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I seem to be the minority with this one.
I found that the plot was all over the place and I felt it needed tightening (maybe another round of editing?). This is a long book.
There are pages upon pages of BDSM tutorials, the MC's repetitive inner thoughts, sex between the MCs and other people, or sex between other people which turns into an orgy. Zack spends more time talking to his tattoo artist than to Andrew, for God's sake. There was no balance. The MCs did not have enough page time together (except their first sex scene that lasted waaaay too long).
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Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted the AUDIO file of this book.
I usually write about the book, then the narration but I'm finding more and more, doing it the other way round or being unable to split the two.
I cannot split the two here.
I LOVED this!! It is both the first of Z. Allora (author) and Jonathan Waters (narrator) I have listened to and together they make for compelling listening!
Zack wanted to be seen by Andrew. His first thought when they meet was "His. Serve. Kneel" (more on this little bit in a mo) But Andrew thinks Zack is too young, and being not quite 18, he is still. When Andrew denies Zack what he needs, Zack hides his submission, and becomes the perfect Dom. A charity auction gives Andrew the opportunity to show Zack that somewhere along the line, his feelings grew to something he can no longer fight.
Waters narration is, quite possibly, the best I've listened to for quite some time. His portrayal of Zack, as he grows, as he learns his craft, as he constantly fights his feeling for Drew, is stunning. Zack has these one liner thoughts "His. Serve. Kneel" and at first, I found them annoying, BUT!!! once I got over that, I did actually look forward to not knowing when they would pop up.
Andrew, too, has these, but they aren't as common as Zack's and, are very different. Waters voice for Drew is perfect.
I loved all Water's voices for the various characters, and it made for very easy listening in multi person conversations. His reading voice is clear and deep and even, with a hint of an accent I could not put my finger on from where.
I loved the way Allora spins a tale. This is, I think, the first in a series, and there are a couple of characters who piqued my interest. And I'm also intrigued by the guys in the band that Zack and Andrew's brothers play in. I want to read their stories too!
Putting both Allora and Waters firmly on my wish lists....
5 stars for the book
5 stars for the narration
5 stars overall
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Nice story (though a bit dramatic at times), but the narrator seemed new to the job or having a bad day. There were several cases when names seemed mixed up, with Andrew doing things to Andrew, and vice versa.