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Clutch

Forbidden Desires, Book 1
Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
Series: Forbidden Desires, Book 1, Forbidden Desires Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Bookish, snarky, and fiercely independent Nate Boudreaux leads a solitary life. Between teaching classes at the university and working toward his PhD, he doesn’t need a partner to occupy his time, and he certainly doesn’t need a man like Alistair Drake complicating his future.
 

Alistair Drake, black sheep of the tremendously wealthy Drake family, is more interested in adding another notch to his bedpost than another zero to his bank account. When a Grindr message brings him to Nate’s doorstep, then straight to his bed, he has no reason to believe that what they share will be more than a simple hookup, until, three months later, a tug on his soul informs him otherwise.
 

For the Drake family has a secret - one that will force Nate and Alistair together as much as it will demand that they be torn apart. One that Alistair and his brothers have carried all their lives...and one that Alistair and Nate’s future children will carry, too.
 

Bound to each other by the three precious impossibilities, Nate and Alistair have no choice - no matter the consequence, they will fight for their forbidden clutch.
 

Clutch is a 64,000 word steamy omegaverse mpreg-ish romance that will leave you in stitches. It contains a Grindr hook-up gone very wrong (or very right), giant magical lizards, a pig named Olive, a wank throne, and a HEA, right down to the white picket fence.

©2018 Piper Scott, Virginia Kelly (P)2019 Piper Scott, Virginia Kelly

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So good!

This story is fun and sexy, with some wonderfully heartfelt moments mixed in. I enjoyed Nate and Alistair's growth from one night stand to eventually becoming mates. Their shared concern for their eggs was sweet. The cast of characters is large and interesting, and I can't wait for the other books I've already enjoyed to be released in audio format. The narrator did a wonderful job bringing this book to life. I highly recommend this to fans of paranormal tales and romantic comedy. Loved it!

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Lovely performance

I loved this story when it first came out and this performance by new-to-me narrator Michael Ferraiuolo has added a delightful layer to an already great fantasy. I love the accents and the tones of voice that the actor imbues these characters with. Quite a lovely ride in a world where dragons can impregnate humans and those humans can lay eggs that become dragons. I like Ignatius 'Nate' Boudreaux, the snarky omega, and Alistair Drake, the sweet, successful-against-the-odds runt-of-his-clutch alpha, even more now that they've been given life in this performance. A full-on fantasy that is quite satisfyingly enriched by the acting, with a lot of world-building action interspersed with sweet mate-bonding.

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I wish I could of given the narration more stars

The below review is very similar to the book review I posted. The audible version is so good, I think this may be the first time I’ve wanted to give more than 5 stars. Michael Ferraiuolo’s narration brought to life all the things I loved about the book. Alistair’s, Sebastian’s, and Everard’s snotty attitudes. Harry’s wonder and joy with life. Nate’s bemusement over EGGS. Really well done.

This book was a joy from beginning to end. Nate and Alistair so belonged together. Nate toned down Alastair’s want to be in control and Nate’s feisty personality came to the forefront in dealing with his mate.

The premise of the book is that dragons are (normal), eggs are (normal), mate bonds are (normal and so hot). So much happening in this book it’s hard not to give to much away.

The other characters are well fleshed out and added so much to the story. Even Olive the pig had a personality. However, Olive eating twice cooked pork is so not cool.

I enjoy Mpreg (even though this was very different). I’m very eager for the next book.

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Perfect!

This is one of my favourite books, so when I heard that it would be in audio, and there was no hint of the narrator, I worried. I really wanted to enjoy the characters I'd already grown to love - Nate (Iggy), Alistair, Harry and Ev (especially the latter 2).
When it came out on July 4th, (as a transplanted Brit, it is not a holiday I readily identify with, for ... reasons ...), I was happily surprised; when I saw the narrator- Michael Ferraiuolo, very pleased; when I listened, extremely pleased and when I heard Harry personified, I was ecstatic!
This is going to be an audiobook I listen to again and again. Mr. Ferraiuolo does a fantastic job with all the characters - there is no dissecting what was done well, etc. The entire narration is PERFECT! (well, the way Alistair is pronounced is a little different from what I'm used to, but no matter). I am hoping that the next 2 books will be available soon, and with Mr. Ferraiuolo
Ms. Scott and Kelly, your *clutch* landed in the right hands! Loved it!

