A Mate Worth Waiting For (MM)

Nehalem Pack 26

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 49,506
21 Ratings (4.6)
[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, werewolves, HEA]
A lot can happen in four years. People change, and that’s exactly what happened to Christian Alexander. He’s an alpha wolf but for the past few years he’s been floating adrift, buying his time until he can claim his mate.
Raleigh Farrell is ready to start a new chapter in his life. Going away to college is a big step but one he yearns for. It isn’t until he meets Christian that he realizes there’s more to life than playing football or keeping his nose in a book.
Falling in love was never something that Raleigh ever thought about. Meeting Christian has opened his eyes to a whole new world. But if there’s one thing in life Raleigh learned early on it's that nothing ever goes as planned, and when his mate comes up missing it’s up to him to save the man he loves or spend the rest of his life a lonely shifter.
A Siren Erotic Romance
 AJ Jarrett is a Siren-exclusive author.
A Mate Worth Waiting For (MM)
21 Ratings (4.6)

A Mate Worth Waiting For (MM)

Nehalem Pack 26

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 49,506
21 Ratings (4.6)
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Cover Art by Harris Channing

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Later that night, Raleigh found himself unable to stop pacing around his room. After practice he got cleaned up and went to have dinner with a few of the guys. He’d had fun, but he couldn’t shake that feeling that someone was watching him, and then there was the scent. After a while, it started to grow on him, and to his surprise he found it sort of arousing. It was total lunacy. Nothing besides the crazy dreams he had at night gave him an erection, and for some reason, now he couldn’t get his dick to go completely soft. It was a little disconcerting.

Raleigh glanced out his window. It was dark and only street lights lit up the night.

The wolf inside him needed a release, but since he couldn’t do that on campus, a run in human form would have to do. Raleigh grabbed his arm strap and put his phone inside, then strapped it to his arm. He put in his earbuds, then headed out of his room. He scrolled through his songs until he found a good, upbeat tempo to get his ass moving. Ice Cube’s “Check Yo Self” flowed into his ears and Raleigh was off.

His playlists were filled with songs from all different genres. He listened to anything from Frank Sinatra to Taylor Swift. His high school friends use to laugh at him, but he didn’t care. It didn’t matter: pop, country, rap, or metal—if Raleigh liked it he liked it. For Raleigh, music was a good release. He liked how some songs spoke to the emotions he was feeling at any given time, and then there was music that was just fun, and right now he needed fun.

Raleigh ran around the campus. It was late and a lot of students were already inside their dorms. Classes for some people started the next day. Raleigh didn’t have his first class until Wednesday.

He was on his second lap around the huge campus and he wasn’t even tired yet. Raleigh could have run all night long. All the anxiousness building in his veins was driving him half mad. He’d been here a week and this was the first time anything like this had happened. Did it mean his mate was on this campus? And if so, what was going on with the bitter, sour stench mixed with the leather-and-pine aroma? It was very confusing and Raleigh’s only idea to get this out of mind was to run.

The song changed to a Maroon 5 song, “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like a Motherfucker”. It was kind of fitting. It was no longer technically summer, but he was hurting—that was for sure—but for what, he wasn’t certain. His desire for something was building and building, but Raleigh couldn’t pin-point what it was building toward. Nothing had changed in terms of how he looked at the other men and women surrounding him. No one tripped his trigger to where he wanted to go and introduce himself and ask them on a date, so this weird sensation bubbling up inside him was annoying as fuck.

Raleigh slowed his pace and turned left to head back toward his dorm. Running around campus all night was not going to help him. His change in direction had the wind hitting him in the face and Raleigh stumbled to a stop. He turned his head up and sniffed the air. That smell was back and stronger than it had ever been. Raleigh pulled his headphones off and listened. He closed his eyes and let all his heightened senses hone in on that smell and where it was coming from.

It was dark where he was at. The street light was out and it was so very quiet. Had Raleigh not been a wolf shifter, he’d be scared, but he was, so he wasn’t frightened at all. It also didn’t hurt that he was six foot three and weighed just over two hundred pounds. He was pure muscle.

The smell grew stronger, then he heard footsteps coming from behind him. He spun around to see a tall, thin man with short, light blond hair and bright blue eyes. A small smile curved his lips. He had his hands in his pockets and walked slowly toward Raleigh. His skin was pale and he had dark circles under his eyes. Raleigh cocked his head to the side and stared at the man, then took another sniff of the air. Yep, the smell that had been dogging his heels all day, the leather and pine and the bitter foul scent as well, was coming from him. And what was worse was Raleigh no longer had control over his dick. He could feel his cock plump up and stretch at his boxer briefs and gym shorts, tenting the fabric.

“Hi,” the man said. “I’m sorry if I frightened you.”

Raleigh didn’t move as the man drew closer. He was still trying to puzzle the stranger’s scent when he recognized that his smell was different then a human's. It was wild and smelled of the forest. He was a shifter.

“You didn’t.” Raleigh crossed his arms over his chest and glared at the man. Something about him seemed familiar, but he wasn’t sure what that was.

“You don’t remember me, do you?” the man asked.

“Should I?” Raleigh raised a hand to scratch at the back of his neck. He wracked his brain trying to remember something about this man. It was obviously this guy knew him, but Raleigh came up with nothing.

