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Publisher's Summary

Could you love a man surrounded by danger?

Gigi Gallo’s childhood was filled with the roar of a motorcycle and the hum of a tattoo gun. Fresh out of college, she’s about to start working at her family’s tattoo studio - Inked. But when she shows up the first day, she never expects to run into someone tall, dark, and totally sexy from her not-so-innocent past. 

Pike Moore is a bossy biker with a cocky attitude and an even bigger ego. He came to Inked to start over. New town. New job. New roots. None of that included coming face-to-face with the hot chick who spent a week in his bed before she vanished without a trace. 

But when Pike’s dark family history catches up with him, can he stop Gigi from being caught in the crossfire? 

Flame is book one in the Men of Inked: Heatwave series by USA Today best-selling author Chelle Bliss. The Men of Inked: Heatwave series features steamy romance, hot heroes, and strong women.

©2019 Bliss Ink (P)2019 Bliss Ink

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Cliffhanger!!

I’m so so so tired of duets that are not clearly indicated as such! Authors please stop!! It seems this is done to just try to sell more books - that’s fine but warn a reader/listener! It’s going to be 3 months before the next book is released...love Jason Clarke and he’s always a one click for me, but I just can’t stand getting to the end of a book in a cliffhanger - just uuggg....so frustrated!!

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NOOOOOO CLIFFHANGER!!!!!

It was so good!!! Great story, FANTASTIC narration of course with Jason Clarke, Samantha was very good also.

Totally worth the $$$. Just would have liked to know it was a cliffhanger😐

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Do not waste your money or credit!

I gave it a 1 star because zero isn't offered! I cannot stand spoiled, entitled, women as a lead. I couldn't finish the 4th chapter. The first 3 are relatively good and made the book seem promising but as soon as Gigi starts working for her dad the character goes downhill. If you are into that type of female you will love it. But as a listener that has basic respect for my fellow human, no thank you. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!!

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Lost Me!

This book lost me after the setup to Gigi and Pike relationship. Their initial meet up grabbed me. After she left and they reconnect in the shop, the story turned bad. I didn't understand their tension. I didn't understand her animosity towards him, then the surprise when he reciprocated. Her misplaced anger, when she's the one who seduced him was frustrating. I couldn't finish. The plot devices started too early and the foreshadowing was too much.

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  • KW
  • 03-07-21

Hot narration for a fast paced story full of heat!

Gigi Gallo is the daughter of Joe (City) and Suzy Gallo from Throttle Me (Men of Inked Book 1). She’s all grown up and ready to start work in her father’s tattoo shop, Inked. She didn’t expect to run into Pike on her first day, who she spent a week with a while back but then left him without a trace. Pike is trying to make a new start in life but his past just keeps catching up to him.

This is a story full of tattooed alpha bikers. They are literally everywhere! Two generations of them. It’s a fast paced story with plenty of action. These two fell hard and fast and I love that although Pike hasn’t had the best role models of love in his childhood, he is fiercely protective and selfless in his love for Gigi. She returns his love and is showing him that family rallies and boy does Pike need them to rally for him. You’re introduced to some of the other kids who will get books later in the series and there’s some funny banter throughout. The heat in these books is just as their titles suggest. Tattoos, ripped muscles, cocky one liners and fiery passion.

There are lots of appearances of the couples from the two previous series but you don’t have to have read those books for these to make sense.

I listened to Flame and Burn (Gigi and Pike's Duet) and I’ve always been a fan of Jason Clarke. His voice is gruff and se*y as hell but, he is able to give you the softer side of Pike too. The emotions are right there for the taking. He serves them up for you to feast on. Samantha Brentmoor is a new narrator for me and let me tell you, what a find she is. Her performance was phenomenal. She has a great raspy voice and her male voices were top notch too. She gives you the emotions by the truck load. These two in combination give you all the heat with ALL the feels and emotions you could ever want. An excellent performance by both and I can’t wait to listen to some more Samantha now that I’ve found her.

I’d definitely recommend these books. You are gonna love these two and their fast paced, action packed, fiery story.

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Over the moon spectacular!

Flame is high paced, a combustible ride of fiery, love, lust and dripping with pure Gallo soul! Just pure jaw-dropping goodness that sucks you in with every word.
So, you better be prepared, for the tale of Gigi and Pike, to rock you off your socks! There's no mistaking this nonstopping ride or die story!!!!
That will have you falling in love with the Gallo clan all over again.

