January 5, 2016

RELEASE DAY REVIEW: Seduction in Session (The Perfect Gentlemen #2)

The Perfect Gentlemen are back and they are just as sexy as ever, and still playing dangerous games too. Check out my review below and don't forget to go order it today!

Seduction in Session (The Perfect Gentlemen #2), by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake
Publish Date:
January 5, 2016
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Format: e-ARC, provided by the publisher
Genre: adult contemporary/suspense romance
To Buy: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Rating: 4 STARS

(Synopsis) Recruited into the CIA at a young age, Connor Sparks knows how dirty the world can be. Only when he’s with his friends can he find some peace. So when an anonymous journalist threatens one of the Perfect Gentlemen, Connor vows to take down the person behind the computer, by whatever means necessary—even if it means posing as his target’s bodyguard.

Publishing a tabloid revealing Washington’s most subversive scandals has earned Lara Anderson the ire of the political scene—and a slew of death threats. To keep herself from ending up a headline, Lara hires a bodyguard, a man as handsome as he is lethal.

When the bullets start to fly, Lara is surprised to find herself in Connor’s arms. But as they begin to unravel a mystery that just might bring down the White House, Lara is devastated when she discovers Connor’s true identity—and finds herself at the mercy of forces who will stop at nothing to advance their deadly agenda.

I am really loving Shayla Black and Lexi Blake's Perfect Gentlemen series. These five men are all interesting and unique and I love the dangerous games they are playing. The intrigue and mystery that began in book 1 of this series, Scandal Never Sleeps, continues in Seduction in Session as more questions are raised surrounding the death of fellow friend, Mad. The further down the rabbit hole they go, the more it becomes clear that no one is safe. 

Connor is a pretty hard guy - harder than the others, anyway. He has a hard time opening up to anyone, even his best friends. It's the nature of his job in the CIA. He's full of secrets and he's seen and done some pretty scary stuff. So, when the trail of who killed one of their group leads him to a political blogger, who also happens to be a senator's daughter, he's tapped as the guy to get close to her by any means necessary to find out what she knows. 

Honestly, Lara isn't my kind of heroine. She's a bit sheltered and naive. She's a political activist with blinders on. And, she's a bit of a hippie, buying only organic food and fabrics and eating vegan. Lara is kind of wishy washy and way too trusting. Honestly, she was the perfect mark for Connor. 

One thing about these super scary alpha military types - they are ridiculously protective. I loved seeing Connor's instincts kick in when it became clear that someone was trying to kill Lara. That was when Connor was at his best. He got to use his military training to be all stealthy and menacing and be super hot while he did it. Apparently Lara thought so too. And, who could blame her? Even sheltered hippies will fall victim to a true alpha male doing his thing. 

Although Connor's and Lara's relationship is built on lies and half-truths - at least on Connor's part - real feelings start to complicate matters, and soon Connor has some hard choices to make. It was fun seeing confident, unwavering Connor freaking out over them. It gave proof to his feelings, which was nice to see. And Lara most definitely does not roll over like I was afraid she might. It earned her a lot more points in my book. 

Just like in book 1, one of my favorite parts of Seduction in Session is the friendship between the five guys. They are as close as brothers and willing to do anything for any of the others. The five of them are very different, and yet, when one has a need, the others know just what to do to help. We do get to see plenty of Gabriel and Everly, which was necessary, given how things were left between Gabriel and Connor at the end of book 1. There needed to be some closure there. And, as it turns out, Everly plays a big role in this book. I have a feeling that both Everly and Lara will be important in the rest of the stories. 

The groundwork continues to be laid for the remaining three guys - Dax, Roman and Zach - to eventually have their happily ever afters. But, it's very clear that those will not come easily. We are still trying to figure out the mystery of who killed Maddox and what all Mad was involved in when he died. Super romantic moments and crazy hot sex aside, just the mystery alone would keep me reading this series. All of those things together make this series super exciting. 


Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn't until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

Her first novel, Their Virgin Captive: Masters of Ménage, Book 1, was a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black. There are six more books available in the series: Their Virgin's Secret, Their Virgin Concubine, Their Virgin Princess, Their Virgin Hostage, Their Virgin Secretary, and Their Virgin Mistress.

In addition to the Masters of Ménage series, she is the author of the Masters and Mercenaries series. The first nine novels, The Dom Who Loved Me, The Men with the Golden Cuffs, A Dom is Forever, On Her Master's Secret Service, Love and Let Die, Dungeon Royale, A View to a Thrill, You Only Love Twice, and Master No are available now, along with the novellas Sanctum, Unconditional, Dungeon Games, Cherished, Luscious, Adored, and Just One Taste. The tenth novel, From Sanctum with Love, is coming February 23, 2016, along with a new novella, Devoted, on April 12, 2016.

In 2013, Lexi also began releasing her urban fantasy series, Thieves. The full series, Steal the Light, Steal the Day, Steal the Moon, Steal the Sun, and Steal the Night, are available now on Amazon. The first two books in a spin-off of the series, Ripper and Addict, were released in 2015. Look for Sleeper, the next book in the spin-off series, to be released in Fall of 2016.

Lexi again collaborated with Shayla Black in a new series The Perfect Gentlemen. The first book, Scandal Never Sleeps, is now available. Book two, Seduction in Session, will release on January 5, 2016, followed by book three, Big Easy Temptation, on May 3, 2016.

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