Rough Canvas : Nature of Desire

  • by Joey W. Hill
  • Narrated by Maxine Mitchell
  • Series: Nature of Desire
  • 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Book six in the Nature of Desire series.
When his father dies, Thomas is forced to abandon a burgeoning art career in New York. As difficult as it was to give up his lifelong dream, it's nothing compared to walking away from the man he loves. Marcus taught him to embrace who he is, a sexual submissive who responds to the touch of only one Master. But why would the sophisticated Marcus need some farm kid from the South?
Then Marcus shows up and offers him a way to continue his art career and help his family. There's only one hitch - he asks Thomas to spend a week with him in the Berkshires. Thomas knows he should refuse. But he's never been able to say no to his Master.

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Audible Editor Reviews

On the death of his father and debilitating tractor accident of his brother Thomas is forced to give up his burgeoning art career in New York and take on the responsibilities of providing for his family back in North Carolina. Marcus is a dashing gallery owner and Thomas' former lover. He offers him an agreement that will let Thomas continue his craft but it also includes working with the Rough Canvas of the human body and the relationship of a master and slave. Maxine Mitchell earnestly narrates this steamy romance with heart whose characters will put their hooks in you and keep them there.

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So disappointed........Why? Audibles Why?

This is a GAY romance and it's narrated by a woman. I am seriously disappointed in this audible book. I Love this story, I was so looking forward to having this in my audible library as well as my ebook library. I have read it many time - Its one of my all time favorite Gay Romance novels. Hell, its one of my all time favorite romance novels regardless of genre. A go-to read when I want a pull your heartstrings romance with HEA. And I just can't listen to a woman read it, I could just weep. I do understand having the same narrator for a series when the same lead characters are the main in each book, but the same narrator just because the Author grouped the books as a series is totally ridiculous! Joey's complete series is a number of different couples and their relationship, but somebody decided because it was a "series" they only needed one narrator. Sigh........Didn't anybody take the time to find out what the story line was before contracting the narrator? I love this story so much that I tried to overcome a woman's voice reading for male characters, but I could not take it. I will be asking for my money back. I hope that Audible will realize their error and will re-release this book with a male narrator. I will gladly repurchase if that ever happens.
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- Heather

One of my favorite books...HORRIBLE AUDIOBOOK.

Would you try another book from Joey W. Hill and/or Maxine Mitchell?

I love Joey W. Hill books. Love.


How could the performance have been better?

A woman reading m/m sex scenes DOES NOT WORK. How anyone in their right mind ever even had the IDEA this would work, much less listened to it and said, "Yep! That's what I want!" boggles the mind. I've loved this book for some time. I've read it over and over. I wanted to scratch my eyes out listening to a woman, with a high voice no less, reading it. And, like a fool, I kept at it, hoping eventually the bleeding from my ears would stop. Spoiler: It didn't.

Honestly, it's actually made me like the written version less now too. Took away the magic of how I'd imagined it. WHOSE IDEA WAS THIS??? I want my money back.


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The actual written version is great. Buy that. You'll love it. Avoid the audiobook at ALL COSTS.


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- Leah Petersen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-15-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios