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Mate

Forbidden Desires, Book 3
Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Romance, LGBT
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Spitfire disgrace Matthieu Boudreaux has one wish: to age out of the Pedigree he despises, then destroy it. With one year left before he achieves the first step of his goal, Matthieu finally has some hope for an independent future. That is, until a surly Amethyst dragon by the name of Geoffrey Drake and his entourage show up at Matthieu’s cloister and inform him he’s been selected to be part of an "experiment".

Geoffrey Drake, proud and stuffy legal counsel for the Amethyst clan, has been charged with ruining his own life. His mission? Deliver a potential mate to the son of the Amethyst clan’s most despised enemy - and the man he’s loved in secret for the last hundred years - Topaz dragon Ian Brand. Refusal is impossible. Dragons don’t consort with dragons, and should Geoffrey decline, he risks exposing them both.

Ian Brand, charming black sheep of the Topaz clan, is trapped between his forbidden love for an Amethyst dragon centuries his senior and his duty to his family. Chosen by his unhinged father to be the Topaz candidate for the mating experiment, Ian is faced with a terrible choice: run away with the man he loves and face the deadly consequences or accept his fate with a broken heart.

But dragon magic - as Matthieu, Geoffrey, and Ian soon discover - works in mysterious ways. When an unforeseeable circumstance draws them all together and puts their futures at risk, they have no choice but to set their differences aside and work together to prove a new, startling truth....

What the dragon world knows about mates has been wrong all along, and it will be up to the three of them to prove it.

Please note: Mate is a steamy omegaverse romance involving male pregnancy that will leave you in stitches. It contains an experiment gone awry, five eccentric peacocks, an unusually large number of whelps, an ancient Viking Daddy dragon, and science! For maximum enjoyment, Mate is best listened to following the events of Clutch and Bond.

©2019 Piper Scott, Virginia Kelly (P)2019 Piper Scott, Virginia Kelly

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So great i'm laughing my socks off

If a HEA MPREG Omegaverse MMM threesome, peppered with humour, an outrageously ridiculous amount of characters and a bunch of teeny tiny dragonlongs thrown into the mix is something you might enjoy - this is a book I recommend wholeheartedly.

While this is not a standalone and does require you to read the first two books that are entirely amazing on their own account - it is a book that brings the series together into a wonderful conclusion.

The dynamic between the 3 MCs is full of fun banter, and a feel of genuine support and love.

What starts as a complex situation slowly devolves into a full circus composed of a vibrant and, quite literally, colorful cast of characters that become part of the three MCs struggle to find their HEA.


Michael F. does an impeccable job of delivering the story in his smooth warm voice while juggling a large number of character voices and accents, delivering each one a unique and very well suited acting.

Its all so seamlessly put together that you are only left to indulge in the story of a very traditional and set-in-their -ways dragon shifter society in the midst of revolutionary changes brought upon by a union made of three sophisticated and sharp minded bondmates.

Its a story where love survives and in the end wins all battles, internal or otherwise.

Truly, if you havent picked up this series yet you are truly missing out.

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Absolutely -Fabulous Narration

I first read or better say experienced Mate as an ebook. Found it to be a delightful, sensual , spellbinding , humorous , quirky and hot AF story .

With his spectacular narration Michael Ferraiuolo brings that experience to new highs. He gave main and secondary characters a distinctive and recognizable voice . Matching the character traits , personality and accent perfectly. It was a joy listening to his performance.

Piper Scott, Virginia Kelly and Michael Ferraiuolo together make formidable trio. Looking forward to future collaborations.

A gladly spent audio credit. 😁😀💕🙌 And that's saying a lot from a certified audio credit's hoarder like me , LOL😁😊😜

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  • MT
  • 10-16-19

Amazing

This narrator has blown my mind! I love the series so much but the narration on these audiobooks is just beyond what I could have hoped for in my wildest dreams. The council scenes with the multitude of dragons is performed perfectly and brings it to life in a whole new way.

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love it as other books in series

As all books in this series, very well written book with a perfect narrator and plot.

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Terrific Trilogy Finale & So Many Amazing Accents!

I love this series, and this last book makes for a delicious ending (though the author is continuing with some novellas to extend the series)! But for the audio, the highlight is the truly amazing number of accents Michael F gives us. There are various Russian, Scandinavian, British, Californian, Chinese, Indian, and of course French (from one of the MCs, Matthieu) accents to enjoy, as well as some dialogue in those languages. It makes for such an exciting listening experience! I thoroughly recommend this book (and the series)!

