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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  5,496 ratings  ·  709 reviews
Hes always been the player but hes about to get played.


Growing up on the rough Southside of Chicago, I learned how to play the field. Between my rugged good-looks, rock-hard body, and panty-melting smile, I was used to getting my way.

But then she walked into my club.


I may have grown up with the finer things in life, but that doesnt mean I take
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published July 31st 2018 by Bliss Ink (first published July 28th 2018)
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Chelle Bliss God, I'm so lame. Sorry I didn't respond and that Maneuver was delayed for so long. As Mamacita said, my father was sick and passed away in early…moreGod, I'm so lame. Sorry I didn't respond and that Maneuver was delayed for so long. As Mamacita said, my father was sick and passed away in early 2017. Again, I'm sorry for the delay, but it releases TOMORROW.(less)
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DJ Sakata
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The guy is more like a Greek god with his rippling muscles, perfect skin, haunting green eyes, and a smile that could make any girl, even a nun, have the dirtiest thoughts, leading to a stint in hell for sinning.

I know all about complicated families. Hell, mine has never been a walk in the park or like any sitcom family Ive ever watched on television. Maybe the Bundys from Married with Children

Hes not into bimbos, Aqua Net. Sorry to burst your bubble, but youll never get that
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Did someone say more Gallos??? Eeekkk cue squeal because those Gallo men let me tell you are always primed and ready to go.

This somewhat instalove story has all the goodness that comes with a Chelle Bliss romance.

Hot alpha hero ✔
Siblings all up in your business ✔
A mama Gallo that calls the shots ✔
Hot hot chemistry ✔
Swoony scenes ✔

If you have read The Men Of Inked series then you will be familiar with the above mentioned things. This story starts off with a Delilah who find herself on the side
Amanda Steward
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didnt realize how much I missed reading a Chelle Bliss book and the Gallos until I read this. Lucio reminded me of Channing Tatum. Also this book reminded me a lot of City and Suzy. Not the story just the characters (but thats my opinion). Cant wait to read more about the Southside Gallos!! ...more
Sassy Southern
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!!! Just holy fudge sundae with sprinkles on top wow!! I absolutely loved this book!!! And I am about to admit to something that may shock some of yall, are you ready for it? This is my first Chelle Bliss Book!!!!! Maneuver busted my Chelle cherry and what a way to let it go!!! This book rocked my socks off from beginning to end. I was entranced right from the beginning and finished this book in one sitting. I love the family banter between the Gallos and how they took care of Delilah and ...more
Heather andrews
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deliah sometimes just gets all flustered, I was wondering if I could use your pecs, I blurt out, and my stomach instantly knots." Lucio is very proud of his attributes, "Im like a proud peacock, showing off my goods and hoping like h*** she digs the eff out of the piercing. As much as you want, Lucio does what he wants without his woman's permission, I know youre not letting me, but Im doing it anyway. I liked this book, I loved Lucio, the man took charge of everything. ...more
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was just okay...
And "too fairytale-ish" to digest, I guess...

Jennifer McGurk Finn
This is the first book in the Men Of Inked Southside series by Chelle Bliss. If you like the Gallos in Florida then you must read about their cousins who still live in Chicago. Lucio Gallo and his brothers, Angelo & Vinnie, and his sister, Daphne co-own Gallos Hook and Hustle, a bar on the south side of Chicago. Their very outgoing and sometimes crazy mother, Betty lives above the bar and their dad is in prison. Lucio is scared of commitment because he watched his dad cheat on his mom a lot ...more
This was not your average fairy tale, but it ranks up there with the rest. A must read! A top of my 2018 reads. 5/5 stars all the way! A rich girl and a guy from the other side of the tracks find their differences don't matter as long as you have love, corny I know but it fits for these two. Delilah and her baby have just been kicked to the curb by her drunk father in a not so savory neighborhood in Chicago. With no money, no phone she holds Lulu close and searches for the nearest phone. She ...more
3.5 stars
Shes like a tragic story. Rich girl, stuck in the hood with no way out. Maybe I can swoop in and be the hero of her story.

