• Teddy & His Bear

  • Oh My!, Book 1
  • By: Andi James, Lila Wilde
  • Narrated by: Jack Dale
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

At 24, Teddy should be used to feeling abandoned and unwanted. After all, he’s been dealing with it most of his life. But a recent breakup takes him completely by surprise, and now he’s on his own again. Nursing new and old hurts, he leans on his makeshift family and finds solace in a growing and unexpected friendship with an older man.

Forty-two-year-old Barrett has successfully ignored his biggest need for years. His last boy left him questioning everything he knew, and he is determined to lead a vanilla life, no matter how much his friends try to convince him to be true to himself. When he learns his favorite barista needs a new place to stay, he offers a solution that leads to spending more time with the younger man.

A change in circumstances brings both men together and their buried feelings to light. Teddy knows he’s attracted to Barrett but isn’t sure if he’s ready to risk his heart again, and Barrett is losing the struggle against his dominant nature. Will learning Barrett’s sexy secret be too much for Teddy, or is it just the thing he never knew he needed?

Teddy & His Bear is a 90K word slow-burn, May/December, Daddy kink, MM romance featuring one hot Daddy, his sweet new boy, coffee, and unicorns.

©2018 Andi James and Lila Wilde (P)2019 Andi James and Lila Wilde
  • Series: Oh My!, Book 1
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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Ah, love!

I really enjoy age-gap stories in which the older character is seen to work hard at acting his age while struggling against impulses over which he eventually loses control when love happens. This story doesn't disappoint in that regard. Barrett Reid at forty-two has decided that he'd rather spend his time in vanilla hookups than try to find a new boy, since he'd clearly, as far as he could tell, not done a good job with his last lover who dumped him because of his supposed poor skills as a Daddy. Enter Theodore "Teddy" Mason, twenty-four, freshly dumped by his two boyfriends, who wanted their jobs and social acceptance more than they did him, and one of whom also wanted him as a toyboy for himself, but not as part of something long term. Each man is not into starting anything new, though for very different reasons. And yet, they are drawn together almost inexorably, and the love that grows between them is sweet to watch as it develops.

I don't really know anything about the differences between a Daddy and a Dom, except perhaps that Doms hurt their subs while Daddies don't -- I think -- but I really like Barrett. He's such a caring man, so mature and yet so vulnerable, needing Teddy to help him realize what he truly is and how good he is at meeting Teddy's needs. Teddy is okay, don't get me wrong, though I found him too innocent and almost childish at times, especially with all that Daddying, which I found too much. I'm just drawn more to the older characters in May/December relationships, probably because I'm older myself and can relate. This narrator is new to me and I do love his deep voice...it does great things with Barrett's tones, and still manages to make Teddy sound youthful. Even his evoking of Dylan, Jason and Tony are well done; To be able to move between so many characters with what sounds like relative ease is great.

The only problem I have with his performance is the many awkward pauses and, once in a while, the lack of necessary pauses between sentences in the reading...they were often too long and inexplicable and quite disconcerting, adding nothing to the reading. Additionally -- though this isn't the narrator's issue -- I found the story itself to be too long. It felt more drawn out than it needed to be, which often made me huff in impatience. I love slow-burn stories, but this seemed a bit over the top to me, what with the repetition of points from one lover's perspective to the other as though I hadn't just read the events...pretty annoying, to be frank.

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Heat and sweet is the perfect combo

First off, make sure that you are wearing your ear buds or alone while listening to this cause the heat is off the chart. As Teddy tries to recover from yet another heartbreak and disappointment, he leans on the friendship of Barrett. Barrett is trying on the vanilla life since he can never seem to find the right boy for him. Then Teddy happens. As these two figure out where they are going, if it's friendship or more they want, you will find yourself fanning yourself. Can't wait for more!

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Good

Good story, tho at some points it did feel a bit long.
A new for me narrator did a good job making this an enjoyable experience.

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Loved it

I've had the pleasure of reading this book and listening was even better. I highly recommend this book.

