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  • His Kind of Love

  • Lonely Hearts, Book 1
  • By: Kate Hawthorne
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Joel Reading was lonely. Nineteen years old, estranged from his family, and seemingly unable to ever get a second date, he'd surrounded himself with the things he loved most: old books and old music. When one date got out of hand before it even began, Joel found himself displaced from a flooded apartment and on the doorstep of a handsome and older stranger more than willing to take Joel in for the night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic and dramatic

  • By Sabbath on 12-07-18

A perfect voice to a fantastic story

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Gabriel has a deep love for Joel. Joel seems to have no luck at all unless it is bad luck lately, from car troubles to a broken phone, getting stood up for a date, almost carjacked. Joel just does not know how much more he can take. Until he meets Gabriel. Gabriel seems to good to be true but Joel has decided to just run with it and see where the relationship can lead.

This was my first ever Kate Hawthorne book and I have to say she absolutely did not disappoint. But now when you add in Kenneth Obi, this book gets elevated to a level like no other. I will absolutely be adding this to my list of audio that I listen to over and over. These two together make a winning combo in my opinion.

  • Flaunt

  • F-Word, Book 1
  • By: E. Davies
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Moving to the suburbs of L.A. was supposed to give Nic Montero a fresh start. After escaping his family, coming out as a gay trans man, and excelling in computer programming out of desperation to get financially stable or die, everything should be easy. But joining gay culture now, post-transition, feels impossible...until he runs into the force of nature that is Kyle. Everything Nic isn't, Kyle embodies. Green hair, garters and cut-off shorts, sports jerseys, and all, brash Kyle is the most gorgeous man he's ever laid eyes on, and he pulls Nic headlong into the center of his world. If only Nic felt like enough for a man like Kyle.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen

  • By Susan R on 12-18-18

Nic and Kyle are my favorite E. Davies couple.

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Nic and Kyle have always been my favorite E. Davies couple. I loved every word of this book. Nic starts off as this shy sweet guy and then you throw Kyle in the mix and all bets are off. I loved the relationship that develops not only with Nic and Kyle but also with Nic and Kevin. In my opinion the only thing that could make this book better is the addition of Joel Leslie and of course he did not disappoint. I will absolutely be listening to this one over and over.

  • Electric Sunshine

  • Brooklyn Boys, Book 1
  • By: E. Davies
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

They say time heals all wounds, but it's been five years since my boyfriend died, and I haven't dated since. I threw myself into architecture, and thankfully, there's just no time to wallow or look for love. My friends push me to get back out there, but I'm not ready to be vulnerable again. Then I meet Kev. He dresses like a catalog model, but he talks like he's got an old soul. He shows me what I'm missing but holds his own heart just out of reach. I can't stop falling for him, and he might be worth taking a risk for. Can I believe in myself enough to win his trust and his heart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love hearing Charlie and Kev brought to life.

  • By Lisa Neal on 01-14-19

I love hearing Charlie and Kev brought to life.

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

I loved this book the first time I read it. E. Davies did a fantastic job telling us the story of Kev moving to the big city and doing what he needs to do in order to survive. Then in walks Charlie and Kev has no idea what hits him.

Nick Russo did an amazing job voicing these two men and it was fantastic to hear their story come to life by the amazing Nick Russo.

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  • Crunch

  • The Riley Brothers, Volume 4
  • By: E. Davies
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Tattoo artist Floyd Turner's faith in justice was destroyed when he was a rookie cop. He struggled for a couple years with drinks and his own anger. He's long past that stage - now he runs a tattoo shop downtown. But despite his fulfilling career, he's nervous about the upcoming high school reunion. Not having a date to bring there reveals his insecurity: he aches for something more. And then, when he thinks things can't get any more stressful, his former patrol partner walks in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • overcoming your past

  • By JD on 01-27-19

The Riley Brothers sage continues

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Now that the Riley brothers have all found their one true love, we find ourselves following their friends on their journey's to find their own HEA.

This book finds Greyson and Floyd reconnecting after losing touch some years ago. Greyson finds himself back home and running into Floyd unexpectedly.

Floyd and Greyson find themselves forging a friendship that they lost so long ago and that friendship turns into so much more.

I can always count on E. Davies to provide me with a feel good comfort read and not only did this one not disappoint but when you add Michael Pauley on narration there is nothing better in my opinion.

I am looking forward to seeing what these two bring for us in the next Riley brothers story.

  • Protecting the Soul

  • Souls of Chicago Series, Book 3
  • By: Annabella Michaels
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94

For Landon Greene, managing the band Carter’s Creed is more than just a job. It also means being there to keep his brother safe. When someone begins sending threatening letters to Carter, Landon feels overwhelmed with the need to protect him. He’s relieved when new security is added, until he finds out that the person hired to protect his brother is the same man Landon has spent months trying to forget. Micah Hamilton recently moved back to Chicago to start his own security firm and to be closer to his best friend, Giovanni. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it is so worth it

  • By Keith b miller on 01-20-19

Micah and Landon are my Favorite of the Green's

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I have been following this series since the beginning. I fell in love with Micah and Landon when I read the book and now listening to Michael Pauley bring these wonderfully imperfect men to life for me has increased the love of a couple and a story that I have always kept close to my heart.

