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(Men of Inked: Southside #3)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  1,633 ratings  ·  393 reviews
Falling in love is supposed to be the easy part.

But nothing prepared me for losing my wife. I promised her that I’d love again. Find someone to mend my broken heart. And that seems impossible, until the day that I walk into Tilly Carter’s cupcake shop.

I’ve never met a woman like her—sassy, dirty-mouthed, and smells like vanilla and sin. Someone that makes me want to sweep
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Published January 15th 2019 by Bliss Ink (first published December 18th 2018)
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DJ Sakata
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God took a little extra time when he created this one, and he should be enjoyed, even if my thoughts aren’t exactly holy.

She doesn’t just drop hints, she hurls bombs.

“It’s a dinner as friends,” I remind him, even though I’m dressed like I’m ready to pounce on my prey and get busy.

Delilah and I can watch the kids… They can even spend the night… What’s two more? It’s already mass chaos at our place. The only thing I can promise is that they’ll come back alive, but everything else
Angel Payne
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I make no secret about being one of Ms. Bliss's biggest fans--but this story surpassed even my high expectations of a book from her. And straight-up truth: I wasn't quite sure if that would be the case after reading the first scene. Right out of the gate, prepare to have your guts completely yanked out of your body, and your heart flattened to a pulp. Bliss pulls no punches with the emotional impact here--and while it's rough to read, I wouldn't have her change a word. This wrenching beginning ...more
The BookChick
All. The. Feels! This book will give you all the feels. From the beginning of the series, Angelo has been my favorite. Chelle Bliss did not let me down bringing his story to life. You will fall in love!
Kathy Coopmans
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m a big fan of Chelle Bliss and couldn’t wait to
read Hook.
The Prologue gutted me and left me in tears. It kind of ripped and tugged at my heart. I felt it shredding.
Truthfully, I was like oh, dear, she’s going to give us a broken soul. She did, but... she gave us so much more. Hook is about healing, feeling and falling but never letting go.
The Gallo family just keeps getting better and better.
Kathy Coopmans
USA Today Bestselling Author
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When a book guts you in the Prologue, you know you are in for something really special. (tissues needed and keep handy as you will need them again) And that is what Chelle's latest book Hook is, something so special and amazing with characters you will fall in love with so fast and easily that you won't want to put it down. I felt every emotion of Angelo's and likewise with Tilly. For every down though there were equal ups. So fear not, you will certainly be happy and smiling and of course ...more
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How many times can I say I LOVE the Gallo family? They are so down to earth, warm and comforting.

Angelo is just amazing. He is trying his best to move on, but feels guilty all while trying to raise his kids. He really starts to question this when he meets Tilly who is conveniently opening a business next to him. She is beautiful, smart, and funny... He also LOVES her accent.

His family and kids also seem to love Tilly. She is also trying to move on from a rough past full of heartache. She is not
Lindsey King
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Feels 4
Storyline 4.5
Steam 4
Overall Rating 4.5

Wow! I love the Gallos! They make my heart happy. This book had all the feels! Super emotional and had me in tears more than once. Chelle nails it! An amazing story teller and with these Gallos I can’t imagine where it would go next! Hook had me hooked from the beginning and I didn’t want it to be over. Great read! Starting 2019 off right!!!
Sofia Lazaridou
Jan 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Hook is a book where both MCs have lost their spouse and how they found love again. What I didn't really like about this plot is that I got the impression that Angelo and Tilly were each other's second best choice. The author did a great job at not making Mitchell and Marissa the bad people or lessening the love Angelo and Tilly had for them, but in a way it made it seem like Mitchell was Tilly's soul mate and Marissa Angelo's. It felt a lot like two people who settled for each other.

