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Bonds of Denial: Wicked Play, Book 5 | [Lynda Aicher]

Bonds of Denial: Wicked Play, Book 5

It's been 20 years since Rockford Fielding's father punished him for kissing another boy. Rock continues to deny his true desires, even while working security at The Den, the most decadent sex club in town. But after a year of watching gorgeous Carter Montgomery come and go on the arms of other men, Rock can no longer resist the cravings he's denied for so long. One charmingly awkward date turns into two and soon the men are meeting off the clock. But with Rock in the closet and Carter unsure how to pursue a real relationship, how can they build a future both in and out of the bedroom?
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Publisher's Summary

Book five of Wicked Play

It's been 20 years since Rockford Fielding's father punished him for kissing another boy. Now a grown man with a military career behind him, Rock continues to deny his true desires, even while working security at The Den, the most decadent sex club in town. But after a year of watching gorgeous Carter Montgomery come and go on the arms of other men, Rock can no longer resist the cravings he's denied for so long.

Carter has just four months left on his contract with an escort agency, and he doesn't know whether to feel relieved or afraid. Being an escort is all he knows. Adding to his confusion is the way his latest client, the sexy but stoic Rock, makes him feel things he hasn't wanted in years.

One charmingly awkward date turns into two and soon the men are meeting off the clock. But with Rock in the closet and Carter unsure how to pursue a real relationship, how can they build a future both in and out of the bedroom?

©2014 Lynda Aicher (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Tino 04-16-15
    Tino 04-16-15
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    "WOW!"

    I waited a long to buy this book. I've listened to all the others in this series. I'm sorry I waited so long.
    I really didn't think I'd like a gqy man's novel, but boy was I wrong. The story is so well written. Dealing with all the struggle of society's views and coming out and how will your patents take it. The romance is hot!
    I'm glad the author chose a male narrator for this story. He did a good job. I wished for a little more difference in the characters though. And, quite frankly, he sucked at the female voices, but there aren't that many in this book so it wasn't to hard to over look.
    Great love story of learning who you are and what you want and how to trust.

    Try it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DK 02-18-14
    DK 02-18-14 Member Since 2013

    No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!

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    "A Bit Disappointing After The Others In The Series"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No and yes - I bought it, knowing by the description - that it is not a genre that interests me. Yes, as I am a fan of the series and Lynda Aicher and it was good to 'catch up' with characters from past books in the Wicked Series.


    What aspect of Decklan McKenna’s performance would you have changed?

    He did a good job - but as with a lot of male narrators - the female characters sound like effeminate males.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    I'm not a reader of gay erotica but gave it a read because of the series/author.

    It's been 20 years since Rockford Fielding's father punished him for kissing another boy. Now a grown man with a military career behind him, Rock continues to deny his true desires, even while working security at The Den, the most decadent sex club in town. But after a year of watching gorgeous Carter Montgomery come and go on the arms of other men, Rock can no longer resist the cravings he's denied for so long.

    Carter has just four months left on his contract with an escort agency, and he doesn't know whether to feel relieved or afraid. Being an escort is all he knows. Adding to his confusion is the way his latest client, the sexy but stoic Rock, makes him feel things he hasn't wanted in years.

    One charmingly awkward date turns into two and soon the men are meeting off the clock. But with Rock in the closet and Carter unsure how to pursue a real relationship, how can they build a future both in and out of the bedroom?


    Any additional comments?

    Credit worthy? Yes, if you are invested in the series. I would not have purchased it as a stand alone book.

    NOTE: Strong language and descriptions of sex.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine 02-13-14
    Elaine 02-13-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Good narrator but average story"

    McKenna's voice is rich and compelling but, unfortunately, the story gets boring after a promising start. The scenes between Rock and Carter are repetitive and as a listener, I was stuck with that. At least with an ebook or hard copy, I can skip those parts easily. Not possible with an Audible audio because I don't even get chapters and it's a pain to get to where I want, or return to my last spot.

