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Hostile

By: Nicole Dykes
Narrated by: Devon Ryder,Bryant Walker
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Grayson

Life has been easy for me. Top of my class. Star quarterback of the football team. Every guy wants to be my friend, and every girl wants to date me.

Yeah, life is pretty sweet.

Except it’s not.

It’s all fake. School comes too easy for me, and I’m bored. Football isn’t fun anymore. The guys I hang out with aren’t really my friends.

And the girls? I don’t want to date them.

The only one I want to date... He’s a little bit...hostile.

Rhett

Life has never been easy for me. A foster kid, lucky enough to be adopted as a teen but who still can’t find a way to be happy.

I have two best friends who are amazing and supportive, and yet, I can’t bring myself to tell them my biggest secret.

Parents who pay for a private school a kid like me could never have dreamed of...that I hate.

It feels all wrong when it should feel right.

And I guess...that’s made me nothing but...hostile.

©2022 Nicole Dykes (P)2022 Pink Flamingo Productions
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Loved this audiobook!

First off, I'm horrible about getting my thoughts across in reviews. That being said, I loved this audiobook! The story is great, the character development is fantastic, and the love is so real. If you love MM romance with slightly broken characters, please give this book a chance!!!
As for the narrators, they are new, and I think they did a great job bringing these characters to life.

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Great MM Romance!

Grayson and Rhett’s story is beautifully written, emotional, and sweet. They are both great characters. They are opposites attract, and they are perfect for each other. The supporting characters are interesting. Bryant Walker and Devon Ryder did an excellent job with the narration. If you like MM Romance, this one is for you. #TheFlock

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Sweet & broody

This was such a sweet story. Full of broody guys, finding yourself, falling in love and belonging. It was hot and beautiful.

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I liked it!

Great characters. I loved the narrators. Good story. It was worth a credit. I will be listening again.

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Love this!

Aww I love this book. It’s sweet and cute.
Devon and Bryant did an excellent job at narrating.

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Love Rhett & Grayson!!

Another fantastic Nicole Dykes story! There was so much about this book that I loved! I loved that Grayson was willing to take a chance. I loved that Rhett threw himself into supporting things that Grayson liked (like the sports he played) since Grayson had gotten really into volunteering with the kids. I loved that they were both very inexperienced! Grayson mentioned doing a few things before, but it was still all totally new to them both and I loved that figuring it out together! Their separation was heartbreaking! But I am super glad that Grayson came to his senses and realized what he needed to do to be with the man that he loved.

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I loved it just as much as before! And the narration was so good it only added to the story for me!




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Excellent M/M audiobook

This is the first book I've read/listened to by Nicole Dykes. It was touching with some heartbreaking, as well as heartwarming situations.

Devon Ryder and Bryant Walker were new to me narrators. They were excellent. Their performances brought this book to life.

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Hostile

I have loved Nicole Dykes for a long time. Blair and Rhys from Clarity, where one of my favorite couples she ever wrote about. Now to come back and see Bree, Fletcher, and Rhett again, is bringing back all the feelings. I loved this book. It is a high school MM romance full of emotions. I loved how Rhett and Grayson’s relationship developed. Can’t wait for Nicole’s next book. Devon Ryder and Bryant Walker did a fantastic job narrating this book.

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MM Romance

Hostile by Nicole Dykes is a MM romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Devon Ryder and Bryant Walker.

This is the second book of Nicole's that I have read, and it won't be my last. She does an amazing job pulling me into the story and making me feel what the characters are feeling. I loved the relationship that bloomed between Rhett and Grayson. I really enjoyed getting both of their points of view throughout the book. It really brought the story to life.

Devon and Bryant did an amazing job on the narration. They both really know how to bring a story to life. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would highly recommend this book if you like MM romances.


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4.5 Stars!

I've been wanting to experience this story again ever since i finished it earlier this year. I was so ecstatic when i learned of this audiobook! I immediately started looking forward to it! I began listening to it as soon as i could and was pulled in by the narration and story so quickly. I loved this listen!

I've listened to Bryant Walker once before, but was new to Devon Ryder and it had me even more excited to jump into this listen! When i tell you Devon and Bryant had me hooked with their narration, i so mean it. They both captured the fight of wanting to be yourself and every single bit of feels as Grayson and Rhett. Bryant and Walker had me so glued to my earbuds. These two did such a fantastic job of bringing Hostile to life in this new way! I can't wait to listen to more of their narration in the future!

Grayson and Rhett's journey grabbed a hold of my attention and heart once again! Life can be so tough, something Grayson and Rhett know all too well.

The depth to these characters got to me. The layers to Grayson and Rhett to unpack made it all the more thoroughly enjoyable for me. Embracing who you are isn't always easy and the realness shown throughout this listen was something that was very relatable. The moments between these characters brought all kinds of feels! Their chemistry was so great! 😍 I fell even harder for this story, Grayson, and Rhett through this listen.

I really enjoyed what all the other characters brought to this story as well!

Their story showed how people can come into our lives and remind us why we are worthy, especially of love.

With Hostile, Ms.Dykes has created such a wonderful read that got me right in heart! She tackles things in her books that are so real for many and that's just one of the many beautiful things about her writing. I adore the uniqueness she brings each time as well! I most definitely need to listen to more of her audiobooks soon.

If you are looking for a listen you'll want to finish in one sitting, definitely check Hostile out!

