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Liam McMillian sat at the large kitchen table surrounded by his brothers Sam and Conner and their mates. Since joining the wolf pack in New Orleans, his life had changed drastically and things were finally starting to look up for all the McMillian brothers. Conner had found his mate, one of the pack members, Montana York. Sam was whole, healthy, and content with his mate, a vampire named Charles Montgomery. And the youngest McMillian, Kevin, had officially mated with the pack doctor, Stephen Pollis.
As he looked around, it dawned on him that he was the only one without a mate. He felt no bitterness or jealousy. Instead he was happy that they were finally free of their abusive father and their old tiger streak. His childhood wasn’t rainbows and lollipops, but for the first time in years, the future was bright. The conversation around him ceased, and Liam looked up, watching as Kevin and his new mate, Stephen, strode into the kitchen. Catcalls and whistles rang out, and Liam joined as Kevin took a little bow.
“We were going to send a search party if you two hadn’t showed up,” Conner said.
“Sam’s been here since breakfast, waiting around impatiently.” Liam lightly punched Sam in the shoulder.
The oldest McMillian lived with his mate near the pack-owned club, Silver Bullet. Since Kevin had been ill and unconscious, Sam had been making the drive daily to check on him. It was nice that the four of them could spend time together and get to know one another as adults. The last time they were all together, Sam had been a teenager.
“It looks like we showed up at the right time. I need some food before Stephen locks me in the room again,” Kevin said, and Liam laughed at the sexual innuendo.
Kevin gave his mate a kiss before sauntering over to the table and sitting down. The smile on his face said all that Liam needed to know. Stephen was obviously treating his brother right.
“We’re heading to the Silver Bullet tonight. Do you guys want to join us?” Liam asked Kevin when Stephen joined them with a plate of food.
He’d only been to the club once. The first and only time was to find Sam—which didn’t go well. This time, he wanted to let loose and have a few drinks, maybe even find a willing partner to dance with. From what he’d seen, the Silver Bullet was a haven for any gay man. The club had it all.
“Are you working tonight, Sam?” Kevin asked as he picked up his fork and took a bite.
“Yeah, for a little bit.” Sam nodded. “We’re actually looking for new people to hire. I’m sitting in on the interviews with Gideon and Sean.”
That bit of news took Liam by surprise. He’d been feeling like a freeloader since being accepted into the pack. Getting one of the coveted positions would change everything. He wanted to show the Alpha and the other pack members that the McMillian brothers belonged and were worthy of being called “pack.”
“It was fine working three days in a row and sleeping above the club before I met Conner, but now”—Montana shook his head—“I want to be at home in my own bed with my man.”
“I could work at the club with you,” Conner suggested.
Montana laughed. “Yeah right, we wouldn’t get any work done.” The wolf smirked, and Conner grinned wickedly.
“I was thinking about applying. I didn’t realize that the interviews were scheduled for tonight. Is it too late?” Liam finally asked.
“No, we’d be glad to have you. I need another man behind the bar,” Sam said, and Liam wasn’t sure that was actually a good idea.
He didn’t know anything about bartending. Hell, he’d never had a “real” job since he wasn’t allowed to leave the family compound. He’d only ever done little odd jobs around the property for his father.
“I don’t have any experience. I just thought I could help clean up or something.” Liam looked around, hoping the other men at the table wouldn’t think he was a complete idiot. He knew his brothers wouldn’t judge him, but he didn’t know the other men that well.
“I need to get a job, too,” Kevin added, and Liam was relieved he wasn’t alone. “I’m as screwed as Liam. We’ve never…” He stopped suddenly, and Liam knew what the rest of that sentence was supposed to be. We’ve never had a job before.
“What are you waiting for? Shouldn’t you get undressed?” Liam asked as he climbed onto the bed.
He lay down in the middle, gloriously naked, waiting for Oscar. When he raised a brow, Oscar started moving, removing his T-shirt and jeans.
