[#349 Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, werewolves]
Hawk Magnar, commander of twelve sentry wolves, never thought he’d discover his mate in a hospital for an anxiety attack. Under the illusion he was going to comfort a young child the alpha’s mate, Cecil, had befriended, he finds a man who needs more protection than even anyone realizes.
Treated as a simpleton all his life, Johnny Stone has never had anything to call his own - until he meets Hawk.
Hawk must keep his emaciated mate safe from a sadistic brother while teaching Johnny to trust him. Hawk is quickly running out of time to convince Johnny that he isn’t out to hurt him when his mate inadvertently starts the mating ritual. Will Johnny give Hawk the trust he needs to bind them together or suffer the consequences that fate’s wicked sense of humor has unleashed?
Note: Each book in Lynn Hagen's Brac Pack collection focuses on a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, we recommend reading the series in sequential order.
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Lynn Hagen is a Siren-exclusive author.
5 CHERRIES: "'What’s your name, pretty baby?' Those five words could make anyone feel good, but for Johnny they brighten up his life. Johnny is diagnosed as being mildly retarded and has been treated as such his whole life. When I started reading this story I was a little concerned where this author was going with this story line. A retarded man in a relationship with a three hundred year old werewolf? Crazy I know, but the more I read I learned how much neglect was shown to Johnny and it explains his behavior. Imagine putting a plant in a dark closet to grow. Will it? No. Without light, nourishment, and love it will wither away and die. This is what has happened to Johnny. He never had anyone love and care for him until he met Hawk. Hawk is a hero; he saw past the labels and first appearance to see the man underneath. Hawk is the commander of the Brac Pack and is feared by all, until Johnny comes in his life and melts his icy exterior. With Hawk’s love Johnny can heal his emotional and physical wounds and with Johnny’s love Hawk can start to live again. This story actually had me crying as I read it. My heart broke for the suffering this man had gone through. On the other hand it had me filled me with hope to see this love take root and grow. This is the first story I have read in a long time that will keep me wondering what will happen next for Johnny and Hawk. Lynn Hagen is fast becoming a favorite of mine and I can’t wait to read what she comes out with next." -- Coreopsis, Whipped Cream Reviews
5 CUPS: "Pick up Hawk’s Pretty Baby, and you will never be disappointed. I will warn you though, the storyline will ensnare you and you will find yourself scrambling for the rest of the Brac Pack Series. Ms. Hagen gives the reader a peek into a world of sexy werewolves and their beautiful mates. Hawk’s Pretty Baby will join the rest of Ms. Hagen's books on my to-be-read shelf where they will remain forevermore." -- Delane, Coffee Time Romance
5 LIPS: "Hawk’s Pretty Baby By Lynn Hagen is the second book in the Brac Pack series. In this one, Ms. Hagen tackles the issue of having a mentally challenged family member, and the abuse they sometimes can go through at the hands of family members. I am personally taken with this author and this series because in each of the stories, there is an underlying theme, along with the featured love story, that is interwoven in such a way it draws you in and makes the story that much more emotionally engrossing. With Hawk being such a tough Alpha male, it is touching to see his tenderness with a mate like Johnny. Their relationship brings out all of Hawk’s best qualities. He is a very understanding, loyal and patient. You would want Hawk as your friend. He would fight for you and be loyal and true. Johnny, a little slow at things, needs someone like Hawk in his life. He has some learning issues, but he has a heart the size of Texas. His kindness and sweet nature makes him lovable and quite unforgettable. Although this is the second in the series, it can be read alone. However, I highly recommend reading them in order. Why? Well, because they are all unforgettable reads. Ms. Hagen is a wonderfully gifted writer and her works should not be missed." -- Tina, TwoLips Reviews
4.5 NYMPHS: "I loved this new addition to the Brac Pack series. Readers were introduced to both characters in the first story and I wondered just how the author would be able to bring them together. Johnny is one of those characters that the readers will instantly fall in love with. The young man has suffered great abuse at the hands of his brother. This, and the fact that Johnny is supposedly mildly retarded, means Hawk has a few hurdles to overcome in the beginning. The gentleness and care Hawk shows his mate is outstanding, and like Hawk, I could not help but think Johnny’s diagnosis is off. It was wonderful to see Johnny come out of his shell and the scene with the wallets had me laughing out loud. The story is not without its angst however, as the author makes sure Johnny’s brother shows up to cause a fair share of trouble. More new mates are also introduced, giving the reader a peek at the upcoming stories. Hawk’s Pretty Baby is sure to bring the author, and the series, many new fans." -- Critter Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews
