✧ Meet the SEXY Men of INKED ✧
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?
City MADE this book for me! I LOVE a story where a ‘good girl’ gets corrupted by a sexy, dirty-talkin’, tattooed, pierced, biker! City just made me melt every time the words, ‘Sugar’ and Darlin’ came out of his gorgeous mouth.
❝I wanted to make her dirty. I wanted to make her scream filthy words while I fucked her. I wanted to corrupt this girl in the worst possible way.❞
Suzy and City meet when Suzy’s car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. With no phone, and no building in site, luck strikes when a lone biker comes her way. Even MORE luck strikes when this biker is FUCKING SEX on two wheels! There is an instant connection between these two, and the chemistry just starts to fly off the pages. When her best friend fails to answer her call for help, she is forced (I use that term loosely) into jumping on the back of City’s bike and being taken to local bar, where City was heading in the first place. For a girl who doesn’t drink a lot, it doesn’t take much for Suzy to ask City to take her home….to HIS home! And this one night stand, turns out to be so much more!
❝You got me all kinds of crazy, Suzy.❞
❝Makes two of us.❞
Whew! These two are HOT together! City craves the goodness in Suzy, and Suzy craves the bad boy in City. Both have walls around their hearts for very different reasons. City has suffered a terrible loss and he doesn’t know if he is ready to let his heart be that vulnerable again. Suzy has her DAMN CHECKLIST, which I wanted to burn throughout this entire book. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for checklists, because I’m ridiculously anal like that, but COME ON, when it comes to matters of the heart, throw that shit away, and stop thinking so damn much! City will NEVER fit into a perfect mold, but he is cocky, stubborn, tenacious, and SO DAMN beautiful, he breaks the freakin’ mold for sure!
❝You are mine, sugar, don’t forget that shit. I’m going to fucking ruin you.❞
There wasn’t major angst in Throttle Me which I kinda liked. It gave me an emotional break. Nothing too deep at all, just two people trying to break down each other’s walls while burning up the sheets in a big way! We got to meet the Gallo Family, who I absolutely adored by the way. They are a typical big Italian family who give each other a hard time, but you can feel the love between them all. We learn a little bit about each of the Gallo siblings, just enough to pique your interest. Throttle Me was a great start to a series that was quickly added to the top of my TBR list.
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.
Chelle Bliss continues to make us drool with her SEXY ALPHA Gallo men! Hook Me was another great installment of her Men of Inked Series. At the end of Throttle Me, I was extremely excited to read Michael’s story. Michael is trying to make it big in the MMA world. Training hard, playing hard, and kicking ass is what he does best! Like all of the Gallo men, Michael is a momma’s boy (in a good way). He is also trying to convince his father and the rest of his family that fighting is more than a hobby to him. Fate intervenes one night, and the same woman who patched him up and brushed him off months ago, is the same woman he sets his sights on, on the dance floor.
Mia keeps herself busy between working in the emergency room and volunteering at a free clinic. The horrible things she sees on a daily basis in the hospital gives her nightmares each night. But she continues to power through because she wants to make a difference in this world. While finally getting one night to just let it all go with her girls, she runs into a hunk of a man who just screams SEX! Being the gorgeous, cocky, smooth talker he is, Michael instantly makes Mia feel sexy, and you can feel the connection between these two.
❝If you keep that shit up I’m going to find another way to occupy your mouth.❞
Hook Me came with more emotion and more angst. With Throttle Me you got to meet these wonderful characters and by the time you get to Hook Me, you are invested in this family. When horrible instances happen, you feel the heartbreak and pain through the family. Hook Me had a great combination of sexy and sweet, with a little drama mixed in. If you are familiar with my reviews, you know that I am a BIG FAN of the love/hate sex combo. There was a scene in Hook Me that I have to admit, I read a couple of times. The rough, animalistic sex? There ain’t nothin like it. Slapping faces, dirty talking, headboard banging against the wall, just low down dirty fucking! Love it!
❝Eyes on me, Mia. I own this orgasm. I earned it.❞
This series is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, and definitely one that you must get your hands on. The Men of Inked Series is full of erotic sex scenes, possessive alpha males, and piercings and tattoos galore! Hook Me was a sexy, fast paced read with an Epilogue that will melt your heart. I’m very excited to read about the rest of the Gallo family. I’m especially excited to read the upcoming novella THROTTLED, where we get to revisit City and Suzy! Bring on more SEXY CITY! <3
Throttled (Men of Inked #2.5)
Release Date: July 31, 2014
Resist Me (Men of Inked #3)
Release Date: Early Fall 2014