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Publisher's Summary

Kyle isn’t a victim...he’s a survivor who needs to learn his worth.

An omega who’s narrowly escaped an abusive relationship seeks shelter with his flirty friend and boss...

After low self-esteem sent Kyle into the arms of the wrong alpha - a cop with a Napoleon complex - he finds himself in an untenable situation that quickly escalates from bad to worse. After his relationship ends in the worst way imaginable, his boss takes him in, giving him a safe harbor and a friendly shoulder to lean on.

...an alpha with a gentle spirit and a heart of gold.

Dallas has longed for a family of his own, and he’s had his eye on the tall, thick omega with the sweet nature and juicy...smile. After Kyle repeatedly turned him down for dinner dates and got into a bad relationship, Dallas backed off but couldn’t quit flirting with his friend/employee. He’d never have interrupted another person’s relationship, but darn it, he saw Kyle first! Besides, what’s a little flirtation between friends?

Two men who are meant to be together but have a long road to get there.

Dallas knows that Kyle doesn’t need another bossy alpha. He needs to find his own inner warrior and make peace with himself before they can be more than friends.

Kyle is so obsessed with the size of his waist that he almost misses his shot with the one alpha who will love him unconditionally in addition to being his best friend.

A simple bet about getting fit can offer huge rewards in the heart department. But how his Kyle supposed to decrease his waistline and get that six-pack he’s always wanted if he finds himself pregnant?

This mm book contains mpreg and intended for listeners 18 years of age and older. Trigger warning: This book contains scenes of domestic abuse. Please be aware that while this is part of the story, it is only in the beginning, and there is a guaranteed happy ending. Parts of this book are a little darker than you’re used to from Susi Hawke, but an HEA and all the laughs, naughty-knotty times, and shmoopy feels that you’d expect are definitely included! This book is about 48,000 words.

©2018 Susi Hawke (P)2018 Susi Hawke

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Loved it!

I loved reading this story, and listening to it brought it to the next level.

Great writing, paired with great narration, makes this a must listen. I can’t wait to listen to the rest of the series!

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Dallas

So very sad at the beginning. I wanted to kill fred painfully. but truly love Kylie and Dallas together.

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Love and the gym!

Kyle is in a relationship that makes him feel like he's less than and not worthy. Dallas has watched and wanted Kyle from their first meeting but stays in the friend zone since Kyle has an alpha. I don't want to give spoilers but once Kyle is free from his alpha, he begins to look at himself and Dallas differently. I love how Dallas doesn't want to change Kyle and loves him for who he is.

The narrator does an incredible job and I loved every minute of this audio!

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Lost in Dallas

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I liked this book just as much as I liked book one in this series. The characters are all cute and likeable, and they are all just so different from each other I really enjoy the contrast of personalities we get in all parts of this series so far. I really felt for Kyle and all the drama and hurt he had to deal with, but I was happy he had Dallas to lean on through all his troubles. Kyle's Ex is a horrible person, with what he did to Kyle in the past, I totally saw the ending coming but was still horrified at his actions.

Audio - John is a great narrator and I think he did a fantastic job with these characters. I liked hearing his voices for them all and look forward to the next book he puts out.

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Size doesn't matter

I really love this story. Kyle is a big omega but Dallas doesn't care. What he cares about is keeping Kyle safe, happy, and healthy. As an abused omega, Kyle has so little faith in himself and doubts anything good that comes to him, despite Dallas, his brothers, and their friends telling him otherwise.

Dallas has such patience and care with Kyle that it really was just a matter of time until he could convince Kyle of his worth. I'm so glad these two find their happily ever after.

I can't wait for Houston's story because John does such a good job with them and Houston is my favorite of the brothers.

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  • Karen
  • Belgium, Europe
  • 11-26-18

Sweet and easy read. Good narrator.

This is a really sweet story of two soft-hearted giants who find comfort and acceptance in each other’s arms.
Kyle is unusually tall and robust for an omega, and being different like that isn’t easy for him. He has an amazingly gentle soul, but dishearteningly low self-esteem, which makes him an easy target for his manipulative and controlling boyfriend, Fred. At first Kyle makes excuses for Fred, even when things are already quite extreme, so that was slightly aggravating...I hated seeing him cling so long to the absolute wrong guy.

Dallas is an all-round great alpha, and he’s very respectful of Kyle’s boundaries. However, this also works against him. He’s so laidback, that Kyle fails to understand just how serious Dallas’s interest in him is.
When things with obnoxious Fred escalate and Kyle needs a safe haven, Dallas is there for him. Things between them progress slowly, with Dallas giving Kyle all the space he needs to regain his confidence and get back on his feet before “making his move” so to speak.

