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Firsts

Narrated by: Lacy Laurel, Aaron Shedlock
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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She’s forbidden. Too young, too pure, and not mine. I’ll break all the rules to be with her. She belongs to me, even if she doesn't know it yet.

He’s taboo. Too old, too experienced, and my stepfather. I’ll cross every line to be with him. He's not mine and never will be.

It’s not about the danger of what's forbidden, it’s about the pleasure we get from it.

All consequences be damned.

©2018 C.L. Matthews (P)2019 C.L. Matthews

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Taboo Story

This was my first C.L. Matthews's book. I must admit that I chose this story because of the narrators. I went into this taboo story completely blind, and, unfortunately, I was really out of my comfort zone. I have nothing against taboo stories, and age gap, but it must be between adults. Leila, the main character was too young, and I couldn't like the story. Despite this, the narrators did a good job with the narration and accents.

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Great Story! Great Listen🎧 Intense & Emotional!

This is my first C.L. Matthews book and I enjoyed it. It is well written and well told, the storylines are interesting and intense at times. The characters are well developed. Leia, a young girl growing up with an absentee father and a mother who is busy working. Silas, a long time friend who always looked out for Leia’s Mom comes back in the picture when Leia is 13. Silas, 100% Alpha male wanted Leia at 1st sight, but he knew it was wrong and he tried to stay away. Over the next several years, lines are drawn and lines are crossed by both Silas and Leia. Leia wants Silas or at least she thinks she does but she is also seeing her best friend Brax in a new light after feelings are exchanged. So much drama, angst & warring within happening. There are some hot scenes too. Leia gets a lot of firsts here, I can not wait to find out what else is in store for her, will it be Silas or Brax or could it possible be both? There are a lot of unanswered questions about her Mom as well. I hope the next book “Lasts” comes out on Audible soon.

I listened to to the Audible edition, narrated by the talented Aaron Shedlock and Lacy Laurel. They are outstanding voice performers, they bring their characters to life and give them personality and attitude. Loved Lacy Laurel’s Spanish dialogue and how she played Leia, an angsty teen at times, as well as naive to naughty at times. And Aaron’s Silas, he had that alpha attitude by the, well you know and that accent, woohoo!! Their performances brought a lot to this great story and enhances it another level. Thanks for another great & entertaining listen🎧

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Age play but hidden secrets

Leia is a young teenager when she first meets Sy and she is instantly drawn towards him. Sy is a long time friend of the family and protector of her mother. Her father had been in and out of jail and Sy was there to help her mother when she gave birth to Leia. Sy hasn't seen Leia since she was a baby. He is also instantly drawn to Leia. He controls his sexual feelings towards her for several years. Leia only thinks of him in sexual ways. As the years pass Sy gives her all of her sexual firsts. She is heartbroken when he marries her mother. There seems to be a secret as to why they were married. This book deals with Sy's conflicts over his desires for Leia and trying to control them. Leia is a naive young girl when we first meet her but her conflicted feelings about Sy develops her into a stronger woman. Brax, Leia's best friend, also becomes a contender for her sexual feelings. There are secrets in this story. Some of them will be revealed but others will probably be revealed in the next books of this series.These books are out but not in audio books yet.

The narrators did an excellent job of storytelling. Lacy gives voice to a young sexuality aroused and confused teenager and then a stronger more confident young woman. Aaron's deep voice presents us with a strong alpha man trying to control his sexual desires. Their narration captures the spirit of these two characterqws as well as the other characters in this story.

I volunteered to receive this Audible book in exchange for an honest review. At first I was a little put off by Leia's young age compared to Sy's, although we do not yet know what is their age difference. However, C L Matthews draws the reader in the lifestyles of a culture that I don't know a lot about. She creates characters that pull you into their lives. It includes many hot scenes. This book does end in a cliffhanger. If you like age play books, you should like this one.

