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Brawn: New Species, Book 5 | [Laurann Dohner]

Brawn: New Species, Book 5

One look at Brawn, and Becca is wondering how he’d look without his clothes. He’s also instantly attracted to her, but has sworn never to touch a human female. They just aren’t sturdy enough for the type of rough sex Brawn enjoys most. When he learns he’ll be living under the same roof with Becca, Brawn simply sees it as a chance to broaden his knowledge of humans. Hopefully he can do so while keeping his hands off her.… His good intentions go astray when they’re both kidnapped and locked together in a cage.
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Audible Editor Reviews

In the New Species series a pharmaceutical company has genetically mixed beast DNA and man DNA with sexy results. In Brawn, the fifth book of the series, one of the muscular creations is sent to live with Becca. Her father, the leader of the human task force rescuing and working with the New Species, forbids her from interacting with him. Things heat up, though, when Brawn and Becca are kidnapped by a lab looking to breed more of Brawn’s kind. With sultry and impassioned voice Vanessa Chambers performs this mix of science fiction, action, and sensual romance that will perk the animal instincts of any warm-blooded listener.

Publisher's Summary

Book 5 in the New Species series.

One look at Brawn, and Becca is wondering how he’d look without his clothes. He’s also instantly attracted to her, but has sworn never to touch a human female. They just aren’t sturdy enough for the type of rough sex Brawn enjoys most. When he learns he’ll be living under the same roof with Becca, Brawn simply sees it as a chance to broaden his knowledge of humans. Hopefully he can do so while keeping his hands off her.…

His good intentions go astray when they’re both kidnapped and locked together in a cage. Brawn finds himself reliving a nightmare when he’s once again subjected to breeding experiments at the hands of New Species’ enemies - who will use Becca to get what they want. Brawn and Becca will have to depend on each other if they hope to survive.

Listener Advisory: While each New Species book is a standalone, the greatest enjoyment will come from reading them in series order.

©2011 Laurann Dohner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    BluBumbleB 10-09-13
    BluBumbleB 10-09-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "Still Loving New Species!"

    My love for New Species continues to grow. I enjoyed Brawn all the way through until about the last two hours of the book. The story started off funny, with immediate intensity and suspense, I was in love, and then as everything was starting to come together things got really redundant and frustrating! It was like these two lovebirds couldn't get beyond their own stupidity and angst. Thankfully, by the last half hour of the book Brawn and Becca finally got their acts together and I was madly in love all over again!

    This series has great narration, hot alpha men, and I like how the author has found interesting circumstances for the characters to find themselves in on their journey toward true love and an understanding of their new existence. These are not standalone books and I highly recommend starting from the beginning with fabulous Fury!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 10-12-13
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 10-12-13 Member Since 2009

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "Brawn & Becca's story - Another winner for Dohner"
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    Brawns and Becca's love story is just as hot and intriguing as all the other books in this wonderful series and was once again narrated perfectly by the wonderful Vanessa Chambers....

    Brawn finds himself experiencing a return to his former nightmare existence when he’s once again subjected to breeding experiments by a former Mercile scientist and her henchmen. Brawn has a choice: let Becca help him achieve orgasm and collect his sperm in a cup or be hooked up to a cold and impersonal collection machine. He'll do anything to keep them from throwing Becca in with the other male captives held with them, Species who've been tortured beyond their limits, both medically and physically, their sanity now in question. One way or another, their captors will use Becca to get what they want. Brawn knows he must protect her any way he can.

    Becca realizes she and Brawn must work together if they're to survive their captivity. For her, that's no hardship. She's been attracted to the sexy Species, with his beautiful blue cat eyes, since the moment he first arrived at her house to move into her spare bedroom. But as sexually appealing as he is, it's his tender care of her during their captivity that ultimately steals her heart. Once rescue comes however, she doesn't count on Brawn turning his back on her. It takes a consequence of their captivity to bring them back together, but will the misunderstandings Becca's interfering father fostered to tear them apart be too much for their fragile relationship to endure.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-03-13
    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-03-13 Member Since 2006

    I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)

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    "Very good continuation of the series :D"

    4 stars

    This was a very good story. I liked both Becca and Brawn and enjoyed their story. I'm really liking this series and am planning to continue with it.

    Becca is the daughter of Tim, the leader of the human task force that works with the NSO (the New Species Organization). She's a widow and lives alone in a house that she inherited from her grandfather, which happens to be on the same land as her Father's house. When Tim has a NS male coming to stay with him as a new member of the team, Tim tries to give him Becca's house (telling her to move in with him) but Becca's not about to be chased out of her house or let her Father order her around. As a result, she stays in her house but lets the NS male, Brawn, stay in her guest bedroom.

    Brawn is a member of the NS council and agreed to help out the human task force that's been working on retrieving NS people that are still captives in secret labs and such. When he arrived at the place he's to stay, he finds himself confronted with a small, human female that he's strongly attracted to, regardless of the fact that he never thought he'd want a human female (thinking they're too delicate and soft). He resolves to try to do his job without giving in to temptation.

    Brawn and Becca have issues almost immediately. The first night Brawn spends in Becca's house, they're attacked by a team of men that manage to drug Brawn and take them both captive. They take Becca because they believe she's his girlfriend and want to use her to control him and for some procedures they're doing. While they're held captive, Brawn and Becca both start to have deeper feelings for each other. They become closer and even come together once during their captivity. They both want more with the other and worries that the way they're being held captive might cause problems for them being together later. Unfortunately, they don't get much of a chance to talk things out as every time either Becca or Brawn seems about to say something helpful, they get interrupted. Becca and Brawn end up rescued before they've worked things out between them and an unwarranted intervention ends up keeping them apart after the rescue.

