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Take Me to the Good Parts of This Book
Warning: The Good Parts Might Be Explicit

  • I Want You
  • Axel's Pup by Kim Dare
Axel won't accept anything less than full submission.
  • First Meeting
  • Axel's Pup by Kim Dare
Axel discovers a wolf in his bar.
  • Kiss
  • Axel's Pup by Kim Dare
Bayden wants more than an "almost kiss."
  • Sexual Tension
  • Axel's Pup by Kim Dare
Axel is completely in control.
  • Declaration of Love
  • Axel's Pup by Kim Dare
A Dom and a pup in love.

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  • I Want You
  • Axel won't accept anything less than full submission.
  • First Meeting
  • Axel discovers a wolf in his bar.
  • Kiss
  • Bayden wants more than an "almost kiss."
  • Sexual Tension
  • Axel is completely in control.
  • Declaration of Love
  • A Dom and a pup in love.

Publisher's Summary

As the landlord of The Dragon's Lair and leader of The Black Dragons Motorcycle Club, Axel Carmichael has seen it all and done it all. He's a respected and experienced dom. Nothing shocks him anymore, and nobody catches him off guard.

When Bayden rides up to The Dragon's Lair on a bike worth more than most men earn in a year, and immediately demonstrates that he has far more attitude than sense, it's easy for Axel to write him off as a silly little rich boy who's about to get himself killed.

But, there's more to Bayden than meets the eye. He's no silly little boy, rich or otherwise, and werewolves aren't easy to kill.

©2015 Kim Dare (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • ScrappyMom
  • ODESSA, TEXAS, United States
  • 04-20-17

A rare 5 star review

Where does Axel's Pup rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I don't give many 5 star reviews for audiobooks. It seems like it the story is great then the narrator won't be. If we have an awesome narrator the story won't be a 5 star effort. For once everything came together. And let me tell you, with Axel's Pup already being one of my favorite books I was really worried about this. Happily though I get to give both the narrator (who is new to me) and the book 5 stars!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Axel's Pup?

I've re-read this book so many times that when I found out it was available for audio I purchased it right away without even having a credit left. Yes, I don't mind spending my hard earned money for this!
My favorite moments in the book are when Bayden does penance and his big punishment after the second fight with Ford. These are what sealed the deal with me to how much Axel and Bayden belonged together.
The hottest moment is when Axel and Bayden pretend Axel is a wolf as well and Axel actually cuts his pants off. Woo! Hot! Fanning myself!

What about Chris Clog’s performance did you like?

He got the voices right and the feel of the characters. Bayden is not weak. He might be a sub but he is also a strong character. I loved how the narrator did not make him sound weak or give him a lisp or something like that. Axel's voice was perfect.

There were very small issues. I few times in the beginning he said Alex instead of Axel. I caught that probably because I love Axel so much. When Axel and Bayden's mom speak there is two lines delivered in her voice when it's actually Axel speaking. Easy to miss and did not distrupt the story at all.

I will admit at the very first I was thrown off. I knew the author was from the UK. I knew the book is set over there. Duh, so when I heard the accent it threw me. I actually paused the book to brace myself. I've never owned an audio book not being US accent. I am so glad I went on. It wouldn't have been right to have an US accent with the UK words. I just had to adjust.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I always have a strong reaction to good books. During this listen I even tapped back to listen to some parts a second time because they were so wonderful. This is the kind of book that allows you to really feel what the characters are going through.

Any additional comments?

I know the author said she is planning a second book. That made my month. While this book is great having more of Bayden and Axel, even the secondary characters is what's needed right now. I would love to see Hale with a wolf! Could you imagine that? OMG!
The world might not be perfect, but being able to escape into a book like this makes it tolerable.

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My favorite book

I bought this e-book when it was first published and have read it so many times I have actually lost count. When I heard it was going to be produced by Audible I was so excited that I checked the site everyday to see if it was out yet. I was not disappointed in Audible's finished product. I thought the narrator did a fine job with a wonderful story. I have finished listening to it and am trying to stop myself from just starting over and listening to it again (I have a lot of books I haven't listened to yet).

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Awesome book

This is a well thought out story, Honest emotions ,very human and shifter feelings and situations. The book pulls you in and Never Lets go. Having it read to you on audio brings out an even more real feel to the story . Well worth the money spent. Hope there's more from all the characters in a book 2

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One of my Favorite Books Read by an AMAZING voice

If you could sum up Axel's Pup in three words, what would they be?

Sexy, Beautiful, Satisfying

What did you like best about this story?

One of Kim Dare's faults in past books is setting up a couple and then leaving the story to your imagination to finish. In this book she finally sets up a couple and lets the story take the time it takes to tell the story of how their relationship came to be and what that means for each of her main characters. And she doesn't skimp on the background characters either!

Have you listened to any of Chris Clog’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. I ADORED his voice in the other two books he has performed so far. In this story he had a lot to live up to because I had already read the story and had my own idea of how the characters should sound. Clog got it perfectly!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. Unfortunately it was too long. I listened to it over four days and could barely put it down. I'm on my second go around now.

