Author: Lexi Blake, Shayla Black
Series: The Perfect Gentlemen #1
Published by: Berkley
Publication Date: August 18, 2015
They are the Perfect Gentlemen of Creighton Academy: privileged, wealthy, powerful friends with a wild side. But a deadly scandal is about to tear down their seemingly ideal lives . . .
Maddox Crawford’s sudden death sends Gabriel Bond reeling. Not only is he burying his best friend, he’s cleaning up Mad’s messes, including his troubled company. Grieving and restless, Gabe escapes his worries in the arms of a beautiful stranger. But his mind-blowing one-night stand is about to come back to haunt him . . .
Mad groomed Everly Parker to be a rising star in the executive world. Now that he’s gone, she’s sure her job will be the next thing she mourns, especially after she ends up accidentally sleeping with her new boss. If only their night together hadn’t been so incendiary—or Gabe like a fantasy come true . . .
As Gabe and Everly struggle to control the heated tension between them, they discover evidence that Mad’s death was no accident. Now they must bank their smoldering passions to hunt down a murderer—because Mad had secrets that someone was willing to kill for, and Gabe or Everly could be the next target . . .
Ah, romantic-suspense can be a hit or miss genre with me. While not amazing, I still thoroughly enjoyed Scandal Never Sleeps.
I love how the group of men are such close friends and they’re all so involved in this book. I also enjoyed the prologue that showed us how they became known as the Perfect Gentlemen, and that we got a good sense of what each guy is like.
I really liked Everly and the fact that she’s a geeky hacker who doesn’t become a shy wallflower in the presence of these guys, in fact she has no problem putting them in their place. Which brings me to Gabe. I like him, I really do, but his possessiveness and alpha male antics got annoying. However, he got better by the end because Everly stood her ground until he understood that she won’t put up with it.
It gets pretty steamy between Gabe and Everly. Often. There were some weird moments though, like when she was being serious about her concerns, and he suddenly says “show me your breast”. It was a total what the hell moment I couldn’t help but to laugh at. Also, their internal dialogue became redundant, so I eventually started skimming parts.
The mystery was fairly easy to figure out, but it was still interesting and had me wanting to see how it all unfolded. Even though this book wraps up nicely, there appears to be a larger story arc that continues into the next book.
Overall, Scandal Never Sleeps was a pretty good, and definitely has me wanting the second book.