Sunday, 9 November 2014

***Blog Tour - The Men of Inked Series by Chelle Bliss - Reviews for all 4 books***

***Blog Tour***
Men of Inked Series by Chelle Bliss

Throttle Me

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.

3.5 All for City Stars

Throttle Me is the first book in the Men of Inked Series and the first book I have read by this author.

I liked this book and seriously a badass bike riding, tattooed alpha what’s not to like.

Ok so the good bits...

  • City he’s gorgeous, kind, family oriented and happy to make all of your fantasies come true!!!
  • All of the Gallo family, they are a big Italian family who love and support each other.
  • Sophia & Kayden they seem like the perfect couple.
And the not so good bits...
  • Suzy, I just didn’t engage with her.
  • The sex was a bit lacklustre for me.
Ok so I liked this book but there a few issues with it for me...

Now I loved City he was brilliant a sexy guy who is covered in tats and is a tattoo artist. He rides a Harley and is a bit of a badass, but underneath it all he’s a caring family man who’s a bit of a marshmallow.

I loved the idea of him fulfilling Suzy’s fantasies and the whole idea of being kidnapped and owned is titivating and a bit squirm worthy.

Unfortunately this book doesn’t follow through on its sexual promises. The build up and foreplay is hot but then the sex scenes seem to go wahh wah waaa.

City has a dirty mouth and his is alpha and kinky enough to be a bit of a wet dream lol!!

Now I’m sorry but I just didn’t like Suzy she’s constantly hot and cold with City and to be honest in real life he would have dumped her ass!!! I kind of understand that she’s trying to find the guy who lives up to her parent’s expectations but seriously City is Ahmaaazing!!!

I loved the family oriented feel in this book; I have always enjoyed books that have a large group of characters and the potential for more books.

I liked City & Suzy together especially as he took control and told her to stop being an idiot.
After Suzy was attacked I liked that we got to see City’s caring side but to be honest I would have preferred to read the kidnap fantasy play out lol.

Overall I liked this book but for me it could have pushed the boundaries a bit more and been seriously sexy. Don’t get me wrong it was still a good read and I will still be continuing on with the series.

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Hook Me

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.

4 Marry Me Michael Stars
Hook Me is book #2 in The Men of Inked Series.

Ok so the good bits...
  •  Michael OMG yes please!!!
  • Mia I like her, she’s a bit sassy.
  • The Gallo’s I love them!!

And the not so good bits...

  • Tammy is proper scary!!

Ok so I’m going to start off by saying can we all just take a minute to stare at the cover for this book, I mean to be honest I feel like it kinda needs a round of applause, here’s to the incredibly sexy guy on the front!!!!

Now back to the good stuff I loved this book it has all of the essentials needed for a good romance. Hot guy...  check, Strong sassy girl...  check, kickass family...  check, bit of drama...  check, hot sex...  double check!!!

I liked Mia she’s a cool character; she’s a doctor with her moral compass pointing in the right direction and hell she’s a bit of a sex kitten under those ugly scrubs lol.

Michael now this is where it starts to get really good, if Michael was real I honestly feel like I would just melt in a puddle at his feet. I love that he’s a big sexy guy who’s also a gentleman and wants to look after and protect the women in his life. He has a bit of alpha in him without being too much of an asshole and to be honest he is pretty much the perfect guy.

The chemistry between Michael & Mia is smoking hot and the sex scenes had me squirming in my seat (in a good way).

I love the rest of the Gallo family and these characters give the whole book a warm fuzzy supportive family feel.

Crazy Tammy is proper downright CRAZY!!! I kinda loved her it’s rare to see a completely delusional nutter that is reminiscent of the classic bunny boiler, but if Chelle Bliss had taken Tammy’s character a bit further I think dead pets may have been in her future.

I enjoyed Throttle Me but I liked Hook Me even better it may just be Michael and the images in my head ‘I am man see me fight’ (Swoon) that may have Michael topping the Gallo man scales so far lol.

I have to say after reading the sneak peak at book #3 in this series Resist Me Izzy’s story I am counting down the days till it releases I get the feeling that books gonna be explosive.

Overall Hook Me hits all the right romance buttons for a sunny afternoon read, I devoured it in one sitting with a cold beer and it worked for me 4 stars!!

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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’?

4 Happily Ever After Stars

Throttled is book #2.5 in the Men of Inked Series.

The good bits...

  • Suzy she’s adorable!!
  • City, I love me an alpha man!
  • Mama Gallo she’s a force to be reckoned with lol.

And the not so good bits.

  • I so could have read another full novel L
  • I hate Sam aka Flash I know you only get glimpses in this book but he really got my back up!!

Ok so this is a short but sweet novella about City & Suzy and the run up to their wedding, this book has such a lovely vibe and something about the Gallo clan puts a smile in my face.

Mama Gallo is brilliant I want her in my family, just imagine how great she would have been as you were growing up!!

I like how much of a dirty mouth City has, there’s something very sexy about an alpha man who can talk the talk.

I like Suzy & City together their characters really complement each other and to be honest even the drama is kind of sweet when you think about it.

There is nothing better than an alpha man brought to his knees for love and it made me chuckle how quickly City went from angry to totally whipped and missing Suzy lol.

I think everyone should have a friend like Izzy she would be a blast to go on a night out with!!! But holy hell did everyone else feel the chemistry between her and James (swoon) I really can’t wait for Resist Me to come out now!! And seriously thank god that she’s not going to end up with Flash I literally hate him with a passion!!!

This novella is seriously sweet and cute, City & Suzy deserve a happy ending and this was the perfect ending to their love story 4 stars from me!!

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Resist Me

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?

5 Horny As Hell Stars

Resist Me is book #3 in the Men of Inked Series .

Chelle has asked that all reviews be spoiler free so on some parts I’m going to have to be a little vague.


When I read Throttle Me I thought City was the brilliant, when I read Hook Me, Michael became my favourite well I’m gonna say that James makes Michael and City look like Pussies and he now claims the top spot for sexiest man in this series!!!

James is sexy, tattooed, super protective and seriously Alpha with a capital A!!!

This book seriously amps up the sex factor and I was literally squirming in my seat, If you have read Throttle Me then take that and add some serious kink and that just about covers the sexy time antics in this book!!!!!

James is a dirty mouthed, alpha sex god and holy hell the man has handcuffs!!!!!! Its official I’m smitten and a tiny bit in love!!!!

Izzy is one of my favourite female leads of all time she kicks ass and takes names, I love how she is just as foul mouthed and dirty minded as all of the boys. There is none of this meek and mild stuff for her and she is seriously my hero!!!!

She’s the girl we all wish we were!!! I love the witty one liners and how sexually she knows exactly what she wants, even if it’s being told what to do (wink, wink).

I’m not going to give details but we see a bit more of Thomas in this book and if this series follows the trend of each book just getting better and better then Uncover Me Thomas’s book is going to knock my socks off!!!

To say that James & Izzy create a bit of chemistry would be the understatement of the year, even the sex texts are hot as hell!!!

I just love the Gallo’s as well; I think I’ve mentioned in every review of this series so far that the family vibe in this series gives me a massive case of the warm and fuzzies. Now not only do we have a lovely family and brilliant parents but Suzy & Mia are added to the mix as well.

I love this series, I love this author and I LOVED James. I don’t care if I’m gushing and I don’t care if I sound like a fan girl because seriously everyone should read these books!!!

Again I got dragged into the Gallo world and spit out the other side with a grin on my face and horny as hell 5 stars!!!

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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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Great post... love your reviews!!!