Blog Tour: Impulse by E.B Walters

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Impulse (Infinitus Billionaire #1)

Genre: M/F, Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:

He has tradition ingrained in him… 
She lives for the moment…
Will they find a common ground? 

Lex Fitzgerald is not your average billionaire. He leads a double life as the conscientious head of his family and the pleasure-seeking rogue who parties hard and pushes the limits in and out of the bedroom. His two worlds are about to collide because of one woman, Jillian Finnegan.

Lex needs a secret weapon to defeat a competitor and finds it in Jillian Finnegan. He has no intention of letting her potty mouth, her crazy lifestyle, or her eccentric family get in his way. So when he makes her an offer, he expects her to accept. However, sparks start to fly when Jillian gives him a counteroffer and dares him to refuse. Has Lex finally met his match?

Let the seduction begin.

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Excerpt:

“Nice ride.”

Lex’s head snapped toward the sexy, feminine voice. A woman in a red skydiving suit walked toward him, her eyes on his bike.

He tried not to cringe. She was everything he hated about Hollywood. Her makeup was over the top, like she was trying to cover up all her imperfections. And it was impossible to tell her hair color because of the atrocious multicolored wig.

As though she felt his disapproval, she shoved her hands in the pockets of her jumpsuit. The action drew his attention to her generous hips.

“Thank you,” he said politely and hoped the woman would go away.

She stepped closer. “I like the modifications.”

Lex gave her a second glance, trying to see beyond the heavy makeup. He noted her button nose, lush lips, and the gentle curve of her cheekbone. “Modifications?”

“The handlebar, the chrome finish, and the hand-adjustable rear suspension weren’t in the original Road King. The adjustable seats and the fenders are also new.”

A woman who knew bikes. Now he was intrigued. He noted more things about her. She wasn’t busty, but her posture said she was proud of whatever she had under the suit. He was a curves man. Not something to brag about, but curves and gentleness were two things he appreciated and enjoyed in the opposite sex.

He couldn’t tell anything about her. Not her hair or the color of her eyes hidden by the long fake lashes and hooded eyelids as she studied his ride. Not that it mattered now. She could be wearing a sack over her head and he’d find her interest in his bike fascinating.

“It can hit eighty in fifth gear and still run smoothly,” Lex said. “You obviously know your bikes.”

“I’ve ridden some, modified a few. Road Kings are powerful and beautiful, but I prefer smaller bikes. I own an X D after years of being an F4i fan, but—”

F4i were made by Honda and were favored stunt bikes. Eddie planned to replace them with Leeds bikes. “But?”

Her head lifted, and their eyes met. She flashed a smile. “The X D could do with a little tweaking here and there. How does RK handle on the highway?”

He’d pushed the RK to one-forty with ease, but he was still reeling from the effect of her smile and couldn’t respond. It transformed her face, garish makeup and all. She had gorgeous turquoise eyes, darker on the edges and lighter toward the center. Then what she’d said registered.

More tweaking? Eddie and his team of engineers had worked their asses off to get the engine and proportions right. He reigned in his annoyance and forced himself to focus on her question. What was it? The RK on the road.

“Handle her with care, and she’ll give you the best ride of your life.”

“Sounds like something I’d like to try,” she purred, grinning while giving him a slow perusal that said she was flirting with him. “I love rides. All kinds of rides,” she added softly, voice all husky, eyes meeting his under the canopy of her fake lashes.

And damn if she didn’t get a rise out of him. She wasn’t even his type. “Maybe I’ll let you, if you ask nicely,” slipped out of his mouth before he realized it.

“I don’t do nice, but I could make an exception”—she laughed, her eyes twinkling—“for the Road King.” She turned and threw over her shoulder, “Nice chatting with you. Take care of that baby. It’s truly a king among bikes.”

Lex didn’t say anything. He was still trying to find his balance. Who knew a woman’s laugh could have such an effect on him. When she’d paused at an exception, he’d expected her to say him. He’d never been jealous of a bike until today.

His eyes followed her, loving the sway of her hips, which was surely for his benefit. She confirmed it when she glanced over her shoulder, winked, and laughed.

That rise she’d gotten out of him was now a throbbing hard-on. Lex shook his head to clear it and focused on controlling his body. He didn’t know what had just happened, but he was finally looking forward to being at the Perris Valley Skydiving School today and the party this weekend. He had to know the identity of that woman.

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My Review: 4/5 Stars

Impulse has you caught n it’s grasp after a few sentence’s and once you meet Lex, oh boy you better hold on for the ride.

Alexander Fitzgerald made a promise to his father. Make sure his siblings, which turned into his cousins as well, settle down in their chosen profession and get married.  Now it’s his turn, and it falls into his plans for business. Because to close the deal he will need a “wife”.

Jillian Finnegan is an amazing stunt woman and was once apart of the Fearless Finnegan’s. She wants back in, but her father doesn’t want her to be. When she finds out that her father owes someone a lot of money she jumps at the chance of being Lex’s wife, though she doesn’t know that is the job when she agrees to do it.

Jillian is spirited and independent, but also kind and soft heart. She is unable to resist Lex and I mean seriously who wouldn’t be. She’s loyal to a fault even when her father breaks her heart. I loved everything about this book until I got closer to the drama unfolding and the truth coming to light. If there was ever a woman who needed to be slapped it was Jillian and I was itching to give it to her.

I know it started out as a job and I loved how they interacted with each other, but what pissed me off was how she couldn’t see that Lex was falling for her and in order for her not run, because Lex knew that would happen, he had to bring the arrangement up. That threw me a couple times. She also wouldn’t accept his help when he offered it. I’m all for being independent, but sometimes you just need to accept help when it’s offered to you.  She redeemed herself somewhat at the end and at the same time I would recommended the book. It is all kinds of awesome.

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Author Bio:

Ednah B. Walters writes about flawed heroes and the women who love them. She writes contemporary romance under E. B. Walters. From her first series, the Fitzgerald Family, to the new Infinitus Billionaire series, love, family, and friendship play crucial roles in all her books.

She also writes YA and NA under Ednah Walters. She has two international bestselling YA series: Runes series (which focuses on Norse mythology and legends) and Guardian Legacy series (which focuses on the Nephilim, children of the fallen angels.

NA Runes spin-off Grimnirs (Grimnirs and Souls) can be read as part of the YA Runes series. There are clean versions for those uncomfortable with swear words and sex scenes.

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*** An ARC copy was given to me for a honest review.

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