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Two’s company and three’s a crowd, right? Not when you’ve got a genius who knows that, sometimes, it takes more than two people to make a family.

Cody’s been waiting years for his sexy former professor to take the leap and ask him out. Unfortunately, Cody’s youthful looks and the fact that Jameson has known him since he was 14 aren’t helping the situation any. When the precocious student finally decides that the slightly reluctant Jameson needs a little push to move him in the right direction, Cody knows just what to do: follow his curiosity.

When Ford is introduced to Cody at Bound & Controlled, he’s interested, but a little wary. Just because the funny little thing says he’s looking for a daddy doesn’t mean Ford is the one for him. Guys are usually hesitant when it comes to getting close to an asexual daddy dom. But the unpredictable Cody seems to think that’s the perfect combination.

A little patience and a bit of research has helped Cody find his Mr. Rights. He’s just not sure what it will take to get his nervous professor and his loving daddy to see that all they really need is each other.

Author’s note: This is a slow-burn romance that has a HFN ending.

Warning: Story Contains: The story contains MMM sexual content, BDSM elements, spankings, and age play.

©2019 M.A. Innes (P)2020 M.A. Innes

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Great listen!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

When I read the blurb of this book, I was very interested in it. I haven’t read anything from this author yet, so I was glad that I would be experiencing a “new” voice to me. The narrator is one I have listened to many times and really like. May/December romances are a favorite trope of mine, and I also love MMM. The book had all that going for it, and then there was mention of an asexual daddy dom, and I really wanted to know how that would work. Now age play is not a well known kink to me in my reading. I may have read a few stories, but I think they might have dabbled lightly into the kink if this book is any indication. The level of trust between Cody and Ford must have been strong, because there were some things that I never imagined would occur in this kink. I feel like it serves as a test of the author. Can you make someone who might find something strange feel the trust and depth of the characters and scene to find it sweet or beautiful. And I think the author succeeded.

So the kink is just one part of this very interesting, sort-of menage story. Cody is an early twenty something who is a genius. At fourteen, he started working on one of his many college degrees. And the professors at the school seem to count him as a friend, even while being a little protective of him. Jameson is one of those professors. Cody’s crush was evident early on, but there was no way Jameson would have started a relationship with the underage man; not after his experiences as a young gay man. Even when Cody grew up, it still seemed like it was illicit in Jameson’s mind and as a result Cody began to consider finding someone else. At least someone else who might satisfy his questions about BDSM and age play in particular. Ford is a daddy dom, who wants a relationship, preferably with a sub, but has no interest in sex. Bringing Cody to release is something that makes him happy, but it won’t happen through intercourse. All in all, they are all so very unique, interesting, and wonderful, and I had to discover how it would work for them.

Now the story falls short of a committed relationship between all three of them equally. Cody is in two relationships and the two men he is involved with don’t meet each other until much later. It eases some of the doubt Jameson and Ford have with the permanence of their relationships, and they find a way to bond over their care for Cody. I am very interested to see how this throuple proceeds in the next book in the series.

The kink in this book was not quite what I expected, but I really found the love that grew between Cody and Ford to be beautiful. Jameson had a past that left a deep scar on his heart. It was nice to see him overcome his fears and take a chance with Cody as well. Kenneth Obi narrated this book very well. I am always pleased with his emoting and range of tones. I never got lost wondering who was speaking at a moment. It was a really good book and I definitely recommend it.

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interesting story

it's a great story with unique characters. thankfully there's finally some asexual representation, that's awesome to see. the voices were compelling. my only complaint, especially at the beginning and especially with Cody, is that there are times where the character is talking and thinking one right after another and there was no pause of change in tone to distinguish between what was actually said to the other characters and what was just thought in their head.

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I adore this series!!

Never have I ever been so invested in a threesome as I was with these 3 when I read this book. Cody is so smart but just lost when it comes to be worldly. Jamison is like the proverbial ostrich and Ford is the glue that holds them together. I can't wait for the next one to come out on audible. Mr. Obi you did a wonderful job, as always.

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Cody is a catalyst

This has so many wonderful elements all in one story- asexual Dom, BDSM, age play, and three amazing men. I loved that they are all willing to explore and accept each other's differences and needs and form a connection that suits them all. I liked seeing Jameson come out of his shell and grow, and I look forward to more from this triad. The narrator, Kenneth Obi, brought the story to life with his voices and expressions. Great job. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this story and am giving an honest review.

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great story

Great story and narration, It was nice to be able to hear the characters after reading the book.

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Needs Met

I love the slow building relationship with Cody and Ford. I love how much Ford cares for all of Cody. I like the potential best outcome hinted at. Can't wait to listen to the next one.