“Probably not.” The man laughed. “We met four years ago. My name is Christian.”




“You want me?” Christian asked with a hard shove of his hips.

“Yes!” Raleigh whimpered. “More than anything.” Raleigh was ready to lose his virginity to the man he was in love with. They’d both waited a long time for this and the waiting was finally over.

Christian peppered kisses up and down his chest and then lower to suck Raleigh’s leaking cock into his mouth. It didn’t last long, though. Christian scooted back and then with sex-enraged strength flipped Raleigh over onto his stomach. He grabbed Raleigh’s hips to prop him up on his knees. Christian groaned as he palmed Raleigh’s firm cheeks, pulling the hard-muscled globes apart.

Raleigh’s eyes clenched tight as a gush of warm air fanned out over his entrance. Then suddenly he was crying out as a wet, hot tongue licked over his hole. The brush of Christian stubble scraping over his smooth cheeks only added to the pleasure his tongue was giving him. Christian stuck his tongue out into a point and pressed at Raleigh’s opening. Raleigh was unsure what to do or say. A part of him was embarrassed to be so exposed but then the bone-tingling bliss Christian’s mouth was giving to him was something that couldn’t be ignored or turned down. Raleigh wanted all of this.

“You taste so good, baby,” Christian said just before he rammed his tongue deep into Raleigh’s ass.

Raleigh couldn’t speak. His mind was blown with what Christian was doing to him. He rocked his hips and pushed back into Christian’s tentative mouth. Something hard and thick pressed at his hole and Raleigh gasped.

“Relax, Raleigh.” Christian rubbed at Raleigh’s side. “It’s just one finger. I need to stretch you out before I fuck you.” Christian’s finger slid in further and curled inward.

“Ah yeah.” Raleigh grunted and fireworks sparked behind his closed eyelids. Whatever Christian was touching back there was driving him crazy. He wanted more. “What is that?” Raleigh panted.

“That, my love, is your pleasure button.” Christian’s finger massaged over the bundle of nerves again. “Your prostate when stimulated can bring you great pleasure.”

Raleigh was only half listening. Christian had just added another finger, rubbing over his prostate while his free hand jerked Raleigh’s hard length. He was struck stupid. Whatever Christian wanted, he could damn well have if it made Raleigh feel this great.

This went on for a while, Christian working him open. Raleigh enjoyed and probably could have come from this alone, but he wanted to feel his mate inside him. He wanted to know what it was like to be taken with such passion he’d seen on his laptop. Raleigh wanted to be worshiped sexually by Christian and so far Christian hadn’t disappointed him.

“Please, Chris.” Raleigh turned his head to the side, hands clenching the sheets. “I need you.”

Christian let out a low growl, then pulled his fingers free from Raleigh’s ass. Raleigh whimpered at the loss.

“Don’t move.” Christian got up off the bed and went into his bathroom. He came back in with a small tube in his hand. The bed dipped down as Christian climbed back on and Raleigh’s heart thudded harder when he heard the click of a cap. “This will help,” Christian said as he dribbled something cool and wet over Raleigh’s heated hole. “I’ll go slow, but tell me if it’s too much and you want to stop. Do you hear me Raleigh? Promise me.”

“I promise.” Raleigh forced himself up on to his knees and turned his head to kiss Christian full on the mouth. “Make love to me, Christian.”

Christian cupped Raleigh’s cheek and eased his tongue into his mouth. As they kissed, Raleigh heard the slick sounds of Christian rubbing the lube over his thick shaft. Raleigh knew the time had come and he couldn’t wait another second. He went back onto his hands and knees and spread his legs further apart. Christian rubbed his hands over Raleigh’s back, causing goose bumps to pebble his sensitive skin. Then, very slowly, he felt as Christian reached down and placed his swollen tip at Raleigh’s hole. He rubbed the fat head up and down before slowly pushing toward the center.

“Oh my god!” Raleigh shouted as the head slid inside. It was as if searing hot metal was being shoved into him. His muscles strained from the intrusion, making tears fill his eyes. Now, subconsciously Raleigh knew his first time would be painful, but not like this. It wasn’t so bad that he wanted to stop either.

“Shh, take deep breaths.” Christian did his best to sooth him and it was working. “Relax your body and let me in. I’ll hold still and give you time to get used to it.”

Raleigh nodded his head and did as Christian suggested. With each breath he willed his body to relax, and after a few seconds Christian was pushing further inside him without any protest from Raleigh. Christian would go forward, then come back out, then do it again. He set up a rhythm that started to feel good. The pain had morphed into something else, pleasure with a bite of pain—but in a good way. Raleigh found himself moaning and thrusting his hips back to meet Christian’s.

Christian’s hips sped up and Raleigh could no longer hold himself up. He fell forward, his head crashing into the soft mattress while Christian held his hips. The change in position had Christian’s cock nudging his prostate with each inward thrust. Raleigh’s dick hung heavy between his legs and he could see a long stretch of pre-cum leaking from the tip. He wanted to reach down and wrap his fingers around his hard length, but he couldn’t move. His body was in an overload of stimulation.

“Raleigh, you feel so god-damn good.” Christian hips slammed harder and faster into Raleigh’s ass. “Tight and hot. Fuck!” Christian shouted.

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