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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 wa 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.


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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 wa 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.

30 review for Without Me

  1. 5 out of 5

    The BookChick

    I'm sad to see the conclusion of the Men of Inked series and I was glad that Anthony finally got his HEA. The toughest of all the Gallo's, manwhore, Anthony was the one I never guessed would be felled by a woman as sassy as Max. Max was definitely time enough for him from the minute of their introduction up unto the point where she said, "I do" but the journey was well worth it. I loved Max's backstory and the fact that she made Anthony "work for it" with her. But, there were many times that I f I'm sad to see the conclusion of the Men of Inked series and I was glad that Anthony finally got his HEA. The toughest of all the Gallo's, manwhore, Anthony was the one I never guessed would be felled by a woman as sassy as Max. Max was definitely time enough for him from the minute of their introduction up unto the point where she said, "I do" but the journey was well worth it. I loved Max's backstory and the fact that she made Anthony "work for it" with her. But, there were many times that I felt that Max was super acerbic. I definitely felt for her once I discovered the reason why she put Anthony on the emotional roller-coaster that he couldn't seem to get off off. However, I felt she was just too.......extra. Her attitude definitely rivaled Izzy's in the sass department but she was stubborn at times when she just could have relented. Poor Anthony had to battle out even the little things with her. I'm sure that was Bliss's intent because Anthony DESERVED it because of how he treated all the women in his past. But Max seemed to break him at every turn. The friction between them actually took some of the enjoyment out of the story for me. I didn't hate it but because of it, Without Me was my least favorite in the series. I was happy to see where they landed and the beauty that came out of the fight. As always I LOVED the family and even the connection that Marie had to Max's mother Ruth -- I thought that was sweet. Although I'm sorry to see the Gallo's go, I look forward to seeing what Bliss thinks up next.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review [image error] "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. " Without Me by Chelle Bliss was a bittersweet read for me. I am bit sad to say goodbye to the Gallo family but at the same time I am beyond happy that we finally get Anthony's story and what a beautiful, sexy, and charming story it is. Without Me wa ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review [image error] "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. " Without Me by Chelle Bliss was a bittersweet read for me. I am bit sad to say goodbye to the Gallo family but at the same time I am beyond happy that we finally get Anthony's story and what a beautiful, sexy, and charming story it is. Without Me was a journey of a man who found true love. A love worth fighting for. A love worth dying for. A love that sees no color. A love that heals. A love that truly proves that whatever obstacles that stands in their way Anthony will be at your side. A love that everyone wants and hopes to attain. A love that Anthony Gallo finally got when Maxine walked into his life and forever changed it for the better. For some, love can hit you so hard and you instantly know that this person is the one. And for Anthony when he met Max, he knew she was the game changer and it was up to him to prove to her that the connection that they have for each other is something that they both can't deny. In his pursuit for Max, Anthony went all out to show her that he isn't giving up easily. And when Max finally gives in, pure love begins to bloom between these two. But Anthony knows that Max is keeping a secret from him since she is afraid to fully commit to him. When the truth of Max is finally revealed, will Anthony walk away or will he stand by her side? Without Me was one of those reads that made you smiled for Anthony. It made you want to say finally, he's going to get his fairy tale love story ending like his siblings. What I really enjoyed about this book was the message that you don't give up on love because of an obstacle. Love is not about being afraid of the what if. It is about the NOW and whatever the future may holds, the love that you shared with each other is something that can't be erased. The memories are forever burned and etched into your heart and soul. And Anthony and Maxine's love for each other is a love that truly showcases for better or for worse, in sickness and in health. What can I say but I am so happy that Chelle Bliss ended this series with Anthony's story. Ms. Bliss will capture your hearts with her beautiful writing and storytelling. And as for the epilogue, I loved it. It will have you smiling and leave your heart brimming with happiness. Chelle Bliss [image error]

  3. 4 out of 5

    ❤Casey❤

    This is the last book on the Gallo siblings. I am very sad to see them go. I love a series about one certain family. To refresh your memory, the Gallo siblings are Joe, Mike, Izzy, Thomas and Anthony. They are a tight knit, badass Italian family. Each one have had a book with them finding love in the end. The last to find his love is Anthony..... Anthony is the oldest of the Gallos and the only one not in love. He's okay with that, though because he's a self proclaimed man slut. Family, pussy, This is the last book on the Gallo siblings. I am very sad to see them go. I love a series about one certain family. To refresh your memory, the Gallo siblings are Joe, Mike, Izzy, Thomas and Anthony. They are a tight knit, badass Italian family. Each one have had a book with them finding love in the end. The last to find his love is Anthony..... Anthony is the oldest of the Gallos and the only one not in love. He's okay with that, though because he's a self proclaimed man slut. Family, pussy, and work were my top priorities-and in that order too. Nothing else mattered. Women came and went. Time passed. Everything and everyone had changed, yet I tried to remain the same. The book starts off with Anthony immediately meeting Max. Max is beautiful, but super closed off. According to Anthony, she's a Keisha Knight Pulliam(Rudy from the Cosby show) look-alike. Anthony hits on her and Max shuts him down cold. He almost gives up but then he kisses her...... I felt the spark ignite something inside me. The kiss had sizzled, but another connection, her reciprocating my touch, caused a detonation of tiny shocks across my entire body. Anthony feels it. Max feels it too but she is adamant about NOT giving him a chance. What ensues for the first half of the book is Anthony and Max hooking up(which was hot BTW), then Max very gruffly kicking him out the next day. All this time, Anthony has no idea why she's doing it. What makes HER so HOT and COLD? And why does HE keep putting up with it? Of course, Max has a reason why she's so hot and cold. She's afraid of dragging Anthony into a lifetime of POSSIBLE medical issues/problems. Will SHE let go of her fears and let Anthony in before it's too late? Or will HE finally give up on her and stop wasting his time? I'm not big into books where the hero/heroine pushes someone away because of potential medical/health problems because they think that's what is best for the other person. However, I loved seeing all of the Gallo family members present and I loved the ending of this whole series. For me, my absolute favorite were Mike and Mia in Mike was the huge fighter and Mia the quiet, meek doctor. I will sadly miss all of them.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    The oldest Gallo and the most man-whorish of the gang is about to be brought to his knees! We got a little bit of insight to Anthony’s love problems in Uncover Me, but we get the whole story of Max and Anthony in Without Me. One look was all it took for Anthony to realize that she was different. That he wanted something from her that wasn’t his typical MO. Maybe it was the way she refused to look at him, or the way that she kicked him out the morning after and kept kicking him out every time he w The oldest Gallo and the most man-whorish of the gang is about to be brought to his knees! We got a little bit of insight to Anthony’s love problems in Uncover Me, but we get the whole story of Max and Anthony in Without Me. One look was all it took for Anthony to realize that she was different. That he wanted something from her that wasn’t his typical MO. Maybe it was the way she refused to look at him, or the way that she kicked him out the morning after and kept kicking him out every time he worked his way back in. Whatever it was, it was sticking and Anthony was finally falling in love, unfortunately Max seems to want nothing more than a few stolen nights. Max Washington is focused on her work, family and a few close friends. For years she has refused to chance a relationship or risk her heart (or anyone else’s). But no matter how hard she pushes Anthony away, he just won’t let her be. Until he does. And the secret that Max has been keeping all this time must be revealed if she ever hopes to get Anthony’s forgiveness even if she’s accepted that walking away is the best thing he could do. Without Me was certainly the most emotional of the series thus far. My heart broke for these two, even though Anthony was getting back exactly what he gave to countless women, I still hurt for him. It was gut-wrenching to watch Max deny him and push him away. And although I wanted him to never give up and push her as hard as he could, part of me just wanted him to have an easy kind of happy. Throughout the series, I sort of felt Anthony drifting from the family fold. Everyone around him was finding love and suddenly he was the lone single guy and no one paid much attention to him. It broke my heart so much more, knowing that and knowing that now that he finally found love it wasn’t going to be easy for him to keep in his grasp. Another fantastic book from Chelle Bliss. Not only were these two hotter than hell, their journey was heartbreaking. I loved that I felt tears building up as I got to certain parts of this story and although I didn’t expect to love Anthony as much as the other characters, I think he ended up stealing a piece of my heart that none of the other Gallo men had laid claim to.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Certain things about this book made it my least favorite of the series. Anthony flirts with stalker territory at times and has a chip on his shoulder bigger than all the other Gallos put together. Max has a huge chip on her shoulder too and a martyr complex. She gives up before she even tries. She is horribly wishy washy and at times I actually thought it was best for Anthony to stay away from her. Towards the end of the story I enjoyed it more and I did like the epilogue.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)

