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Big Easy Temptation

(The Perfect Gentlemen #3)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  1,950 ratings  ·  203 reviews
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
Paperback, 371 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by Berkley
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Susan Definitely read the first two. You'll understand and relate to the characters better if you do. The first book is my favorite - so far.

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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
3.5-4 Stars

It was so funny that he'd come to New Orleans thinking that he could get back at her. Now he only wanted to get her back.

The perfect gentleman return in this sexy second chance romance and what a twisty ride it was! With the third installment of this thrilling series, more mysteries are being unveiled but with every question we get an answer to, it only forms countless more.
She brought out the caveman in him. He wanted to mark her, to let everyone else know this one woman is his.
May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Big Easy Temptation
is the third in The Perfect Gentlemen series, and it seems I’m a little more invested with each book! Shayla Black and Lexi Blake have created an addictive and intense series, and I just loved this installment! This is very much a second chance romance, one of my favorite kinds. The first half takes up back to the past where Dax and Holland fall hopelessly for each other. Their love is not the kind a person finds twice. Holland is the one for Dax, has been since th
Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4 Mr. Officer Dax Stars

Big Easy Temptation is a standalone and is part of The Perfect Gentlemen series. I’ve been reading this series from the beginning, each book builds upon each other, so if you haven’t started this series I would suggest you start with the first one, but you do not have to read the prior books.

This is Dax and Holland’s story.

Out of all the books in the series, Big Easy Temptation was written a little different. The book is structured in two parts and the first half of the bo
Geri Reads
DNF @ 35%

I wanted to like this one so bad. Unfortunately, it was too slow for my liking. Add to it the lack of chemistry between Dax and Holland made the decision to DNF this an easier one.

ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for honest review.
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Aaaaaaaaahhhh Dax! Gimme gimme! Big Easy Temptation... one hella sexy and intense read. Steamy and suspenseful. Plus a second chance romance? Gah! Yes, please! Blake and Black know how to write one seriously pulse pounding, can't-put-it-down romance. Loved it!

So the gist of it is that Dax and his friends have found themselves smack in the middle of a conspiracy and new info has him questioning an old family scandal that led to his father's suicide ye
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Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
And now, it’s Dax’s turn. If I wasn’t already in love with him—one, because of his name and two, because he is a Perfect Gentleman—I would be after about five percent of this book! Holy smokes!! He could charm me right out of my panties.

Dropdead good looks—check.
A bit mysterious—check.
The WHOLE package—check, check!

I don’t think there is anything else I would want in a man. The chemistry between Holland Kirk and Dax Spencer is off the charts and burns white hot.
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
If you haven't read this book yet, run to the nearest retailer and grab yourself a copy because this book is brimming with explosive passion, destructive secrets and gut-twisting emotions, and will take you on the ride of your life! As the story unfolds, you can see the wave of pain and heartbreak coming, but you know you'll have no choice but to ride it to get to the beauty on the other side!

Dax Spencer thought his father's alleged suicide and the scandal preceding it were the lowest points of
Bambi Unbridled
*This review will contain spoilers for prior books in the series so read at your own risk!*

The Perfect Gentlemen have turned me into a heroine hater. With each successive book, I think I have found my favorite member of the group... but that's a lie. I want them all. I'm being a selfish catty bitchface because no female heroine is going to be good enough for one of these men... unless she is me, of course. First we had Gabriel Bond, the corporate mogul. Then came Conner Sparks, secret agggeent m
Sexy...Addictive...Explosive...SENSATIONAL! This writing duo can DO NO WRONG! Shayla Black and Lexi Blake are two bright stars in my literary world! I count on them to build me up and to make my day brighter with their wonderful romance, suspense, and undeniable intrigue. They have never steered me wrong and I'm guaranteed a wonderful escape from reality when it comes to their work, separately and as co-writers. BIG EASY TEMPTATION has to be my FAVORITE of The Perfect Gentlemen series! From the ...more
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 "Betrayal or Salvation" Stars for the story and narration!

