Taken by the Wolf by Lynn Hagen

Title: Taken by the Wolf

Series: Brac Village 26

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (107 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (January 28, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 4 Hearts

Blurb: When Sheriff Orlando Werth responds to a nine-one-one call, he discovers his mate hiding in a closet. He isn’t sure why there are gunmen after Newt. His mate is clueless as well, but Orlando is hell-bent on keeping the little human safe from the killers out to end Newt’s life. He takes his mate home to keep him safe, but the hired professionals are determined, and Orlando must stay one step ahead of them if they are to survive the ordeal.

Newton Bradley is scared out of his mind when his home is invaded. He clings to his cell phone with the dispatcher, wondering if the cops will get there in time to save him. When his closet door swings open and a sexy cop coaxes him out, Newt is thankful for the rescue by the broad and handsome sheriff. But the two must find out why Newt’s life is in danger while exploring their deep attraction toward each other.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-6099

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. This particular story is connected to the Brac Pack, Zeus Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Generation, and Demon Warriors. To enjoy this to get the full impact I would suggest starting with the Brac Pack series first.

Newton has no clue what is going on and who is breaking in, but he does the one thing he knows should help. He calls the police and then hides. He had not expected the sexy man in front of him that is after he is coaxed out of the closet. When the sexy sheriff’s decides to bring him home with him, things might be looking up.

Now how does a scared closet hiding Newt think that he is going to take on a wolf shifter to help his mate is beyond me. I actually found myself liking this quite a bit more than the previous books that I have read today. I really liked Newt and the sheriff was quite hot. With this story you get excitement, danger, action, chaos, hot sexy times and quite a bit more.

I enjoyed reading this story and am intrigued to see what the next book has coming.

Wrapped in a Bow by Lynn Hagen

Title: Wrapped in a Bow

Series: Brac Village 22

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (104 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (December 18, 2017)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 4 Hearts

Blurb: All David wants is to escape his family, but he’s stuck with no way out. With the holidays quickly approaching, David is desperate for a night of partying his heart out. What he found was Mordechai—a panther shifter who is determined to save David from his own miserable life.

Between David’s drunken uncle, his angst-ridden brother, and his flip-floppy aunt, Mordechai has his work cut out for him. Mordechai sees how happy his youngest brother is and wants that same connection Malachi shares with his mates. What he got instead were a load of problems. Not only is David’s home life a dysfunctional mess, but Mordechai’s isn’t any better.

When Mordechai notices he’s being followed, it’s up to him to keep his mate safe, though he doesn’t have a clue why someone is after him until he’s attacked and the truth about his family finally comes to light—a truth he refuses to believe.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-8257

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. This particular story is connected to the Brac Pack, Zeus Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Generation, and Demon Warriors. To enjoy this to get the full impact I would suggest starting with the Brac Pack series first.

All David wants is a peaceful life. With his parents death, it left him and his older brother living with his uncle. An uncle that drank his life away and an aunt that came over but isn’t truly any help. To top it off his brother feel guilty and in pain most of the time. Then he meets Mordechai and his life might be looking up.

Mordechai is a panther shifter and he just wants what his brother has found, a mate. Too bad someone seems to be after him, but he has no clue why. You learn more about his parents but not too much. His father was murdered and there’s not a lot of information on that. Then there is an older brother who is an asshat. Top that off with a equally rotten mother and his family might just be screwed up as David’s. Although he does have three brothers that are pretty sweet and hot.

Put that together with an agency searching for them and you don’t find out much more than that. Nor does the story explain why Mordechai was singled out by the agency. This story felt rushed and left me with questions. To top it off the mating usually gets a bit of discussion with the mate, but there wasn’t too much of that going on. The story had quite a bit of action and danger in it plus some hot sexy times.

I found a few issues in the story but not enough to take away from the story. I enjoyed it and will see what the next story has going on.

Escaping Christmas by Lynn Hagen

Title: Escaping Christmas

Series: Brac Village 21

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, MĂ©nage

Length: Novella (108 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (December 4, 2017)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 4 Hearts

Blurb: Christmas isn’t always a joyous time of year. Not according to Robbie. After suffering a devastating loss a few years ago, he wants nothing to do with the holiday. Too bad he can’t simply escape Christmas, but fate has other plans.

Abner loves everything about Christmas, but his excitement is hampered by Robbie’s sour mood. He’s at his wits’ end on how to cheer Robbie up—until they’re splashed by freezing water while trying to cross the street. Abner is livid, ready to tell the driver off. Instead, he stares at the second most gorgeous man he’s ever met.

