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All Kidding Aside (Magical Mates #1) by Macy Blake, Michael Dean (Narrator)


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Building houses for a pack of orphans might lead one griffin to find his heart’s home.

Victor Eastaughffe knows three things for a fact:
-He does not have a mate.
-He does not like children.
-His duty is to his griffin clan.

When Victor meets Orsen Riggs, a scruffy bear shifter, and little Gus, an orphaned red panda cub, his orderly, structured world becomes messy and chaotic. All the things he once held true suddenly don’t make sense.

Asked to help the Smith pack navigate the difficult world of shifter politics, Victor realizes he might not know himself as well as he thought. Magic is in the air, and it’s making him long for things he never wanted before. But duty comes before all else, even at a price Victor no longer wants to pay.


I super super loved this!
I read the original “Chosen One” series, but I wasn’t a big fan. Too many mates for my liking. But I enjoyed the spin off novels and the world building and I’m typically a Poppy Dennison/Macey Blake fan.

This, however, might be one of my favorites! It was super cute – Bear! Bird! And the interactions between Victor and Riggs are sweet, funny and hot in equal amounts.

I gotta tell you, when the evil Fae come to town I was totally scared even though I knew it would end up ok.

Highly Recommended!

Michael Dean does an amazing job and is super cute with Gus Gus!

5 of 5 stars

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