Steven's Journey (MM)

Brac Pack 20

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 37,001
119 Ratings (4.5)

[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters]

Steven Barlett is on the run from David, his ex-boyfriend, who thinks settling their differences requires a fist. But Steven takes a secret with him, and David is willing to kill to keep it quiet.

Roman Lakeland, the youngest of seven and the foreman on the construction crew that is helping to expand Brac Village, has finally found his mate, Steven, who is living in a shelter for the battered.

Roman takes Steven home, showing him a life Steven never dreamed was possible. Roman's family takes to Steven, and their lives finally feel complete. But when someone on his crew threatens his mate’s life, Roman is out for blood.

Can Roman show Steven how to be his own man? Can he even keep Steven alive? And can the Lakelands and the Brac Pack stop the evil that Steven's ex, David, 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.

A Siren Erotic Romance

 

Lynn Hagen is a Siren-exclusive author.

Steven's Journey (MM)
119 Ratings (4.5)

Steven's Journey (MM)

Brac Pack 20

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 37,001
119 Ratings (4.5)
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This is the first of the Brac Pack books that involves a non- wolf shifter. Roman is a bear shifter. You can see in this book a glimpse of how Brac Village is going to be. Roman and his family are great, and Steven is likeable. There was not much angst in this story, but my feeling was that it is setting the stage for the rest of the series. A must read for Brac Pack fans.
lee bair
I thought at first the story would be a recycled version of Cecil and Maverick but this was a good one. The bear shifters are a fun bunch of cowboys living in Brac village. This is the pairing of the youngest of 7 bear shifters Roman to a delicate Steven.

I loved at how caring and patient Roman was in wooing his 'tiger'. The antics of the Lakeland twins Chauncey and Chance were hilarious as well.
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5 FALLEN ANGELS: "After Steven's boyfriend David, hit him the second tie, he called Taylor for help. Taylor told Steven to call him if he needed help, but he never expected Taylor to arrive with three of the biggest men he had ever seen; Dagon, Tryck and Law, warriors in the Brac Pack. Taylor takes Steven to Tate's Resource Center soon to be opened as a safe haven for anyone in need. Steven can't take his eyes off one of the workers, Roman, a bear shifter who lives in town. After a quiet night all heck breaks loose when Taylor's mother comes at him with a knife, but it gets weird when it looks like Taylor moves the furniture blocking his mother's way to defend himself. Roman grabs Steven taking him directly to his family's home. Roman gets the surprise of his life when Steven sees him in bear form and tells him that either they have large pets or they are shifters! Steven may know about shifters, but he is shocked that there are many types of paranormal beings. Steven is happily accepted into Roman's family, but his past rears its ugly head when he sees a friend of David's, Dommy, working for Roman's construction company. Roman goes to Maverick, the alpha of the Brac Pack, to tell him about the possible threat to the town, but the threat goes deeper than they even know. Will Roman find a way to keep Steven safe? Can Steven get over the abuse he sustained to take a second chance at love? Will the Brac Pack uncover what is behind the threats against them and keep their mates safe? Ms. Lynn continues her fast paced and riveting series with this book. I fell in love with Steven's quirky and loving personality. It was wonderful to experience Steven as he goes from a very scared man to someone who holds his head up and stands for what he believes in. I enjoyed the interactions between the members of Roman's family. The rivalry and love between them was beautiful to read. It was funny how each time Steven learned something new about the paranormal world he fainted! Roman's brother's got a good laugh out of it. I felt terrible about the abuse Steven endured from David, but his ability to overcome his past was inspiring. I loved how Maverick and his pack stepped up to protect their town from danger. I can't wait to see what's in store for the next book in the Brac Pack series." -- Teresa, Fallen Angel Reviews

4.5 NYMPHS: "Steven's Journey is different from the other books in the Brac Pack series. For a start, this is the first book in which neither character is a member of the pack, second, this is also the first book without a wolf shifter as one of the main characters. Steven is a human running from an abusive ex, while Roman is one of the Lakeland's, a family of bear shifters who have received permission from Maverick to stay in the area. Since several members of the pack show up throughout the story and some loose ends from other books are tied up, Steven's Journey flows perfectly with the rest of the series. Readers are sure to find this story entertaining. There is the strong connection between the two men which the author does a wonderful job bringing across. There are also many great scenes in this newest release that are sure to have you laughing out loud. The first time Steven meets Roman in his bear form is just one of them. New characters are also introduced that are sure to find their way into stories of their own. And of course, there are the mates. While there are no outlandish adventures this time around, Cecil's reputation does proceed him. Steven's Journey makes a great addition to this fun series and will leave you wanting more while you wait for the next installment." -- Critter Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews

