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From USA Today best-selling author Marley Valentine comes a brand new emotional MM romance.

I couldn’t tell you when I fell in love with Gael Herrera, but I wish I knew how to make it stop.

Falling in love with a straight man is a rookie mistake. But falling in love with my soon-to-be-married-to-a-woman best friend is nothing but heartache.

Through all the years, and all the men I’ve fooled around with, he’s always been at the back of my mind. An unrequited crush I wish I could shake. A dream that was never going to come true.

When I whisk him off to a surprise bachelor party weekend in Vegas, I surrender to the idea that this is an opportunity for me to finally let go of my feelings for him and say goodbye.

But after a heated exchange and an even hotter kiss, everything I thought I knew about our friendship changed.

Maybe I had it wrong. Maybe, after all this time, we were more than best friends. Maybe, just maybe, he felt it too.

Ache is an MM Romance narrated by Gomez Pugh and Teddy Hamilton with a supporting performance by Emma Wilder. This is not a ménage romance.

©2021 Marley Valentine (P)2021 Marley Valentine

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Well done

I wasn’t planning to purchase this so soon but I made the mistake of listening to the sample and I was hooked. The premise isn’t new but it was done in an original way; a very emotional way. Well done.

Teddy Hamilton should win an award for his performance. This is a step above, Even for him.

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perfect love story

Marley Valentine has become my go-to for excellent angst-y emotional MM, and Ache doesn't disappoint. Part friends to lovers, part forbidden love. My second time diving into Jordan & Gael's world, and the narration adds so much.

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Loved it! A Must Listen!

Another amazing book by Marley Valentine. Perfect unrequited love/friends to lovers story. I absolutely loved Gael & Jordan’s story. There were so many highs & so many lows. I throughly enjoyed the journey into their world. I’m sad the book is over. I’m already missing them both! Amazing Narration by Teddy Hamilton, Gomez Pugh & Emma Eilder.

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Good Story but also torn

I thought the premise behind the story was very good and well thought out unrequited/friends to lovers story, however the narration for Gomez Pugh as Gael was decent but his other voice inflections were very hard to listen too, the Hispanic accent just wasn't good at all, he tried too hard to change his voice to the different characters which made his performance suffer to me. When he was just Gael he was good and Teddy Hamilton was great, if it had not been for Teddy's performance I probably would not have finished the story based on narration only.

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Sweet, Sexy Second Chance

loved it. narrators spot on.. very well done. I liked the fact that while there were internal struggles, Jordan and Gael did little actual toying around. lovely dynamic between these two. I thought the epilogue.. even the bonus content online a bit unsatisfying. overall I got my resolution I wanted though as you felt the characters were long resolved on their futures.

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  • 08-31-21

Meh...

It started GREAT, but it's annoying when the main problem can be solved with one simple talk. It kinda make them sound like teenagers and not successful grown-ups.
Also, it takes like 4-6 chapters on topics that aren't as fun or as exciting to hear and as soon as it gets good, it jumps to the next week and to the next boring subject.

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  • Muzla82
  • 08-27-21

Worth persisting till the end

At first I didn’t really like this, not sure if it was the characters or the story. But I’m glad I carried on.

The middle was brilliant, great story and perfect performance and full of angst, romance then heart break.

Really DID NOT LIKE the whiny female voice and tbh it really did not need it. It didn’t add anything to the story or the characters development.

The very end ruined it for me. It felt rushed. And a shame given the first 3/4 felt like time was dedicated to really slowly let the characters develop.

I still enjoyed it, but definitely not without its flaws.

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  • DanNet
  • 08-08-21

Beautiful story

Wow, what a truly beautiful and heart-felt story. Really emotional to listen to but perfect ending.

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  • Rebecca
  • 07-31-21

5 Stars

I’m such a huge fan of Marley Valentine’s work. This book was devoured all in one sitting, I couldn’t put it down!! This book has all the feels and the hot and sexy moments you would expect from Marley’s work. And it was fun to have characters from a previous book show up as well. Definitely worth the credit!

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  • BookLover
  • 08-27-21

This is a great book

However Teddy Hamilton’s narration lifts this book to new heights! Definitely worth a read! If you liked this book you should check out ‘Devilry’.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-12-21

beautiful

this book is about allowing your heart to find love, discovering your true self, family, loyalty. hot sex amazing friendship. a fantastic story well worth listening to

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  • Rachel
  • 08-06-21

All The Feels

Ache is a standalone MM contemporary romance with lots of angst and a couple of great twists and turns.

Jordan and Gael's story was a journey full of emotion, and heart ache, I adored how intense the characters feelings were for each other and was anxious for them to finally get their Happily Ever After.

The narration for Ache was excellent, I loved Teddy's narration of Jordan's character, there were moments I felt so bad for Jordan and wanted to hug him. Gomez Pugh and Emma Wilder were brilliant as Gael & Elena.