HOT. ALPHA. SEXY. FUN. These are just a few words that come to mind when I think of Chelle Bliss’s Inked Men series. I LOVE these books! The series revolves around the Gallo family siblings and they had me hooked from the very first time I met them. The Gallos are a wonderful, tight-knit Italian family; they still get together for weekly Sunday dinners, which no one would dare miss for fear of the wrath of Ma Gallo. Joey (City), Michael, Anthony and Izzy are all hot-headed, loud characters with strong opinions and an even stronger love of family and friends. Their banter is fun and entertaining and I thoroughly enjoyed these Sunday dinners as if I were actually there at the table.
But really what I love about this series is that each book centers on the love story of one Gallo sibling, yet the author still provides enough interaction with the others as secondary characters. While each book can be read as a standalone (with the exception of the novellas) I highly recommend reading the series in order.
We first meet everyone in Throttle Me, the story of City (Joey Gallo) and Suzy. This story is HOT and it’s fun and it’s the perfect introduction to the Gallo clan and all their intense alpha-ness. There’s an instant connection between City and Suzy and while they are so different, such an unlikely pair, they find they are meant to be. There’s minimal drama, which is something that I really liked about this story. I am not a fan of too much angst especially when it begins to feel forced, and Throttle Me has just the right amount to keep the story flowing and the reader entertained. I found myself rooting for Suzy and City to overcome their differences and find their HEA.
Hook Me is the second book in the Inked Men series and it’s just as hot if not hotter than the first one. Michael Gallo is another HOT alpha Gallo brother and when he literally stumbles across Mia, sparks fly. Mia is a doctor; she’s beautiful, she’s confident, and her world gets turned upside down once Michael becomes a part of it. Their chemistry is hot and their love is sweet. I loved following their story and couldn’t wait to see how it would lead to their HEA. Of course what made the story even better were the appearances of the rest of the Gallo clan; their dialogue is humorous, entertaining and keeps the reader engaged and wanting more.
Throttled Me is a fun novella which gives us a quick further glimpse into City and Suzy’s relationship, taking place after Hook Me (Book #2). I love this story! I think Chelle Bliss does a wonderful job providing the reader with plenty of hot sex, funny banter and all around goodness as City and Suzy embark on the next stage of their lives together.
Resist Me is the third full-length novel in the Inked Men series and in my opinion it is by far the HOTTEST. This is the story of Izzy and James and wow it’s intense! Izzy Gallo is quite the spitfire; she’s smart, she’s feisty and having grown up with 4 VERY ALPHA brothers she does not tolerate being told what to do by anyone. This is my favorite story of the series so far. James is amazing. He’s hot and sexy and he’s got a kinky side to him that is pretty much irresistible. I absolutely loved following their story and couldn’t wait to see where it would lead.
Chelle Bliss has really done a wonderful job with the Inked Men series. Each book is just different enough from the others to keep it interesting and exciting and yet they all have a unified feel, making them flow together perfectly as a series. These hot tattooed pierced guys are sure to bring a lot of fun and excitement into your life, I highly recommend the Inked Men series.