Let me start by saying, WELL DONE! Persuasion Skills is a page-turner from start to finish. It entails tongue lashing, humor, and steamy sex scenes.
Jaxon and Pepper are best friends and business partners who have shared a welcoming peck on the cheek and hug. But an evening of celebrating quickly turns into a blissful night of passion. Holding back on their feelings adds tension to their friendship and business. To make matters worse, Pepper found herself “playing Indiana Jones” when Jaxon became MIA. Fearful their friendship was headed for the worst, Pepper continued to berate herself for indulging in “that last glass of wine”. This does not stop her from uttering a slew of cusswords and bodily harm.
You will witness on more than one occasion how fierce Pepper can be. The first incident took place when she was a senior in college. When Jaxon walked into his dorm room, he laid eyes on skin tone the color of milk chocolate in a compromising situation with his roommate. Puzzled, he demanded answers from her since his roommate was gagged and hog-tied. After a few more blows to the roommate, Pepper calms down long enough to laugh at herself and her new protector, her “He-Man”. Believe me when I say, the nickname “He-Man” is dead-on with the scene and Jaxon’s character. Even then for the first time seeing her, Jaxon thought she was a stunning sight with a flared temper.
When Jaxon scrutinized and devised a plan to win Pepper over, he thought of everything and I do mean everything. Will it work? Or will he admit there’s no blueprint when it comes to love? Accepting his fate and any right hooks that may come along, he is more than ready to test his skills against the feisty beauty.
And the sex scenes… They are HOT!! Jaxon is in tune with Pepper’s body; one touch and she’s humming.
I absolutely loved this novel. The story line and characters were captivating and well written; I had to read it twice. I’m hooked and Ms. Cremant is now on my radar for new releases, but in the meantime I will enjoy her debut novel Negotiating Skills.
-Reviewed by LaMona
Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”