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Silken

Narrated by: Gomez Pugh
Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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Matthew Fisher loved being a dancer, but his 10-year ballet career came to an abrupt end with a knee injury. He had to find a new way to make a living, and luckily, his sister was friends with Annabelle Ramsay-Aiken, only daughter of property magnate Sir James Aiken. She arranged an interview, and six months on the job training saw Matthew stepping out as a real estate agent for Aiken Luxury Lettings. Now, instead of stretching at the barre, Matthew spends his days inspecting the vacant London homes of their rich and famous clients.

Losing his dance career had left a huge hole in Matthew's heart, and to fill it Matthew began a Tumblr blog dedicated to his fetish for wearing lingerie. He wanted to give his followers the impression he lived a charmed life, so decided to use A.L.L properties as locations for erotic photo shoots.

One of his online followers presses all of Matthew's buttons, and a long distance, online Dom/sub relationship develops between them. But when the relationship suddenly moves from online fantasy to real life... can Matthew really submit?

Please Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of gay sex, BDSM, and cross-dressing.

©2017 Isobel Starling (P)2017 Isobel Starling

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 24-10-2017

A prelude to something better

This audiobook is short but sets up what promises to be a great series.

So the question is: if you meet a Dominant through the internet and you follow the training he guides you through, are you truly a submissive? HIS submissive?

In this case, Matthew (Silken) is a ballet dancer whose career has ended prematurely due to a knee injury. He has taken a job tending rich people’s residences. He is surrounded by luxury he will never himself enjoy.

He is not defeated and his relationship with the mysterious online Dom (Austin82) keeps him going. Exclusive – or so he believes – he follows his Master’s every command with the promise of a fulfilling relationship.

There are some quirky twists and turns, along with some intriguing and hot sex scenes. Who knew suction cups would be so useful? I love the theme of men enjoying sexy lingerie and the touch of BDSM adds heat, which I always enjoy.

Gomez Pugh is one of my favourite narrators and given that Matthew is British and the series takes place in London, I would have expected a British narrator. Pugh, however, does a great job. His accent for Matthew is good, but his deep and husky Austin is amazing.

I recommend this short fun and sexy read.

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  • <Stacy> @SoCalBookReviews
  • 05-01-2018

Silken

I’ve been wanting to check this book out, the blurb was really intriguing. I love books with MC’s who love lingerie, and a bonus Matthew/Silken is a dancer as well. I kinda hated Austin, but that’s personal preference and not against the Authors writing. And I really wanted to Love this book. But. I think if I would have just “Read” the book instead of “listening” to the Audio. I would have liked it better. I did think the Sexy scenes were Great & the BDSM was written well! Totally HOT! But. There was something about the narrator, he wasn’t bad, but he just didn’t work for me specifically on this book.

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  • DK
  • 13-11-2017

Cross-Dressing, Bondage and Dominance, Oh My!


-=&gt; A 2 hour Look into an M/M, D/s, Bondage and cross-dressing relationship that has developed online but comes to fruition.Matthew a.k.a. 'Silken' WAS a dancer In Great Britain until the catastrophic injury left him out in the cold. Now he is a property manager with a dominant partner, online only, from America.To say anything more would spoil for potential listeners, so I will have to leave it at that. Sorry…

Be warned or if you wish to indulge, please reread the 1st line of my review for ALL that this short story includes.

Gomez Pugh's Performance was a bit slow for my liking. That was easily fixed by speeding up the playback to 1.2 5xon my Audible app, then it was nearly perfect. I love his British accent, as well.

Credit worthy? Probably not, as it is short and the MSRP is very reasonable. I would recommend buying it out right\, as the price is very reasonable – and less than the cost of credit.

Thank you for reading my review.*I was given a copy of SILKEN in exchange for my unbiased review. If you felt it was helpful, would you please select the 'helpful' Buttons below? I also invite you to follow me on Audible for the latest reviews. Vote on, share and read my reviews, it's fun! :-)

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  • Brandie @AudiobookObsession
  • 20-10-2017

Great Narration

This was a great short read. Full disclosure, it is a M/M romance. The narration was great! As in most short stories, there is a decent amount of build up to a tasty treat at the end. I am not new to the BDSM genre and can say this fell on the tamer side so if you are looking for an entry and prefer M/M storylines, this is a great read for you. I look forward to reading more of Isobel's work. My only thought is that I felt like it ended to soon when we got to the juicy part :) Still liked it though!