"A center is built in Brac Village to quietly house people escaping abuse and the doors open none too soon for their first client. Steven Bartlett doesn’t know how he could be so naïve to end up running from his boyfriend David with only the clothes on his back and a bruise on his cheek. The Lakeland family, consisting of father and a bevy of sons are farmers except for youngest son Roman who has his own construction company. They asked and received permission to settle there from Alpha Maverick. It seemed the right thing to do to ask since they are shifters as well, though not wolves. While putting the finishing touches on the new center Roman discovers his mate Steven taking up residence there. It soon becomes apparent that Steven’s ex hasn’t given up retrieving his runaway lover. Steven knows something, something important that could get him killed if he talks. Roman definitely has his work cut out for him if he wants to keep his mate alive. The danger is escalating and no one is safe. Steven’s Journey packs a powerful punch with issues of abuse and drugs taking center stage. There’s no end of drama here and passion fills page after page for our heroes. This is a consistently entertaining series that never disappoints. Sexy and seriously enjoyable, Steven’s Journey is steamy and a very satisfying read." -- Lisa, Joyfully Reviewed

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ADULT EXCERPT

 

“Let’s go upstairs.” Roman walked toward the steps, feeling his heart beat out of control as Steven followed him. He didn’t think he would ever get enough of Steven’s luscious body. It was pale and smooth, almost hairless. Steven was a treat to look at and a masterpiece to undress. Roman’s anticipation of having his mate once again was making him practically run up the stairs.

Roman threw his bedroom door open and pulled Steven inside. His cock was so hard it was painful. He pulled Steven over to the chair situated in the corner and took a seat. “Strip for me, tiger.”

He didn’t think his shy mate would, although he was hopeful. Steven didn’t seem too knowledgeable with sex, which was puzzling to Roman. His mate had just gotten out of a relationship. Shouldn’t he have more experience?

Roman growled low as Steven kicked his shoes off and then stripped his socks off. He was slightly disappointed when Steven began to take his shirt off. So much for a strip show.

His chin hit his chest when Steven wiggled his ass as he shimmied his shirt off. He tossed it at Roman as he sashayed around the room, grabbing the pole on the four-poster bed. Holy fuck, he was doing it. Roman quickly pulled his boots off, unbuckled his belt, and then unsnapped his jeans. He slid them off as he watched Steven grab the pole and rock his hips back and forth.

His cock smacked his stomach as he tossed his jeans aside and pulled his T-shirt off. Roman palmed his cock as he watched Steven seductively lower his pants. His mouth watered when Steven bent over to take his jeans off and his little pink prize winked at him. He was two seconds away from jumping out of the chair. It took everything in him to stay seated. Roman didn’t care how clumsy Steven’s moves were, this was absolutely priceless.

Steven threw one leg up onto the bed and began to hump the bedpost. He slid up and down as his head fell back, his lips parting as if he were lost in the erotic dance. Pre-cum slid down the side of his cock as Roman watched Steven, feeling as though he were in a trance.

Steven bent over and placed his palms on the floor, doing a full split, and then rolled over to present his ass to Roman. “Shit, tiger. Get your ass over here.” Roman grabbed the base of his cock just as the sound of thunder boomed outside.

Steven slowly sashayed back over to him, climbing onto Roman’s lap with one wicked ass smile on his face. “How’d I do?”

He loved the fire in Steven’s eyes. It told Roman that his mate was just as turned on as he was. “Perfect, baby.”

Steven blushed as he leaned forward and took Roman’s lips in a kiss that made him moan and grab his mate around his waist. He loved when Steven was assertive. Steven jumped from his lap, walked with a twist to his hips as he grabbed the lube from the drawer, and then climbed back onto Roman’s lap.

Roman watched in utter astonishment as Steven lubed his fingers and then leaned forward, stretching his own hole. He tightened his grip on his cock before he lost his load. Never in his life had anyone held his attention, his complete fascination as Steven did.

Roman sat back, letting Steven have his way as his eyes followed every move his mate made. He licked his lips as his breath became ragged. What would Steven do next? He couldn’t wait to find out.

Steven looked up at Roman from under his lashes. His eyes were seductive, but Roman saw a hint of fear in them. What did his mate fear? Rejection? There was no way in hell Roman was going to reject a goddamn thing Steven was doing right now. “Please don’t stop,” he groaned as Steven ran his lubed hand over Roman’s heavily engorged cock.

The fear left Steven’s eyes as he lifted his bottom, waiting for Roman to offer his shaft. He nudged it forward and watched with amazement as Steven slowly impaled himself. Roman’s head fell back as a loud moan escaped his lips. Steven’s tight anus was driving him wild.

“Fuck me, tiger,” he begged.

Steven placed his hands on Roman’s chest as he began to bounce up and down. His mate’s hardened cock was slapping Roman’s and making his own thicken at the sight.

“That’s it, baby, ride me.”

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