• Seal of Love (An MPREG Romance)

  • SEALed With a Kiss, Book 3
  • By: Aiden Bates
  • Narrated by: Austin Jay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An embedded omega journalist. A hardened alpha SEAL. Best friends on opposite sides of a line that can’t be crossed.... 

Journalist Colin Church has been through a lot. Through it all, he’s been able to rely on his best friend, Ed. Ed is the single most reliable person Colin has ever known - he’s also been in love with Ed since he knew what love was. 

SEAL sniper Ed Adami has a great bunch of guys around him, a good Navy career, and a best friend in Colin he can always rely on - who he’s been in love with that since grade school. But he knows Colin doesn’t want a husband and kids, so he’s kept his attraction a secret. 

When Colin gets assigned to Ed’s unit as an embedded reporter, what could have been a dream assignment turns sour when a face from the past brings trouble. 

Will Ed and Colin finally air their hidden desires for one another? 

In this 80,000-word omegaverse/gay paranormal romance, descriptive scenes of alpha/omega passion makes Seal of Love a story for adults only.

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Pretty good!

This is the first book I listened to from this series so I wasn’t sure what to expect, what caught my attention is that it’s best friends to lovers story who also happens to be an alpha and an omega.

I’m not much of an omegaverse or an mpreg romance reader, but this one really impressed me. The fact that Colin isn’t the typical omega that’s usually portrayed is what endeared him to me. He fights the societal and traditional stereotype for what’s expected of an omega. He proved himself that his genes won’t hold him back from being the best in his field. He’s even unapologetic about owning his strong aversion for having kids.
Then, we have Ed. Ed who despite loving his best friend, was stuck in the 1880s with his mindset. He is probably the most frustrating character in this story. I didn’t like him. With his mess ups, he surely didn’t deserve Colin. 😒

And why are the alphas, at least the team, the biggest jerks? They could all model for issues of toxic masculinity.

With all these being said, I was quite invested in the story. I wanted the HEA, it’s romance after all. And I like how Ed’s issues got addressed and the process of working through it. It’s relevant and realistic. I also liked that the various conflict resolution weren’t all tied in a big pretty hurried bow.

I’m going to back track to the previous books now, seems like Mal’s story is pretty interesting too.

Austin Jay’s narration is decent, I finished an 8-hour book, after all. I wish he’d develop more range of character voices, to make each character more distinct, specially if they’re the major characters. 😊

**thanks to GRR for the opportunity to listen and review**

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Awesome

I love this series and the characters. I get so wrapped up in this that I forget what’s going on around me. The narrator does a great job with bringing the characters to life.

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Friends to Lovers

Ed and Colin have been best friends for years and are now thrown together when Colin, a journalist, is given an assignment to infiltrate the SEALs team that Ed is a part of. Overall it was a good story but I felt like Colin also needed to deal with his issues and compromise a bit. It seemed like everything was against ED and he was the only one that needed to completely adjust his attitude and way of being. Just a bit one sided in my opinion. I will, however, keep listening to the series. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy of this audio book.

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Too many politics

This drove me crazy. There were so many politics that got in the way of the romance. There was no build up. After a lifetime of being in love with each other, there's no conversation to iron out details. There's no meeting halfway. BFF's from birth don't treat each other the way they did. None of the story was believable to me and was difficult to get through.

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Moving

Aiden Bates delivers another good story, of love, hardship and babies.

The characters were really well built up, from their back stories, to their hang ups. I really liked the direction the story took on a lot of the themes in the story. It touched on issues that feel really relevant to families in real life, and it was something i had never thought about from an MPreg fiction before.

The story was amusing, and spicy and had lots of fantastic characters that made the whole story that much better. The dialogue was strong, and the scenes built up well throughout the story. the knowledge and research behind the scenes is obvious and it was fun to learn about some of the different things.

The narration was great! It was crisp and clear from the start. I never had any issues with knowing who was talking or what was going on. The enthusiasm of the narration kept me so interested I couldn’t put the story down.

overall the story was good and i look forward to the next one.

