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  • Found in Beaumont

  • Lone Star Brothers Series, Book 1
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Two broken omegas and one hard-edged alpha…three men who are stronger than they think...especially when they trust each other enough to be vulnerable. A pair of omegas who are everything to each other...not only are they best friends, they’re also lovers. In all the years that they’ve been on the streets fighting to survive, they’ve had one end goal: to one day find an alpha strong enough to love both of them equally. Since his return to civilian life, Beaumont has yet to reconnect with society. Instead, he spends his nights running from nightmares and memories of war. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Found in Beaumont

  • By Stacy Thompson on 09-27-18

So Much Fun!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-18

So incredibly cute, and funny, and just everything my crabby, tired heart needed today :)

Truly a ton of fun & I definitely recommend. John Solo was fabulous, as always. He pulled out a few new voices for this one, and they're perfect for the characters.

  • The Last Nights of the Frangipani Hotel

  • The Actor's Circle, Book 2
  • By: Bey Deckard
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

All James wanted was a little solitude at his favorite resort: bright sunshine overhead, soft, white sand underfoot, and a hammock to read in while the warm breeze rustles through the coconut palms and almond trees. However, when an old acquaintance shows up, and James is obliged to share "his" beach, a profound exchange over a bottle of rum leads to a lust-fueled encounter in the dark.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Incredibly Good!

  • By Trio on 11-13-18

So Incredibly Good!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Holy Merde - as f'ing hot as that was to read, Nick J. Russo completely knocked that one out of the park! Seriously one of the dirtiest books I've ever enjoyed made even hotter... now I've got to go back and re-read it. Those characters - the situation - the way Rudie admits all his kinks and then how James rises up to embrace them. The way James comes to grips with his sexuality. Gah, it is incredible. Soooo good.

  • Forged in Trust

  • Bay Area Professionals
  • By: Mickie B. Ashling
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Dr. Ethan Marshall is the young medical student on call the night Tessa Duran murders her husband for abusing her 12-year-old-son, Rino. Ethan stays in the cubicle while the rape kit is performed and is surprised when the boy resorts to prayers instead of tears. Despite compelling evidence, Tessa is sent to jail for life. To avoid placing Rino in foster care, their parish priest agrees to raise him. Ethan is touched by Rino's plight and visits whenever possible, but the connection is broken when the priest and young boy leave the area months later.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hot and sexy stories

  • By Blackwindstar on 01-21-16

Wonderful! John Solo is Perfect

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I definitely enjoyed this one, but I've got to honestly say that it wrapped up right when it was getting good. Rino is dealing with his faith, he and Ethan are just embarking on a Master/slave relationship, maybe a new career for Rino?

Well I admit I skipped #2 and #3 in this series simply because they aren't out on audio but I do plan to go back and actually read them. It was great to see characters from the first book in this series playing a prominent role in Forged in Trust so hopefully the author has plans to continue the series.

John Solo was perfect, as always.

  • No Limits

  • No Shame Series, Book 2
  • By: Nora Phoenix
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Josh is convinced he'll never find someone who'll love him the way he is. He's not exactly a catch with his PTSD and the submissive tendency he recently discovered and is dying to explore. His complicated relationship with Noah and Indy doesn't make it easy, either. When Connor shows interest in him, he can't believe the sexy cop would look at him twice, let alone make an effort to get to know him. When he does, Josh discovers they have more in common than he'd ever thought possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I need the next one!

  • By JD on 07-27-18

Spectacular 2nd Book, Kenneth Obi is Amazing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

No Limits is the second book in Nora Phoenix's No Shame series, and a far as I'm concerned, this one's just about perfect.

I love a continuing story where the main characters stay involved in the plot. New folks come and go, sure, but the relationships between the guys we fell in love with in the first book keep evolving and become more interesting. It's a fantastic way to do a series.

Also, I gotta say, the ratio between romance and plot development is ideal. Watching Josh and Connor discover what works for them was fantastic. The connection they make helps them become a happy couple, as well helping them come into their own as strong and healthy men. They're so passionate together, and Nora Phoenix truly captures all of this in No Limits.