If you're looking for romantic suspense with a good dose of spice, then The Perfect Gentleman Series may just be exactly what you're looking for. Though this was my first experience with this series, I had no trouble following the underlying suspense arc which does unfold over multiple books due to the attention with which Shayla Black and Lexi Ryan take to explain what had previously occurred; and the romance is fully contained in this
Take Me Away To A Great Read
Big Easy Temptation by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake
Perfect Gentlemen, #3
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Rate: 5 Stars

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of Big Easy Temptation in advance for an honest review.

I have loved this series so much but let me say that Big Easy Temptation is my favorite in the series so far! I thought that I was torn between Connor and Dax but not after reading this book. This couple by far has had the best chemistry and story-line for me. The
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Je ne pensais pas le dire pour cette série mais j’ai beaucoup beaucoup aimé... même si j’ai du mal à comprendre parfois le côté irrationnel des filles... mais cette bande de potes ❤ ...more
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 STARS!

So, what happened?

The book was good, in a slowly kind of way, because it was not until the last 50% that it really picked up for me, so I got a little bored, and it frustrated the hell out of me because I LOVE these men, and I really was expecting more from Dax :(.

I missed the witty banter the authors have got me used to between the main characters, also, the lack of mystery and conspiracy that make this series so interesting for me, was a little disappointing. I just got a glimpse of
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review *

~ 4 Second Chance Stars ~

Big Easy Temptation is the third book in the Perfect Gentleman Series by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake. These books are interconnected standalones. Each book is about a new couple but the storyline is a continuing story. I don't believe these books could be read out of order. I truly believe you would be very confused and lost if this series isn't started with the firs
Eva Millien
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the wake of his father’s death, NCIS agent Holland Kirk betrayed him, so Naval officer Dax Spencer has tried to put her behind him but in unraveling a web of lies, the clues send him back to New Orleans where Holland waits in this commanding romance.

Holland is protecting a deadly secret and holding a torch for the only man she’s ever loved and the readers can’t help but get caught up in this powerful and gripping tale as the passion flares hot and wild between Dax and Holland once again. With
Laura the Highland Hussy
Full review posted on Got Fiction?

This book sounds like I would love it! It's an NCIS agent and a Navy Captain, and they've known each other for years, but now with his father's apparent suicide and the scandal that led up to it, they're back in touch. Seriously, I've been wanting an NCIS type romance forever! And that's why I'm so bummed this isn't working for me. I did finish it, but by about 50% in, I started skimming. I can't put my finger on why I don't love it. It's just...okay I guess. I
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Dex was the kind of man who loved with his whole heart."

Well, the deeper I get into The Perfect Gentlemen, the less perfect they are, and the more I love them. Big Easy Temptation is the 3rd installment in this amazing series and it focuses on Dax. He's the #MilitaryMan who comes from money, and a father who's an Admiral in the Navy. He has big shoes to fill. But he enjoys the time with his pack at Creighton Academy before he begins his Naval career. The six PG's have kind of paired up, and
Safety Level: Safe with exceptions. Hero and heroine were together three years before. Hero and heroine were with other people during their separation, including heroine's former best friend, whom the hero married as a means to inflict hurt after the heroine hurt him. No sex scenes with other men or women within the book.
Cliffhanger: No on the romance. Yes on the general series arc.
Ending: HEA

I am in love with this book. While Gabriel Bond is still my favorite hero, so far, this book is just as
I must to start saying I liked this one more than the previous one, but the first one it's still the best so far. Having said that, I'm starting to notice a pattern.

