Big Easy Temptation by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake (The Perfect Gentlemen #3)

Big Easy Temptation by Shayla Black & Lexi BlakeAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Berkley

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Pam

The New York Times bestselling authors of the Masters of Ménage series present the third scintillating novel featuring the privileged, wealthy, wild men of Creighton Academy—the Perfect Gentlemen.

Years ago, Naval officer Dax Spencer and NCIS agent Holland Kirk indulged in a steamy affair—until she betrayed him in the wake of his father’s death. Dax tried to put her behind him with a payback of his own. But he never forgot Holland…

Now, as Dax and his fellow Perfect Gentlemen unravel a web of lies, he discovers his family’s tragedy is part of a much larger conspiracy. Soon, all clues point him back to New Orleans…where Holland waits, protecting her deadly secret and holding a torch for the only man she’s ever loved.

Once reunited, they can’t fight the passion flaring hot and wild. But something sinister lurks around every corner, from the elegance of the Garden district to the beauty of the bayou. Dax and Holland may find their way back to each other—if they survive…

What a great addition to this series. Friends since Creighton Academy, these men have bonded like brothers through thick and thin. Dax and Holland go through an emotional journey to find love and of course his brothers are beside him until the end.

The Perfect Gentlemen are a group of boys who grew up together at school all becoming very successful men in their own right. After the death of Mad, a member of the group, their lives have been surrounded by a mysterious conspiracy of lies and deaths which has brought them back together.

When Dax was looking into his father’s death a few years ago, he was involved in a steamy romance with Holland, an NCIS agent. Then all hell broke loose when she promptly dropped him and he went into a spiral which ended in a disastrous marriage to her friend. They both were hurt by their actions and his father’s reputation was in ruin. Now several years later he has uncovered new information and is in New Orleans to confront his past and maybe rekindle something he lost with Holland.

Holland had her own reasons years ago for breaking it off with Dax and now that he is back in her life she can’t deny the attraction that never went away. They both have some explaining to do but as the two start looking at the new clues the danger mounts and the sparks fly.

I love these authors; they bring intrigue, danger, sexy heroes and heroines together for an incredible ride. This is the third installment about these Perfect Gentlemen and the women who capture their hearts. The overall story arc that surrounds the friends continues as they come closer to finding answers to the ever growing questions about uncertain deaths, disappearances and real danger.

Dax is an amazing hero whose heart was broken several years ago. He never believed what the evidence said about his father and has spent years trying to find the truth that now leads back to the one woman he has never forgotten. With Holland answering some of the questions from the past, he is piecing together the information, both new and old to find the truth.

The two together are explosive, and the chemistry is electric. The authors put them in some amazing scenes together to prove this fact. They not only have to work around their own feelings but also the issues that have dogged the Perfect Gentlemen for many years. There are unending mysteries, more questions than answers and ever present danger. I can’t wait for the next book to see what these two authors will throw our way next, I know it will be another thriller.

The pace is fast and non-stop for most of the book, and it works well even though I am not a huge fan of a long backstory, and this has a dozy. I tend to want to get to the heart of the book, usually present day, so I was in a hurry to get to the second part of this story, and then the book took off for me. I highly recommend this series for mystery, danger and the sexy heroes and heroines.

I give Big Easy Temptation by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake 4 stars!

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