Series: The Perfect Gentlemen
Also in this series: Scandal Never Sleeps, Seduction in Session
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Second Chance
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Also by this author: Scandal Never Sleeps, Seduction in Session, Ruthless
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...
ARC provided by Author/Publisher for honest review.
Big Easy Temptation is the third book in the Perfect Gentleman series, I would not recommend reading this as a standalone novel. The underlying story is a progressive mystery that is very, very slowly unfolding throughout.
I have big, huge, massive issues with the first 50% of this book. The entire first half of this book takes place in the past and I get why the authors did it, I do, but and this is a huge but, there was maybe 20% of the book that covered the actual mystery of the series. That’s the reason I keep coming back to the books…I need to know who done it and why.
Dax and Holland have a colorful history, I know that it was necessary to catch the reader up on what happened before, but fifty percent worth? Not necessary in my opinion. Then when we get back into the present — it took forever to get into the meat of things again. Of course, the meat of the story was excellent, but I honestly can’t say that it was enough to make up for the slow start. Which is sad considering if the authors spent more time on how Dax’s family came into play with the big picture and not being so repetitive by going through things in great detail in the past then coming back to go through it again for the characters that were reintroduced in the last half I could have easily given this book five stars. As it is I can only give three stars and three wet panties.
I had such high hopes. My fingers are crossed that the next book will focus on the mystery.