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  • Crushing on My Father's Best Friend

  • The Complete Second Chance Lovers Bundle
  • By: Austin Bates
  • Narrated by: C.S. Harder
  • Length: 39 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+, Romance
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Summary

I can’t love him. It’s not allowed. 

Twenty years ago, I made a promise. If anything ever happened to Marc - my best friend - I'd step up and take care of his wife and baby son.  

I never thought I'd have to honor it. Never even dreamed that something would happen to him. He was an unyielding presence in my life. Always solid. Always there. 

And now he's dead. Murdered in cold blood. 

His wife, Lindy, is hanging in there. 

But his son, Mason, isn't coping very well at all. It's gotten so bad that he may have to postpone his final semester of university. All I want to do is look out for him, and having me around seems to help. 

But I have a secret. It’s more than grief. Mason wants me - the way an omega wants their alpha. 

And heaven help me, but I want him, too. 

I'm so sorry, Marc. I love your son. And now I don't know what to do. 

Crushing on My Father’s Best Friend is a dual point of view, contemporary mpreg novel featuring a guaranteed happy ending and the healing that comes through the power of love. 

Get Crushing on My Father's Best Friend and five other amazing audiobooks in the complete Second Chance Lovers bundle today!

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Nearly 40 hours for 1 credit well worth the $$$

Love Second chance stories, this won't disappoint. Mason & Beau, Sawyer and Axel, Wyatt & Carter, Gray & Isaac, Levi & Hunter and of course the biggest GLITTER BOMB and last but not least Theo & Nolan. Great stories full of emotion, and wonderful narration.

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Hot and sweet

I adored this omegaverse series centered around age gap relationships between omegas and alphas. The author achieved the omegaverse, following all the “rules” of the alpha-beta-omega dynamics.

What I liked most about the series is how the age gaps felt natural and right. How the connections between the characters was strong and palpable!

All the characters were well written. Their backstories, personalities and actions in the story lined up with who the author lead us to believe they are.

The plot for each story was interesting, and thick with angst and tender moments that kept readers/listeners in the story.

The narration left a lot to be desired, not that it was bad per say, I'm just used to mm audiobooks with different sounding voices for each character. From the two main characters to every side character male or female it was the exact same sounding voice.

That being said: the narration was clear and the pacing was excellent. The passion behind the scenes was excellent.

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Overall a fun bundle

As far as the entire bundle goes, this is a great deal for the amount of listening hours you are getting. I love being able to listen to a series like this, where the books are mostly stand alone, but all of the characters are from the same town and interact throughout each book, their story continuing on along the way.

I enjoyed the themes across all 6 stories, whether it be best friend's father or best friend, or new guy in town/enemy it was packed with fun and excitement. Two of the middle stories were my favorite, both for the characters and the situational events of their stories.

I would recommend this bundle to anyone looking for a sweet, long, romantic journey!

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am big fan of Austin Bates

but am soo sorry I can't finish this book the narrator is making me uncomfortable its the kid voice for me .. when I listen to a story I get a visual of the story can't that voice put a kid in my head am sorry 😐😔 but NO

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Loved this series!

This is a super sweet series that I fell in love with! The narrator is new to me but I will listen to him again. I highly recommend this series.

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  • XG
  • 21-12-20

Wonderful books!!

I enjoy a lot audiobooks of bundles of my favorite series because they allow me to hear all the amazing books one after another. Mr Harder made a fantastic job with his narration, showing us a charismatic performance with a spotless voice acting full of energy. Every book featured a captivating alpha/omega’s love story, with some romance, a little angst and a lot of hot scenes. A very entertaining audiobook and the perfect way to read and reread this series!

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Great stories, great value

This is a great set of stories by one of my favorite authors. I loved the age gap mixed with all the different tropes that show up in various books. The narrator did a great job of bringing all the characters to life, and what a challenge that must have been with so many different ones. I didn't expect this to be a comtemporary, omegaverse series, but was delighted to find out it was. The steam level in all the stories is high and in several so is the angst level as characters have to deal with their attraction to others they had considered out of bounds for various reasons. I wondered if over 39 hours would be too much, but I never got bored.

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Brill

This is a brilliant bundle of second chance romances that I enjoyed listening to. Each book concentrates on a separate couple set in the omega verse and feature age gap as well. The narrator really brought all the different characters to life.