Kyle and Dallas both have a great support system in their family and friends. Houston especially is a colorful and interesting character. I can’t wait to find out his story.

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John Solo did a great job with the accents and performed all the different characters really well, bringing humor, emotion and tension to the story in the best way. He makes Kyle sound hesitant and sweet, totally what I imagined for this character. One thing I liked a little less was his interpretation of “assertive” Kyle, which to me bordered almost on “aggressive”, but on the whole that was just a minor hiccup in an otherwise great performance.

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Healthy Relationship

Kyle and Dallas are funny and sweet together. I love that Dallas is focused on health and fitness but doesn't need Kyle to change anything about himself. Dallas wants him just as he is. Kyle isn't used to anyone wanting him like that and finds it hard to believe. I enjoy how his confidence grows over the course of the story. I really love all of Dallas's family and enjoy this series immensely, in large part due to the sibling relationships
The narrator does a good job, though some of the voices and accents seem a little over the top. I'm a Texas girl, though, so I might be a bit harsh. Overall, I did enjoy his performance, as I usually do. (His portrayal of Lucas is still my favorite in this series!)
I've really enjoyed the first two audiobooks in this series, and I look forward to the next.

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I enjoyed Dallas and Kyles story

Poor Kyle was in an abusive relationship with Fred and all but gets killed before finally leaving. Thankfully Dallas is there to swoop him up, as a friend of course, and help.

Dallas has been trying to date Kyle for a few years even though Kyle was dating someone.

I loved and hated how this story shows not just Kyle, but others no matter size, age, or race can be a victim of domestic violence. Please know, I hated it because I wish no one ever in stories or real life should have to deal with abusive relationships. Thankfully everyone in this story who mentions being in an abusive relationship overcomes and moves forward.

The little names and sweet playfulness between the two was nice as Kyle really needed someone like Dallas. Dallas having his entire family around really helps and I enjoy the little side stories they bring.

John Solo does a good job in bring the characters to life.

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I liked that the narration improved the story.

I reviewed this book a few months ago. I gave it a medium rating. I enjoyed the audible version more. The narration brought out the characters personalities.

Kyle is in an abusive relationship with a cop. He has been told so often that he is fat and worthless that he believes it. His boss Dallas has asked him out several times but he doesn’t cheat. When his boyfriend brings another man into the home that he has helped to pay for, he isn’t very happy. When he discovers them having sex he winds up in the hospital from the beating he receives. Dallas comes to his rescue. Offering him a place to live and his love.

They are friends who quickly developed into lovers. Kyle is learning to take care of himself. Turning his love of cooking into a job makes him very happy. Until he is faced with the fact that he may have to let the ex back into his life.

Lots of drama in this one. It felt like Kyle moved to a new relationship very fast. Not really allowing time to breathe on his own. I did like the way Dallas took care of him and built up his self esteem. You don’t necessarily need to read the first book but it will define the characters better.

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Yes to Kyle and Dallas!!

OMG I just fell in love with Kyle and Dallas's story all over again! This is a book that I loved reading but listening to it OMG! John Solo has done it again with this narration. I just feel so much more listening to it then me just reading it. The emotions that John brings to these characters. I just am in love!

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  • Headinabook
  • 12-23-18

So good

I loved not only the book but the audible book just gave new depth to the story. I have fallen in love with John Solo’s voice so I am going to have to go back get more. Susi Hawke has always been a one click for me.

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  • Emma Jane Marie Vago
  • 11-29-18

Love Kyle and Dallas!

I fell in love with both Kyle and Dallas. This is a super cute story! I love how John Solo brings these characters to life!

