I had plenty more questions, but Nancy wasn’t interested in my exploration of hypotheticals, nor my probing questions to get to the heart of how Stride’s character was changing.
She was cuddled up to me, trying to get intimate. At first she only brushed aside my hair, as if it was long enough to get into my face, or she’d put a hand on my thigh, asking for my attention. But then she slid her face up against mine. And soon she was kissing my cheek and neck.
“Tell me you’re not wet,” Nancy said. “Tell me you didn’t start thinking about our time together the moment you realized I was involved. Tell me you aren’t thinking about how we ground ourselves together—and tell me you’re not wanting a repeat performance.”
After surviving two assassination attempts unscathed (her lovers were not so lucky—one, Dawes, was injured, and a second, Karli, died) things are finally looking up for Evie, a.k.a. the seductive Burglar known as the Wolf. A lead has taken her and Fowler—Dawes’ husband and private eye partner—to New York City where they can conduct their investigation (and have sex) from a base of operations in one of the Wolf’s many homes.
But an even stronger lead turns up with Dawes. Fowler and the Wolf are ready to celebrate her recovery, but Dawes reveals that she has been visited by a woman. It turns out that this mystery woman is both another former lover of the Wolf and also is married to the Wolf’s adversary.
Of course, to be certain, and find out all the details they need to tackle the Wolf’s enemy, the Wolf needs to speak with Nancy face to face. And to be certain that no details are left out, and to ensure that Nancy doesn’t tell her husband about the visit, the Wolf is going to have to make love to her—a real hardship.
Warning: contains explicit descriptions of adult behavior.
Old Lovers is part 5, following Illicit Art, Detective, Seduced, Fun in the Den, and Earning Her Keep 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.