    "Love wasn't something you could turn off or deny." I both dreaded and anticipated this final book in the Men of Inked Series. I was excited to read it, but reluctant for my love affair with the Gallo family to end. Through the pages of my kindle they invited me to share their innermost thoughts, desires, and secrets. I was included in the family dinners every Sunday and I shared in their sorrows when any type of danger or loss threatened one of their loved ones. I especially enjoyed the laughter "Love wasn't something you could turn off or deny." I both dreaded and anticipated this final book in the Men of Inked Series. I was excited to read it, but reluctant for my love affair with the Gallo family to end. Through the pages of my kindle they invited me to share their innermost thoughts, desires, and secrets. I was included in the family dinners every Sunday and I shared in their sorrows when any type of danger or loss threatened one of their loved ones. I especially enjoyed the laughter among the siblings as they played hard teasing each other while knowing that they would always have each others back. The men are so big and protective, but at the same time so gentle and loving to their women. Chelle Bliss created the perfect men for her readers to drool over. Not only did she create some serious #CoverLust with those hot models, she steamed up the pages of our kindles with those sexy love scenes. And um...can I just say Thank You for the interactive link to provide a visual aide...just WOW! The love scenes weren't just words, they were feelings and emotions expressed through their passion which made it beautiful to read. We melted right along with the lucky women who were chosen to become the girlfriends, wives, and mothers of the the future children of the Gallo men. I certainly hope that we get to hear from these incredible characters again in the upcoming works of this amazing author. I'm not gonna give any details about the story, Without Me, it just needs to be experienced (with tissues).

  7. 4 out of 5

    Teiamarie

    So, this was not my favorite Gallo story. I'm still not really a fan of Anthony but even more annoying was how much Max resisted. I still love the Gallo's but I'm taking a break for now because I'm just not feeling it right now. I'll move on to the next book later.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Raine

    Love this book, but it was the final Gallo book. Makes me sad :-(

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rough Draft Book Blog

    Without Me by Chelle Bliss Anthony & Max THE END OF AN ERA!!! 5 Mutha Effin' Stars... all the damn way!!! First and foremost, I believe that this is and will always be the most difficult review I've ever had to write. Not only is this the ultimate conclusion to the Men of Inked series, but it's a very personal story brought to us by my fave Chelle Bliss. I went back and reread all of my annotations and highlights from every single book in this series and the memories came flooding back in. It brough Without Me by Chelle Bliss Anthony & Max THE END OF AN ERA!!! 5 Mutha Effin' Stars... all the damn way!!! First and foremost, I believe that this is and will always be the most difficult review I've ever had to write. Not only is this the ultimate conclusion to the Men of Inked series, but it's a very personal story brought to us by my fave Chelle Bliss. I went back and reread all of my annotations and highlights from every single book in this series and the memories came flooding back in. It brought back so many emotions and so many heart wrenching, gut busting sensations. It felt like I was saying goodbye to my own family. I guess I am in a small way. The Gallo's have become a part of me that I will cherish for the rest of my life! From City's brand of "Roadside Assistance" for Suzie and all his glorious tattoos and rockin' motorcycle in Throttle Me to Michael watching Mia kick some dude in the balls for manhandling her and then telling her she smells like a cupcake, ahhhh... Vanilla Bean Noel... Hook Me, it certainly did... Shortly after the fighter and the fixer Chelle brought us that foul mouthed, arrogant, sexy bitch Izzy Gallo and that damn fine DEA agent James in Resist Me. Talk about aggressive sex scenes... Whoa!!! Enter Thomas and Roxy in Uncover Me. This one nearly put me in the ground with its suspense and all the secrets and damn it, but I'm a sucker for a chick with red hair. Now the final blow is brought to us in Without Me. This book will knock you on your ass and take names later!! Chelle does pepper in a few novellas in there... The Gallos: The Beginning, Throttled, and Resisting just to put her little twists into this magnificent series. All this time I thought Anthony Gallo was the youngest of the boys and here I stand corrected, he is the oldest of the boys and the last one to fall. And fall hard he did! Although he does come across a tad bit self-centered and a little bit like a man-whore, his character is absolutely exhilarating. Anthony is not what he seems... although he portrays himself as the fly by night rocker and tattoo artist, his heart is the size of Texas. It killed me to see him want for something and not be able to obtain it. He is from Gallo stock and therefore he's genuine, good, and an upstanding person. Maxine a.k.a. Max was a breath of fresh air. She carries herself in such a way that not only did I respect her and admire her but I wanted to be her. Max was not only dealing with all the bullshit that life naturally throws at you but she was thrown a curveball in the health department and although it may appear she was rolling with the changes she seemed to stay locked up inside of herself until Anthony. I love this woman with my whole heart! She can throw 'em back with the best of 'em, she can hold her own, and she's a knock out! All complete with a over protective older brother... ring any bells... **wink wink! To wrap this up... this story is humorous, tragic, and unexpected. The storyline is so compelling and the characters so convincing that I found myself making their every move and every word my main concern. I wanted to be Max. I wanted to be loved by Anthony. I wanted to hug Chelle for writing such a breathtaking closing story for the Men on Inked series. The dialogue flowed with expertise. The pacing was perfect and the tension leading up to that climax... pure bliss! It made me laugh out loud. It made me ugly cry. It will take you to heights you never knew and lows you wish you could forget, but all in all it will warm your heart and brand your soul. Husbands, boyfriends, and boy toys if your girl is reading the Men of Inked series... you'd better step up your game. LOL!!!

