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Karen Braund

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  • No Fear

  • No Shame Series, Book 3
  • By: Nora Phoenix
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48
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    5 out of 5 stars 48
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    5 out of 5 stars 48

Aaron is drowning. After coming out as gay, he lost his parents’ approval, his job, and his sense of identity. He feels like a freak who doesn’t fit in anywhere. His last hope was his brother, Josh, but Josh can’t seem to forgive him for how Aaron treated him when they were teens. All Aaron wants is for someone to accept him, guide him, because he doesn’t have a clue. When sexy jiujitsu teacher Blake takes him in and starts mentoring him, Aaron has hope for the first time, even though he can’t understand what Blake sees in him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ALL THE ANGST!!!

  • By LoAnn on 07-06-19

This series was really good.

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Reviewed: 02-19-19

I was excited for Blake to meet Aaron. They are exactly what each other needs. The passion amongst their whole group is great and Kenneth’s voices for each character were perfect.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Karen Braund on 02-06-19

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-19

CJ’s story broke my heart. So many good people are born into horrible families and if it wasn’t for Pops CJ probably would have ended up like all the other Davis’s, behind bars.
Noah could see what a decent person CJ was despite being a Davis and gave CJ the tools, encouragement and love he needed to break the cycle.
Beautiful story.

  • No Limits

  • No Shame Series, Book 2
  • By: Nora Phoenix
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 57

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

For the Love of Josh

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-19

It seemed like Josh was going to be pushed aside as Noah discovered his love for Indy, but along came Connor and things became a whole lot hotter. Indy had way too much going on in his past and it was inevitable that it was going to cause some grief. But once he learned that he could trust the people around him and was able to secure his safety, at least for a while, the four of them were able to move forward to settle down.
I love the narration with all the different accents. It brings the story to life. I’m off to start on the next one straight away.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable

  • By Karen Braund on 01-15-19

Very Enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Indy is a pretty complex character and he’s been hiding from people who would make sure he suffered once they found him. Once he meets Josh and then Noah he slowly lets down his guard to become himself again.

The story was a little slow to start off but it grew on me the more I listened. There’s plenty of hot and steamy going on in this story, which I loved and with both Josh and Noah being so damaged and in need of each other it was hard to see how it was all going to turn out in the end.

I’m looking forward to the next book in the series to see where it goes.

  • Master by Choice

  • A Puppy Play Romance (The Accidental Master, Book 2)
  • By: M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 68
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    5 out of 5 stars 67
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    5 out of 5 stars 66

Jackson found his boys by accident, but taking the steps to understand what they need has been a deliberate decision. Only weeks into getting to know his pups, Jackson can already picture a future with Sawyer and Cooper. He just needs to show them that no matter what the obstacle, he’s their master by choice and nothing will change that.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Building a family from love

  • By B.McGrath on 11-11-18

My Favourite Pups

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Reviewed: 12-27-18

Master by Choice is the continuation of Accidental Master and what happened after that lightbulb moment Jackson had when he first got their email that kept pushing him to find out more. None of it scared him, even though it was all so new. Jackson thought his sweet pups were beautiful. So different but honest, sincere and strong as well. Cooper is the excitable pup who charges right in and Sawyer is the more reserved one.

I’ve especially enjoyed this book as we saw Cooper, Sawyer and Jackson sort out how to get what they each need out of this new relationship and then how they would step out into the world together. I want more and more of these three adorable boys. So much love between them it’s hard to leave them behind.

  • The Accidental Master: A Puppy Play Romance

  • The Accidental Master Series, Book 1
  • By: M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

One accident has turned Jackson’s life completely upside down. When Jackson’s sister inadvertently posts an ad for a puppy play book instead of his dog training business, his inbox explodes with the most interesting emails he’s ever seen. In a sea of kink that he’s never even considered, one sweet letter stands out. It’s polite and earnest, and something about the two men’s words touches him in a way he never expected...but they’re not just looking for a lover...they’re looking for a master. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wasn’t sure about this...

  • By Nice 0320 on 01-28-19

Cutest Puppies Ever

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Reviewed: 12-08-18

I just love Cooper and Sawyer, they are so cute the way they care for and love each other. Cooper is always the bouncy puppy and Sawyer holds it all in, a bit more of a lap dog. Kenneth Obi makes Jackson’s deep, calm voice seem like he’s got everything under control, which is exactly what these two pups were looking for. This may not have been what Jackson set out to find with his ad, but he has found a beautiful connection with Cooper and Sawyer. Looking forward to the next book.

  • Bryce: A M/M/M BDSM Romance

  • Bound & Controlled Series, Book 4
  • By: Shaw Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

He'd watched them for so long it probably counted as stalking. Bryce was confident when it came to work and his family, but hesitant when it involved relationships. He'd found subs that he pulled to him and Doms that could make his knees weak for a scene or two, but no one that tugged at his heart or who could understand what it was like to be both a Dom and a sub - until he'd seen Troy and Oliver. They'd watched him for so long they decided to keep him. Bryce hovered around them like a moth drawn to a flame. He circled and watched but never came closer, never approached them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Anonymous User on 07-09-19

Bryce

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Reviewed: 06-10-18

I loved all five books in this series and Bryce was every bit as fun as the others. The last of four brothers to find his happiness and with not one but two beautiful men. Troy and Oliver were just perfect for him.

  • Flawed Perfection

  • By: M.A. Innes
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Nathan wasn't sure why people were so obsessed with dating and sex. Sure it probably felt good, but he just couldn't figure out what all the fuss was about. It might have helped if he knew what he was looking for. But with so many labels and options, he just wasn't sure. It seemed so easy to everyone else, but to him, it felt like something was missing. Gabriel thought Nathan was absolutely perfect. Sweet, funny, sexy, and completely confused about what he desired; but absolutely perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Jennie on 10-16-17

Flawed Perfection

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nathan is so cute when he talks to himself and doesn't realise he's spoken out loud, without a filter. His continuous dialogue with himself lets us see just how conflicting his thoughts really are.

Which character – as performed by Kenneth Obi – was your favorite?

Gabriel is a Dom who shows an enormous amount of patience as he and Nathan work out how they fit together. They start out as roommates but over time they start to acknowledge that they have become far more.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book. Nathan is cute, Gabriel is strong but gentle and they eased their way into the puppy play beautifully. Review by K Braund