Any additional comments?

If you like BDSM and hot men who truly love and care for each other, get this book. Love this book. I promise you will not be disappointed.

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Beautiful story. Great narration.

I loved this book. The only thing that it lacks is humor. But it has enough of everything else to make that inconsequential.

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it is so in love

it is so worth it that you can you will not want it to end i love this story

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  • Taylor
  • FOREST PARK, GEORGIA, United States
  • 07-02-17

Everything I wanted!!!

Werewolves, Bondage, M2M! Yep all my favorite things. I've listened to the ty/Zane series and this comes As close as I have found. It does take a bit to get into the sex. And the change of scene/point of view in the book kinda happen strangely. I don't think I'll find anything close to this. Set the bar real high!

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A must try!

Very well done, it was engaging storyline with just the right amount of kink.
The narrator was a good choice, just the right accent for where the story takes place.
I chose this book for the wear factor, and found a new favorite listen in my library.

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Misperceptions done right.

This was a emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. this was not a juvenile relationship full of stupid misunderstanding but a thoughtful look at actions being interpreted based on differences in life experiences and social class. If u like intelligence with your kinky story this is a must read.

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One beast of a book

One of the few actual BDSM, shift books I've read that actually touches on the difference between fictional BDSM, and real life BDSM. I've shivered, whimpered, and groaned through this book. I've whined and sniffles, worried and gotten angry. Please, if you have an interest in BDSM, shifters, sexy men, or a combination of the three, you'll enjoy this book.

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  • Mrs M.
  • 07-05-17

Not the usual cliched book. Really liked it.

Where does Axel's Pup rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top half

What did you like best about this story?

It's not the usual fare, Baydon is tough, prickly and not very sub like. Axel is having to work hard to find his way through to becoming Baydon's Dom.

Any additional comments?

Just really an excellent read.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-04-17

Oh. my. Oh. my!

This is one of the most epic tales I've read/listened to in a very very long time. The start is slow and the pace takes minute details into consideration because it absolutely has to.

As the story progresses, the author makes you sink slowly into the minds of the leading men and sweet Lord, she is good at it. I flinch when Baden takes a hit. My heart rate sky rockets when Axel panics. I am enraged when narrow minded cowards take pot shots. She writes this so well that I'm there. Maybe being part of a minority group helps me to empathise with Baden more but the story is written so well, I can understand Axel's confusion as he comes from the opposite side of the divide too.

And then there's the sex... get yourself some ice cubes, a good AC, and warn your partner that you may require some 'assistance' later. Don't say I didn't warn you!

Lastly, the narrator is likely one of the best narrator's I've come across on Audible. His ability to stay in character, make it clear which character is speaking, create the right mood for a scene with just his voice. So talented!

This book ended and I literally sighed. I sighed because it was a long ride and finally it was over. I sighed because I will miss these characters I've come to love. And I sighed because I don't know when next I'll find a book as dedicated to drawing you in deep as this one did.

I wonder if we'll ever see this world evolve, especially if we'll see more of the changing of the pack laws. Absolutely beautifully written Ms Dare.

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  • Katie
  • 04-28-17

My favourite in the genre by far!!!

If you could sum up Axel's Pup in three words, what would they be?

I loved the book itself by Kim Dare, the characters are so perfectly flawed and engrossing and enthralling and the world the author builds grips you from the start, instantly making you want to learn more. The story isn't broken with it either, you find out pieces of the world as you go so naturally and i love both the main characters. Hope there is a sequel one day!!! The reader really brings them to life, the accents are spot on and so stunning you almost think they're two different people reading. I couldn't fault his voice for this book, i was tentative to listen because i loved the book so much but he really did it justice! This story knocks any others even remotely similar out of the park, the perfect mix of steamy scenes, storyline and intimacy between two men without making either of them effeminate or weak or any of the other cliches that some less talented authors do. Just perfect. All of it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Probably Axel, he's just the perfect top/Dom (whatever you want to call it). He's rough without being a total arse you can't relate to and the voicing was just spot on for him. Loved immensely! The reader gave me chills in some of his parts.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Probably just after the 'punishment'. Where they really connect and realise all that's important.

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

Same as above, i think that's why i liked it.

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  • Amy
  • 04-16-17

So good!

What made the experience of listening to Axel's Pup the most enjoyable?

I squealed in excitement when I saw this book appear on audible and had to have it instantly! It is my all time favourite book, made better by the performance! I loved that it was narrated by an English narrator so the accents matched with the characters.

Which character – as performed by Chris Clog – was your favourite?

Chris Clog's version of the characters didn't match up with the voices in my head - Axel sounded rougher and older than I would have placed, and Bayden sounded younger and more high pitched. In saying that, I grew to enjoy Chris' narration so much that by the end of the book, I was completely absorbed and didn't notice the difference at all.