The second Perfect Gentlemen novel from the New York Times best-selling authors of the Masters of Ménage series.
Privileged, wealthy, and wild: They are the Perfect Gentlemen of Creighton Academy. But the threat of a scandal has one of them employing his most deceptive - and seductive - talents....
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 Armstrong 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.
©2016 Shayla Black and Lexi Blake (P)2016 Penguin Audio
Yes, liked the characters
Guessing what would happen next. Although I was hooked after the last book. Hope next book arrives on audible soon.
"Great mystery/suspense plus a sexy romance!"
STORY (erotica) - The Perfect Gentlemen series has been my introduction to the genre of erotica, and I checked it out more for curiosity's sake than anything else. Yes, it's erotic, but what I like best about this series is the story that runs behind the romances. The PGs are all highly successful men in Washington, including United States President Zack Hayes. There are mysterious deaths, threats, etc., which all seem to revolve around Zack and an elusive Russian woman who served as his childhood nanny.
The romance in this book involves Connor, a lethal CIA agent who lives in the shadows and does the nation's dirty work to keep us all safe. And then there's Lara, who drove me crazy. She is a Bohemian goody-goody who runs a website called Capitol Scandals in Washington. If there had been a different female lead in this story, I would have rated it five stars like I did Book 1. (Seriously, trying to make her dog a vegetarian?????) At any rate, their relationship is a case of opposites attracting, then repelling, then attracting again. And of course, Connor ignites Lara into a vixen in the bedroom. Every time something dangerous happens they get turned on. Whatever.
PERFORMANCE - The dreamy voice of Kaleo Griffith makes the sheet scenes even hotter! Love him!
OVERALL - Recommended for women who enjoy romances but are not easily offended by lots of explicit sex and sexual language. I would say there's probably at least an hour of this 14-hour book that's spent in the sack. The story stands alone as far as the romance, but the mystery continues from Book 1, runs through this book, and will continue into at least Book 3. I recommend starting with Book 1 -- and you will love it. (No whiny stupid Lara, for one thing).
"Romance, danger, great story line, and hot sexy seduction too!"
Great book two to The Perfect Gentleman series. It has everything that hooked me in book one plus a whole lot more. Looking forward to May 3rd for book three.
Bring on Dax ' s story. I sure hope Kaleo is narrating that one too.
"Lead female most annoying woman in the world."
Maybe. Depends on the friend. Fairly racy in places.
The story behind the male friends is great, quite well developed and they seem like entertaining guys with lots of potential for future stories. The least interesting, most annoying character of all time is Lara. Why do these books create such wimpy, whiny, inexperienced, corny and ridiculous women?
Yes pretty well. The female impersonations a little Mrs Doubtfire-ish, and some of the Russian accents not so great, but overall ok.
Hardly. Well maybe write a book with a normal woman lead.
If you like strong, good looking men turned to mush by whiny, annoying twits, this will hit the mark.
What a fantastic story! This book has everything - romance, intrigue, humor, twists. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series to follow the suspense-filled story.
LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this series. The plot thickens, the sex gets hotter, can't wait for the rest of the series.
"Love love love this series"
I absolutely love this series so far! I love how each book focuses on a different character but it is still all around the same scandal!! It's a must read!
"LOVED IT CANT WAIT FOR BOOK THREE👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽"
I love this series so much. I'm am a jumper so if I get to a part of any book that annoys me I just start listening to something else but I could not stop listening to this book. I love these dudes. I'm so excited I think I have figured a very important detail out🤔🤔🤔🤔 but it will make me so sad if it's true. BOTTOM LINE PLEASE HURRY WITH BOOK THREE BCUZ I LOVE FAT TUESDAY!!!!!
"Great story, great pacing"
the characters were well developed and the story plot pulls you in. Add in the steamy love scenes and the jokes among the friends and you have a great read!
"HE EXPECTED TO SEDUCE... BUT THE TABLES GOT TURNED"
Well the sinister plot thickens as The Perfect Gentlemen continue to delve into the mysterious death of Maddox, who was one of their own, and this time it's the CIA Operative Connor who's at the center of the action. He's drop dead gorgeous, sexy and buff but he's spent his adult life undercover on deadly missions that called for lying, cheating and yes killing so how hard can one little job be?..... get closer to the woman writing the tabloid website Capitol Scandals and shut it and her down. But this hardened Agent wasn't prepared to have his heart melted, his world shaken and his life taken down by one tiny fairy like Princess called Lara.
Lara is all about justice, the truth, kindness, helping others and uncovering, publicising then righting wrongs especially when they're done by the President..... and little does she know but word has leaked out that this is currently what she's working on. Lara starts an online chat to a guy she thinks is her perfect soulmate - a Vegan like herself and who holds all the same values as she does and she confides in him that she's received death threats so he insists on sending her a Bodyguard which she thinks is silly, unnecessary and just plain stupid.... that is until the bullets starts to fly.
A really good romance wrapped around mystery, suspense, thrills and chills as the uncovered clues bring them deeper into the Russian Mob's world of intrigue, assassinations and one revelation after another leads to a jaw-dropping plan.... and a list of dead people's names. Lara and Connor are immediately drawn to one another and, when their sizzling chemistry ignites there's heartfelt passion and sex but it's a relationship built on lies, manipulation and deception. Connor was undercover so it just had to be that way.... however did he like it? No, was he going to come clean? Yes, but did he leave it too late? err that's a big fat Yes, did the shit hit the fan? ditto and could there ever be a HEA for Connor? find out.
Action packed, a secondary plot involving two of Lara's friends, all of the Perfect Gentlemen were closely involved, good character growth as two opposites learn to adapt and bend and a Hero, who had spent his life in the shadows and now tasted sunshine for the very first time. Warning for any of you who aren't into the 'instant' thing.... their relationship goes from 0 to 1000 in the blink of an eye (and then keeps doubling) now I'm never bothered about that, it happens in the best of movies and I'd rather that than hours and hours of dribble. Dual POV's and I had no problem with the narration.
Worth a credit? Yes, the romance, although based on lies, was real, tender and sweet, the drama was intense at times and the plot continues as another member of TPG rides off into the sunset to uncover more clues into the now very urgent, very deadly and very life-threatening Terrorist's plan.
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