Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hook Me (Men of Inked #2) by Chelle Bliss

Hook Me (Men of Inked #2)
by Chelle Bliss
Release Date: June 7th 2014
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. 

by Chelle Bliss

A man placed his hands on her hips and she froze, holding my gaze. The cocky grin on her face disappeared, replaced with a pissed off sneer. She slapped his hand away, but he didn’t let go.
What the fuck?
I didn’t want the sleazy bastard to have his hands all over her. I couldn’t blame the guy, but you don’t touch a woman unless she wants you to.
Clearly she didn’t.
She turned to face him, her arms waving in the air as she laid into the guy.
His eyes grew large but he didn’t back away.
I moved closer to them and waited for the moment to step in. I couldn’t let her handle this guy alone.
He reached for her waist but before he gripped her, her knee rose and met his balls in one quick thrust.
I winced, knowing the pain that just shot through his body. I smiled, knowing he deserved it, as he clutched himself rolling back and forth on the dance floor.
“Fucker, when I say keep your hands to yourself, I fucking mean it!” she roared.
Clearing my throat, I drew her attention away from the asshole at her feet. I wanted to touch her, but thought better after what I just witnessed.
I liked my balls too damn much to let that shit happen.
She turned slowly, her eyes growing wide as they flickered to the floor. “Hey,” she said as I caught a glimpse of her small smile.
“That was quite impressive. You took him down pretty hard.”
 “Thank you. I have boney knees,” she said laughing. She looked too sweet and angelic to have just taken down the overgrown asshole writhing on the tile floor.
“I don’t think we were properly introduced earlier. I’m Michael and you are?” I held my hand out wanting to touch her skin again.

She placed her tiny fingers in my palm. “I’m Mia.”

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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)

(10) Signed Swag Packs (International) 

Giveaway is open internationally. Ends June 30th @ 11:59 PM CST.

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  1. Love your blog. Thanks for all the excerpts, teasers, playlists, etc. :)

  2. I don't think I've read anything by Chelle yet. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention.