Surrendering My Affection

Sulfur Springs, Book 4
Narrated by: Michael Dean
Series: Sulfur Springs, Book 4
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Romance, LGBT
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Cody Wells isn’t sure what he wants in life. He’s watched his two best friends fall in love, but he’s not sure that’s for him. He has a job he loves and friends who are always there for him. What more could he want or need? But if that’s truly the case, why can’t he get a certain someone out of his mind?

Adrian Fisher knows exactly what he wants and is determined to get it. From the moment he set eyes on the younger man at a club, he knew they were going to spend the rest of their lives together. Now, he just has to convince him of that. 

When friends and family decide Cody and Adrian belong together, they join forces to make it happen. But will Cody give in and surrender to the man he can’t quit thinking about? Will Adrian finally stop messing up every time they run into each other?

Surrendering My Affection is the fourth book in the Sulfur Springs series. This is a Men of Crooked Bend spin off, but it isn’t a requirement that you listen to that series to enjoy this one. Familiar faces will be found, but this series takes you off of the ranch and into the lives of those in Sulfur Springs. While each book will focus on a different couple, you should listen to them in order. 

Warning: The book contains sexually explicit material between two men and is intended for adults over 18.

©2018 Taylor Rylan (P)2019 Taylor Rylan

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Fabulous addition to this series

I love this series. Taylor Rylan writes such beautiful low angst books. Cody and Adrian book 4 in this series and it just keeps getting better and better. Michael Dean has done a wonderful job bringing life to Taylor's characters.

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Excellent

Thoroughly enjoyed this installment in the Sulphur Springs series! It was well written and engaging. Michael Dean once again does a super nice job narrating!

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A Great Continuation

This is the fourth book in The Sulfur Springs Series. Although you don’t need to, I would read/listen to the previous books in the series. You will get a fuller enjoyable experience doing so. A great book the writing was good. The plot was entertaining and it was steady throughout the book. I found the story and characters wonderful. The characters were developed and thought out. Cody and Adrian are the MC’s of this book. The narration was done well it wasn’t monotone and there were different voices for each character. I can recommend this book as a good read/listen. I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book for an honest review.

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Great Series

I received an ARC of this audio for my honest review. Cody has seen his friends fall in love but he's not sure that is what he wants to do. Adrian is a federal marshal and when he sees Cody at a bar he approaches him and is relentless in his pursuit. Adrian's partner and Cody's friends can see the chemistry between these 2. Cody is not sure Adrian is for him because of the age difference. Cody finally gives himself to Adrian, they're meant to be together.

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I surrender all of me to you, only you


Ah .. another Sulphur Springs story and I loved it. Just what I needed for the holidays, sweet and fun and very low on angst. Just what I need to listen in a cool afternoon in cozy blankets.

Adrian is determined to convince Cody that they belong together. Ever since he saw Cody at a club, he knew they’d spend the rest of their lives together. Problem? Cody isn’t exactly convinced. Cody also can’t get Adrian out of his head but he has his misgivings. First of all, their age difference. Second, Adrian keeps messing up. When their friends and family joined force together to make these two a couple, will they finally way their way to each other and become lovers?

Again, so sweet and very low on angst. I love May-December romances so this is right up my alley. This can definitely stand alone if you haven’t read the earlier books so rest assured. Michael Pauley did a great job narrating this story and I really enjoyed his performance. All in all, a very satisfying read. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.


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OMG! I'm freaking moving!

Cody and Adrian...sigh...I just dont know any other words. These two are so stubborn! Love them hard just like the rest of the men in this series. I devour every word that comes from this author as soon as it's released.

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Always nice to get back to Sulfur Springs!