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Variety of stories in one place

While the blurbs drew me in, I found this series was more fluff than anything. There was a little depth to each story, as it touched on different topics and tropes, but it was superficial, at best. That said, sometimes life is too heavy, and you just want fluff to take your mind off of things. If that’s the case, or you like books along these lines on a regular basis, this series is for you. The characters intermingle throughout the series, so the time you spend with them doesn’t end when their personal story does. Each book reaches its own HEA, and can stand on its own, despite sharing characters. C.S. Harder is a new to me narrator. Some of his voices I liked, and some I did not. He was able to keep the characters different enough that it’s always easy to tell who was talking.

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worth a listen

book 3 is by far my favorite story in this collection. definitely worth listening or reading .

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  • Robert Johnson
  • 11-05-21

Written by someone who does not know gay men

Well first off, men don’t get pregnant, not even gay bottoms, neither do they “get wet “ when sexually excited. Add to that the fact all the bottoms are written as if they were squeeing giggling pre adolescent girls, and all the tops are written like the dream man of those same girls- effect is totally unrealistic. Also things like baby showers, sappy declarations of love to every friend they have and squeals of delight over cupcakes are not gay male things. This takes the feminization of gay men well past insulting and to a point even Nelly Olsen would consider overdone and cruel.

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  • Shin Mon Thway
  • 24-12-20

All the flavors


I like Austin Bates stories since they are always fun, short and sexy. They really are a delight to listen. And I think this story bundle is an underrated gem. You really get lots of flavor from this bundle.

Second chance lovers, secret pregnancies, best friends to lovers, rekindling old flame, Murder mystery .. you really get a lot from this one bundle. And although C.S. Harder is a new-to-me narrator, I was pleasantly surprised by his performance. It was really enjoyable. All in all, you really get a lot from one credit for this bundle, almost 40 hours of great, fun stories. Recommended!

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  • RACHEL REED
  • 15-12-20

A sweet and Charming bundle!


I absolutely loved listening entire series.
Each book is engaging with likeable characters and a guaranteed HEA.
The storyline and the author's writing appealed to me but the only snag was that I couldn't relate to the narrator's voice. It wasn't bad, just not what I was looking for. Having said that, it was an enjoyable listen overall.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-21

good story

the story was good the first 2 or 3 books suspense and love amazing. However OMG could there really be a worse narrator!! I mean he's reading an alfa omega part and he sounds like a little kid through most the story it ruined the books in my opinion

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-10-21

JUST NOT!!

This is the worst narrator ever i almost didnt finish it took me forever to finish and skip some chapters to almost the end to b able to do so dnt waste a credit on this books NO WORTH IT!!!

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  • Boyd Dusterhoft
  • 20-04-22

should be called S. T. Harder (should try harder)

the story line was good but OMG the narrator sucked should stick with kidsbooka

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-03-22

love the author an how Harder voices the character

love the story and love the author and love the way Mr harder voice the characters and all the drama and real life issues in the books!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-10-21

Great books

Love th books but not the omegas voices
The omegas are men. Hot guys way a female voice. The strong story was great just loved them all

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  • Violet Marshall
  • 05-01-21

Complete Series Bundle

This is the complete series bundle for The Second Chance Lovers Series. It includes 6 books that have good writing. The plots were entertaining and steady throughout the books. I found the stories and characters interesting. The characters were developed and thought out.

1 Crushing on My Father’s Best Friend Beau and Mason are the MC’s of this book.
2 In Love with My Bestie Axel and Sawyer are the MC’s of this book.
3 Falling for My Lawyer Wyatt and Carter are the MC’s of this book.
4 Falling in Love with Someone Different Issac and Gray are the MC’s of this book.
5 Competing for His Heart Hunter and Levi are the MC’s of this book.
6 Resisting Temptation Theo and Nolan are the MC’s of this book.

The narration wasn’t my favorite, but he did a good job. I can recommend this bundle as a good listen. I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book for an honest review.

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  • Colleen Richardson
  • 22-12-20

A collection...what a surprise!

I should pay more attention when picking a book. Didn't realize it was a collection of 6 books, didn't realize it was Omegaverse, didn't realize it was MPreg. Was pleasantly surprised all around. Enjoyed all of the stories the wound their way through a little town in Colorado. Most of the characters from book to book were friends so it was great following through them all finding their forever Alpha. Lots of enjoyable hours of listening. My only issue is a small one and not one that bothers everyone but is a peeve for me, the narrator mixed up names and pronunciation of some names and some words. Other than that, totally recommend.