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Sawyer Jonathan Aston has an extremely suckable...ahem. We’re talking eight inches of girthy perfection. Two-thirds of a foot of succulent man-meat. A true cornucopia of carnal delights.  

And tonight, that ahem is going to make my mouth feel like a Tokyo subway car at rush hour. We’re talking crowded. Crammed. Absolutely stuffed. And if I’m lucky, a few stops later we’ll both get off at the same time and head home together to see what kind of trouble we can get up to when bed is our final destination.  

But you know what they say about the best-laid plans.... 

It's a good thing I'm resourceful, because come what may, I'm not going to stop until I make Sawyer mine.  

Side Character is a stand-alone short story set in the Masters of Romance universe. While there are no authors in this one, there is a sassy best friend who messes things up spectacularly, but still manages to land the man of his dreams. Get ready for love, laughter, and some serious steam. No cheating and no love triangles, guaranteed.

©2021 Emma Alcott (P)2021 Emma Alcott

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  • RACHEL REED
  • 03-06-2021

Sweet opposites attract romance

This was a sweet opposites attract romance.

The storyline was engaging and compelling and the characters were likeable and well fleshed out.

The narration was enjoyable and appealed to me

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  • April Reads and Listens
  • 10-05-2021

Short but steamy and sweet

What if your crush for almost a decade turns out to be crushing on you as well?

This is a sweet short story between Sawyer and Gavin. Both crushing on each other unbeknownst to either party.

It’s really sweet, also inject with a lot of Emma Alcott’s signature sense of humor. I love the most supportive dude bros.

I hope there will be more this couple. 💕

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  • Samantha Cato
  • 29-05-2021

Loved it!

Loved this short story from Emma Alcott! It was fun and hit with fabulous characters and a solid storyline. Michael F does a great job as usual!

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  • Esther A
  • 26-05-2021

Sawyer & Gavin

Love this short and quick story. Gavin has had a crush on Sawyer for years and apparently it was mutual even though one didn’t know about the other. This may be a quick listen but its packed with humor, cuteness, and love that you wont want to miss. It’s a great part of the series and the narrator is absolutely fabulous. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy of this audio book.

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  • Emma
  • 25-05-2021

Hilarious!

This was such a funny listen and one you need to brace yourself for because it’ll have you laughing out loud throughout the whole story. Between the story and the narration it is an absolutely wonderful audiobook for a quick listen. I loved the characters and how adorably ridiculous they were while still having meaningful stories. Overall, I highly recommend this fun-sized bit of audiobook goodness.

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  • Emma Brown
  • 24-05-2021

Steamy and short

Michael Ferraiuolo knocks the narration of this book out of the park. It was hilarious, snarky and oh so steamy!

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  • kp
  • 24-05-2021

Delicious treat!

Michael Ferraiulo is one of my favorite narrators for a good reason. He never fails to knock it out of the park!
Side Character is the perfect afternoon snack. Short, sweet and extra steamy!
Gavin and Sawyer have been secretly crushing on each other. What better time than a New Years party to make something happen!
This story is a nice set up for the Masters of Romance series and I can't wait for more!

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  • Queen of Halloween
  • 24-05-2021

Short, Sexy, and Sweet!

Short, sweet, sexy, and a little awkward! Great start to the series, can't wait for more. Excellent narration! Highly recommend!

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  • Melissa block
  • 23-05-2021

Fun & Sweet

Michael Ferraiuolo does it again with this super sweet and funny start of a new favorite m/m books by Emma Alcott.
I’m looking forward to the next book!

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  • Blackmermaid
  • 21-05-2021

Excellent Prequel

I actually listened to the first book in this series, Bad Boy, before I listened to this one. It didn't ruin the story at all! I really enjoyed this short story. I loved the way Sawyer's friends were trying to help with get together with Gavin. It was hilarious. As always, Michael Ferraiuolo's narration was awesome.

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  • P. Barley
  • 25-07-2021

A fun listen.

Sexy fun times. Nice writing, great narration. Have checked out further from this author/narrator combo. Very entertaining.

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  • Lydia Devlin
  • 07-06-2021

Super sweet prequel novella.

I absolutely loved this audiobook and I have no hesitation in recommending it!
A super sweet,funny, with an important message,prequel novella expertly narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo
I don't want to give spoilers for this, I want to urge listeners to dive in, to find out if Gavin gets his long time crush,Sawyer,to finally notice him.

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  • Fortuna
  • 02-06-2021

Fast and Fun!

A quick and light hearted listen and a great introduction to this series. Set at a party with plenty of booze, a good time was had by all! The characters were fun - Gavin was a totally cute drunk and pretty hot when sober.

Michael Ferraiuolo is fab as usual, he’s pretty much an auto buy for me.

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  • Elle Ash
  • 26-05-2021

Brilliant Short

Cracking short story to fill in a spare hour. Definitely leaves you with a smile. Michael Ferraiuolo perfectly performs again.

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 25-05-2021

Great

This was a very entertaining story.
I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook.
I can’t wait to listen to more of this series.

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  • James Buchanan
  • 25-05-2021

Lovely!

This was such a fun and interesting story that I never expected to enjoy this much! I adore emma and Michael, and the combo is always excellent, but this was a trope I’ve never read before. All in all I’d definitely say I have a new favourite trope!

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  • Gwen
  • 24-05-2021

Gavin’s story!

I love this short story. It’s what happened to Gavin, at the party his friend Colton couldn’t get to. He has been in love with Sawyer forever and is on a mission to get him. Sawyer surprises him with his confession. I’d love to know more about this couple.

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  • Susie Umphers
  • 24-05-2021

Light steamy fun

This is a light story about two guys who want to have some steamy fun together. it doesn't try to present a deep relationship, but the chemistry between them is palpable and it is clear they have a much longer story to tell. Here we just get steam, interesting friends and an introduction to their world. A great palate cleanser if you've been reading any dark, angsty stuff. Michael Ferraiuolo gives a wonderful, charming performance that captures the emotions and stay light.

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  • Belinda Zamora
  • 24-05-2021

Short and steamy.

I absolutely loved this.
Gavin is so adorable and klutzy.
Sawyer was so sweet and I loved his friends having his back and working together to help him get his man.

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  • Magnus
  • 23-05-2021

Great teaser

A great opening teaser to the series by Emma Alcott. Short sweet and romantic. Michael Ferraiuolo did an amazing job with the narration. Be warned that you will want Bad Boy after listening to this teaser of a story by a great writer and a fantastic narrator.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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