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Brawn: New Species, Book 5

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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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    Cheri 03-05-16
    Cheri 03-05-16 Member Since 2012

    I'm a Romance Junkie! Love Whispersycn Deals! Tips I use: Sort reviews Most Recent; play with narration speed, some narrators sound better.

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    "Another Great Story In New Species!"

    I really love this series, it full of steamy sex, romance, and lots of suspense that will have your heart racing.

    Brawn and Becca really have to work together when they are captured and locked in a cage. Brawn who's been a captive before is familiar with situation and is very angry but he helps Becca coupe as she has never been subject to this kind of treatment. Their capture brings them closer together but when the are freed, Becca's father ensures Brawn stays away from Beccca that is until a big secrete is reveal that will change both their lives.

    Each story has intense heart pounding suspense and steamy sex with lots of attractions between the main characters.

    I loved Brawn, he is another one of my favorite characters!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    KGLP host/producer & traveling therapist. 08-30-15 Member Since 2015

    Traveling therapist listening to AUDIBLE books while driving to far areas. Also host/produce radio show on KGLP 91.7 on staying positive!!

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    "Awesome Conflict/fight scenes Premise same"

    Still like this series due to great conflict/fight scenes. But still there is NEVER any mention of any other race other than the new species males & the pale human female with long hair (anglo) . No mention of a reporter, cop, waitress, healthcare worker or any other background character of different race just to throw in some inclusion for those non white reader/listeners. So far each book is about a male species falling for a human female (always anglo with pale skin & long hair age around 30 ish) STILL the stories grip & the conflict is great. In 2015 I'm surprised that there is no inclusion of other ethnics/races in stories but good writing is still good writing.. Will continue to follow series and spend my money for them. Four stars was for great story without ANY diverse characters weaved in the story. I wish that the author would consider making a MINOR character with dark skin. In America everyone runs into someone with DARK skin in their day to day activity. Unless you live isolated & not in touch with the global world.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    BluBumbleB 10-09-13
    BluBumbleB 10-09-13 Member Since 2017

    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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    Pam Audio-Fanatic 01-11-17

    Audiobook Addict, yep that is me. There is a group of us! Check us out on FB. >:-)

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    "4.5 Brawn Stars"


    Being as this is a reread I already knew I would enjoy the book. But I was surprised at how much I liked Brawn. I never gave his character a second thought from the other books.

    Tim O’bearto I did though, I thought dang that guy needs to get laid. Hahaha so when you find out its his daughter who Brawn falls for you know it’s going to be a damn fine book to say the least.

    I love Becca’s spunk, and how she doesn't back down. I love that she also feels so much but there is one thing I am not a fan of from her and that is how much she protested. I get why and all but it was a little annoying. But thank goodness for Brawn he showed her the way. Hahhahaha

    Again I am a fan of the narrator! Vanessa does a freaking fantastic job with these characters…love, love, love.

    *You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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    layla schiller park, IL, United States 09-24-16
    layla schiller park, IL, United States 09-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Brawn can be skipped"

    Brawn and his female were idiots. Actually everyone was irritating in this book. Skip this because it's a waste of time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynnz 05-04-16
    Lynnz 05-04-16

    I am addicted to audiobooks. It makes my 1 hour (each way) commute go by without me becoming an agressive driver. lol

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    "Great Read"

    As usual Laurann does a fabulous job of keeping you interested in this book number 5 of her New Species series. She does such a good job of developing her characters, you feel like you are right there with them. It is getting hard to say enough good things about Laurann's New Species series because each one is just as good as the last, if not better because she brings in new, creative stories with each book. Love her writing and her creativity as well as her descriptions of each person, place and thing. Especially love how she hooks me on the next book by giving a preview of the first chapter of the next book. Has me hooked from the beginning. Love her work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 09-09-15
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 09-09-15 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Ugh, we kind of heard this one before"

    Book 5 in the New Species, and yes I'm still liking the books. This one was a bit repetitive though. Okay, new rule! No female is allowed to be taken by Mercile Industries, OR, one of the hate groups....pretty please?

    Love the series, go ahead and start it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MiiSarah Missouri 02-25-14
    MiiSarah Missouri 02-25-14

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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


    1 of 1 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 2015

    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!

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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 10-12-13
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 10-12-13

    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"
    Any additional comments?

    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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    PORTH, United Kingdom
    10/28/13
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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
  • margaret riggens
    2/18/16
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    "Fab...."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    You hear about the characters in previous books and you want to know what happens to them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Brawn?

    When he knows it is his mate on top of the van and his reaction to that fact,most nervous couple of minutes reading I've had in a good while.FAB!!!!


    What about Vanessa Chambers’s performance did you like?

    She portrays the characters well,you really feel as if you are right there in the book with them.


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

    I felt for Tandi when Brawn came out of the coma and totally rejected her,felt the hurt she must have been going through.Then the total frustration Brawn was going through when nobody would believe he had no memory of what he had said to Tandi.


    Any additional comments?

    GREAT READ,IN A LIST OF GREAT BOOKS!!!!!

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