  10. 4 out of 5

    JG

    Anthony is the piece of the Gallo jigsaw that we've all been waiting for. I loved this story so much, especially seeing the rest of the Gallo family complete with their partners moving on into their futures. Poor Anthony doesn't know what's hit him though when he stumbles across Max in a bar. She is feisty and determinedly rejects Anthony's advances. This is something that Anthony is not used to, no woman has told him no before! Anthony is not about to give up though and after feeling that spark Anthony is the piece of the Gallo jigsaw that we've all been waiting for. I loved this story so much, especially seeing the rest of the Gallo family complete with their partners moving on into their futures. Poor Anthony doesn't know what's hit him though when he stumbles across Max in a bar. She is feisty and determinedly rejects Anthony's advances. This is something that Anthony is not used to, no woman has told him no before! Anthony is not about to give up though and after feeling that spark with Max, he knows he has to make her his but will she ever be able to accept him in her life? Max has decided that no man has a place in her life and despite her friends and Anthony trying to convince her otherwise, she is determined not to put herself in a position where she could hurt herself, or others. I loved Max's character. She is strong and fragile all at the same time and she hides her vulnerability from everyone, or so she thinks. There is one thing that she has in abundance though and that is confidence in her sexuality as Anthony soon finds out. There is plenty from the Gallo's as well in this story and the whole gang come together on more than one occasion to entertain us readers. I still want more from Izzy and James and I feel that there is definitely another story waiting to creep out *hint hint Chelle*. I also enjoyed spending some I time with Max's brother, Denzel, I'm sure we would enjoy getting to know him a little better as well! All in all a fabulous end to an amazing series which has been full of passion and love. I am looking forward to the odd novella being released in the future as I am no-where near ready to be finished with the Gallo's. Copy provided by the author in return for an honest review. Amazon US - http://amzn.to/1F9RqFx Amazon UK - http://amzn.to/1PeCEAk Review Requests: http://www.jezabellgirlandfriends.com... Email: [email protected] Web: http://jezabellgirl.com FB: http://facebook.com/jezabellgirlandfr... Twitter: http://twitter.com/Jezabell_girl Google+: http://google.com/+JezabellGirl Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/JezabellGirl TSU: https://www.tsu.co/Jezabell_Girl

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Pierson

    WOW! I have to admit that I'm very sad to see this series end. Without Me was very different from the others books, and yet, what an epic ending to an amazing series. City has been my favorite through out the series until this book. Anthony shot right up the list of my all time favorite book boyfriends. Anthony is the last Gallo to be hit with all consuming love. He is super hot and been hitting it and quitting it for a very long time until he comes face to face with Max. She throat punched the WOW! I have to admit that I'm very sad to see this series end. Without Me was very different from the others books, and yet, what an epic ending to an amazing series. City has been my favorite through out the series until this book. Anthony shot right up the list of my all time favorite book boyfriends. Anthony is the last Gallo to be hit with all consuming love. He is super hot and been hitting it and quitting it for a very long time until he comes face to face with Max. She throat punched the cocky right out of him. Max is living her life quietly with no desire to have a relationship. She has a big secret that makes her shy away from men. The problem is love doesn't care and the epic battle begins. Lord, the hotness in this book just about melted my kindle. It was very entertaining to see Anthony be treated like he had treated so many before Max, and then emotional to watch him evolve in love. I cheered Max on for a while until I got mad at her for being so stubborn. Without Me took me on an emotional ride and wrecked me. I found myself tearing up more than once. Chell Bliss wrapped it up brilliantly and I pray we see the Gallo men pop up again in the near future. In conclusion, great writing, great book, great series, and I recommend it to any and everyone!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mandie Foxylutely

    Absolutely amazing end to the series and a definite must MUST read. Fantastic build-up of chemistry and passion! Full review to follow on release day. Review *ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review This is the final book in the Men of Inked series, although the author assures us they will be popping up in spin off series coming soon. This is Anthony’s story, the oldest of the Gallo brothers and so far the one that seemed to be in the background for most of the series so it was l Absolutely amazing end to the series and a definite must MUST read. Fantastic build-up of chemistry and passion! Full review to follow on release day. Review *ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review This is the final book in the Men of Inked series, although the author assures us they will be popping up in spin off series coming soon. This is Anthony’s story, the oldest of the Gallo brothers and so far the one that seemed to be in the background for most of the series so it was lovely for him to finally come forth into the spotlight and show us what a gorgeous, sensitive (although still alpha!) man he is. Anthony, like his brothers, has never had any difficulty in charming women into bed. He has a natural ability to woo the ladies and take what he needs then leaving when he has taken his fill without a backwards glance. However, that night in the bar he spots the beautiful dusky beauty at the bar and no matter his charm is on full flirt mode, nothing will make this woman submit to his wants. When her brother turns up and warns Anthony off. However this is a Gallo male we are reading about so you just know he won’t give up and he doesn’t when he spots the same beauty in another bar a few nights later. This time his charm offensive is on the full beaming power. Maxine (aka Max) is living with a devastating secret, one she will not share but it is the main reason she will never get into any relationship that could lead to any permanency. This is the reason, although she finds Anthony so hot and intense, she will not take him up on his offers. That is until the night he invites himself to join her and her two friends to the club and after a few drinks she weakens her resolve to spend the night with him. The chemistry was a fabulous build-up from the onset so you knew once these two got together it would be explosive between the sheets (or against the wall, or….well wherever!) So when this took place it was an instant knock down when Max then kept rejecting Anthony. The continued back and forth of her letting him in, then pushing him back and Anthony’s resilience and determination to get to the bottom of her conflicting behaviours was a suspenseful and emotive read. Chelle Bliss cleverly keeps the reader involved in the storyline with the underlying reason for Max’s standoffishness with Anthony. All throughout I was second guessing what it was and going down the totally wrong avenue, when the truth was revealed it was a highly thrown curve ball that I certainly did not see coming. It was all the more heart wrenching knowing the author’s own personal struggle connected to the story. This was a bittersweet ending to the series which I have been involved in since the very beginning. I have come to love and cherish the Gallo family and feature them on Foxylutely Books blog. I have loved being an observer of their separate love stories with the combined family love and dependency. The Sunday family get-togethers have always been a huge part that I have loved to feel as if I was sat there with them. This was an amazing and emotive series and Anthony’s story a brilliant ending to finish on. A fabulous series that is an absolute must MUST read if you love your romances to be full of hot steamy passion, sexy alpha but sensitive men with strong family values. Brilliant! But so glad I will still get to see them in future. Five plus stars.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Shayna