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Hilarious Love

I can’t believe I bought this book and returned it, thank goodness I bought it again. Can I just say that Michael Ferraiuolo had me laughing out loud the way he brought the all the characters to life. Piper and Virginia wrote a very funny, steamy and touching shifter mpreg book that should not be missed.

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as good as the ebook

The story is always 4 or 5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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Absolutely amazing

Just to say ... I don’t like dragons so I don’t normally read dragon books, or laying eggs books.
But this one is so good, and funny and quirky and still having a good story with plots and lovable characters.

Love the narrator, this must be one of his best works. So amazingly good. Very enjoyable and highly recommendable.

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Excellent

This was a great story. I love this world and just about everything Piper Scott writes, so I really enjoyed it. Michael Ferraiuolo does an excellent job narrating.

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Wow, great story and narrator

This story comes alive with the narrator’s skill with making each character sound distinctively different . I plan on purchasing the entire series . I will be collecting more of the narrator also. I’m highly impressed . Time just flies at the beginning of my shift when I’m listening to this story 🤗

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  • 10-06-19

Wonderful

I love this series so much so I was absolutely delighted to hear the characters and story brought to life in such an amazing way. Fantastic narration.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-11-19

Great start - looking forward to the rest of the series!

Fantastic start to the series - a whole new world with dragons and mates and magic, beautifully written and (once I got over the voice reading it not being mine!) fantastically narrated. I particularly love Harry and his voice, although I’m fairly certain Seb is Chris Hemsworth!!
After the initial shock of finding that dragons exist, and he’s birthed eggs, Nate Boudreaux has a turbulent introduction to the laws, family and world of his eggs’ sire, Alistair. With ups and downs, and old feuds, the constant is his bond to his eggs and, as it develops, to their father.

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  • Aussiebumwearer
  • 09-04-19

Fantastic & Funny

Just loved it - such a refreshing change.
The sarcasm, humour and of course the sex! Lots of sex!!

Highly recommend it if you’re looking for a fun and refreshing change to the ‘norm’ 😁😊

Looking forward to listening to the next instalment ‘Bond’!!

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  • Kat
  • 08-20-19

Great Book and Great Audio

Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly are an instant-click for me in print, and now it seems they will be in audio as well. This was my first audiobook narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo and I was extremely impressed. To start, Clutch is a fantastic story. It is incredibly unique - set in omegaverse where mpreg exists, the omega MC Nate is simply looking for someone to help through his heat without any complications of strings. The alpha, Alistair, is looking for a similar hookup but has his own hidden secret; he is a dragon capable of impregnating an omega with eggs. By accident and chance Nate gets knocked (egged?) up, with some pretty serious consequences to follow. Nate is sassy, opinionated, and willing to do whatever is needed to keep his egg babies safe. While he did not ever expect to have an omega or a clutch, Alistair is similarly inspired to protect his new family, and his possessive streak - innate, it seems, to dragons - develops. Ferraiuolo does a fantastic job of creating a series of voices for a pretty big cast, somehow making each distinct and suitable to the character. From Nate's soft but strong tone, to Alistair's drawling upper-crust British accent, to the sarcastic undertones of Everard and the bookish Harry - each character's voice is chosen with care and precision, and perfectly fits. I cannot express how much I look forward to further partnerships between these authors and narrator.

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  • Audiophile
  • 08-03-19

laugh aloud funny

Light frothy and so amusing!
I can't wait for book 2 'Bond' and more of Harry.

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  • Sorel
  • 07-25-19

Superb from start to finish.<br />

I loved this book when I first read it, so snapped up the audio version when released.
I wasn't disspointed.
Michael Ferraiuolo does one of the best narrations I've heard. Each character is voiced so differently that it is easy to know who was speaking at any given time and with four regular plus a series of secondary characters that must of been quite a task.
I absolutely loved this audio version and really hope Ferraiuolo will be doing the rest of the series.