Landon is the eldest of the Green boys He has always put his family first. This includes his brother Carter who is going on the road for his first world tour. When Landon realizes that Carter may have a stalker and may be in danger he puts his past with Micah behind him so that Carter is protected.

Micah wanted Landon from the very first time he say him. After one night where plans did not end the way everyone assumed they would and a few more chance encounters Micah has now been asked to help protect Carter while on the road from a stalker.

While trying to protect Carter and find the stalker Landon and Micah put the past firmly behind them and forge a friendship that quickly turns into something more.

  • 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 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

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

There is nothing better than listening to Cooper

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

To me there is nothing better than listening to Kenneth Obi narrate one of M.A. Innes books. This was no exception and I was amazed at how Kenneth brought Cooper and Sawyer to life for me and made then sound exactly as I heard them in my head.

Leave it to M.A. Innes to write a book about a bouncy pup, a shy pup and a new master who has never had pups. This was the first in a series and I enjoyed it so much I can not wait to listen to the remaining books in this series. I am sure I am going to love it as much as I loved reading them the first time around.

  • Music of the Soul

  • Souls of Chicago Series, Book 2
  • By: Annabella Michaels
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Besides his family, music had always been the most important thing in Carter Greene's life. Having a career in music was everything he had ever dreamed of. That was until the terrible night when he nearly lost everything. Carter can't get the image of one particular man out of his mind; the man who found him in his darkest moment. The one who risked everything to save him and the same person who most likely never wants to speak to him again.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another amazing story from Annabella

  • By Lisa Neal on 11-20-18

Another amazing story from Annabella

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

Ryan and Carter are enough to make anyone swoon. After Carter is injured in a fire and saved by a hunky firefighter, he is struggling with the way he treated the firefighter when Ryan showed up in his hospital room. When his twin throws him into a project that places him in the direct path of Ryan Carter finally gets the chance to apologize.

Ryan thinks Carter is a playboy who only thinks with his lower anatomy after the hospital meeting. When Carter actually has a chance to explain and apologize these two start a relationship that is not only swoon worthy but hot and steamy.

Michael Pauley has done an amazing job once again with the Greene family and the cast of characters that Annabella Michaels has created. This is one that I will be sure to listen to more than once.

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  • Feeding the Soul

  • Souls of Chicago, Book 1
  • By: Annabella Michaels
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

Knowing that one more blow to his heart could destroy him, Giovanni had built walls up around his heart to protect himself. He had created strict rules for himself about the men he slept with, which included never exchanging names and absolutely no repeat performances. That was until he met a young man whom he found impossible to forget.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy and sweet story...amazing narration.

  • By Kara on 01-08-18

This audio is a great addition my library

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

I read this book when it was first released by Annabella Michaels. I fell in love with Gio and Caleb at that point, but after not reading this series for a while I found myself falling in love with them all over again with the addition of the wonderful Michael Pauley providing the audio for these two wonderful characters. Gio and Caleb meet and have a fun filled one night stand, only to find out the very next day that they will be working together. Giovanni has no desire to enter into a relationship with anyone after his divorce and Caleb has put all of his efforts into building his career and avoided relationships since high school. These two are explosive together and have some of the sweetest moments that melt a heart. I really enjoyed not only the book but the audio as well.

  • Swish

  • The Riley Brothers, Book 3
  • By: E. Davies
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Bank teller Thomas Riley is the youngest of three brothers, and the only single one. That's not to say nobody's interested.... His ex, hunky Alex, is back in town and wants to see him. But Alex nearly screwed up both of his brothers' lives, and Thomas isn't willing to forgive him easily. There's no way reigniting an old flame can work...right? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magic

  • By Rebecca J. Cartee on 11-20-18

Another amazing E. Davies story

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

Here is the third installment of the Riley Brothers by E. Davies and narrated by Michael Pauley. The story is enough to make anyone swoon with the second chance romance but when you add the narration by Michael Pauley there is nothing like a story that these two can give you.

Thomas and Alex dated in high school. The relationship ended on less than friendly terms and years later when Alex and Thomas return to their home town at the same time there are certainly fireworks. Alex has investigated both Thomas's brother and the new boyfriend of his other brother.

Just when you think there may not be a way for the two of them to overcome the past transgressions Alex stands up for Thomas's loved ones and shows that he is no longer the man Thomas believed him to be. I loved watching these two reconnect regardless of all of the hurdles that stood in their way.

Swish is a must read and I highly recommend listening to the audio.

  • Brent: A M/m BDSM Romance

  • Bound & Controlled, Book 2
  • By: Shaw Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Brent had fallen for the one Dom he couldn't have. Brent's legendary bad luck when it came to men was undeniable. If there was a wanna-be Dom in a hundred miles, he found them. Calen had fallen for the one sub he couldn't have. Calen knew most considered him the seen-them-and-leave-them type of Dom, but how could he stay when he knew they wouldn't understand? When you're a Dom who doesn't match up to stereotypes, can you ever find the right submissive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this one so much!!

  • By Stephanie VO on 03-11-18

Another Great Listen.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I loved reading this book from Sean Montgomery when I 1st discovered it. Now that I've had the chance to listen to this book on audio I love it even more. Kenneth Obi is great at distinguishing between the different voices and he Is a wonderful storyteller. I highly recommend this listen.