    My favorite Gallo brother finally gets his Happily Ever After! Anthony Gallo has met his match in EVERY. SINGLE. WAY. Chelle Bliss brings us her most emotional book yet. WITHOUT ME is a passionate, touching, and downright sexy read. I have been waiting for Anthony to find his spark for quite a while, and Ms. Bliss gives us one hell of a fireworks show with this couple. With a male lead that will piss you off AND make you swoon, and a female lead that you will respect and want to cheer on, this a My favorite Gallo brother finally gets his Happily Ever After! Anthony Gallo has met his match in EVERY. SINGLE. WAY. Chelle Bliss brings us her most emotional book yet. WITHOUT ME is a passionate, touching, and downright sexy read. I have been waiting for Anthony to find his spark for quite a while, and Ms. Bliss gives us one hell of a fireworks show with this couple. With a male lead that will piss you off AND make you swoon, and a female lead that you will respect and want to cheer on, this author gave us a conclusion to a series that we will never forget. The tables have turned for the eldest Gallo brother. His manwhoring ways have come to quite a halt, when he meets a woman who wants absolutely nothing to do with him. Ignoring his lines, just makes him want this beautiful and stubborn woman even more. The gauntlet has been thrown, a challenge has been accepted, and Anthony Gallo will stop at nothing to get this woman in his bed. The gloves come off when these two incredibly stubborn people get in a room together. They have an intense pull, but when one side is fighting it with all her might, when they finally come together it is explosive, passionate, and everything you would think it would be. If you never thought it was possible for Tony Gallo to be brought to his knees, well think again. Max is a tough chick who doesn't mess around and you can't help but to fall in love with her just a little bit when she tells off Tony. It's classic and ridiculously funny! These two are quite a match, and the journey they take us on is raw, sexy, and poignant. Chelle Bliss always brings the heat along with her moving stories. WITHOUT ME was the perfect ending to this amazing series. Us fans, have become a part of the Gallo family, and it was incredibly hard to say goodbye. I just hope that we haven't seen the last of these protective, sexy, alpha men and the women who finally filled their hearts. *Gifted copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

  14. 4 out of 5

    mysticofworlds

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I liked this more than I thought I would. Even though Max was awful to Anthony at times, she definitely had personality, which is more than what I can say for Suzy, Mia, and Angel. For that alone, I liked her and was grateful for her as Anthony’s love interest. I also felt her reasoning towards pushing Anthony away was well explained. Anthony was okay. He seemed like a stereotypical hero at first and I rolled my eyes when he was immediately attracted to Max because she didn’t fall at his feet. Tal I liked this more than I thought I would. Even though Max was awful to Anthony at times, she definitely had personality, which is more than what I can say for Suzy, Mia, and Angel. For that alone, I liked her and was grateful for her as Anthony’s love interest. I also felt her reasoning towards pushing Anthony away was well explained. Anthony was okay. He seemed like a stereotypical hero at first and I rolled my eyes when he was immediately attracted to Max because she didn’t fall at his feet. Talk about unoriginality. I am glad though that he was understanding of Max and stuck by her, despite Max’s own misgivings. The romance was better than most of the others, except for James and Izzy's. I felt that the two did have decent chemistry, and I admired Anthony's absolute persistence to stick by Max's side even when she made it difficult. I'm also glad that eventually Max did take initiative to tell him about her and that it wasn't Anthony always trying to salvage their relationship. What I liked most about this book, and indeed, this series, was the family dynamics. Those relationships were constantly entertaining and intriguing to me, much more so than most of the romances which I found lackluster and unoriginal. I loved Max's family and the Gallos, especially Earl and Max's and Anthony's parents. The family conversations were pretty hilarious and always the highlight of the stories since the romance and characters were bland at best. I probably won't be continuing this series, certainly not now, because I just really don't want to read about Suzy or Mia or Angel... they were so boring. And honestly I haven't really liked many stretched out romance series that talk about married life and all that unless they're second chance stories. Especially with this author, since I already didn't like her style or characterization, trying to read the next few books would be a drag and I wouldn't want to waste time on them. Overall, though, this series wasn't terrible and maybe other people will like the characters and romances more.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Adoore

    I have fallen in love with the Gallo family since the free prequel. Nothing complicated here just stories about the Gallo kids. I have enjoyed every single book and will look forward to novellas in the future or books about the grandkids. I have fallen in love with this series, each story has an issue not a big one but one that can be a real life problem in a relationship but we get a HEA which is why I read romance. This book just wrapped everything up, I wasn't a hundred percent happy with Max I have fallen in love with the Gallo family since the free prequel. Nothing complicated here just stories about the Gallo kids. I have enjoyed every single book and will look forward to novellas in the future or books about the grandkids. I have fallen in love with this series, each story has an issue not a big one but one that can be a real life problem in a relationship but we get a HEA which is why I read romance. This book just wrapped everything up, I wasn't a hundred percent happy with Maxine, I did not like how cruel she could be with Anthony but I guess Anthony needed to be on the other side in order to evolve and become who Maxine needed. I love reading about this family and I hope to read more about them.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Oneandonlyqueen

