Book Review-Scandal Never Sleeps by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake

Book Review-Scandal Never Sleeps by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake

Book Review-Scandal Never Sleeps by Shayla Black and Lexi BlakeScandal Never Sleeps by Shayla Black, Lexi Blake
Also in this series: Seduction in Session
Series: The Perfect Gentlemen #1
Published by Berkley on August 18, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Erotic Romance
Pages: 386
Format: eBook
Source: Library
ISBN: 0425275329
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They are the Perfect Gentlemen of Creighton Academy: privileged, wealthy, powerful friends with a wild side. But a deadly scandal is about to tear down their seemingly ideal lives . . .

Maddox Crawford’s sudden death sends Gabriel Bond reeling. Not only is he burying his best friend, he’s cleaning up Mad’s messes, including his troubled company. Grieving and restless, Gabe escapes his worries in the arms of a beautiful stranger. But his mind-blowing one-night stand is about to come back to haunt him . . .

Mad groomed Everly Parker to be a rising star in the executive world. Now that he’s gone, she’s sure her job will be the next thing she mourns, especially after she ends up accidentally sleeping with her new boss. If only their night together hadn’t been so incendiary—or Gabe like a fantasy come true . . .

As Gabe and Everly struggle to control the heated tension between them, they discover evidence that Mad’s death was no accident. Now they must bank their smoldering passions to hunt down a murderer—because Mad had secrets that someone was willing to kill for, and Gabe or Everly could be the next target . . .

Scandal Never Sleeps is a book that has been on my TBR for the longest time, and when I noticed that this book was available at my local library, I instantly grabbed it up especially since I have heard such great things about this book and Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soap’s Review is what really convinced me to grab this book up. Its a mix if Contemporary Romance, a slice of Erotic Romance and a delicious entree of Romantic Suspense….it gave me ALL the feels!!

Scandal Never Sleeps begins with seeing six men who become best friends at boarding school, we see their close friendship and how they protect and love each other no matter what happens. There is Maddox, Connor, Dax, Romance, Zack and Gabriel. These six men became powerful and influential. But then something heartbreaking happens to one of the friends, Maddox is killed in a plane crash and now the five come together for his funeral. All five of the men are heartbroken, but especially Gabe, who was closest to Mad despite what he did to his sister. On the evening of drinking together, Gabe sees a beautiful curvy woman who is sexy and sparks fly between them and they share a passionate night together. Even though they both know that its a one night stand, there is more between them than just sex. But Gabe soon learns that Eve is actually his new employee since Mad left his business to him. And tension is high between Gabe and Eve when they learn the truth about each other, but circumstances change when Gabe is the prime suspect in MAddox’s murder and as Eve and Gabe work together to discover who killed Maddox, there is more going on than they realize and things are going to get dangerous enough to threaten their lives….

Scandal Never Sleeps is the first book in the Perfect Gentlemen series and this was such a sexy and sharp read. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting but I didn’t realize at first that this book was a romantic suspense and I really enjoyed seeing this plot twist develop in the story line and how well it is balanced with the romance between Gabe and Eve. Both Gabe and Eve are intelligent and hard working people. Gabe found his family with his friends although he does have a sister he loves but was furious when Maddox got her pregnant and then broke her heart. Eve grew up in a small town and is a professional hacker and has worked hard to get to where she is now. But she also was good friends with Maddox too and knew that something was off about his death and that he was worried about something before he died.

Seeing the strength between these two characters has such a vibrant feel to the story. They are very different from each other, they live in different worlds one with Gabe being rich and famous and Eve being quiet and a bit of a nerd whose father was a police officer. We see though how they make such a great relationship together despite their different backgrounds. And seeing them discover who was behind the death of their friend really brings these two together on a emotional and intellectual level. Such chemistry these two have together and boy I loved how this book was written, definitely worked for me in every way.

Another plus that I adored seeing is the male friendships we see between the five, and they really come together in this book to track down their friends’ murderer. They each are a bit different, they all have money and connection but their lives have gone different ways. But their friendship has never died since they were teenagers who were outcasts in their boarding school and stuck together, their leader and protector Zack (who now is the President ) but these high positions and lives they lead never take away their bonds as brothers.

Overall I found Scandal Never Sleeps to be a sensual, heart stopping tale of mystery, intrigue and desire and one that will take you on one of a kind type of adventure! INTOXICATING!


About Shayla Black

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty novels. For twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of 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 eight years.

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

About Lexi Blake

New York 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 that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.