Note: I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. It in no way affected my opinion.

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  • TinkerMel
  • 31-08-2017

Short and sweet.

This is a new to me author. and I have found that I really like stuff. ( I highly recommend “ as You Wish”) This story is good. It is a great look into a crossdresser, how they feel, and his Master. To me, it shows just how connected a this type of relationship can be.

Gomez Pugh In this book seemed to be reading a little slow. But it was nothing speeding it up to X1.25 didn’t solve. Once I did that, he was great.

I voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Victoria
  • 21-08-2019

Short, sexy and voyeuristic

I'm a big fan of Isobel's writing style and Gomez's narrating skills. Even though this is a short story, I think it showed enough relationship building with an interesting premise. It hit the spot during the drive to doctor's office 😁
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The author and the narrator did a great job!

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • cheryl_cajun
  • 13-08-2019

Thank you for the audio

Thank you for the audio, I voluntarily give this an honest review. Matthew started working as a babysitter to vacant homes, checking behind the cleaning staff. when he gets caught by one own while playing with silk panties. Jack recognizes his tattoo as the sub he has been talking with. how will Matthew react when he finally finds his Austin82? great narration by Gomez Pugh on this steam building audio.

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  • Alex
  • 08-08-2019

Short and Sweet

I liked the characters, the story was a good standalone intro to the unbreakable bonds series. It was interesting to see how things developed between the leads. I would have liked to see some consequences for some of Matthew's questionable choices, but it was nice to see Jack step up and be responsible for putting Matthew on the spot. Enjoyable overall, wouldn't mind seeing more of this couple as their relationship develops in person since they've been together online for a while.

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  • Tina Arnold
  • 06-08-2019

Short, interesting, Fetish/BDSM story

I devoured this author's Shatterproof Bond series and I am eagerly awaiting the next book in that series. When I was looking thru her catalogue I saw that this book is set in the world of that series and like a good addict had to have a taste. This book is a stand alone. You would not have to read that series to read this book. I have been reading m/m books for about a year now and I love them. I have not read many with a BDSM or Fetish story so that was new to me. I have read BDSM books before (in this day and age who hasn't?), but I have never read any fetish related story lines with cross dressing, I found it interesting to watch both men appreciate a nice pair of hose or exquisite lingerie. This story was written very well and I really enjoyed the narrator who did well with both the American and British accents of the characters. I would recommend this shorty story to anyone wanting to learn more about either topic and still get a good story out of it.

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  • Kathryn M
  • 01-08-2019

short and steamy

Silken by Isobel Starling is a sexy m/m romance that involves an online BSSM relationship that suddenly can into real life, and a sub who has a love for wearing lingerie, and a Dom who is going to get what he wants. It has a touch of angst and a lot of heat, all in a short and quick read. Matthew and Jack are hot and I like them together. I really enjoyed their story.

THE AUDIOBOOK is NARRATED BY GOMEZ PUGH. He does a pretty good job bringing this short story to the audiobook audience. Recording was clean and easy to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-07-2019

as good as the ebook

The story is always 4 or 5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening, but not more then twice a year.
it's like a B

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  • Emma Jane Marie Vago
  • 29-10-2017

So hot and sweet!

Such a hot and sweet story! The characters and narrator really pulled me in. I highly recommend this book!

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  • MaryD
  • 29-08-2017

Excellent

Such a perfect short story and exquisitely narrated by Gomez Pugh. I was spellbound listening to it.

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 27-08-2017

Awesome

I listen to this book.it is so good, Matthew career came to an end of a knee injury Matthew was a ballet star, finding another job he fines he can become his true self, it was a fantastic book to listen to, Gomez Pugh was outstanding with the characters, it was concise in content and very enjoyable. Highly recommended.