Once he was naked, Oscar made his way to the bed. He climbed on and moved a little closer. Lying on his side, he faced Liam, and the two men took a couple of minutes just looking at each other. He reached out his left hand and gently touched Liam’s chest, using only his fingertips. The tiger let out a little purr, giving Oscar the permission he needed to explore a little more.
Moving his body closer, Oscar pulled his True Match into his arms. It felt so good to finally have the tiger next to him. He’d stayed away for far too long, trying to figure out what to do, when in reality, he should’ve been by Liam’s side. Leaning down, he kissed Liam’s lips, slowly pushing his tongue into the man’s mouth. Liam welcomed him, kissing him back.
Oscar dove in, sucking on his tongue. Slow down, slow down, slow down. He chanted the words inside his mind, but his body didn’t want to cooperate. His hands wandered down the tiger’s back, to the man’s firm ass. He squeezed his cheeks, pulling Liam impossibly closer so that he could feel the man’s skin against his own. Liam was rock hard. He moved his hips, grinding his cock against Oscar’s abdomen.
Turning Liam onto his back, Oscar paused and waited to see if his new lover would react badly with him on top. When the tiger continued to pump his hips, Oscar grinned. He placed kisses down the man’s neck and chest until he reached Liam’s nipples. Oscar circled his tongue around the small disc, sucking gently and teasing it to a peak. In response, Liam moaned and grabbed a handful of Oscar’s hair. It felt good. His True Match’s reactions were exciting him. He trailed his tongue to the other nipple and gave it the same attention. Oscar licked and sucked until Liam growled.
He moved lower, swirling his tongue and placing little love bites down Liam’s ribs and around his perfectly outlined abs. His man was beyond sexy. Even in his wildest dreams, Oscar wouldn’t have been able to picture someone like Liam.
Oscar rubbed his nose in Liam’s pubic hairs, inhaling the strong male scent that he could so easily become addicted to. Liam spread his legs wider, pushing at Oscar’s shoulders, encouraging him to suck his cock. Oscar smiled, feeling empowered. He stared at the man’s hanging sac, slowly licking his way up.
His tongue followed the large vein to the head before sucking it into his mouth. Liam’s hips jerked up, and he tightened his hold in Oscar’s hair.
“Oh, God…yeah,” Liam moaned.
Oscar wrapped his lips around Liam’s crown and sucked his cheeks in, trying to pull Liam’s spunk from his cock. Bobbing his head up and down, Oscar listened as Liam moaned, groaned, and made sexy little noises.
“Here…” Liam panted, and Oscar glanced up, taking his focus from his tasty treat. Liam held a bottle of lube with a huge smile on his face. “Get me ready. I want your cock.”
Oscar took the plastic container and flicked open the lid. He poured a generous amount onto his fingers before running the wet digits over Liam’s puckered hole, rimming it. In a surprising move, Liam pushed down, forcing Oscar to breach him.
“Slow down,” Oscar murmured, taking his mouth off the hard shaft in his mouth.
“No, I want you. I don’t want to wait.” Liam moaned as Oscar twisted his finger until he found the man’s gland.
The moan turned into a shout as he ran his finger over it.
“Jesus! Right there. Do it again,” he ordered, and Oscar found himself obeying the man’s orders, stroking his gland.
He added another finger into the tight heat, fucking his True Match’s ass. Liam rocked up and down. Oscar sucked the head of Liam’s cock back into his mouth as he added a third digit, stretching Liam’s ass.
“Oh, fuck! I’m gonna…Oh, God! I’m coming, Oscar!” Liam’s seed burst into his mouth, shooting down Oscar’s throat, and he swallowed down every drop.
Licking his lips, Oscar placed a kiss on the crown of Liam’s cock before grabbing the lube. He coated his hard shaft and tossed the bottle aside.
“Are you ready for me?” he asked the tiger, feeling uncertain for a moment. He didn’t want to put Liam in a position he wasn’t comfortable with.
Liam lifted his legs, holding his thighs. “Yes. I want you to claim me.”