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Wonderful Whimsy

I love the imaginative story telling, witty dialogue and great characters Scott and Piper have developed. This coupled with the fabulous narration make these books among my favorite new series.

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Great series.

Book 3 in this trilogy was just as wonderful as the 1st 2. I love Ian and Geoffrey, and Mattheiu. Again excellent world building, with lots of fun and appearances of Alastair, Everard, And all the other characters from previous books.
In this narrator is just wonderful.

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Great story

I enjoyed this story the storyline was awesome and the narrator did a great job with this story.

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Love this Series

I received an ARC of this audio for my honest review. Love Love this series. Piper & Virginia did a great job writing the story lines. This story is about Matthieu who can't wait to age out and then destroy the Pedigree, Geoffrey legal counsel with the Amethyst clan and Ian of the Topez clan. They put their differences aside and work together. Great story.

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Keeps Getting Better

This book is by far the best of the series! (It kept getting better and better as it went on!) The world that the characters live in was immense and immersive while the story was steamy and meaningful with a little bit of angst. The main characters and side characters from the previous books are well developed and you’ll love them from the start!
The narration by Michael Ferraiuolo is absolutely perfect! The voices are unique and easy to follow and give life to the characters. Great read and listen!

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  • Mama H
  • 10-05-19

Honk honk!

I love this series! If you have already read everything, you should try this. Dragons, omegas, eggs, whelps and peacocks! And Monsignor Dragon Perverse! And Michael gives them all unique voices ! So good, hot and hilarious!

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  • Aussiebumwearer
  • 09-20-19

Another Fantastic Story

I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed when listening to this audiobook - well, the only disappointing thing about it is the fact it’s the last in the series (that I’m aware of - please make another!)

I absolutely loved this series from beginning to end, each one with such passion (in and out of the sheets 😉😉), with humility, love and respect as well as hilarity, and there’s LOTS of that too!
Each book managed to draw a tear, not in sadness, but for the conclusion to the hate and fear that was endured.

I cannot praise these authors and the narrator enough for giving such a great experience and wonderful fantastical adventure.

I really hope this isn’t the end, as there are two more brothers sexcapades that haven’t been told yet - I get the distinct impression that when Joff telephones his brother to find out his net worth, and that said brother’s phone is answered by a mysterious ‘dominator’, (but obviously in the middle of another sex scandal I’m sure), it seems to have left an open avenue to explore.

I sure hope the authors do!

Thank you both for lighting up a very dark part in my life at the moment - I really needed this series, especially characters Nate, Harry & Everard 😆

Thank you so much ☺️

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  • Fortuna
  • 09-19-19

Three’s Company...

I’ve enjoyed the other books in this series so I was looking forward to this next instalment. If you’ve listened to the earlier books I think you’ll enjoy this one more as they introduce you to the omegaverse.

I love the dragons, this world is great fun. A little bit different with 2 Alphas introducing an Omega to their established relationship. I loved Geoffrey and Ian and the lovely Omega Matthieu is a really nice character.

Michael Ferraiuolo does this story justice with his fantastic character portrayal, his accents are brilliant and very believable. There’s tons of characters in this audio and it’s really easy to tell who’s who.

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  • OCorkyO
  • 09-18-19

Fabulous

Each book in this series has been fantastic to 🎶 listen to! Thank you for them and the narrator was perfect!

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 09-18-19

Loved it

As with the previous books in this series, I was hooked from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down.
These three are such great characters, I loved listening to their story.
I absolutely loved this book, and I can’t wait to see what might come next in this series.

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  • Trio
  • 09-16-19

Amazing!

What an epic story! And by “epic” I definitely mean both how amazing it is, plus the scope this story spans. The third installment of Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly’s Forbidden Desires series, Mate is the tale of the menage relationship between two Alpha Dragons and one Pedigree omega. Definitely read Clutch and Bond before jumping into this one.

Finding out Ian has to mate with an omega, who he will most likely bond with, is terrible news. Not only for Geoffrey and Ian, both Alphas, who have been lovers for years, but also for the omega, Matthieu, who has dreams of his own.

The opening scenes between these three are amazing, as they work their way through discovering how to get through this predicament. And watching them discover how it is possible for all three of them to be mated is a highlight of the story.

