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I’m everyone’s friend, but no one’s everything....

I love working for Ballsy Boys, but when you make the kind of videos I do, relationships are pretty damn impossible. Guys find me sexy and want to either be with me or be me, but no one has ever cared enough to see the real me.

Until I meet Troy...who shows up in a banana suit at my door. Long story.

Troy has no problem whatsoever with my job, but he’s determined to keep me at a distance. I get it, he’s been hurt before. But for the first time, a hook-up alone is not enough. I want more with him. Hell, I want everything. But he resists at every step until I’m about ready to give up. What do I need to do to show him that what we have is real and worth fighting for?

Rebel is the first book in the Ballsy Boys Series and is a sexy, emotional MM romance that will make you fall in love with all the Ballsy Boys. While this audiobook and this series do contain some instances of sex outside of the main relationships, there’s no cheating.

©2019 Kyleen M Neuhold (P)2019 Kyleen M Neuhold

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Rebel and Troy bought to life.

I loved the book by Kyleen and Nora but having it bought to life was really enjoyable. Rebel and Troy make a good couple and deserved a happy ending. Kenneth did a great job with the voices of all the ballsy boys. Really looking forward to listening to rest of the boys. This book the first in the series was epic and the rest of the series is going to just as epic. If you have read the book then grab the audible copy and listen to Kenneth spin his magic and bring the ballsy boys to life.

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  • Cat
  • 14-02-2020

A great beginning of a series

I loved Rebel and Troy. I loved the characters especially Troy. The storyline was interesting. I was pleasantly surprised by this book and first of a series and will definitely be following the series.
Kenneth obi did a fabulous narration. Everyone had a distinct voice, the pacing is good and it is more acting than reading.

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  • Leezard_Love
  • 27-08-2019

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As is well expected by the synopsis, this book is full of sex and dirty talk. The narration and many different characters threw me off at first but eventually I got it all figured out in my head. Troy was a bit over the top with his commitment phobia, but at least they worked it out for a happy ending. I look forward to the next book in this series.

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  • R Keebler
  • 12-08-2019

Narration adds a lot to the enjoyment of the book

This review is very similar to the one I did for the book.

I enjoyed the book a lot. I don’t remember it being this funny though. The narration by Kenneth Obi really showed Rebel’s and Troy’s sweet, fun sides. I usually like to read the book before I do the audio, but in this case the audio would be fine first.

Rebel is one of the of the Ballsy Boys porn stars. He's a nice guy who's happy with his work and life. The men he works with are like an odd kind of family. He sometimes wishes he could find someone to date who isn't bothered by his profession. His current guy doesn't know what he does and for now that's fine with him.

Want to breakup with someone but don't want to tell them yourself? Hire Troy and he will do it for you. Not the best job to have but it allows him to go to school and to work on a mobile game app he is trying to develop.

Troy is hired to break up with Hendrix (better known as Rebel) but he has to do it in a banana suit. When he realizes who Rebel is (his favorite Boy) he immediately convinces him a good way of getting even would be to have sex. Rebel agrees and off comes the banana suit.

Neither is looking for long term. Rebel wants something away from his porn career. Troy, afraid of any closeness, wants the hot sex with someone he's fantasized about. They begin with the sex, then the feelings creep in. You'll have to listen to the book to see how they solve the issues that come between them.

The story is well written and you know with a porn stars as major players the sex will be amazing. This is the first in the Ballsy Boys series.

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  • W. Floyd
  • 09-08-2019

Spicy and Sweet


I heard so much about the Ballsy Boys series and my expectations were so high that I was afraid it wouldn't live to the hype.

But it does! And I had a blast listening/reading it!

Rebel is the story about Hendrick (aka Rebel) a sweet , romantic and all around nice person and also, one of the most popular and hottest Porn Star at Ballsy Boys Productions .

And about Roy, a commitment phobic, smart and sexy , last year college student, struggling to pay tuition .

Through a combination of circumstances that includes, a bad date, a banana costume, lack of money and luck , our heroes meet and hit it off.