I was very excited to meet backup with the men of Sulfur Springs. Taylor Rylan brings us Cody and Adrian this time. We met a Cody in the last several books....it was definitely time for him to have his own HEA. This was a great story, not insta love- Adrian had to work for it! With Michael’s narration and Taylor’s words- will definitely listen again! Totally worth your time😁

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Cody & Adrian

Love this addition to this wonderful series. Cody has built so many walls around his heart it’s almost impossible for anyone to get through. Adrian is determined and doesn’t give up. I love these two together, they are perfect for one another and it’s a wonderful journey to their HEA. The narrator is absolutely spectacular with the story and with all of the characters. He truly keeps you engrossed in the story. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy of this audio book.

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Sweet May/December romance

Hawke, Tristan and Cody are close friends in their early 20’s and the last two books in this series has seen both Hawke and Tristan find love with older men. This time it’s Cody’s turn to find love and he too finds it with an older man. Cody is such a sweet guy but has been badly hurt in his past two relationships leaving him guarding his tender heart. When he is asked out by shot older man at a club he turns him down flat, but weeks later bumps into him again and the attraction is still there on both sides. Cody is scared of accepting a date with Adrian as he’s convinced a relationship will never work with their age difference, but Adrian is persistent and knows what he wants and doesn’t take no for an answer. After setting up a sneaky first date with Cody, Adrian knows he’s found the man for him and with love, patience, persistence and tenderness he breaks through the barriers surrounding Cody’s heart and makes him his. The book is sweet, affectionate and is a real feel good book. I loved the introduction of Adrian and his workmate into the series (that guy is going to be trouble in a future book!!), they’re a great addition to the town.

Michael Pauley did a fab job as narrator - he’s always a winner for me!

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  • 01-01-20

Loved It!

I would listen to Michael Pauley read the phone book! He does a wonderful job of bringing these characters to life and adding so much depth and dimension to an already terrific story.
Surrendering My Affection is a May/December romance that hits all the check points. It is sweet, loving, sexy and with just the right amount of angst. Adrian and Cody have great chemistry that is tangible to the readers. I was totally invested in their journey to their HEA.

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 01-21-20

as great as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. Michael Pauley/Dean is one of the 8 narrators (so far), I can listen without break and have no problems to follow. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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  • Emma Burbidge
  • 01-16-20

The Firefighter and the Marshal

I love this Sulfur Springs series by Taylor Rylan and Michael Dean (Michael Pauley) is a favourite narrator of mine, so I very much enjoyed listening to him bring these wonderful characters to life. I've encountered Cody in previous books in the series as his best friends managed to find their Mr. Right and now it's Cody's turn as Adrian makes his moves and the two find their way together. It's a journey that I enjoyed taking with them. Highly recommended Contemporary MM romance.

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  • Lisa Hughes
  • 01-16-20

Great to see Cody get his HEA

I recieved an ARC of this book on exchange for an honest review.
It's taken 4 books to get Cody's story and I couldn't be happier. This wonderful group of snarky and loving men always make me smile. I love a found family and this lot are central to the tale. Cody and Adrian are perfect for each other, but they seem determined not to see it. Found family to the rescue. The slow burn in this book results in a lovely HEA.
Michael Pauley is simply wonderful as always.

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  • Rebekah
  • 01-01-20

Really enjoyed

I really enjoyed listening to this book and following Adrian as he tries to convince Cody to date him. As Cody doesn’t like the age gap. The narrator also brought the story to life.

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  • Sabbath
  • 12-30-19

Wow!

Rylan's ability to create a world that keeps you engaged as the series progresses is phenomenal. Cody and Adrian's dynamic is one that keeps you on your toes. I really enjoyed this narration with Dean's talents.

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  • April 🎧 Reads
  • 12-28-19

May-December Love Affair

So this is about Cody’s story, his chance for HEA after his best friends finally got theirs.

With all that said, Cody drove me batcrap crazy in this book. While I understand insecurities, I don’t understand his blatant rejection towards Adrian when he actually liked the guy. His age discrimination sounded cruel at times. I know he didn’t mean it as such, and it was his insecurities showing, but Cody really got in his own way. It drove me nuts. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Thankfully, he pulled his head out of his own you-know-what and finally got his ish together.

