This time, it’s a real bunny shifter and you know the saying about doing something like bunnies…
Oliver Biggerstaffer comes to Texas from Boston, looking for a job and a new life. He’s hoping the advertising firm he interviews for will hire him, and he can put his past where it belongs—behind him. No one will know who or what he is—a snake shifter.
Except he’s interviewed by Jagger Osterman, a bear shifter, and he meets a cute bunny shifter at the hotel where he’s staying. Oliver can’t hide his shifter status from them. And he doesn’t want to, once he meets them—especially the bunny, Peter Ruiz. It’s lust at first sight, but Oliver wants to take things slow as long as he’s staying at the hotel Peter’s working at.
Peter wants to get laid, and he wants to get laid now. The sexy snake shifter he’s attracted to has morals and ethics and things most of the guys Peter’s screwed around with before lack.
Oliver treats Peter like a person, not a body to have sex with, and if they can survive a series of weird accidents that might not be accidents after all, then Oliver and Peter just might have a happy ending all their own.
About the Author
A native Texan, Bailey spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn't happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey's brain demanding to be let out.
Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey's office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey's presence can result in what is known as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.
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Copyright © Bailey Bradford 2016. All Rights Reserved, Totally Entwined Group Limited, T/A Pride Publishing.
Oliver Biggerstaffer wiped the perspiration off his forehead. He’d just stepped out of the San Antonio Airport less than a minute ago, and he was already drenched in sweat. The heat and humidity combined were sheer hell. He only had himself to blame for being caught unprepared for the weather—had he bothered to check what it’d be like, he sure wouldn’t have worn a suit on the flight in from Boston.
If he hadn’t wanted to get away from Boston so badly, maybe he’d have paid attention to where he was going. Instead, excitement had taken over when he’d received a call from a well-known headhunter. Oliver had packed and bought a one-way ticket, trying to feel optimistic about the potential job. An advertising firm based in Abilene was branching out, and San Antonio would be their first big venture. His interview would be with Jagger Osterman, and from what Oliver had been able to dig up on the guy, he was rather intimidating.
Well, Oliver wasn’t easily spooked. In fact, he tended to be sly and devious when needed. It was business, and the advertising business in particular, could be quite cutthroat. Added to that was the fact that Oliver never liked to fail—and there went his brain, right back to Boston, his biggest failure ever.
Oliver shook his head and wiped his forehead again. He had his luggage, and if a taxi didn’t stop for him soon, he was afraid he was going to melt from the heat and end up a puddle on the pavement. Fortunately for Oliver, a driver did pull up in right under a minute. He quickly stowed his bags when the driver popped the trunk, not caring to wait for help, then Oliver got into the cab and sighed in relief.
“Not used to this Texas weather, huh?” the cabbie asked.
Talking was beyond Oliver just then. He managed a grunt as he closed his eyes and leaned his head back. Then he remembered he had to give the address for where he was going.
“Hotel Emma,” Oliver muttered. He opened one eye up and checked the meter. “I Google Mapped it, in case you need to know the shortest route.” He closed his eye again. There was no way would he let some cab driver rip him off. Not that all of them were crooked, but he’d had a few try to drive ‘the long way’ around.
“One of those,” he heard the cabbie grouse under his breath. “Hotel Emma it is.”
Oliver considered checking out the San Antonio scenery, but really, he just couldn’t dredge up the interest. Yes, he wanted—no, needed—the job he was interviewing for, but he had never considered living in the South, and certainly not in Texas, with rednecks and cowboy hats and those awful ball sac things hanging from the undercarriage of huge, jacked-up trucks.
Maybe he was stereotyping, but he’d seen pictures online and read plenty of stories about the Lone Star State, and Oliver wasn’t impressed.
And it’s hotter than Hell. Satan himself probably couldn’t stand the heat.
Oliver started to sneer and quickly suppressed the reaction. He wasn’t better than anyone else, not in Texas, not in Boston, not anywhere, and he’d do damned well to remember that. It’d been his ego and arrogance that had caused the trouble in Boston. He was smart. Smart enough to know he must learn from his mistakes, and that he did make mistakes in the first place.
And when he made them, they were colossal mistakes. No one could ever accuse him of doing anything half-assed.
Oliver was just beginning to feel like he wasn’t going to broil in his own skin when the taxi came to a stop and the driver said, “Here ya go, bud.”
Oliver bit back the urge to ask whether he was a flower bud, a beer, or some other type of bud. He knew the answer but detested the false friendliness. After checking the meter to make sure it was accurate, Oliver paid the cabbie and tipped him twenty percent. The man had done his job well and honestly. That was what mattered, not whether or not he called Oliver ‘bud’.
The Hotel Emma wasn’t the fanciest or most expensive hotel Oliver had ever stayed in, but it wasn’t a dump, not at all. In fact, he quite liked the look of it, and the history it held. Oliver had done his research on the hotel before choosing it to stay in. He would have preferred to book one of the suites, but those were reserved well in advance, and he understood why after having viewed them online. They were works of art as far as he was concerned. Very few hotels managed to pull that effect off, despite being very expensive.
His room would hopefully be delightful to stay in.