I know it's fiction but can also mirror reality. However, in my books, I DON'T, do well with my H/h being second. And dead loves truly the soulmates. No for me.
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

In the prologue Angelo shreds my heart (and his own) as he says goodbye to his wife, who's dying of cancer. Years later, he's still grieving when his young daughter, Tate, shreds his heart again when she very calmly informs him that he needs to get out, get back on the saddle again (after having heard the analogy from her Auntie Nee) and find her brother Brax and herself a mommy. Ouch. When Angelo's broken heart tries to reason with her that they have a mommy already, Tate puts it best: "She's
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hook is the third book in the Men of Inked Southside series and I think this would have to be the best of the best. A story of two broken people, torn between the pain of the past and the guilt of the future. However it sometimes takes two halves of the same torment to complete a whole worth fighting for. Angelo and Tilly's story is emotional and at times coats your soul in darkness and light all at the same time. Tears will be shed, laughter will erupt when you least expect it to but ultimately ...more
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my heart... I think I cried the entire book. It started with an ugly cry, then I cried because I was so happy and then sad and then happy again... man my eyes a puffy from this book!! And it’s absolutely the best of the series so far.

The Gallos are at it again being busy trying to hook up Angelo but now his 7 year old daughter is pushing her way to getting a mommy. Tate stole my heart and Tully’s too.

I love Tilly from the start and knew she was perfect for Angelo. Two broken souls that fate
Sassy Southern
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg!!! Chelle Bliss is absolutely killing me!!! How in the world am I supposed to pick my favorite book boyfriend of hers if she keeps doing this kind of sh*t!!!! And I haven't even got to read all of her books yet,so what am I gonna do when I catch up? But this one oh this one you will need some Kleenex's with!! Angelo and Tilly have been through so much in their lives and yet they both deserve happiness but don't feel like they should. The paths they both went own will break your heart and you ...more
Lisa Miller
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Each Gallo gets hotter

I fell in love with Angelo and Tillys book from the first page !! A love like theirs is rare, but to find it twice in lifetime is even more rare. When the story unfolds, both of them have been in a deep depression having lost their spouses a few years ago. Each trying to find their way in the lonely world. And when Tilly opens up a cupcake bakery next door to the bar, Sparks fly and there is an immediate connection between her and Angelo. Their story is heartwarming and has
Erin Lewis
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 star Review Hook ( Men of Inked: Southside #3) by Chelle Bliss

I have read many books by Chelle Bliss but Hook is my absolute favourite.

I knew this was going to be an emotional roller coaster of a read when Ms. Bliss had me crying ugly tears within the first few pages and also in the last chapter.

Angelo Gallo is a man who was shattered by the death of his wife; left to raise their two young children with the support of his family.

Tilly's is the new owner of the cupcake shop next door to the
Sep 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
Hero and heroine both lost their spouses.

Five years since heroine lost her husband.
Three years since hero lost his wife.

Heroine hasn’t slept with anyone since husband died.
Hero has had a sexual relationship with a childhood friend since wife died.

Heroine’s only sexual partner before hero was her husband. Virtually a virgin
Hero is not a manwhore, but the his relationship with his childhood friend after his wife’s death was justified on the basis of “a man needing release/scratching an itch”

Melissa B
When you can't even get through the prologue because you have tears streaming down your face, you know this book is going to RUIN you! Angelo's book is one that I have been waiting for since meeting him in Maneuver and I knew it would not be an easy one....because knowing his story means knowing his devastation and his heartbreak. Angelo and Tilly's story was one that gripped me, mesmerized me and had me spellbound from beginning to end. Their story is filled
Tearjerker!! Have tissues ready!
Tilly & Angelo are two broken hearts that lost their other half way too soon. Both grieving the death of their spouses for years, no one could really understand each other more. They are caught in between grieving the loves of their lives and feeling guilty for possibly finding new joy. Moving on is the most difficult of all even though they know that's what their spouses wanted for them.
My heart was in my throat the whole time I was reading. For some reason
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2019-books
Oh those Gallo men and the women they love. I just adore this series and with Hook, getting Angelo's story put me through a whirlwind of emotions.

With the loss of his young wife, this widower with two children never expected to ever find love again. But the feisty and immensely charming Tilly broke through his hardened heart and what they experience together is the best kind of bliss there is. They are perfect together and his adorable kids, Tate and Brax, warm right up to the cupcake baker and
Steph (A Brunette and Her Books)
5 stars is not NEARLY enough for this beauty!