Listened to the audio version. I love even when all three men were present you knew who was talking.

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First time listening for this author.

I loved the way the characters evolved as their relationship developed. It never felt forced.

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Beautiful triad

Cody is absolutely hilarious and adorable with his focus. Jameson is reluctant due to the history Cody has with him. When Cody meets Ford at a club, he gets some answers that he didn't really realize that he had questions for. Now, as these three try to figure out what happens when there are three that seem to match each other in a way that is unexpected. As they go through their journey, you will be pulled into it and enjoy each moment.

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Perfection

What do you get when you have a Boy genius who is determined to get his way, an asexual Daddy, and a Switch? One incredible book!

I adored Cody and found him fascinating. Cody was anything but shy. A precocious 21- year-old, he held multiple college degrees and was still pursuing more, was in love with Jamison, a former college professor, and wanted a Daddy. He is sponsored at Bound and Controlled and is introduced to Ford. When Jamison finds out Cody has gone to a BDSM club, he goes out of his mind, but it is the catalyst that spurs Jamison to pursue the relationship he wants with Cody.

It takes forever for Jamison to learn the specifics of Cody's and Ford's relationship. All three MCs danced around the issue through 17 chapters of the 21-chapter book, which I found that incredibly frustrating, and my heart ached for Jamison, who loved Cody and was unsure as to how he would fit into that relationship. And when we discover that Jamison is a Switch, even though doesn't yet know it, everything finally comes together.

This book was extremely well written, and I enjoyed revisiting with Ben and Connor and some of the other men I have met via Shaw Montgomery's and M.A. Innes' previous books.

Kenneth Obi's narration was, once again, perfection. He captured Cody's precocious genius, Jamison's frustration, and Ford's calmness perfectly.

I loved this book and am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.

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Wonderful

At first I was hesitant about whether I would enjoy this book, menages aren’t my thing. This book however was fantastically done. The chemistry between York and Cody is immediately apparent. So good in fact I was worrying that Jackson wouldn’t find a place with the couple. Luckily once he met York all the pieces clicked into place!

The narrator for me was spot on. I wish I could say more, but he really was so good there’s nothing else for me to say!

It does end on a sort of cliff hanger, which I wasn’t expecting, but I think it is well worth another credit to get the next book. Also for some reason I didn’t realize age play meant that Cody was going to be a Little. I personally love Littles and would have picked this up sooner if the description had made it more obvious that it involved a Daddy and his Little.


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  • 09-12-20

Nice characters

Well read and enjoyable but at the end I decided I would not buy #2. The age play sometimes weirded me out.

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  • Dee Roberts
  • 06-11-20

Brilliant

Brilliant story of how three men find their way together . Cody is in need of a Daddy but also needs his long time crush Jamerson .
Kenneth Obi is brilliant the way he portrays the characters . Would highly recomend

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  • MrsOls
  • 04-17-20

So sweet and embracing!

Loved it!
A very special young man has very special needs.
If I could add one thing it would be a little bit more about the development of Cody and Jamesons relationship. From both their pov.
But in total the story is sweet and careful (like in full of care) and as usual Kenneth Obi brings them all to life!

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  • alias11
  • 04-09-20

Interesting M/M/M story

This was an interesting story of three guys who each need something different, but find just what they need in each other. Neither of the other guys in the three-way can completely fulfill either of the others, but together there might be a way. I say might, because the story ends just as things come together. I would say the same for the heat factor. Things don't really get hot until the last chapter. There is no penetrative sex, just hand and blow jobs. There is good exploration of diversity, with one character being asexual and another a "little." If you enjoy reading about these kinds of relationships, you might give this story 5 stars. I only accorded is 4 stars because I just can't get into the idea of an adult wearing diapers, using a pacifier, and sleeping in a crib. That's on me for not reading the description better to know what the story included.

The narration was just okay for me, neither good nor bad. Mr. Obi's deep voice just doesn't seem regular to me. I guess I don't know any people with voices that deep in my day-to-day life.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.

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  • Trio
  • 03-25-20

Unique and Wonderful Story, Love Obi's Performance

I love the unique personalities in this one, and M.A. Innes does an amazing job of incorporating these three into a relationship. There are a few surprises, and the guys work through them... a good set up for Embracing Love.

Narrated by Kenneth Obi, he does a lovely job with the different characters. Mr. Obi gives each man a unique voice, and I particularly enjoyed the scenes between all three of them.