And speaking of capturing the essence of the story, I’ve got to give a huge 5 stars to Kenneth Obi for his spectacular narration. He truly brings these men to life, all their emotions and each character's unique personalities... it’s amazing.

I highly recommend this fantastic series, and if you’re an audiobook fan you're going to really enjoy Kenneth Obi's performance. I understand the audiobook version of the third book in this series, No Fear, is due out any day and I cannot wait!

  • Alpha

  • Tamed & Trained Series, Book 2
  • By: R. Phoenix, M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: JJ Jenness
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Zain was just a dog walker. It was an unconventional job for a werewolf, even a brand new one, but he liked dogs and they liked him. It only seemed to make sense... right up until the point a vampire called him in to take care of his human pup. When his life collided with Liam and Caleb's, none of them were prepared for the directions it could take. Especially Zain. But between the sexy pup and the vampire's creativity, the power struggles pitting dominance against submission - and acceptance - the two might be too intriguing to just walk away from.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love the direction this series in going in

  • By Shannon on 09-17-18

Excellent Sequel to Puppy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-18

I enjoyed the dynamic between Caleb and Liam in Puppy, but boy is the timing right for a little help! Thankfully Zain shows up to get them headed in the right direction.

Caleb is torn, he clearly wants to be a pup (plus it's a heck of a lot better than living in the slums), but he's treated so poorly by Liam that it's still a tough adjustment. Zain helps Caleb embrace the parts of being a pup that he gets off on and gives him hope for the future. Yay, this is all going to work out for him. He's such a sweetie, I'm glad Caleb can get some pleasure in his life.

I'm not as worried for Liam's state of mind, but Zain does shake him up and give him direction on how he needs to treat his pup - plus Zain shows him the side benefits are so worth it.

I loved Zain's reactions throughout the whole story, he's a great character. Entering into this triad is a win/win for Zain, of course, but what he brings to Liam and Caleb is amazing.

Really fun series.

The narrator, JJ Jenness, has a good voice for this series. Each of the characters, plus the narrator, is completely unique.

  • M/M Romance Christmas Boxset

  • By: Isobel Starling
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

This M/M romance bundle contains four seasonal romances from award-winning author Isobel Starling. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't wear panties when you listen this book

  • By Shin Mon Thway on 11-13-18

Great Stories & Furlong is Wonderful!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Four Christmas Stories:
Fred and Ginger is a colorful and creative holiday short. Between Isobel Starling's descriptions of the yummy baked goods (I really want to see those fondant cocks) and the fun, offbeat neighborhood in which the shop is located, I couldn't resist skipping back a few times to listen to Gary Furlong read it again.

I'm always going to give high marks when an author can create so much chemistry between the characters so quickly, and in so few pages. Both men are interesting guys and I'd love to learn more about them... the story of their Grindr hook-up would be amazing, just sayin'.

Fred and Ginger has all the hot, intimate, playful sex I'm learning to expect from Isobel Starling - and there's some pretty creative stuff in this one ;).

As always, any story read to me by Gary Furlong is going to elicit warm and pleasant feelings... I do love the way he says "cock" and "balls", it's almost like he's smirking - because he knows we really do love to hear him say "cock" and "balls". Well it's a win/win for everyone and I can only but hope that he continues to narrate the deliciously naughty stories of Isobel Starling.

The Christmas Bonus
Fun short story about a recently divorced man (who's been doing MF for <i>way</i> too long).

The object of his desire turns out to be a very pleasant surprise at the company holiday party... I enjoyed the connection the two men make, but I would have loved just one more chapter ;)

Daddy Christmas
Nice story about a confident, older guy who finally finds his mate.

Back Where He Belongs
I love a second chance romance, especially at Christmas.

When Keir comes back home after five years away, a chance encounter with his true love shows him what he's been missing. The two men make a change in their power dynamic (not to mention some deliciously hot puppy play) and reinvent their relationship.

