With This Bling (Romano & Albright #3)

Author: LB Gregg

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Rating: 5 stars

Buy Links: Riptide & Amazon

Type: Novel in a Series

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: Caesar Romano’s catering career is doing better than he’d ever dreamed. And so is his love life—even if his boyfriend’s house in Staten Island is way too far from civilization for his liking. But then in short order, Caesar is duped into helping his cousin propose, is tricked by his best friend and business partner into appearing on live television, and is harassed by a thug-like personal trainer and his far too beautiful wife. In fact, Caesar is almost too busy to notice that something is troubling his PI boyfriend, Dan Albright.

Almost.

Laid-back, open, charming—that’s the impression hunky former NYPD Detective Dan Albright gives everyone. Caesar can add sexually adventurous and a bit of an exhibitionist. But he also knows that Dan is hiding something—something dark and a little dangerous—and when Dan’s silence over his mysterious past threatens to harm them both, it’s Caesar’s turn to save the day.

But then again, a break-in, a gallery party, an heirloom ring, a new suit, and a stalker with bad BO are all just a typical week for Caesar Romano.

 

Review:  Just hearing this book was going to be released made me happy. This series is one of my favorites from way back. Fans of it have waited SO long for this book that the expectations for it could have been too high. However this book didn’t disappoint. I absolutely loved it! One of my favorites this year. It’s been years since I’ve read these books but after just a few pages I was reminded why I loved these characters so damn much. For me this series is the epitome of a witty sexy fun read. It’s filled with a crazy cast that I love. A little danger and mystery. And MCs that I adore. I was so happy to be back in this world.

You really should read the other books in the series first to get all the history between the characters and their back stories. I think there’s a lot of relationship building that occurs for Dan and Caeser in the first two books. That being said I was totally intrigued about finally learning more about Dan’s past. What really happened with his injuries and what’s with the vague information about why he left the force. Something always comes up to distract us from thinking about it too hard but we finally get some answers. At times Dan is so good at his detective work you forget he’s from a very rich high society family. He’s so tough and capable but approachable and down to earth at the same time. I love how he’s always keeping Dan on his toes. I doubt anyone would ever bore of Dan Albright. I totally buy into his older sexy as hell vibe. I love Dirty Dan! He has this intensity when it comes to Caeser that just sizzles off the page.

In With This Bling Caeser is coming to terms with his developing relationship with Dan. He knows the sex is amazing but it’s all getting complicated with feelings and long daily commutes from his lover’s house and stuff. Yes Caeser is one of a kind. Slightly uptight. Adverse to anything illegal despite his family’s sketchy business transactions. He’s mouthy as ever and still has that wonderful almost manic way of thinking that leads him to spiral into crazy ideas and say things that most wouldn’t. Since meeting Dan, Caeser is also prone to getting put in dangerous situations. In this book the danger is brought to Dan’s door, literally, by someone or something from Dan’s past. Caeser trusts Dan to handle it. He has enough to do with his newish job with Poppy at their restaurant catering business. She’s signing them up for events Caesar wants no part of but will do to keep his best friend happy. His cousin is roping him into helping with a grand proposal using the rings he thinks have some bad ju ju because they were stolen off the finger of his dead grandma. Caeser’s life is anything but boring these days and I loved reading about it.

This book is filled with proposals. Some utterly fail. Some shock. And some warm your heart. I love the secondary characters almost as much as Caeser and Dan so every page is a delight to read. The pace is as quick as the wit. It’s been so long since I’ve read about these characters but I was reminded why I loved them so much and warmed to them almost instantly. Like hanging out with old friends and remembering how much fun you had together. This book is hilarious, sexy and full of action. I adore Caeser and Dan together. You can feel their attraction to each other. It’s smoking hot and practically leaps off the page but you also know they’re crazy in love with each other. Even if they don’t want to admit it just yet. I HIGHLY recommend this series. It’s just so damn good.

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