Throttle Me by Chelle Bliss
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Throttle Me by Chelle Bliss
Men of Inked Series Book #1
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Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00JCXG4SS/
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00JCXG4SS/
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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?
Rating: (out of 5 fangs) 5 out of 5
I received this book from Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock in exchange for an honest review.
Hot! Hot! Hot!
First the “bad”: there were a few typographical/grammatical errors in the ARC I received, but I feel assured that they will be corrected before the final copy goes to print. And, as errors go, they were not frequent enough to keep me from enjoying the story.
Now, the good, and there is a lot of good. The first bit of good is that this appears to be book one of a series, so we’ll get to know more about the men of Inked, the tattoo studio the hero and his siblings own. I suspect this means we’ll get more about the brothers (and maybe the sister?), and that suits me just fine! I also love the way that the author has developed the characters. Both Joseph “City” Gallo and Suzette “Suzy/Sunshine” McCarthy, the hero and heroine of Throttle Me are well-developed and very real. They both have flaws and neither seems like a good bet for a relationship at the outset. City has had his heart broken and has become a bit of a player as a result. Suzy is a tight-laced control freak with an OCD list of traits her ideal man must have. City, at first, only has the amazing attraction that Suzy is drawn to in order to recommend him… and the fact that he rescued her when her car broke down. As the story progresses, however, each person finds their own way out of the patterns that have held them captive in order to become a person capable of being loved and capable of loving. The plot of the book has enough obstacles to make the progression of the relationship seem realistic but not so many as to feel contrived.
The sex scenes are scorching hot. Not only because of the way that they are described, but the connection between the two characters is so palpable. Brava, Ms. Bliss! A bit of poking around on Amazon and the author’s website shows me that Kayden and Sophia, Suzy’s friends, are the main characters in another series, so I know of at least two books to add to my To Be Read pile.
Reviewed by HR Duby
I received this book from the author and Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock in exchange for an honest review.
Suzy is the good girl. She’s a teacher, a best friend, and always plays it safe. She plans out her life to the smallest detail, making lists and following them to the letter. She dates boring but stable guys, looking for the one that can make her dreams come true. Her dreams consist of a house with a white picket fence, a family, and a successful husband whose financial stability is solid. City roars into her life on a deserted road after her car breaks down and her cell phone has died. He blows by her on his Harley with no intent of stopping, Something about Suzy makes City turn around and come to her rescue. City is a Harley riding, tattooed, muscular man who makes Suzy want to throw her lists out the window, while at the same time wanting to run away as fast as she can because he shakes up her plans for the perfect and secure life that she has mapped out for herself. These two couldn’t be more different from each other…but are they really?
I have to admit, I love a good story about a tattooed motorcycle god hooking up with an unlikely partner. This one did not disappoint. From the very first time that City enters the scene, he dominates. He is the perfect Alpha Male character, without coming across as a controlling jerk. Suzy is a reasonable enough female lead, while she obviously needs Citys’ help in the beginning, it is clear that she has made her own way in the world, and while she might like a knight in shining armor to whisk her off her feet, it isn’t absolutely necessary. I read this book in two sittings, stopping for a few hours of sleep in the middle. It kept my attention from the beginning and the story line never dragged. The author even put in a few plot twists that weren’t easily predicted and were pleasantly surprising.
Overall, I liked this book quite a bit. It is definitely not the same as most of the books out right now about motorcycle men that are reminiscent of Sons of Anarchy, City does not belong to a gang, even though he hangs with some colorful people. If you enjoy books containing tattooed, pierced, and built Alpha Males who aren’t overly domineering and heavy handed in their treatment of the girl next door type, then this book is definitely for you. I, for one, can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
I give it 4 out of 5 fangs
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