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Brawn

New Species, Book 5
Written by: Laurann Dohner
Narrated by: Vanessa Chambers
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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In the New Species series a pharmaceutical company has genetically mixed beast DNA and man DNA with sexy results. In Brawn, the fifth book of the series, one of the muscular creations is sent to live with Becca. Her father, the leader of the human task force rescuing and working with the New Species, forbids her from interacting with him. Things heat up, though, when Brawn and Becca are kidnapped by a lab looking to breed more of Brawn’s kind. With sultry and impassioned voice Vanessa Chambers performs this mix of science fiction, action, and sensual romance that will perk the animal instincts of any warm-blooded listener.

Publisher's Summary

Book 5 in the New Species series.

One look at Brawn, and Becca is wondering how he’d look without his clothes. He’s also instantly attracted to her, but has sworn never to touch a human female. They just aren’t sturdy enough for the type of rough sex Brawn enjoys most. When he learns he’ll be living under the same roof with Becca, Brawn simply sees it as a chance to broaden his knowledge of humans. Hopefully he can do so while keeping his hands off her.…

His good intentions go astray when they’re both kidnapped and locked together in a cage. Brawn finds himself reliving a nightmare when he’s once again subjected to breeding experiments at the hands of New Species’ enemies - who will use Becca to get what they want. Brawn and Becca will have to depend on each other if they hope to survive.

Listener Advisory: While each New Species book is a standalone, the greatest enjoyment will come from reading them in series order.

©2011 Laurann Dohner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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so good to me

I've become so engrossed in these books that I can't stop listening to the IMAX Xterra to think about I don't sleep probably anymore I love them I think this was going to be one of my top three the character dynamic is really good I love the reoccurring elements and I enjoyed this other way of looking at the previous issues that up a between humans species.

the element of a manipulative father has also been a wonderful add on and really kind of hitting that culture difference I like that was flushed out there the series and at this book really hits all that element of my women are different than you thought I was doing a break and the manipulation is just wonderful. the story is so sexy
but the others ability to also trade a horrible situation to be in play with that taboo element is quite well done it is particular book as per usual I would recommend

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CAPTIBATING😯!

I so enjoyed this BRAWN. Loved the way how the writer introduce a human to the way how the new species were treated. It was heart wrenching, but needed to be done. It angered me I the worst way, to think the things that were done to them. I really hatetd those finatics from Mercy industries. My comments was strictly based on the narrator's performance, because she was amazing. Better than watching a movie. FANTASTIC!! 💋❤!

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  • Cheri
  • 2016-03-05

Another Great Story In New Species!

I really love this series, it full of steamy sex, romance, and lots of suspense that will have your heart racing.

Brawn and Becca really have to work together when they are captured and locked in a cage. Brawn who's been a captive before is familiar with situation and is very angry but he helps Becca coupe as she has never been subject to this kind of treatment. Their capture brings them closer together but when the are freed, Becca's father ensures Brawn stays away from Beccca that is until a big secrete is reveal that will change both their lives.

Each story has intense heart pounding suspense and steamy sex with lots of attractions between the main characters.

I loved Brawn, he is another one of my favorite characters!

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  • BluBumbleB
  • 2013-10-09

Still Loving New Species!

My love for New Species continues to grow. I enjoyed Brawn all the way through until about the last two hours of the book. The story started off funny, with immediate intensity and suspense, I was in love, and then as everything was starting to come together things got really redundant and frustrating! It was like these two lovebirds couldn't get beyond their own stupidity and angst. Thankfully, by the last half hour of the book Brawn and Becca finally got their acts together and I was madly in love all over again!

This series has great narration, hot alpha men, and I like how the author has found interesting circumstances for the characters to find themselves in on their journey toward true love and an understanding of their new existence. These are not standalone books and I highly recommend starting from the beginning with fabulous Fury!

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  • 2017-01-11

4.5 Brawn Stars


Being as this is a reread I already knew I would enjoy the book. But I was surprised at how much I liked Brawn. I never gave his character a second thought from the other books.

Tim O’bearto I did though, I thought dang that guy needs to get laid. Hahaha so when you find out its his daughter who Brawn falls for you know it’s going to be a damn fine book to say the least.

