At the Pleasure of the President (Perfect Gentlemen Series #5)

At the Pleasure of the President (Perfect Gentlemen Series #5)

by Shayla Black, Lexi Blake

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The thrilling conclusion of the twisting, page-turning Perfect Gentlemen series...



Decades ago, ambitious Zack Hayes set his sights on the White House. He's worked his whole life to become the leader of the free world—attending the right schools, marrying the perfect bride—all to aid his campaign. He didn't realize someone behind the scenes has been pulling the strings to manipulate Zack and the country he loves into a dangerous position—one he will risk his life to wrench free from. The one thing he can't risk is Elizabeth Matthews. 



From the moment she met Zack Hayes, Liz felt the connection. Serving as his campaign manager and then his press secretary, she accepted that her love for him would remain unrequited. Still, she'd thought they were friends, so when he pushed her aside, she felt the stab in her heart. And when she realizes he's done it to protect her, nothing will stop Liz from standing by his side—not even the men who would use her as a weapon against him.

As shocking secrets are revealed, Zack and Liz find succor and passion in each other's arms. When the ultimate villain shows his face, Zack may have to choose between his country and the woman he loves...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161339060
Publisher: Black Oak Books LLC
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Series: Perfect Gentlemen Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,507
File size: 731 KB

About the Author

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

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.

