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Clutch

Forbidden Desires, Book 1
Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
Series: Forbidden Desires, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Bookish, snarky, and fiercely independent Nate Boudreaux leads a solitary life. Between teaching classes at the university and working toward his PhD, he doesn’t need a partner to occupy his time, and he certainly doesn’t need a man like Alistair Drake complicating his future.
 

Alistair Drake, black sheep of the tremendously wealthy Drake family, is more interested in adding another notch to his bedpost than another zero to his bank account. When a Grindr message brings him to Nate’s doorstep, then straight to his bed, he has no reason to believe that what they share will be more than a simple hookup, until, three months later, a tug on his soul informs him otherwise.
 

For the Drake family has a secret - one that will force Nate and Alistair together as much as it will demand that they be torn apart. One that Alistair and his brothers have carried all their lives...and one that Alistair and Nate’s future children will carry, too.
 

Bound to each other by the three precious impossibilities, Nate and Alistair have no choice - no matter the consequence, they will fight for their forbidden clutch.
 

Clutch is a 64,000 word steamy omegaverse mpreg-ish romance that will leave you in stitches. It contains a Grindr hook-up gone very wrong (or very right), giant magical lizards, a pig named Olive, a wank throne, and a HEA, right down to the white picket fence.

©2018 Piper Scott, Virginia Kelly (P)2019 Piper Scott, Virginia Kelly

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PERFECTION!

The most perfect pairing of Authors and Narrator. I have enjoyed every single moment of this story. Humour, sweet romance and family bickering all brought to life.
I will never tire of listening to this Audible- EVER!

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  • HockeyfanT
  • 21-07-2019

So good!

This story is fun and sexy, with some wonderfully heartfelt moments mixed in. I enjoyed Nate and Alistair's growth from one night stand to eventually becoming mates. Their shared concern for their eggs was sweet. The cast of characters is large and interesting, and I can't wait for the other books I've already enjoyed to be released in audio format. The narrator did a wonderful job bringing this book to life. I highly recommend this to fans of paranormal tales and romantic comedy. Loved it!

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  • The Book Wench
  • 21-07-2019

Lovely performance

I loved this story when it first came out and this performance by new-to-me narrator Michael Ferraiuolo has added a delightful layer to an already great fantasy. I love the accents and the tones of voice that the actor imbues these characters with. Quite a lovely ride in a world where dragons can impregnate humans and those humans can lay eggs that become dragons. I like Ignatius 'Nate' Boudreaux, the snarky omega, and Alistair Drake, the sweet, successful-against-the-odds runt-of-his-clutch alpha, even more now that they've been given life in this performance. A full-on fantasy that is quite satisfyingly enriched by the acting, with a lot of world-building action interspersed with sweet mate-bonding.

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  • R Keebler
  • 19-07-2019

I wish I could of given the narration more stars

The below review is very similar to the book review I posted. The audible version is so good, I think this may be the first time I’ve wanted to give more than 5 stars. Michael Ferraiuolo’s narration brought to life all the things I loved about the book. Alistair’s, Sebastian’s, and Everard’s snotty attitudes. Harry’s wonder and joy with life. Nate’s bemusement over EGGS. Really well done.

This book was a joy from beginning to end. Nate and Alistair so belonged together. Nate toned down Alastair’s want to be in control and Nate’s feisty personality came to the forefront in dealing with his mate.

The premise of the book is that dragons are (normal), eggs are (normal), mate bonds are (normal and so hot). So much happening in this book it’s hard not to give to much away.

The other characters are well fleshed out and added so much to the story. Even Olive the pig had a personality. However, Olive eating twice cooked pork is so not cool.

I enjoy Mpreg (even though this was very different). I’m very eager for the next book.

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  • Dee Slate
  • 07-07-2019

Perfect!

This is one of my favourite books, so when I heard that it would be in audio, and there was no hint of the narrator, I worried. I really wanted to enjoy the characters I'd already grown to love - Nate (Iggy), Alistair, Harry and Ev (especially the latter 2).
When it came out on July 4th, (as a transplanted Brit, it is not a holiday I readily identify with, for ... reasons ...), I was happily surprised; when I saw the narrator- Michael Ferraiuolo, very pleased; when I listened, extremely pleased and when I heard Harry personified, I was ecstatic!
This is going to be an audiobook I listen to again and again. Mr. Ferraiuolo does a fantastic job with all the characters - there is no dissecting what was done well, etc. The entire narration is PERFECT! (well, the way Alistair is pronounced is a little different from what I'm used to, but no matter). I am hoping that the next 2 books will be available soon, and with Mr. Ferraiuolo
Ms. Scott and Kelly, your *clutch* landed in the right hands! Loved it!