I love Becca’s spunk, and how she doesn't back down. I love that she also feels so much but there is one thing I am not a fan of from her and that is how much she protested. I get why and all but it was a little annoying. But thank goodness for Brawn he showed her the way. Hahhahaha

Again I am a fan of the narrator! Vanessa does a freaking fantastic job with these characters…love, love, love.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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  • Candateshia Pafford
  • 2013-10-19

Women are just annoying in the book

Ok... I put this book off for so long... and now I know why I did....

NS is one great series...however... some of the stories (2 now) are really skip worthy...

Brawn was great... absolutely loved him...but Becca... Ok...seriously, when she got taken back to Reservation after she called in to Homeland to let them know she was prego... She acted like a total idiot. Brawn literally roared the house down to get to her...then in the middle of smex, when he claims her... she stops! WTF... Then she drug Brawn through the ringer after he said over and over that she was his.

Let's not even get started on Trisha's nosy butt... I wanted Brawn to smack her...

I think this one is a skipper. It's not need to following along in the series.. I should have skipped it.

With all that said... it was decent book. So this one is a "I like it , but I don't" book.

I would save my credit and pick this up on a sale...

Great narration!

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  • layla
  • 2016-09-24

Brawn can be skipped

Brawn and his female were idiots. Actually everyone was irritating in this book. Skip this because it's a waste of time.

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  • Lynnz
  • 2016-05-04

Great Read

As usual Laurann does a fabulous job of keeping you interested in this book number 5 of her New Species series. She does such a good job of developing her characters, you feel like you are right there with them. It is getting hard to say enough good things about Laurann's New Species series because each one is just as good as the last, if not better because she brings in new, creative stories with each book. Love her writing and her creativity as well as her descriptions of each person, place and thing. Especially love how she hooks me on the next book by giving a preview of the first chapter of the next book. Has me hooked from the beginning. Love her work.

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  • NEW NAME
  • 2015-09-09

Ugh, we kind of heard this one before

Book 5 in the New Species, and yes I'm still liking the books. This one was a bit repetitive though. Okay, new rule! No female is allowed to be taken by Mercile Industries, OR, one of the hate groups....pretty please?

Love the series, go ahead and start it.

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  • MiiSarah
  • 2014-02-25

Another great one!

Have you listened to any of Vanessa Chambers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The narrator is the reason that I have purchased every audio book in this series. The story is good but the narrator Vanessa Chambers makes this book a thousand times better!!! A narrator can totally kill a book and this is an example where the narrator just makes this book AMAZING!!! Great Job

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2013-12-15

Fine but could have been better

What did you like best about Brawn? What did you like least?

I think the basic story was good but I found Becka annoying. I liked Brawn but Becka was a pain in being so difficult. It was really a bit much and her anger went on way too long. She should have been easier to deal with earlier in the book so that we could see their relationship develop more.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Brawn is the most interesting. Like I said, Becka was annoying. I just wish they would have talked more because the mis-perceptions were silly. And boy, she had a potty-mouth.

Have you listened to any of Vanessa Chambers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. I liked Vanessa's performance in this book.

Any additional comments?

Having read 5 books now, my favorite is Justice and my next favorite is Valiant. This one is my least favorite. I am sure the next one will be better.

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  • karen
  • 2013-10-12

Brawn & Becca's story - Another winner for Dohner

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Brawns and Becca's love story is just as hot and intriguing as all the other books in this wonderful series and was once again narrated perfectly by the wonderful Vanessa Chambers....

Brawn finds himself experiencing a return to his former nightmare existence when he’s once again subjected to breeding experiments by a former Mercile scientist and her henchmen. Brawn has a choice: let Becca help him achieve orgasm and collect his sperm in a cup or be hooked up to a cold and impersonal collection machine. He'll do anything to keep them from throwing Becca in with the other male captives held with them, Species who've been tortured beyond their limits, both medically and physically, their sanity now in question. One way or another, their captors will use Becca to get what they want. Brawn knows he must protect her any way he can.

Becca realizes she and Brawn must work together if they're to survive their captivity. For her, that's no hardship. She's been attracted to the sexy Species, with his beautiful blue cat eyes, since the moment he first arrived at her house to move into her spare bedroom. But as sexually appealing as he is, it's his tender care of her during their captivity that ultimately steals her heart. Once rescue comes however, she doesn't count on Brawn turning his back on her. It takes a consequence of their captivity to bring them back together, but will the misunderstandings Becca's interfering father fostered to tear them apart be too much for their fragile relationship to endure.

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