    This was an ok read. It was not in-depth and felt rushed at the same time it had the little nuances, and attention to details that makes me like romance books. The sex scenes were hot AF. Another thing that rubbed me the wrong way was the interracial issue. I hate authors that straddle an issue, it should either be a big issue and make a big deal out of it then resolve it. Or it shouldn't be an issue at all but at the same time acknowledge the little differences in features and so forth. But in G This was an ok read. It was not in-depth and felt rushed at the same time it had the little nuances, and attention to details that makes me like romance books. The sex scenes were hot AF. Another thing that rubbed me the wrong way was the interracial issue. I hate authors that straddle an issue, it should either be a big issue and make a big deal out of it then resolve it. Or it shouldn't be an issue at all but at the same time acknowledge the little differences in features and so forth. But in God's name do not straddle the fence, where is a big deal at the same is not. Drives me crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Leona

    Chelle Bliss Favorite Right Here I guess the third time is a charm, because this book was beyond all of my expectations. I was completely blown away by this story!

  18. 4 out of 5

    MiDouradoP

    A total rollercoaster of emotions! 4,5 stars Another standalone in the Men of Inked series, this book was raw and caused all the feelings. This time, we get to know more about Anthony (the manwhore brother) and Max (the fierce lady who wants nothing to do with Anth...or so she thinks). Anthony is living his life the way he wants. No commitment, no strings, no emotions, only a good time and goodbye. But when Max comes into his life, he has to face feelings and rejection for the first in his life. "Wh A total rollercoaster of emotions! 4,5 stars Another standalone in the Men of Inked series, this book was raw and caused all the feelings. This time, we get to know more about Anthony (the manwhore brother) and Max (the fierce lady who wants nothing to do with Anth...or so she thinks). Anthony is living his life the way he wants. No commitment, no strings, no emotions, only a good time and goodbye. But when Max comes into his life, he has to face feelings and rejection for the first in his life. "When I was in too depp to escape, my greatest fears became reality. This is my story. My downfall. My salvation. And my love" Max doesn't want commitment either, but for very different reasons. Reasons she refuses to explain, but that makes a lot of sense. Her reiterated rejection is maddening at first and it's hard to see how come he keeps coming back for more after she tosses him out time after time (although, that is probably him proving his own medicine). But together they are explosive (this author can write really amazing chemistry) and, as times goes by, they cant fight nor deny their feelings for each other. They learn how to be in a relationship, they learn how to be supportive, they learn how to love and be partners in life in all the things that matter. They improved, they grew, they turned into better people for one another, and it was wonderful to read. '"She'd forever changed me. I'd had to fall hard and deep to come out on the other side a changed man. I'd never go back to where I had been behore Max. I didn't want to be that man. I had a purpose in life, and she was in my arms. Nothing else mattered but living every day to the fullest and never regretting a moment of our lives together. She was my salvation" By the end, living without each other was not an option.

  19. 4 out of 5

    K. Lynn

    Masterpiece Ending to the 1st Generation Gallo Family! I find all of Chelle Bliss's books to be extraordinarily good! However, Anthony and Max's story was extra special because of their characters' unapologetic personalities. Anthony is a cocky alpha male (to be PC) and Max is a stubborn outspoken woman. The fiery chemistry between them pours out in the dialogue with a storyline that is full of spicy tension, frustrating feelings, steamy goodness, and an uncertain future wrapped in heart and soul Masterpiece Ending to the 1st Generation Gallo Family! I find all of Chelle Bliss's books to be extraordinarily good! However, Anthony and Max's story was extra special because of their characters' unapologetic personalities. Anthony is a cocky alpha male (to be PC) and Max is a stubborn outspoken woman. The fiery chemistry between them pours out in the dialogue with a storyline that is full of spicy tension, frustrating feelings, steamy goodness, and an uncertain future wrapped in heart and soul over a very real medical condition. Plenty of good family fun that will make you smile and a perfect summation to the Gallo family! What some would see as a weakness in the book with such unrepentant, cavalier ways...I see it as the strength in this book. Without each other, without the strength, without the sass and confidence...their relationship would not have survived. Well done, Chelle Bliss!

  20. 5 out of 5

    booklover4life

    ***I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review!*** I had mixed feelings about reading this book. On the one hand, I was dying to read it. On the other, I was desperate not to. I knew that by reading this book, it would be the end of the beloved Men of Inked Series, and that was something I would never be ready for. So I took a deep breath, and went in. There were a lot of really great things about this book. For me, this book was all about Anthony. I loved his t ***I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review!*** I had mixed feelings about reading this book. On the one hand, I was dying to read it. On the other, I was desperate not to. I knew that by reading this book, it would be the end of the beloved Men of Inked Series, and that was something I would never be ready for. So I took a deep breath, and went in. There were a lot of really great things about this book. For me, this book was all about Anthony. I loved his transformation from cocky asshole to caring, loyal and loving man. I wasn't sure what to expect from his story, because we all knew how much of an asshole he could be to women. He definitely started out the story as a player still, and then he magically transformed into a man any woman would desire. Not that this was much of a surprise, because the author can write an enigmatic, alpha male that you will crave to no end. I really enjoyed Anthony in this book, although at times I felt he got more than he deserved, but he really proved himself to be a man with a heart of gold. He was so in love with Max that he stuck by her side through some pretty trying situations. I really loved that about him. It took him a long time to fall, but once he did, he fell extremely hard. Reading the teasers the author had posted on Facebook sucked me in like nobody's business. I was so intrigued by the woman who was going to bring the Almighty Anthony Gallo to his knees. Max was definitely a woman with an attitude to rival Anthony's. She was very aloof and withdrawn, and gave him back everything he had ever done in spades. Karma was certainly a bitch to Anthony in this book. Max was a woman shrouded in mystery, and that was one thing that kept Anthony coming back for more. As a man who was accustomed to getting every woman he had ever wanted, Max's behavior intrigued him and turned him on. This book had some crazy long, crazy hot sexathons. It was intense and uber-steamy. The sexual chemistry between these two was explosive. There were some very funny moments involving sex and family members, although I can't say more. Let me just say that the author is in great form with her humorous lines and family get togethers. There were some rather hilarious family introductions to say the least. This next part is really hard for me to write. I have rated every book in this series at 5 Stars because they were just that amazing. Each book took me on an incredible journey, and I enjoyed every part of them, from the writing to the characters and the love story. Unfortunately, I just didn't get that same feeling with this book. It was definitely a good read, but it didn't have that GREAT factor that I have loved from every other Gallo story. I felt that the love story was too rushed, and that the reasons for Max pushing Anthony away (her supposed reasons, and not the real reasons) were unsettling. I get why this may be an issue for some people, but I really didn't like this being thrown in here. I also didn't like that the differences between the two were mentioned several times. I get mentioning it the first time, as that is part of the story, and may be a big deal to some; however, I didn't feel the need to keep bringing it up. I also didn't care for Max for about 80% of the book. I never connected to her. I loved Anthony, and many times I wanted to scream that he should just let her go, and even when her background story was finally revealed, I wasn't fully committed to her. I just didn't really LIKE her. She grew on me more towards the end, when we saw a little bit more of her vulnerability and love for Anthony, but what I got from this story was more of a sexual chemistry from her and real love from Anthony. That being said, I really enjoyed reading about something unique and I love that the author put herself out there with something so personal to her. That part of the story was well written, and incredibly believable. I imagine that many of us would react in the same way Max did, while others would feel like Anthony did. I have been a huge fan of this series, and I admire the author's ability to make the reader laugh, melt, get pissed off, and squirm all in one book. The Gallo family will always remain one of my favorites, and they have a permanent home in my all-time favorite series. I was sad to see the story end, but I liked that the author included all of the Gallo family members in this last book so we could see where their lives had gone. The epilogue was fantastic, and brought the series to a wonderful end. We also got a sneak peek at the next series by the author, ALFA Investigations book 1: Sinful Intent. This series will be a spin-off involving another Gallo family member, so fingers crossed we haven't truly seen the end of the Gallos we all know and love. Lastly, I loved the personal note that the author included at the end, and it just cemented in my head why I find her to be one of my favorite authors. She is incredibly talented and so genuine. Even though this wasn't one of my favorite books by the author, I absolutely recommend it. It is classic Men of Inked style, and one you won't want to miss.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Metalkarin

