Author: Chelle Bliss
Series: Men of Inked #6
Release Date: May 10, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense
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I had everything I ever wanted—a wife, a kid, with two more on the way. I was living the American dream. After the babies were born, we hit a rough patch. I did everything to prove my love, to show Suzy that nothing was more important than her. After some work and a lot of time, we found our groove again.
Just when life had evened out, a familiar enemy came back to haunt us. It wasn’t my past that followed us, but my brother’s. When the danger gets too close, I’ll do anything to defend my family. There’s nothing more important than the people I love, and I’ll protect what’s mine—even if it costs me my life.
Title: Honor Me
Series: Men of Inked #6
Author: Chelle Bliss
Cover Photographer: Eric Battershell
Cover Model: Burton & Coco Hughes
Release Date: May 2016
Suzy glared at me. “What’s this we shit? I’m the one with two aliens inside of me, trying to claw their way out of my body. I’m the only one pushing them out of my tiny vagina. Not you. Not her. Me!” She waved her hands frantically in the air. “I’m the one doing everything while you sit there calm, sexy, and without your body splitting in two. I’m going to be the one tearing wide open as I push two humans and their giant Gallo heads out of my body.” She collapsed, gasping for air, and closed her eyes.
I bit my lip. Pregnant Suzy was unpredictable, but in-labor Suzy was just downright scary. “I know, sugar. You’re doing all the hard work. I’m just here to cheer you on and support you.”
Her nostrils flared and her eyes grew wide when she glanced up. “Support me? If you want to support me, you’ll never knock me up again. You want to cheer me on?” She rolled her eyes and made a noise low in her throat. “Stop fucking talking.”
I braced myself, waiting for her head to do a 360. I brought my mouth right next to her ear. “My sweet little wife, you beg for my cock every day. It takes two to tango, sweetheart. I didn’t put you in that bed.” I lowered my voice further, whispering, “Your sweet little cunt did.”
She closed her eyes again and moaned. “You’re just too damn good. I can’t keep my hands to myself. It’s still your fault, my dear husband.”
I couldn’t hold it in any longer. I burst into laughter. “Now, I fuck you too good?”
“Yes!” she screeched, pounding her fist on the crappy, plastic hospital bed. “If you weren’t so good at it, I wouldn’t be lying here right now.”
Just as I was about to reply, the nurse walked in. “I hear someone is ready to push.” Her voice was so chipper, kind of like my wife’s used to sound like before pregnancy. “Are we excited?” she asked, moving a tray of instruments next to the foot of the bed.
“I just want this over. I’m so freaking uncomfortable.”
“That makes two of us,” I muttered and nodded at the nurse with a fake smile on my face before leaning over and kissing Suzy’s forehead. “Ready, sugar?”
I didn’t realize until I first cracked open the book just how much I missed Suzy and City. To have been there from the beginning of their relationship and then experience it again years later when it had matured was such a joy. I loved that even though they were very secure in their relationship in some aspects, there were still those common fears that they both faced that plagued them just like other couples. I’ve always appreciated how down to earth her characters are. You feel as if you could be friends and neighbors with them without any hesitation. There’s also a comfortableness that comes from having been their first hand to witness all their relationships forming and growing right along with them. It took me a minute to remember all the dynamics, but once I got past that, it was just like coming home. The banter back and forth between them all had be cracking up and felt like I was there right along with them for Sunday family dinner.
I like that this was a full length novel and not just the standard novella giving us closure on all the characters. It had it’s own unique storyline that involved them all and brought back a common enemy we thought was long gone. While I feel like there could have been more danger than there was, I also appreciate that the characters weren’t made to suffer too much. That being said, there will definitely be more than a few scenes where your heart feels as if it’s bursting from your chest. I was about ready to throw my Kindle near the end of the book, and came pretty close. But in the end, she wrapped everything up beautifully and I was left with such a feeling of content, peace and love. I’m sure these characters will randomly pop up in some of her future books, but I believe for the most part we have closed that chapter and I can’t think of a much more perfect way to do so. Definitely a book and series I would highly recommend to any romance love!
This is a short story featuring the entire Gallo family and told from Mr. & Mrs. Gallo’s point of view.
The Gallos are a loving Italian family filled with alpha males and one sassy sister.
Each book in the series focuses on a different sibling.
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?
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.
She’s about to become his – Mrs. Joseph Gallo.
All she wants is to be his, but his possessiveness days before the wedding has her questioning the reality of a happily ever after.
He’s not easy. He’s territorial and doesn’t share well with others.
City’s staking his claim, making Suzy his forever.
Their future teeters precariously on the cliff of matrimonial bliss.
Will their love survive his alpha nature or will it all unravel before she can say ‘I do’?
I belong to no one.
It’s the way I’ve chosen to live. Master of my own destiny, finding my way through this bullshit thing called life.
I learned from a young age how to get my way. Being a woman isn’t a weakness. It’s the opposite. I’ve spent my life being surrounded by four overbearing brothers, but I’ve never been a wallflower. Independent and unwilling to be tied down, I grabbed life by the balls and lived it to the fullest.
I was enjoying myself, minding my own business at my brothers wedding. Then WHAM.
Ever have a man walk into your life and alter your entire universe? My answer would’ve been no before he tempted me into his bed.
I’m talking about the big damn bang.
Everything that I thought was right, suddenly spins on its axis and bitch slaps me in the face.
Everything had fallen apart.
I wanted to get lost and leave my life behind.
New Orleans was the perfect place to drown my sorrows and forget my past.
Even though I partied hard and drank too much, I still couldn’t get her out of my head.
But after an encounter with a fortuneteller, I questioned my entire life.
I realized in that moment I was meant to be there.
Instead of being lost, I found my future.
Izzy Gallo has never been described as a member of the weaker sex. She’s a woman who doesn’t take shit from anyone. Growing up with four older overprotective brothers has hardened her, making her a force to be reckoned with. Against the wishes of her two brothers, Joe and Mike, Izzy takes a weekend trip to Bike Week in Daytona, turning her world upside down. Over her head, in a world she doesn’t understand, there’s only one man who can save her.
James Caldo has dedicated his life to protect and serve as a member of the DEA. He’s cocky, overbearing, and doesn’t take no for an answer – the Gallo men have nothing on him.
When their paths cross, James makes Izzy question everything she believes about completely surrendering to the opposite sex.
Does James have what it takes to overpower the headstrong Izzy, capturing her heart forever?
I lost track of my life. Spiraling down the rabbit hole, I lost myself and became one of them. Living undercover within the MC, the days bled together as I became absorbed in a life of excess and violence.
Becoming consumed was easy. Now there’s a darkness that has settled deep in my soul, fusing with my heart and altering my reality forever. The road I’ve traveled has been paved with danger, death, and deception.
Roxanne grew up as part of the MC, a victim of her birth. Her life has been treacherous, setting her on a course of torment and destruction.
When our worlds collide, secrets are revealed. Trying to save us from damnation, I fight for redemption and the woman I love.
I’d led a selfish existence. I liked who I was. Hell, I loved myself.
Women threw themselves at me and I took what they offered without remorse. I promised them nothing. I sank my teeth into life, holding on to the bitch like my very existence depended on it.
Time passed. Women came and went.
The second I let my guard down and released the hold I had on life… What was my award for such carelessness? A love so spectacular and heart wrenching that it threw me for a loop. When I was in too deep to escape, my greatest fears became reality.
This is my story. My downfall. My salvation.