Rate: Enjoyed it (3,5 stars)
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.
Each Men Of Inked book is even hotter than the last one. Chelle Bliss did an excellent work with Hook Me and brought two intense and with an attitude characters together and wrote a sexy and hot story only possible if there's a Gallo brother in it.
In this new Men Of Inked story, Chelle tells us the story of Michael Gallo, who works at Inked as a piercer and has a love in his life: the professional fights. A broken rib makes him meet Mia, a doctor in the hospital he's being examined, but Michael's flirtation game doesn't get him the girl.
It must be fate, 'cause weeks after they meet again while going to gym and their instant chemistry is back in full force. And then again when they go out to a disco. And this is how they story starts.
I have to confess that Michael won my heart from the very first page. He's a good guy but also has this alpha male aura going on. As for the female character in this story, I liked that she seems to have her feet on the ground. She's attracted to Michael and can feel an instant connection with him, but he's after all a stranger, at first, so it makes completely sense all the decisions she makes. She's smart, good and a doctor who carries a lot of responsibility on her shoulders and just wants to make the world a better place for everyone.
What's different in this series from others is the Gallo family itself. That italian, protective and loving family that is always trying to look after each other. It was nice to see more of them in this story and to get to know them better. And I think it's one of the things that steals a smile from the reader and makes the story so enjoyable.
The level of attraction, hotness and sexiness cannot be explained in words and you'd have to give a chance to Michael and Mia to know what happens between them. Because one thing is the attraction and another thing is a relationship where problems and drama tend to arise, specially in the form of a crazy girl named Tammy.
I enjoyed much more this book than the first one and Chelle Bliss did an amazing work with this story. So if you like contemporary romance stories, this is definitely a must read. Meet the Gallo family, you won't be disappointed.
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Chelle is an avid reader; consuming contemporary romance, dark reads, young adult, and all things erotica. Chelle wanted to create a book filled with characters that readers could relate to with real world problems and matching wallets.
Chelle loves to travel and her favorite cities are New Orleans and Paris. She currently lives in Florida with her amazing boyfriend. He's showed her the love and passion that she has poured onto the page.
Chelle is offering up the following prizes for grabs:
(1) Kindle Fire 7" Tablet, 7" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8GB (US only) or if you're international a $100 gift card instead for either Amazon or B&N.
(1) Signed copy of Throttle Me & Hook Me (US only)
(5) ebook copies of Throttle Me (International)
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