I'm really enjoying Isobel Starling's lusciously dirty stories, and this one's lighthearted, fun and creative. It's also available an audiobook narrated by the marvelous Gary Furlong, and with a yummy Northern Scots accent? Yes, please!

an audiobook copy of MM Romance Christmas Boxset was provided at my request by the author for the purpose my my honest review

  • Mr. Darcy's Reverie: A Sensual Pride and Prejudice Variation

  • By: Emma Hawke, A Lady
  • Narrated by: J K Mannion
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

This is a short and steamy Jane Austen fan fiction romantic story about fine eyes, a dirty petticoat, and their effect on a gentleman's ability to reign in his passion. Mr. Darcy reflects upon the bewitching Miss Elizabeth Bennett, his admiration growing ever warmer as he imagines her as his wife. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 11-10-18

Sexy Musings of Mr. Darcy, Narrator is Wonderful

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Emma Hawke's short story Mr. Darcy's Reverie is a creative and sexy journey of Fitzwilliam Darcy's thought process as he muses over his attraction to Elizabeth Bennet.

The story picks up steam as he lauds her charms and realizes what a spitfire she'll be when they're intimate. There's some very romantic and lascivious imagery here, and it fits nicely with the time period. It works well for Mr. Darcy to unravel this way, and I love to think of Elizabeth giving him everything of which he's dreamed...

The narrator, JK Mannion is wonderful. His melodic voice and lovely British accent is perfect for Mr. Darcy. As the story grows more heated, Mannion's voice reflects Darcy's growing arousal. It's easy to see him unraveling as his lust grows while he imagines what a passionate coupling with Elizabeth will be like.

I'll definitely look for audiobooks narrated by Mr. Mannion again - 4 stars for his performance.

'This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review'

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  • Crocus

  • Bonfires Series, Book 2
  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

High school principal “Larx” Larkin was pretty sure he’d hit the jackpot when Deputy Sheriff Aaron George moved in with him, merging their two families as seamlessly as the chaos around them could possibly allow. But when Larx’s pregnant daughter comes home unexpectedly and two of Larx’s students are put in danger, their tentative beginning comes crashing down around their ears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I want more please

  • By Shea on 09-13-18

Wonderful Sequel to Bonfires!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I fell in love with Larx, Aaron, and everyone in their extended family in the must read prequel of Amy Lane’s wonderful Bonfires series. If you did as well, then Crocus is an absolute must-read continuation. If you haven’t, start with Bonfires, because I’m not giving anything away here!

One of the all-time best storytellers, Amy Lane creates a world of gritty, realistic characters. The Larkin and George families face their mistakes and deal with the trials of living in the real world. This is the best kind of angst, and while I can always count on Amy Lane to deliver a happy ending, getting there is what it’s all about.

There are some beautiful messages in Crocus, and the one that really resonates with me is about respecting others’ problems. Everyone has their own issues to deal with, their own crosses to bear. If it’s important to you, and you’re going through it, then it counts just as much as whatever I’m dealing with. This is one directive that always bears repeating.

I can’t think of a series better suited to audio, and the highly talented Nick J. Russo brings these characters to life. Larx and Aaron go through so much in Crocus, between their playful banter, life-changing events, and the delightfully furtive sex scenes, the emotion Mr. Russo imparts truly makes the story for me.

The ending of Crocus leaves no doubt that there’s more to come, and Amy Lane promises at least two more episodes in the Bonfires series. Coming in 2019 is Sunset, which I’m hoping is a happily-ever-after for Larx and Aaron. With Kellan and Isaiah’s story to look forward to after that, I can hardly wait!

  • Sweet Thing

  • Pretty Boy
  • By: Isobel Starling
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

French male model Simeon Duchamp has a lot of explaining to do. Two years after a breakdown, Simeon is off drugs and booze and wants to stay that way. On his road to reclaiming his life and modeling career, Sim first needs to apologize to the man he hurt the most - his ex-best friend and object of his unrequited affection Pieter Bayer. Pieter now has a long-term partner, artist Emily Raven, with whom he shares a baby son. Sim is amazed when Pieter accepts his apology, and invites him into his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration really adds to the story.