Malachi ran into town for errands, unknowingly heading right toward his mates. He’s baffled that Robbie and Abner have been together for weeks, and Abner is clueless about mates. When a rogue terrorizes the town and a deer starts stalking Robbie, it’s up to Malachi to set the holiday right and show his men that sometimes three is better than two.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-7905

Product Link: Siren-Book Strand | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. This particular story is connected to the Brac Pack, Zeus Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Generation, and Demon Warriors. To enjoy this to get the full impact I would suggest starting with the Brac Pack series first.

Three mates in an action packed story is what you get to enjoy. Malachi is a panther shifter, Abner is a human and Robbie is an impala. Mix that in with Christmas and a magic reindeer and watch out for some fun times. Robbie and Abner are the first to meet but Robbie has kept the fact that he is a shifter from Abner. So imagine Abner’s surprise when they meet Malachi and finds out that humans are not as alone as he thought.

However a few problems are in store for them. For one Robbie hates Christmas with a passion, talk about a scrooge. Then there is the fact that a rogue shifter is out there, well they are going to need that reindeer’s help to make Christmas perfect.

The rogue shifter was not truly explained on why they couldn’t get their hands on him and how he escapes them. Where this story was pretty cool it just didn’t have the impact that I would have expected from it. It felt rushed and was missing some good parts to it. The reindeer was a funny character he wasn’t truly as outstanding that I have found in other stories. The whole story just lacked as much excitement that I would have wanted to see.

Other than those few issues with the story I did enjoy reading it quite a bit.

No Rules Required by Lynn Hagen

Title: No Rules Required

Series: Brac Village 30

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (78pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (March 11, 2019)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 4 Hearts

Blurb: Desperate to get out of a bad situation, Corey flees the city only to find himself in some small town. Brac Village is a hidden gem, an oasis for Corey to figure out his next move. Or so he thought. For two days he slept in his car, unable to find a place to rent, until luck strikes and he overhears some guy whining about needing a roommate. Corey feels as if his life is finally turning around, until he meets his roommate’s uncle. Lord help him.

Jake has been given an undercover assignment from his boss back in Chicago. Find the partner of the dirty cop and take him down. Everyone on the Brac Village police force is a suspect, and Jake is determined to catch the killer. What he hadn’t expected was to find his mate. But Corey’s not easy to pin down, not when he’s hiding secrets about a past he’s running from.

ISBN: 9781642436921

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. This particular story is connected to the Brac Pack, Zeus Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Generation, and Demon Warriors. To enjoy this to get the full impact I would suggest starting with the Brac Pack series first.

Corey flees an abusive situation and ends up in Brac Village. However he seems to only have bad luck. He can’t find a place to stay for one. That is until he overhears someone who needs a new roommate. Things might just be looking up especially when he even lands a job.

Jake has been assigned to find the man who killed an innocent. He joins the police department in Brac Village and has the luck of finding an apartment right across from his nephew and his mate. He knows that one of the killers had been a cop that had been killed not too long ago, but to him everyone at the station might just be the other killer. He must protect his mate and in comes the surprises with this one.

I enjoyed the humor mixed in with the seriousness of the story. The characters are quite enjoyable and sweet, or at least Corey is. Jake is a bit like the cop down the street, hard headed and strong. I like that the story is full of action, excitement and entertaining. However it felt rushed which has been a pattern with the last few books by this author that I have been reading.

Other than my issues with the story it was an enjoyable read it and I look forward to the next book.

Escaping Christmas by Lynn Hagen

Title: Escaping Christmas

Series: Brac Village 21

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, MĂ©nage

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (December 4, 2017)

Length: Novella (108 Pages)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 5 Hearts

Blurb: Christmas isn’t always a joyous time of year. Not according to Robbie. After suffering a devastating loss a few years ago, he wants nothing to do with the holiday. Too bad he can’t simply escape Christmas, but fate has other plans.

Abner loves everything about Christmas, but his excitement is hampered by Robbie’s sour mood. He’s at his wits’ end on how to cheer Robbie up—until they’re splashed by freezing water while trying to cross the street. Abner is livid, ready to tell the driver off. Instead, he stares at the second most gorgeous man he’s ever met.

Malachi ran into town for errands, unknowingly heading right toward his mates. He’s baffled that Robbie and Abner have been together for weeks, and Abner is clueless about mates. When a rogue terrorizes the town and a deer starts stalking Robbie, it’s up to Malachi to set the holiday right and show his men that sometimes three is better than two.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-790-8

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. However with this series, I would start reading Brac Pack first. It will lead you into Christian’s Coven, Zeus’s Pack, Demon Warriors and so forth. This is one action packed adventure.

