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Eric knows what he needs...he just doesn't think anyone else will want it, too.

He's finally reached his breaking point. There's only so many times he can put himself out there and get shot down. After a disastrous first date at a BDSM club, Eric is ready to walk away and push his desires to the furthest reaches of his mind - but then up walks Marcus. But just because the sexy older man is looking for a submissive doesn't mean he's looking to be someone's daddy.

Marcus knows what he wants, and he's spent months getting everything perfect for his boy...now he just needs to find him.

When Marcus sees Eric at Bound & Controlled, he's immediately drawn to the sweet submissive who's desperately trying to hide his devastation. Marcus steps in when he sees the sub's evening going wrong, but he's not sure what the shy submissive is looking for. Just because he wants the boy to need a daddy doesn't mean he's going to get what he hopes for.

As they discover their mutual desires, Marcus is sure that Eric has the strength to go after what he yearns for; he just needs his daddy's help and love to see it.

©2017 M.A. Innes (P)2018 M.A. Innes

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Another amazing book

Once again an amazing book loved every aspect. Fell in love with Eric and Marcus. Listening to Kenneth Obi's narration brought the story to life (love his breathy voice when he uses it in all the right spots). Can's wait to see where M.A. takes us in the second one.

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Sweet adventure into self acceptance

Silent Strength is a sweet adventure into self acceptance. The narrator does well with the shy innocence of Eric and the gentle strength of Marcus. The exploration of Eric coming to accept his own wishes for a Daddy and Marcus’ ability to be just that and his guidance to help Eric voice his wants was a joy to listen to. Even those not a fan of age play will enjoy the beginnings of a story of self acceptance and growth.

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a sweet age play romance

I love Eric and Marcus so much. It was sweet watching Marcus help Eric grow more confident. The Narrator did a great job giving voices to the characters.

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  • Starr
  • Kansas City, MO, United States
  • 03-14-18

Great book

Loved the way I got captured into who each character was. I can't wait until the next installment.

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Eric's new Daddy

I was excited to listen to this audiobook, since I have previously read and enjoyed the e-book. I was not disappointed. This sweet romance makes the age play kink romantic and sweet, and Eric and Marcus are brought to life wonderfully by the narrator. I can't wait for the sequel to be released on audio!

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Narrator was perfect

Eric meets Marcus at a BDSM/kink club after a meet up between Eric and another Dom goes wrong & Marcus steps in to help. Eric knows he wants an age play relationship but is unsure of how to find himself a Daddy. He joins the club in the hope to find what he needs. Eric is so shy, insecure and a little lost. When Marcus talks about his interest in age play Eric is intrigued but wary.

I really enjoyed watching them get to know each other.

The narrator was perfect in bringing these men to life. I felt that he captured the essence of Eric & Marcus perfectly. I look forward to hearing the audio of book 2.

A great audio book I would happily recommend.

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Sticky Sweet

So sweet and naughty at the same time! Marcus and Eric are two puzzle piece that have been looking for each other. The way that they give each other exactly what they need is so sweet and endearing but also hot and sexy. Narration is good! Highly recommend!

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perfection

god this was perfect and amazing.. as always. kenneth is superb... ma innes is an amazing writer and put the two together and you have perfection. i loved it so much.. so so much!

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Amazing Taboo Read!

I'm actually a little surprised at how much I loved this book because age play isn't my favorite kink but I loved Gamble Everything by Cari Waites so I'm always open to books that expand my horizons 😂 if you know what I mean 😇
But the truth I started reading it and got so damn hooked! Marcus was a incredibly sweet man and the way he takes of Eric you totally get involved in their ups and downs! The sex is hot! Since I want to see where these two end up I'm definitely going to read the next book!
oh and the narration is great!

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Age play romance! Sweat!

I really liked how sweet Eric and Marcus are to each other! They are so desperate for what the other can give, but Eric, after being burned in the past, is so hesitant. But Marcus is so patient. I wish we could have seen more about their lives and friendships, as the story was focused on what they did together.
This story belongs in the bound and controlled universe, but is a stand alone. There are also many side characters I would love to get to know.
I would recommend this story to people who don’t mind and/or enjoy age play. It is not my kink (it turns out), and at times it got heavy for my tastes but I was able to continue to listen and enjoy the story, so I would still encourage others to give this one a go. Especially if you are wanting more, but something different in the bound and controlled universe.
There is a happy ending but, I would also really like to know what happens next with these two!

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  • Meph666
  • 04-02-18

A wonderful story of accepting yourself

A great book from M.A. Innes.
This is my first book that delves so fully into the Daddy/Boy relationship.
I definitely enjoyed it and it gave me different aspects to a world that I'm unfamiliar with.
Eric is a silently strong character who has to learn to love and accept what he wants and that someone else will love him just the way he is.
Marcus is someone who desperately wants to find his boy and by some miracle, comes across him at the club he frequents. However, getting Eric to accept them and their wants may be the hardest thing he's worked for.
The characters are well written. The world that they belong to and the friends that are a part of it provide support and companionship in times where it's extremely important.
I love the affection that they show for each other, how quickly it comes about as it seems important for Eric to know that his needs are ok, great even, when it comes to Marcus and their inner circle of friends.
It's only 4 stars for me as I wasn't too keen once we got into the more in depth character aspects once they settled into their Daddy and Boy roles but that's just my own feelings on that.
Kenneth Obi does a wonderful job of narrating this book. I enjoyed his personalisation for each MC, both for their inner monologue and their speech. He conveys feelings very well and drew me into the story of the two characters.
I'd definitely recommend to those who love a bit of Daddy kink, fans of M.A. Innes and fans of Kenneth as it's brilliant work from both of them.
I received a copy of this book and am happily giving a review

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  • Emma Jane Marie Vago
  • 03-23-18

Love it!

I loved both Eric and Marcus and it was adorable watching Eric grow into his little side. I cannot wait for the next book. If you enjoy M/M romance and Ageplay, this is a book for you and Kenneth has done an amazing job with the narration!

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 03-23-18

Another amazing audible

I really enjoyed listening to this age play between Marcus (daddie) and Eric. Great watching them grow into their roles. Eric getting more confidence in his role. I have a weakness for this author books. Listening to them brings a lot more depth to the story. If I could give more then 5***** I would.

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  • Mrs N
  • 03-16-18

A real eye opener for this alternative lifestyle

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love how the author brings to life so,so well, the feelings of each character. By the end of the book l was totally in love with sweet , shy Eric as a "little" .As for Marcus, what a caring and patient and thoughtful "Daddy" he made. Together they worked so hard to support and complement each others needs , while making me squirm and smile throughout.

As with this authors other fetish books, by the end of the story l feel l have complete understanding and sympathy with all the characters.
Loved it.

What other book might you compare Silent Strength to, and why?

I felt the same strength of love and adoration with this authors Flawed Perfection book too.

Have you listened to any of Kenneth Obi’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is my first time listening to Kenneth Obi, and l thought his take on both the characters voices was really enjoyable.

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

This story made me laugh out loud several times . The reluctance of Eric to actually bring his fantasies out of his head and in to life was so cute and funny. On the other hand his homophobic family and bad high school memories were very heart breaking to read.