    Story: mediocre Characters: first-class S.O.B and a heartless bitch Flow: seamless from one cliche to another Writing and editing: professional mass product Heat: despite the graphic scenes and language none for me Narrator: Ryan West is the only positive part IMO

  22. 4 out of 5

    Naughty Mom Story Time

    I f'loved Anthony's story!! It was emotional and funny while still being just as hot as the previous books. Definitely my favorite so far. Full review to follow

  23. 4 out of 5

    Chrisabel

    Another great story from my favorite Gallo Family..

  24. 5 out of 5

    Nerdy Chic

    It’s a bitter sweet end to a series that I’ve come to love from the very beginning. The Gallo family has gone through its ups and downs, falling in love and risking their lives along the way. Now, it’s older brother Anthony’s turn and I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if I cared enough about Anthony to read it. He’s a cocky asshole and his motto is love ‘em and leave ‘em. He constantly made me want to smack him upside the head and I mentally thanked Joe every time he did it. I should have known tha It’s a bitter sweet end to a series that I’ve come to love from the very beginning. The Gallo family has gone through its ups and downs, falling in love and risking their lives along the way. Now, it’s older brother Anthony’s turn and I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if I cared enough about Anthony to read it. He’s a cocky asshole and his motto is love ‘em and leave ‘em. He constantly made me want to smack him upside the head and I mentally thanked Joe every time he did it. I should have known that Chelle would prove me wrong. “Only I, asshole and cocky fucker to the masses, would fall in love with the one woman who wanted nothing to do with me.” Anthony, the oldest Gallo and the love ‘em and leave them panting for more hunk of a man, has finally met his match. Maxine is a no nonsense, not going to take your shit, kind of woman (think Izzy but sweeter) and throws Anthony for a loop, big time. The moment they touch, sparks fly, and Anthony knows that he wants her in his bed. NOW! He didn’t take into account that she’s the first woman who, after a serious night of hot and heavy passion, tosses him out on his ass and has him scrambling. Oh, I so love that he got a taste of his own medicine. She’s the first woman that he feels something more for and actually wants to date, not just hook up, and she keeps pushing him away. She wants the benefits without the attachment and keeps giving him excuses as to why they can’t be more. She tells him that her family won’t approve because he is white and she is black but when her mother comes over and speaks to Anthony, the jig is up since mom has no clue who he is and no problem with them being together. “I had accepted my future until I met you. Meeting you made me curse the gods and question my faith, Anthony.” “I didn’t do anything to you, but love you.” Max is running scared. She’s spent so long trying not to get emotionally attached to a guy and in walks this cocky asshole to make her wish that life was different. Now here is where my review gets just a tad spoilery but there’s no real way around it. Max has a reason for pushing and pulling Tony. She believes that not only is she protecting her heart, but his as well .Her father passed away from a debilitating disease and there is a chance that she can have it too. She fears falling in love with someone and being a burden down the line as the disease has no cure. My heart broke a little as Max is so scared of something that may or may not happen, but the death of her father, of him slowly and painfully passing, has scarred her. Tony is a Gallo, and he refuses to be dissuaded by anything, especially her stubbornness. She might try to push him away but he fights her tooth and nail to get her to see that even if some day she becomes sick, he will stay by her side. The Anthony from the prior books almost does a 180 when it comes to how he is. He’s still an asshole and cocky as hell but he’s found his other half and hell if he’s giving her up. Oh man. I totally never thought I’d say this (or rather, write this) but I love Anthony. Yup, I just said it. I have adored this entire series, every page, every character, beginning to end and Mike might have to move over as favorite Gallo. I love how the book ends and we see a few years into the future with the family growing and each of them having kids to give them hell. I so hope that we continue to get novellas of the family. I would love to read Christmas with the Gallo’s or something equally awesome. I am sad to see them go but excited for Chelle’s new series as there will be glimpses of the family.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    My mother always told me that the best things in life needed to be earned and not given. Thankfully, Anthony Gallo took that advice to heart because boy did Maxine make him work for EVERYTHING when it came to spending time with her, breaking down her walls, and making her admit her true feelings for him. But if there's one word to describe Anthony, besides asshole, which seems to be most females' word of choice for him, it's definitely persistent. And little by little, with his tenacious and perha My mother always told me that the best things in life needed to be earned and not given. Thankfully, Anthony Gallo took that advice to heart because boy did Maxine make him work for EVERYTHING when it came to spending time with her, breaking down her walls, and making her admit her true feelings for him. But if there's one word to describe Anthony, besides asshole, which seems to be most females' word of choice for him, it's definitely persistent. And little by little, with his tenacious and perhaps at times manipulative ways, he found a way to get to her despite the lies, secrets, and bitchiness she used to deny him on a habitual basis. On the surface, Anthony doesn't seem like a complicated man. Sex, work, family, and having fun have always been the name of the game for him, which has been only further solidified as he's witnessed his three brothers become pussy whipped by their women. He refuses to fall into that trap and can't understand why any male would willingly choose that route. But everything changes when he meets Maxine and realizes that for the first time, he actually wants more from a woman that just her body, and even if she denied him the first twenty times, there's no stopping him from claiming what he wants because a Gallo doesn't go down without a fight. I have to admit that it took me awhile to warm up to Maxine. I absolutely loved that she refused to give into Anthony's charms at the beginning and called him out immediately, but the way she treated him throughout the first part of the book didn't set well with me, even though her reasons made sense. I think it was difficult to accept because readers were given Anthony's point of view and witnessed his changes right from the start, so we saw what her "games" were doing to him...it might also be because he's a Gallo and I've come to accept that the "one" is just supposed to take off her panties and let herself me claimed;) Regardless of that, though, Anthony kept fighting for her and working to get through Maxine's walls, and their connection was something that she couldn't deny no matter how hard to tried to, and when her truths are revealed, Anthony continues to step up for her, which only endears him more to readers. Anthony and Maxine's sexual and witty banter makes Without Me a great read and the fact that Maxine keeps Anthony on his toes throughout the entire text proves that she's just the woman to bring him down a few pegs and realize the kind of life his brothers and sister have is exactly the kind he should want. Their life together is never going to be easy because they're both strong willed and passionate people who aren't afraid to tell it like it is, but it will definitely be worth it because that intensity Anthony and Maxine have for each other both in and outside the bedroom is what will see them through even the most difficult of times, which is showcased a bit in Without Me. Chelle Bliss' Men of Inked series is about family, sacrifice, and most of all, love. I loved watching the Gallo siblings succumb to the kind of love and life they never really saw coming, but once they realized it was theirs for the taking, they were all in and fought every step of the way. The Gallos are definitely a family to be remembered, and if readers haven't meet them yet, now that the series is complete, there's no better time to be introduced. Readers will go through all the feels with this series, which makes it must read. A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. 4.5 poison apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)

