I had not expected Fowler to be the next one—between him and his wife—that I slept with. We probably shouldn’t have done it in their apartment, but we probably had time before the next assassin was sent. Likely, our adversary didn’t know yet that the first assassin had failed. Certainly, there hadn’t been time to hire another. And any decent assassin would want a little time to research and prepare even if I adversary was paying for a rushed job.
Anyway, Fowler was already guiding me back to the bedroom. Where we would have guns handy if any more assassins tried to interrupt our sex.
He tossed me onto the bed and started to crawl towards me, caressing my leg as he passed.
Evie, aka the seductive burglar known as the Wolf, is on the run. Some enemy uncovered her identity and killed her lover (and would be art-theft victim) Karli. Her adversary’s agents have chased her halfway across Europe—into the helpful arms of two detectives.
The Wolf sought out Dawes and Fowler, hoping they would aid her in finding her enemy—and sleep with her at every turn. They only do the first grudgingly; the second eludes her so far, although they had both slept with her before. There are hints she might have a chance with Lydia Dawes. But her head, and their concentration, needs to be on uncovering the true enemy.
While Dawes and Fowler work, the Wolf is locked up in their building; not supposed to leave, or they’ll cut off their aid. When she does leave—if to investigate someone staking out Dawes and Fowler’s apartment—Dawes and Fowler force her to stay constantly in their sight.
It’s a good thing she has to stay close to Dawes—because now the Wolf is with her when another assassin arrives. She just saves Dawes’ life.
And for her reward? It looks like Fowler will end that boycott on sex.
Warning: contains explicit descriptions of adult behavior.
Earning Her Keep is part 4, following Illicit Art, Detective, Seduced, and Fun in the Den, of The Wolf in the Sheep’s Den a novel to be serialized weekly. The Wolf previously appeared in another standalone novel, The Wolf, Seductive Burglar.