All in all, it was an okay read. Nothing really surprised me since, plot-wise, this one is similar to the previous one about Connor and... the woman of that book (whatever her name was). I liked Holland, though Dax was a little shit sometimes; my main problem was how fast Holland forgave him. He really screwed up, big time, and said
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
I've had this book sitting in my TBR pile for longer than I want to admit.
Honestly, I'm really glad I waited to read it because I was able to read this book and Smoke and Sin (#4) sequentially, which now has me waiting on the edge of my seat-completely biting my nails to find out the mystery in the final book, At the Pleasure of the President, which is releasing soon!!
These ladies know how to write a fantastic series arc and steamy love story which has only built to its pinnacle. I'm s
Lissy Liz
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Can't wait to read Roman's and Gus's story... and to find out who's behind all this plotting!!
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Kimber's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Big Easy Temptation is the third book in The Perfect Gentlemen series written by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake. Just when I thought this writing duo had successfully perfected the art of collaboration, I read BET and realize the best was yet to come. WOW! It was all so electric - the action, the mystery, the secrecy, the emotions, the jaw-dropping twists, and the tension and chemistry between the characters. It stands to reason this second-cha
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads
The Perfect Gentlemen series by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake is completely captivating. These five men – these “Perfect Gentlemen” – and the women who round them out are some of the most compelling characters I’ve met in suspenseful romance. They are so very far from perfect, and yet they wear the hero moniker well. None of the three books out so far in this series has disappointed, and in fact, the further down the rabbit hole we get, the better the books.

Big Easy Temptation lent an especially
 Reading In Pajamas
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
✦Spotlight & Review: BIG EASY TEMPTATION: The Perfect Gentlemen Series by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 5 Stars

Cori 5 Stars

Big Easy Temptation is my new series favorite! I loved it! It's one of those books you end up staying up all night reading because you can't put it down and that's exactly what I did. Big Easy Temptation is the third book in Shayla Black and Le

Under the Covers Book Blog

The intrigue in this series always keeps me interested and this book seemed like it could've moved things along quite nicely. Instead, it was more of a tease. BIG EASY TEMPTATION features Dax Spencer and his one and only love, NCIS agent Holland Kirk. He's been in love with her as long as he can remember but he's also been badly betrayed by her. Or so he thought.

This book goes back and forth in time just a bit to give us a good glimpse of what that betrayal was and how it affects their relation

Romance Readers Retreat
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yay!!!!! Dax's story! I could not wait for this book! Especially after the tid bits of information we were fed in book 2, .
Dax heads back to his home turf of New Orleans when the mystery unfolded enough to reveal his father's death may be tied into the big conspiracy the Perfect Gentlemen have been dealing with. Dax intends to finally get to the bottom of how his father died and unravel what actually happened in his fathers last few months.
Also waiting for Dax in New Orleans is Holland, the on
Renee Entress
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story flowed so well I could not tell when the authors switching in the story. The story has laughs, suspense, murder, twists & turns, betrayal, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Scandal Never Sleeps (The Perfect Gentlemen, #1)
Seduction in Session (The Perfect Gentlemen, #2)

This is Holland and Dax’s story. These two have a steamy but explosive history. The chemistry between them is off
Tiffany Shaw
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was almost disappointed with this book. The first part kind of dragged for me. While I'm all for building back story it was just a little much for me.... AND THEN CAME THE SECOND HALF!!!! Dax and Holland have a painful past I wasn't sure they could overcome but with each twist in this plot it draws them closer to their inevitable fate together. The love between them is real and palpable. I'm so obsessed with this series I can't wait to see what happens next. 5 more well deserved stars for Shay ...more
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Comme vous le savez si vous avez lu mes précédentes chroniques sur les deux premiers tomes, je suis fan absolue de cette saga qui ne perd jamais en intensité et en suspense. C'est de nouveau le cas avec La Gloire, tome consacré à Dax Spencer et Holland Kirk. Shayla Black et Lexi Blake mettent une nouvelle fois la barre très haute et une fois qu'on a dévoré les 540 pages de ce roman , on doit se montrer très patiente pour découvrir le prochain tome sur deux personnages qui m'intriguent énormément ...more
Sandy S
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 3, 2016

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
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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, muc

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The Perfect Gentlemen (5 books)
  • Scandal Never Sleeps (The Perfect Gentlemen, #1)
  • Seduction in Session (The Perfect Gentlemen, #2)
  • Smoke and Sin (The Perfect Gentlemen, #4)
  • At the Pleasure of the President (The Perfect Gentlemen, #5)