It's time to learn the truth about what happened that day in The Cellar.
Taryn and Thanos are the formidable Ambassadors of House Orion. Taryn was born into power, bred from birth to lead the people of Greece along with his sister Theresa. Thanos was never a part of his mothers' plan. The son of a fisherman was not a suitable match for the son of Greece as far as their mothers' were concerned, but Taryn usually gets his way.
The Cellar is the story of how these two men met and fell in love, and what lengths Taryn went to, to ensure he kept his man. This novella also contains a more detailed accounting of what happened the night Raven and Tanis went for a walk on the beach, and the adult version of Mistletoe and Mayhem that was initially released as a free short through Goodreads.
The Cellar is much like the deleted scenes from your favorite movie. I've taken several scenes that were either cut short or removed from the book Appearances, and elaborated on them to create the short, sexy, and steamy novella.
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If you’ve been a fan of the series, this gives us more background into the night that Taryn and Thanos broke all the rules and become lovers.
It’s told in bits and bursts- mixing present day with past recollections.
Greg Boudreaux’s narration is perfect! He’s so very easy to listen to and does a wonderful job with the myriad accents in the story.
I think anyone who hadn’t read the previous stories might be a bit lost, but for fans of the series this a must! It’s great learning about how these two strong characters bucked the system and we get peeks at the other characters as well.
4.5 of 5 stars
The Cellar is a wonderful look at those scenes that don't appear in Appearances, yet still enrich the Opposites series as a whole...and of course make fans of the series like me REALLY happy by giving us just a bit more of the characters we love.
I love how Taryn fights for what-or rather WHO-he wants, and the story of how he and Thanos meet and come together is sweet, moving, and of course steamy hot! When it comes to Raven and Tanis, I can never get enough of the two of them so this sizzling, sexy glimpse of them really helps stave off those withdrawals of missing the two of them together once I'd read Opposites and Appearances. Don't even get me started on Aiyan and Kaden...those two have been naughty from the start, and this quick look at them in the mistletoe scene is no different (thank goodness!) ;-)
As for the narration of this tasty novella, Greg Boudreaux does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life. I love the accents, and he gives every character a unique, consistent voice throughout the story. The pacing is perfect, and I could listen to this over and over...and probably will be doing so pretty soon! And as for the intimate scenes? Refer back to that "bringing characters to life" part...oh yes.
5 stars for The Cellar, both for the story and the excellent audio narration! Recommended for M/M readers 18+ (for adult language and explicit M/M sexual content), especially if you are a fan of sci-fi/dystopian stories. This is book #2.5 in the series, and while I suppose it could stand alone, I would strongly recommend reading/listening to the series in order for the best understanding and to lower the amount of spoilers.
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The Cellar is a short collection of deleted scenes and scenes that help us understand the Opposites better. This is book 2.5 and best read in order. This is one of my favorite books because I loved Taryn and Thanos. I loved getting how they met and defied Taryn's mother to get to marry. I Also liked getting more scenes about Raven and Tanis. The Adult version of Mistletoe and Mayhem is also so much fun. Aiyan and Kaden's sexual escapes bring the house down and makes me want to go furniture shopping . There is a good mix of happy, sad and humor in the story to make this a great story to add to your collection.
Greg Boudreaux is a fabulous narrator. He can bring characters to life and make the heat even hotter with his breathlessness or gasping etc when needed. he not only reads but acts out with his voice the scenes to make them more enticing.
If you like post apocalypse stories or futuristic, some lighthearted but super-hot mansex,and hot romance you will love this.
*I received a copy for an honest review*
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