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  • Shy G.
  • 11-15-22

My Thoughts on Hostile

This was a good MM grumpy/sunshine book with two guys who seemed so different on the surface and yet as soon as they dug deeper, they saw just how good they could be and were for each other. I liked the way the author gave them very different backgrounds while also showing that real family doesn’t just have to be what you’re born into, it can be what you make it and who shows they love you time and time again. Rhett and Grayson had their own journeys to go through as the story progressed and sometimes it seemed like the hurtles were insurmountable. But the ending was everything I could have hoped for and was more than satisfying. I certainly would like to try more of this new to me author in future after giving this one a listen. Both narrators did a pretty good job. I don’t know that I can say one voice stood out for me over the other, but I know I didn’t dislike either one.
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  • Gwen
  • 11-15-22

Awesome coming of age story!

Being in high-school is not easy and neither is being handed a future you don’t really want. The MCs were so different and yet they complemented each other so well. The jock and the broody artist. I loved their happily ever after.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 11-09-22

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To say that I enjoyed this book would be a lie because I loved this book, the characters and their building relationship made this one that was impossible to pause. The mix of sunshine and grump, the dash of angst and sweetness all came together perfectly in this book.

I love Nicoles writing and this is by far and away one of my favourites.

The narration was just so perfect as well it really highlighted so much of the emotions and the character quirks that they have. Just listen to it, you know you want to.

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  • Lilo
  • 11-04-22

Discovered new fantastic narrators & sweet story😍

Just do yourself a favour and listen to these super talented guys! Every sound, every grunt, every sigh just on spot! I'm floating, this audiobook made me so happy!

The story was realistic and sweet! A goofball jock and a broody artist 😍 just perfect!

Can't wait to have more stories on audio by this author and to see and listen to more and more gigs by Devon Ryder and Bryant Walker!🤩😍💖

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 10-22-22

Complicated

This was a beautiful story between two precious characters The golden retriever Grayson and little grump Rhett. It was so sweet when they finally got together. I love how much angst ND puts into their books and although I've read angstier from her this was a perfect cleanser for my palette. Really do rep this authors work. Big fan.

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  • shedevilreads Bookstagram
  • 10-19-22

MM Romance

Hostile by Nicole Dykes is a MM romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Devon Ryder and Bryant Walker.

This is the second book of Nicole's that I have read, and it won't be my last. She does an amazing job pulling me into the story and making me feel what the characters are feeling. I loved the relationship that bloomed between Rhett and Grayson. I really enjoyed getting both of their points of view throughout the book. It really brought the story to life.

Devon and Bryant did an amazing job on the narration. They both really know how to bring a story to life. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would highly recommend this book if you like MM romances.


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  • 10-13-22

Very enjoyable

There’s so many different layers to this book. Not only is it a coming of age book but also a confused sexuality, kids in the system, bully parents not accepting child’s choices and a beautiful love story as well. A great performance from both Bryant and Devon.
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  • PATRICIA
  • 10-13-22

Rhett & Grayson! An emotional ride!

Hostile
By: Nicole Dykes
Narrated by: Devon Ryder, Bryant Walker

Emotionally driven and easy to fall into, Nicole Dykes once again pulls me into her story. This is the first M/M romance I have listened to by her and it's fabulous. Coming of age, finding their way, opposites attract, we meet Grayson and Rhett. Grayson the popular baseball player knows he's not interested in girls, but also knows his future depends on not coming out. Rhett truly has no idea where his future is, but an attraction to Grayson is definitely showing him the way. But will the secret relationship weather the storms that are on the horizon? This book encompasses all the things I love about Nicole Dykes. She takes her characters and makes them real. These are young adults we all know, and the way she folds them into her story creates all the feels of true life. Grayson is every athlete in high school. He knows his friends, he knows what they expect and he delivers that. Rhett is able to see the open, raw side of him. Rhett is damaged, only able to relate to his siblings who have grown up like him. This is the first time he gets to be free to truly be himself. It's a beautiful coming of age story and should not be missed.

Devon Ryder and Bryant Walker are our storytellers and they are great together. Both used their voices making us feel each emotion and found the essence of their characters. I really enjoyed the way their voices complimented each other and created the world for us to enter. It's a fabulous listen.

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  • Bette
  • 10-12-22

Enthralling & Emotional! Beautiful Story & Listen🎧

I loved everything about this book, from Nicole Dykes’ wonderful writing style to the fabulous characters and storylines she created to the perfectly cast narrators who bring it all to life from the pages to your ears. The story not only grabbed my attention and captivated it the entire time, but it tugged on my heartstrings as well. The characters are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with, they are easy to care about too. Grayson and Rhett’s childhood and upbringing could not have been any different, yet they were perfect together and for each other. Grayson’s family is well off and he had everything he ever needed, well, almost everything. Rhett grew up in foster care and was adopted by two loving people, but he still had issues, and letting people in is one of them. Grayson has had his eye on Rhett for a while and finally gets his in, but really getting in is not a simple task, but he is up for it and does not give up. I loved watching these two navigate a new relationship and take it to another level, explore each other’s wants and needs. This is a beautifully plotted story and you could feel the emotions pour off the pages and go straight into your heart. There is plenty of drama, a touch of angst, heartfelt emotions, and a wonderful romance. Nicole Dykes, thank you for another amazing story and emotional rollercoaster ride.

🎧📚🎧 And for the wonderful narration, Devon Ryder and Bryant Walker did an amazing job bringing these characters and their story to life. Their portrayal of each character was spot on and they were believable in every role they played. They set the perfect tone for the story, captured all the character’s emotions and projected them into their performance and had you feeling every single one. These entertaining storytellers are versatile voice artists and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for the fabulous listen.

Thank you @PinkFlamingoProductions @AudiobookObsession TheFlock AudiobookObsessionReviewer🎧

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  • Pat Johnson
  • 11-07-22

Perfect!

I couldn’t get enough of this wonderful audiobook, I read the book then listened to this audiobook.
Two guys who are absolutely perfect for each , their journey is written perfectly..
A beautiful brilliant book.