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  • The Nerd and the Prince

  • By: B.G. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Seb Yarrick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Small-town business owner Jason Brewster has big dreams: world travel, adventure, and, most of all, a passionate romance worthy of a fairy tale. But he doesn’t believe fantasies can come true until Adam moves in next door. He’s handsome, cultured, European, and, best of all, interested in Jason. It’s like something out of the stories Jason loves. But Adam - whose real name is Amadeo Montefalcone - has a secret. He's royalty, prince of the small country of Monterosia. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sweet Fairytale

  • By Karentwilson on 01-12-19

A Sweet Fairytale

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

I loved this book. It is the sweetest fairytale with the happiest ending. I will definitely read more of B. G. Thomas’ books and desperately hope more come to audiobooks. This m/m romance had a slow sizzling burn that left to some hot intimacy and gave me my happy ever after. I had not heard Seb Yarrick’s voice, will be seeking out more of his books in just a moment. I love adult fairytales and just can’t seem to get enough.

  • 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 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

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

Loved this little book

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

Great book with very likable quirky characters. I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed the narrator. It was a quickie, only 2 hours and 16 minutes in length. I found myself wishing for a little more.

  • Save of the Game

  • Scoring Chances, Book 2
  • By: Avon Gale
  • Narrated by: Scott R. Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

After last season's heartbreaking loss to his hockey team's archrival, Jacksonville Sea Storm goalie Riley Hunter is ready to let go of the past and focus on a winning season. His new roommate, Ethan Kennedy, is a loud New Yorker with a passion for social justice that matches his role as the team's enforcer. The quieter Riley is attracted to Ethan and has no idea what to do about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott R. Smith delivers great audio!

  • By Belen on 10-14-16

Gotta love a hockey player

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

This is a great book about hockey and boys and falling in love. It is a friends to lovers coming out story. I have never watched a hockey game and all I know about the sport I learned from male/male hockey romance. Two very different young men who are casual work friends are thrown together and fall for each other. Riley Hunter is a straight laced goalie with an affluent background and Ethan Kennedy is a rowdy Irish boy from New York. Ethan needs a place to stay and Riley wants the company. Riley has these feelings that he might be bi and Ethan has never given it a thought. Events unfold starting with a kiss. The boys fool around and fall in love. Hijinks ensue, they play some hockey and fall in love. Scott R Smith narrated this book and did a wonderful job. I will definitely seek out more of his work.

  • See Me

  • Lightning Tales, Volume 3
  • By: K.C. Wells
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

Adrienne is one of the top drag acts in Orlando. She's fierce, funny, and exuberant. A face from the past gives her a shock, and after that there's only one thing on her mind - revenge. Marty Cavanaugh has a particular kink. He loves it when a drag queen goes down on him. But that's as far as it goes. He won't admit to himself what's under that tight fitting dress. And then he meets Adrienne and his whole world goes into a tailspin...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet, sexy, and sassy story. Great narration too!

  • By DPiazzi on 07-06-17

Attitude in spike heels and a dress

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

I loved this book. It is a rare glimpse into the world of drag queens behind the false eye lashes and sequins. It is also a glimmer of hope and getting even for the nerdy, gay and oddball kids who struggled in high school. It is a fun romp as well as a bit heat breaking. Adrienne/Adrian is a small, geeky and artistic kid in high school who grows up to become a gorgeous drag queen. One of his teenage tormentors, Marty Cavanaugh, shiws up at the supper club where Adrienne works. Marty has a kink involving drag queens and pursues Adrienne not knowing she is the Adrian he knew, and carried a torch for, in high school. They realize who they are and what they have always meant to each other and both of their lives are changed forever.

  • Riven

  • By: Roan Parrish
  • Narrated by: Chris Chambers, Iggy Toma
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Theo Decker might be the lead singer of Riven, but he hates being a rock star. The paparazzi, the endless tours, being recognized everywhere he goes - it all makes him squirm. The only thing he doesn't hate is the music. Feeling an audience's energy as they lose themselves in Riven's music is a rush unlike anything else...until he meets Caleb Blake Whitman. Caleb is rough and damaged, yet his fingers on his guitar are pure poetry. And his hands on Theo? They're all he can think about. But Caleb's no groupie - and one night with him won't be enough.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional; Raw

  • By Listening is Reading on 12-03-18

A rockin good listen

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

MM rocker romance is a favorite genre for me and this is one of the best I have listened to this year. Roan Parish wrote an incredible story. Chris Chambers and Iggy Toma brought the perfect. They do an excellent job with every book, but this one exceeded my expectations.

