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Brax is too young. Too vulnerable. Too perfect. My dominant nature craves someone to care for. Someone to command. Brax could be that guy, if the circumstances weren’t all wrong. 

His brothers would kill me if I hurt him. So would my FBI partner. That doesn’t mean I can stay away. The young artist is everything I want in a partner. And when danger comes for him, I need to keep him safe. But how can I keep him forever? 

I’ll never be good enough. My brothers got me off the streets, but Ry doesn’t know the truth. I’m dirty. I’ve done things I’m not proud of. Things none of my former boyfriends could see past. Why would Ry be any different? 

He sees the world in black and white. I know where I stand. But he looks at me with a heat I can’t ignore. And when I’m in danger, he keeps me safe. Will he accept me when he learns the truth?

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  • JoshEsquire
  • 2021-03-04

Submission Isn't Weakness

I went into this book unsure about what to think...just needed a good MM book to listen to because that's how I deal with the stress of grad school. I was very surprised. I am very sex positive but don't have a lot of exposure to dom/sub literature.

What I learned in this book is this: dominance and submission relationships are not about weakness or abuse. They don't involve releasing your identity to the other person. Neither person is any less a "man" (or "woman")...but that gets into discussions about sexism and society's view that weakness equals femininity. Both Brax and Ry are complex characters...and while one is the dom, both are resilient, strong, and powerful. This is just expressed in different ways. It is just as powerful for someone to leave an abusive relationship as it is for someone to devote themselves to fighting crime. They learn from each other and give each other room to be human. The brothers surrounding Brax was comedic but I also appreciated Aiden Bates' decision to have the brothers empower Brax in his decisions.

I love this book...really. Guillaume Dubois was fantastic at narrating. He didn't overact...his performance was relatable and easily distinguishable. Two thumbs up on this one!

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  • Diane
  • 2021-03-14

Brax and Ryland

Brax and Ryland's romance was wonderfully sweet and steamy. Brax is the youngest of the brothers and Ry is the FBI partner of Hunter one of the brothers are he’s not sure how things will happen if he goes with his feelings for Brax. After Brax finally ends things with Ian, I like how Ry became the protector Brax needed. I thought these two were adorable. Guillaume Dubois is an excellent narrator, I love how he does different voices so you really feel like your there. Wish more narrators would do this.

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  • SarahH
  • 2021-03-08

Sweet, sexy and steamy

I love Brax and Ry! Braxton is the youngest of the brothers and he’s had a crush on Ryland for years. Ryland is an FBI agent and is Hunter’s partner in the field, he’s also had a crush on Braxton for years. I love secret crushes finally getting together swoon! When Brax needs help from Ry things definitely start to change in their relationship. Ryland is a Dom and he longs for Brax to be his Sub so he can help nurture him and give him the strength to put his past behind him. The Dom/Sub relationship between the two is beautiful and I loved watching this dynamic unfold and their love for each other blossom. The story is sweet, sexy and steamy in all the right places.

Guillaume Dubois does an incredible job as narrator. I just love his voice.

I received an arc of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review

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  • JKS
  • 2021-02-19

Braxton and Ryland

Body And Soul is book 3 in the Vanguard Towers series. I love this series. I love how the brothers are all there for each other and take care of one another. This book is about Braxton, the youngest brother and an artist, and Ryland, an FBI agent and Hunter's partner. Though Ryland is so much older than Brax, they've had a secret crush on one another. It isn't until Braxton's then boyfriend hurts him and he calls Ry for a ride that something changes in their relationship. I love Brax and Ryland together. They are just who the other needs. It was nice to see Brax getting the help he needed by talking to a therapist. Definitely recommend this book and series.
Narrator Guillaume Dubois does an amazing job. He's definitely one of my favorite narrators.

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  • Love222
  • 2021-02-17

Sweet and quick listen

I've been enjoying this series and this one is a pretty sweet fairly quick low angst read. Some things got resolved a little to quick and easy for me but overall I enjoyed the whole premise and dynamics between all the characters. Dubois does a great job with the narration.

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  • Bay Area South African
  • 2021-02-15

Vanguard Towers MM Romance Book 3

Body and Soul is the third book in the series and tells the story of artist brother Brax. You don’t have to listen to the previous books, but the characters does make an appearance. It is a very sweet gay romance full of tension as the story develops. The characters are interesting and the development over the course of the story is very good. Overall an excellent listen and can't wait to listen to additional books in the series. The narrator is excellent and has the right tone and voice for the story.

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  • Gunhild
  • 2021-02-15

Sweet and sexy!

I have to say, Guillaume Dubois does an amazing job with the sex scenes! He does really well overall, but sex scenes are tricky, and narrators tend to get either too excited or not excited enough. Dubois gets it just right! It lifted the story from sweet to sweet and hot.
I enjoyed how Brax handled the situation at Ian's flat, and I loved how Ryland kept working towards that fine line between care and independence for Brax. Recommend!

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  • RACHEL REED
  • 2021-03-12

Sweet and steamy

I absolutely love this series.

Brax and Ry make a great team and an amazing couple.

This book was action packed from the get go.

The characters were likeable and well fleshed out and the writing style was engaging.

The narrator did a great job on the audio delivery and narration

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  • Denise
  • 2021-03-11

great listen

I read the story first there was so much better listening to it. I almost felt like I was watching a movie narration was on point highly recommend listening if you haven't read it yet it's a must read or listen

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  • Esther A
  • 2021-03-05

Brax & Ryland

Awesome story! I absolutely loved watching Ryland and Brax come together and fall in love. When Brax is threatened, Ryland is just the person to keep him safe and maybe just keep him. Brax and Ryland have had feelings for one another but neither one has acted on their feelings because Ryland is Brax's brother's FBI partner and Brax isn't so sure Ryland will accept him if he finds out the truth about his past. They are perfect for one another, both in and out of the bedroom. The narrator did a great job with the story and all of the characters. I'm really looking forward to listening to the rest of this series. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy of this audio book.