• Houston

  • Leashes & Lace, Book 1
  • By: Shaw Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (132 ratings)

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Houston

By: Shaw Montgomery
Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
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Houston knows who he is...but most men don’t seem to understand.

A Dom who likes wearing panties and lace isn’t what most submissives expect when they look at Houston. Broad, strong Doms are supposed to look intimidating in leather, not sexy in leather and lace. When long looks and a curious encounter with his new roommate make Houston think there might be some interest from Reece, he isn’t sure what to do. Reece is straight, isn’t he?

Reece knows who he is...but most men don’t seem to understand.

Reece has known he was bi for a long time, but the Doms he’s met don’t seem to be able to accept that. When his new roommate makes Reece’s submissive side want to roll over and beg for a spanking, he’s not sure what to do. Houston gives orders like a seasoned Dom, but is taking a chance worth the possibility of embarrassing himself and being asked to leave?

When two stubborn men both refuse to acknowledge what’s right in front of them, it might take a push to get them to see the truth.

©2018 Shaw Montgomery (P)2019 Shaw Montgomery

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A little lost at first, but impressed!

I admit that when I first started listening to this, I thought I had jumped in in the middle of a series. There were so many characters right off the bat that made it seem like listeners should know who they were and what was going on instead of letting them organically develop into the story. It took me a few chapters to sort everything out, but by then I was hooked and it had my rapt attention. The story follows two men who meet as roommates and are inadvertently tied to the same BDSM world. Now, I freely admit that BDSM stories are not always my cuppa. Sometimes they’re written so sterile that I question how someone could find that a turn on. That was not the case with Shaw’s story. The sexual tension between Houston and Reece was what hooked me in the first place and I was anxious to see how it all played out. I was completely satisfied with how the relationship progressed and ooo boy, was it steaming! Overall, pretty low angst (just enough to make you want to keep listening) and the right amount of smexy times.

This is only my second experience with Kenneth Obi as a narrator. I thought he did well with the narration: the voices were distinct, the pacing was good as was the emotion conveyed. There were a lot of characters for him to voice and he did so admirably.

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

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Roomies find chemistry in this sexy, dom/sub, cross dressing, rom com.
Kenneth Obi was perfect in bringing these characters to life

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A Dom in lace and a sub who loves it

This was a sweet, sexy and at times silly story about Houston, a Dom who knows what he wants but is hesitant to ask because of past experiences, and Reece, a submissive who knows what he wants but doesn’t know if Houston wants him that way or is even a Dom.

Houston is looking for a roommate…again. In comes Reece, big brown eyes, short, bearish, and sexy. The two get along though they tip toe around their wants and needs.

I liked that it took some time for the two to come together and I liked how it happened. Friends can be so nosy and luckily for them they were.

Kenneth Obi did a good job. He changed his voice for each character.

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love love

wow. knew the story was good. voice actor made this incredible. totally loved every minute.

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Sensitive, fun, and an HEA - perfect!

Shaw Montgomery knows how to write low-angst gay bdsm romances ... Her Bound and Controlled series is the gold standard of let's just have fun and get to an HEA without any angst, fear, threat or trauma. Easy to listen to, steamy glorious sex, and a depth of understanding the difficulty of finding someone who matches emotionally, whether gay or straight. I'm so impressed with the depth of her characters' needs and truths and desire to be validated and seen for who they are and what they desire in their lives. If you like a sweet fun story with a happy ending, this is a great place to discover Shaw's books. Then treat yourself to the Bound & Controlled books.

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Best Roommate Ever

Fun story were you find out your new roommate might be exactly what you need and want out of life. Thanks to friends they don't have to spend months dancing around the the issue.

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Love It

I love this series and getting to hear it in addition to having read it is great. I look forward to listening to the rest of the audiobooks.

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Light BDSM

Short and sweet story with some light BDSM. There was some discrepancy with the timeline in the book but easy to overlook. Narration was good and easy to follow.

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Men in lingerie

What a fantastic start to a new series. I love how Shaw Montgomery has introduced a whole range of new characters. Kenneth Obi has done a wonderful job narrating this book. I am looking forward to book 2.

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Fantastic Narration

Absolutely perfect!! I’ve always loved this series and was so excited to hear Kenneth Obi’s narration. His character development is SPOT ON. I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Houston’ and am excited to keep going in the audio series.

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