Hawk's Pretty Baby
(Brac Pack #2)
by Lynn Hagen
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 features a different romantic couple. Each title stands alone and can be read in any order. However, we recommend reading the series in sequential order.
Badly written, thinly-veiled pedophilia. That about sums up my thoughts on this one.
Johnny is much more than just mildly retarded (as we're told in the opening chapter), and the constant references to him as "baby", "little man" and "kiddo" were really starting to disturb me, especially since no one addressed the issue or even acknowledged the fact that he's mentally retarded.
Once I got to the part where Hawk tells Johnny to "Fuck Daddy's cock" (after which, Johnny starts calling him "Daddy"), I was done...and seriously creeped out.
I'm going to dive right into another book now, which will hopefully take my mind off of this one and scrub it permanently from my memory...