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At the Pleasure of the President 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
A fitting conclusion to one of my favourite romantic suspense series EVER. Although this can be read as a stand-alone, I 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 throughout the 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 had me totally enthralled and I found myself reading well in to the early hours of the morning. This is President Zack Hayes and Elizabeth (Liz) Matthews story and it was captivating to say the least. All of the Perfect Gentleman and their women come together to support Zack as they fight an enemy that is not only trying to destroy Zack but the very foundation of their country. The chemistry between Zack and Liz is electrifying and intense. Danger lurks around every corner as Zack and his fellow members of the Perfect Gentlemen Club continue their investigations till it reaches it’s explosive conclusion. Will Zack be able to make a choice between the woman he loves and the country that is his heart and soul? 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. Superbly written, an outstanding read. Superbly written, an outstanding read.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Fantastic
iScreamBooksBlog More than 1 year ago
"Elizabeth being here—so close and yet so far away—was like dangling a match over the kindling of his self-control." What the WHAT?!?! I've been anxiously waiting for this final installment in The Perfect Gentlemen series. It grabbed my attention from the beginning, keeping me on the edge of my seat as I waited for what I was afraid of, and what I hoped for, to happen. I turned each page holding my breath, not knowing what to expect. I have become very attached to all of the perfect gentlemen, and their ladies. Though, I must confess that I wanted to slap at least one of them upside the head a time or twenty while reading this story. Zack has always been the voice of reason among the group of friends. He's always had his eye on the prize. Knowing that eventually his sacrifices would pay off and he'd make it to the White House. When his friends went wild having fun, he had to reign himself in to protect his future. He strategically followed the plan, mapping his career, keeping himself under control at all costs. He thought that there wasn't anything that would make him risk the presidency... until her. Liz felt their connection instantly. She knew he was something special. But, he wasn't hers. She worked tirelessly as his press secretary, admiring him and loving him in secret. They'd grown close over the years. Friends that supported and confided in each other. At least that's what she thought until he pushed her away. That soft look that used to be just for her has turned hard. Those unspoken messages that used to pass between them stopped. Her world stopped turning at the loss. There are so many things that blew my mind while reading this incredible saga. Things became clearer and more confusing at the same time. Missing pieces were found and relationships were stretched to the breaking point. What I thought I knew, I didn't. The direction I expected to go ended up being detoured and I was tempted to jump off the crazy train before it crashed. But, I'm so glad I hung on for the finale, it was epic! Was that clear as mud? Sorry, but it is a ride you need to experience for yourself, one bump and curve at a time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I+have++read++all+5+books++in++this++series++and+loved+each+one.+Zack%2C+Roman%2C++Dax%2C+Connor%2C+Gabe%2C+and+Mad+were++all+complex+and+interesting++characters++that+you+will++love+.++Let%27s++not+forget+the+women+they+love+either+.+I+love+strong+females+%21
chrismom More than 1 year ago
This is the book that we have all been waiting for. This is the final book in the Perfect Gentlemen series and boy was it worth the wait. Without revealing any secrets, all of our questions were answered. There are many bumps in the road as the story progresses. Lies, betrayals, double agents, spies, attempted assassinations and romance, all come into play as the Gentlemen try to solve the mystery that was planned long before they were born. I really enjoyed this book. Shayla Black and Lexi Blake once again wrote an outstanding story. Bravo ladies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Perfect Gentlemen was a very good set of stories. However, this last one was the best of the bunch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful ending, to an amaging story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous intrigue, suspense, humor, and romance all rolled into one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicely+wrapped+storyline+to+this+story.+Interesting+to+read+from+3+points+of+view+when++the+characters+aren%27t+intimately+involved%2C+like+with+a+MMF+series.+I+would+recommend+this+for+fellow+espionage+%2F+romance+seekers%0A
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive+been+waiting+for+this+book+forever+and+it+was+great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can we hope for a new series with the NG?
Evampire9 More than 1 year ago
Zack Hayes has spent his life doing all the appropriate things in life in order to achieve his goal of becoming the President of the United States. He is prepared to risk anything to wrench free from the dangerous group that is manipulating his presidency from behind the scenes. The one thing he can’t risk is Elizabeth Matthews. The highly anticipated conclusion to The Perfect Gentlemen series is finally here and readers can’t help but be awestruck by all the twisty turns and curve balls thrown throughout this thrilling series. All the strong, bold characters of this series are gathered for the final showdown and as secrets are discovered, betrayals are revealed and all the players involved in this long running conspiracy are uncovered, readers find themselves completely and utterly stunned by the intrigue that takes place. There is no dull moments to be found anywhere as all the thrilling suspense, intriguing questions, sweet romance, heated passions and heart pounding action keeps readers glued to the pages. Zack and Elizabeth have some sizzling chemistry and their romance has been one uphill battle with all of the obstacles that has occurred in its path. The relationship still has its share of problems as the bad guys will not only target anyone who get their way with deadly solutions but also manage to manipulate the happenings is some very twisted maneuverings that leaves everyone questioning who to trust. This keeps emotions high and intense throughout the story and readers can’t help but get totally one hundred percent caught up in every explosive moment as they await the stunning final showdown between ‘The Perfect Gentlemen’ along with their significant others and the bad guys.
beausmommy More than 1 year ago
Okay, so I have been waiting for this. This is the conclusion of the Perfect Gentlemen storyline and what an ending!!! From the very first book, through all of the stories and crazy plot lines, I have been hooked. How can you NOT be into a group of playboys who’ve grown up together in private school, from different backgrounds, throw in some tough as nails women who come to love them, a few Russian spies, murder, steamy sex and the White House!!!! Almost sounds too real, huh? No! These two authors have created a Perfect Gentlemen world that is far more interesting than reality. You should start at the beginning and by the time you read this finale, you will be thanking me for recommending it. But you should definitely be dropping off the praises to Shayla and Lexi for letting us share in this Perfect world.
moonbows1969 More than 1 year ago
What can I say about this book? Wow. There is so much going on in the book that I hardly know where to start. The characters are so real you get to know them, how they will react, and what they are feeling. The whole story was brilliantly handled. In this book you get to see the goings on in multiple characters' POV and it is never confusing. The ending was so awesome I am so happy to have read this series.
SpiderEffect More than 1 year ago
A series conclusion that will leave you on the edge of your seat…. Keeping his eye on the prize, Zach always knew that his future was on course for a path that would lead to the White House. During those years when all of his friends were enjoying the ‘party life’, Zach remained on the straight and narrow. All of his decisions were calculated and full of determination in hopes that one day he would hold the ultimate prize. There was nothing that would make Zach stray from the path…..until Liz! As the current Press Secretary, Elizabeth had to have a strong backbone. The chemistry between Zach and Liz was hard to ignore, and the strong willed Liz didn’t want to be kept at arm’s length any longer. There was plenty of forethought on Zach’s part for keeping Liz at bay, but now that the truth is out things are about to get interesting!! Fans of Lexi Blake and Shayla Black are in for a treat with the final book in the Perfect Gentlemen series. With a plot that grabbed your attention from beginning to end – At The Pleasure of The President was everything that devoted fans had hoped for. If you are new to the series, now is the perfect time to discover the twists and turns that make this series one that can’t be missed!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I+absolutely%0A+loved+it+but.+I+feel+like+the+unraveling+was+a+bit+rushed.+It+was+a+gradual+build+the+bam+so+much+happened+at+once.++Awesome+series+though%21
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book! Whew! So many answered questions, quite a few twist, and humor that still resonates with me. You know it’s a great book when it makes you feel the sorrow, makes you feel the happy, and did I mention the heat, what?!? The authors did not disappoint with this last installment and makes me want to reread the whole series again! Totally left me a smile and a sigh of happiness.
grammyx3 More than 1 year ago
It's "Answers Time" for the Perfect Gentlemen. At the Pleasure of the President by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake is the fifth and final book in their Perfect Gentlemen series. There's lots of action going on in this story. The guys are all back together working to solve the Russian problem plaguing their own President Zack Hayes. This final book sees all the Perfect Gentlemen find the "love of their life" partners and entails some super sexy scenes. I loved seeing all the main characters from the series working together and helping each other. I really enjoyed when the ladies would get together and make plans. The dialogue is great fun. Loose ends are all tied up and all questions sufficiently answered in this finale. Excellent ending to a super series!
szelisk More than 1 year ago
Shayla and Lexi saved the BEST for last!! First, if you haven’t read the previous “Perfect Gentleman” books, I STRONGLY recommend you do. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!! From page one, I couldn’t put it down. The characters, emotions and suspense pulled you in from the very beginning! Amazing job Shayla and Lexi!! A DEFINTE MUST READ!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was excruciatingly Boring to say the least. All the characters of the serie and their wifes are embroiled in it to the point where you loose track of what characters this book is about. The conversations are uselessly lengthy and there is no real plot, or mystery just dragged out childish banter between a group of friends. Save your money, this book is just a high school reunion topped with sex disguised as a big ploy. So disappointing...