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  • The Denim Dom

  • By: Tymber Dalton
  • Narrated by: Heather Butler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Shayla Pierce dumped her lying ex and moved to Florida to start a job at a magazine. An assignment to write about BDSM leads her to discover a new world and make a slew of new friends, including the sinfully sexy Tony Daniels. She's just not sure she can ever trust again.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Had potential but........

  • By Taniya on 01-03-16

The genius that is Thmber Dalton

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

Over time I have moved away from mf romance firmly into mostly mm. Tymber Dalton is the exception. I will read and or listen to everything she writes. This is a bdsm themed book and she has excellent command of the genre. She writes a blend of mf and mmf erotica and I love it. If you enjoy these genre seek out and enjoy Tymber Dalton.

  • Adam's Song

  • 8 Million Hearts, Book 1
  • By: Spencer Spears
  • Narrated by: Michael Fell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

They say it’s a bad idea to fall for your best friend. But since when do I say no to bad ideas? It’s not like I wanted to fall in love with Ben. But I didn’t really have a choice. Not only is he hot, he’s sweet, funny, and insanely talented. We’d both been struggling musicians for years, but even after Ben got signed by a major label, he still wanted to be friends with a nobody like me. Honestly, if he didn’t want me falling for him, he should have been less goddamn perfect. Well, except for the part where he’s straight. Did I forget to mention that?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Adam's swan song

  • By Anonymous User on 12-23-18

New writer but old friend narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

Loved this book. I had listened to Michael Fell many times but Spencer Spears was new to me. I am a fan. If you like friends to lovers and coming out stories with excellent narration this is a great book for you.

  • Shattered Pieces

  • Heathens Ink, Book 4
  • By: K.M. Neuhold
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Years ago, I fell in love with my best friend's little brother. Then, he took his own life, leaving me shattered and unable to piece my heart back together. I've been a zombie for nine long years. Until a crazy, gorgeous man walked into Heathens Ink and injected color back into my world of gray. No matter how hard I try to resist Beck, he just won't give up on me. I would need steel willpower to withstand his gorgeous long legs in those high heels and his drawer full of lacy lingerie. But is this just a kinky hook up, or does it have the possibility for more?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars

  • By TINA~BOOKALICIOUSBABES on 03-24-18

Gage is My “One” in this Series

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

Gage is my “one” in this series. I loved his character with every appearance in the Hunter’s Ink series. All the characters move through all the books effortlessly. Gage is a broken, lonely, tender man. He lost the love of his life at such a young age in such a tragic way that while he survived it physically, he did not survive it in any other way. His life simply stopped when Johnny died. His friends have stayed by his side and loved him as much as he would allow. But, he held so much of himself back not believing he deserved happiness and they could not reach him. When his roommate, Johnny’s straight brother, Adam finds love, with a man Gage’s journey begins. He is angry that Adam hid the fact that he might be gay. He is angry that Adam did not tell him about Nox. He stumbled up on that little secret and it hurt. He was angry when he met a man who started to splintered the wall he built around his heart and his life when Johnny died. Enter Beck, a butterfly, a dancer in high heels and pink gauze who has suffered a profound loss of his own, his sister, Brianna. She was his other half, his twin, and the guiding voice still showing him the way. These are to men with similar stories of loss and grief and pain. Beck is in many ways the stronger of the two and Brianna is in part the reason why. She never let him settle even, no especially, after her death. Beck sees Gage as a bird with a broken wing and sets about to mend that wing knowing that he will have to set him free when he is healed. Johnny speaks to Gage throughout the story giving him the hope and strength to let go and fall in love. There were parts of this story that made me ugly cry, full on sobbing. It touched some of the losses in my past in a sweet and gentle way, we all have them. Loss is universal to the human spirit, the lesson here for me. The sex in this book is just as hot as I the rest of the books in this series, ain’t that why we’re here? The life lessons are more subtle, the love, the, loss, the pain, the joy that love can bring. Seeing the “colors” return to Gage’s life was like watching a curtain being lifted on a darkened stage and having the spotlights come up, magic. So, yes Gage is my one in this series and now just writing this review brings a tear to my eye, and I do love a good cry. Kenneth Obi, voice actor, does a great job with this story. Each character is given a distinct voice whether Johnny from the grave or Beck urging Gage to let go and live. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series to come out on audiobook, my drug of choice.