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4 STARS: "HAWK'S PRETTY BABY, book 2 in the Brac Pack series, keeps the storyline rolling right long. It picks up right where Maverick's Mate leaves off and better introduces us to a character that is quite the dycotomy, Hawk Magnar. Hawk is the commander of the Brac Pack wolves and as such is the toughest of the pack, but the gentle and loving way he cares for his mate surprises everyone. When Hawk is sent to the hospital by his Alpha's mate to check on his friend from the community center, he expects to find a child, and who should he find but his mate, Johnny. Thrilled to have found his mate and not quite understanding everything that Johnny has endured, Hawk does what he does best, switch into protection mode. Hawk has to work hard and be patient to draw Johnny out of his shell and get him to start to trust the much bigger man. When Johnny Stone hears, "What's your name, pretty baby?", he is immediately drawn to the giant of a man standing in front of him. Diagnosed as mildly retarded, Johnny has been mistreated his entire life, first by a drug addict mom who didn't want him or know how to care for him, then by a brother that used and abused him. But in Hawk, he has found a hero. The couple in this book are both such endearing characters that you have no trouble connecting to them. They will pull at your heartstrings and having you tearing up over the silliest things. (pink sparkly wallets) The growth that both characters go through is tremendous and pulls you right along with them. The great thing about this series is we don't have to wonder what happens next for Hawk and Johnny, as we get to re-visit them in the next 17 books. I look forward to my next visit to "The Den" and getting to meet even more members of the Brac pack." -- Tyra Berger, The Romance Reviews
Johnny sat outside the hospital. They had released him after explaining that he had an anxiety attack. Once Sean found out there was another hospital bill, Johnny may have another one from worrying over what his brother would do to him.
That’s exactly why he was sitting on a bench watching the flow of traffic. Fear kept him from going home.Sighing, he knew it was useless to stall. Where else would he go? No friends, no other family, and certainly no money. He wasn’t sure Cecil would let him stay at his house. Besides, he had no clue where his friend lived. The choices weren’t even there to be taken from him.
He ran his finger through the hole in his jeans, playing with the fray that was hanging. What he wouldn’t give to have a normal life, someone to love. What was so wrong with him that either they left him or hit on him?
Johnny glanced over his shoulder to see Tank and…who was that guy? He knew Tank from the recreation center. When Cecil volunteered, he always had Tank with him, but the guy standing next to Tank was a complete stranger.
As they neared him the stranger tilted his head up and sniffed. Strange. Johnny sniffed as well and didn’t smell anything out of the ordinary. Maybe it was him? He raised his arms up and sniffed his pits. They weren’t stinky.
Standing, Johnny faced the two men.
He took a step forward, caught himself then stepped back. Tank was the biggest man Johnny had ever seen, but the man with him…wow. The feelings swirling through his body were confusing. Why did he have an urge to run into the man’s arms?
Johnny blushed as the man openly perused his body with his eyes. The thought of this man leaving or hurting him should have stopped Johnny. That’s what his mamma and Sean did. Instead, he walked forward, his feet taking him to stand right in front of the large man. He reached out, running his fingers over the man’s arm.
The man only smiled gently, running his hands through Johnny’s messy hair. Johnny licked his palms, running them over his runaway locks, trying his best to smooth them out and look presentable. The man chuckled and tucked a knuckle under Johnny’s chin as raised his head.
“What’s your name, pretty baby?”
Johnny melted like a Popsicle. He could feel a big, goofy grin stretch his face. The man was dreamy. “Johnny Stone.”
Johnny wanted to curl into a tight ball in the man’s arms as he licked his face. Heat crept up his cheeks as the man gave a low growl. That sound was hunky as all get out. “Growl again.” He whispered up to the man.
The man chuckled, pulling Johnny into his arms. Although he was terrified of strangers—his brother always yelled at him that his dumb ass was going to get kidnapped if he talked to them—Johnny didn’t think this man would hurt him.
“I’m Hawk Magnar.” Hawk whispered down to Johnny as he gave another one of those low, throaty growls. Johnny beamed up at the tall man. He wanted to say more, but his tongue kept getting tangled up in his mouth. Stupid tongue.