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Forbidden obsession

The story is very well written. For a fairly short listen there is plenty of engaging plot that makes you want to continue with the series. The narrators do a wonderful job and are easy to listen to even when the subject matter makes you uneasy.

When I first heard how old Leia was I was terrified to continue with the story. She is 13 and let me be very clear there is nothing alluring or sexy about a 13 year old and had the story not fast forward a few years I would have DNFed. I love a taboo story. I think fiction is a healthier way to explore some things but Even I have my limits. I honestly didn’t know what the age gap would be like going into this but had I known I may have missed out on what was a really enjoyable listen.

I wanted to scream at everyone in the story. And give them all the unsolicited advice they could handle. I need to know the secrets and backstory between Sy, Leisa’s mom and her father. I have an uber crush on Brax. I feel very protective of Leia and need to know she is going to be okay.

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Enjoyed Listening

Firsts was a steamy, extremely forbidden romance that will shock you yet have you hooked until the end. The story will push your boundaries and test your limits and I will admit the age factor threw me a bit at the start of the story. It was fast paced and steamy, and you will feel the intense chemistry between the main characters. You will be choosing sides before the story is done. However it all ends in a cliff hanger which will leave you screaming for more.
I listened to the audible version of this novel which was narrated by Lacey Laurel and Aaron Shedlock. These two did an amazing job with the story. Their accents were unbelievable and they were able to capture and relay the essence of these characters. They certainly brought the story to life and I enjoyed listening to them.
This taboo love story continues in the next book and I can't wait to see what happens.
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Still shocked

This is a crazy far out story. The story once I got into it kept my interest! The narration wasn’t horrible but thought a younger voice would have been better.

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A bit more taboo than I expected, but still a good story!

The narrators, Lacy Laurel and Aaron Shedlock, are wonderful. Together the two brought the story to life and portrayed the characters well.

This was my first experience with C.L. Matthews work as well as my first taboo read. Wow! I will admit there were some moments I cringed at the subject matter, but the story itself was good. Leia and Sy have an immediate sexual tension despite their age difference and their personal ties to one another. I enjoyed the addition of Braxton and the conflict that he caused in Leia’s heart. It will be interesting to see where the story goes from here.

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Taboo at It's Finest!!!

This is a first book in a series, this book was so good. C.L. Matthews gives just enough for the listener to be craving more. It is a taboo story of a young lady who has a crush on her fathers best friend who becomes her step father. It is naughty and of so good!!!! The narrators Lacy and Aaron do a fabulous job. I'm from Oklahoma, but Aaron's Puerto Rican accent sounds so good. Can't wait for the rest of the story, I know there has to be lots of twist and turns coming. This review was provided as part of the Audiobook Obsession Facebook group.

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Wow!

Completely amazing narrators! Si made me so angry! I love Bracks! But the heart wants what it wants . I love a great age taboo. and this was awesome.

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love taboo books!

I love these dark, taboo stories! The seem so wrong yet feel so right! I really enjoyed Firsts! can't wait to move on to the next one. Narrators were amazing. Aaron Shedlock is perfect with every voice he does! Lacy is new to me, but I loved her! I recommend this audiobook!

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  • Terra Dorn @AudiobookObsession
  • 04-01-19

I don't know what else to say but, WOW!!

Wow! That's the first thing that comes to mind as I'm sitting here reeling from this sexy, dirty, naughty story. Just, wow! I am amazed how much character and story development was fit into such a short listen. Not to mention all the steam! I have to admit to feeling more than a little dirty for how hot I found some of the more taboo scenes. I really can't wait to see what comes next in this story because it ends on a major cliffhanger with so much story left to tell!

The narration was fantastic and loved how the two different parts worked together!!

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  • Julie D
  • 04-18-19

She is off limits... or should be!

This story is hot!! Leah is a beautiful girl when she and Silas meet. He has thoughts about her that are carnal. But she’s is a child. She grows up, and becomes taboo for different reasons... but he should be a man and walk away from her and he won’t!!!