I've said it before, but it bears repeating--when a book from Chelle Bliss (be it ARC or purchased) comes to your kindle, you need to stop what you're doing and dive right into her world. And I will say--YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!

Grab a box of tissues, because right off the bat Chelle will tear apart your emotions with the tragedy Angelo Gallo faces right off the bat. But through that tragedy, comes a new sense of life and love so powerful and
Trudy Dowling
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Finally, a book I can totally relate to. Instead of tears I was "Yes, that is exactly how I felt!!!!". The author doesn't know me but she got me. The guilt, the fear, the guessing, the pressure--all of it has been me.

What am I talking about you might ask? I was one of those people left to raise a seven year old on my own. For all of you that haven't experienced it but love to judge this book should be your next read. For those of you that know someone that needs support and hope grab them a
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Chelle has done it again!! Angelo......mmmmm.... I loved this so tugs at your heart, makes you cry, but makes you laugh...The Gallo boys do not disappoint in this one and Angelo might just be the hottest one yet! Angelo and Tilly both know the pain of loss and the fear of putting yourself out there again. When Angelo hears a crash coming form the new cupcake shop next door he is mesmerized by the foul mouthed beauty standing in the kitchen. The chemistry between them is sizzling, but ...more
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story was everything I expected and more. Chelle Bliss is one of my very favourite authors and she never fails to deliver an amazingly memorable story. I felt it all with this emotionally charged book - I cried and I even thought my heart would explode with happiness. So be warned you’re going to have to break out the tissues for this one... Hook is Men of Inked:Southside book #3 and is Angelo Gallo’s story. Years ago he promised his dying wife on her death bed that he would love again - ...more
The Smutbrarians
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Feels 4
Storyline 4.5
Steam 4
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Lindsey

Wow! I love the Gallos! They make my heart happy. This book had all the feels! Super emotional and had me in tears more than once. Chelle nailed it! An amazing story teller and with these Gallos I can’t imagine where it would go next! Hook had me hooked from the beginning and I didn’t want it to be over. Great read! Starting 2019 off right!!!
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hook grabs you so hard from the first page. It will bring tears to your eyes and set you up for an emotional ride from heartbreak to hope. This is such a beautiful story of love and healing for both Angelo and Tilly. It is finally time for each if them to find happiness again.

The Gallos are an amazing family that are always there for each other whether it is to lift someone up or to push them when they need to see what is right in front of them and they graciously bring others in to be a part
Debbie Clark
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This needs more than 5 stars, more than 5 tissues, more than 5 hearts. Get the tissues out for the start of this book. Angelo and Tillie have both lost the loves of their lives and never thought they would find love again. My heart broke over and over again reading about their pain. They meet and sparks fly and so does the guilt. Family helps them get through the guilt and grief. The entire Gallo family is present but they aren’t the ones to steal the show. Wait until you meet Tate and Roger. ...more
Lisa Stinson
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite Chelle Bliss books EVER. This book made me feel so many emotions. Right off the bat, your heart breaks but I knew Chelle would put my heart back together again in the best way.

One of my favorite secondary characters was Tate, she was a little spitfire and she was perfect.

I loved how Angelo and Tilly connected and grew their relationship. It was done absolutely perfectly. This book was nothing short of amazing and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Truly loved
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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I knew going into Hook that this one was going to end up being an emotional read just based on the history we knew of Angelo and emotional it was! The loss of a spouse is devastating and you could feel both in previous books as well as in Hook the devastation and heart break that Angelo was still living through.

Angelo is still not over the loss of his wife, his family knows it, his kids see it, and they feel
Heather andrews
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Angelo is such a gentleman, “ma’am, I may not know you, but when there’s a lady in need, it’s my duty to help.” Angelo loves to keep his girl happy, “pizza, it is.” He ushers me outside with his hand still on me. “Whatever makes you happy.” I liked this book, I fell in love with Angelo.
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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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