Author: M.J. Fields
Series: Men of Steel #2
I know who I am. I’m Cyrus Steel, son, brother, uncle, friend to people I choose to bring into my life.
I could fuck up anyone I want.
I know the devastation I can and have caused.
I can’t change the past, but I have chosen how to live now.
I like to fuck, and I will do a chick better than she’s ever been done. Hard and wild. No more than three hook ups. No expectations, no one gets hurt. As long as she agrees …it’s on.
One of my favorite tattoo’s bridges the V, and it says Truth.
A constant reminder of who I was and who I am now.
I wasn’t sure I knew how or even if I should tell him there was no one who loved me. Tony was the last person to say those words to me and he hadn’t meant it. He just wanted to use me.
That’s what this beautiful man underneath me, showed me today. He hadn’t used me, he didn’t even know me. But he thought I was beautiful, and he was nice to me. Tony was wrong about him, and even though I never want to see him again, I wish I could tell him just how wrong he was.
Can truth be altered? Can truth be seen when walls are built for protection, for self preservation? Will self doubt and years of pain cloud two hearts from finding their truth?
Another awesome Men of Steel novel! This series has already hooked me and I’m dreading the day I run out of Steel brothers to read about. This is Cyrus and Tara’s story. We first met Tara in Jase and Carly: Summer Lovin’ when she showed up to get some piercings from Jase. Eventually, after a little misunderstanding, Tara and Carly become friends. Tara’s first run-in with Cyrus doesn’t go very well when her jealous boyfriend Tony comes tearing into the picture. Both products of less than ideal pasts and plagued by loss, Cyrus and Tara are a pair of shattered hearts that will either heal each other or cause complete and total destruction.
“…death wasn’t alright. It took a part of us, a part we treasure, a part we love.”
Tara is a great character and very different from her friend, Carly. Broken down by her past, she doesn’t know what it means to be loved by someone and she finds herself stuck in a bad relationship where she has no power and no control. Tara’s character was complicated and the emotions that bubbled inside her pretty head were intense. I loved the dichotomy of her personality. She was damaged and shutdown yet she exuded warmth and kindness towards others. Tara clings to the hope that there is something more out there for her and as she finally starts to fight for it, you can’t help but want to be in her corner.
“I knew because as hard as life had been, there are moments. Little things in some people’s eyes, be it a movie, a song, a talk with a child. Moments that change us forever.”
Cyrus is just as delicious as Jase. M.J. Fields really knows what she’s doing with these Steel men! He likes to play it loose and wild until Tara steps onto the scene. The side of Cyrus we see with Tara around made me swoon. He is desperate to save her. With Tara his protective nature is unleashed and I would not want to get in his way! Determined to keep Tara at arm’s length, Cyrus commits himself to helping her start over, throwing them closer together. The attraction between these two is electric and watching them try to resist temptation is absolutely thrilling.
“There’s the pull, like when you’re not even in the same room I feel you. I’m across the world and I feel you, Tara. When we’re in the same room staying away from you is like trying to contain lightning. It’s impossible.”
There is plenty of Jase and Carly in this story, as well as all the other Steel brothers. Since their lives are so intertwined and they seem like such a strong unit, I’m always excited to get a glimpse of the rest of this crazy crew. Emotions run high in this book as Cyrus and Tara are forced to face their pasts and struggle to see if they have a future. In true M.J. Fields fashion, Cyrus and Tara’s story was a fun and emotional journey. This book was filled with moments of laughter, frustration, joy, devastation and some very steamy moments of lust. Cyrus is a wonderful addition to the Men of Steel series.
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Check out the rest of the Men of Steel Series:
Forever Steel (Men of Steel #0.5)
Jase (Men of Steel #1)
Jase and Carly: Summer Lovin’ (Men of Steel #1.5)
Zandor (Men of Steel #3)
Xavier (Men of Steel #4)
Forever Family (Men of Steel #4.5)
Family (Men of Steel #4.6)
Raising Steel (Men of Steel #4.7)
Steel Couples (Men of Steel #5)
The Men of Steel Anthology