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Cyrus

Men of Steel, Book 2
By: MJ Fields
Series: Men of Steel, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
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Summary

Cyrus is the oldest of the Steel brothers. Strong, independent, and damaged by love. He likes his life just the way it is. Or so he thinks. When he meets beautiful and sexy Tara, he is smitten immediately. He begins to persue her for a good time, but as he discovers Tara's situation, his alpha male protective instinct kicks into overdrive. Tara is child of the foster care system that can't remember ever being loved and feeling safe. She is being mistreated, tricked, and exploited by her boyfriend, Tony, a man who just wishes to possess and use her. Cyrus saves Tara from Tony and the riffraff he is involved with, giving her asylum at his home as he generously works things out for her. But as they spend more time together Cyrus' barrier and his three-times-only-with-no-strings-Rule disintegrates. But Cyrus had hurt and disillusioned. He does not like being vulnerable, feeling things that he wants to hold on to; he retaliates and takes the easy road back to status quo. Will Cyrus realize that he has a great thing, and that this love will not hurt him again in time to win her back? Or will he lose her forever?

©2013 MJ Fields (P)2015 MJ Fields

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Brilliant

I did a lot of crying at this book. Tara went through some crap and Cyrus put her through some crap, he got me so mad, but alls well in the end

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  • J and M
  • 29-11-16

Thought Provoking and very real

Wow. This book wasn't as light and humorous like the rest. And, Frankly, hit close to home. I have some very close family members who were put in foster care after the death of a parent who was the bread winner, and then the grandparent who stepped in to help. In the midst of a huge extended family of aunts and uncles, no one stepped in. One of the oldest girls who was on her own eventually was able to get a couple of her younger siblings after a few years. But, the psychological damage of being ripped from family is so real. The stories of fear and helplessness they rarely ever speak of, about being safe in a large family one day and thrown into chaos while trying to deal with the sudden deaths of a parent and then a grandparent are heartbreaking. One simply stopped eating and talking, and had to be re-assigned to a home with at least one sibling. The bouncing around to different homes where they never knew what to expect. The walls that now never seem to be able to be breached even with their own children. They aren't always visible until something happens and they simply shut down emotionally. The more devastating the event, the less emotionally attached they become. And, the breaches in family that never quite close is all too familiar. Their clear disdain for their aunts and uncles, some of whom were actually nasty to them, blaming the children for causing the heart attack and illness of their parent and grandparent is evident. But, then their humanity also shows when being sought out as adults often for their help from these same family members in their older age when their own children failed to take care of them. And, the strength and resilience they had to make something from nothing. Most of them did quite well for themselves and ended up taking care of the very people who'd turned their backs on them with more care and grace than I think I could have. I grew up knowing all of these people and always wondered but never asked, how could you not do something when you had so much and they were losing everything? I have seen their own kids ask of these aunts and uncles ask, because their cousins were suddenly taken from them, but I've never heard an answer. In some instances they were going to school with their cousins, yet were on the outside of the family looking in. When I ask them, how they can be so gracious to people who didn't even bother to show you kindness or acknowledge you, they say it's the right thing to do. And, they all say, "We forgive, but we don't forget."
Anyway, this was definitely a romance, but for me, this story is largely about the mental anguish that kids go through when security and loved ones are ripped from them suddenly, and they have to somehow survive on the kindness of strangers. And, yet, it's so very well done. M.J. Fields doesn't make it so heavy and so difficult that it's hard to listen to or read. It wasn't too difficult and I actually couldn't put it down. I saw too many similarities. Different circumstances, but close enough. I'm not sure how it would effect someone who maybe isn't familiar with or know anyone in the system. I wasn't around then, so only hear stories of my family members. But, I have in-laws that take in foster kids and have spent decades making sure their birthdays were remembered, they received gifts on Christmas, they had photo albums full of pictures of themselves, or they got to do something as simple as seeing The Nutcracker. They go without so much that so many of us take for granted. Needless to say, I was very touched by this book and felt like M.J. Fields did and excellent job of portraying one girls story without it being over the top bad, but just the reality of what they go through no matter how good a foster family may be. And, especially at turning 18 and having to worry about not having a home or food, and having to try and figure out if they can even take care of themselves long enough to graduate from high school if their foster family won't support them now that the state has stopped paying for them. It is a very real thing these kids must face.

