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Above a kingdom of kink rules an alpha who’s fought for his family since the beginning.
 

Sterling Holt, owner of kink club The Shepherd, has given all he has to keep his family together. But after years of hard work raising his much-younger sister, his nest is empty - and so is his heart.
 

Beneath the weight of his own guilt aches an omega who can’t see salvation.
 

Proud, cocky, and outspoken, on the surface it looks like Adrian Lowe has it all - but beneath his prickly facade lurks something darker. Something painful. Something he can only escape during weekends at The Shepherd.
 

He will never forgive himself for what he’s lost.
 

But the lost can be found again.
 

When one night of scorchingly intense passion binds two lonely souls together, Adrian and Sterling will either have to sever ties and give in to their loneliness, or admit that what they’ve found in each other is worth staying for.
 

Stay is a BDSM-flavored audiobook set following the events of Obey and Beg. With this much snark, power play, and pain/pleasure, it can be listened to as a standalone, but it’s best served as a sequel.

©2017 Piper Scott (P)2019 Piper Scott

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My favorite of the series so far

So far, out of the first 3 books in this series and the books of the previous series, this was my favorite. It's got a redemption arc, role reversals, hurt/comfort, an omega who's all, "eff you, I won't do what you tell me," with a softer, tortured inside, (my personal favorite kind of omega), drama galore in different directions, and sweetness, sexiness, humor, and a small, but engaging supporting group of side characters to balance it out.
The narration was excellent too.
The author also did an excellent job of laying enough groundwork for readers to want to dive right into the next book. Well played.

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breathtaking

This is my favorite book of the series because it exudes, hurt, comfort , love , and submission and I read it twice and listened twice because it resonated deeply with me. Adrian grew beyond wildest expectations and Sterling's love and submission greatly contributed to it. I was overwhelmed with emotions throughout the story, but the ending brought me to my knees figuratively. Such a beautiful, fulfilling journey. The narrator did a great job bringing the characters and story to life.

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A pretty good listen but...

Women writing M/M sex scenes? Naa. Even the most erotic scenes here lack the nitty-gritty that would make them believable. They're too delicate, too polite. Too... feminine.

When men are sexing with other men they don't talk like that. A gay male might use any number of gutter terms for his c**k, but NEVER would he refer to it as his "length".

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"The shepherd has fallen to one of his flock"

Would I listen to it again: yes
Did the story keep me engaged: yes
Was I invested in the characters: yes

Story comment: good pace, interesting characters and an interesting story... I wasn't a huge fan of Adrien's character - his behaviour and quick temper aren't good characteristics for a Dom and who ever trained him should have pulled him up on it in the first place, but he did show some good personal growth and own his behaviour which is a promising start.
I do like the way this series challenges my idea's of the Dom/Sub relationship though.

I enjoyed Michael Dean's narration. I had no problem distinguishing characters, felt the emotion and chemistry between the characters and he bought the book to life.

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not what i expected

When you have the resident bad guy getting a story, having them redeemed is not always the easiest. This story could have gone in so many directions but I loved where it went and how it developed. I can't wait to catch up with more of them in upcoming books.

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so very poignant, what a story loved it

this book brought me to new debths of lows and highs. wonderfully written and performed.

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great listen

This was a good book,and great narration work. The way the characters developed through the story kept me invested and tuned into the story.

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Great Story

I received an ARC of this audio for my honest review. I have to say I really enjoyed this book and will now have to go back and read books 1 & 2 as this was the 1st one in the series for me. This story is about Sterling and Adrian. Sterling is an older gentlemen who owns a kink club and lives in the penthouse above it. Adrian is a outspoken omega who hasn't had the best upbringing. This book takes place 4 years after Adrian's brother Gabriel goes missing and that has a lot to do with Adrian's attitude. Now to go and get caught up with the first 2 books.

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I asked to review Stay by mistake. I didn't really read the blurb and once I did, I wasn't all that happy with myself.

I hated Adrian in Beg and that was more than enough to put me off from him for good. I wasn't all that happy about reading his story and while Piper sort of redeemed him, I swear his mood swings gave me whiplash. I liked that he stepped up to help his brother, but the way he treated Sterling sometimes didn't endear Adrian to me. It took me a bit to warm up to Sterling, but he won me over. The man had the patience of a saint with Adrian, although he was a bit of a pushover for Adrian, and frankly, I'm not too sure I liked them together. The dynamics felt a bit forced to me.

I liked finding out more about what happened to Lucien and Gabriel, and I'm intrigued over how Gabriel's story will unfold after how hard he fell under Garrison's spell.

Even if it wasn't my favorite in the series, it was still a good book to listen to. Michael Pauley did a great job at portraying the bratty Adrian and the stern, patient Sterling and to be honest, he's one of the narrators I'd pay good money for him to read the phone book to me.