  • By DPiazzi on 05-02-18

Spectacular Love Story, Furlong at His Best!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-18

There’s a luscious darkness in the themes of Isobel Starling’s novel Sweet Thing. Unrequited love, depression, and addiction intertwined with passion, forgiveness, and love. The angst is only surpassed by the intense emotions churned up by the main characters as they work on reclaiming their lives. With Gary Furlong’s panty melting narration, Sweet Thing is one hell of a roller coaster ride.

The main reason I feel compelled to write this review is to pay homage to Gary Furlong’s superb narration of Sweet Thing. I’m always captivated by his strong and sensual voice. But when Mr. Furlong speaks Simeon’s lines in French? It’s honestly the sexiest thing I’ve ever heard! Seriously toe curlingly swoonworthy. Even Bastian’s rumbling German accent is sexy as hell. There’s so much emotion in this story and what Gary Furlong’s voice imparts upon these characters is immeasurable. His skillful narration kept me enthralled from beginning to end.

Part of the Pretty Boy series, Sweet Thing is centered around Simeon and his life after rehab. Even though I haven’t read the other books in the series, I had no trouble enjoying this one as a standalone. There’s a prequel, New York’s In Love, which tells the story leading up to Simeon’s breakdown; I can’t wait to get all the dirty details as it’s already downloaded on my Kindle.

Wild and passionate, Simeon is pursued by more demons than anyone should have to bear. Isobel Starling sets the stage for Simeon’s tale with a deliciously steamy opening scene, and everything just snowballs from there.

Self-absorbed, insecure, and sober for the first time in years Simeon leaves rehab to return to his home in Berlin. When his friends accept his apologies and welcome him back, he’s stunned by their generosity of spirit. It’s easy to see the changes come over Simeon as he works toward becoming an emotionally secure, compassionate man.

As sex is one of the few things in which he can indulge, when handsome, sophisticated Bastian catches his eye, Simeon can’t resist. Broken and mourning the loss of his longtime lover, Bastian accepts Simeon’s help as they establish an intimacy neither man has known before. The intense, passionate connection these two make is just what each needs to begin to heal.

Sweet Thing is a fast-paced, sexy, and exciting romance. The tension and the angst are wonderful, and the pivotal climactic scene gave me chills. Isobel Starling has a good bit of fun with this story as well, and I love the skillful way she weaves David Bowie and his music into the plot. Hey, it even got me thinking about dusting off my Diamond Dogs album... I just hope my turntable still works.

  • Evolved

  • By: N.R. Walker
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Lloyd Salter has OCD issues with noise and mess, and he's uncomfortable with human interaction. When his ex claimed the only thing perfect enough to live up to his standards was an android, Lloyd dismissed it. SATinc is the largest manufacturer of androids in Australia, including the Fully Compatible Units known as an A-Class 10. Their latest design is the Synthetic Human Android UNit, otherwise known as SHAUN. Shaun is compatible to Lloyd's every need; the perfect fit on an intellectual and physical basis. But Lloyd soon realizes Shaun's not like other A-Class androids.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely story

  • By Denise on 09-06-18

Wonderful Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Wow, yes that was quite amazing. Reminded me of a few other android/sci-fi stories, like Blade Runner and Jane Davitt's O/s kept popping into my mind (gotta read that one again).

I loved the premise, and the story was perfectly done. The ending is creative and since we're guaranteed a HEA I'm glad N.R. Walker does it the way she does.

I hate to say anything negative in a review, but Joel Leslie's narration totally didn't work for me on this one. It was too halting and it distracted me from the story. The way he portrays the emotion the main characters was lovely, but sometimes it was a bit over the top.

A wonderful novel, beautifully written, and a creative love story - it's a win.

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