Suzy’s a control freak and has her life mapped out - work hard, find a man with a stable job, and live happily ever after. She’s content with the status quo, but her plan comes to a screeching halt when he enters her life and turns it upside down.
City gave up on love when his heart was crushed in college, preferring to be the typical bachelor. He spends his nights hopping from one bed to another and his days working at his family tattoo shop, Inked. A chance encounter on a dark road makes him question what he had sworn off forever – a relationship.
A night of passion and lust causes them to question everything. Is City the knight in shining armor to the damsel in distress? Can their relationship survive when a fantasy falls apart and a secret comes out that changes everything?
This is the first book in the Men of Inked Series.
After car trouble leaves her stranded on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, Suzette has no choice but to accept help from the ruggedly handsome stranger on a Harley. It turns out to be the ride of her life! Joseph aka City, Owns a tattoo shop with his siblings. A man who lives for the moment, sees an opportunity to score when he passes the blonde bombshell on the side of the road. After a few drinks to loosen her up, City realizes that Suzy is a good girl who’s suppressing her base instincts, and her raw sexuality. An he thinks he’s just the man to bring it out in her. Although he seemed like a big tough guy, once you really get to know him, he was very caring, and even a bit sensitive. Suzy thinks there’s something wrong with her because of her out of the ordinary sexual desires, so she’s been settling for tamer men and “pickle dicks”, and City seems like he is anything but. After years of making lists and checking them off, it takes awhile for City to get through her layers of defenses, but oh when he does there are fireworks! This book was well written and flowed easily. The characters, including the supporting cast were well developed with just enough flaws to make them seem real. City is the Alpha male we all want! He’s ready and willing to please you in all the right ways! He’ll protect you with his life, and then smack your ass for putting yourself in a dangerous situation to begin with. Tattooed and pierced in ALL the right places, City is definitely a bad boy with a heart of gold. Suzy has a habit of getting in her own damn way but she is still so cute and innocent. The only thing that annoyed me about her was that she was such a control freak! I have to admit this was the first book by Chelle Bliss that I have read and I loved it!! I loved that with every chapter there was an alternate POV it really let you see the story through both characters views. My biggest complaint was that the last few chapters of the book felt as though they were missing something, I felt a little cheated, almost like there was more to the story and we just weren’t going to be clued in. Don’t get me wrong though, I still loved the book and would rate it 5 stars! There is supposed to be a 3rd in the series but it’s about some of the supporting characters. I do hope that City and Suzy will have their own part to play in that book as well though because I just couldn’t get enough of them!
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Michael Gallo found his calling in life – he wants to kick ass. He works at Inked as a piercer, but spends his mornings training and dreaming of winning an UFC championship. Michael is the road to achieving his goal when a chance encounter alters his world forever. The title is no longer enough – he must capture the woman of his dreams.
Dr. Mia Greco is dedicated to saving lives and helping those less fortunate. She doesn’t have time to meet Mr. Right with her busy schedule. She buries herself in her work and helping humanity. Fate steps in and sweeps the carpet out from under her. She tries to deny the pull to him, a man that uses his fists for gain, but the universe won’t let her walk away so easy and Michael isn’t one to take no for an answer.
He has a secret that may rip them apart. There are forces bigger than them at work; drawing them in and making their worlds collide – not letting either one of them walk away.
At this point I should’ve learned that when reading anything written by Chelle Bliss ,to keep extra panties on hand or skip them all together! Hook me Men of Ink 2, Introduces you to Michael Gallo, The fighter of the Gallo family, and younger brother of Joe aka City from Throttle me. I can tell you that when the Gallo boys fall in love, they do it hard and fast. They have absolutely no problem letting the world know as long as little sister Izzy doesn’t get involved! The story follows Michael and Mia, two very different people on two opposite paths in life, one that pierces and punches his way through life, while the other repairs the damage. Mia, an ER doctor with no patience for violence and no time for anything but her job, patches up the sexy Gallo one night in the ER. Feeling an instant connection, Mia narrowly escapes Michael’s advances that night. Fate however, always has a way of shoving what we didn’t know we needed right in our paths when we least expect it! That’s exactly what happens with Michael and Mia when the run into each other in the club. Of course There are challenges in every relationship and When Michael’s crazy friend with benefits decides to stake her claim in a GRAND way, Mia has to decide if her first impression of Michael was who he really is, or is he the man she’s gotten to know and possibly fallen in love with. Michael has finally found something\someone worth fighting for, and he’s not going to give her up without a fight! "Mia...I won't break your heart. For the first time in my life, I've found something worth fighting for, someone more important than me." I loved, and I mean LOVED the fact that Mia is a head strong, opinionated, pain in the a**, with a great job, and financial stability as opposed to some other heroines. In my opinion, Mia saves Michael in this book, not the other way around! Hook me also gives you a glimpse into how City and Suzy are doing! It was nice to see them seamlessly incorporated into this book without them stealing the show! Mama Gallo is hoping for grandbabies as usual but she also showed a different side of herself in this book! You get to see her love and respect for her children when she helps Michael with a sticky situation. Izzy of course is still stuck in the role of annoying lil sister, always reminding the boys that “there’s too many cocks for it to be fair!”, but she’s not only that, she’s a fierce protector of her brothers, ready to step in to defend them at any turn! All in all Hook me did just that, it Hooked me, and it will do the same to you! I can’t wait to read the next book telling Izzy’s story!
