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  • Join the Club

  • Four Kings Security, Book Three
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 93

Eduardo “Lucky” Morales is a fighter, from his childhood days in Cuba to his time as a Special Forces Green Beret. Scarred by the wars of his past, Lucky has learned nothing lasts forever. Guarding his heart is second nature, and getting emotionally involved is not an option.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite of the series

  • By Amy Begnene on 01-16-19

Excellent story in this excellent series!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I LOVE this series!

This is the first series I have basically "read" for the first time by listening to the audiobook versions, and I think it has really helped bring the characters to life and make me love this series even more than I would have if I were just reading it. Greg Bordeaux does such an amazing job with the voices, accents, all the interactions and joking, it literally makes me LOL in my car.

This is Mason and Lucky's story - and I knew it would be intense, and it was! The chemistry between these two is FIRE, and I loved reading about them overcoming their fears about relationships and love with each other. They just fell into love so easily once they really started spending time together, and I loved all their sweet and sexy moments together. I also loved how Mason found his family with the Kings, how he finally found what he was meant to be doing in life, and found the right man for himself.

As always, Ace is hilarious (the whole "smell my fingers" bit was hilarious), I loved seeing him and Colton, and Red and Laz...I love all of these couples. I love the new characters introduced in this story (setting up some things for the spin-off series, yay!) And, of course, that epilogue with King? Cannot WAIT for his story!

If you're looking for a series with some laughs, fast-paced action, couples that have insanely good chemistry together, I definitely recommend this one!

  • Confessions: The Princess, The Prick, and The Priest

  • Confessions Series, Book 4
  • By: Ella Frank
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 69

Everyone said our love wouldn’t work. That it was too hard, too complicated, too messy. Oh how I enjoy proving everyone wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 4th Finale Sequel

  • By Elle on 12-30-18

An epic HEA for PPP

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

I adore Robbie, Priest, and Julien, and this was the EPIC HEA that these three men needed and deserved! Fans of the series will love how adorable, sexy, witty, and wonderful these three are together now that they have put their demons behind them and can look towards a future together.

I loved everything about this story - Robbie being so dramatic over his unnecessary worries, drunk Priest, how even Julien is susceptible to the perfection that is Logan Mitchell. Just everything about this story is wonderful. Excellent narration from Charlie David (seriously, his Priest voice is yummmmm) and the perfect Epilogue for these three!

Can't wait for the next series in the Confessions 'verse (and still secretly still hoping for even a short story with Logan and Tate burning up the sheets one more time) and more from this excellent author!

  • Champagne Spiced Omega

  • The Hollydale Omegas, Book 4
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: Drew Bacca
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Ian’s entire adult life has been spent climbing the ladder to partnership at his law firm and squeezing in a little fun with omegas in his spare time. Settling down with one and starting a family is so far from his thoughts, it’s laughable. So why does he find himself sticking around to help an adorably awkward omega as he struggles to keep a tiny human alive? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • i love this series

  • By Keith b miller on 01-15-19

I really enjoy Drew Bacca's narration, fun story!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

This is a great series if you want some fluff, a little bit of magic and helpful spirits, and mpreg love! What I enjoy most about this series is how they are all friends and family together, and we get to see so many of the previous characters mentioned, as well as start to meet characters who will have future books. The author has done a great job connecting everything together through family and friendship ties.

Drew Bacca is also a great narrator. This is only my second or third audiobook I have listened to from him, but I enjoy his voices and his narration!

  • Be Still My Heart

  • Four Kings Security, Book Two
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

When an attempt is made on Laz’s life, Red is determined to keep him safe. Laz may not be a client, and Red is still off duty, but Laz is one of their own, and nothing means more to the Kings than family. While an investigation is underway, Red and Laz are growing closer, but can they find a way to help each other heal and take a chance on love, or will their fears and insecurities cost them more than their future together?  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Next card up - Red of Hearts!

  • By Dee Slate on 11-29-18

I loved Laz and Red!!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I just LOVE this series in audiobook format! Greg Boudreaux is sheer perfection, bringing all of the characters to life and literally making me LOL in my car at how perfectly timed all of the snark and humor is.