When the three face the stigma which surrounds their coupling, they are astonished to find so much support from smaller factions of their community. Of course, they have some huge obstacles to overcome, and find help in some unexpected places.

Mate is beautifully narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo and I truly don’t think anyone else could have done this story justice. Mr. Ferraiuolo’s skill at accents is unparalleled, and he must use them all in this episode. Always able to infuse humor into the funny bits, and heat into the sexy bits, Michael Ferraiuolo’s performance is spectacular.

Ms. Scotts and Ms. Kelly introduce some wonderful new characters in Mate as well as bringing back all the favorites from the first two books. Between the descriptions of the dragons’ hordes, the playful nature between the whelps, the laugh-out-loud humor of the peacocks, and the smokin’ hot MMM love scenes, Mate earns five huge stars!

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  • alias11
  • 09-16-19

Fantastic!

I don't know if this is the last book the authors will write in this series, but if so, it is a fantastic conclusion. I loved the omega Matthieu and his strong, snarky disposition. I loved the way he planned for a future that didn't fit the omega typecast, and plotted the downfall of dragon society, even while he sat in a cloister likely to be mated. I absolutely loved the MMM dynamic between the two alpha dragons and between them and Matthieu, and it was great the way they kept finding new family members and connections. Is their revelation the end of dragon society or the beginning? Fantastic story! I love the way Matthieu cared about the fates of the other disgraces trapped in the cloisters and set out to free them all, not just himself. I also really loved the way Geoffrey's family supported him, even after his secret trysts with Ian were revealed. Finally, I loved Mat and Iggy together. I bet they could raise some hell!

The narration was fantastic. Great job of providing different voices for the various characters and capturing the atmosphere of love and caring in the family components.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook through the author and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 09-16-19

Great addition to the series...

Overall: 4.5 Stars!

I'm not that much of a fan of menages, especially when the third is added to an established couple like in Matthieu, Ian and Geoffrey's case, so that might have colored my perception just a bit, so keep that in mind while reading this review.

Honestly, I wasn't too sure what to think about Geoffrey. He was so stuffy and serious in the first two books, but I quickly changed my mind when I saw how devoted to Ian he was and how much Ian seemed to adore him in turn. This might have been part of the reason why I had trouble warming up to Matthieu, or perhaps it just was that I didn't like him enough. He was too much of a spitfire, too pushy, just too much overall for me. Plus, there's the whole thing of Matthieu becoming Ian and Geoffrey's mate when the two of them had already been together for over a hundred years. Yes, they were hot together and I guess they worked fairly well as a throuple, but for me, there was something missing. *shrugs*

I loved that so many questions were answered and that we got to catch up with Alistair and Nate, Harry and Everard (who are still very much my favorites), Sebastian and Perri and all the dragon babies and pets. I never thought I would find a clutch of peacocks to be so appealing and fun!

This book is long and there was a lot happening, yet, I was very engrossed in the story. It was fun as all hell, sexy, entertaining and engaging. While I wasn't as invested in Geoffrey, Ian and Matthieu's story as I was with the previous ones, it was still an enjoyable one.

And really, if nothing else, you should get this one because of Michael Ferraiuolo's masterful narration. He nailed all the voices, all the accents and there were a lot of them. The transitions between each character were smooth and honestly, I was very impressed that he could do so many accents in a single scene without it feeling forced. Definitely an audiobook you don't want to miss!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-15-19

Changing the world - so exciting!

Third in the series and these dragons are changing the world. I love that the books are focusing on some strong omegas and loving pairings. The whelps are becoming more real too, so cute.

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  • Headinabook
  • 09-12-19

Love all the dragons

This is a most anticipated book, that is best listened to in series order as there is a lot of background and world building in those books, but the dragons better hold on to their hats as everything is being challenged and not everyone is happy.
I loved the first two books and this is no exception.The characters are so great with two Alphas Ian and Geoffrey who are from "enemy" families but have loved each other for many years, a sassy omega Matthieu who just wants out, feisty peacocks and a experiment which changes their lives and that of everyone.
This is an extremely hot romance, full of family, love and the bravery to dispute and change the norms of society.
I loved it can't wait for more.

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  • Avid
  • 09-07-19

What a book HONK 😉🦚

What an amazing book. I totally enjoyed the book version but OMG this audible brought it to life. WOW!!!