Seduction in SessionThe Perfect Gentlemen, Book 2 (Novel)
When a CIA agent bodyguards an idealistic senator’s daughter by posing as her lover, can they stop a deadly conspiracy?
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 Connor’s true identity—and finds herself at the mercy of forces who will stop at nothing to advance their deadly agenda.
** Series must be read in order **
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She was doing that nervous word-vomit thing where she blurted out whatever came to mind. “The sexiest thing that’s happened to me lately was Connor covering me when that douche bag started shooting. It’s the first time I’ve had a man on top of me in years.”
Why had she said that? She was fairly certain her whole body had gone pink.
Connor caught her hand, threading their fingers together, and then brought it to his mouth for a brief kiss that flashed another wave of heat through her system. “It was good for me, too, sweetheart. We’re here. Follow my lead.”
The door opened and she was nearly blinded by the lights flashing.
“Lara, do you think the killer was coming after you over your father’s stance on welfare?”
“What was it like staring into the face of a man who wanted to kill you?”
“What were you doing at the bus stop? Planning a protest? Did you stage this danger to bring light to a cause you believe in?”
She whirled around because that last question was ludicrous. “The bus is a better way to travel than private vehicles. Do you know how much gas we would all save if just ten percent more people took the bus to reach their destinations?”
Before she could say another word, she found herself cradled against Connor’s chest, her face nearly buried in his T-shirt.
Then her father stepped in. “Ladies and gentlemen, my daughter was having coffee with her boyfriend on 2nd when she was caught up in a random act of violence. It’s been a long day, and she’s tired. We ask you for some space and privacy so she can rest. The police know more about the incident than we do, but I believe this near tragedy should force us to look at funding for police officers and first responders…”
While her father went on, Connor expertly maneuvered her to the front entrance and had her through the door before she could explain her stance on gun control. He walked straight to the bank of elevators.
“What floor? Quickly before they decide to follow.”
“I’m on ten.” She looked back out the windows. The reporters surrounded her dad, pointing cameras and microphones in his face. They seemed to be honoring his request to give her privacy— for now.
She breathed a sigh of relief…before she realized something was wrong. “How did you get in? You need a keycard to have access to the building.”
The elevator doors opened, and he hauled her in. She noticed that the way the ball cap sat on his head obscured his face. He set his duffel at his side, punched the button for ten, and turned to her. “I stole yours. You need to keep it in a better place than loose in your purse.”
“Well, I didn’t expect anyone to try to steal it.”
“Because you’re naive, and I’m convinced of that because you think it’s a good idea to let the fiancé you dumped in on your secrets. Why don’t you just take out a billboard? Put your secret in neon lights.”
It had really been a hell of a day. “It’s my life. I run it the way I want.”
“Not while I’m in charge, you don’t. And you need to relax around me. If your father hadn’t distracted those reporters, there’s no way they would have believed we’re in a relationship. You were stiff. Hell, you barely looked at me. You certainly don’t act like a woman who has
an attentive lover.”
Had he not heard a damn word she’d said? “Because I don’t. This is all stupid. It will go away. I’ll hide out in my apartment for a few days and this crap will be behind me. Then you can go back to California and order around all the women you like. And I’m stiff around you because you scare me.”
He was suddenly in her space, and it felt as if all the air had been sucked from the elevator. His chest brushed hers and she couldn’t help but tilt her head up to meet his demanding stare. He was so tall, so big and broad and manly.
“Then I have to make you comfortable around me in case this threat doesn’t go away. You’re stuck with me for a while. We might as well enjoy the time, sweetheart.”
“What does that mean?” The question came out all breathy and come-hithery when she’d really meant it as an intellectual question. Mostly.
“It means follow my lead and we’ll get along nicely. Relax, Lara.”
His mouth hovered right over hers, and she felt his hands trail up her shoulders and caress her neck until he cupped her face. “I’ll take care of you.”
“They’ll never buy it.” She couldn’t quite believe she was standing here with him, her heart threatening to pound out of her chest.
“I’ll make them. And I’ll make you believe it, too.” His mouth descended, covering hers.
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-RT Book Reviews
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-Reading After Dark
Excellent! “A solid installment in the “Perfect Gentlemen” series by Lexi Blake and Shayla Black and I can’t wait to find out everything!”
Incredible! “It had passion, mystery, and all the feels.”
-Reading in Pajamas
“Super romantic moments and crazy hot sex aside, just the mystery alone would keep me reading this series. All of those things together make this series super exciting.”
-Krista’s Dust Jacket
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-Mile High KINK Book Club
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-The Revolving Bookcase
“A crazy good plot. There is conspiracy, danger, and nonstop action. I was hooked right away!”
-The Book Disciple
5 Stars! “It may be only the second book I read in 2016, but it will most likely end up on my Best Books of 2016 list! Anyone who loves a good romance AND a good suspense will love this book! I cannot wait for the next book to come out!”
-Garden of Reden Book Blog
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