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How steamy is it? O-O-OMG

Publisher's Summary

When introverted doctor Ben Hardy's high-maintenance girlfriend wants to introduce a little more kink into their love life, he doesn't expect it to come in the form of the hunky new EMT who just moved to Blackwood. Ben's not gay, but damn! He can definitely see why all the women turn to mush when he's around: tall, blue eyes, body of an underwear model. The prospect of being naked in the same room with him is horrifying. So why the hell is he considering it?

Corey Butler desperately needs to leave his shady past behind, and the microscopic town of Blackwood is just the place to do it. No drama, no danger, no sleeping under bridges. What he doesn't need is a huge crush on someone who's completely out of his league. When Dr. Hardy's gorgeous girlfriend propositions him for a threesome, he knows the smart thing would be to say no. Of course it would. But then, Corey's never been known for making smart decisions.

(A M/M Romance containing graphic M/M & M/F/M scenes.)

©2013 Maris Black (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Even better the 2nd time with Audible!

I've previously read Owning Cory on my Kindle, but when Maris Black said it was being released on Audible with J.F Harding as narrator, I just had to get the audible version and read/listen again. I'm happy to say that story with the narrative makes it even more enjoyable! This a great mm story with a little angst, a little suspense and a whole lot of hot man action with a little m/f/m thrown in to get the balls rolling....definitely worth the 2nd read. Enjoy!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Outstanding read - from beginning to end!

Great characters run the range of funny to intense. It's been a while since I've enjoyed a book as much!

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Loved this story!

I was so excited to see new author on audible with so many books to come out I couldn't wait. I was not disappointed. This story was great, the narrator did a great job also. I loved Corey and Ben a falling in love with touch of a past that can get in the way always makes for a good listen!!! Can't wait for the others to come out!!! I would recommend this book!!!

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Loved it!

Would you listen to Owning Corey again? Why?

Yes, loved the story, loved the narrator. I will definitely be relistening.

What did you like best about this story?

Watching these 2 hot guys fall in love, when one of them was straight, was amazing!

Have you listened to any of J. F. Harding’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I loved his narration.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

On New Year's Eve when they kissed at midnight and finally came out.

Any additional comments?

Beautiful love story, loved it!

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Love it

Great books, love the story.
If you are a fan of m/m books than you will love this book. I highly recommend it

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Amazing story!

I loved every minute of this book! I never wanted it to end and I hope to read more about Ben and Corey!

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WHAT A GREAT STORY!!

This story captivated me from the start and didn't lose steam once! the dynamic between Ben and Corey is awesome! I highly recommend this book, author, and narrator,!! 5 stars all the way!!

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Ben & Corey So HOT !

If you could sum up Owning Corey in three words, what would they be?

Three Some Hot

What did you like best about this story?

Corey's struggle to feel worthy of Ben, and his plans to win the straight guy.

Which scene was your favorite?

In the pool house when Corey gets brave and walks up behind Ben. It was a do or die moment for the story line.

Who was the most memorable character of Owning Corey and why?

Corey, he had been through so much. He was such a mystery under the beautiful wrapper.

Any additional comments?

Wow !!! I have listened to this 3 times and it held my interest each time. No doubt Ben and Corey will draw me back again.

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A smart and sexy ride

I did like this audio,Corey and Ben are a complicated couple without being annoying. We have Dr Ben who has been the most eligible bachelor is his small town until the younger more attractive and friendlier Corey arrives. Where as they should be competitors as Ben's girlfriend has the hots for Corey, they find they actually like each other. I think them getting together came about well. I would listen to this again, cause we all enjoy J.F. Harding narrating.

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B rating overall....

My Review:
Overall.... 3.75
Performance... 3.75
Story.... 3.5

This is a hard book to rate. Overall, I did enjoy it, but there were a few wtf moments.

(First of all, you need to note that I "read" this book in audiobook and I'm not sure if all my reactions would have been the same if I had read the book, because the narrator definitely influences the characters voice.)

So...Corey...there were times when I loved him, his laissez faire attitude and his charming ways, but there were other times when he simply came across as skeevy and I had to wonder if this guy is a pure con artist. That's where I'm just not sure about the narration...because overall, Corey is a charming guy and the narrator used that voice for him, but that could have influenced the creepy feelings I got from him at times.

Ben is the opposite. He's cold, withdrawn, and doesn't make interpersonal connections...until he meets Corey. Their chemistry is instantaneous and that helps to bring Ben out of his shell. And surprise...wow, he isn't straight after all. There are ways to make gay-for-you work. I'm not quite sure this book hit that mark perfectly. Just know, you'll have to go into this one willing to suspend a bit of disbelief...or maybe a lot...things got a bit weird and crazy toward the end with the side story lines. While I liked the added drama, it just seemed to be a bit too much and over the top for the black moment.

I did not like the guys, especially Corey, using the women simply to make a point. Ugh...not hero material there, and that just motivated more of those skeevy, con-artist feelings about him.

But when the two guys were together on their own, I liked them. I liked the fact that they seem to really mesh, whether as friends or eventually more. That attraction between them worked for me...because they do compliment one another really well.

The narrator was pretty good. He did a better job on the first half than the second half in keeping Ben and Corey's inflections and voices completely different. But I will say I thought he was brilliant for the first two thirds of the book and then the voices got a bit murky.

So a bit of a mixed bag review, but overall, I did enjoy the book...and I'm glad I listened to it on audio.

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  • Lily G Blunt
  • 02-13-16

I enjoyed J. F. Harding's narration

I enjoyed J. F. Harding's narration and the scenes that portrayed Ben and Corey's attraction to each other.
Although it was well written, I found it hard to accept much of the plot and their background stories. So if you can suspend belief and reality, it's worth listening for a gay-for-you romance that develops between these two men.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-10-17

Love the narrator, struggled with the story

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I will quite honestly listen to JF Harding raed a shopping list and bought this book because I'm a big fan of his, but I struggled with the story. The characters fell a little flat for me and acted more like frat boys than extremely successful medical professionals.

If you’ve listened to books by Maris Black before, how does this one compare?

I am a huge fan of the Kage series and know that Maris Black does not always write easy characters. They are often flawed and sometimes difficult to like. BUt in this instance I honestly felt as if I couldn't get a handle on them. They were two highly decorated medical professionals who acted inappropriate and unprofessionally, spoke like college students and jumped from in love to conflicted from one paragraph to the next.

Have you listened to any of J. F. Harding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

JF Harding only has one setting, excellent. He never disappoints.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

I'm not sure...

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  • Richard W. T. Bate
  • 06-04-17

Interesting storyline

It took me about a week to listen to the book but it was engaging. I felt the characters were a bit on the shallow side at first but then they grew on me.