Sunday, 18 December 2016


When I got my kindle I discovered that there were plenty of free reads on Amazon.  I downloaded quite a few, some were good and others were appalling.  When I found a really good book I trotted off to the author's page and looked at what else they had on offer.

This was how I came across Chelle Bliss and the 'Men of Inked' series.  The Gallo men are hot, hot, hot and the books are a thoroughly enjoyable read.  I was disappointed to reach the end of their series, when Anthony eventually found his HEA.  Chelle knew her fans wanted more of the Gallo family and produced the spin-off series 'ALFA PI'.  This is based around a PI company run by a Gallo son, Gallo son-in-law and some other men from the Men of Inked books.

The third book in the ALFA PI series,(which can be read as a stand-alone) was recently released.  This is my review of it.

Chelle Bliss has done it again, with another hot, steamy and action packed instalment of the ALFA PI 'boys'. Without a shadow of a doubt this is a 5 star book - and would have more stars if I could give them. Fran is one rockin' chic and Bear is so hot he burns.

She writes great characters that come across as 'real' and 'everyday' people. I love the dialogue - even if there is swearing - and how the characters interact with each other. Scenes have enough description in order to build a mental image, but are not so over the top that you lose the flow of the story. The focus is on actions, thoughts and feelings and with the book being written from both main character POV's, you get to really know and understand both the hero and heroine.

The love scenes are very hot and descriptive, but they don't feel like glorified porn. There is respect and real feeling between the hero and heroine and the sex is an extension of that. Whilst this is a romance book, the story is so much more than that. There are broken relationships to mend and secrets to reveal, as well as a crime to solve. It is a bit lighter than previous books and Fran has a wicked sense of humour.

The story is not only easy to read, it kept me gripped and I had to force myself to put it down and go to sleep at one point. I then kept sneaking my phone out at work to read a few more pages until I could get home and finish the book.

I loved this book from start to finish and really enjoyed every word of it. I also loved how we got to catch up a little on the Gallo's and finally find out Bear's story.


Didn't read the previous ALFA P.I. books, but you're dying to read Bear's story?
GREAT NEWS... YOU CAN! Wicked Impulse can be read as a standalone.



ALFA Private Investigations is a spin-off of the Men of Inked series, but can be read separately.
**Includes a BONUS novella - Men of Inked Christmas**

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?

Wicked Impulse is book 3 in the ALFA PI series and includes a BONUS novella - Men of Inked Christmas.

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