Seduction in Session (The Perfect Gentlemen, #2) by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"Her big, strong, cavemanny bodyguard."
Where do I sign up for one of those? Connor is the ultimate bossy bodyguard with a body that I'd love to guard. Please? Actually, all of The Perfect Gentlemen are swoonworthy. Seduction in Session is the 2nd book in the series, and I've learned that they are not standalones. There is so much good stuff in each that if you blink, you might miss a clue, or a secret revelation. All of the six brothers-by-choice are involved in each of the stories, even the lost one. His presence is still felt. I found myself totally invested immediately and unable to pry my hands from my kindle. Since I was late to the party, only having recently discovered Shayla Black & Lexi Blake, I'm playing catch up, devouring the books back-to-back. I suggest you don't try to get between me and my #Genetlemen until I read the final page, it might get ugly.
Connor is the scholarship kid that found himself embraced by the Perfect Gentlemen of Creighton Academy. He wasn't rich and privileged like the rest of them. He didn't have designer clothes and an unlimited supply of spending money. He worked hard and had to keep his grades and his record spotless to keep his scholorship, he couldn't risk his future with scandalous behavior. But as he soon learned, Maddox was a bad influence and he could talk them all into anything, which he frequently did. Fortunately, the other five members of their exclusive brotherhood had the power to either talk, buy, or blackmail their way out of most anything. So, they all survived prep school, resulting in some fond memories and a permanent bond between them. They had each other's backs, no matter what. And let me tell you, there's a lot of WHAT in their future.
When Lara's life is threatened after she exposes something on her blog that's a little too close for comfort in the political world, her father hires a bodyguard to protect her. Though he's not her type, she can't deny that, "It was nearly impossible to take her eyes off Connor. The man needed to stop the bodyguard business and go to Hollywood." While she denies her attraction to both him and her friend, her body can't lie, it betrayed her with #Nipplegate. She tries to keep him at arms length, but what Connor wants, he takes. He's very bossy. Of course, he thinks it's best to pretend to be her boyfriend to throw off any suspicion. Of course, the best way to do that is to stay in character in both public and private. Of course, he has to touch her and kiss her. As mentioned previously, where do I sign up for a bodyguard like him?
The sparks fly between Connor & Lara. He's determined to control her and she's determined not to let him. What she doesn't admit is that it turns her on. What he doesn't admit is that he likes her sass. What fun I had waiting for those sparks to ignite. All I needed was some popcorn and wine for the entertainment that was sure to follow. And let me tell you, it was so good I didn't want it to end.
I am so totally addicted to this series and these authors that my family might be considering intervention. I'm having a binge reading staycation in my reading cave and they aren't invited. That's the wonder of discovering a treasure that's been around for a while, you get to read the backlist back-to-back and just disappear from the real world for extended periods of time. I'd love to stay and chat some more, but Dax is waiting for me in The Big Easy, and I'm anxious to see if he and New Orleans have anything in common in the BIG department (wink-wink). The line forms here...