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Lovestrong Series Bundle: Volume One

Written by: Susan Hawke
Narrated by: Michael Dean
Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: LGBT, Literature & Fiction

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Publisher's Summary

Lovestrong: A series about love, found family, and living one’s truth in a small town.

This bundle includes the first four audiobooks from this best-selling series and the prequel short that started it all.

How Not to Blend

One clueless single dad meets a sassy Southern drag queen in this fake-boyfriend story that will keep you in stitches.

How Not to Tuck

A drag queen’s daring invitation given to his nemesis of a boss backfires in a sexy, fabulous way.

How Not to Sin

An average man who happens to be a preacher gets trapped during a blizzard with an easygoing, New Age kinda guy in this heartwarming tale about love and facing down bullies while standing up for what’s right.

How Not to Wait

Series prequel short featuring a desperate new adult who can’t ignore how badly he needs just one night with his father’s best friend.

How Not to Break

A former SEAL with a healthy dose of regret gets a second chance with his best friend’s son. But when the younger man needs protection from a dangerous stalker, he’s not just looking for help from a SEAL...he wants his heart too.

©2019 Susan Hawke (P)2020 Susan Hawke

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  • Kathryn M
  • 2020-06-09

love this!

Susan Hawke's Lovestrong series is an amazing series about attraction, acceptance, love, and creating a found family when your blood family let's you down. The stories are a mix of humor, sweetness, heat and seriousness... capturing our hearts, making us laugh out loud, and pulling the emotional heart strings. The characters are fantastic - fun, entertaining and lovable. This bundle is a fantastic way to binge the first four books plus a prequel story - How Not to Blend, How Not to Tuck, How Not to Sin, How Not to Wait and How Not to Break. A definitely recommended bundle!

Michael Dean narrates this story with a clear and smooth voicework and recording. Personalities come through, feelings are felt and it's extremely enjoyable listen.

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  • Aerielle
  • 2020-06-25

Great set of stories

I love all the stories in this bundle but my absolute favorite is the short story How to Tuck and I thinks it’s all because of how Michael voiced Larry! Very over the top but it was the perfect voice!

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  • Celest F.
  • 2020-06-10

Love this series

This is such a great series and having it in a bundle really shows how well each story flows into the next. Plus, you don’t have to remember which book is next up.

Gray and Corbin are probably my favorite couple but Nick and Shaw hold my heart because of everything they’ve been through to get their happy ending.

I’m looking forward to the next book in the series (which I hear will be out later this summer), though I might wait for Michael Dean to get his voice on it because he did such a great job with these stories.

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  • Katy Beth
  • 2020-07-29

It's Complicated

I loved all four of these stories. Each couples story is unique from they way they interact to the problems they face. Each couple doesn't always seem obvious from the beginning but yet they are so perfectly suited to each other. I also love how the different characters reappear in later stories. I listened to the Audible version. It was well down and fun to listen too.

How Not to Blend - I love the way that Corbin and Andy compliment each other. They learned to fake until they made it.

How not to Tuck is a shorter story but I love how Larry and Godrich just seem to fit together so well. They seem so mismatched but it really works for them.

How Not to Sin - the back story of the leaving the PC USA is a little too close to home but it made it even a more interesting listen. I love how they remain strong in the love and with the community they were building. I also love some of the things that happened at the end of the story. This is a great story of a couple building a relationship but also a community coming together.

How Not to Wait and How Not to Break - It was amazing to see how these men had fight their own guilt and misunderstanding from the past to see each other in the here and now. On top of that they have to overcome Seth's crisis with a stalker

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  • Donna M.
  • 2020-07-06

Love for the win!

Susan Hawke did such a great job with this series. The narrator brought it to life in the best way.

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  • Samantha Cato
  • 2020-07-06

Great value for a credit!!

Susan Hawke truly shines when she writes about families and their trials and tribulations. This bundle of novels is such a great value for a credit if you love gay romance, which I happen to do! These stories are really fun reads full of great characters and wonderful plots! Don't miss out on listening to Michael Dean's phenomenal narration!

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  • Violet Marshall
  • 2020-07-05

A Wonderful Bundle

This bundle is a collection of The Lovestrong Series. It contains How Not To Wait series prequel, How Not to Blend book 1, How Not to Tuck book 2, How Not to Sin book 3 and How Not to Break book 4. These stories are each wonderful and are written well. The plots were entertaining and steady throughout each story. I found How Not to Blend captivating and funny. Corbin Davis and Andy Ferguson are the MC’s of this book. This book had a lot of humor and I really enjoyed it. It does deal with bullying, which is not a funny subject, but I think that it was dealt with appropriately. Larry and Godric are the MC’s of How Not to Tuck. Reverend Dr. Gabe Samson and Seth Thomas are the MC’s of How Not to Sin. Nick St. Cloud and Shaw Michaelson are the MC’s of How Not To Wait and How Not to Break. The characters were developed and thought out. Michael Dean does a good job narrating these stories with different voices and good flow with ups and downs. I can recommend these stories and this bundle as good reads and worth listening too. I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book for an honest review.

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  • Phoenix
  • 2020-07-03

Wonderful

This was an absolutely amazing Bundle! You get 5 amazing books in one happy little package. I loved all the books. I was so happy with the narrator and the brilliancy of the voice changes. This was such a wonderful job!

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  • LacrYmosa Wolford
  • 2020-07-01

Wow that was powerful

I absolutely loved this series, and it was only made better when I heard the narrator bring it to life. All the laughs, the steam and the emotions combined in every book. If you want sweet, light heartedness and some emotion please read this series.

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  • MITexas
  • 2020-06-30

Love Susan Hawke's Seires Lovestrong!

I absolutely love Susan Hawke's Lovestrong series. Her character development and story-lines are spot on and each story builds on the other without having to read the order. This series bundle offers a great way to listen to the series where you are able to see each set of characters pop up throughout the rest of the books to get a glimpse into their lives post their own story/book. This bundle is a fantastic way to binge the first four books plus a prequel story - How Not to Blend, How Not to Tuck, How Not to Sin, How Not to Wait and How Not to Break. I would recommend this bundle to anyone, especially those that love Susan/Susi Hawke's work! Michael Dean narrates each story with perfection for each character. Absolutely a joy to listen to! I received this bundle in return for an honest review