But that's, not it!! No! Heck NO!
Right, when you think you got all your answers, your completely blindsided!!
WTF?????
OMFG!!!! I was left breathless and needed so much more of Pike, Gigi, Gallo’s….etc



Now let's discuss Jason Clarke’s narration!!!! Can we just say it's over the moon spectacular!
He totally brings Pike to life! Plus Samantha Brentmoor just killed it as Gigi Gallo! AMAZING!

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Loved


WOW, Chelle Bliss done it again. Not only have I read the ebook but I have listened to the audio as well. I think both narrators did an amazing job. But let me say that Jason Clarke’s voice has this deep dark sexy husky tone that makes your insides quiver. Oh my lands it can make you melt in your seat. Fanning myself here.

I have always loved Gigi in the previous books. She like all Gallo women had this sassy attitude that I just love. She is a young woman now with a bright future a head of her. Does not help that her mother and father still see this little girl though.

Pike was the sexy tat guy that road a bike and had seen a lot of things. A bet the did not think that the girl he took back to his room with him would turn his world upside down. He could not help but fall in love with her spit fire attitude and he could not get her out of his head.

I almost laughed the way Gigi and Pike met up again. Both were surprised and to top if off he would learn how protective her family really was.

This will go south pretty quick and Pike and Gigi will find danger at their door. Pike will really get to see what a family is all about.

Love the chemistry that was between these two. Things will get hot and heavy and I love how much Gigi keeps Pike on his toes.

My heart truly broke for Pike. When the story of his past started unfolding I heart broke more and more for him. He truly had a sad childhood. Thank god for his grandmother.

This was a great story though the ending did have me screaming at the author the words “REALLY!”. I am thinking she needs to get busy writing the next book..LOL

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A great start

I thought this was a great start to a spinoff series. I really enjoyed the connection between Gigi and Pike and how their story played out. Seeing all of the Gallos again as secondary characters makes me want to go back and enjoy their series from the beginning.

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Sex is the only real plot here

If you’re looking for a book that is crude and the main plot is just sex, this is the book for you. Would not recommend

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Another Gallo Adventure

So good to be back in the Gallo universe starting with the eldest daughter of City and Suzy, GiGi. And let me tell you.. this chick is just as fiery as the rest of the Gallo women. What's a girl to do but fall for a man who's just like her daddy. Damn.. I just knew this would be some good ass trouble.. and it was.. Pike was smart, sexy and badass. Though I was confused at the beginning because I thought they said his name was Flame.. but that could've just been some nickname and not a biker name. I love Pike's backstory and how it comes to light. I'm not fond of the cliffhanger though it's fitting with how the previous series have gone. We have plots to finish.. I'm anxious to find out what happens to.... HA! you didn't like that cliffhanger did ya? well tough... you'll just have to read/listen to find out!

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  • Rina's Reads
  • 10-29-21

Fabulous listening

Gigi and Pike had me smiling so wide during their Daytona days, gosh, that was fun.

This book was riveting, funny, full of suspense and the tension was thick. There was plenty of drama, lots of love, as well as a healthy amount of character loathing on my part - how someone like Pike was surrounded by so much trouble absolutely stumped me.

I’m definitely looking forward to listening to more of this series, Samantha and Jason absolutely nailed the audio.

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  • Jan
  • 10-21-21

ALPHA PROTECTIVE HERO

A good spin-off, revisiting all the Gallo family brought back some good memories.

Gigi is the eldest daughter of one of the stubborn protective alpha Gallo men.

When Gigi sneaks off to bike week when she is in college and ends the night with a one-night stand she never expects to see the guy again who rocked her world. A year on and Gigi has now finished college and is about to start her job in her dad's tattoo shop as a qualified tattoo artist and she shares the day with another new starter.

In walks Pike, yep, the same guy who rocked her world a year ago. What will daddy have to say about that when he finds out?
For starters, he can never know or Pike who has waited years to work at this particular tattoo shop with its great reputation may lose his job.

If you love alpha protective heroes you will love Pike. In fact, he is the double of Gigi's daddy.

I thought Gigi came off as a spoiled immature child at times, so most of the enjoyment I got from the characters was mainly from Pike and the other characters in the story. I did enjoy it and would definitely read more in this series. There were dips where I had eye rolls but there were also hot and dangerous scenes in the plot that kept me turning the pages.

A good spin-off, more hotness, more alpha, what more could you ask for.

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  • C. L. Oliver
  • 07-24-21

Loved it!

I loved this first book in this new Men of Inked Heatwave series, the characters and story kept me listening, loved it! I’m looking forward to listening to book 2!

