Draining the Plumber
The third book in the Working Hard. Loving Harder series is out now. Those of you following the series know that the stories examine the possibilities when you invite a sexy workman into your home? We are led to believe that they get lots of offers from bored housewives but what if their interests lie elsewhere? What if it happened to be the men of the household who made them adjust their tool belts?
In Draining the Plumber we meet Brian who works from home. When his next door neighbour Ann needs a minder to keep an eye on their plumber at short notice he rushes around to help in her hour of need. Not only does Jack the sexy plumber grab Brian’s interest, but he wastes no time in seducing the willing samaritan. As soon as the work is finished the two horny guys move next door to Brian’s house where the workman teaches his lover just how a plumber likes to be drained. This proves to be no one night stand either, and so an even hotter second date is arranged.
“Do we know each other?” he asked, tilting his head. “You look familiar, but I don’t know where I’ve seen you.”
“You and me both,” I replied, sipping at my coffee. “I don’t know that we’ve actually met, but I’ve definitely seen you someplace.”
I sat down at my laptop and all of a sudden his face lit up, he clicked his fingers and pointed at me.
“The coffee shop!” he exclaimed. “I’ve seen you in there just like that, working at your laptop, in Al and Jamie’s coffee shop on the high street.”
“Of course,” I nodded eagerly. “You’re a friend of the owners aren’t you?”
He laughed at that. “Yes, you could say that. They’re a fun couple. I helped with the plumbing when they were setting the place up.
At least now I could be pretty sure he was gay. Also I knew that if Al and Jamie knew him, he probably had a good reason to describe them as fun guys, too. Al was actually an ex of mine, but we were still good friends.
“Hang on a minute.” Jack tapped his chin. “Brian? Are you the Brian who sorted out their website? It looks great.”
“Guilty as charged.” I grinned. “Actually a friend of mine designed the site for them I just added all the content. That’s what I do. I’m a content provider for other peoples websites, blogs and social media.”
“Great stuff. You’re good-looking, too.”
I was taken aback at the last throw-away comment, but also encouraged by it. “You’re not so bad-looking yourself, and not shy either.”
“I say as I find,” Jack shrugged. “And I find you very hot. I’m kind of hoping that you’re single, too?”
“Wow. You really aren’t backwards in coming forwards are you? Yes, I’m single.” This was moving fast and not really my style, but hey, styles change don’t they?
Jack was shorter than me. Probably about five feet seven, or eight. He was stocky but looked well-muscled with relatively short, well-trimmed black hair and a very close-cropped black beard. Grooming was clearly a priority for him and he looked really good. The overall effect was one of well-groomed masculinity and Jack’s dark-brown eyes and winning smile drew me in.
Before I realised what he was up to, Jack had moved up beside me. Because I was sitting on a bar stool we were roughly the same height so he reached out and with a strong hand on the back of my neck, pulled me in for a deep, lingering kiss.
“Mmm,” he said licking his lips. “Tasty, too.”
I felt as though I was being dragged into something I would never normally do, but I couldn’t think of a single good reason to resist. Perhaps sensing my hesitation, Jack pulled away.
“I take it you work from home?” he said softly.
“Yes I do. Why do you ask?”
“Well, I have a job to finish here.” He motioned towards the sink. “How about I get on with that for now and you can continue to baby-sit, then you can take me back to your place when I’m done?”
“Okay, that sounds good to me.”
This must have been the quickest pick-up ever for me, but I wasn’t going to complain. He was such a sexy looking guy I couldn’t wait to get him into my bed.