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  • From Ashes

  • Heathens Ink, Book 3
  • By: K.M. Neuhold
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

It started with an anonymous post by someone who didn't want to live anymore. I read it over and over again, unable to get it out of my mind. What if my brother Johnny had posted something like this before he'd taken his own life? Would someone have been able to save him? I've been living a lie for 16 long years, and I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to keep it up. And when a beautiful, broken man walks into my tattoo shop asking for a second chance at life, I know I'll never be able to turn him away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm in love!!

  • By armywifewith2 on 04-06-18

A Wonderful Series Continues

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

So, this is another great book in this great series. Adam and Nox are one of my favorite romance couples. Their attraction and their fates were intertwined before they ever met face to face. So many similar interests, experiences and heartbreaks seem to lure them to each other. Adam wants to save every stray that he can find to ease his guilt and heal the loss of his brother, Johnny who drifts through this series as a benevolent ghost shaping and changing lives. Nox is as broken as a stray can be having made it through a horrible past but not really living. They spark each other in a new and special way each saving the other. This is another book where K. M. Neuhold deals with difficult issues such as domestic abuse, suicide and drug addiction and the social and political climate that fosters them in America today. The kind of introspection it takes to change your life in a major way is never easy. When you finally find it in your life it opens you up to every possibility waiting for you. That and some great sex... I would be lying if I let you think I read m/m romance for it’s sociological importance. I don’t, it’s the love, the sex and the ever after I am looking for. In this series I get them all. Each story intertwines the characters and relationships and builds on them, they are stepping stones and each gets better. We get to see how our “families of choice” rather than our families of birth move into the forefront in our adult lives. I rejoice in the role my family of choice has played throughout my life and it is celebrated throughout the Hunter’s Ink series. I had not listened to this voice actor, Kenneth Obi, and was sad at first the Cooper North did not finish the series. Cooper North would be a hard act for anyone to follow, but Kenneth Obi did and he did it well. I am planning to listen to as much of his work as I can find.

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  • Rescue Me

  • Heathens Ink, Book 1
  • By: K.M. Neuhold
  • Narrated by: Cooper North
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

I never thought a night out could change everything. All I wanted was to dance, drink, maybe take a cute guy home for a night of fun. I met the guy, but the night ended as a nightmare. Screams and blood and tragedy haunt my dreams. I'm alive and I owe it all to the gorgeous marine who refused to leave me for dead. But how can I start a new relationship when I'm not even sure who I am anymore?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 😴😴😴😐😴😴. OMG...I had to stop

  • By Shi on 02-16-18

A New to Me Author Who Feels Like an Old Friend.

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

I stumbled on to the Heathens Ink series by accident as I do with many of my favorites. I believe it was a post on Facebook in the audiobook forum, Aural Fixation. Male/male has quickly become my favorite genre in it’s many manifestations. I don’t think I had read a m/m tattoo series that I can recall. The first book, Rescue Me, touched my heart in so many ways, gay male friends I have lost over the years from varied causes. The pain when the Pulse nightclub shootings happened though I did not know any of those men. My sister and her longtime life partner who I love more than my own life. This book brings all these painful, beautiful, broken and hopeful things home to my heart. There was a hate after the last presidential election that set so many events in motion, the Pulse shootings among them. It is these types of books that celebrate love in all it’s many forms that have given me hope in a time when I could shut down in despair. Enough about my politics and feelings as to why these books matter, on to the sexy, hot, inked guys and why I really love them. The men of Heathens Ink are devastatingly hot. They are also as zany as an adventure of Lucy and Ethel with their antics. The sex is amazing, oh, to be a fly on that wall. The character development of these men who are wounded, vulnerable, strong and devoted to one another are the icing on my hea cake. Now a word on the narration by Cooper North, perfection. Yes it is that simple and that good. He gives the men much more depth in his interpretation of who they are and how the love than many, most, narrators would. One of the things about the booming m/m genre in romance listening that I love is getting to “know” the voice actors. There are so many wonderful men at work in this field and I plan to discover them all, one hot sweaty love scene at a time.

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