    There are heaps of better rent-boy/hooker stories out there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    carmen 02-08-14
    carmen 02-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Wickedly Great!!! (M/M) Romance for Lovers."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The reviews don't give this book justice. It works as a stand alone or In the series. Granted it's not about BDSM. Just a love story of two strong handsome men finding their way to love. This is the most honest male on male book I have read that focused on just them and that's kind of great.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters a retired military man who works at the Den and drools over a sought after escort and trying to face his demons, the twist is who is actually helping who? They both need each other and become stronger together. I wished this book was longer I hope their is a part two or a back history on the escorts perspective.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to list. The love scenes were hot however just them coming together for the first embrace was enough. The author doesn't rush their feelings it grows on you.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened twice back to back because I was so drawn in that I started searching for other male on male romances. Lynda your fabulous and keep writing this series. It's definetjy not a repeat of the same novel over and over again.


    Any additional comments?

    The best coming out of the closet military book ever.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A. Ottley New York 05-20-15
    A. Ottley New York 05-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "WOW!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bonds of Denial the most enjoyable?

    The narrator of this book made this book very intriguing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bonds of Denial?

    The most memorable moment in this book was when Rock came out to his family and was shocked by his father's response.


    What about Decklan McKenna’s performance did you like?

    I loved his tone!


    If you could rename Bonds of Denial, what would you call it?

    I'm coming...OUT!


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    Natalia Arecibo, Puerto Rico 05-18-15
    Natalia Arecibo, Puerto Rico 05-18-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Book! Spectacular narrator!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bonds of Denial the most enjoyable?

    The characters are very well written. You have here a book with a very big taboo. And is written in a way that there is no presumption. The sexual scene were extremely well written.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bonds of Denial?

    When both characters finally connect.


    Which character – as performed by Decklan McKenna – was your favorite?

    Rock!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me feel in love.
    Both characters are so great. Declan's narration is deep and smooth.


    Any additional comments?

    Dying to hear the next installment of this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    VB 08-11-14
    VB 08-11-14 Member Since 2015

    Love listening to great stories matched well to the right narrators.

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    "This story was ok, not one of my favor ."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    What is it with the narrators ? This one just read on... Did not make it interesting, he did not make this good book pop.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Decklan McKenna’s performances?

    NO!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    May be.


    Any additional comments?

    Can some one matched the narrators better with the books?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nick 02-13-14
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    "Good Story, Great Read"
    What made the experience of listening to Bonds of Denial the most enjoyable?

    Bonds of Denial is a good story, but it moves very, VERY slowly. There are extended passages where I was ready for the next thing to happen. I don't think it's best described as an erotica title, it's a slow-burn romance that focuses much more on the conflict than the sexual relationship.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lynda Aicher? Why or why not?

    I would read another title by this author, if it's another M/M romance.


    Which character – as performed by Decklan McKenna – was your favorite?

    Decklan McKenna's performance elevates the material, and makes the slower passages easier to take. This was a really great read. The two main characters had very distinct personalities and voices- sometimes I can get lost in a book about two men because I can't tell who's talking when. That wasn't a problem here.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The section where one of the characters returns home to face his family was really quite moving and sad. Certainly not the experience I expected from this title.


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    Twitterpated 02-08-14

    Phoenix, AZ, USA

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    "Heartfelt M/M Story"

    I have listened to the previous four Wicked Play books and have found all of them, including this one, to be good stories about people coming to terms with their sexuality. Of course, one's sexuality encompasses a lot issues in a person's life, and that's what makes each book interesting. Otherwise this series would fall into the trap of same stuff/different day like so many other series do.

    The story of Rock (deeply closeted) and Carter (male escort who considers himself to be a whore) is told in a very realistic straight-forward way. It's believable and well paced. The characters were well developed; I felt great empathy for them and was glad they got their HEA.

    My only complaint about this entire series so far is the narration. Emily Caudwell narrated the first four books, and her performance got increasingly awkward with each book. Decklan McKenna narrated this book, and sad to say, he was no improvement. His reading was very amateur; character voices were all over the map; didn't seem to connect with what he was reading at all.

    If there are anymore audiobooks coming in this series, I hope they get a good narrator (Sebastian York and/or Grace Grant come to mind immediately).

    Despite than the narrator, Bonds of Denial was worth the credit for me.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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