Rivaled | Podium Audio

By: Nicole Dykes

Performed by: Liam DiCosimo, Tim Paige

Released: November 21, 2023

Language: English

Format: Multi-cast

Duration: 05 hr, 1 min

Noah Asher
Coach. That’s who I am. The strong, levelheaded, always-dependable coach.
But then my wife left me. And my daughter—well, according to the town—she ran off and left me too. Now, I’m branded with scandal. My reputation is at stake, and I have to play by the rules if I want to keep my job.
Then along comes Chance Leighton—a rule breaker with a scandal of his own. And worse, he’s not from here. He’s a Big Bend Bear.
I need to keep my head down and follow the rules of this town. This town that’s kept me in its perfect package since day one. But he makes me want to rebel. To break free and live my life how I want.
So I have a choice to make. A choice that rivals all others. One that’ll change everything.
Chance Leighton
He’s the coach. I’m an outsider.
There’s no bigger rivalry than the one between the Big Bend Bears and the Kensley Panthers. But here I am, forced to work alongside Kensley’s stubborn, grumpy coach.
There’s no way he’ll give me a shot. He sees me how they all do—wrapped up in scandal and exiled from the only place I’ve ever called home. Just for being who I truly am.
He follows the rules. He believes in a strict structure. It’s worked for him. But I want to chip away at this town’s idea of him and see the real man.
Can rivals become friends? Can they become even more? I don’t know the answer to that, but we’re about to find out because he’s so much more than who this town makes him out to be.
It’s up to him, but I’m ready for the challenge if he’ll just reach out and take it.



Nicole Dykes

Nicole Dykes is a wife and a professional assistant/mom to two gorgeous girls. Currently residing in Kansas, she’s a lover of coffee, Kansas City Chiefs, and all things romance. She writes contemporary, NA, and M/M romance because love is love is love. She enjoys cranking up the angst level regardless of genre or trope, making her readers cry, and turning those tears into the coffee that fuels her writing.



Liam DiCosimo

_Liam DiCosimo, a modern seanachaí, or Irish Folk storyteller, who were renowned for their expansive repertoires, captivating voices, and commanding presence, the tales of the seanachaí were passed from one practitioner to another without ever being written down, allowing the storyteller to relive the story in their own words and immerse their audience in the adventure. Having parlayed his skills as a recording artist, touring musician, songwriter, performer and entertainer, Liam began work as a voice over actor and audiobook narrator in 2020, finding his true love and passion in the pages of literature just waiting to be brought to life. Whether it's mystery, suspense, or your latest M/M romance, Liam will articulate your story into the annals of audio history as an American storyteller with an Irish soul._



Tim Paige

Tim Paige is an audiobook narrator of over 250 titles with a passion for rom coms, superheroes, and telling stories that provide an escape from the world (or a new lens with which to view it). A former full-time touring musician, Tim has played on some of the biggest stages in the world. He is the voice of "The More You Know" on NBC, and has provided voice-over for many national commercials, promos, trailers, and video games. When he's not narrating audiobooks or voicing fun projects, you'll most often find him playing pretend with his two sons, shouting at the television during UFC fights, or cooking up tasty vegan treats.