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Owning It

Metropolis, Book 3
Narrated by: Michael Pauley
Series: Metropolis, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Just out of an 18-year marriage, the last thing Jackson expects the first time he visits a gay bar is for a sexy, drunk, 26-year-old twink to mistakenly climb into his Jeep. The twink part he's good with, the drunk part...not so much. As far as Jackson's concerned, the boy should come with a warning label. But Derek is not as flighty as Jackson thought...he's actually pretty incredible. Getting to know the wild, funny man is a breath of fresh air. And when Derek calls him daddy? Christ, he never thought something like that would feel so right.

Derek has serious daddy issues, and his name is Jackson. He's stubborn and controlling...and ever since Derek woke up in the silver fox's condo, he can't get Jackson out of his mind. Maybe because no matter how many times he throws himself at him, Jackson doesn't take the bait. And maybe because Jackson is the one person who sees him for who he really is. But Derek loves a challenge, and he's eager to rock Jackson's world.

Jackson isn't interested in a meaningless hookup. He wants the real Derek, not just the sassy jokester everyone else sees. But it's not easy for Derek to open up. He feels much safer guarding his heart. And Jackson needs to figure out the balance between living for himself and the mountain of responsibilities weighing him down. Derek and Jackson must find the common ground between hookup and commitment - if they can't own their issues and work together to overcome their faults, they could smother the flame between them that's just beginning to ignite.

©2017 Devon McCormack, Riley Hart (P)2017 Devon McCormack, Riley Hart

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  • Rachel_Emily
  • 05-07-2018

Derek! My favorite, I loved his story!

Derek is my favorite character from the Metropolis series, and he and Daddy Jackson were just smokin' hot perfection together. Michael Pauley did a wonderful job with the characters in this series! Perfect voices for Derek and Jackson!

If you haven't read the Metropolis series, what are you waiting for?! Each book is better than the last, and you'll fall in love with this group of sexy guys! While each story could stand on its own, I think you'd enjoy them more reading in order since they all appear in each others' stories.

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  • TNI
  • 19-03-2018

I love Derek

Out of all the books in this series this has to be one of my favorites. I absolutely adore Derek and his sassy personality. and it's always Michael P does a fabulous job with all the voices.

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  • Lynn Janet
  • 31-08-2017

Michael Pauley nailed Owning It!! ;)

I absolutely loved Owning It when I read the book and the narration was on point as well. The narrator, Michael Pauley, brought Derek and Jackson to life. It was perfect.

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  • IceWanda
  • 06-05-2019

Daddy can't wait to take his boy out tonight!

Story about two totally different men; an older man (37) coming out of a hetro 18 year marriage and a young very experienced low esteem twink. These two would be ideal for a hookup but instead form a friendship that grows.

Heads up: Derek refers to Jackson as his daddy. Hope you don't mind this kind of a relationship; they are only 11 years apart. And, Jackson has a son who is 8 years younger than Derek. Don't let the age differences get in the way of a great story.

The moments between Derek and Jackson are hot hot hot! Love the way Jackson tosses Derek around; there's a big difference between the two as Derek only weighs 120 lbs. Riley and Devon won't let you down on the steamy stuff!

Michael Pauley nails the narration for Derek and Jackson. Two very distinct personalities; Jackson the mature one and Derek the naughty one; both done perfectly by Michael.

Highly recommended listen. Enjoy!

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  • Lisa L Teetz
  • 23-03-2019

Loved this!!!

My favorite in the series so far!!! Derek and Jackson we both exactly what they each needed and their journey to admit they loved each other was just so Wonderful! Great side characters in Jackson's family and the rest of the boys are back too. Looking forward to the next one in the series!!!

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  • Cranky Reader
  • 16-03-2019

Oddly, a comfort read

On my first read/listen thru the series, I think I would have rated this installment a 4. Because unlike what one might expect from Derek, if one has read the previous books in the series, it takes them most of the book before they get their groove on. This was frustrating on the first read, but does actually make sense, and feels more correct on the re-read. And I felt it was worth the wait.

I’ve come back to the book more than once. The opening meet-cute is sooooo cute and Derek’s dialogue is so snappy, that it’s fun to hear it again. Narrator Michael Pauley does a really great job on this one. (He *makes* the “blah blah” sequence.)

Their experience levels are kind of a twist on common themes; I tend to run across more books where the top has had way more partners than the bottom. Here, Jackson has experience, but not quantity. It’s refreshing.

I like how they brought out the best in each other (even if that freaked Jackson out). I liked that both characters had scenes with their friends/support network outside of scenes with each other. Tiny quibble-I was a little shocked to hear how Jackson thought was such great pals with Zane when his actions don’t show them spending lots of time talking or hanging out compared to time & thoughts with his ex & Frankie. But too much more Zane probably would have dragged and they do have a funny condom scene showing they have a high level of trust and comfort.

I’m not a huge fan of Daddy kink and Jackson needing to reason through it made it not creepy & rather fun. Not sure if bigger fans of the kink would find that journey tedious or refreshing but for the casually interested, I think it works well.

I recommend the whole Metropolis series, and Owning it in particular.

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  • pilar hernandez
  • 04-02-2019

Hot Steamy

I love this book. Perfect. And the narrator makes an amazing work. Not difficult to follow and understand for an Spanih reader/listener. Very recomended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-07-2018

Love Derrick!

This book was wonderful. l didn't want it to be over!
Narrator was the best

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  • S Wilgus
  • 29-05-2018

Derek and Jackson's story

This is an enjoyable, light read/listen. I have just finished the four books in the series and enjoyed the read, and I loved Michael Pauley's narration. Worth a credit.

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  • Smitten with Reading
  • 25-11-2017

B+ rating...

My Review:
Overall: 4.0
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Story: 3.5

Confession: Even after reading/listening to this book, I still just do NOT get the Daddy kink. It's seriously creepy to me, but beyond that, this book was enjoyable.

For me, Jackson made this book. (And again, I probably would have liked Derrick more if it wasn't for the whole 'daddy' thing.) Jackson has never been with a guy. He's bisexual, but he fell in love with his ex-wife when he was only 16...and she got pregnant. So Jackson never got to be that young, experimental guy. Now he's 37 and exploring for the first time ever.

Derrick is the group's manslut, and pretty proud of it. He will sleep with anyone, pretty much. But Jackson definitely pushes all his buttons, so he chases Jackson big time. Jackson also isn't sure about the whole 'daddy' thing, but he finds himself intrigued by Derrick. And then he starts to realize there's much more to Derrick than he ever lets anyone know.

The real moments between these two made the book. There are truly some sweet ones and then when Jackson's real son, Zane, gets involved...I couldn't listen to the book fast enough.

This has been an interesting series. I'm looking forward to more from it. There were a couple of new characters introduced in this story that I hope are coming soon!

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  • K
  • 31-07-2017

An enjoyable narration - especially Derek's

It's a shame that the last paragraph in chapter one wasn't included. There were another couple of minor things but it didn't spoil the overall narration.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-10-2018

DEREK

I couldn't wait to hear Derek's story and now that I have I couldn't be happier. It is hands down my favourite in the series, great story to wrap it all up