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Publisher's Summary

Suzy is a control freak and has her life mapped out-work hard, find a man with a stable job, and live happily ever after. She's content with the status quo, but her plan comes to a screeching halt when he enters her life and turns it upside down. City gave up on love when his heart was crushed in college, preferring to be the typical bachelor. He spends his nights hopping from one bed to another and his days working at his family tattoo shop, Inked. A chance encounter on a dark road makes him question what he had sworn off forever - a relationship.

A night of passion and lust causes them to question everything. Is City the knight in shining armor to the damsel in distress? Can their relationship survive when a fantasy falls apart and a secret comes out that changes everything?

Contains mature themes.

©2014 Chelle Bliss (P)2014 Tantor

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Story was lacking, narration was horrible

I'll start my critic with the narration. The male narrator kept jumping from a horrible Chicago accent to a horrible cross between an Italian and Spanish accent. The female narrator was way too breathy.
The story itself was basically nine or ten sex scenes with an extremely weak plot and dialogue in between. There were so many inconsistencies in the story line that it was almost laughable. These errors should have been caught before the recording. I'm definitely returning this one and would not recommend it to anyone.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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This one did not wow me in any way!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I have mixed feeling about recommending this book to anyone. I didn't think this story was well thought out. There were parts of the story that were disconnected and did not go with the characters development. I found Suzy to be whinny and to insecure and I didn’t feel that she grew out of that by the end of the book. I also never came to care for her character and ended up losing a bit of respect for her in the end.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I liked the family aspect and City was a great alpha male character, but I couldn't get into his relationship with Suzy.

How could the performance have been better?

I didn't like the female reader in this one. Her voice made Suzy's already lackluster dialog worse because it seemed forced. There was also a huge difference in the way the readers interpreted the accents of the main characters. It was hard to get into.

Was Throttle Me worth the listening time?

Yes I would say it was worth listening to but it is not something I would listen to more than once. I tend to like to listen to books in my library over and over and this will not be one in my rotation.

Any additional comments?

I am aware this is part of a series and I hope the others are better or that they at least have a better listening experience.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing narration

Narration made the book difficult
To listen to. I just couldn’t get past the narration to enjoy.

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Excellent

This was my first book by this author and it was enjoyable enough that I will be getting the next in the series. It was not a cookie cutter bad boy there were some nice twists and just hot enough

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good book

it was kind of long and you have to get used to the weird voices. didn't really fit what was in my head. very sensual

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  • Racycarr
  • Kentucky, United States
  • 05-23-17

Taking her for a ride

WOW!!! I can not help but fall in love with the Gallo brothers. They are the perfect bad boy. They just have the sex appeal rolling off of them. You have anything from tattoo artist, musician, fighter, and undercover cop. I little bit of everything in the series. Freaking yummy. I done the whispersync and I just loved the narrators.

I so loved this book. It was about Joseph (City) Gallo. He is super sexy and I loved that fact that he was a bike man. He had this roughness that I just loved. He was a tattoo artist at the an ink shop that him and his brothers owned.

I can not imagine what it was like for Suzy to be stranded on the side of the road at night with a dead phone and wearing a pair if painful high heels. Yeah, that had to be pretty scary and not here is this hot sexy biker stopping to help her.

I can not blame the mixing feelings that Suzy was feeling when it came to Joseph aka Joey. He looked dangerous. Here she was a school teacher and a good girl. I had to almost laugh about her list.

Loved Kayden and Sophia. These were the two most important people in Suzy’s life and I loved how they looked out for her. Kayden is like a brother to Suzy and City will have to do what he can to impress them.

There is danger around the corner and my heart broke at what City and Suzy had to go through. Their love will be tested but I love how when a love is meant to be that things we got through will just make it stronger and that is what it is like for City and Suzy.

I am so loving this series and can not wait to read the other books in this set.

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Five stars

City is a man that will set your panties on fire. I love how he mixes rough and sweet for his girl. Suzy is just the kind of awesome female character I love. Quirky and seriously awesome.

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City gets his girl

ok I love this whole series as I have read them but being able to listen to both the narrators saying the parts was awesome made it so much better can not wait to listen to the rest of them

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love this story

What made the experience of listening to Throttle Me the most enjoyable?

The story I loved it

What was one of the most memorable moments of Throttle Me?

When City saves Susy from the jerk in the parking lot that she made the mistake of going out with as she thought City wasn't the right kind of guy to date

What about Nelson Hobbs and Lucy Malone ’s performance did you like?

I liked how they each did a chapter and made the story their's

Any additional comments?

Love this Italian family

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Bad boy and good girl

I enjoyed this story but as I always say It takes away from the listening when the female reads the male voice with a not so male voice and then the males reads and you get a different picture of what the male should look and act like. worth a credit

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  • Lo
  • 10-25-16

Great Read and an even hotter listen!

I loved the book, so decided to listen to the audio version and it didn't disappoint.

It took me a while to get used to Lucy Malone being the voice of Suzy as it's not how I imagined her sounding but Nelson Hobbs is exactly how I thought City would sound.

A hot read but an even hotter listen.

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 01-07-16

Hot

First book in the Men of Inked series. Hot alpha male City comes to the rescue of uptight goody too shoes Suzy. Things get hot and heavy pretty quickly. If would seem that City, hot tattooed biker, who normally doesn't see a girl twice, is all in with Suzy. Suzy on the other hand is looking to settle down with a suited businessman. No bad boy for her. Their sexual chemistry cannot be denied. Can they work on a relationship? Enjoyable read, Definitely looking into the next book in the series.