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  • KaiLanen
  • 22-08-2019

Ok so I liked the story but...

Harry is the most annoying person on the entire planet. I enjoy the narrator, but not even he could make Harry tolerable. I listened to the whole book hoping someone would eat him or he would die isln some other fashion. The story was simple, moved simply, and I liked it. I'll skip listening to the second one but I'll probably read it just in case Harry is better.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-08-2019

Love Alistar and Nate

Surprising - very well done - Michael Ferraiuolo is an amazing narrator bringing Dragon Alistair and his Omega Nate to life and you'll laugh, you'll be intrigued from page 1. At first I thought it started out a little thoughtless, Didn't exactly like Nate - but that turned around fairly quickly - and got into this smart, witty series - Piper and Virginia really do an amazing job with this series and as a voracious reader, listener, I have absolutely loved this book and Bond - with Nate's Room-mate Harry and Everhart - absolutely riveting and entertaining and endearing from beginning to end - each one and I'm begging Piper and Virginia to Get us the Next Book, with Nate's Brother Matthias Boudreaux MATE narrated by Michael as well! He does spectacularly with so many different voices - and emotion. I absolutely love how he brings these characters and the humor to life. Thanks for a different romantic series that has alot of heart and fun!

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  • Maryam Al-Neama
  • 17-08-2019

Amazing

Phenomenal performance and narration! Got me into the story and laughed so much. Can’t wait to listen to the second book.

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  • Jase
  • 15-08-2019

Dragons Omega Betas Oh My

This was a really fun listen. Good story line. Great fantasy. Good ending. The narrator was outstanding. I will definitely be looking for the authors and this narrator in other works.

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  • AC
  • 14-08-2019

Excellent

Listening to this book reminded me just how much I enjoyed it the first time around. This narrator does an excellent job with the voices. I highly recommend this.

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  • Sue
  • 12-08-2019

You just have to push through

Because I know the first couple of chapters are a little painful. I don't know what it is about them, but when I read the book, I almost gave up on it. That being said, this narrator REALLY did good things for the book. Something has to be said about him pulling off doing basically 4-5 characters, with different accents and tones of voice, in one chapter. If that's not talent, I don't know what is. I can't believe authors out there are (over) using other male narrators for their M/M books, and haven't gotten their hands on Michael. In case you were wondering, the next two books are pretty great too, and i'm sure the narration will do them justice as well.

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  • Kat
  • 20-08-2019

Great Book and Great Audio

Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly are an instant-click for me in print, and now it seems they will be in audio as well. This was my first audiobook narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo and I was extremely impressed. To start, Clutch is a fantastic story. It is incredibly unique - set in omegaverse where mpreg exists, the omega MC Nate is simply looking for someone to help through his heat without any complications of strings. The alpha, Alistair, is looking for a similar hookup but has his own hidden secret; he is a dragon capable of impregnating an omega with eggs. By accident and chance Nate gets knocked (egged?) up, with some pretty serious consequences to follow. Nate is sassy, opinionated, and willing to do whatever is needed to keep his egg babies safe. While he did not ever expect to have an omega or a clutch, Alistair is similarly inspired to protect his new family, and his possessive streak - innate, it seems, to dragons - develops. Ferraiuolo does a fantastic job of creating a series of voices for a pretty big cast, somehow making each distinct and suitable to the character. From Nate's soft but strong tone, to Alistair's drawling upper-crust British accent, to the sarcastic undertones of Everard and the bookish Harry - each character's voice is chosen with care and precision, and perfectly fits. I cannot express how much I look forward to further partnerships between these authors and narrator.

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  • Audiophile
  • 03-08-2019

laugh aloud funny

Light frothy and so amusing!
I can't wait for book 2 'Bond' and more of Harry.

