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Hostile Taking

Narrated by: Bryce Chadwell
Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4 out of 5 stars (100 ratings)
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This Story Is Red Hot

Publisher's Summary

Traumatized father Merrick has a business that's about to fail. That means both him and his company will be claimed by a 'Mentor.'

©2016 Yamila Abraham (P)2016 Yamila Abraham

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Total Favorite!

I’m a fan of Yamila’s books in general, but some of them are hard to get into because of her writing—not bad, but different. I find it’s easier to read the books before going into her audiobooks. This one is a personal favorite of mine and one I go back to again and again. It’s borderline dub-con, but I fell in love with both characters immediately and love, love, love revisiting their story. It’s definitely smexy, but I don’t know that I would classify it as “red hot.” It’s just....gah, so good! For a shorter audiobook, the storyline covers a lot of depth and the world is explained in such detail that you immediately understand what’s going on without having the first half of the book dripping in too much information. Bryce Chadwell is probably one of the better narrators that this author has used and he does each individual voice perfectly.

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great concept but

Great concept and very reasonable character development but plot development needs work. It also did not have an ending.

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interesting concept

I liked it, I wished it was longer, I have never read anything like this, so kudos to the author for a original story!

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Manipulation 101

I don't get why people like this book. The Mentor has basically no real feelings and manipulates Merrick with feremones (drugs him), then proceeds to emotionally abuse him with the threat to his son. When they have an argument the mentor actually uses violence and blames Merrick for making him beat Merrick. That's not a healthy relationship, that's abuse 101, make the victim feel like they made you use violence.
I listen to The Emperor and his demon recently and it was much better than this.

Also the audio has some issues repeated sentences the announcing of chapter ends was weird.

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Great Story

I'm becoming a fan of Yamila Abraham. I really liked this story, however I do wished that there was more. I would've liked to see what happens in the future as them settle in on becoming a family. Derrick's son was cute.

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Great voice

I loved the story. But I really enjoyed his voice. Very relaxing. I have read or listened to almost all of Yamila's writings and she always impresses me.

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Great Story, Narration had some real problems.

What did you like best about Hostile Taking? What did you like least?

The story was wonderful with some world building and steamy scenes. A bit too heavy on the mention of 'organs' and 'members' and other such sex related things. The narrator was actually really good, however he had trouble pronouncing words like 'heady' and a few others.

What other book might you compare Hostile Taking to and why?

It's something like Acquainted with the Night

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Most of the problem with the narrator were obvious editing problems, where the narrator mispronounced words, or repeated a sentence.

Could you see Hostile Taking being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Ha!

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  • Jo
  • Sherman, Texas, United States
  • 07-10-16

Don't Bother

Bad editing - sentences being repeated. Announcing the end of the chapters - announcing the start of a new chapter isn't enough? I'm glad I only paid $1.99 because I couldn't get past chapter 3.

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I love love this book

This is one of my favorite books from this author. No cheating or sleeping with other people, just a warm sweet romance with a touch of scorching sex.

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My goodness this was hot !

If you could sum up Hostile Taking in three words, what would they be?

Sexy sounding narration

Who was your favorite character and why?

The mentor and Merik were very sexy togheter. The child was cute too

Which scene was your favorite?

When they get togheter to have sex .it was very sexy , and those ferromones being dispense so generously was hot.

If you could rename Hostile Taking, what would you call it?

Enthralled .

Any additional comments?

Very sexy book and the narration is magnificent .Great story .