Monday, November 14, 2016

Wicked Impulse by Chelle Bliss Book 3 in the ALFA Investigations Series

There's only one thing worse than dating a friend's sister--sleeping with his mother.
Fran DeLuca's known for her bossy, overbearing personality almost as much as for her love of nylon tracksuits. But when someone runs off with fifty thousand dollars, she becomes involved in an ALFA investigation and catches the eye of silver fox biker, Bear.
Bear North, ALFA's resident bad boy, has never thought of Fran as anything more than his buddy s mom. When she trades in her elastic pants and orthopedic tennis shoes for a pair of skintight jeans and high heels, he takes notice of the fifty-something MILF.
When the money trail leads closer to Fran than expected, Bear takes charge of the investigation and will do anything to protect her. Can Bear track a thief, claim Fran, and keep Morgan DeLuca in the dark long enough to solve the case?
I have been waiting for this book, OH MY BOB have I wanted me some Bear! I never really knew what to expect when it came to Bear. He has has a presence in the Men Of Inked books and was spotted in the other ALFA books, but to get my own Bear book, is just... awesome!

First lets talk Fran shall we? I pictured her exactly how Ms. Bliss described her " a track suit, orthopedic shoe wearing 50+ woman." Think, Betty White's
Rose Nylund from the Golden Girls... I know she may be too old, but that is where my brain went. I got the biggest kick out of her! Fran had me rolling and just so shocked at the things that would come out of her mouth. The banter between Maria and Fran had me crying! I just LOVE that relationship.When Fran decides to act her age and not like an OLD women. She ditched the track suits for some tight jeans and some high heels, how was Bear not suppose to notice?

Bear, just yes... He is such a fun dude to read about. I laughed out loud so much . At one point I had to stop and compose myself. I was laughing to the point of tears.

"Pressing my front to her back, I placed my mouth close to he ear.
"Who's your daddy?'
"Tom," Fran said with a bit of a chuckle."

" I growled. " Do you want me?"
"Yes," she said in the airy , wanton tone.
"Bend over and touch your toes."
Her eyebrows drew together. 
"Do you know how old I am ? Fuck me, Bear. I haven't been able to touch my toes for twenty years."
"Fran," I said, trying to hold my laughter. I hadn't even thought about her age as a factor in the scene that I had playing out in my mind. 
"Bend over and hold the door handle."
"That I can do." Gripping the door handle tightly, she bent at the waist, pushing her ass against my body."

It was passages like those, that had me just falling for this couple. They had this chemistry that was undeniable and quickly became one of my most favorite couples ever!
Bear constantly had to defend his actions to Morgan. I thought it was such a beautiful moment when Morgan finally realized that Bear was crazy in love with his mom and that Bear would lay down his life for her.  Bear had the love of his life once and was okay with spending his remaining days alone, without love. He never expected it to be Fran to complete him and heal his heart as well as his family.

I love this easy fun, sexy, exciting book and I am sure you will to.
5 Clock !!! 

Filthy Rich by Raine Miller..... Review by Dawn

Billionaire Caleb Blackstone lives in the glamorous world of wealth and success, with every material luxury. But the moment he sees Brooke Casterley, none of that matters. Caleb is filled with a raw, undeniable need that he can’t ignore…for a girl who is so completely different from everything and everyone he’s ever known.

Only Brooke isn’t looking for love. She knows all too well just how much damage the wrong guy can do. Still, what sane, broke British girl can resist the charms of an incredibly sexy, chivalrous billionaire? What starts as flirtation quickly turns into all-consuming passion. Nothing could have prepared her for the searing heat of Caleb’s touch—or just how much she craves him.
Their whirlwind romance is the stuff of high-society fantasy—but for every moment of pleasure, there is a cost. Past mistakes and tragedy shadow them both…and falling for him might be the kind of trouble she can’t afford.

Ok, so I went into this so excited because I have read a few Raine MIller books and loved them, this one not so much. This was so sugary sweet that it actually made my teeth hurt. I guess I expected with a title like "Filthy Rich" that Caleb would a bit more of a jerk/bad boy. Nope, he starts off as a "love 'em and leave 'em" kinda guy. But that quickly changes into this big ball of mush. I enjoyed Caleb's honesty,  I liked that there were little to no secrets kept hidden and drawn out. BUT, a little angst would have been nice. Even when crazy Janice slices poor Brooke, it's just a flash in the pan.

I did however find the bright spot in Brooke. Her past played it's roll but didn't define her. I liked that she was a positive influence on Caleb. The relationship she has with her grandmother was really lovely. 
I am intrigued by the rest of the Blackstone clan and will read their stories, I hope they have more angst and less sugary sweetness.