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  • Sorel
  • 25-07-2019

Superb from start to finish.<br />

I loved this book when I first read it, so snapped up the audio version when released.
I wasn't disspointed.
Michael Ferraiuolo does one of the best narrations I've heard. Each character is voiced so differently that it is easy to know who was speaking at any given time and with four regular plus a series of secondary characters that must of been quite a task.
I absolutely loved this audio version and really hope Ferraiuolo will be doing the rest of the series.

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  • KR Phoenix
  • 21-07-2019

So good!

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So good!

My first Dragon shifter book and I loved it! The characters are so dynamic, bold and often hilarious. I loved Nate's sass, protectiveness, and fire. He's a great character and the perfect match for the sweet and often clueless Alistair. 

I didn't know what to expect from this book or these authors but was pleasantly surprised and draw in from the first sentence. The writing style is captivating and the characters so unique and vibrant I couldn't help but love them right from the start. I loved the dynamics between Nate and Alistair and how their relationship evolved over time. I felt they were well matched and liked the slower progress to their mating. 

I loved Alistair's cluelessness and how he would take what Nate said literally! It leads to some hilarious scenes!

My favorite character would have to be Harry though. Nate's nerdy, inquisitive, overzealous former roommate and best friend. All Harry's interactions are hilarious and endearing I can't wait for his story!!!

Great story, wonderful adventure, and fantastic narration! A definite winner for me!!!

Thanks for reading!

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  • Cassi
  • 21-07-2019

Very unique and fun

This is nothing like I've ever listened to before so the uniqueness of it really captivated me. It jumps right into the action from page one and gets more interesting as it goes on!! A few parts really caught me off guard and while this isn't my usual read I really enjoyed it. Both boys quickly grew on me and they were really hot together. I'm generally a big fan of this narrator however for this one I felt like he played Allistair's voice a little too bored. Which did work for the character however it came off as a little too monotone for me.

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  • alias11
  • 21-07-2019

Funny and entertaining!

OMG…So funny! A snarky omega, a dragon shifter alpha, one wild night, and an unexpected clutch lead to a wild, fantastic adventure. I loved the characters, the comedic family relations, and Harry…oh Harry. An internet hook-up leads to unexpected consequences and a possibility of love and family. Very enjoyable! I can’t wait to listen to more in this series.

Good narration and emotional delivery.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook through the author and have voluntarily left this honest review.

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  • Emma Jane Marie Vago
  • 20-07-2019

A Lovely Surprise!

Nate is one cute, snarky human omega and Alistair is an brooding dragon shifter alpha. Their lives both changes when Nate gives birth to a forbidden clutch of eggs.
This audiobook book is truly a pleasant surprise. I would highly recommend this listen!

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 20-07-2019

One of my favorite audiobooks ever!

Clutch was such a delightful surprise! Fun and hot and sweet, featuring a snarky Omega, Nate, and a posh Alpha dragon, Alistair, and a great set of secondary characters (I can't wait for Harry and Everard's story, Harry is totally adorbs!), a trio of eggs that were already playing pranks on their poor fathers before hatching (LOL!) and a sweet pet pig Olive, I just couldn't get enough of this book.

While there were a couple of things that could've been expanded on, like Nate's background or the eggs abilities, or me wanting the bad guys to get more of a punishment after what they tried to do, it didn't really detract from my enjoyment of the story.

Michael Ferraiuolo outdid himself with this book, so much so, that while I could grab the next books in the series in e-book format, I will force myself to wait for the audio because his narration made the experience so much better. I can't tell you how many times I found myself laughing out loud or smiling and even tearing up during the epilogue (complete with white picket fence!) and in a huge part, it was because Michael's flawless performance giving life to Virginia Kelly and Piper Scott's awesome characters!

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  • Fortuna
  • 20-07-2019

I wasn’t sure but it’s nice to be surprised!

I hadn’t read this before listening so really had not much idea about what I was to expect. It turn out to be a great story with plenty of laughs.

I liked both MC’s, Nate and Alistair start off as a one night stand and with plenty of twists along the way find their HEA.

Michael Ferraiuolo knocks it out of the field again with his narration, his voices are excellent and so far I’ve loved every book he’s bought to life.

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 20-07-2019

Loved it

This is a great start to a new series.
I really enjoyed Nate and Alistair’s story. They are both really entertaining characters and their story is very well written and narrated.
I can’t wait to listen to more of this series.