SEDUCTION IN SESSION By Blake & Black: Good Friends/Bad Friends

Seduction in Session

SEDUCTION_IN_SESSION_coverThe Perfect Gentlemen #2

By: Shayla Black & Lexi Blake

Audio: Penguin Random House Audio/Penguin Audio
Narrator: Kaleo Griffith
Release Date: January 05, 2016  Duration: 13 Hours and 51 Minutes
Print: Published by Berkley
Paperback & e-book:  Jan 05, 2016 | 400 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780425275337

Review copy provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.

 

About Seduction in Session 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 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 Co nnor’s true identity—and finds herself at the mercy of forces who will stop at nothing to advance their deadly agenda.  http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/316540/seduction-in-session-by-shayla-black-lexi-blake/

 

 

My Take Oblong

 

Oh, I wish I had so much time to hang out  and chat, and fly around the country as do all these billionaires, millionaires, naval personnel and even, gasp!, POTUS!
This is a pet peeve of mine not limited to this book but to any book that portrays people who run businesses and countries as having a lot of free time. Of course, the reality would make for a less interesting book than say the life of one of the CEOs I know who mostly work themselves to the point of exhaustion 7 days a week. Until they retire, and even then they tend to do charity work, or sit on boards.

This is a sexy series of hot, but highly unlikely, stories about prep school pals learning the horrible truths about their friend’s death and how it starts looking more closely into the deaths of others.  Part of it involves Russian Immigrants who engage in human trafficking.  The new characters are three friends in DC; Lara is the female love interest and blogger and she is apparently really bad at picking friends.

But in this story there’s another, apparently unrelated, plot. It throws up a red herring or two and caught me by surprise. I saw it about the same time as the male love interest did.

Although it is filled with all kinds of pseudo-Washington hi-jinks that could never, ever come to pass, athis book advances the story about the death of one character, and introduces mystery in regards to the death of another.  The international intrigue aspect is so shadowy and is too mixed up. It’s like a Russian Manchurian Candidate plot happening at the end of  the cold war and probably distinct from the human trafficking. There are several plots and sub-plots; it had my head spinning!   And, there’s the online romance between Lara and a “soul mate” on the west coast who she is in love with but who she has not met. This is a woman who grew up in politics and who does social media as an adult.  Would she be this stupid?

Kaleo Griffith’s narration of female voices was sickeningly breathy and vapid or like syrup. It was like a man doing the voice of Barbie acting in a porno or imitating a depressed, drunk movie star singing happy birthday to POTUS.

If you have started the series and want to continue this is a no brainer – of course you have to read it!

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LEXI BLAKE: http://www.lexiblake.net/