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Edward has never met anyone quite like Mason.

Mason isn't looking for Mr. Right...he isn't even looking for Mr. Right-Now. What he wants in a man isn't going to be found on a blind date or at a singles mixer. Because he's looking for someone a little more unique...a little more take charge...a little more loving.

Edward is straightforward, logical, and thinks of himself as traditional...not vanilla, just traditional. When he meets Mason, sparks fly. When whispered confessions reveal secret desires, will Edward embrace Mason's needs or will his secret prove to be too much?

Story contains M/M sexual content, age play, diapers, and ABDL themes.

©2016 M.A. Innes (P)2017 M.A. Innes

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A Great Age Play Listen

Would you consider the audio edition of Secrets in the Dark to be better than the print version?

Please bear with me - I didn't choose these questions. My actual review is at the end, so please keep reading.

Is the audio edition better than the print version. I have no idea since I don't have the print version. Since I only buy and listen to audiobooks, I guess this is an automatic yes.

What other book might you compare Secrets in the Dark to and why?

This is my first age play, so, uh, I have no idea.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene in the restaurant when Edward and Mason first meet.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Their first date as Daddy/boy.

Any additional comments?

Here is the review I prepared:

Your Kink is not my Kink (YKINMK).

If you keep that in mind, this is a fun book about age play.

I love the slow burn between the two main characters. They accidentally meet at a singles’ mixer but they connect. Mason feels safe enough to admit he’s looking for a Daddy, assuming he will never see Edward again.

Edward has other ideas, though. He tracks Mason down and expresses interest.
Both are men who are lonely. One is looking for someone to take care of him and one is looking forward to caring for someone in a deep and intimate way.

What I love about this book is the amount of thought that goes into this relationship. Edward consults with a professional; Mason has his best friend who is there as a sounding board. Anyone in BDSM should have someone safe to share with.

Then there are the negotiations. Again, often that step is missing in relationships in books. It could have been dry and boring, but Innes did a great job of making the discussions funny and endearing. These are two lost souls finding each other.

Some readers may get squicky at the extent of the age play – it goes all the way – but the relationship between these two men, to me, supersedes anything questionable. These are consenting adults.

Kenneth Obi did a great job as narrator – voices were well differentiated and the book was well done.

I enjoyed it. Not my kink, but a sweet read.

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Good Age Play Story

What made the experience of listening to Secrets in the Dark the most enjoyable?

The narrator overall was good in how he differentiated from character to character.

What did you like best about this story?

The age play I feel was very well presented in the overall story.

Which character – as performed by Kenneth Obi – was your favorite?

Edward was definitely my favorite especially the influxes between when he was more formal and then sometimes more casual depending on the current situation in the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I would have liked to have listened all in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

Overall it was a great story and I really like how Mason and Edward met. I found it to be a very original storyline and a good representation of an age play relationship.

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A sweet exploration of kink- was not expecting too

The narration was good, at first I thought the narrator had an annoying voice but once I realized it was just Mason's childlike shy demeanor I felt it fit him very well. Kenneth Obi has a good range of voices and his performance was great!

Mason is a young man roped into a singles mixer by his friend when one her company was one man short. In a dining in the dark restaurant his is thoroughly bored with his assigned date and a sexy voice from one of the tables next to his keeps distracting him. Edward is amused by the flighty boy in the table next to his making mess of his bling date but when Mason's date ditches him after he does not even pretend to pay attention to him they start talking. In the dark, secrets are easy to say, and Mason indulges the sext voiced man with his darkest fantasy and sexual need- to have a daddy to take care of him and be treated like a precious child. Edward is aroused and intrigued by this new world he did not even knew existed and the next day after doing some research, contacts Mason with a proposition.

I am not really in to the alternative life style and especially the more unusual kinks, therefore I did not believe I would enjoy it beyond the eroticism but I was proven wrong! To me Daddy kink, age play and ABDL are quite foreign and extreme so I liked the fact that the relationship itself was gentle, respectful and kind. I believe that balance is key in a book, and this one had a very good sense of balance between the kinky and the "normal". I also think that for someone who is not into this life style, and that is not used to reading books about it that balance is so important. I was able to relate to the characters and learned a thing or two about the life style in a sweet romantic setting that did not try to shock or be the next "50 shades". They took it slow, Edward made sure to talk to Mason, research, consult people who lived the alternative life style and basically did was any good responsible person should in these situations. I liked that very much about this book, because it allowed me to read something I would never think about reading and enjoy.

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Secrets in the Dark

Where does Secrets in the Dark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love the story, which I read prior to listening to the audiobook. The performance was good, but not as impressive as some others I've listened to. The narrator did hold my interest, though I didn't love his portrayal of Mason.

