As the landlord of The Dragon's Lair and leader of The Black Dragons Motorcycle Club, Axel Carmichael has seen it all and done it all. He's a respected and experienced dom. Nothing shocks him anymore, and nobody catches him off guard.
When Bayden rides up to The Dragon's Lair on a bike worth more than most men earn in a year, and immediately demonstrates that he has far more attitude than sense, it's easy for Axel to write him off as a silly little rich boy who's about to get himself killed.
But, there's more to Bayden than meets the eye. He's no silly little boy, rich or otherwise, and werewolves aren't easy to kill.
©2015 Kim Dare (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
I loved this book. The only thing that it lacks is humor. But it has enough of everything else to make that inconsequential.
I bought this e-book when it was first published and have read it so many times I have actually lost count. When I heard it was going to be produced by Audible I was so excited that I checked the site everyday to see if it was out yet. I was not disappointed in Audible's finished product. I thought the narrator did a fine job with a wonderful story. I have finished listening to it and am trying to stop myself from just starting over and listening to it again (I have a lot of books I haven't listened to yet).
I am a diverse reader, though my heart will forever stay in science fiction.
Sexy, Beautiful, Satisfying
One of Kim Dare's faults in past books is setting up a couple and then leaving the story to your imagination to finish. In this book she finally sets up a couple and lets the story take the time it takes to tell the story of how their relationship came to be and what that means for each of her main characters. And she doesn't skimp on the background characters either!
Yes. I ADORED his voice in the other two books he has performed so far. In this story he had a lot to live up to because I had already read the story and had my own idea of how the characters should sound. Clog got it perfectly!
Yes. Unfortunately it was too long. I listened to it over four days and could barely put it down. I'm on my second go around now.
If you like BDSM and hot men who truly love and care for each other, get this book. Love this book. I promise you will not be disappointed.
I don't give many 5 star reviews for audiobooks. It seems like it the story is great then the narrator won't be. If we have an awesome narrator the story won't be a 5 star effort. For once everything came together. And let me tell you, with Axel's Pup already being one of my favorite books I was really worried about this. Happily though I get to give both the narrator (who is new to me) and the book 5 stars!
I've re-read this book so many times that when I found out it was available for audio I purchased it right away without even having a credit left. Yes, I don't mind spending my hard earned money for this!
My favorite moments in the book are when Bayden does penance and his big punishment after the second fight with Ford. These are what sealed the deal with me to how much Axel and Bayden belonged together.
The hottest moment is when Axel and Bayden pretend Axel is a wolf as well and Axel actually cuts his pants off. Woo! Hot! Fanning myself!
He got the voices right and the feel of the characters. Bayden is not weak. He might be a sub but he is also a strong character. I loved how the narrator did not make him sound weak or give him a lisp or something like that. Axel's voice was perfect.
There were very small issues. I few times in the beginning he said Alex instead of Axel. I caught that probably because I love Axel so much. When Axel and Bayden's mom speak there is two lines delivered in her voice when it's actually Axel speaking. Easy to miss and did not distrupt the story at all.
I will admit at the very first I was thrown off. I knew the author was from the UK. I knew the book is set over there. Duh, so when I heard the accent it threw me. I actually paused the book to brace myself. I've never owned an audio book not being US accent. I am so glad I went on. It wouldn't have been right to have an US accent with the UK words. I just had to adjust.
I always have a strong reaction to good books. During this listen I even tapped back to listen to some parts a second time because they were so wonderful. This is the kind of book that allows you to really feel what the characters are going through.
I know the author said she is planning a second book. That made my month. While this book is great having more of Bayden and Axel, even the secondary characters is what's needed right now. I would love to see Hale with a wolf! Could you imagine that? OMG!
The world might not be perfect, but being able to escape into a book like this makes it tolerable.
If you are looking for a story with explicit BDSM scene after scene, move along. This is a wonderfully deep story of building trust and overcoming hesitations. Kim Dare did a wonderful job of building the relationship step by step and not missing a thing. I would 100% reccomend even if your tastes shy away from BDSM. Only one possible point could be a trigger, but even that is mollified by the caring and support between the characters.
I squealed in excitement when I saw this book appear on audible and had to have it instantly! It is my all time favourite book, made better by the performance! I loved that it was narrated by an English narrator so the accents matched with the characters.
Chris Clog's version of the characters didn't match up with the voices in my head - Axel sounded rougher and older than I would have placed, and Bayden sounded younger and more high pitched. In saying that, I grew to enjoy Chris' narration so much that by the end of the book, I was completely absorbed and didn't notice the difference at all.
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