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  • Peggy Barton
  • 04-06-15

Very good

Must read tough guys can me sexy a romantic! I gave it a 5 the only thing that bothered me was when Tara spoke Cyrus's voice was different. I would read again.

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  • Sonia N. Choto
  • 16-05-20

10 Stars ⭐️

This series just gets better and better!!
I fell in love again ❤️♥️. The Steel Brothers are all hot and sexy Alpha males, with a good heart.
Beautiful and emotionally neglected Tara aka Birdie is miraculously saved in so many ways by Cyrus (I love his name) He is the oldest of the Steel brothers. Omg he is also a sweetly, especially with Tara.
This storyline is loaded with surprises and with healing and comfort. Especially romance and steamy love scenes 🔥❤️
This like the previous story is so well written and with great characters.
I can’t wait to keep listening to this amazing Author books 📚

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-04-20

Favorite Brother

Loved this book. Cyrus is my favorite brother. He's protective, strong, and broken. Tara was so alone, taken advantage of, and broken. Their story was so beautiful, somewhat painful, but captivating. It is great to follow all the characters through this book/series. Looking forward to the next one.

Tobias Ezra Queen and Lauren Sweet are excellent narrators. I love the voice of both and they both are great performers.

*I listened to this audiobook through the Audible Escape program.

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  • Sheree F. Smith
  • 14-04-20

Men of Steel series

It’s one of the best series I have ever read. Love it!
Plan to follow and read more of their books.

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  • Christine Stalker
  • 02-04-20

Love this story


Love Cyrus and Tara's story. A must read. Love this series. Can not wait to see what's next. Great series.

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  • Kirsten Caskey
  • 30-03-20

Amazing story. Terrible voice.

This book is amazing I’ve read it several times. The audiobook however is disappointing. The guys voice sounds like a movie trailer voice and it’s hard to keep focused.

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  • Coriesu
  • 03-01-20

Know what you’re getting into

To be honest, I didn’t get very far into this book. The “hero” got himself a three-way practically on page one. Well, maybe not page one, because he sat around with his brothers first, talking about the girl they all tapped. She was just a conquest. Apparently, three way was his thing, because he did it again in chapter two. More conquest. You know, cuz he’s a guy and that’s what guys do, right?

So, my main problem with the guys’ behavior is the attitude toward all the many women they had sex with. Usable. Disposable. Now I’ll go beat on my chest and declare how virile and amazing I am. *sigh. If you’ve ever known a narcissist, you’d know they are no heroes. Someone like that does not become a protector, unless he also feels like the owner.

The heroine’s background is laid out right at the start, and it is equally unbelievable. She’s been in the foster system, going to public school, since age five, and she is written as so innocent she doesn’t know what sex is. Seriously? She does absolutely whatever Tony tells her to because she’s just so sweet and trusting and doesn’t understand what’s going on? I don’t buy it.

Douchebag guy + brain dead girl = an unbelievable premise glossed over with sex. There are too many good books out there to waste time with this one.

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  • A. Solomon
  • 23-12-19

Cyrus and Tara

Cyrus met his match in his birdie as he calls tara it takes her a while to trust cyrus you will see as you listen but they also get their happy ending after going through stuff...... Narration was very good

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  • Heidianne
  • 29-07-19

Cyrus & Tara

There were a few triggers at the begining, but ultimately it was a sweet romance. Cyrus was so easygoing with Tara and let down his badass self to be around her. Tony was a serious douchbag. I wish he had gotten a gross and violent death. I also liked that Cyrus didn't wait for forever to get her back.