  26. 4 out of 5

    Karen Mc

    While Throttle Me will remain my favorite Men of Inked series book along with City and Izzy, my favorite Gallos, Without Me is pure perfection...a raw, riveting, and romantic roller coaster of a read! You'll fall in love with the oldest Gallo brother, Anthony, who is almost like his brother, Thomas, in the other books...a bit of a mystery. Without Me took my heart, my soul, and, of course, my panties. This story draws you in from the very first page. Beautiful Max Washington has pretty much swor While Throttle Me will remain my favorite Men of Inked series book along with City and Izzy, my favorite Gallos, Without Me is pure perfection...a raw, riveting, and romantic roller coaster of a read! You'll fall in love with the oldest Gallo brother, Anthony, who is almost like his brother, Thomas, in the other books...a bit of a mystery. Without Me took my heart, my soul, and, of course, my panties. This story draws you in from the very first page. Beautiful Max Washington has pretty much sworn off men due to a bit of a nagging problem or possible tragedy. She hasn't been too eager to date or even hook up with a man since until she meets the hottest and sexiest guy that she's ever seen...in a bar one night. He won't take 'no' as an answer no matter how rude and cold Max acts. Max is drawn to max like a moth to a flame, and the chemistry is instantaneous. "His cocky swagger and killer smile had hooked me from the moment he asked me for my name. I understood why women willingly threw themselves at him, but I didn't have that luxury. I'd sworn off men, even those I wanted to get to know, because it would be easier for everyone in the end." Anthony, is tall, hot, super sexy, and oh-so-cocky. Maybe he can afford to be cocky, as he is the Giant Gallo with the biggest package of all...holy hot! Anthony keeps women in his bed and out of his heart. When he met Max at the bar one night, there were fireworks and he had an immediate insta-crush on this sinfully sexy woman. "The woman had the emotional availability of a brick wall. She might have been the female version of me. The one time I found someone I wanted to at least get to know, she shut me the hell out. Figured." Max does not want to want this oh-so-hot but oh-so-arrogant Italian stallion of an alpha but can't help herself. From one meeting with chemistry from barely touching, Anthony has fixed himself in her head and won't leave. In just a short time, he's consumed her mind and makes her question her stance on relationships. "I could easily fall in love with this man. I liked them strong, and he was that and more. Not just physically, but he didn't take no for an answer. The way he treated my friends and the way he handled me drove me wild. ..He could be my rock if I allowed him to. The problem with that, though, is that it wasn't fair to him. He couldn't love me. I wouldn't allow that. In the end, we'd both be hurt and alone." This story is bittersweet as it's the end of the story of the great Gallos, who I fell in love with from the very first book and was sucked deeper into the family folds with each new novel. Like the rest of the Men of Inked series, Without Me is pure addiction. Chelle Bliss writes books for the tattooed-alpha loving book whore, and the Men of Inked series is my crack...my fix...and I'm going to have a hangover for a long time...maybe forever. 5 great Gallo stars

