She burst out laughing. “You’re a really nice boss. I love working here, but fifty-year contracts, I don’t know if they can even work.”

“Well, Lidia wanted me to do the fifty-year contract. I would be more than willing to invest in you going to law school if you wanted.”

She thought about what Rex had said last night. “We both know that being a lawyer is not for me. I’m happy being the assistant. I’d be a horrible lawyer.”

“The offer is still there. Let me know if you change your mind.”

“I will.”

She stood, and hated that she was lying to him. I’ve slept with Rex, and I loved every second of it.

“I’m going to head back.”

“If Rex bothers you, you’ll come to me. I will handle him.”

“I will, sir.”

Leaving his office, she saw Lorna making her way toward the door.

“Morning,” Nora said.


“Hey you.” Lorna stopped and looked at her.

“What is it?”

“There’s something different about you?”

“I’ve probably put on more weight.” She bit her lip, staring down at her clothes. Her weight had been the same for the past few years.

“No, and you’re beautiful. There’s … a glow. You just look a little different.”

“Well, nothing has changed.” I’ve fucked my boss. I’m no longer a virgin! “I better be getting back.”

She tucked some of her hair behind her ear and made her way back down toward Rex’s floor. No one else stopped her, and for that she was grateful. She wore a deep blue dress with a white shirt beneath it. He had asked her to wear a pair of black heels that he had found in her closet, and she wasn’t wearing any underwear.

Rex had simply dressed her this morning, and he had even brushed her hair. His attention had been a little strange.

She was at her desk when she saw a little note from Rex telling her he wanted her inside his office.

Her heart started to pound, and she bit her lip. Even as she was nervous, her body began to burn, wanting his touch.

It could be something completely unrelated to sex.

You want it.

Shut up.

One day of having sex, not even a full day, and already her mind was on sex. This was why she’d avoided it.

No, you avoided it because no one had ever gotten you hot enough.

Rex is not hot.

Yes, he is.

He’s older.

And more experienced.

Moving toward his office, she glanced in to find him on the phone. He ushered her inside, and he didn’t ask for her to close the door.

Taking a seat, she waited.

“Okay, thanks for that, Richmond,” he said, and put the phone down.

“Was any of the research I gave helpful?” she asked.

“It was actually. Also, the bank trail you did, locating accounts, I’ve been able to nail that Mrs. Richmond is not as squeaky clean as she would like to make out.”

“How do you mean?”

“The accounts with all of the hotel rooms, and certain escort services is the card he gave to her. He had nothing to do with that card. So, I need Mrs. Richmond in here so that I can talk to her, if that is okay.”

“Yeah, I can do that. I have a contact for her.” She went to stand up.

“How are you?” Rex asked.

“I’m fine.” She moved toward he door.

“Close the door, and sit down.”

Following his instruction, she closed the door, and moved back to her seat.

“Are you sore?”

Her cheeks heated. “Yes.”

“How was your appointment with Frank?”

“How did you know about that?”

“I know everything, Nora.”


“You got it. She likes me, and I like her. This is a mutual friendship.”

Nora sighed. “He’s happy that I’m not leaving, and he knows that I still am looking for a job elsewhere.”

“But he is happy you’re staying here.”

She nodded. “Yes. I’m not going anywhere yet.” She chuckled. “He wanted to extend my contract for fifty years.”

“Do you have a contract?”

Nora shook her head. “I did for the first five years, and now I just have a standard salary, with the right to leave at any time.”

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