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Silken

Narrated by: Gomez Pugh
Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Matthew Fisher loved being a dancer, but his 10-year ballet career came to an abrupt end with a knee injury. He had to find a new way to make a living, and luckily, his sister was friends with Annabelle Ramsay-Aiken, only daughter of property magnate Sir James Aiken. She arranged an interview, and six months on the job training saw Matthew stepping out as a real estate agent for Aiken Luxury Lettings. Now, instead of stretching at the barre, Matthew spends his days inspecting the vacant London homes of their rich and famous clients.

Losing his dance career had left a huge hole in Matthew's heart, and to fill it Matthew began a Tumblr blog dedicated to his fetish for wearing lingerie. He wanted to give his followers the impression he lived a charmed life, so decided to use A.L.L properties as locations for erotic photo shoots.

One of his online followers presses all of Matthew's buttons, and a long distance, online Dom/sub relationship develops between them. But when the relationship suddenly moves from online fantasy to real life... can Matthew really submit?

Please Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of gay sex, BDSM, and cross-dressing.

©2017 Isobel Starling (P)2017 Isobel Starling

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A prelude to something better

This audiobook is short but sets up what promises to be a great series.

So the question is: if you meet a Dominant through the internet and you follow the training he guides you through, are you truly a submissive? HIS submissive?

In this case, Matthew (Silken) is a ballet dancer whose career has ended prematurely due to a knee injury. He has taken a job tending rich people’s residences. He is surrounded by luxury he will never himself enjoy.

He is not defeated and his relationship with the mysterious online Dom (Austin82) keeps him going. Exclusive – or so he believes – he follows his Master’s every command with the promise of a fulfilling relationship.

There are some quirky twists and turns, along with some intriguing and hot sex scenes. Who knew suction cups would be so useful? I love the theme of men enjoying sexy lingerie and the touch of BDSM adds heat, which I always enjoy.

Gomez Pugh is one of my favourite narrators and given that Matthew is British and the series takes place in London, I would have expected a British narrator. Pugh, however, does a great job. His accent for Matthew is good, but his deep and husky Austin is amazing.

I recommend this short fun and sexy read.

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Silken

I’ve been wanting to check this book out, the blurb was really intriguing. I love books with MC’s who love lingerie, and a bonus Matthew/Silken is a dancer as well. I kinda hated Austin, but that’s personal preference and not against the Authors writing. And I really wanted to Love this book. But. I think if I would have just “Read” the book instead of “listening” to the Audio. I would have liked it better. I did think the Sexy scenes were Great & the BDSM was written well! Totally HOT! But. There was something about the narrator, he wasn’t bad, but he just didn’t work for me specifically on this book.

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  • DK
  • 11-13-17

Cross-Dressing, Bondage and Dominance, Oh My!


-=> A 2 hour Look into an M/M, D/s, Bondage and cross-dressing relationship that has developed online but comes to fruition.Matthew a.k.a. 'Silken' WAS a dancer In Great Britain until the catastrophic injury left him out in the cold. Now he is a property manager with a dominant partner, online only, from America.To say anything more would spoil for potential listeners, so I will have to leave it at that. Sorry…

Be warned or if you wish to indulge, please reread the 1st line of my review for ALL that this short story includes.

Gomez Pugh's Performance was a bit slow for my liking. That was easily fixed by speeding up the playback to 1.2 5xon my Audible app, then it was nearly perfect. I love his British accent, as well.

Credit worthy? Probably not, as it is short and the MSRP is very reasonable. I would recommend buying it out right\, as the price is very reasonable – and less than the cost of credit.

Thank you for reading my review.*I was given a copy of SILKEN in exchange for my unbiased review. If you felt it was helpful, would you please select the 'helpful' Buttons below? I also invite you to follow me on Audible for the latest reviews. Vote on, share and read my reviews, it's fun! :-)

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Great Narration

This was a great short read. Full disclosure, it is a M/M romance. The narration was great! As in most short stories, there is a decent amount of build up to a tasty treat at the end. I am not new to the BDSM genre and can say this fell on the tamer side so if you are looking for an entry and prefer M/M storylines, this is a great read for you. I look forward to reading more of Isobel's work. My only thought is that I felt like it ended to soon when we got to the juicy part :) Still liked it though!

Note: I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. It in no way affected my opinion.

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Short and sweet.

This is a new to me author. and I have found that I really like stuff. ( I highly recommend “ as You Wish”) This story is good. It is a great look into a crossdresser, how they feel, and his Master. To me, it shows just how connected a this type of relationship can be.

Gomez Pugh In this book seemed to be reading a little slow. But it was nothing speeding it up to X1.25 didn’t solve. Once I did that, he was great.

I voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Silken

When Matthew lost his ability to dance, he did not know what to do with his life. He bides his time working for a real estate agency checking on high end properties which gives him the perfect avenue to take pictures for his blog and his online Dom. When Mathew’s Dom accidentally figures out his true identity the chaos begins. Their relationship may just be over after a failed attempt from his Dom at revealing their identities. Mathew must decide if he is willing to take a chance on the man or let everything slip away.

This is a quick story about finding love and working to keep it. When fantasy becomes real life what is a person to do? Mathew must take a chance and grab for his happiness. Austin and Mathew make a good couple and their attraction is off the charts. The sparks soon turn to fireworks and It was nice to see the two work through everything. There is a lot of descriptions about everything in this book and at times seemed almost to be filler. I did not feel a lot of emotions from the characters and they felt very one dimensional to me and the narration only added to that. While Mathew’s accent was nice Austin’s grated and only added to take me out of the book. I would have been nice to have more character development and a deeper story.

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A little short, but really hot!

Oh, my! this is a subtle and yet very erotic story.

Crossdressing, BDMS, a bit of voyeurism and a deep sensuality are the hallmarks of this story in which you'll also find two men forging a profound connection through... well, you'll soon discover how :P

Add to this Gomez Pugh's narration and you'll have a real win!

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Wow!

I'd previously read Silken without the audio but listening took it to a whole new level. Gomez Pugh's narration is spot on and really made the characters come to life. The story itself is wonderfully sweet and thoroughly enjoyable!

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very good

this story is awesome.. the narrator had some things i wasnt as fond of but overall did very good with the characters and who they are. i liked it a lot.

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Loved it

After a career ending injury Mathew goes into real estate, but he takes his creativeness and artistry to a new level in this career. The houses are a backdrop for his lingerie photos! How hot! I loved Mathew and Austin's relationship and watching it grow into a thing of beauty. Moving and sensual. The narrator's voice greatly adds to the listening experience.

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  • Emma Jane Marie Vago
  • 10-29-17

So hot and sweet!

Such a hot and sweet story! The characters and narrator really pulled me in. I highly recommend this book!

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  • MaryD
  • 08-29-17

Excellent

Such a perfect short story and exquisitely narrated by Gomez Pugh. I was spellbound listening to it.

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 08-27-17

Awesome

I listen to this book.it is so good, Matthew career came to an end of a knee injury Matthew was a ballet star, finding another job he fines he can become his true self, it was a fantastic book to listen to, Gomez Pugh was outstanding with the characters, it was concise in content and very enjoyable. Highly recommended.