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  • Rubi Rodriguez (Rubi's Bookshelf)
  • 07-20-21

Flame

Who doesn't love a tattooed, bearded, bike-riding hero?
Pike is one of those sexy book boyfriends you can't get out of your mind and the steamy scenes just imbed him into your mind even deeper.
I really enjoyed this listen especially the suspense added to it.
My first Chelle book but will not be my last!

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  • Gillek2
  • 06-20-21

Gigi and Pike!

Gigi has recently finished college and is excited to begin the next stage of her life. She is determined to show her overprotective family that she is strong and independent and the first step is to be a success when she starts working at the family tattoo shop.

Pike has a painful past and he would like to ensure that’s where it stays. It is a dream come true to start working at the tattoo shop Ink but he worries that it may all go up in smoke when he finds out the boss’s daughter is Gigi, the woman he spent a steamy weekend with 15 months earlier and hasn’t forgotten.

Although they try to deny it the chemistry and connection between them is stronger than ever and Pike is determined to claim her as his but when his past becomes his present will Gigi become a casualty?

Witty banter, heat and emotion all combine into a compelling storyline. It was great to not only watch the relationship between Pike and Gigi unfold but to catch up with Gallos as well. The inflections and nuances of the narrators were exactly how I pictured the characters.

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  • Voracious Book Addict
  • 06-15-21

All the Heat and Angst in this one!

There is something about the world of Inked that Chelle Bliss has created that instantly sucks me in. Pike and Gigi are all attraction and tension and angst. I loved them instantly. Pike might be a tattoo artist with a bike, but you can tell right from the beginning he is a genuinely good guy and cares about Gigi. The action in this book kept me on my toes and my AirPods in my ears. Jason Clarke and Samantha Brentmoor were perfect for Pike and GiGi. Their voices captured all the emotion angst and heat. This is book 1 of a duet, and I have already jumped into book 2. The conflict in this book seems to resolve itself quickly, until you realize its a duet so its not over. Gigi is Joe and Suzie's daughter and it was fun to see them as parents as well as the rest of the Gallos as parents of adults. This book is completely enjoyable and entertaining. It's a great summer read/listen.

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  • rosegold_bibliophile
  • 06-12-21

Pike & GG

Story: 4 ⭐️
Steam: 3/6 🔥
Audio: 5 🎧

This book was really good! I liked the story and all the characters. I do wish it was a bit steamer, it started really strong but didn’t really maintain the steam throughout the story.

I didn’t realize before reading this thats it a spin-off/continuation of another series by this author. Though they do a good job of making sure this story is complete without having to read the other series, I definitely feel like if you want the full experience you’d need to read the other series first.

I will definitely read the next book and look forward to the rest of the series!

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 06-12-21

Well if you wanted me sucked in...

That's the way to do it. Now I know I'm breaking the cardinal rule by starting the 2nd gen without reading the original, but since I wasn't lost in the slightest, it's fine. I instantly fell in love with sassy, spunky Gigi and Alpha bad boy Pike. The pacing was quick and punchy, the characters were solid and fleshed out and I was hooked and inhaled this pretty much in under 6 hours. I cannot wait for the rest of the series. Hooked for sure. I volunteered to listen and review a complimentary copy of this. All opinions are my own.

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  • Mrs Barbara J Gibb
  • 05-22-21

WOW WOW

Loved this story from page one and the narrators brought it to life just starting books.

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  • Ann L
  • 02-05-21

Action filled

I loved this, the story is fantastic, which i already read, and the audio just brings it alive.

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  • P
  • 08-04-21

Flame

I love this book it kept me hanging by my fingertips and it also kept me entertained I just couldn’t stop laughing.
But Ms Bliss what was missing was the end of the story you didn’t give me an epilogue.
But I love this family and I’m sure I will get my closure in the next story Burn.
Damn Gigi is so so much like her aunt Izzy LoL!!

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  • MelA1983
  • 01-22-20

Holy Smokes!

I’m not usually one for Audio Books, but there was just something about this one that made me have to get it. I’m so glad I did. Samantha and Jason who voice Gigi and Pike, had me snickering, laughing and all types of feels through this book. I had read the novel prior to this so knew the story line.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 09-21-19

Friggen awesomeness 😘😘😘

O . M . G . I love these two . I think this one is my favourite one . Haha 😂😂😂 from the time they meet to the time shittt goes down . They are so ment for each other .. Gigi has definitely grown up and is so much like her Aunty Izzy it hilarious . 😂😂 I hope we get more of their story . Bloooooody brilliant..❤️💕💋💕😂