Seduction in Session

Shayla Black and Lexi Blake. Berkley, $16 trade paper (400p) ISBN 978-0-425-27533-7

Bestselling authors Black and Blake create red-hot erotic romance on their own, and offer extra-special spice when they team up. Their second Perfect Gentleman novel (after Scandal Never Sleeps) is no exception. CIA agent Connor Sparks grew up as the poor kid on scholarship at one of the nation's most exclusive prep schools, where he garnered a tight-knit band of rich and influential friends, including one who ended up becoming president of the United States. Liberal crusader Lara Armstrong is a senator's daughter who runs an extremely explosive political blog—and, as a result, someone wants her dead. When Connor steps in to keep the petite beauty alive, the last thing he expects is that she'll steal his heart. On the surface, the hard-edged agent and the progressive activist wouldn't be expected to get along, but their chemistry is off the charts. Despite a slight tangle of red herrings near the end, this book captivates and will have readers eagerly awaiting the next tale. Agent: for Black, Kimberly Whalen, Trident Media Group; for Blake, Merrilee Heifetz, Writers House. (Jan.)