Sunday, November 9, 2014

RESIST ME by Chelle Bliss

Series:  Men of Inked #4
Author:  Chelle Bliss
Publish Date:   08.25.14
Publisher:  Chelle Bliss
Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Received from:  Chelle Bliss (in exchange for an honest review)
Recommended for:  18+ due to explicit sexual content
Date completed: 11.07.14
Goodreads link: RESIST ME

Description from the publisher:
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?

This is the fourth book in the Men of Inked series.  They each stand on their own, but I would recommend reading them in order.

  Izzy Gallo has been raised with four very protective, domineering, alpha brothers.  Because of this, she has vowed that she will not submit to any man.  She is in charge in her life and in her bedroom.  When her friend, Flash, takes her to Daytona for Bike Week, she finds herself in a scary position with the Sun Devils MC.  Only one man can safely get her away…James Caldo, the man she “loved” during her brother’s wedding and then snuck out without saying good-bye.  James is even more protective than her brothers, more alpha, more dominant.  Can James overcome Izzy’s fear of losing herself to a dominant man? 

I have to compare this story to Throttle Me, City and Suzy’s story.  In that one, I said that there were elements that may be seen as BDSM, but were not defined as such.  In this one, there is no ambiguity.  James is a bedroom dominant and he sees the natural submissive in Izzy that she is afraid to admit to being even though James’ scenes excite her.  The steam between these two characters is scalding hot.  I’m glad I was reading this on a tablet, because if it had been a paper book, I’m sure the pages would have caught on fire! 

If this were a paranormal romance, James would be a werewolf…and he isn’t afraid to admit he has found his mate.  I loved that he has such a soft heart under that macho exterior and that he doesn’t fight the attraction and instant devotion he feels for Izzy.

I know that Resisting, the next novella in this series, is supposed to be released this month.  I am itching for it.  I need more of this drug called The Men of Inked series.  Chelle Bliss, you are my dealer.  I need a new fix, soon, please!

Grammar/editing:  ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

Books from Chelle Bliss:
The Men of Inked series:
  1. Throttle Me
  2. Hook Me
  3. Throttled
  4. Resist Me
  5. Resisting
  6. Uncover Me (coming soon)
  7. Anthony (not yet released)
Love at Last Series:
1.       Untangle Me
2.       Kayden:  The Past


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting hun.. looks good!