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Teddy & His Bear

I really wasn't expecting to feel so many emotions during this book especially right at the beginning. But right from the start you will really feel for and fall for Teddy. He's just such a sweet cute character, and I thought his behavior & personality traits fit the story line really well. I appreciated the dynamic the two guys had together Barrett was the perfect Daddy for Teddy. This book was mostly just light and fun and super adorably cute.

Audiobook - Jack Dale was a new narrator for me. But I really enjoyed this audiobook and felt like he really gave us what was needed for the voices of Teddy and Barrett.

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Very Sweet

I liked the book. It is a sweet and lighthearted story, even though it made me cry a bit in the first chapter. I liked the characters and enjoyed following the development of their relationship. This story started so well, and progressed so nicely until about 60% into the book, then the story got a little predictable for me. I enjoyed the ending and the epilogue, so overall this was a good listening experience. Narrator did a very good job with this story. This was my first book by the authors and narrator and I am looking forward to more books in this series.

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Such a good slow burn

Narrator is not the worst I've ever heard, he tries and manages well to give each male a different voice which is rare. Some awkward pauses but overall a good performance. This story is super good, takes a nice time to get into things but it's never slow. Really need more books like this in my life. Characters are all funny or cute and feel real. Totally recommend I instantly bought the other two books a few hours in to listening.

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Light Fun Read and Narration

This first book in this series is a fun read where you get introduced to all the characters in the series and each of the books focuses on two of the characters coupling up. I felt that the authors were trying to go deep and create drama but just didn’t really get there, even so, I still really enjoyed the story and cared about the characters l. Speaking on the narration: I am re-listening to the story because the authors finally FINALLY complete the series releasing Tony & his tiger. Jack Dale has a great voice. He did a good job changing the voice of each character so you aren’t confused plus he puts in enough oomph that you feel you are there. I just sometimes was left wanting more. I really like it when a narrator reads that their character is chuckling, then chuckle when reading. Overall, I did really enjoy this book and the entire series, especially since I have WAITED YEARS for the final audiobook to come out. Definitely recommend reading today!

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You Are Mine

I love the way that Barrett is there just as Teddy really needs him and how they fit together. I really appreciate the way they build up their relation. Barrett's need for truth really works in a way to make things come out right for both of them. I listened to the audio version which was well done and enjoyable.

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Love this story.

I love Teddy and Bear, they were so good together. The love they where able to share for each other was great.

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  • Mandy
  • 06-17-21

Simply Beautiful 💞💞

Love... Loved.... Teddy and Barrett they are amazing together the book is awesome and so is the audio couldn't stop listening to it. Teddy is heartbroken when his boyfriends dump him and he has to move out, Barrett also has had his heart broken but there's something about Teddy that brings out his Daddy instincts even though he's said he doesn't want that any more he can't deny the chemistry between them when Teddy moves in to the flat above Barrett's garage he knows he can't deny it anymore and the journey for them is so beautiful, sexy captivating. Jack Dale done an amazing job as the narrator bringing them to life brilliant. 💞💞

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  • Claudia CG Lezar
  • 08-09-19

as good as the ebook

The story is always 4 or 5 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. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. 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, but not more then twice a year.
it's like a B

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  • HMM
  • 07-27-19

Why I skipped some chapters

Nice unoriginal novel with one huge narration flaw. On 70% the mc's start a relationship and the narrator seems to think a boy starts talking like a toddler, once having a daddy.
Really disturbing. I skipped the romantic parts from then on.

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  • Gwen
  • 07-18-19

May December romance

After a horrible break up, Teddy is left unworthy. He was part of a threesome that became a twosome. He finds Barrett, a mature guy with a very protective streak. I just enjoyed how Teddy, sweet and vulnerable found his own guy. Kinky too. The narrator was good with a nice voice.

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  • Fortuna
  • 07-16-19

Be my Teddy Bear!