I adore Adrian, he’s a teddy bear and I admire his tenacity. What a brave soul, he kept pursuing even after all the rejection. 💖 He deserved to be happy.

When they finally got together, it was wonderful. Sweet and I was yelling at Cody “seeee!! This is what you’d have missed if you didn’t get your crap together. Now, be happy!” 😂

Apart from the unnecessary angst that Cody put upon himself and Adrain, it’s a wonderful listen. Michael Pauley is always on point with his skills.

Give this book a chance, if Cody drives you up the wall too, keep listening. I promise you, it’s worth it.

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  • alias11
  • 12-28-19

Sweet, low angst M/M romance

I enjoyed this sweet, low angst romance. I only gave the story 4 stars because there are some red herrings and plot threads that didn't seem to go anywhere and left me wondering why they were there. For example, I kept expecting some trouble from the deputy who disappeared, but nothing ever came from that. I'm sorry if that is a spoiler, but it gave me an air of suspense that never came to fruition. The appearance of Adrian's parents near the end also didn't lead to anything, except one scene of low-level drama that fizzled to nothing. Pull out those distractions, and you have an enjoyable May/December romance. When Adrian first approaches Cody, Cody runs and then pretends one of his friends is his boyfriend, because Adrian is a large man, and the prospect of a huge alpha man scares him away. However, Adrian is perseverant, and eventually Cody comes to realize there is more to Adrian than he originally thought.

The narration by Michael Pauley is excellent. I especially love his voicing and accent for Adrian's partner.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.

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  • Suzanne Christie
  • 12-27-19

Great listen

At last we get Cody’s story, he’s seen his friends fall in love and now he gets his chance.

Adrian sets his sights on Cody and although Cody is hesitant at first, he makes it hard for him to walk away.

They have intense chemistry that can’t be ignored and this is very clear from the awesome narration by Michael Pauley.

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  • Pixiebell
  • 12-25-19

A Good May/December Listen

This is the fourth book in the Sulfur Springs series by Taylor Rylon.
In this book we see Cody coming out as bisexual to his best friends, Hawke and Tristan, who have by now, found their love, in previous books.
Cody hasn’t had much luck or experience with his relationships and is not looking for love despite seeing and rejecting a hot older man in a club not so long ago.
Adrian wants Cody. He knows he’s a lot younger than himself but he’s determined to get Cody to go out with him. However Cody can’t see how it can ever work between them. Can Adrian change his mind?
This is another great story and I am so happy that all three of the friends now have their Happy Ever After.
This series just gets better!

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 12-24-19

Back to Sulphur Springs

I’m enjoying this series. Cody has watched his friends Tristan and Hawke meet and fall in love with older men and although he might be jealous, he’s very happy for his friends. He often feels like a fifth wheel though, always worrying his friends would prefer being with their partners. Now, Walker and Trace are understanding and want their partners to spend time with their friends.

One night while out Cody was approached by an older man. He and his buddies nicknamed the man the Bear from The Blue Diamond – the name of the club they were at. Cody rebuffed the older man but has had regrets ever since. When he encounters Adrian again, he questions the decision to keep the bear at bay. Now, there is a lot of back and forth and at times Adrian almost felt like a stalker, unrelenting in his pursuit of Cody. Cody balks a bit and the final deception almost ended the relationship before it’s even begun.

In the end, though, the men were destined to be together. Adrian is a federal marshal and his partner is convinced he and Cody are meant to be together. Cody’s buddies have also witnessed the chemistry and are willing to step in to help Adrian in his chase. Even Adrian’s sister gets involved.

Cody is only twenty to Adrian’s thirty-eight. His experience is limited, but he knows what he wants and he’s pretty sure Adrian can’t give it to him. In the end, though, he realizes there’s more to compatibility than just body parts. He’s able to give himself to Adrian and they are meant to be together.

I have to give a shout out to Michael Dean (formerly Michael Pauley) who narrates this series. I adore him and think he does a brilliant job. Coming home to Sulphur Springs is a treat and I can’t wait for the next book.