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Publisher's Summary

Gather round close, for I have a secret to tell. 

Late at night, while everyone is sleeping, dreaming of white knights and fairytales. I'm making friends with the monsters. 

They call to me, like finds like, right? My biggest secret, I'm the scariest monster I know. 

I think I'm the bad guy. 

MFMM reverse harem novel with adult themes not recommended for those under 18. HFN

©2019 Rhonda Beyer (P)2020 Rhonda Beyer

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  • sam
  • 2020-09-15

WOW!!! I want the next..

I almost started listening to it again immediately after. I love the characters and the narration!!! I want more!!!

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Want more!!!!

Loved this book! The story hopefully continues right? Please let it be so! I definitely want more! I like the narration, the story, the awkward but hilarious way the characters come to some sort of understanding about their relationship. I definitely recommend giving it a try.

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  • Kay
  • 2021-05-01

Great writing and narration has me wanting more…

Voice acting was great. Little bits of humour throughout was a lovely touch and I actually laughed out loud a few times.

Lucas changes his voice for different characters but there were a couple times I thought someone was talking and the narration revealed a different character. However, he has a rather sultry voice that didn’t make me care.

Vanessa has such a great voice that she even lulled me to sleep a couple times while listening before bed. The raspiness of her voice gives the main character that depth of dangerous but sexy.

Some people complain about the cussing and that it was unnecessary but I think it fits the characters rather well. If you’re offended by some cussing in a reverse harem romance book, maybe this isn’t for you. I feel its welcome since the book is a little on the darker side.

Overall, I’m looking forward to more books voiced by Vanessa and/or Lucas, as well as written by Albany Walker.

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  • M.
  • 2020-12-23

Loved it!

This got me right from the start. I could not stop listening. Both narrators were amazing, which is hard to find. I finished this in one day. Please make this a series! Loved it!!!

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is there more??

never thought I'd have fantasies about the grim reaper, but here we are. im going to need more from this author. please and thank you

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Mysterious and dark but comforting and intriguing.

Loved it and can't wait for more! I love the story and how all the friendships unfold in their various forms. Perfectly twisted but in the right way. Great book, well told with terrific narrating by both parties. Bravo!!!

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  • jeseay207
  • 2020-05-31

Love this book!

When this book came out I read it right away and loved it. So much so, I did a reread within a month, which is unusual for me since my TBR pile is a mile high.

Now that the audiobook is out, I got that right away too even though I am in the middle of a reread of another series. I LOVE that there are dual narrators and that the man is reading all of the male parts. They did a fantastic job bringing the story to life and I can't wait until the next installment.

I 1000% recommend this book, you won't regret it!

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  • Lee
  • 2020-06-14

Loved this book!

Talk about a breath of fresh air. A female lead who is fun and forward moving. The "monsters" are fabulous while her potential mates are awesome. This book will revive your faith in worthwile female leads. Beware...if tons of sexy time is not your thing this book is not for you. Kind of a cliff hanger...so hoping for the next book very soon.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-07-18

ehhh I mean...eh

I struggled with this one. I really enjoyed the narration of the back and forth but it never went anywhere. i would almost skip thru chapters bc each were the same thing. I finished the book and thought..ummm thats it...i had higher expectations for sure. my only word for the book is "eh" its ok.

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  • Elayne
  • 2020-06-17

Terrific story

This was an original story. You know how sometimes books feel like there is a formula and just the details were changed? This one didn’t feel like that. I liked that several of the predictions I made early on were incorrect, it kept me engaged and continuing to guess.

The narration was very good, both Lucas Webley and Vanessa Moyen. You could distinguish between the different characters by both voice and personality of not just the main characters but secondary ones as well.

Although there was sex, it wasn’t excessive and didn’t overtake the story.

I would recommend this book, it’s worth the money or credit. Although it didn’t end on a cliffhanger, you know that there will be a continuation to resolve issues. I’m looking forward to it and won’t hesitate to purchase it.

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  • Deanna
  • 2020-06-20

Good story

I really enjoyed this story and the narrator's did a great job. The sex scenes are 🔥. I relistened to this book because book 2 is now out.

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  • C. Brown
  • 2020-08-04

Cute story with a touch of sexiness

The story is about charmed ones. The h is a sin eater, she has friends such as a brownie, a creepy bony guy, a shifter, a berserker, and the Grim Reaper.
Although she doesn't have sex with 3 males at once, they end up as her mates. The conflict of the story is with a coven of witches. The narration was great. It kept things interesting when there wasn't much else going on.

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  • Bennygonza
  • 2020-07-05

found what I been looking for

I hear many good stories that switch narrators from chapter to chapter and wonder why they don't blend them.. this one did.. the story itself it awesome the plot is good and the narrators are the best.. can't wait for next one

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  • Kathy
  • 2020-06-22

so much better than expected

I really wasn't sure if I would like the story at all, but I did! the narration performance was perfect, much better than any I've ever heard before.

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  • The Lone Trekkie
  • 2020-06-25

Narrator's SUCKED...and not in a GOOD way.

This furthers my stance that good narration can bring a boring story to life. Alternately, and in the case of Friends w/Monsters, poor narration can sink an amazing story into the labyrinths of Hades.

This dual narration thing didn't work here. The actors were robotic. The male - Lucas Webley - didn't invest in the story at all, basically rattling off his pieces like it's a grocery list. The female - Vanessa Moyen -, too, simply "read". Her forced cat purr thing at the end of each word was cute at first, then it just became cheesy and monotonous. However, HER various characters had their own voices, at least.

Basically, it was painfully like listening to the middle school drama club recite a play for extra credit.

Not invested in these characters enough to grab book 2. It's a really good story. At least I think it would be been. But I'm not reviewing the book version. I'm reviewing the Audible. The only development that grabbed my attention was an encounter from her past near the end, and even that was slated over.

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  • Lauren Contreras
  • 2020-07-08

Loved it

Started off a little confusing to me as I tried to grasp what was going on but it was a epic story. Can’t wait for book two :)

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