Sunday, June 22, 2014

"Hook Me": Men of Inked Book Two" by Chelle Bliss (BLOG TOUR STOP/GIVEAWAY/REVIEW/PLAYLIST)

Title: Hook Me (Men of Inked, #2)
Author: Chelle Bliss
Genre: Erotic, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 6, 2014

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.

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Chelle Bliss', "Hook Me : Men of Inked Series, Book 2" is the story of Michael Gallo, part owner and piercing artist of the family owned tattoo shop, INKED.  Although he and his family do extremely well with the business, his real passion is MMA fighting. He eats, sleeps, and breathes being in the ring. It's his number one love, until he meets Dr. Mia Greco. Mia is a workaholic, who puts all of her time into helping those who cannot help themselves. Her heart bleeds for her patients.  All of her spare time goes into helping the sick and uninsured in an inner city, hole in the wall, walk in clinic, where her best is just not good enough to keep it afloat.  After a few chance encounters and an amazingly romantic first date. Michael and Mia fall for each other. 
"Hook Me" is Michael's story. I initially met Michael in "Throttle Me", book one. He was, to me, City's sarcastic brother, who would like to break his balls from time to time. In "Hook Me" you really get to know Michael Gallo.  He has this intimidating tough guy exterior, but a sensitive, warm interior. He, is what I call a "gentle giant". However, sensitive and warm do not equal weak or meek.  He knows exactly what he possesses . He's just  the right amount of  cockiness, roughness, and arrogance. In the bedroom he showed up and showed out.  His interactions with Mia were hot, to say the least. I loved the little games they'd played with each other, the built up anticipation, and the cocky, dirty talk exchanged between the two.  
As far as a relationship. Michael saw right through Mia and broke down all of her defensive walls. Mia gave a good face and buried herself in work to shield herself from pain and hurt. There were aspects of her primary job in the hospital ER, that caused her pain and sometimes feeling helpless. This is why she spent her spare time, engrossed in making a difference at the clinic. She's not one to open up, so when "the shoe drops" and she gets some disappointing news about Michael, she feels it is a trust betrayed,
What can I say? Chelle Bliss does it again.This book was read from beginning to end in one sitting.  Because I read "Throttle Me", I  initially thought, that I would compare to Michael to City, but "Hook Me" and Michael's story stand apart. Just like real siblings, who may share the same principles, their personalities are completely different. (BTW, it was great to catch up with City and Suzy!)  This was brilliantly written. Each and every character was written and created with so much depth and they are relatable.  We interact with people with traits like Michael, Izzy, and Mama Gallo on daily basis.  
In true Bliss fashion, Chelle sets the stage for the next installment of  the Gallo family story. I cannot for the next one :-)
Until then, I shall bask in the wonder of "Hook Me: Men of Inked Series, Book 2" a 5 STAR READ!!!!!

His hand rested against my back, pulling me closer, and I became lost in his kiss. The feel of his rough thumb pad as he stroked my face made my body feel on fire. The sound of the rain beating against the truck, the thunder rumbling outside, and our breath frantic and quick, filled the cab.
I climbed in his lap as he gripped my ass and pulled my bottom to him. I could feel his hardness against me and I ached to feel him inside.

I couldn’t deny myself any longer.

“Take me home, Michael. Stay with me tonight.” I didn’t even have to think about it.

I wanted him.

The light touches, commanding kisses, and the feel of his hardness had me wanting more, needing it.

“Mia, I don’t know if that’s a good idea,” he whispered against my lips.

“I want to feel your skin against me. Remind me what it feels like to be loved, Michael. Show me the beauty and make me forget.” I held myself up and stared in his eyes. “Please,” I begged.

His fingers swept against my cheek and I leaned into his touch, closing my eyes. “I’ll do anything you ask,” he said.

"Throttle Me: Men of Inked Series Book One"
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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?


Untangle Me (Love At Last)

Chelle is an avid reader; consuming contemporary romance, dark reads, young adult, and all things erotica. She wants 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.

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