• Shrouded in the Dark

  • A Paranormal Reverse Harem Shifter Romance (Dark Shifters Universe)
  • By: Aspen Black
  • Narrated by: Bridget Bordeaux, Jake Bordeaux
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (233 ratings)

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Shrouded in the Dark

By: Aspen Black
Narrated by: Bridget Bordeaux,Jake Bordeaux
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Publisher's Summary

I can't see the shadows that lurk in the dark.

It was supposed to be my first summer on my own, but then I meet Seth, Axel, Jasper, and Cody.

There's something about them that drew me closer, and they seemed hell-bent on protecting me. I didn't think I needed protecting until people started showing up dead in the woods.

So much for a quiet summer....

Can I escape the shadows, or will the darkness consume me?

Shrouded in the Dark is a stand-alone shifter paranormal reverse-harem novel with 140,000+ words that includes M/M.

©2021 Brittany Winko (P)2021 Brittany Winko

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I'm not sure how to rate this...

On one hand, lately, every book review I've written includes the words, "I mean, come ON! Why does the sexy/naive/inexperienced lead female character have to be a skinny supermodel who the boys simply can't stop staring at and bend over backwards for...!?"

In that regard, I've been heard.

On the OTHER hand, not once was this plus sized LFC described as attractive to the men. No love at first sight here. The men had to evolve into falling for her... "even though she's not really my type".

So It's a nice try to add some diversity to RH stories, but it ultimately only solidifies the same message: "If you're supermodel-skinny and giggle real cute, you don't have to work for it. If you're plus sized, you'd better have uber nerd knowledge and some hella jokes to throw at 'em, or they won't give you a second glance.

Narration's okay, if you're okay with the duet/spliced thing. It took a few hours in to get used to the weird, choppy narration because they were basically tripping over each other.

I'm going back to Finding My Pack. Still can't find anything comparable.

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Amazing narration of a great book

This audiobook drew me in from the beginning. I adored the female main character Becca and could connect to her struggles in general. I loved how she was portrayed as realistic as she is, struggling with anxiety, but making her own way through life regardless.

Her parents were absolute goals. Fun, loving and (over) protective, but still giving Becca room to make her own choices in life.

Then there's the men, who were absolutely amazing and just perfect for the FMC.


The author created a world I undoubtedly want to see more of and the narrators brought it to life in the best way!

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Shrouded in the Dark

Wow I really loved this book. Becca is a shy curvy woman. She also suffers form anxiety attacks and completely blind in the dark. She has a hard time meeting new people including guys. Her one friend that she has talks her into going to a party before summer break. She meets a really nice guy named Jasper. Becca goes to her family cabin in the mountains to get away for the summer to work on her art portfolio. Jasper and his friends happen to have a house down the road on the same mountain. Jasper and his friends are shifters. They all are interested in Becca. Becca really likes Jasper, Cody, Axel, and Seth equally. This is a standalone PNR RH with MM in the Dark Shifter Universe. I can't wait to listen to the next book in this Dark Shifter Universe. Bridget and Jake Bordeaux were both fantastic narrating this book.

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Wish I'd Read The Reviews

I wish I had read the reviews beforehand. Male on Male is not something I enjoy listening to so as soon as that was included, I lost all interest in this book. The storyline was really flourishing so for this to ruin it, I was disappointed. I don't think this is a bad book, just not for me.

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Not What I was Hoping For

This was the first book I've listened to with a plus size female MC. I really loved Becca. She's smart, artistic, friendly, accepting, and not afraid to enjoy her meals! She also has relatable issues. She suffers from social anxiety and blindness at night.

The story itself is good and easy to follow along. Girl goes up to family cabin alone for summer vacation after college, makes friends with a group of guys staying nearby, guys are a pack of shifters, girl slowly falls for each guy, finds out a local hiker was murdered, she doesn't know the killer is possibly a rogue shifter and her guy friends are hunting it.

It's a very unique idea for the male shifter pack to be made of several different species of animals. I enjoyed that a lot. Personally, I was not into the male-male sex scenes. I was hoping it would be all about falling for Becca. It's hard to find a plus size character in books and I felt the male-male stuff took away from her. It almost seemed like she was just an extra and they really just wanted it to be the guys. It was a bit of a let down. I'm choosing to stop on chapter 14 because I'm not into this.

