Kyle Hyam has been doing his best to get by, trying to support his brother and mother, after his father had a horrific accident that left him in a wheelchair. But his father’s accident had changed him from a loving wolf-shifting provider into a paranoid and angry man and Kyle wore the bruises – often. Being saved, in the middle of an attack, by a huge man with a bald head, and a star tattoo under his left eye had never been part of Kyle’s fantasies, but he could see the appeal.
Sean, one of only four assassins, never expected to find his mate when he followed up on a message from Cam about helping the new owner of the local construction company. He didn’t expect to save his sweet mate from his own father either. Taking his mate back to the Alpha’s mansion, Sean knew it was important to give Kyle time to trust him. He wasn’t taking jobs anymore, so they’d have plenty of time.
Or not. The council still weren’t happy all four assassins were in the same territory but their move, when it came, threatened Sean’s mated life before it had even started. Will Sean and Kyle get their HEA, or will Kyle be forced to go back to living with his father?
The trigger warnings for this book can be found in the “Author’s Note” that you can see by using the “Look Inside” function before purchase. Thank you.
Under Sean’s Protection is a 40,000 word story that due to the timeline of the series, only covers a short time frame. It is best read as part of a series.
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: Ageless/Immortal
Protagonist 2 Age: Ageless/Immortal
Tropes: Fated Mates / Soul Mates
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
“Sorry about all that.” Sean mentally sighed with relief as he closed the door to what would be their room. “They mean well, but as housemates they can be a pain in the ass sometimes.” Alone, with no other smells to distract him, Kyle’s unique scent drove his instincts wild and without thinking, he leaned over his mate, desperate to know if Kyle’s lips were as soft as they promised to be.
Oh, my gods they are, and Sean knew there’d be a lot of kissing in their future. Kyle seemed as keen as he was to get to the good stuff. Sean felt his mate’s young hands on his zipper and Sean pulled back before it was too late. You’re going to be such a temptation to me, he thought as he took in Kyle’s shocked expression. “Soon, my sweetness. Soon, I promise.”
“Why not now?” Kyle’s pout was so cute, and so damned sexy. “Don’t you want me?”READ MORE
“Didn’t my kiss just prove that I did? Please, don’t ever doubt that, not with me.” Sean let out a long breath to calm himself down. “I just thought we should probably talk about a few things first, maybe check on your mother and brother.” He shrugged and smiled, keeping his tone soft. “Call me old fashioned, but I can’t help but feel we should make sure they are comfortable before we take the time for ourselves. I want to spend quality time with you.”
Kyle nodded, reaching down to adjust his cock which Sean could see was pressing against his jeans. “I should probably shower first?” The look he gave Sean had Sean rethinking his plans. “You could join me.”
Another long exhale. “I can barely control myself when you’re fully clothed,” Sean said. “I wouldn’t stand a chance with you naked and wet. You go ahead and I’ll have one afterwards.”
Kyle ducked around him, clearly heading for the door. Sean put out a hand and stopped him. “We have an ensuite, my sweet. Full bath, a shower stall big enough for four people, and his and his sinks. You don’t need to leave the room.”
“Wow,” Kyle’s eyes widened as his cheeks flushed, “it’s like I’m on vacation in a five-star hotel or something, not that I’ve ever been to one before. This will take some getting used to.”
“I’ll get you some towels,” Sean said with a smile. “You head that way,” he pointed to the door in the other corner of the room. “You’ll find everything you need in there.”
Kyle nodded, his cheeks still a bright pink. Sean did not watch him cross the room – that was far too tempting. Instead, he opened the door and left before he forgot about Kyle being young, and that his mate’s mother and brother were in the house too.