His Cocky Valet

Undue Arrogance Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Joel Leslie
Series: Undue Arrogance Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.5 out of 5 stars (134 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ash Harrington's life is out of control. At 23 years old, he's suddenly the head of a multibillion dollar global corporation he is in no way equipped to run. His father is dying. His mother's run away. He's spent his entire adult life playing fast and loose with his life and his loves, but when he's dragged into a position of responsibility with the fate of the company on his shoulders, he goes spinning into freefall. And Brand Forsythe is the only man to catch him.

Icy, detached, nearly twice Ash's age, the massive monolith of a British valet is impossible to deal with and like no servant Ash has ever met. Domineering and controlling, Brand quickly puts Ash's life in order. And quickly takes Ash in hand.

Even if by day Ash has to project authority, leadership, and calm...by night he's discovering the breathless pleasure of giving up control. The shivering thrill of surrendering to Brand. The sweet taboo of being submissive to the man in even the smallest things. Ash can't quite understand why it feels so good to put himself in Brand Forsythe's capable, commanding hands. He only knows, as he faces the hardest decisions of his life...the only thing that can save him is the love of his cocky valet.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Cole McCade (P)2018 Tantor

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So much more than expected.

Joel Leslie - WOW. You killed this. There was no point when I didn't entirely believe that there were multiple people talking in this story! If it wasn't edgy enough, you added so much tantalizing emotion that it became impossible to listen while driving or doing anything other than listen. Well done. This is a performance that was much more than narration! Bravo

Composer Cole McCade - Although I heard good things about this story at the time it was published in spring of 2018, I also knew that this was a quick 'action/reaction' to the behavior of a self-described 'best-selling' author previously unknown to me.

I dare say that I've read enough that I don't imagine there are too many best-selling authors who are unknown to me, at least with name recognition.

There were a few medical details that weren't quite right but as the author proclaimed, this was intended to be satire. I won't provide specifics as not everyone would be pulled out of the story by unlikely events.

I've seen the word gobsmacked in stories and have never used or heard the word used in real life. I was gobsmacked. This story was emotion-packed and provocative. I wouldn't have expected this to have so much of an own-voices flavor but this only adds to the performance art presented by this extremely talented duo, wordsmith McCabe and actor Leslie.

I listened to this on audible and now I will buy the book. It's that good.

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COCKY, COCKY, COCKY...

I loved this cocky book. I also loved the cocky characters and the cocky narrator. There wasn't anything that I did not like about the cocky book. Except that it ended.

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Wonderful!

Love the story, love the narrator, author’s notes are at first hilarious (GO COLE!) and second, heartbreaking. Makes me want to read everything out there by him. Now I have a new author to look forward to. And Joel Leslie is as always a wonderful performer of the written word. Highly recommend!

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Author’s note

Thank you for sharing truth in your letters at the end of this book. I was surprised to hear the information. And I must admit I laughed aloud when you shared the story about “cocky.” I’m looking forward to reading and listening to even more of your books, your your letters at the end serve to strengthen my resolve. Fun book too by the way. I enjoyed the humor found throughout.

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THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING!!

THIS BOOK! THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING!!! Not only do I LOVE the reason on why it was made (hello #cockygate) but the story itself was perfect. Flawd perfect-for-each-other characters. And it was HOT. This book is in my hands down top 10 favorite books of all time. I love the fluffy idea of not so perfect love thy scares others but when you find the right person- that right match- it all becomes ok. That scary attraction becomes a perfect kind of love and these characters have it.

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beautiful

the authors at the end were a mood and I cried at certain points cool

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Great narration

Exellent narration,
Cute, sweet, and sexy story
I really enjoyed it.
I very much liked the main characters
Very sexy.

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Beautiful. Wow

It was as Cole said. I could almost see it.
I honestly would prefer to avoid hospitals unless injured or in pain, not to... let's just say I've had my fill. And I'd rather remember that person before they were destroyed by whatever felled them.

Does that make me heartless? Maybe...
But I don't want my last memory, my last sight of a loved one, to be them in a strange bed with machines recording their last.

Anyway, I loved the book. I loved the performance and Joel did a wonderful job.

Can't wait for the Cellist.

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Loved this story

OMG this was a very good story. Loved it. Loved Joel narration. Perfect. Need to find more by Cole if they are like this story. The way these two meet. The feelings between them that are there and the needing of each other. Love the Dom/sub and the age gap.

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WOW what a beautiful author

The words and language the author used was utterly fantastic, beautiful, almost like poetry.

I understand this was supposed to be satire etc, but it hit me in the feels big time, and the writing was absolutely elegant. This is the 1st book I've ever read/listened to by Cole, and I was very pleasantly surprised.

The meaning behind the D/s relationship was shown beautifully, and while the author mentions its a satire, that meaning is absolutely not. The discussion the MC's have on what a D/s relationship is, and the fact that yes it can be detrimental to a person if it's not wanted and agreed upon by everyone in the relationship was perfectly done. A D/s relationship can fulfill not only a kink or fetish but a deep seeded NEED in a person, and that need is absolutely not wrong, and when the need is met by its twin in another person, it can be absolutely stunning in its love and trust. Cole wrote this exactly right.


Joel is of course amazing as usual. He is one of my all time favorite narrators, and he can bring a depth of feeling and somehow conveys the emotions behind the writing so well. Whether it's sexual, humor, control, demanding or need, he is an absolute expert in his finely honed craft.


I can only say this was a very pleasant surprise for me, and I am absolutely glad I spent the money to purchase this title. Even though it's not listed as Daddy kink, and the submissive says he will not call him Daddy, which is done be humorous, that is exactly what this particular relationship is.

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  • 02-20-19

Fucking Love

Jesus Christ I love this book so fucking much. I didn't think I could get this into this book but I did. I love the narrator which is guilty not my favorite, but he did an amazing job for this book. Joel has gotten better with more books.

I also love this author because the end note was funny as hell. But he's also super talented to create such an intricate and amazing story.

Loved this book.

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  • OCorkyO
  • 10-30-19

Fabulous

Well I I know I say this a lot but the narrator really brought this story to life for me... Yes Joel Leslie is one of my favourite but if the story was not a good one in my mind I don't think anyone could make it sound good! I have a feeling the book will be just as good for me! Thank you

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  • lisa
  • 03-21-20

Unique

I simply loved this book due to the fact it has an original story point and a great plot. The plot holds up and keeps you moaning an wet throughout. The book does this through teasing and outright sexual advances. I simply love it and I hope you do too.

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  • Pat Johnson
  • 07-04-19

Cocky ......

II had so many smirks listening also I fell into the story throughly enjoyed it and I know I am extremely late to the Cock gate but I remember hearing all about it .
Joel I am extremely sorry that your didn’t see or even meet you Dad not sure for how long but much to long anyway. Huge hugs to you ❤️

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  • Ev
  • 05-08-19

Fun, sexy

I really enjoyed this sexy, well written love story. Thanks McCade, for bearing part of your real life story and writing this fluffy, awesome book.

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  • jim
  • 02-10-19

Incongruous story about domination

Apart from the constantly whining voice of the ‘hero’, this story is completely incongruous. From the dying father who never prepares his son to take over the company to the uneducated valet who acts like a CEO this is really a tale about an older bully who completely dominates and controls his younger charge. No man would get away with doing this to a younger woman so why are stories about gay men written about pathetic individuals who get controlled........really hated this story

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  • 01-01-19

Amazing!!! Black Butler feels 😂

I loved it so much! It got really emotional and real and way too much near the end but i loved it none the less. It was soooooo good.
Oh and i also don't recommend listening to this in public. Save yourself the embarrassment!!