Thursday, November 20, 2014

Men of Inked by Chelle Bliss- Blog Tour and Reviews


Throttle Me


Synopsis
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.

My Review

Throttle Me (Men of Inked, #1)

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Suzy is a teacher who has always wanted to control everything in her life, and while she is happy in her work and with her friends, in terms of sex and romance she has been repeatedly let down. City hasn't let himself love anyone since a tragedy took his first love from him. A chance meeting leads these two different people to realize that they might just have found what they didn't realize they were looking for.

Suzy is an easy character to care about. She is kind and wants what many of us want, which is someone who cares deeply and we can trust to make us happy. City is beyond hot, and the kind of person who the more you get to know, the more there is to love. He has a tough exterior, but he's straight forward, loyal, and has some serious skills in the sack. There are a lot of challenges these characters have to overcome with the baggage they both carry, but watching them open up to one another and find the happiness they both deserve was really rewarding. I will be seeking out more books in this series.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review



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Hook Me

Synopsis
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.

My Review

Hook Me (Men of Inked, #2)

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Mia is a successful, but stressed out ER doctor who also volunteers her "spare time" working at a free clinic doing the work she really loves. Michael is part owner of a tattoo shop with his brothers where he works as a piercer, but his passion lies with his MMA fighting. Mia and Michael meet once when she is treating his broken ribs in the ER, and then again at the gym where they both work out. She dismisses him the first time, but finds it much harder to deny the strong attraction she has to him after running into him the second time. She thinks fighting of any kind is barbaric, and Michael isn't looking for a serious relationship. The more time they spend together the more they realize that they might just be a good match for each other.

This is the second book in this series, and there really aren't a lot of surprises in terms of plot or story-line. However, the Gallo boys are incredibly easy to love. They are definitely dominating and demanding, but are also loyal to each other and those they care about, and all work hard in life and try to do some good in the world. It is a family anyone would be glad to be a part of. The sexual chemistry between Mia and Michael is definitely hot and their personalities together are also really great. They are smart and fun, but also know how to really support each other when they need to. There are definitely some crazy challenges thrown their way, but watching them work through their issues was very rewarding. I will be reading more in this series.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review


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Throttled

Synopsis
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’?

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Resist Me

Synopsis
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?

My Review

Resist Me (Men of Inked, #3)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Izzy Gallo is a tough chick who doesn't let anyone tell her what to do. This includes her over-protective brothers who discourage her from going to Daytona for a bike rally that they don't feel will be safe. Izzy goes anyway and things do not turn out like she expects. She is saved from danger by a friend of her brothers who she had a one night stand with at another brother's wedding. Izzy never expected to see James again, and never wanted to since he made her feel in things in one night she hasn't felt since. James is dedicated to his work with the DEA, but he has known he wanted Izzy since their night together. He isn't about to let her slip away again.

There isn't a lot of unpredictability here in terms of the story line, but at the end of it all I really didn't care. I like these characters a lot, and enjoyed spending time with them. Both Izzy and James like control, but it is clear that they have met their match in each other. There is a lot of push and pull on Izzy's part as she tries to make sure that falling in love doesn't mean losing your identity. The chemistry between James and Izzy is extremely hot and I was cheering them on the whole time. We get to spend some time with the Gallo family as well, and it is always great to experience a family with such a fierce love for one another. I will be continuing with this series.


*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review



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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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