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Robbie has his life back, but is he happy? Daniel wants to be in control, but at what cost?

Seven years ago, Robbie is left traumatized and broken after being released from his violent master and vows off men forever. Now, at 26, he has an apartment and a job, everything to have a fulfilled life. 

Daniel, owner of the men-only club Escape, is tired of watching his friends find their true loves but has yet to find the one for him. 

An unexpected meeting brings the two men together again, but all Robbie wants is to be left alone and not face his past. Daniel sees something in Robbie he needs and refuses to give up. He knows that Robbie is worth fighting for. 

Will Robbie let Daniel in and learn to trust and feel again, or is he too damaged? Can Robbie hand over the reins to Daniel to give them the happiness they both seek? 

Not Your Boy is a spin-off series from the HeavyLoad! series and has characters from the series throughout.

Not Your Boy is an MM romance and contains steamy scenes between men. Past acts of sexual assault and violence are mentioned.

©2019 JJ Harper (P)2020 JJ Harper

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BROUGHT TOGETHER FINALLY

Reading this Book was AMAZING, hearing this Book made it more INCREDIBLE. Daniel owns the club that caters to a special clientele. Bringing friends together with their special boys or littles makes him feel complete. When he sees Robbie his whole world shifts on its axis. This young man who has never been far from his thoughts is standing right in front of him. JJ HARPER has written this and the other books in this series with total love. LIAM DICOSIMO gave them new life through his narration. His voice giving both characters a different and distinct voice was masterful. JJ Harper chose the perfect narrator in Liam DiCosimo to give these two men a voice. His voice gave them so much more depth and feeling. I absolutely loved this Book in Audible. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS AND THE OTHER AUDIBLES IN THIS UNFORGETTABLE SERIES!!!!!

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Emotions that fit my own and more.

The jumble of emotions poor Robbie deals with in this are so burned into my own mind and how much I critique myself for all the same thoughts, an mostly my own hyper sensitivity. It had me coming back to the end in the best way possible.

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Learning to move forward

After a horrific experience, Robbie is done with all things BDSM.
When he crosses paths with Daniel again, it stirs up feelings he is trying hard to suppress.

From the first time Daniel layed eyes on Robbie, he could not forget him. With this new opportunity presenting itself, he is going to grasp his chance to help Robbie move forward.

A poignant tale at times about a boy who needed the right kind of nurturing in order to reach his full potential and in Daniel maybe Robbie will find everything he was missing and didn't know it, if only he was open to the experience.

This hurt/comfort story is narrated well. Liam did a good job in keeping the different characters easily discernible. I especially liked the way he did Robbie. An enjoyable listen.

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Good effort but misses the mark.

I hate leaving negative reviews. I think everyone should give a book and a narrator a good shot, so don't let my opinions discourage you from giving this a try. I've liked some of JJ Harper's other stories very much, but this one just misses the mark for me. I don't feel any actual connection between Daniel and Robbie. It feels like his only goal was to prove that BDSM isn't a bad thing, that he is a nice guy, and to get Robbie "into bed" so to speak. There just isn't any chemistry here.
I'm a big fan of hurt comfort, so I was excited to listen to this one, but the lack of chemistry is just killing it for me.
As for the narrator, again, we all have our preferences, but I feel like Daniel comes off as a robot here. I can't quite explain it. He's trying to do a very Dom voice, but it just feels unnatural. I keep wanting his voice to sound masculine while also natural, and it just isn't there. The narrator does Robbie pretty well though! I think the narrator should keep at it, but remember that masculine and dominant doesn't have to mean no inflection, no life, no soft moments. Even music that is meant to be hard or heavy has soft moments.

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good listen

I am mixed with this book. I liked the charters. It dealt with some heavy subject matter which is hard to read and breaks your heart. The narrator did a good job with this book. I would have liked to have felt more of a connection to the charters. It felt a little rough in some areas of the audio but all in all, it was a good listen.

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Excellent!

JJ Harper is one of my favorite authors and since I never have time to sit and read a book, I look forward to her audiobooks. I enjoyed this one, the characters are likable and past characters from the HeavyLoad series make an appearance. The narrator does a good job of changing up character voices and showing emotion without it being too over the top or underwhelming. Highly recommend!

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  • Lesetiger
  • 05-30-21

Absolut brilliant

This was my first book by JJ Harper, but it certainly won't be my last.
I loved the story of Daniel and Robbie!
Robbie has a bad past and then he meets the Dom Daniel, who with a lot of love and patience manages to bring Robbie out of his shell and into a relationship. The two just belong together, even if it's not always easy.

JJ Harper has written the story incredibly soulfully and it was a pleasure for me to experience Robbie's and Daniel's story. In between, however, I had to swallow hard.

I didn't know the narrator Liam DiCosimo before, but he brought the characters to life. I absolutely enjoyed how he gave different voices to the protagonists. Also, he was able to portray the emotions well without overdoing it.
Highly recommend!

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  • Mandy
  • 02-22-21

Brilliant & Beautiful ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely Loved... It. amazing book by JJ Harper and brought to life in audio. Daniel & Robbie are made for each other but its not a good start with what happened to Robbie years before but with Daniel's care, patience and love Robbie becomes the boy he was meant to be with his daddy dom. Liam has done a Fantastic job with bringing Daniel and Robbie to life its something special. 💞💞💞

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  • Gwen
  • 11-25-21

Robbie and Daniel 💙💚

Robbie was traumatized by a sadistic pseudo dom, left alone with not much on him and Daniel rescues him without knowing they would meet again. Years later, Daniel is found by Robbie and chemistry can’t be denied. They get close but Robbie’s past won’t let them get too close. It’s a hurt/comfort story with an age gap and flawed characters but love wins at the end. Awesome listen!

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  • Dee Roberts
  • 02-21-21

Brilliant

Loved the book and absolutely loved Liam DiCosimo narration of it. Brought the characters to life