From duck 😏buddies , to friends with benefits their relationship develops to much more. While simultaneously having a lot and I mean A LOT of hot AF sexy times, that I thoroughly enjoyed, but I digress.

Yes, there are a lot of explicitly descriptive, dirty and smutty scenes ; yet there is also an entertaining and engaging plot and narrative.

Kenneth Obi narration was on point and perfect. He acted all the characters , not just read the book.

Looking forward listening other books of the series.

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  • songbird
  • 02-04-2020

Horrible narrator

I am never this negative in a review, but Kenneth Obi is awful. His story telling is so fake sounding. It is truly terrible acting. I actually had to switch over to reading this because he was ruining the story for me. Rebel is a porn star and Troy meets him when he is paid by another guy to break up with him. It’s his side job. Troy has issues of commitment but not having sex with a porn star. Rebel falls fast for him and must try to convince Troy to be with him.

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  • Phyllida Ludd
  • 19-08-2019

Terrible narration

I loved this book when I read it, but I had a really hard time listening to it all the way through. I felt like the narrator really missed on the interpretation of the story and the characterizations of all the different players in the story. Troy sounded like an over-excited teenager most of the time, no matter what was happening in the story, and Rebel sounded like a total stoner. The inflection of the two main characters never changed regardless of what was going on, and it was sooo annoying. The rest of the characters sounded so similar that I couldn't even guess who was speaking if there was no name attached to the speaker. The other problem was that the enunciation of the narrator was poor and sometimes I couldn't even understand what words he was saying. It's a shame because this book could have been so much better on audio with a different narrator. I have no plans to purchase any of the other audio books in the series if it's the same narrator.

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  • JKS
  • 08-08-2019

Finding love you think you don't deserve

This is a wonderful story about finding and keeping love. After being abandoned be people that were supposed to love him Troy gave up on finding lasting love until he met Rebel. One of my favorite scenes is when Troy goes to NY to be with Rebel.
Narrator Kenneth Obi does a fabulous job and I can't wait to listen to the rest of this series.

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  • Katy Beth
  • 05-07-2021

It's Okay to Care

It is hard when two people start to care but have been committed to non-commitment each for their own reasons. At least when they start to communicate Rebel begins to understand his own feelings and why Troy is reacting the way he does. I love how they are begin to move closer together and the patience Rebel has.

I listened to the audio version and it was very well done.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 16-12-2020

Rebel

So many changes and growth for Rebel that I'm melting! The secondary characters are more like main characters due to their huge personalities and insta star power- at least in my mind.. A total pleasure. On to more. The narrator did a great job bringing it to life.

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  • Karlene Anderson
  • 24-09-2020

The Narration is a big miss

Kenneth Obi is a hit or miss!!! The narration really messes up the flow of the book and because he narrates the whole series I won't invest in the rest of the series.

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  • MrsOls
  • 09-11-2020

Relisten to this series

First of five books in the series about the pornstars of Ballsy boys!
It’s sweet, funny and very sexy but also touches vulnerability.
Kenneth makes a lovely work to bring them to life!

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  • Cathy Tourlou
  • 30-10-2020

Not that amazed

I started this book with high expectations after reading the reviews here in Audible. I have a few pointers to make regarding this, both story-wise and narration-wise. Story-wise, I did find the premise extremely interesting from reading the summary, but listening through the chapters, I found myself looking for that x-factor that would make this story appealing. Unfortunately, I couldn't. I found the characters to be not deep enough to relate to, and the progression or the build-up and the angst just didn't do it for me. They were a bit flat for my taste and the sex scenes were borderline lukewarm. Not the graphic aspect of them, but the emotional part of it. And I'm not referring to the ones during the AV shooting. It had me thinking that perhaps, if I were to read the book and not listen to it, I might get more attached to it and the characters, so I might be judging based on the narration and not just the writing. I did appreciate some moments of Kenneth Obi's dialogues, but the narratives in between the spoken lines felt strangely stressed, or lacking the emotional peaks that I was expecting, after thinking back at what was said, in retrospect. Especially Rebel's parts were difficult to listen to, as I perceived him as apathetic and bored, even though I believe that he wasn't written like that. In conclusion, I am not amazed by this story. I don't think I would re-read it, but I might get the next four books. Heart and Pixie had me slightly interested, so I might just give them a try.