Robbie and Abner have been mated just a few weeks, however Robbie has been hiding a secret from Abner, or so he thinks. He is an impala shifter. It is almost Christmas time, but to Robbie that is one day away from hell. Abner however loves the holiday and whats more he loves Robbie. He is a human living in a paranormal world, although he only thinks bear shifters exist. His eyes are about to be open to a lot more, especially when Malachi shows up.

Malachi is a panther shifter and he has found his mates, two of them, who would have thought. Although it was not the best of meeting them since he drenched them with muddy water. Things are going to get crazy, especially since a deer is stalking Robbie and there is a rogue on the loose.

As always Lynn has done an amazing job with this story. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. Although Kota will be begging Blair’s forgiveness. As always this is a world I would love to live in. Sexy men who turn into shifters, crazy mates, danger and excitement and hot sex is just a bit of what you get with this story. I had a blast reading it and can not wait to get my hands on the next book.

Finding Strength by Lynn Hagen

Title: Finding Strength

Series: Brac Village 24

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (96 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (January 8, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: After someone breaks into Barrington Manor, Gary and his grandmother go to the police, but it’s a move Gary soon regrets. There are secrets within those mansion walls, secrets that could end Gary’s life if exposed. But Gary is tired of being so isolated, so alone, that he takes that risk, and finds a handsome detective who is willing to help. Unfortunately, that help comes at a price. But Gary is infatuated with Detective Richard Cohen and risks everything to be with him again.

When Richard’s superior betrays him, he makes a career change and settles in Brac Village. He’s content with his life, until he meets Gary. His mate. When he decides to get involved and takes on Gary’s case, he knows something is going on at Barrington Manor, and Richard is determined to find out its secrets, even if that means breaking into the mansion himself to save Gary’s life.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-884-4

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. With this story I would actually start with the Brac Pack series. There are many series that are branched off from it.

Lynn Hagen was one of the first authors of m/m romance that I have read. Her stories evolve around shifters who are the alpha types with mates that always call to them. They will do everything in their power to protect those around them, but will be taken down at the knees by their little mates. Her stories have an energy to them that always seems to lighten a person’s day. The are entertaining, funny as hell, exciting with a bit of danger to them and the sex is mega hot.

Gary lives with his grandmother when his mother passed away. He had a lot of secrets that he held, but the worst was his deadly father hidden in the attic. When someone tried to break in to their home, Gary and his grandmother go to the police for help. A sexy detective is not what he had expected.

Richard had once been working for the government who was going after Manny and his brothers. Now that his superior was the one behind it all, he has left that side of life behind. Working for the police department in Brac Village was something new. So when his mate walks in with a story of robbery he decides to help. It leads him to many more dangerous creatures then himself. And many more surprises.

I have a blast reading these stories and that hasn’t changed. The connection that is seen with the characters is always a nice surprise, for instance’s Mavericks feelings for the old lady was a nice one. Although you never really do find out why that is.

I enjoyed the story quite a bit and can’t wait to get my hands on the next story.

Paine's Pleasure by Lynn Hagen

lh-lh-bv-painespleasure3150121_0338Title: Paine’s Pleasure
Series: Brac Village, #18
Author: Lynn Hagen
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifter
Length: Novella (137 Pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing (February 2, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Dylan Walsh is happy when his uncle inherits a large Victorian home nestled in the woods. But all is not what it seems in Brac Village. Especially when he meets Paine Avery. Dylan thinks the man is sexy, charming, and nuttier than a bed bug. Paine swears he can shift into a cheetah. Dylan thinks the man needs to get back on his meds. That is, until he sees Paine shift.

Paine Avery is used to his bachelor life. When he discovers that Dylan is his mate, he isn’t sure he’s ready to settle down. But Paine takes the plunge and decides to give mating a try. Too bad, there’s a mysterious shifter lurking in the woods behind Dylan’s home who will stop at nothing to get his hands on Dylan’s younger brother.

As Paine tries his best to protect the family, he finds himself falling hard and fast for the human who has stolen his heart.

ISBN: 978-1-63258-803-6

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/paines-pleasure

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is book eighteen in the Brac Village series and they need to be read in order. Each book gives you a new romantic couple to fall in love with, but they are intertwined in the earlier books. To truly figure out who everyone is you need to start with Brac Pack first. It is also mixed in with Demon Warriors, Zeus Pack, Christian’s Coven, and a few others. All of the characters are found in most of those books. I don’t think that there is anything better than a good paranormal romance, unless it is one that involves two gorgeous men who are finding themselves and their mates. I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more by Lynn.