I do feel the author is a good writer. I'm just not into all the characters sharing each other.

Note: The style of narration was a bit weird at first, but I got used to it quick enough.

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This was STEAMY!

This was one of the best paranormal reverse harem romance stories I've ever had the pleasure of listening to, in my life. This was sweet and romantic and I loved the big girl heroine and shows of male intimacy. The narrators take away from the story as they ARE BOTH LACKLUSTER, but that is literally my only note. If you are not a fan of M/M, this is not the story for you.

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I was in awe of this audio

Let me say I have never heard an audio put together like this before. It was one of the best audios I have every heard. I loved the storyline as well but the way the Narrators pulled this off was amazing.

This book has so much to offer. It has shifters (yum), It has a strong woman trying to overcome her fears, it has love , and even betrayal. If you are looking for a good shifter book I would highly recommend this book. It is well worth the read.

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Great book

it has a little everything in it. tears, laughter, anger, etc. It is just written well.

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🌟🌟🌟🌟💫

Ok first off, this book is so freaking hot! 🥵🥵🥵 Word of advice, listen in public with caution to this audiobook. Bridget and Jake Bordeaux do such a phenomenal job of bringing all of these characters to life! Both do such an outstanding job of adjusting their voices to each character. I also loved Loved LOVED that the narration is fully integrated so anytime one of the guys speaks during one of the sections that is from Becca’s POV, then Jake narrates it & vice versa. It is so well edited together too that it sounds completely natural.

I really enjoyed the storyline of this book. It is a very well done stand alone reverse harem, usually I find stand-alone RH to not feel fully developed for each of the harem members, this is absolutely not the case for each character. Each member has such depth to them & great character development.

Who can’t resist some sexy shifters, a stubborn artsy curvy red head, a hidden world of magic & so much more! If you love paranormal reverse harems then this is definitely one for you!

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OMGs WOW!!!

Loved this so much!! Great narration, the amount of different accents was impressive and the characters are so well written. The story and plot is quite compelling, and I know this is a series of stand alone books... but WHY? This is the first I've read and there was totally enough plot/story for duos, trilogies even - if only to do ALL the hot spicy fun!

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 10-01-21

Shrouded by a great listen

What can I say about this audio written by Aspen Black . It is well written, very detailed . It is full of mystery, attraction between some mates and the heroine.
Heroine is Beca
Beca is not your typical heroine, she’s shy , she thinks because she has a few extra pounds nobody will take notice of her . She’s an amazing painter.
Things start when she goes to the family mountain resort . That’s when she sees 2 males from her school and 2 more. Little does Beca know that they are shifters. The Shifters are all different shifters. Example the 2 from her school is a bear and the other is a fox . The Alpha of the pack is a Tiger which knows right off that Beca is their mate.
You will also see some M/M scenes between the shifters. Grab it. There is a lot more that I don’t want to ruin

Both Bridget Bordeaux, Jake Bordeaux performers was great . Their voice was great Their voice for each character was great you can tell who is who by their tone

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  • Netta
  • 05-30-22

Shifters

I really enjoy when I come across a different type of shifter romance book, and this one did not disappoint. Becca has her own issues that she struggles with on a daily basis, and her bestie always helps her get through the day at college. Then she’s introduced to Jasper and her life is about to change as she knows it. The friendship and love developed throughout this book is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. Sections of this book is HOT and some will fly by as the action is intense. All these characters grow and change by the end, I do love Becca and her mates. Their antics are both fun and serious. The dual narrative is excellent as both worked extremely well together.

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  • Gemma W
  • 08-27-21

A Wonderful Listen

I honestly already adore the Bordeaux team so when presented with another opportunity to listen to them bring a story to life, I jumped at the chance. The story follows Becca, whom Bridget portrays beautifully and her shifter men, all of whom were characterised amazingly once again by Jake. A real winning audiobook!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-25-22

Don’t mess with a woman’s mates

Loved the unconditional love and acceptance in the pack and you should never piss off a she-alpha, go girl