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  • Meph666
  • 11-24-18

Some more great characters and narration

Really enjoying this series so far. Susi Hawke is one of my favourite mpreg authors.
Book two follows characters that we were introduced to in book one, Kyle and Beau's brother, Dallas. There attraction was clear in book one and we get a chance to catch up with them two years later in this outing. Kyle has a partner that he lives with, Fred, and is still working at the Gym. Dallas is still trying to get Kyle to take him serious when he says that he's interested in him. We have a lot taking place in this book with both men. The two men make a bet about whether Dallas can train Kyle and help him to lose weight/inches and wins a date if he's successful. In the 8 weeks that he has, a lot takes place for both of them but Kyle has a big trauma to recover from as well as a heat that he needs an alpha's help with.
All of the characters return in this story, just with out focus on a different couple. All brothers make an appearance and I love the support, compassion and fight that they provide for each other.
Kyle and Dallas together are a lot of fun, especially when Kyle starts to come out of his shell. They laugh and joke with each other, often just with silly comments made purely to make the other smile. There is a lot that happens in this story but I never felt lost in all that was going on. Susi has written it brilliantly, letting everyone have their time and it flows really well. You can always feel Dallas' protective nature towards Kyle through his thoughts and actions but it is wonderful to read as Kyle's confidence builds with certain things going on throughout the book.
John does a wonderful job, bringing this story and the characters to life. It's easy to feel connected to everything going on and the emotions of our MC's as he speaks their inner monologues and interactions with others. He gives each character their own voice so I have no trouble telling everyone apart and I really enjoyed the fun he brought to Kyle and Dallas' relationship.
This is a great follow up to book one and I recommend this one to fans of that and Susi's. I'm looking forward to listening to book three!

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  • Dee Slate
  • 11-23-18

An interesting story richly enhanced by narration

The second of the Lone Star brothers finds love.
Dallas has been interested in Kyle for a while (about 2 years). Sadly, Kyle has low self-esteem didn't believe Dallas was really interested. Instead, he ends up dating a soon-to-be abusive alpha. Eventually, Kyle's situation becomes untenable and he's forced to stay with and rely on Dallas. As they live together, Kyle begins to develop more confidence in himself, but just as he gets more comfortable, he find himself pregnant.
It's a fun story that really benefits from John Solo's multilayered performance! He is so good with the characters tones and their feelings - you knew when Kyle was nervous, when Dallas was joking (and when he wasn't, e.g. with Fred ...). He really brought the story to life; I especially loved his characterisation of Houston (and can't wait to listen to that).
This is definitely the best way to experience the series, with John Solo :)

I received a copy of this story; the review is my own opinion and voluntary.

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  • Emma Burbidge
  • 11-20-18

Tummy Troubles?

This is the second book in Susi Hawke's Lone Star Brothers series, and while it could be enjoyed as a standalone, I think you'll find more enjoyment by reading/listening along in order. The previous book introduces the alpha brothers Beaumont, his twin Dallas, their omega sibling Houston, and other secondary characters, as well as Beau's mates Lukas and Gideon.
In this book, we meet humble omega Kyle who is the receptionist at Dallas's gym, and friend to Lucas, Gideon, and also Houston.
Dallas has been lusting after the bashful young omega for the two years he has known him, but has had to watch him fall into a controlling relationship with another alpha. This relationship has now become abusive to the point of physical harm, causing Kyle to wonder if he can do better.
Dallas finally gets his chance to woo the timid omega when Kyle is badly beaten and thrown out of the house by his soon to be ex-boyfriend Fred, a cop with a Napoleon complex. Kyle thrives under Dallas's care and was already taking advantage of his services as Personal Trainer.
When Kyle goes into heat, Dallas is persuaded to knot him as the omega advises him that he is barren. You might guess what happens next, but it doesn't become apparent for a few weeks. Once the pregnancy is confirmed, Fred somehow finds out and there is a slim possibility that he might be the baby's father rather than Dallas.
Who is the baby's real father? Can Kyle keep Fred out of his life with Dallas and their friends' help?
I recommend you read/listen along and find out if Dallas and Kyle get their HEA with their daughter.
trigger warnings *contains scenes of physical abuse, domestic violence and rape*

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  • Joanne1988
  • 11-18-18

Fantastic!!

John solo did an amazing job bringing this story to life. I think the characters voices were just right. The emotion he put into this book was amazing, it really sucked you into the story and the emotions of the characters. I laughed out loud at the funny scene's because the way John says it makes it exta funny.

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  • Pixiebell
  • 11-16-18

Just okay

***Trigger warning Domestic Abuse***
This is the 2nd book in the Lonestar Brothers series but can be read as a stand-alone.
This book starts with Dallas and his employee and friend from the gym he owns, Kyle an omega who is in an abusive relationship with a policeman boyfriend.
Kyle’s confidence has been eroded over time time with his boyfriend’s Mental and physical abuse which culminates Kyle being hospitalised.
It takes this savage attack for Kyle to realise his boyfriend isn’t who is best for him and maybe Dallas is.
Whilst this book addresses important issues and I usually enjoy the Alpha/Omega trope this book didn’t do anything for me.
I felt it was two dimensional and not much world building was done.
John Solo is a favourite narrator who is extremely versatile and I have many of his other audiobooks. I have to give him credit for the way he was able to give each and every character a different voice, but for some reason in this audiobook the accent of the characters grated on me.