Sweet and cute with just the right amount of hotness, this is a great start to this series. May to December is one of my favourite tropes and throw in a kind Daddy and I’m sold!

Teddy has had a rough time and Barrett steps in to help, starting a beautiful friendship. I loved how the relationship developed into something they both desperately needed.

I’ve never listened to Jack Dale before but I loved his narration. I’ll be looking out for other books he’s narrated.

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  • Lisa Hughes
  • 07-16-19

Read it "For the unicorns!"

This book is so sweet it hurts. Two people, broken by previous relationships find love and acceptance in each others arms. watching the relationship developed is a joy. The story starts off in a sad place but ends so happily. Teddy is so adorable, how could you not love him.
Jack Dale does a fabulous job narrating this fun, sexy, uplifting story. He is a new narrator for me and I'm now going to look for other books he's narrated.
Bring on Leo's story!

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  • KR Phoenix @ Books, Tattoos and Tea
  • 07-16-19

Highly recommended daddy kink romance!!!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4
🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 4.5

Oh My, indeed!! Such a beautiful story! 

I loved Teddy and Bear! They are so perfect for each other and mesh so well together. I love Barrett's protective and caring nature and his care for his baby boy is just beautiful. I love the nurture in this relationship, yet there is still a great balance. 

Teddy grows so much in this story and his abandonment issues are approached really well. I love that Teddy was able to find his kink. Bear is such a bold character, the perfect daddy. I love the family they have created and thought this daddy/boy relationship was hot, caring and flew off the page. I loved it!

The side characters in this story are fantastic! I loved Dom Tony and submissive but buff Jason, adorably awkward and walk hurricane that is Dylan!. I look forward to Leo and Dylan's story and really hope we get to see Tony and Jason's stories too, there's definitely more there!

Brilliantly narrated. Highly recommended daddy kink romance!!!

Thanks for reading!

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  • Emma Burbidge
  • 07-16-19

Sweet Boy and his Man

Devastated and heartbroken after being excluded from the threesome he had been happily part of for over a year, Teddy is reeling as he works through his job at Claudette's coffee shop and crashing at his friend Tony's place.
He literally falls for Barrett when Teddy is standing precariously on a chair to place some fall decorations high on the wall of the café, and then cries all over him as he spills his woe to the kind older man.
Barrett has been longing for Teddy to be his for a long time and it would seem that now is the time to close in...
The two are sweet together and I loved listening to Jack Dale giving the guys voices as the story evolves.
Highly recommended Daddy/Boy sweet romance. Looking forward to hearing book 2 Leo and his Lion in audio too.

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 07-16-19

Loved it

This was a wonderful start to a new series.
I loved Teddy and Barrett.
Watching them grow and put their pasts behind them to realize they are exactly what each other needed was such a fun ride.
I loved seeing their love develop. I cannot wait to listen to more of this series.

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 07-16-19

Enjoyable!

3.5 Stars

I loved Teddy. Yes, he might have been a tad too innocent and childlike for a twenty-something that had been in a three-way relationship for 2 years, but that was part of his charm. And that was probably why the whole Dominant Daddy/boy worked for me in this particular scenario.

I wasn't particularly impressed by Barrett at first. I understood why he was wary of getting into another Daddy relationship after being blindsided by his ex Charlie, but 4 years should've been more than enough to get past his issues, especially since he'd been crushing on Teddy for the last two. He grew on me, though, and I thought he and Teddy had great chemistry and of course, the whole protective/caring vibe was very hot. I wouldn't have minded less bedroom scenes and more intimacy out of the bedroom between Barrett and Teddy, but I'm sure I'm in the minority regarding that. *shrugs*

The narration was okay. I loved Jack Dale's take on Teddy and while his voice is pleasant enough, it felt too slow at times. Still, Jack's naturally gravelly tone made for one very hot Barrett. ;)

Overall, the audiobook was enjoyable, and if you're anything like me, a crybaby, you'll probably need some tissues for the first chapter, so you're warned.