What does Kenneth Obi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I liked his version of Edward, for the most part. He also did a good job with the scenes where the characters felt more awkward. I could feel their discomfort and insecurity. I also enjoyed his portrayal of the secondary characters.

Any additional comments?

This is a sexy yet sweet age play story. I'd love to have more M.A. Innes titles available in audiobook.

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Educational

overall an interesting kink. the narrator had a clean voice and switched characters smoothly and kept them distinct. the story was of an erotic nature and handle the "little" kink well. the story was done tastefully.

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  • Dee Winston
  • Winston Salem, NC, United States
  • 09-05-17

entertaining

Mason has had fanstasies of finding a daddy a long time. When he comes across Edward by accident he's not sure what to think. He doesn't want to find his dream man to have him leave because it's to much for him. Once Edward does his research he finds that this type of relationship may be what he's been looking for. Watching them navigate this new relationship is very entertaining and educational.

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Great Age Play Romance

Would you consider the audio edition of Secrets in the Dark to be better than the print version?

I liked the print version better. The reader tried to make the "little" character sound like a young child even when he was supposed to be in "adult" role.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was Edward. He took his role as Daddy very seriously. Researched all aspects of the dynamic of age play. He even went as far as to consult an expert in age play.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed the chastity scene the best.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to this book while working around the house over a 2 day period.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the book but the reader left little to be desired. I will listen to it again because the story was one of my favorites. I would recommend this book to anyone who was interested in the age play genre.

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Sweet age play romance with a lot of heart

I've just finished Secrets In The Dark and while age play is not really my thing I really enjoyed it. I was very sweet and loving and romantic in it's own way....
I have read others by this author and I think he/she(? I have no idea) does a great job conveying what it is these people get out of their play...

I am a hardcore kinkster, and can find rhyme and reason in most any kink, as long as I get a credible emotional connection. Same goes for the age play, up to a certain point... And we get a great emotional connection between these two and a lot of reflection on the items and actions they find exciting.

Both MCs are new to the life style and the author manages to info dump a lot of age play community knowledge into the book, without it ever feeling like an info dump. Props for that!

If you are curios about the age play kink, M.A. Innes would definitely be the way I would recommend to go and this book would be a great place to start.

I listened to the audio version of this book and thought the narrator did a good job narrating the story.

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Very good representation of Age Play

Where does Secrets in the Dark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Its very good, good character development, doesn't slide into sex right away, characters are believable and one of the best I've heard in a long time.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters are well developed and believable. No judgement from their friends and coworkers is what all kinky people hope to have in their lives.

What does Kenneth Obi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice for the Daddy was very sexy and deep, just what a boy would want to hear.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Oh yes, I never knew if the judgement was going to hit or not. It didn't and I was pleasantly surprised.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book very much and will watch for more books and audios by the same author and narrator!

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Great Audio

What does Kenneth Obi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This is my first audio from Kenneth Obi. I enjoyed the way he made the formal speech of William / Daddy more pronounced than I felt it when I read the book. It gave a different dimension to William that I'd not fully appreciated through reading.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this audio. I found the small issue I had with the book did not translate over to the audio. I loved how is started. The meeting of Mason & Edward was original & entertaining. Mason whispers to Edward that he's looking for a daddy & Edward is shocked but intrigued. He does a little research & decides it's something he wants to explore with Mason.

I loved the inexperience of both men. Mason knows what he wants but is cautious to voice too much to Edward for fear for scaring him away. They are both nervous but eager to go forward. I loved how they had some awkward beginnings. I made their relationship seem more real to me. Both of them struggling with what it too much or not enough. I enjoyed the journey of them learning to trust each other & of them both finding themselves in each other as they built something beautiful together. It felt honest & I was able to feel the connection between these men.

Together they were romantic, super hot & sweet. It's a great story with excellent character growth.

* I received an ARC from the author.

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 07-02-17

Loved listening to this book

Edward is little vanilla,almost!! Mason more open about what he wants.
So begins their story Narrated by the lovely voice of Kenneth Obi who drew into the story almost like they were there partaking. This is an age play book, I must say that I do like these kind of books. Mason needed something that only Edward could give him.
Again M A Innes story grabs you,
If you like age play this is the book for. So beautifully written well narrated by Kenneth Obi

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  • Mrs C
  • 06-23-17

Well worth listening to

What did you like most about Secrets in the Dark?

I have to say that age play isn't really my cup of tea but the story and the relationship between the two main characters is pretty hot. If age play is your thing then you'll love this book.

What did you like best about this story?

The authors detailed information about age play and the relationship between the two main characters.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The first sex scene is really on the edge of your seat intense.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Mason realised he had actually found someone who isn't turned off by his sexual desires and needs.

Any additional comments?

Even though age play isn't really my thing, I still enjoyed the overall story. I would definitely recommend to a friend.