    Becca and Brawn both end up heart-broken and thinking the other doesn't want them. Brawn tries to live his life. Becca goes off to hide in a cabin and get away from everyone due to an unforeseen circumstance that comes from her and Brawn's time together. Despite her reasons for hiding, she ends up at the Reserve (and NSO compound) against her will but for her own safety. Brawn finds out she's there and goes after her but Becca thinks he's only there because he feels guilty and not because he wants her. They end up going through some tough times as she believes he really wants an NS female and Brawn doesn't understand what is wrong and how to convince her to be with him. I guess when you grow up in a lab, relationship skills and understanding women aren't things you learn...poor Brawn. LOL. With a little help from some new friends, Becca does end up convinced of Brawn's feelings and agrees to be with him and they get a sweet HEA.

    This was a very good story. I really liked Brawn and Becca and was so frustrated as they were trying to get past their mis-conceptions and issues, so I was very happy to see them work things out. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. I'd recommend this book. Thumbs up! :D

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 10-19-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 10-19-13 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Women are just annoying in the book"

    Ok... I put this book off for so long... and now I know why I did....

    NS is one great series...however... some of the stories (2 now) are really skip worthy...

    Brawn was great... absolutely loved him...but Becca... Ok...seriously, when she got taken back to Reservation after she called in to Homeland to let them know she was prego... She acted like a total idiot. Brawn literally roared the house down to get to her...then in the middle of smex, when he claims her... she stops! WTF... Then she drug Brawn through the ringer after he said over and over that she was his.

    Let's not even get started on Trisha's nosy butt... I wanted Brawn to smack her...

    I think this one is a skipper. It's not need to following along in the series.. I should have skipped it.

    With all that said... it was decent book. So this one is a "I like it , but I don't" book.

    I would save my credit and pick this up on a sale...

    Great narration!

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Anaheim,CA 12-11-14
    Amazon Customer Anaheim,CA 12-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Favorite Author"
    Would you listen to Brawn again? Why?

    Have already listened to it TWICE!! Love Laurann Dohner.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Brawn too sexy of a species. What woman wouldn't want a species of her own.


    Which character – as performed by Vanessa Chambers – was your favorite?

    Brawn was my favorite character.


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

    Could go on vacation and listen to all the new species series.


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't already, you need to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    barbara Geismar, LA, United States 09-28-14
    barbara Geismar, LA, United States 09-28-14
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    "i love these books"
    Would you listen to Brawn again? Why?

    I dont Listen to them more then once.


    Any additional comments?

    in the book the narrator called brawn fury once so far--first mistake i ever caught-i rewinded to make sure..unless i missed something , but dont think i did lol it was right when the caught them and brought them to the evil doctor and put them in cages-right when brawn was waking up. after he fell off the cot. lol but good book!

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    Amie S MO, United States 05-09-14
    Amie S MO, United States 05-09-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Another great book in the series!"
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    Brawn and Becca's story may be my favorite in this series so far. Brawn struggles to understand Becca and she doesn't make it easy. It is great how things workout in the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Ashdown, AR, United States 04-18-14
    Amazon Customer Ashdown, AR, United States 04-18-14 Member Since 2013

    Lover of all books, especially Romance!

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    "Nice Series, very enjoyable, steamy too!"

    This series is very enjoyable and has a great mix of romance, action, angst and steamy love scenes. We all know animal attraction and all, pun intended. Bahahahaha, this series is different in a great way not your average shifter series. It is interesting and I keep coming back for more and continue until series is done!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 03-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Mmmmm...yummy"
    What did you love best about Brawn?

    I love the part with Becca struggling on her on after being separated from Brawn and needing help, but no willing to accept it. Trying to be vague to avoid spoilers.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked the heroine, Becca. She was strong and independent, but not perfect, perhaps too stubborn, and she gets drunk when she is frustrated, doesn't become a perfect martyr.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She is an excellent narrator...until she attempts anyone's voice. Becca sounds like a valley girl at times, and the guys sounded almost comical.


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

    Yes, because I love the story so much. I can't tell you how many times I have read it prior to this.


    Any additional comments?

    Say what you will about Laurann Dohnner's stories' eerie similarities to a certain other novelist (as in, even some characters have the same names, there is the same backstory, etc.), she is an entertaining writer. She is formulaic like none other! But Brawn is good, as is Slade and Valiant. The others are a little too cookie cutter for me, which is a pet peeve of mine. I can't recommend reading or listening to many of her works, but this one is a favorite and guilty pleasure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MiiSarah Missouri 02-25-14
    MiiSarah Missouri 02-25-14 Member Since 2013

    MiiSarah

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    "Another great one!"
    Have you listened to any of Vanessa Chambers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The narrator is the reason that I have purchased every audio book in this series. The story is good but the narrator Vanessa Chambers makes this book a thousand times better!!! A narrator can totally kill a book and this is an example where the narrator just makes this book AMAZING!!! Great Job


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    PORTH, United Kingdom
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    "species nut"
    If you could sum up Brawn in three words, what would they be?

    Bloody fantastic read


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love the new species tales Brawn my kind of guy love sex misinformation leads to happy ending


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Brawn supplying samples lol


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

    Did awake all night just like when I listened to fury, justice , and cant wait 4 tiger and moon


    Any additional comments?

    If u love the breeds by christine feehnam u will love new species. Come on audible get us the black dagger brotherhood and I'll over the moon

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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