“May I help you with your luggage, sir?”
Oliver glanced away from the hotel—he’d been looking at the name of it, the design—and gave his attention to the valet. Pert was the first word that came to mind when he saw her. She smiled as if she truly enjoyed her job, and despite her uniform, she wasn’t sweating at all.
“Please.” Oliver internally winced at the thought of the tip he’d have to leave her. His funds were low, but he had a certain image to maintain—that of a confident, successful man rather than a desperate one fleeing a bad situation of his own making.
And that image included tipping well and seeming at ease when inside he was trying not to panic and fret over what would happen if he didn’t get this job.
Oliver checked in and was pleased with the efficient clerk. She was neither too friendly nor snobbish, and he appreciated people who could find that balance.
The interior of the hotel was aesthetically appealing and very well laid-out. A little of the tension he’d been carrying for the past two weeks eased off his shoulders. Everything will be okay. I’ll get this job. I’ll fix everything.
This was his new start, his chance at redemption, and Oliver wasn’t going to blow it.
Peter had to admit it—he had a weakness for uptight jerks. Every time he found a guy attractive and made a move or vice versa, he ended up being used for nothing more than sex. Did he learn from it? Nope. Not once.
As he eyed the tall, thin man with the weird accent—well, weird for Texas—Peter guessed the stranger was from one of those North-Eastern states along the Atlantic Ocean. Just hearing that strong accent made Peter’s dick perk up.
“Stop drooling,” Lucy said, but she was smirking at him and even her eyes lit up with her amusement. “Mr. Biggerstaffer is a customer. You can’t jump him and lick him like a lollipop!”
Peter’s mouth watered and he gulped, suddenly envisioning just such a thing—Mr. Biggerstaffer, nude, all that uptightness gone as he moaned and thrashed while Peter sucked his long, thick cock.
“Peter Ruiz, get that look off your face right now, mister,” Lucy teased as she waggled a finger at him. “Or at least go on break and take care of that.” She pointed to his erection, which was tenting his trousers. “Seriously, dude.”
Had it been anyone but Lucy, his BFFaEaE—Best Friend Forever and Ever and Ever, not to mention his cousin—Peter would have been embarrassed. However, Lucy had been born on the same day as him, and their moms were not just sisters but also best friends, so of course, Peter and Lucy were like twins. They even looked it, both with black hair, dark brown eyes and slight overbites. Both were an even five-feet tall, and a hundred and twenty-two pounds dripping wet. Peter would have loved to put on some weight, but his metabolism was set at warp speed.
“Go take a break,” Lucy urged, making a shooing motion at him. “I can smell your arousal and ick!”
Peter wiggled his nose at her, a trick they both had, but he left Lucy at the counter. He wouldn’t want to smell Lucy’s arousal, either… Well, he had, as close as they were and as much time as they spent together. Sometimes one of them did get laid, and that person tried to warn the other to stay away if the sex took place at their shared residence. A couple of years back, Lucy had texted him that she had a date she was bringing back to fuck.
Peter’s phone had been dead. When he’d entered their home, the scent of sex, and the sight of his cousin bouncing away on some random guy she’d never dated again, had seared Peter’s eyeballs. He tried not to think about it. The sex, and seeing his cousin naked, because both of those things were just wrong. Lucy was his sister, as far as Peter was concerned. Sex was something neither of them wanted from each other. As much as they shared, they never went into detail about that part of their lives.
Peter wasn’t a fuck-and-tell kind of guy, anyway. He scurried to the employee restroom and was relieved to find it empty. His conversation with Lucy was all but forgotten as he let himself picture Mr. Biggerstaffer again—and wonder if his last name was a declaration or just a name.
For his sake, Peter wanted it to be a declaration. He was, unabashedly, all about size. More girth than length, but either made him happy.
So long, and thick, but not too long. Thick, yeah. Real thick. Peter dashed into the nearest stall then locked the door. He didn’t bother with his belt or anything more than unzipping his pants so he could pull his cock out. Underwear was not something Peter bothered with. He licked his hand a few times, then bit back a moan as he began masturbating.
As usual, he’d barely started before he came. No more than a picture of Mr. Biggerstaffer’s face had him shooting on the third stroke.
Not that he was done, not at all. Peter’s cock didn’t grow soft after he came. It remained hard and the cum from his release slicked his shaft nicely, making the second orgasm even more intense, and his third almost caused him to pass out.
Peter had to wait a few minutes for the fourth one, but when it came, his knees gave out and he plopped down on the toilet, hard enough to jar him back to reality. He looked at his hand—at all the cum on it, on his pants, his shoes, the floor. “Well, crap.”
He froze, then sniffed the air. He was still alone, and he didn’t detect any fresh odors other than his own, so no one had come in while he’d been jerking off. There was the whole problem of him having made a mess, but Peter had a change of clothes stashed at work, because he did at times tend to get overexcited and have to masturbate. Never as much as he’d had to today, but Mr. Biggerstaffer just really did it for him, and anyway, Peter wasn’t unusual in his horniness. Everyone made jokes about people fucking like bunnies, but the same held true for hares.
If they only knew about hare shifters… Peter chuckled, then stood and began cleaning up his mess.