This is Red and Laz's story, who we met back in the first book of the series. Laz is Colton's friend, a fashion photographer, and is trying to move past his horrible relationship with his cheating ex. Red is one of the main owners of the Four Kings security business, and he and Laz have had that spark between the two of them ever since they first met.

I loved the chemistry between these two characters. When they are first having to spend time together, I loved them learning about each other, how attentive they were, and also how explosive they were in bed together. There was a bit of conflict, naturally, and it almost got to the point where I was going to get upset - I am NOT a fan of the big misunderstanding when characters just won't TALK to each other, but the emotion between the two and how much Red and Laz were already committed to the other so quickly yet so naturally, it wound up being okay for me.

I also loved how great the interactions were between all of the Kings and Laz and Colt. There is a real sense of family and love and support there with how they give each other crap, and Ace is still hilarious and his awful jokes at the end were the best, and I can't wait for Lucky and Mason's story to be on audio.

Love this series! Highly recommend it, and read in order since you shouldn't miss a minute of these guys!

Now I just have to figure out who will be paired up with the rest of the men. Gio has to come into the storyline somehow - with King maybe? And there's Joker, he needs a story with someone. I haven't read the 3rd book yet, I'm hoping it will be in audio this month and I can listen to it then.

  • Confessions: Julien

  • Confessions Series, Book 2
  • By: Ella Frank
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

For the past eight years, Julien Thornton has been living with a secret. One that only a handful of people know about. To the outside world, he has it all. A thriving career. A loving husband. And a face that the American public fell for by the millions, on a reality show that inadvertently saved his life. But behind the shine of celebrity, behind the easygoing nature, a crippling truth fills Julien with pain and self-loathing. It's a truth that he fights to overcome daily with the help of his husband, Joel Priestley, and now their boyfriend, Robbie Bianchi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like the Tumblers of a Lock Falling Into Place

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-21-18

Warning - your ears might combust at the 50% mark!

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

Because, damn that 50% mark - hot enough to melt your eardrums, your kindle, your phone, whatever you are using to read or listen to this story.

This book focuses on Julien and his tragic past, why he was given the name "The Prick" on the cooking reality show he was on, and also really solidifies the relationship between Julien, Priest, and Robbie. I love how easily Robbie makes his way as a part of Priest and Julien's lives. He never feels like a third wheel, he feels like it has made them all complete by being together.

I love this series, I love these men, I love how cool Tate was with everything, and I loved Robbie and Priest in the shower together. Charlie David is doing a great job with this series, his voices are perfect for these three!

  • Confessions: Priest

  • Confessions Series, Book 3
  • By: Ella Frank
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 134

I am complex. My love is all-encompassing. And when it comes to my heart, there is only one rule: Don’t mess with what’s mine. Until the age of seven, I was Joel Alexander Donovan, son of Jimmy. The man who terrorized a town and made its citizens fear the very ground he walked on. Including me, the day I realized that ground ran red with blood. At age 18, I became Priest. A man without a past. A man determined to right the wrongs of my father. A man who never believed anyone could love the son of such a monster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Silence Runs Deep

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-06-18

I love these 3 men.

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Robbie, Julien, and Priest are one of my top relationships/throuples? Ever and I have loved their entire journey together. This one is Priest’s story, and we learn all about his past and why he is the man he is today. I loved his intensity, his devotion to his men, and also - karaoke!!! Must be my favorite thing, imagining him and Julien serenading Robbie. So many great moments in this story, from making up with Robbie, expressing their love, Julien’s restaurant opening (and the cameos from Logan and Tate never hurt!!) to the action filled ending. I just adore this series. I think Charlie David does a great job narrating. It’s weird hearing Logan and Tate have such different voices but I love his voice for our trio, Priest especially.

  • A Baby for Christmas

  • Oceanport Omegas Series, Book 6
  • By: Ann-Katrin Byrde
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

When Robin was three, his mother took him to the mall and then disappeared into the crowd of Christmas shoppers, never to be seen again. Growing up in foster care was hard, but finding out that he was omega gave him hope. Someday, he’d have his own family, better than the one that abandoned him. Problem is, he needs a partner. A good one. When his latest boyfriend dumps him - on Christmas Eve! - he ends up at his best friend Ben’s house. Ben used to be a fantastic partner, but he’s got his own demons, so Robin tries to be happy with just his friendship these days. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yay for Christmas Baby!!