“Are you feeling better, pretty baby?” Hawk asked him as he sat Johnny on the bench.
Johnny nodded, “Uh-huh. They let me go.” His finger pointed at the hospital. His face was leaning closer and closer to Hawk’s, sniffing at his good smell. He leaned back. His face was feeling real hot.
Johnny scratched at his head, wondering if Hawk really liked him, or kinda liked him, or was he just being nice? Johnny was really liking Hawk, and not in a buddy sort of way. His penis was growing hard just sitting next to the guy. Would Hawk think he was a pervert if he saw the puffiness in his pants?
Johnny pulled his legs up onto the bench, wrapping his arms around them. He peeked at Hawk from the corner of his eye. “How tall are you?”
“Six feet and four long inches. Why? Is that too big for you?”
Johnny felt his ears heat up. He could tell Hawk was teasing him. “That’s pretty big. I’m five feet and four really, really long inches.” He fiddled with the rip in his jeans again.
He didn’t have very good social skills. Talking with Hawk was easy though. He didn’t have to fumble for words like he normally did, spouting out stupid stuff from his mind.
Hawk chuckled and nipped one of Johnny’s nipples. Oh, what a monster he had created. Johnny moaned, pulling Hawk’s hair, making his head push in closer. Hawk circled his tongue around the small brown disc, sucking gently and teasing it to a peak. He loved the fact that his mate was so responsive and didn’t hold back. Johnny showed him every emotion he was feeling. His tongue trailed across Johnny’s sternum, finding the other nipple waiting in anticipation. Hawk licked and sucked until it matched its mate.
He dipped lower, swirling his tongue down Johnny’s ribs, around his belly then sucked at his naval. He liked the fact that his mate had very little body hair. It was sexy as hell. Hawk nipped at Johnny’s pubic hairs that lay softly against his pelvis. His hairs weren’t wiry, more like a soft pelt. Hawk inhaled the aroma of his mate, licking the blond velvet. Johnny spread his legs wider, pushing at Hawk’s shoulders, wanting him to suck his cock.
His tongue ran down the seam of Johnny’s inner thigh, circling around his balls as he suckled on one gently while his hands splayed across his mate’s belly. Releasing one side to dine on the other, humming his praise.
“Hawk, oh, Hawk.” Johnny pushed his ass further down, trying to feed Hawk more. Hawk smiled and lapped at the hanging sac, slowly working his way up. His tongue followed the large vein to the head, sucking at the bundle of nerves under the hood. Johnny’s hips hitched, tightening his hold in Hawk’s hair. Hawk welcomed the sting of pain.
“Pull my hair harder, pretty baby.” Johnny fisted it tighter, yanking. Hawk moaned and wrapped his lips around Johnny crown. Hawk concaved his cheeks and sucked hard, drawing all the pre-come he could out of the little eye. Spittle ran down as he feasted, and he ran his finger through it, getting it good and wet. Hawk ran the wet digit over Johnny’s puckered hole, rimming it. Johnny pushed down on it. Hawk breached it, twisting his finger until he found the beautiful gland. Johnny shouted when Hawk ran his finger over it.
“Do it again, Hawk.”
Hawk stroked it. Johnny pulled his hair harder, and Hawk went wild. He speared another finger into the tight heat, fucking his mate’s ass. Johnny rocked up and down on the pleasure. He sucked harder, spearing a third finger, stretching Johnny’s hole wider.
“I’m coming, Hawk!” Johnny’s seed burst into his mouth, shooting down his throat. Johnny fucked Hawk’s mouth with quick snaps, pumping until it seemed his balls were emptied.
Hawk grabbed the lube from the drawer, squirting a generous amount up and down his cock, lathering the cool gel until his hand slipped. He tossed the bottle aside, wiping his soaked hand on the blanket. Flipping Johnny to his knees, his cock head kissed his mate’s ring of muscles. “You ready for me, Johnny?”
“Yes. Fuck me, Hawk.” Hawk growled and pushed in. His mate’s dirty little mouth turned him on. Hawk stopped once the head gained entrance, waiting for Johnny’s body to adjust. Johnny slammed down, shocking the shit out of Hawk. His mate pulled up and slammed down again. Hawk held still, letting him take his pleasure.
“That’s it, baby. Fuck my cock. Fuck Daddy’s cock.”