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 03-16-20

Asexual daddy Dom, the twink, and the prof

I have enjoyed M.A. Innes books before (as well as stories written under Shaw Montgomery), so I had high hopes for this one. I love MMM stories, have no problems with BDSM, have read daddy kink, and enjoy age play. This book brought together all those elements, so I should have really enjoyed it. I did, for the most part, but it felt a bit uneven. There are three main characters and each has their own rotating point of view. Yet somehow I felt Jameson got short changed. I didn’t connect with him as much as I did Cody and Ford. I felt like something was missing with him.

My other issue is with Cody himself. He’s twenty-one, started university in his mid-teens, and has six degrees. Now, I understand being a savant, but sitting classes and writing papers takes time. Even if he challenges almost every class, he still needs time to learn material. I felt his genius stretched credulity a bit and although his naïveté was endearing, it was also a little much. Sometimes I found him downright annoying.

Okay, after unpacking those issues, I settled into the story. Ford is an asexual Daddy Dom. He loves age play, and has a nursery at home. But all the men he’s encountered want a sexual relationship as well and that doesn’t work for him. I like when asexual characters are normalized. There’s nothing wrong with not being interested in sex. Doesn’t mean someone should be consigned to be alone for the rest of their lives. Cody encountering Ford on his first foray into a BDSM club was an interesting choice. Cody has a tendency to run on and ask impertinent questions, and Ford enjoys that. He’s open and happy to meet someone who is curious and open. Things quickly progress and Cody heads to Ford’s home for some play.

Cody also has been crushing on a professor on campus. The professor has, rightly, held the younger man at bay. There are ethics about these things, right? But he’s also been intrigued and now that Cody’s older, he’s at least open to having a discussion. Things progress in that relationship as well, leaving Cody torn between two men who both meet his needs.

It’s the mature Ford who insists the three men meet. Now, Jameson’s reaction to Cody’s declaration that he needs a daddy was a bit over the top, but I can understand being surprised. The three men meeting doesn’t occur until well into the book, setting up the next one nicely as this story ends on what can only be termed a HFN.

Kenneth Obi narrated this story and delivered the performance I expected. He’s consistent in his delivery with the manic Cody and the very chilled Ford. He also gave Jameson a good voice as well. There are plenty of cameos of characters from other series and it’s always fun to see them. If this is your first Innes/Montgomery book, don’t worry, you won’t be lost. I’m looking forward to the second book and hope it will come to audio shortly.

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  • Sue Eaton
  • 03-09-20

Interesting

This was a different take on ménage which I found really interesting. The dynamic between the characters evolved with each one coming from a particular stance which they thought meant they couldn't have what they most wanted. It was refreshing to have an Ace Daddy as that is only just starting to be tackled by authors.

Overall I enjoyed the book and want to get the next one in the series, to see how the relationship develops.

Kenneth Obi narration was brilliant, each character had their own distinctive voice and personality. His smooth tone makes listening a joy.

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  • Crazy lady adams
  • 03-08-20

Good

I enjoyed this story but felt it finished just when it was starting

What is written is excellent and I loved how the characters got together.

The characters are great and I really felt for them, had that connection to them.

The performance is great, Ken does an excellent job of telling the story, you won’t be disappointed.

The reason I didn’t give it 5 stars for the story was, I felt it ended abruptly when I felt it was really going to go to another level.

But don’t let that put you off, it’s a good book and I enjoyed it very much

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 03-06-20

as great as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me.

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. Kenneth Obi is one of the top 5 narrators (so far) for me, I can listen without break and have no problems to follow. 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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  • Abbey
  • 03-05-20

Very enjoyable-would recommend

Realistic representation, and easy listen. Can't wait to listen to the next book.

Potential spoilers ahead, but I've tried to avoid them.

Very good story for anybody considering an ABDL/age regression lifestyle or hobby, or to get insight into it for partners/friends. Often age regression (being a little) is immediately fetishised without the consideration that it's a non sexual state; whereas age play is specifically for kink. This story makes a clear distinction between where one starts and the other ends which, as a regressor myself, I really appreciate.
The relationship developments feel natural, allowing for a relaxing listen. The reader does a good job of making the voices different and clear, adding to a relaxing experience.

The asexuality was handled very well. Aces tend to be described as being sex repulsed, despite not all aces being that way at all. He was very realistic, and his character was well developed for the length of the book. Anybody considering a relationship with an ace who isn't sex repulsed but enjoys kink may be able to get a good idea of what the partner feels.

The boy wasn't quite what I expected, but that isn't a bad thing. He feels like a breath of fresh air when considering how other "genius" characters are written. He doesn't know what he wants to do, which may make him very relatable.

The least realistic aspect, which I would argue makes this story one you can listen to with ease, is the acceptance by the teacher.


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.