Unsurpassed is an erotic romance novella about a woman named Aubree who is secretly in lust with two kickboxing instructors at the gym where she works out. They're best friends, but different in key ways: one is more charming and outgoing, the other more dark and brooding. Aubree couldn't possibly choose one over the other, but she could certainly choose both of them together. When they invite her to a holiday charity event hosted by famous MMA champion Drew Alexander, she's excited at the prospect of being escorted by both of them at the high-rolling casino where the event takes place. Even more exciting: they'll be sharing a hotel suite, compliments of Drew.
That's where things go sideways. Aubree gets exactly what she'd fantasized about, but at the cost of being manipulated into assisting with a conspiracy to extort money from Drew.
The audio is only 3.5 hours long, but the story goes a long way in that timeframe. Other books in this genre might add long, meandering conversations or unnecessary scenes in order to stretch the word count and finished hour count to a potentially higher profit point. The sex scenes are not brief at all, however; they're the highlights of the book, and include a good buildup, a lot of variety, and enough detail to satisfy fans of the genre.
I didn't do anything out of the ordinary for the narration voice; I used my standard third-person limited style.
Aubree's character voice was based on the one I developed for Lee Garrett in Deathwish World. It's a good mix of strong and vulnerable.
Ryan's voice was based on Arthur from The Hero, which I've used in many other audiobooks as well. It's become my go-to voice for young, outgoing male protagonists or secondary characters.
For Max, I used the "by the book Lieutenant" voice that I've used for minor characters in the past. This is the first time I've used it for a major character, and it worked out well. It's stereotypically male: even, straightforward, articulate, with a slight edge to it. The original inspiration for this was the voice of Aric Jorgan in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Drew's voice was a little more difficult to figure out. He's described as having a low and gravelly voice at times, but that doesn't work well for his more upbeat dialogue. So I took the voice developed for Grant from The Hero, and combined it with the voice of Charlie Ponte from Key West Luck and Tropical Depression. I lowered it as far as my physiology would reasonably allow, and slowed his pace a little bit. He's the worldwide MMA champion, after all, and slow and deliberate is the pace of true experts. You should always get the impression that Drew responds instead of reacts, and when necessary those responses are quicker than any reaction could be.
Unsurpassed is the first book in the hot-selling MMA-themed erotic romance "No Rival" series. If any of that appeals to your tastes, you'll love this audiobook. If you're not sure, then have a taste (via my Soundcloud page):