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Great story!

Not your typical Alpha-Omega mpreg. An Omega who doesnt want kids, but is in love with an Alpha who does. Throw them together in a foreign country dodging bullets, terrorists and a baby and it makes a exciting ride!

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An awesome series!!

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the audible of this books! I loved the series so much!! And the audible made it even more enjoyable. Everything the Bates’ write are amazing! All emotions run through you and this series was NO different. Plus I love the military books most of all!

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Love this Series

I received an ARC of this audio for my honest review. I really enjoyed reading this series and getting the chance to listen to this one was even better. Austin does a great job at narrating the story. I loved Trent and Mal's story and baby makes 3.

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WOW!!!

I really enjoyed listening to this fast paced, action packed, grab-you-by-the-feels, emotionally charged, adrenaline soaked, amazing, smoldering, nail biting, keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat, fantastic, and totally awesome twist on your usual shifter, and friends-to-lovers storyline. I must admit to being severely tempted to smack some sense into certain characters, but it all worked out in the end. Austin Jay really brought the story to life, and I would DEFINITELY recommend getting this for yourself.

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Too much Alpha

This is my least favorite of this series. I don't mind strong Alphas, but here, Ed is too much the stereotype and expects Colin to fall in line like a good Omega. Colin fights that and exhibits strength, but still behaves in foolish ways in places. If you are an Omega, that can have life altering repercussions. I did like the setting of this story in an active Middle East war zone and found the world building well done. The narrator did a good job of distinguishing all the characters which could have been problematic considering that many were macho SEAL Alpha types.

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  • Heather Rawlins
  • 06-10-20

I really enjoyed Seal of Love

I thought Seal of Love was a great story. I really enjoyed listening to Austin Jay's narration. He has a nice voice, very enjoyable to listen to. The pace was easy and I liked the differences in voices. I definitely enjoyed this story and would recommend this audio.

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  • alias11
  • 06-06-20

Enjoyed the underlying story; Ed not so much

I am really enjoying the story of Navy Seals out to stop a white supremacist group, and I loved the character of Colin who (in the beginning) knew what he wanted (and what he didn't. He was strong, caring, opinionated and independent. Then, there was Ed, an arrogant a$$ who put his own desires above Colin's and thought Colin should give up all he cared about to suit Ed's needs. I didn't feel the love at all, just a sense of perceived ownership. Even when Ed started seeing a counselor, his attitude didn't change much, and he still got what he wanted - Colin at home and pregnant. Sorry, but I wasn't impressed. I will probably continue on with the series because I want to see what happens, but I hope the author gives his omegas a little more respect, not make them end up like subservient housewives from the 1950's.

The narration was very enjoyable.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook at my request and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 06-06-20

Great

I really enjoyed this audiobook.
It was a great story.
The narration by Austin really brought it to life.

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  • Rebekah
  • 06-05-20

Drawn into the world

I was drawn into the world and really enjoyed following them as they went from friends to lovers with an unplanned pregnancy.
Austin the narrator really brought the story to life.

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  • Magnus
  • 06-05-20

Ooops .... they did it

Aiden Bates did a good job making you addicted to the drama Colin and Ed experience in Seal of Love. Although I liked the story a part of the story line just gets forgotten, but guessing it will continue in book 4. Austin Jay made it easy to fall in love the characters and eady to follow.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Kira Alexander
  • 06-03-20

3 stars

Yikes. On one hand this was a unique plot and the blurb was very intriguing but holy moly was I disappointed in Ed. He was everything that I hate about stereotypical alpha behavior for 98% of the book and then even at the end he still came off as an “alphahole”. I thought the narration was great but the story was cringey and by halfway I didn’t even want them to be together in the end because I hated Ed so much.

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  • charneen
  • 05-26-20

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

I love this author, and Austin Jay done an amazing job of carrying the story, his character voices and the flow of the book, I was drawn in completely, might even be the reason I didn't sleep.

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