Also in this series: Scandal Never Sleeps, Big Easy Temptation, Smoke and Sin, At the Pleasure of the President
Series: The Perfect Gentlemen #2
Published by Berkley Books on January 5, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Erotic Romance
The second Perfect Gentlemen novel from the New York Times bestselling 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 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.
Seduction in Session is the second book in their Perfect Gentlemen series by this duo author series by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake. After reading the first book, I was super stoked to read Seduction in Session. What I like about these books is that one you NEED to read this series in order, and seeing this mystery and political intrigue over the whole series, so in each book we are given more clues to the mystery behind everything. In Seduction in Session we have Connor’s Book. For those new to this series, the Perfect Gentlemen series is about six men that formed a friendship when they were teenagers and help protect each other and have a very close bond.
Life was a lot like a poker game. A smart man didn’t play his cards. Instead, he played the players
Seduction in Session begins with Connor, who is the only one of the group that didn’t grow up rich. He grew up in a trailer park type of situation and worked hard to get to the boarding school he is at and formed the close friendship with his brothers but he is lacking in the funds for the university they all want to go to together so when he is approached by the CIA to become an agent for them, he agrees. So Connor is a bit of a mystery in the previous book, but he has been working for years as a government agent or also known as a “assassin” for the United States government. He has had to kill and hunt when he is told to. But now he is on leave from the CIA, So perfect time to go undercover and find out what a certain journalist of a political website has on the President (who is also a member of the Perfect Gentlemen) because they need to find out the truth about Zack’s nanny and the truth behind Zack’s father which is leading towards something involving a group of Russian’s. But Lara is not the normal woman he is used to. Lara is vegan, runs a magazine she believes in and is close to her family even if they have very different views in politics. But when Lara’s life is put in danger, Connor acts as her boyfriend to protect her and thus begins a sexy affair between Connor and Lara. But Connor knows that Lara has information that he needs to protect his best friend but soon love gets involved in this dangerous game that he is playing, and if he doesn’t come clean to Lara about his intentions he could lose her forever….
I am a ruthless bastard, but if you let me, I’ll be your ruthless bastard
Seduction in Session is the second book of the series and even though I didn’t quite enjoy it as much as book one, I still had a fun time with this book. I did find the heroine a bit odd and hard to relate to. She is very self-righteous and judgmental in many ways so I had a hard time with her character at times, but she definitely grew on me. I did love how passionate she is about her beliefs and she stands by them and I respected that about her. And Lara is Vegan and those are so rare in romance but I did like seeing that she begins to learn to not judge others when she meets Connor. She begins to become more understanding of others and accepting even if they are different from her. What I really enjoyed about Lara was her kindness and her love for others. She has such a good heart that isn’t touched by the evils of the world and I love how she stays true to herself and never loses hope in what she believes.
No. I said before that the world needs people like me, but it needs people like you, too. It needs people who believe in the good. It needs fairy princesses who see the bad yet still believe in the good. I need you to be Lara, to find it in your heart to forgive a man who lied to you, who betrayed you, and who will spend the rest of his life loving you completely.
There are some fabulous sexy times that happen between Connor and Lara. I have to say that Shayla Black and Lexi Blake write some great sexy moments and it shows in the intimate moments between Connor and Lara. We do see a level of trust between Connor and Lara even if they are working in secret against each other. Connor is seeking to protect his friend and find the truth, and Lara is wanting some dirt on the President for her website. She does find something of value against Zack (The President, hero of book five) about the death surrounding his wife and this definitely will bring the five men together and Lara is shown the truth and value of what she does and that there is more to Connor and his friends and as the mystery of Zack’s nanny and the Russians comes into play, Lara and Connor will have to work out their differences and secrets become revealed and this book shows that love is powerful to overcome the dishonesty and trust issues that they both have to learn to overcome.
Overall I found Seduction in Session to be a powerful portrayed romance that brings together some fabulous sexual tension and a unraveling mystery and more depths behind the Perfect Gentlemen and the women who break through their hearts. It’s a story packed with suspense, sensuality and emotional growth and guaranteed to leave the reader fully satisfied and wanting more!