Maneuver is Lucio and Delilahs tale, one born of fate. This took wrong side of the tracks to another level, it was uniquely told in a way that shed a new light into a fairy tale romance. Where money and power never brought her any happiness, she was surprised to find it in the comfort of annoying interfering family members, and living a simple, honest life. Who
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Delilah and Lucio are bring us back to the realm of Gallos and the Windy City never seemed so appealing. The very last thing you expect your father to do to you and your infant daughter is throw you out of the car in the middle of the night with no money, phone, or resources. Delilah knew her fathers drinking was out of control, but to really get to this is unthinkable. Needing help she finds herself inside Hook & Hustle and tongue tied by the handsome and seeming kindhearted owner Lucio ...more
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult, free-on-kindle
I want them safe.
I want them happy.
I want them with me.

Did I finish it. Yes. Did enjoy it. Kind of. Was there any type of plot or character development. No. In fact there was nothing but a man falling for the hot MILF and with a push from his mother and siblings wanted to keep her. It was too quick and too fake. I couldnt stop rolling my eyes. But then again, it was free. What did I expect.

Honestly, I expected more. There was so much potential. Thats probably what hurts the most. The story
Erin Lewis
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 star Review Maneuver by Chelle Bliss

Well I never thought I could or would fall for another Gallo man but Lucio Gallo hits all my buttons and is totally swoon worthy. There is nothing that I did not like about this man, he just does it for me. Although a ladies man, when the right woman comes along and in this case it is single mum Delilah Miles, he knows his is a goner in more ways than one.

From the first page until the last I was captivated by their story and truth be told I didnt want it to
Kimberley C.
DNF at 43%. I found myself skimming most of it and decided it wasnt for me. ...more
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Good book, but it just happened so fast (a little too fast for my liking) but I enjoyed the book. It would have been a little more believable if it took them a few more months.
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Boy how Ive missed the Gallo family, and even though Maneuver is a spin-off of the OG, their cousins are just as rowdy, just as smart mouthed, and just as controlling and domineering as their Florida counterparts.

Book 1 in Chelle Bliss Men of Inked: Southside is Lucio Gallos story, and I love that Lucios introduction to the heroine, Deliah, is reminiscent of a certain kickass couple from the original Men of Inked.

From the moment Lucio and Delilah meet and he decides to help her and her young
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy and voluntarily left a review and all opinions are my own.

When I read a Chelle Bliss book, I always know what will stand out in my heart more than anything else. Will there be lots of heat? Absolutely, we did say this was a Chelle Bliss book after all. Will there be some twist and turns? Most definitely! But what always resonates with me the most is the family unity in each of her stories. She had us fall madly in love with the Gallos in Men of Inked and now we get to do it
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, I have missed this family!!! It was so fun meeting another branch of the Gallo family. They seem just as crazy, just as fun as the family some many of us have come to love.

At the beginning of this book I was a little worried about Delilah, she seemed so timid. But once she got her feet under her she really bloomed! She showed that she would be able to hold her own in such a boisterous, loud, crazy family.

And Lucio, WOW!!! Such a Gallo, through and through!!! From the very beginning, he was
Apr 04, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon & on iBooks today (4/4/2019)! 🎁

This isnt how fairy tales typically begin, but its where mine starts

No money, no phone, and abandoned on the streets of Chicago.

With my baby in my arms, I wander into a bar in a shady neighborhood and ask to use their phone.

When my father turns us away and completely disowns me, the bar owner, and total hottie, offers us a place to stayno strings attached.

Im leery at first.
Hot alpha guy.
Down on her luck single mother.
I mean, who wouldnt
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Im going to apologize right nowThis kind of book is my guilty pleasure! Insta-love and sexy as hell scenes with a tiny side of cheesey!!

This is my first Chelle Bliss book and it wont be my last. I mean seriously, who doesnt love a tatted, muscled alpha male that is sweet and caring??

