Smoke and Sin, The Perfect Gentlemen, Book 4

· The Perfect Gentlemen Book 4 · Black Oak Books LLC
18 reviews

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More than a decade ago, Roman Calder had a scorching affair with the sister of one of his best friends. Augustine Spencer drove him so crazy he thought of nothing but her. The only thing they did more often than heat the sheets was fight. Unprepared for the intensity of their relationship, Roman broke things off and concentrated on things that made sense to him: his career and putting his best friend, Zack Hayes, in the White House.

Gus Spencer is known to Washington insiders as the president’s secret weapon. Gorgeous and brilliant, Gus runs the press pool with the determination of a shark. No one dares to cross her, not when she’s known for having a spine of steel…but long ago one man melted her down. Despite the fact that she’ll never forgive Roman for breaking her heart, now that they work together she can’t get him off her mind.


When a dangerous investigation leads both Roman and Gus to London, the heat between them becomes unbearable. As they begin to unravel an international conspiracy, they find themselves falling all over again. But when a killer threatens their world, can they fight to stay together or will the sins of their past keep them forever apart?

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18 reviews
Hillary Brown
October 4, 2017
Title: Smoke & Sin Series: The Perfect Gentlemen Author: Shayla Black & Lexi Blake Release Date: September 26, 2017 5 out of 5 The fourth book took the Perfect Gentlemen series to the next level. You get the past history of Gus & Roman, which helps set the scene for the present story. The books is choke full of the other couples, so If you haven’t read Scandal Never Sleeps, Seduction Session, and Big Easy Temptation please stop here and read those one first. The impact between I liked it & I LOVED IT could be affected by not truly seeing the growth of the characters throughout the series. Roman Calder, Chief of Staff, Hot Shot Lawyers, and according to the press the President’s HitMan is a multi-faceted character that in one moment you are like - “such a dumbass”- one moment, and then like - “Get is Roman!” In the next. I have to say that surprises are definitely had in this novel. You gotta read it to truly enjoy those moment. This journey takes the Perfect Gentlemen over the pond to Jolly Ole’ England - London Specifically - as the metaphorical rope around all of their necks is tightened, and threats are made. I have discovered through this series and other by the two lovely authors - Shayla Black & Lexi Blake - that the characters surrounding the main couple are so lovable and quirky. These authors world building skills are A+ status. Their character for me are so real when I read. This series has the potential to suck you in and keep you spinning until the conclusion of the book, and then the anticipation sets in for the next release. I can’t wait for the next one to come out which is At the Pleasure of the President. Shayla Black & Lexi Blake make for a fabulous writing team. If you are a fan of any of the following you gotta jump on board this plane: Shayla Black, Lexi Blake, Wicked Lovers Series, Masters & Mercenaries Series, Doms of Her Life, steamy romance, and just a fan of great romance you gotta read this series. Hashtags: Book Specific: #smokeandsin #romancalder #augustinespencer #romanandgus4ever #romanticsuspense #whitehousehijinks #london #perfectgentlemenseries #menofpower #lexiblake #shaylablack Standard: #booklovers #bookreview #bookworld #lovedit #getitnow #romance #romanceauthors #romancenovel #gobblegobble #gobblegobbleditup #fortheloveofbooks #bookwormadventures #808bookworm #808bookreveiw #hill #causeilovebooks
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Erin Lewis
April 1, 2019
5 Star review of Smoke & Sin (The Perfect Gentlemen #4) by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake This is Roman Calder and Gus (Augustine) Spencer’s story and oh what a story it is. I was riveted from the first page to the last. Although this can be read as a stand-alone, I personally would recommend you read the first four books. It will give you a better understanding and background to what is happening as there is a continuing story line in the background of the books. Smoke and Sin and is just as action packed as the previous books. This is a hard review to write as I do not want to give away any spoilers. I love an alpha male, add in a feisty heroine and I am there. The action is fast paced, I was on the edge of my seat and I read this book in almost one read. I just didn’t want to put it down; I had to know what happened! The suspense, drama, plot twists and turns have you on the edge of your seat. I just kept saying to myself, one more chapter and then I’ll stop. The chemistry between Roman and Gus is obvious and even though there are issues from the past, it is certainly clear that their feelings towards each other have not been resolved. Far from it! Danger lurks around every corner as Roman and his fellow members of the Perfect Gentlemen Club continue their investigations. All around them the people they love are being put in danger and as we found out in previous books, some have died. The continuity between the authors was seamless. I have no idea who wrote which part and honestly, it doesn’t matter. It was brilliant from start to finish. A great addition to the series and I cannot wait to read the conclusion to this amazing series.
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Eva Millien
March 15, 2019
Roman Calder and Gus Spencer has a scorching affair more than a decade ago and no matter how much they try to deny searing intensity of their attraction to each other the heat becomes unbearable while unraveling an international conspiracy in this riveting romance full of gut wrenching emotions. Sizzling chemistry leaps from the pages as these strong, bold characters struggle through past mistakes, unspoken desires and secrets to reach for their future. The emotional turmoil flows from every page with gut wrenching intensity and readers can’t help but become captivated by their relationship that also has quite a few ‘on the warpath’ clashes and some sharp dialogue. The story is fast paced and full of intrigue and excitement as each twist and turn keeps readers glued to the pages in anticipation of what will happen next. The suspense builds into an intense, nail biting crescendo throughout the plot which includes the previous three books as it a major conspiracy that is complex, fascinating and enthralling. “Smoke and Sin” suspenseful plot includes all the suspense and intrigue of the previous books but also keeps readers well entertained with Roman and Gus’s volcanic relationship. The entire story is full of unexpected twists that ensure that readers can’t possibly guess the outcome and the climatic ending leaves readers with a jaw dropping surprise that has them wanting more.
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About the author

About Shayla Black:

Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly 40 sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances for multiple print, electronic, and audio publishers. She lives in Texas with her husband, munchkin, and one very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

Shayla’s work has been translated in about a dozen languages. She has also received or been nominated for The Passionate Plume, The Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the National Reader’s Choice Awards. RT Bookclub has twice nominated her for Best Erotic Romance of the year, as well as awarded her several Top Picks, and a KISS Hero Award.

A writing risk-taker, Shayla enjoys tackling writing challenges with every book.


About Lexi Blake:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem. Her latest release in the Masters and Mercenaries series, Love Another Day, was released in August of 2017. 

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