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STAY- Adrian’s story

Adrian is not what he seems to be. He was not lovable at first sight but he has his own story and when I got to know it, well everything changed. I just adore Sterling, ever patient, breaks down Adrian's walls. He has hidden his pain for too long. I do need to listen to Gabriel’s story, poor thing. Adrian, even with his short comings deserved a happy ending. Piper Scott writes this dark romances and turns them into the light :). I have enjoyed this series and this book tops them for now. The narrator does a good job.

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  • Meph666
  • 07-22-19

Best yet for me in this series!

So enjoyed this book!!
So we met Adrian in the first two books, fleeting glances but someone looking for lust and dominance of others. Sterling is the elusive owner of The Shepherd. I would recommend at minimum reading book 2 in the series - Beg - as the MC's from that book are slightly involved in this.
Adrian and Sterling come together when Adrian is trying to sabotage the relationship of Lucian and Marcus (Beg) and he's caught by Sterling, threatened with the revoking of his membership to The Shepherd unless he spends a month with Sterling. They come together with strong words and actions but have to part with the return of Adrian's brother. No matter how stubborn and independent Adrian wishes to be however, he turns to Sterling in his times of need, both for physical relief and support for him and his brother.
I love the world that Piper has created and am truly hoping for another book for Gabriel's HEA. If anyone deserves one it's him.
Sorry, I digress :-) The characters are very well written, as are the supporting cast of Clarrisa and Adrian's family. I would have liked a little more from both, maybe more interaction as a group or at least with both MC's but even as is, it's a wonderful book to read. I truly felt for Adrian and what he went through but also the aftermath and the way he was treated by his family. Gabriel's story is a little harder to take in, with what he went through and the way he continues to think of those involved brought tears. Again, can only hope he gets his chance at a future.
Sterling is such a strong character, supporting Clarissa for so long and now taking on these new people in his life. With such highs and lows throughout the book, I was so happy with how he got his own slice of heaven.
One thing which would be nice, a chance for our previous couples to come together. Seeing how they've all moved on from the way they were when we first encountered them at The Shepherd. Ooooooh and a Clarissa HEA lols :-)
Fantastic from Michael Pauley! For me this has been my favourite to listen to so far. I think he portrays Adrian perfectly with snark, guilt, and a desperate need for love and forgiveness. The close scenes between Sterling and Adrian were hot(!) and perfectly voiced. A story packed with an emotional roller-coaster for our main couple and then Gabriel as well. Eager for his story too!

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  • OCorkyO
  • 09-16-19

Fantastic

Fantastic 📚 story as always ! Thank you so much for writing it and the others... The narrator was perfect!

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  • Emma Burbidge
  • 07-31-19

Finding family and home

I love these books by Piper Scott and I love Michael Pauley. He does an excellent job of bringing the guys to life from the prickly Adrian and the stern but patient Stirling. Also introducing the confused Omega Gabriel, Adrian's younger brother.

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  • Emma Jane Marie
  • 07-29-19

love this book!

I love this book and I love Adrian and Sterling. The Narrator did an incredible job with the narration.

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  • Cassi
  • 07-29-19

Great snark and sexy

Over all I enjoyed this. There are some great snarky characters and they're pretty sexy in bed too. It was great to continue with the series as these characters were well set up in the previous books but it can be a standalone easily enough

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  • Fortuna
  • 07-28-19

A great series!

It’s nice to finally get to know Adrian better - I didn’t much care for him in the previous stories but in this book we learn why he is the way he is. From a strange beginning, Sterling and Adrian discover the walls Adrain built around himself, can be pulled down.

As always, Michael Pauley’s narration is 5 star! He brings all the characters to life so beautifully - he’s an Auto listen for me.

Looking forward to Gabriel’s story...I wish him his own HEA!

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 07-28-19

Really great

I really enjoyed this audiobook.
A great story with great characters taken to the next level with Michael’s narration.
I am looking forward to listening to more audiobooks from Piper and Michael.

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  • MaryD
  • 07-24-19

Fantastic emotional journey

This is a great continuation of the series.
Adrian appears in the previous book and it’s in this story that we come to understand him better. I love the multifaceted way Piper Scott writes her characters. It would be easy to just see the surface presented by Adrian and Stirling. With Piper Scott’s writing and Michael Pauley’s excellent narration we get to understand what drives them and how lost both of them are. Together they are hot and each gives the other what they didn’t realise they needed.
Michael Pauley portrays them so well. He gives the emotional journey we go on real depth and is a joy to listen to.
I am looking forward to listening to Gabriel’s story.

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  • Pixiebell
  • 07-17-19

Another winner from Piper Scott!

This is my favourite book of of the series so far. When we first met Adrian in Obey and Beg he was a toughly dislikable young man, but in Stay we get to know his painful story, the guilt he feels around the disappearance of his younger brother Gabriel, the scars he carries due to the mental and emotional abuse at the hands of his family, in particular his mother, who blames him for his brothers disappearance.
Then Sterling comes into his life, the enigmatic owner of The Shepherd and slowly Adrian’s walls begin to crumble.
I love the sexual dynamic between Adrian and Sterling, it is HOT 🔥 and the developing relationship is just what they both need.