There is something about the way that Lynn tells a story that will not only draw you in and keep your attention the whole time, but it will more than likely have you laughing your ass off. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. They will protect their mates with their entire lives. I had a blast reading this story.

Dylan’s father passed away over five years ago. It had left him and his little brother living with their uncle. When his uncle inherited a sweet house in Brac Village, he was extremely overjoyed. It even had a nice big back yard. He meets Paine, when Paine came over to greet them and welcome them to town. His little brother keeps saying that Paine is a big cat, but Omar is known to have a great imagination.

Paine has found his mate, but he wished that he had met him in human form instead of his cheetah form. So he knew he had to go greet them all and was quite surprised when Omar knows right off the bat that he is the nice kitty from the woods. Things get a bit complicated when the home they owned was in fact used to kill others.

Dylan and his family were tricked into coming there by another uncle bent on experimenting on Omar for his special gifts. He will do everything in his powers to keep his mate and new family safe. Now all he has to do is to get Dylan used to the paranormal world he has come to live in.

I absolutely love this book almost as much as I have loved the other’s in this series. I can’t wait to read the next story. When Lynn puts out a book, I am usually there to eat them up. They do have a bit of a serious tone to them but there is a lot of humor in them that I love. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book. I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying and loving but mainly laughing your ass off.

What is better than a gorgeous man who is mated to a shape shifter, hot sex, a cute kid with a special ability to see what everyone in their true form is, demons, excitement, suspense, lots of action and danger? I would recommend reading it, trust me you will love these men and their families.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

A Christmas to Remember by Lynn Hagen

23257581Title: A Christmas to Remember
Series: Brac Village, #17
Author: Lynn Hagen
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter/ Vampires
Length: Novella (47K)
Publisher: Siren Publishing (December 15th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb: The holidays are supposed to bring festive feelings but Ray is ready to toss the eggnog and mistletoe out the door—along with Lorenzo, the handsome and tenebrous construction worker who fascinates and frustrates Ray in equal measures. But when Ray discovers a world he never knew existed and is pulled into the conflict, he finds there is more to his grandmother than meets the eye. And what she confesses to him leaves Ray reeling.

Ten years ago, Lorenzo left Brac Village to deal with something that changed his life forever. Angry, confused, and filled with bitterness, he is approached by the Ultionem to join a battle that may very well end his life. But when he discovers his mate, Lorenzo is torn between his duty and the one man who engulfs his soul with flames of deep hunger.

As the Christmas celebration draws closer, Lorenzo is left with a decision to save either his mate or walk away forever.

ISBN: 978-1-63258-610-0

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/a-christmas-to-remember

Reviewer: Lisa
 
Review: This is part of the Brac Village series and they need to be read in order. Each story focuses on a new romancing couple. I have always loved Lynn’s books they always give me what I usually need. They give me a world that I could lose myself into. I have always loved paranormal stories but when you put it into a romance with two gorgeous men then I am pretty much sold. Most of the time they are full of humor but every once in a while you get one that has a little more serious tones to it. I had a blast reading this story and can’t wait to read it more than once.

Ray owned the coffee shop in Brac Village but was totally clueless when it came to the paranormal’s around him. He had the hots for this one very sexy man who comes in for coffee, but he can’t seem to get his tongue to work. That is until he spilt coffee on him, and then things got a lot of hotter.
Lorenzo has found his mate, but there are things holding him back. He is blood bound and can’t get out of it. He is to find hunters and kill them. If he doesn’t it then his own blood will kill him. Now he has a mate and things are just getting dicer. For it would seem Ray is more than just human, too bad no one told Ray about it.

I loved the twist and turns to this story. It caught my attention and kept it all the way to the end. This story was a little better than the others were because Ray didn’t go down so easy with Lorenzo. He didn’t just fall in love and have sex. There were difficulties and even fights about things. It just came off a bit better than the others. Which is saying something because I have loved this series and the ones that are intertwined with it.

Before reading this series you need to start with the Brac Pack series first. It does have several series that branch off but they all have the same goal in the end. You have the Brac Pack, Brac Village, Zeus’s Pack, Christians Coven, and Demon Warriors and so on. It is an amazing set of books but once you start reading them, you won’t be able to put them down.

I loved it and cannot wait to read the next one. If you love sexy men, dangerous situations and some twisted moves then this is the best series for you.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *