ARC Review: Big Easy Temptation by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake

Posted May 3, 2016 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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ARC Review: Big Easy Temptation by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake
Big Easy Temptation
by Shayla Black, Lexi Blake

3.5 Stars


Released: May 3rd 2016
Series: The Perfect Gentlemen #3
Published by Berkley
Format: eARC

“As far as the heat?  Dax and Holland sizzled! ”
~ Under the Covers

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 relationship today.  But personally, I wish that past would’ve been glossed over more and that we had gotten more in terms of moving forward in the present.  Both for the relationship between Dax and Holland and for the overall answers we want in the series plot.

As far as the heat?  Dax and Holland sizzled!  He’s very alpha and she’s a tough chick and when these two head strong characters crash, there’s definitely lots of sparks flying.  It was so easy to see and believe that they were IT for each other and that love was what kept them from finding other people to be happy with even in the years they were apart.

This book definitely leaves us with lots of questions and anxious to continue reading to get to the bottom of this whole conspiracy.  And of course to see Zach and Roman get their HEAs.  As it’s obvious the President will be last, I hope Roman’s book is next so Dax’s sister can shake up his perfect world.



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About Lexi Blake

Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband and three kids. She began writing at a young age concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.

About Shayla Black

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.



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Thanks for the review

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Amy R

Thanks for the review.


Thanks Francesca