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Crushing on My Father's Best Friend

Second Chance Lovers, Book 1
Narrated by: C.S. Harder
Series: Second Chance Lovers, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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I can’t love him. It’s not allowed.

Twenty years ago, I made a promise. If anything ever happened to Marc - my best friend - I'd step up and take care of his wife and baby son.

I never thought I'd have to honor it. Never even dreamed that something would happen to him. He was an unyielding presence in my life. Always solid. Always there.

And now he's dead. Murdered in cold blood.

His wife, Lindy, is holding in there.

But his son, Mason, isn't coping very well at all. It's gotten so bad that he may have to postpone his final semester of university. All I want to do is look out for him, and having me around seems to help.

But I have a secret. It’s more than grief. Mason wants me - the way an omega wants their alpha.

And heaven help me, but I want him, too.

I'm so sorry, Marc. I love your son. And now I don't know what to do.

Crushing On My Father's Best Friend is a dual point of view, contemporary mpreg audio book featuring a guaranteed happy ending and the healing that comes through the power of love. The first in its series, this title can be listened to as a standalone book.

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Age Isnt Everything!

This is a great love story as well as a steamy story. Age is a problem at first. Then Love, as it usually does. Wins. and they get their HEA!

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Mpreg for young adults

3 Blue Roses
3 Blue Flames
Narrator C.S. Harder tried his best to deliver a romantic mpreg drama. The content felt bland to me. I did not experience any connections with the characters. I found myself irritated with many repetitive he said, she said, back and forth.

The cover/jacket is yummy. I guess I fell for it hook, line and sinker.

I recommend this audiobook for a young adult audience.
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Great Start To The Series

Too often I feel we let society’s expectations of what is right and wrong rule our lives. As a teenager, Mason developed a crush on Beau. At the same time Beau pulled away and kept his distance from Mason. When Mason’s father is killed, Beau steps in to help Mason and his mother. The death of Mason’s father. Hits him hard. In his grief Mason turns to Beau once again and they come together. They have their ups and downs, but when they come together for real, the emotions are explosive. Austin Bates has done another great job with this story. The character development is tremendous. This is a story you don’t want to miss. The narration by C.S Harder was some of the best I have experienced.

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Sadly sweet

This is a sweet and sad story of comfort and healing. The narration is OK more of a reading than a performance overall not a bad listen.

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Nice

Fun story with a bit of angst and HEA. Narration was well done if not distinct.

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A great 1st. book in a new series

Talk about thinking out side the box. Mr. Bates stepped way outside the box with this book! The angst, the writing, the character development and the story lines just flow so effortlessly it's like a story that you would expect to see on the news or the big screen! I started this book while I was eating dinner and the next thing I knew it was 1:AM. I was pulled right into the book and just watched everything unfolded right their in front of me. The narration by Mr. C.S. Harder added so much more depth to the over all enjoyment of the book! Their are already so many written narratives/reviews explaining the who's and the what's, in the story lines; that I am not going to repeat them here. But I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to be taken away and totally riveted to their chair for an afternoon or evening of a real listening experience. An avid reader/listener in Rock Tavern, NY.

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Not bad, but not the best either

I didn’t like this book so much. It wasn’t that it’s not well written, but more that I personally didn’t enjoy it as much as other books by Austin Bates.
Even though I like this narrator, his narration style is more like listening to a story being told than seeing it come to life, if that makes sense. C.S. Harder has a nice voice, but I don’t think it’s a good fit for this kind of books.

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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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Daddy

Amazing book. Love how they helped each other get thought the tough times. they could count on each other when they need it.

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Beau & Mason

Mason crushed on Beau for years. This particular year, his final year of college and full of grief. Mason is spiraling out of control and deeply depressed. Beau feels guilty for his romantic feelings for his best friend's son. So much turmoil and they avoid speaking to one another. The narrator was easy to listen to.

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  • Starwarslover
  • 10-06-19

good

good.. interesting..sexy and the narrator did a decent job with the characters and their emotions.. i enjoyed the storyline and i liked the characters. very good