Quick short read that was fun from start to finish.
The BookChick
Another bit of Gallo Gold from Challenge Bliss. I love Lucio, Daphne, baby Lulu and the entire Southside Gallo clan. I can't wait to see whose story is next. I hope Angelo's.
Kayla Brunson
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
So this was my first book my Chelle Bliss and Im so mad at myself for waiting this long! This book has so many things that I look for in my romance. Babies, alpha male, and hot AF chemistry! This book checked all those off my list.

From the second that we met Delilah, I loved her. I hated that she was raising a baby in a crappy environment with her alcoholic father. She was a rich girl but I kept forgetting because she was so down to earth. She never came off as someone who was scared of hard
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: freebie

Chelle Bliss really knows how to write some steamy sex scenes and I nearly always fall for her hero. Well, this was not as steamy as her original inked series, however, the hero (Lucio) was not a disappointment. This was a little too sweet and too fast to fall in love, but I did enjoy the read. 3.5-4 stars.
Petra Gleason
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Hero(s) rating: 4.5 stars
Heroine rating: 4.5 stars
Sexual tension rating: 4 stars
Sex scenes rating: 4.5 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 4 stars
Plot rating: 4 stars
Dialogue rating: 3.5 stars
Storytelling rating: 4 stars
Story ending rating: 4.5 stars
Other woman/men drama: (view spoiler)
Cheating: (view spoiler)
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
HEA: (view spoiler)
Overall rating: 4.5 stars

Renee Entress
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, secrets, and heartbreak.

This is Delilah and Lucios story. When Delilah finds herself with no phone, no money, and abandoned on her own with her baby she turns to a shady bar for help. In that bar is Lucio who takes one look and starts falling. When she is turned away from her family and left with nowhere to go Lucio offers a solution. He is willing to protect and help her. But is she getting in over her head? She should be super
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All man should be like Lucio

Maneuver is currently my favorite from Ms. Chelle Bliss. All man should be like Lucio. He is not only pleasing in the eyes but hard worker and has a heart of gold. I never though that Men Inked series stopped by the author give her reader another delicious series that will blow your mind away and also your e-reader.

I loved Delilah, my kind of girl who is not afraid to fight not only for herself but her baby girl as well. Born from a golden spoon to basically
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Brand new spin off series. Still the same brilliant Chelle Bliss and those super addicting words. That's right, one of our favorite families is back y'all... the Gallo's are back and stronger than ever! Sexy. Sweet. Deep. Raw. You can't miss Chelle's alphas and her fierce heroines in an all new series.

Maneuver is Delilah and Lucio's story. Complicated in moments. Intense every step of the way. Steamy in times that count. Completely unforgettable in every single way. One look at her and
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When the book contains a Gallo you know it is going to totally melt your heart and have you all hot and bothered. Lucio Gallo is no exception to this rule. The man is a player but all it takes is Delilah Miles to come cautiously walking into his bar with something precious to have him reconsidering his single ways. Delilah is out of her element and with no where else to turn is surprised at how this Gallo family support her and take her under their wing. Their story is about growth, love and ...more
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Sweet but Steamy Contemporary Romance
Reviewed for THC Reviews
I cant recall where I first heard about Maneuver, but I know I put it on my TBR list because the blurb sounded right up my alley. Im a total sucker for an alpha with a heart of gold saving the damsel in distress theme, which this book has. Because of that, I liked it fairly well. It also has likable characters and a sweet but steamy storyline that appealed. However, it also has an insta-love theme, which isnt a favorite trope of mine, because I have a hard time believing
Mona Livsey
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Could not put this down!

You have to love those Gallo Men and with such a huge family, it is hard not loving them. When the unexpected walks in the front door, there is no other way it could have turned out. All Betty Gallos boys know better than to abandon any girl in trouble. And Delilah is that in spades.
Lucio falls for not onlyDelilah, but little Lulu as well.
The only problems they will be facing is her father and her babies father. But being a Gallo has its perks, and Lucio is willing to do
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Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She's written over thirteen books and has three series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.
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Men of Inked: Southside (5 books)
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