Braxton loves her and wants her.. he’s good for her. He’s kind and giving and will give her what she needs. Silas should leave them be... but will he??

CL Matthews does a great job writing this story line. I don’t like the ending!!! But it’s because I wanted it to be very different!!!

Lacy Laurel and Aaron Sherlock do an amazing job with this book!!!

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  • Clare Keating
  • 04-13-19

Forbidden Love

Oh how I felt for Leila how heart breaking when your first crush/love becomes your stepfather. If you love a book that is full on Taboo than First is so a book for you/me. I was not a big fan of Silas he is just so full on I was rooting for Brax he seems a much better fit for Leila. I was not sure that the length of this book would be enough to get into a story but it's wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am full on and smoking hot. I can't wait to hear the next two books as I so need to know how this will play out.

Lacy Laurel is fab and she puts so much into her story telling I just love her voice and emotion. Aaron Shedlock is the perfect alpha and did a excellent job and they both sounded amazing talking in Spanish.

I need the next book ASAP.x

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  • Thelma
  • 04-12-19

Sexy, Steamy and Taboo

This was my first book by C.L Matthews and it was super sexy, steamy and taboo!! This is the beginning of Silas and Leia story.. a roller coaster of emotions and moments that will keep you intrigued and hooked to this story wanting to know more. She has been in his life since she was just a teenager, she keeps luring him into temptation and love.. She can't resist him, but at the same time feels very confused about her feelings and the emotions he evokes.. time will show if they belonged together no matter the circumstances, no matter, that he is her new stepfather.

Great beginning of the series, I really can't wait to know more about this story and characters. what is going to happen, who is going to stay with Leia, everything is so confused right now that I'm dying to know more..

Great secondary characters. The Narrations by Lacy Laurel, Aaron Shedlock were great, bringing the characters to life and giving them more depth and character.

Overall it was a good start of the series.

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  • Cindy@AudiobookObsession
  • 04-05-19

Taboo!

This was a hot and steamy age gap/taboo story. It was enjoyable although I didn't realize it ends in a cliffhanger when I decided to listen to it. The characters were interesting and likable. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all ends in the next book. Lacy Laurel and Aaron Shedlock did an amazing job bringing this story to life with the various characters and accents.

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  • Ginger
  • 04-04-19

So taboo so naughty

This story is wrong, taboo in so many ways. Silas is old enough to be her father, he’s her mother’s business partner, then her mother’s husband. In Leila’s innocent, naive mind he really wants only her and in the end Silas tales advantage of that notion.
Lacy Laurel and Aaron Shedlock are spot on in the narration.
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  • Mandy Sawyer
  • 04-04-19

So hot!

Wow, this is so forbidden it’s so wrong but oh so hot! I got a little frustrated with the teasing but it was well worth the build up. Great performance from both Lacy and Aaron.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 04-01-19

Taboo....I love it!

WOW...talk about taboo! I went into this first book completely blind and was caught up in the story. The romance of Silas and Leila is not only sizzling, but will make you shudder each minute you listen. If the age difference isn't enough to make you wonder what will happen, the unexpected marriage making Silas her stepfather will. Not only does CL Matthews dish up a naughty romance, but she weaves in a best friend you can't help but love and an ending that leaves you just itching to hear what is going to happen next.

Picking the narrating team had to be perfect for a story like this to be credible. The choice of Aaron Shedlock and Lacy Laurel is perfect. Shedlock is incredible in this book. Sporting a hispanic accent, he brings Silas into the folds, and makes him both the man you love and hate! Lacy Laurel with her phenomenal voices gives us Leila, both with innocence and naughtiness. She delivers Spanish like a second language and the two together make this listen a book to devour.

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  • Nicola J Hardy
  • 03-31-19

ooh I love taboo!

wow , if you love taboo you need to read this!
even though they know it's wrong they have a pull that keeps sending them back to each other , the narration was perfect and I'm so excited for the next book in the series !
a taboo lovers dream

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