how I imagine a troll sounds -so ridiculously baritone that it grated - that I couldn’t even get past the title page.

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  • david
  • 11-05-20

Loving the Series

Very much recommend this series. Finding it very enjoyable. Can't wait to listen to the rest.

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  • Karlene Anderson
  • 12-01-20

Transphobia

the only trans character that has a name and dialogue in the story is a villain. Not to mention the very transphobic dialogue between other characters in the book. its a real shame that the writer is so ignorant to the T in LGBTQIA. Stonewall, which was the start of tge movement was started in part by two trans women of color. i just hope that the author takes a hard look at themselves. please get better and be better!

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  • Virago
  • 12-12-19

The Auction Is A Mess!

The stories and packs continue to intertwine within this series.

The omega auction is a hot mess and I can't understand why it hasn't been shut down, but the we'd have no shifter drama! In this we have Kenny who had spent the last four years being adored and spoiled by his alpha. They have several children and another on the way when suddenly Kenny's alpha arranges for him to be sent to the auction, pregnancy be damned.

Of course this wasn't actually the case. There was backstabbing, betrayals, lies and a bitter jealous contracted bond mate behind it all. It takes some convincing from Collin, his alpha, to convince Kenny that he is loved and wanted. But if he does return home, it will leave Drey, the alpha who purchased him at auction, without an omega. Fortunately for the couple, Drey ships it.

There is so much going on in these stories, I applaud the author for keeping it all straight, weaving it between all the different story lines, and not losing the actual story. I have been listening to these audio novellas on my commute to/from work and on breaks and I have been enjoying them. Looking forward to the next twist in the story.

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  • KrystalD
  • 26-11-19

Love This Series!!!!!!!!!!!

I already love this series, but this book added to my adoration of the characters. Though the performance was lacking, the story had me hook. I cant wait for the next book.

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  • 808CatLover
  • 08-10-19

You kinda need to read this.

Although the story is awful in regards to the main characters the side characters bring a lot to the story and we get insight into other parts of their lives which is nice. Also Drey the main character of the next book is amazing and I can't get enough of him so it was great to see him in a different light. Really you can skip over Kenny and Colin's parts and get though the book with a lot more enjoyment.

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  • M. F. Hampton
  • 04-03-19

A bit overloaded

A good attempt, but overburdened with plot lines. It wasn't always clear who was where and who was doing what. I listened to the section with the dragon alpha at least three times to get who was doing what on that one. This would probably be easier to follow in print.

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  • Katy Beth
  • 28-02-19

Caring for Others

It was hard to see the caring that Drey has. He is such a stand up guy and I think puts up with a bit much of being pushed to the side. I wondered how gullible Kenny is but I decided it was more fear for his unborn child that caused him to give in to the pressure to leave. Lots of new stuff is added. Time line from previous books was a bit off but I've decided to just enough each book for itself. I can't wait to see what is next especially for Drey.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-11-18

Enjoying this series, narrator not so much

As I said before, the narrator is okay but I really don't like the lilting voice. It helped when I followed along with the book.
If you like m/m shifter books then start this series. I am enjoying reading them!
Kenny believes that his Alpha wanted to get rid of him. He was told that if he didn't go to the auction house then the pup he was carrying would be killed.
Dray bought Kenny at the auction because he felt that the pregnant Omega needed to be helped. When he finds out that Kenny's previous Alpha was searching for him, he knew that there had to be something else going on.
Dray is an attorney so he ends up helping Rafe, Colby, Clint, Trevor and Colt with the Omegas that they saves in the previous book.
I can't wait to feel be out the dragon shifter's story.

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  • holly
  • 04-10-18

good story but

highly enjoyable book. The narrator was good he had a nice voice and can tell the difference between the characters Easily. The only problem was the time line. either they had access to a time machine or they should of come from different Auctions.
trevor was Supposed to be 2 months pregnant but there at the same auction together. And Kenny came home with his new alpha and he called Ralph immediately. But besides that it was a great story and I'm looking forward to the next one.