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  • KR Phoenix @ Books, Tattoos and Tea
  • 05-04-2020

OMG so good!

I can't believe it's taken me so long to dive into this series bit oh my words it's fantastic! Honest, steamy and so much more I loved getting to know ALL the Ballsy Boys while enjoying Rebel and Troy's unique love story! I can't wait for more!!!!

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  • Nanta
  • 01-04-2020

very enjoyable

i liked troy and rebel's story very much. Kenneth obi did a great job narrating it.
troy has issues with trust and has a hard time believing somebody will every want him, rebel has to break down his walls slowly if they ever want a chance of a HEA

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  • LHunt
  • 06-02-2020

Rebel and his banana boy

Rebel is book 1 in the Ballsy Boys series by K.M. Neuhold and Nora Phoenix. I remember enjoying this book the first time I read it, but I don’t think I laughed nearly as much then as I did while listening to the audiobook. K.M. Neuhold and Nora Phoenix have the amazing ability to create these strong friendships among characters who are all individually flawed, yet they are also as equally devoted and loyal to each other as they are to their significant others. It’s refreshing to see and just makes me enjoy this series that much more. I may have found Rebel to be charming on paper, but he’s downright hilarious when narrated by Kenneth Obi. The narration of the other characters makes me all the more excited for the rest of the series.

Great story + great narration = a 5-⭐️listen

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  • Chrystal
  • 05-02-2020

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Rebel (Ballsy Boys Book 1) by K.M. Neuhold and Nora Phoenix.
Wow what an amazing start to a sizzling Hot series. This story was well written with a lot of action. The characters will keep you entertained from beginning to end. This was a great listen. I can't wait to listen to the next book.
The Narrator Kenneth Obi did a fantastic job bringing these characters and story to life.

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  • Jem
  • 04-02-2020

Ballsy joy!

Yay! It’s time to listen to one off my favourite recent books by two of my favourite authors with one of my favourite narrators. Rebel was a great introduction to us meeting all of the Ballsy Boys and I can’t wait to see what Kenneth Obi does with the rest of the characters.

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  • Kirsty Mc
  • 04-02-2020

An unusual start to a relationship!!!

Rebel, the first in the Ballsy Boys series is amazing. We get an introduction to the main members of the Ballsy Boys while the main story focuses on Rebel, one of the Ballsy Boys and Troy, who is hired by Tom to break up with Rebel. This begins their story which has some ups, some downs and ends fantastically.
Love both K.M. Neuhold and Nora Phoenix’s writing so the two of them together is awesome. When you add in the amazing narration talents of Kenneth Obi then you’re definitely on to a winner. I’m very picky with my narrators as I can lose interest pretty quickly but Kenneth Obi always has me hooked and gripped.

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  • Thais Dematte
  • 03-02-2020

AMAZING

I always like stories about s*x workers and porn actors, count me in!

I really like how slow their relationship progressed, how they handle things. Sure, Troy was a bit frustrating at times because he was has relationship-phobia, but it only added to the appeal. And when he discover he couldn't live without Rebel, it was beautiful.

Rebel is my favorite character! And I love the banter with Rebel's work friends and can't wait for the next book in the series! This was a fun, sexy, low-angst, free of fabricated-drama, no insta-love story.

I really like Kenneth Obi's narration in this audiobook. Overall I like his narration, although sometimes some MCs end up having really girly and nasal voices just because they are smaller or more delicate, it didn't happen here, which I'm grateful. The pacing is magnificent, he really is a wonderful voice actor and I can never mistook one character with one another.

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  • Trio
  • 13-12-2019

Fun Story, Nice Start to the Series

Interesting story, with lots of humor, and tons and tons and tons of sex...

I liked the way these two guys gradually fall for each other over the course of the story. It's well written and nicely done. A good set-up for the future of this series, it's an interesting premise and I'm sure works as each of these guys gets their story.

I listened to the audiobook and Kenneth Obi turns in a solid performance.

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