A Little Aussie loving wEBSITE OF eROTIC FICTION AUTHOR tONI GRIFFIN
BLURB: Who would have thought a waxing could lead to happily ever after. Not Ashley Neilson that was for sure. Ashley Neilson was in pain, he was sticky in all the wrong places and all he wanted was a shower. So, of course it stands to reason that he would run smack bang into Mr. Tall, Dark, and Crazy. Who is this man and why does he keep talking about them being friends?
Vaughan Jacobs doesn’t understand why Ashley knows nothing about the mate bond. They’re both shifters, right? Vaughan can smell it, but as he gets to know the man fated to be his, secrets buried deep in the past manage to find their way to the surface.
“I really don’t know about this,” Ashley Neilson said to his best friend
in the entire world. He looked over at Kieran Moss and watched as he
pulled the handbrake and turned off the car. The wicked grin his friend
bestowed upon him made him even more nervous. He could feel the
butterflies in his stomach doing cartwheels and dive-bombs and if Ashley
wasn’t careful he thought he might actually throw up.
“It’s going to be fine, Ashley. Just think about the end result, not how
you have to get there. I’ve been getting them for months now and it
That thought really wasn’t very comforting. He loved Kieran to death, but he did not want to think about that.
“Ew, K, just ew.” Kieran’s laugh was almost manacle and Ashley thought his friend was enjoying this entirely too much.
“Get out of the car, Ashley.”
Ashley shook his head. Not wanting to move at all. He watched with mild
trepidation as Kieran exited the car and walked around to his side.
Ashley didn’t bother trying to lock the door, his friend had the keys
and could easily unlock it again.
Kieran opened the door and looked down at him. “Either you get out of
the car by yourself or I drag you out of there. Which is it going to
be?” He jutted a hip and raised an eyebrow as he stood there waiting for
Ashley to make up his mind.
“I really hate you right now.” Ashley knew it was hopeless to argue,
Kieran would drag him out of the car. Even though he only stood an inch
taller than Ashley’s own five ten and didn’t have any bulging muscles
anywhere on his body, he was nonetheless stronger than Ashley.
Ashley had never been a fighter. He hated it when people fought and
often shrank back, wanting the situation to calm down enough so the
issue could be talked through. He’d been the voice of reason on the rare
occasion when arguments arose between his parents when he’d been
younger. Since Ashley had moved in with Kieran, the pair of them had yet
to have a real fight about anything.
“No you don’t, you love me.”
If Ashley was a more aggressive person he’d snot his friend right in the
nose for the smug look he currently sported. “Now move that sexy little
ass of yours or we’re going to be late.”
With much reluctance Ashley unclipped his seatbelt and exited the car.
He felt like he was heading to his death. He wondered absently if this
was what people on death row felt like, then dismissed his silly thought
immediately. How he could even compare the two situations was beyond
him. Although with the way he was feeling…
Before Ashley had a chance to centre his nerves or even take a deep
breath, Kieran had a hold of his hand and was dragging him down the
sidewalk to the day spa.
The bright airy atmosphere of the spa warred with Ashley’s thoughts and
feelings. Ashley zoned out completely, not paying attention as Kieran
spoke with the perky blonde sitting behind the counter. Instead Ashley
walked over and sat down heavily on the couch they had in the waiting
area. Concentrating on breathing, Ashley jumped when Kieran sat down
beside him and placed a hand on his thigh.
“Jesus, Ashley. Calm the hell down, will you? Everything is going to be
fine and you’ll be thanking me for this in the near future, just you
wait and see.”
“I’m trying but it’s not happening and I highly doubt that, asshole. How
in the world did I even let you talk me into this?” Ashley could barely
even remember the conversation from a couple of nights ago. Serves him
right he supposed for getting pissed in the first place. Ashley really
should know better by now than to agree to anything Kieran says when
they’d been drinking.
Kieran shot him another shit-eating grin. “‘Cause you love me and you know I’m right.”
“As if. On both counts.” There was no way Ashley was going to agree with
Kieran. He wouldn’t give his friend that kind of satisfaction at the
Just then Kieran looked up as the door leading to the back swung open
and two girls in a matching uniform to the one sitting behind the desk
“Gentleman, if you’d like to follow us please.”
Ashley swallowed the lump in his throat and Kieran pulled him to his
feet. They walked along behind the women until one of them broke away
slightly, pointing to a room on the left.
“Ashley Neilson, you’re in here with me. If you’d please strip and lay
face down on the bed I’ll be back in a moment and we can start.”
Ashley shot one last death glare at Kieran. His friend just cackled and
went into his own room, already stripping his shirt before the door was
closed. Taking one last deep breath to settle his nerves, Ashley walked
into the room and reluctantly started to remove his clothing.