  • By Stephanie VO on 12-23-18

Sweet mpreg for the holidays!!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

Ahhhh this book has all the feels in it! A sweet story with a second chance at love for these two, an adorable dog, a little cameo from Conner (who is presh and adorbs and everything good in the world, and I totally need a story when he's grown up and ready for his mate) and a feel good read for the holidays!

Robin and Ben both come from hard times growing up - Robin was abandoned as a child, and Ben grew up with a violent, abusive father. Because of this, both of them have their demons and fears about relationships, family, and love. They dated in the past, but broke up and remained friends, although both clearly would love more.

I don't want to get too detailed to give anything away, but I really enjoyed this story! There was some minor drama and very little angst, and it was sweet reading about Ben and Robin finding their way back to each other. I do wish that maybe there had been a bit more backstory explained for them - maybe getting to read about them meeting as kids and then breaking up, would have given even more emotion to them reuniting in the present.

Highly recommended to fans of this author and series!!

  • Finding It

  • Metropolis, Book 3.5
  • By: Riley Hart, Devon McCormack
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Travis never expected to find the love of his life, especially not with a guy like Gary - his very own "Superass". But now that he has, he's not letting him go. He's got the ring and a plan. But when his proposal during the biggest fundraiser of the summer doesn't go as expected, it's up to familiar friends to make sure this day ends with someone putting a ring on it.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute Engagement... love these guys

  • By Wanda on 06-07-18

I love this group of friends!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

I love the guys from Metropolis and getting to see them all so happy and settled. I love Gary and Travis, and of course Derek steals all of the scenes. Definitely a must read if you love this series!

  • Peppermint Spiced Omega

  • The Hollydale Omegas Series, Book 3
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: Drew Bacca
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 51

Tom Collins is a lonely omega. One by one, Tom's watched his friends pair up and find their forever mates while Tom goes out alone to flirt with randos at the Big O. Manager of Sweet Ballz, the popular candy shop in downtown Hollydale, Tom has his career on track. Now if he could just find an alpha to stick around for longer than a night. Dr. Colin Samuels is busy. As an alpha specializing in emergency medicine, he keeps a punishing schedule. He doesn't have time, patience, or even the energy to take up with an omega. Especially not the little brat like the one he keeps running into.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly Charming

  • By F. Moon on 01-19-19

My favorite character brought to life so well!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

This story, and Tom in particular, has been a long-time favorite of this entire series for me. I adore his sass, his attitude, but always knew there was some reason for the way he acted like he did. In this story, we find out all about his past and what Tom has gone through, and my heart broke for him.

I thought that the narrator did an excellent job with this! Tom had me grinning as I listened to him meet and fall for his Big Daddy Alpha, Colin. And Colin was a great guy, a solid alpha, and perfect for Tom and his family.

Highly recommend this when you want some fun mpreg fluff! I received an audio copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • 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 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

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

Love this series and this narration!

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

This book picks up right where the first book leaves off, so you definitely need to listen/read in order.

I read this when it first came out, and I'm just as in love with Cooper, Sawyer, and Jackson as I was when I read it! Kenneth Obi really brings these guys to life, and this is probably my favorite thing I have listened to of his so far. His joy and bounciness in Cooper's voice, the hesitation and yearning in Sawyer's, and then the love and devotion in Jackson's voice all come across in his narration.

Cooper and Sawyer are a couple, they're young and submissive, and both explore the puppy play kink. Jackson has stumbled into the lifestyle, but boy does he learn quick. They have some great moments in this - I love when they all go meet Jackson's family for the first time. And I loved them all setting into the relationship and all becoming more comfortable together. Things might be a little bit *too* easy, and for some this might be *too* sweet, but it totally works for me.

Highly recommended, especially for people who might be unsure about this kink and want to ease their way into it.

I received an audio copy in exchange for an honest review.