The moment I saw her, I wanted her.
I tried to resist her, but Race had other plans.
One night, in a moment of weakness, I gave in to my desires.
I still had a job to do before her world collapsed.
If I failed at finding the person behind the threats, I could lose her forever.
Temptation can be dangerous.
“You’re really purdy,” she slurred with a lopsided grin, running her finger down my cheek.
“That’s it. No more drinks for you,” I said, dragging the glass away from her.
“No! I’ve only had three,” she said as she lurched forward, pulling the drink out of my hands.
“I’m enjoying myself. I’ve had a bitch of a week and I deserve to let loose a little.”
I held my hands up. “You’ve actually had four martinis, but anything you want, princess.”
Her eyes grew into little slits. “I’m not your princess,” she slurred, sounding completely adorable.
My cheeks hurt as I smiled. “I’m going to take you home now. I think you need to sleep it off.”
“Last time I checked,” she said before hiccupping, “you’re not my daddy.” A slow smile crept across her face. She scooted closer and whispered, “Unless that’s your thing.” She tried to wink, but both eyes closed, one after the other.
I leaned into her space, a breath away from her lips. “It’s not my thing, but I’m happy to act out your fantasies. But I don’t think you want to cross that line. Once you go there, there’s no going back.” I stared into her eyes.
“Oooh.” Her eyes grew wide. “Is that supposed to scare me, Mr. DeLuca?”
I didn’t move. “I’m just giving you fair warning. You’ve had a few drinks, and I won’t take advantage of that. I’m just telling you how it is.”
“You’re full of yourself.” Her warm, sweet breath caressed my lips as she spoke.
All I wanted to do was reach out, pull her face to mine, and kiss her full, beautiful lips. “I’m sure of myself and confident in my abilities, yes. That’s entirely different than being full of myself.” I licked my lips, testing her.
Her eyes dropped to my mouth as her lips parted.
“Another?” Lisa interrupted.
“We’re good,” I replied, keeping my eyes pinned to Race and waving Lisa off.
“Pfft,” Lisa scoffed, stomping away.
Race glared in Lisa’s direction. “She wants you,” she whispered.
Was she jealous?
“I don’t want her.”
“She’s a sure thing though.”
I leaned closer, leaving very little space between us. “I never liked easy.”
“All men like easy.” Her body swayed, moving so close our lips almost brushed.
Having read everything that Chelle Bliss has written I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book!
A spin off from her Men of Inked series, Sinful Intent follows Morgan DeLuca, a guy fresh out of the army with a huge chip on his shoulder. He packs up his life in Chicago and takes up a new career as a PI with his cousins, The Gallos. Now, don’t think you HAVE to read Men of Inked (but seriously, why wouldn’t you?!?!) to follow this story. You really don’t but please be advised, some spoilers will happen since the series is complete. But it will NOT detract from your experience at all. Now, back to Morgan. This guy has every potential to be a total jerk, but Chelle writes him in a way that draws you in. You really get tofeel how lost his life really is. No prospects, just walking aimlessly, unsure of what to do. His only constant, his mother, who is a riot btw.
Race True. Now, it took me a bit to warm up to her. She took the term Ice Queen to task and made it hers. About a third of the way through the book, she started growing on me and I realized how good her and Morgan were together. He’s looking for something tangible, and she keeps everyone at bay. So opposite, yet so much alike. The push and pull with these two made me love them even more. Along with Race’s driving skills with Elvira.
The main theme that I picked up on in Chelle’s books is family. Morgan, while a bit standoff-ish, had his mother, and the extended family with the Gallos. I think it added something special to the book, kind of like going home for Sunday dinner – and don’t be late!
I give the first installment in this series a solid 4 sinful kisses and cannot wait to meet the next ALFA male!
Unlawful Desire – ALFA PI #2 is available for pre-order
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