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  • KR Phoenix @ Books, Tattoos and Tea
  • 07-21-19

So good!

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So good!

My first Dragon shifter book and I loved it! The characters are so dynamic, bold and often hilarious. I loved Nate's sass, protectiveness, and fire. He's a great character and the perfect match for the sweet and often clueless Alistair. 

I didn't know what to expect from this book or these authors but was pleasantly surprised and draw in from the first sentence. The writing style is captivating and the characters so unique and vibrant I couldn't help but love them right from the start. I loved the dynamics between Nate and Alistair and how their relationship evolved over time. I felt they were well matched and liked the slower progress to their mating. 

I loved Alistair's cluelessness and how he would take what Nate said literally! It leads to some hilarious scenes!

My favorite character would have to be Harry though. Nate's nerdy, inquisitive, overzealous former roommate and best friend. All Harry's interactions are hilarious and endearing I can't wait for his story!!!

Great story, wonderful adventure, and fantastic narration! A definite winner for me!!!

Thanks for reading!

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  • Cassi
  • 07-21-19

Very unique and fun

This is nothing like I've ever listened to before so the uniqueness of it really captivated me. It jumps right into the action from page one and gets more interesting as it goes on!! A few parts really caught me off guard and while this isn't my usual read I really enjoyed it. Both boys quickly grew on me and they were really hot together. I'm generally a big fan of this narrator however for this one I felt like he played Allistair's voice a little too bored. Which did work for the character however it came off as a little too monotone for me.

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  • alias11
  • 07-21-19

Funny and entertaining!

OMG…So funny! A snarky omega, a dragon shifter alpha, one wild night, and an unexpected clutch lead to a wild, fantastic adventure. I loved the characters, the comedic family relations, and Harry…oh Harry. An internet hook-up leads to unexpected consequences and a possibility of love and family. Very enjoyable! I can’t wait to listen to more in this series.

Good narration and emotional delivery.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook through the author and have voluntarily left this honest review.

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  • Emma Jane Marie Vago
  • 07-20-19

A Lovely Surprise!

Nate is one cute, snarky human omega and Alistair is an brooding dragon shifter alpha. Their lives both changes when Nate gives birth to a forbidden clutch of eggs.
This audiobook book is truly a pleasant surprise. I would highly recommend this listen!

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 07-20-19

One of my favorite audiobooks ever!

Clutch was such a delightful surprise! Fun and hot and sweet, featuring a snarky Omega, Nate, and a posh Alpha dragon, Alistair, and a great set of secondary characters (I can't wait for Harry and Everard's story, Harry is totally adorbs!), a trio of eggs that were already playing pranks on their poor fathers before hatching (LOL!) and a sweet pet pig Olive, I just couldn't get enough of this book.

While there were a couple of things that could've been expanded on, like Nate's background or the eggs abilities, or me wanting the bad guys to get more of a punishment after what they tried to do, it didn't really detract from my enjoyment of the story.

Michael Ferraiuolo outdid himself with this book, so much so, that while I could grab the next books in the series in e-book format, I will force myself to wait for the audio because his narration made the experience so much better. I can't tell you how many times I found myself laughing out loud or smiling and even tearing up during the epilogue (complete with white picket fence!) and in a huge part, it was because Michael's flawless performance giving life to Virginia Kelly and Piper Scott's awesome characters!

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  • Alan Verhagen
  • 10-22-19

Strange but fun

Nate has a random hook up with Alistair, a dragon in human form, and ends up laying a clutch of 3 beautiful eggs. I do enjoy this crazy series, although I thought Bond (book 2) was more fun. Clutch and Bond cover much the same story told from different viewpoints. Michael Ferraiuolo really does bring the characters to life!

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  • The Smut Librarian
  • 07-10-19

PERFECTION!

The most perfect pairing of Authors and Narrator. I have enjoyed every single moment of this story. Humour, sweet romance and family bickering all brought to life.
I will never tire of listening to this Audible- EVER!