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She’s about to become his – Mrs. Joseph Gallo.
All she wants is to be his, but his possessiveness days before the wedding has her questioning the reality of a happily ever after.
He’s not easy. He’s territorial and doesn’t share well with others.
City’s staking his claim, making Suzy his forever.
Their future teeters precariously on the cliff of matrimonial bliss.
Will their love survive his alpha nature or will it all unravel before she can say ‘I do’?
Finally!! We asked for more and Chelle Bliss gave it to us! City and Suzy Grabbed our attention in her first Men of Ink novel “Throttle Me”, After Suzy’s car breaks down and she meets City her life is forever changed. Their story continues to hook us when we hear about them in the 2nd book in the Men of Ink series” Hook me” Where tragedy strikes and someone special to City’s Brother has to step in to care for City . An when the readers begged for more City and Suzy, Miss Bliss heard our pleas and gave us Throttled! It picks up shortly after “Hook me” and has all of our favorite Gallo’s and their women! With the Wedding looming over their heads and City just out of recovery, will the stress of everyday life have them running before they get to the alter? Will Mama Gallo take over Wedding planning or will Izzy’s loveable shenanigans get our favorite couple into trouble? This Novella was supposed to satisfy our City cravings but I think it only intensified them! City and Suzy have just as much chemistry as ever, even when they’re arguing! Izzy had me laughing through most of the book, and Mama Gallo shared her words of wisdom on how to tame a Gallo man while still letting him think he’s in control! Thank you Miss Bliss for this special look into City and Suzy’s life I loved every second of it! If we keep begging, can we have more? Lol! I’m waiting on pins and needles for Izzy’s book!!!
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Izzy Gallo has never been described as a member of the weaker sex. She’s a woman who doesn’t take shit from anyone. Growing up with four older overprotective brothers has hardened her, making her a force to be reckoned with.
Against the wishes of her two brothers, Joe and Mike, Izzy takes a weekend trip to Bike Week in Daytona, turning her world upside down.
Over her head, in a world she doesn’t understand, there’s only one man who can save her.
James Caldo has dedicated his life to protect and serve as a member of the DEA. He’s cocky, overbearing, and doesn’t take no for an answer – the Gallo men have nothing on him.
When their paths cross, James makes Izzy question everything she believes about completely surrendering to the opposite sex.
Does James have what it takes to overpower the headstrong Izzy, capturing her heart forever?
Resist Me is Issy Gallo's story. Izzy is the only sister of City, Michael, and Anthony, growing up in a house full of "cavemen" has colored her opinion of men. Izzy has sworn not to be tamed, and right now is a love'm and leave'm kinda woman! No way will she let a man change her! So when she feels something different with James the night of joe an Suzy's wedding she makes sure to get out of there fast!!James is a man that goes after what he wants full throttle, and he wants Izzy! so when the perfect opportunity to get her in cuffs arises how could he say no? Izzy and James floored me!The give and take between the 2 is something entirely different than what you've seen in the men of Ink books before. James knows that to get Izzy and keep her, he's going to have to play by her rules, the only problem is that James is used to being the one in control. What seems like a match made in heaven may just be Izzy's version of hell! If she runs will it be towards James or away from him? I absolutely loved this book! If I could give it 10 stars I would! We definitely get to see more of the other Gallo's in this book, which is always nice, especially since we all know I'm obsessed with City, but we get to see the family from Izzy's point of view. The love that she feels for her family is overwhelming and pure, she would and has done anything to protect them, but can she handle it when they do the same? I can't give away the plot or any big surprises so I'm going to end my review with a 5 star rating and a STRONG recommendation that you read this book right now!!>>
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About the Author
USA Today Bestselling Author Chelle Bliss, is an American author who writes stories about real life scenarios with fantasy Alpha males. Her works include humor as well as steamy sex.
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