  27. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS - I hate writing a bad review but I could not connect with these characters & there was one scene that bothered me. Anthony is almost 40 years old so he is long overdue to find love & end his man-skanking ways. He has no idea why beautiful dark Maxine is off men but since no woman so far has pushed him away he is very intrigued. Max is sexually attracted to Anthony & it doesn't take long before they are in bed, finding out they are crazy good together, only to have Max kick MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS - I hate writing a bad review but I could not connect with these characters & there was one scene that bothered me. Anthony is almost 40 years old so he is long overdue to find love & end his man-skanking ways. He has no idea why beautiful dark Maxine is off men but since no woman so far has pushed him away he is very intrigued. Max is sexually attracted to Anthony & it doesn't take long before they are in bed, finding out they are crazy good together, only to have Max kick Anthony out of her house the very next day, just when he's wanting more than a one night stand. "I'll hide in the shadows. I'll be your dirty secret." It isn't the race issue, the bad boy skank issue, the a**hole issue - Max has a medical problem hanging over her head like a dark cloud & she refuses to drag a man into her bleak future. Max's concerns were predictable so it didn't come as a shock. One beef I had with the story is that Max & Anthony fall madly in love, but as a reader we don't bear witness to what might have caused them to fall in love. We read scene after scene of hot sex & that's about it. And we read a million times about how big Anthony is with his piercings & all. He is overly cocky & I loved that his love for Max throws him for a loop. I have to give Anthony a little credit - he is all in with Max no matter where life takes them. No one's health is ever guaranteed! "No matter the results, I want to go on the journey with you. It's taken me my entire life to meet someone who makes me a better person, and I want you to be mine forever." I love how Max describes Anthony, "You have a perfect mix of a**hole & lover." Now at the end of a book that is just ok for me since I'm not totally digging Anthony & Max, we come to a scene that made me steaming mad. The Gallo's & Washington's are gathered for a celebratory dinner & an old screw buddy of Anthony's is waiting on their table. They are so rude to Candy, cutting her off, ordering to have a new waitress, don't want any trouble or anything to upset Max. WTH!! Anthony slept with a million women & now he is acting all high & mighty? He actually called Candy the last time for a casual hook-up which is fine since everyone knows the score. Candy doesn't even seem to be anything but professional before they shut her down. Their treatment of Candy was mean & unwarranted. Anthony led that life for 20 some years & didn't feel ashamed of his behavior. So that's the end of my rant but it really bothered me!!!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥

    http://www.guiltypleasuresbookreviews... It is sad when a series that with each book you have loved more and more comes to an end. I will admit in the beginning I wasn’t sure if I would really like this series as much as I have but when I am wrong, I will admit that I am wrong and I am so glad that I kept reading all about the Gallo family because if I had given up I wouldn’t have fallen in love with the Gallo men and women as must as I have. We finally get Anthony’s story. You know him the final http://www.guiltypleasuresbookreviews... It is sad when a series that with each book you have loved more and more comes to an end. I will admit in the beginning I wasn’t sure if I would really like this series as much as I have but when I am wrong, I will admit that I am wrong and I am so glad that I kept reading all about the Gallo family because if I had given up I wouldn’t have fallen in love with the Gallo men and women as must as I have. We finally get Anthony’s story. You know him the final hold out on love, the man whore, the one who sings in his band? You know Anthony, the one who gives Suzy so much shit about how much she is eating while she’s pregnant. You know the asshole Anthony? The one who falls totally and completely in love with Max, the woman who has him going insane one minute and wanting inside her the next. Oh you don’t know that side of Anthony? Well you really should pick up Without Me so you can watch the final Gallo fall. This one has a different feel to it from the very start. I will straight up say that I didn’t like Max very much at first, but then you get to see more of who she is, more behind the attitude, more behind the woman who finally brings Anthony Gallo to his knees. Be prepared because this isn’t a sugar sweet story, not in the slightest. It will make you shed tears of happiness and tears of sadness. It will have you wanting Anthony to walk away from Max one page and praying that he never does on the next. Chelle Bliss, you won this reviewer over by with your alpha males, sweet and sassy females, and with the perfect ending to a series that I am very sad that is over. You have a fan for life in me, and I personally can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next. Congrats on ending this series with a book that means something important and gives us an insight into your life as well.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jill S (Love Affair With Fiction)

    Without Me by Chelle Bliss is another amazing read from her Men of Inked series. Anthony is the last of the Gallo children to get their story. And let me tell you this book was well worth the wait. In so many ways this was so very different from every other book in this series. Written from a special place in the author's heart it was easy to tell by the poignant notes this book struck within me. Anthony has never had a special lady in his life. And he has been very happy in his life with women Without Me by Chelle Bliss is another amazing read from her Men of Inked series. Anthony is the last of the Gallo children to get their story. And let me tell you this book was well worth the wait. In so many ways this was so very different from every other book in this series. Written from a special place in the author's heart it was easy to tell by the poignant notes this book struck within me. Anthony has never had a special lady in his life. And he has been very happy in his life with women passing through it all the time. He loves his time spent with his band and at Inked, the tattoo shop he owns with his siblings. So when he meets Max and she throws him for a loop with the connection he feels -- all bets are off. Anthony goes all out in his pursuit of Max, something brand new to him. Their relationship goes through ups and downs as they push and pull each other. Max has reasons to push Anthony away, that I completely understand, having lived through a similar situation. (Not giving away as you should read and experience...) And Chelle Bliss writes her insecurities and emotions realistically. I appreciated this unique take and bit of true life in a romance book. Now while this book was different than the rest of the series it also had many of the things we have come to love from the Men of Inked Series - strong, rich characters that are so well developed you feel like you know them and are a part of the family, steamy hot sex scenes, great romance, great friendship and a loyal family. Without Me is book 5 in Chelle Bliss’ Men of Inked Series, and it may just be my favorite! Don't miss out on this book or this must read series! I received a Complimentary Copy of Without Me from the author in exchange for my honest review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sherry

    Arc was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an HONEST review. This was the perfect ending to the Gallo's series. Chelle has served us readers well with this one. Anthony is the consummate playboy, loving his life: work, women(lots of them in all shapes, colors and sizes) and family. His perfect trifecta. Always the first to put down the idea if being tied down to one woman and finding his siblings changed because they've all find their "one". What happens to the person who thinks their Arc was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an HONEST review. This was the perfect ending to the Gallo's series. Chelle has served us readers well with this one. Anthony is the consummate playboy, loving his life: work, women(lots of them in all shapes, colors and sizes) and family. His perfect trifecta. Always the first to put down the idea if being tied down to one woman and finding his siblings changed because they've all find their "one". What happens to the person who thinks their life can't get any better because they have exactly what they want? The get side swiped by something they never thought they needed. Enter Max and all her attitude and bravado. She couldn't have been a better foil for Anthony's plans and life. The way that MS Bliss wrote there exchanges was such fun to watch. Max keeps Anthony on the ropes and he's really got to work for it! Max has some issues that she must come to turns with so she can fully accept that Anthony is her true other half. Anthony is confident that that are meant to be. Will Max get out of her own way to find a future with Anthony? Will Anthony have faith enough to stay the course and see Max on the other side? Does Max make it to Ma's for family dinner with all the Gallo's?? You're going to have to jump in and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed!! Loved reading every second of this one. Happy Reading~ Sherry Email: [email protected] Web: http://jezabellgirlandfriends.com FB: http://facebook.com/jezabellgirlandfr... Twitter: http://twitter.com/Jezabell_girl Google+: http://google.com/+JezabellGirl Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/JezabellGirl TSU: https://www.tsu.co/Jezabell_Girl

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