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The Stepbrother


By Alex Carreras

When Fletcher Crawford returns to his hometown of Sarasota, Florida from New York City, he feels like a total and complete failure. At his mother’s insistence, he applies and consequently gets a job at Ericson Industries as a managerial assistant/slave boy for a woman who seems to be out to get him for no apparent reason. The only perk of the job, besides the paycheck, is being able to work closely with his high school nemesis who also happens to be his high school crush … and future stepbrother. Of all the people his mother could marry, why did it have to be the father of Erik Ericson who grew up to be super successful, have the looks of a Greek god, and is basically running his father’s company while he is making wedding plans with Fletcher’s mother?

But one thing remained the same after all these years, Erik was still a dick… A dick Fletcher wouldn’t mind getting to know better.

Reader Advisory:  This book contains steamy sex scenes between two men with stellar bodies. Consider yourself warned.


Red-Hot Romance

27,341 words (78 pages)

mm, Anal Sex, Gay Sex

ISBN: 978-1-910899-09-0


The Stepbrother by Alex Carreras

“Come in,” Fletcher heard from the other side of the door. Doing what he was asked and closing the door behind him, Fletcher took a few tentative steps and stopped in the middle of the expansive office that was tastefully decorated with a streamlined modern flair. His back to Fletcher, Erik was dressed in a gray suit that showcased his lean but still muscular six-foot-one frame.

“Take a seat,” Erik said, gazing out the window onto the small park behind the building that was dedicated to the memory of Erik’s grandfather who started the company over sixty years ago.

Fletcher had chosen to eat his lunch on a vacant bench, there, yesterday, instead of facing the inquisitive stares and hushed whispers of the employee cafeteria. He hated being the center of attention, unlike the man he was staring at at the moment.

Selecting one of the two seats in front of Erik’s oversized mahogany desk—the only piece of furniture that appeared to be an antique in the room—he sat with perfect posture and waited, dropping his book bag onto the floor beside him.

“Did you have a good night—” Erik began as he turned around to face Fletcher. He stopped midsentence and an unexpected laugh escaped him. “At ease, Private,” he joked. “This isn’t a court-martial. I called you in here to help me out with a something of a delicate nature.”

Fletcher relaxed but only slightly, easing against the back of the chair. “Couldn’t you ask Miss Trible?”

A slow smile spread across his lips. He appeared seductive and downright sexy, his blue eyes breathtaking. Erik shook his head ever so slightly. “I believe you to be a much better candidate.”

“Okay,” Fletcher said, hesitating.

Fletcher watched, as Erik extracted a black velour bag no bigger than the size of his open hand from the top drawer of his desk. Walking around the desk, Erik tugged the silk rope-like cord of the bag open. “Do you mind standing?”

“No,” Fletcher said, almost in a daze. As he stood, he kicked his knapsack.

Erik noticed. “Haven’t seen one of those in a long time. Brings back memories.”

“I thought I would get a more appropriate briefcase after I get paid. You know how it is.” Fletcher attempted to explain his lack of funds,but he doubted that Erik ever felt the pinch of poverty. The man had never been poor a day in his gilded life.

“Mm,” he responded, focusing on the contents of the mysterious velvet bag. “I have something to share, but you have to promise that this will stay between us. If you can’t, I’ll have to ask you to leave and we will forget all about me asking you in here.”

“Is it a wedding gift?” His curiosity piqued, Erik attempted to peek in the bag, but Erik covered the opening.

“You have to promise me.” His voice was a throaty growl.

Swallowing away a lump of lust that had formed in his throat, Fletcher nodded before he even knew he was nodding. “Promise,” he croaked.

Erik’s face relaxed and his eyes glinted with mischief. “I bought this gift for a special friend, but I’m worried I got the wrong size. That’s where you come in.”

Professional Reviews (1)

5 Shooting STARS: Redz World Reviews

The Stepbrother by Alex Carreras isn’t as taboo as the title would suggest. The parents in this book are about to get married so they are not technically even remotely related yet. So this is more of a story of Fletcher a young man who has always envied Eric’s good looks, money, and ease that he has with people. He also has had a crush on him since high school. Eric is the classic golden boy. Good at sports, good looking , can have anyone he wants. Money power and young. Eric needs Fletcher as much as Fletcher needs Eric. One job interview shows them both that they are best off together. Eric does come off as arrogant at first but as we peel back his layers we see he really is just like Fletcher, soft hearted, and totally obsessed with the other man. But when obsession catches fire will they both be burned? I loved the connection and the real feel I got for both men in this book. I really was kind of glad it is not a true step brother romance it is more a case of the one that got away you getting a second chance at your first love kind of thing. Really well done and thought out. For a fun but hot read this book is a great fast paced book. I highly recommend.

Review by Redz Redz World Reviews


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