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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

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 7 people found this review helpful

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Hot, but pretty dang predictable!

I really enjoyed the book, overall. There is a lot of hot loving, going on. The story line was kind of predictable but I just tried to overlook that and enjoy the book. It was nice to listen to a book that isn’t an emotional roller coaster and full of angst. I’m looking forward to the next book.
- V from Kansas

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Excited about the rest of the series

This is a new author for me. One of many things that I love about the packages offered through Audible. Free range of books in a certain genre,leaves the door wide open for me to try hundreds of authors unknown to me, with no risk of losing $.

I liked this story and the style of this author. Things that were just “okay” for me in this book...
1. The main female lead, was a little immature and whiny about things in the first part of the book, but about a third of the way through, that went away and she became much more enjoyable for me.
2. Although I’ve really liked both narrators in many other books, they were just so-so for me in this book, voice tones maybe just didn’t work for me. Not something that I can put my finger on and not horrible by any means. I still really enjoyed the book.

I am SUPER excited to hear the rest of the series and am ECSTATIC that the author used different narration combinations for each book. In a series, there will always be some similarities, especially when you are dealing with a large family as the focus. However most authors have their favorite narrators and the same voices for me in every book can make a series less enjoyable. I am so excited that is not the case with this series and have already downloaded the next books! YaY!

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    5 out of 5 stars

Great love story

What a wonderful love story! City is a man most woman would want to rescue them. City lost his love many years ago to a drink driver. He had never found another woman that interested him. Suzy had never found a man that have her butterflies. The romance begins and add some sensual sex for a great story.

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Good

I love the book but I did not like the woman narrator. I felt like she made Susie sound too whiny.

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nice love story

so happy they didn't make you wait til the end for the he's and you for to enjoy theblobe story.

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Passionate and sexy

I recommend this book to fans of bikers, tattoos, piercings, and good girl / bad boy connections, with a little traditional Italian extended family thrown in. Minor drama/peril.

Note: no MC Club content.

Sexy times are hot.

Narrators are enjoyable.

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Throttle toma great read

Hero is City (his nickname ) heroine is Susie . Love how the Author took an obsessed heroine and a tattoo artist and made a love story . Susie and City meet by chance when Susie's car broke down . City taught Susie hoe to relax and Susie taught City to owe up .
City comes from an Italian family that owes half of Florida. How does Susie feel about it when she finds out . Is City able to get series with Susie

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  • Liv
  • Los Angeles metro-area
  • 06-07-18

Decent story with underwhelming narration sadly!

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Writing style: Dual POVs
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Dual format owned: Kindle e-book (collected 3-12-17) and Audible audiobook (purchased 3-13-17)
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Audible Title: Decent story but underwhelming narration sadly!
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Overall rating: ★★★☆☆
Would I recommend this book? Yes, I would cautiously recommend it if the synopsis is your cup of tea, but I’d only recommend it in written form over the audiobook format.

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Lucy Malone’s Performance rating: ★★☆☆☆
Nelson Hobbs’ Performance rating: ★★★☆☆
I think these two narrators weren’t paired well because in spite of their best efforts I struggled constantly with their vocal acting. However, I have enjoyed Nelson Hobbs previously when he narrated as part of the In The Company of Killers romantic suspense series. I can’t say I’ll ever be a fan of Lucy Malone’s though. I own another audiobook with her as the female narrator, so it will be interesting to see if her acting is any better on that one.

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Story rating: ★★★☆☆
What did I like about this contemporary romance novel?
Easy-to-read / Quick read / Very apt chapter titles / Steamy / Entertaining overall / HEA

What other book might you compare Throttle Me to and why?
I can’t help but to compare it to the only other Chelle Bliss novel I have read so far. That was Enshrined, narrated superbly by one of my top favorite female narrators, Erin Mallon. I enjoyed the story and the narration for Enshrined so much more, but I would definitely read another novel of Chelle Bliss in e-book or paperback format over an audiobook format. I no longer trust the sample audiobook clips available on Audible for this Men of Inked series of standalone novels and would only make an exception if the audiobook format is narrated by another favorite narrator of mine.

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Coming up next:
Hook Me (Men of Inked #2) about City’s brother Michael who is a piercer and a professional fighter.

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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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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.