by Chelle Bliss

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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 bestselling author Chelle Bliss. The Men of Inked: Heatwave series features steamy romance, hot heroes, and strong women.

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BN ID: 2940161486429
Publisher: Bliss Ink LLC
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Series: Men of Inked: Heatwave , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,667
File size: 939 KB

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Flame 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 5 months ago
 I love the Gallo family and when I heard that Chelle Bliss had a new series coming out and that the heroine was Gigi Gallo, Suzy and City’s 21 year old daughter, I was so excited. However be prepared this book ends in a bit of a cliff hanger. I have always loved Gigi’s character and have enjoyed watching her grow into a feisty, smart, independent young woman; her story did not disappoint. I love that at the heart of these books is the love of family and what they will do for each other and those they love. However, having said that I was frustrated at times at how the family treated Gigi, I think they thought she was still 5 years old.   The man who Gigi fell for was always going to need to be strong enough to hold his own with the sassy, feisty young woman. In my opinion Pike Moore is arrogant, cocky, definitely an alpha male and is the perfect man for Gigi. Pike is shocked to learn that the woman he spent passionate time with is his new bosses’s daughter. They are drawn to one another, like a moth to a flame with intense chemistry that cannot be ignored. When Pike’s past comes back to haunt him, he will do what ever it takes to keep Gigi safe. There was danger, drama, angst and so much chemistry between Gigi snd Pike that one was in danger of being scorched. This was a fast paced, hot, steamy story full of surprising twists and turns which will keep you on the edge of your seat. Once click now you will not be disappointed. Chelle Bliss has another winning series on her hands in my opinion.
froggy29532DC 14 days ago
Flame is the first book in the Men of Inked: Heatwave series and the Gallo's are back, the next generation of Gallo's that is. Gigi is the daughter of City and Suzy and there is no doubt that she is her father's daughter. All grown up and ready to take on the world, Gigi is independent, sassy, and sure of herself, that is until a man from her past shows up and puts her life in a tailspin. Pike is a bossy, cocky, full of himself biker that cannot believe his luck when he meets up with Gigi for the second time, and on the very first day of his new job. But when his dark past catches up with him could Gigi possibly be the one to pay the price? This book has it all, so what are you waiting for, read it now. I cannot wait for the next book in this series!!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Slow moving and repetitive. Too much recapping past series (parents). Not really enough for one book and the story continues in a second book - really??
Anonymous 4 months ago
Good read.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I'd rather read a strong female character instead of one that gets nasty due to their own choices. Whiney is not attractive.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Fast moving a lot of action and sex and passion. I love the family dynamics.you fall in love with family as well as the key couple.I get impatient waiting for the next book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Love the Gallo family
Jenn2018 5 months ago
Wow....just wow...The Gallo's are back and hotter than ever!! Think of his as Gallo's 2.0! Gigi is the oldest daughter of Joe/City and Suzy, but she is an Izzy clone! She and her cousin Tamara (Anthony's daughter) have a crazy spring break in Daytona and have managed to keep that a secret, and Gigi's smoking hot hookup, for over a year. Gigi has earned her chair at Inked and a place of her own...life is great...until her first day at Inked when she comes face to face with her hot hookup - Pike! Pike is shocked to see Gigi, and more so when he realizes that she is one boss's daughter and a niece to the rest. The chemistry is still there as is the sass and snark...love it! Watching their story unfold is hilarious. hot, and full of danger they never saw coming. Now they have to deal with an angry father and overprotective uncles....the fun is just starting!!! I need the next book now!!!! The new generation of Gallo's is everything I could have wanted and so much more!! I LOVED it!!!
lexiesmomma_32 5 months ago
I really didn't think I could love any male character more than I have loved the Gallos but Pike is right up there. Chelle Bliss knocked it out of the park with this one and what a way to start the second generation of Gallos than with Gigi and Pike's story. Gigi isn't the kind of woman that needs a man. She is strong, feisty and independent as all get out but she wants a love like her parents have, like the rest of her family has. After being burned she thinks she can be with someone without a relationship but realizes that isn't for her. When her past comes barging into her life she is thrown and fights like hell. Pike has been wanting a spot at Inked for years when his chance finally comes he is shocked when the woman he can't forget is there. He is determined to not lose his position at Inked but Gigi is an undeniable force and he wants her and not just temporarily either but when his past comes knocking things are about to get dangerous. I was freaking hooked to this book and I can't wait to get my hands on the next!! Pike is going to win you over big time for sure!
luv4booksreviews 5 months ago
The 2nd generation is off to an equally amazing start as the original series. This is a marvelously action packed novel. I was completely engrossed right from page one. I finished within 2 days of starting it. You're going to be pulled into the Gallo family clan and you'll want to be invited to their family dinners. Spring break Daytona Beach may have been just an escape but when she meets Pike her plans for the night change. Gigi and Pike have chemistry off the charts. Fast forward and their paths cross unexpectedly again. Only to quickly throw both of their lives into a whirlwind. One they didn't create themselves. Pike proves his alpha status with his strong need to protect Gigi at all costs. To me a protective alpha is nothing short of swoon worthy. Of course we also get to revisit the family members from the original series. Seeing where their lives evolved to is great. I loved this new start to the spin off series. I'm dying for the next book to come out. I would have been any way, but that cliffhanger is killing me. I need book 2. right. this. second. I hope you'll give this book a try because I think you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Waiting for the release day has been so worth it's weight in gold! Having read all the books that have been written about the Gallo family and now another series - this is so over the top. I cannot wait for the next book to find out what else is going to happen next!! This book kept me wanting more. Love this new chapter of adventures.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I loved it!! Like everything in the series. Had my copy of Burn preorder the first day it came out(you killing with the waiting, but it's so worth the wait).
Anonymous 5 months ago
Chelle wow this book is so awesome were do I begin I love Gili and Pikes how daddy and izzy and James and the hole gang in this book. But like I said before Gili is so much like auntie Lizzy. You just keep getting better and better can't wait to read burn
Racycarr 5 months ago
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
busy-readerMB 5 months ago
I love this next generation of Gallos! Really- can there ever be too many Gallos? As in previous books, Chelle hooks you in with the strong alpha Pike who can only be brought to his knees by the sweet yet sassy and feisty Gigi. Gigi is just like her aunt Izzy- sassy as all get out, but with a heart of gold. She loves her family but wants her independence like many 21 year old women do. However, when the right guy comes along she falls for him quickly. Pike is as Alpha as they come and fits in with the rest of the men in her family. He is definitely up for the task and he will do whatever is necessary to keep her safe from the threat that his family brings to their door. I love Pike and Gigi’s story. It is intense and steamy and it is not over. OMG- the last page! I can’t wait for next book to see what happens and to see Gigi and Pike get their HEA.
Anonymous 5 months ago
What can I say about this book that won't give too much away? The level of heat is off the charts, the chemistry is bubbling over and the amount of snark is laugh out loud! To say I loved this next generation of Gallo women is a gross understatement. These are women I could hang with in a heartbeat. Gigi is leading the pack even though she might not think so and Pike? Well, I could just fall over from swooning so much.
queenzany 5 months ago
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 rhink 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
DannyJeffbooks 5 months ago
Well what an enjoyable read that was! This book was fast paced, action packed and a real page turner. I have to say too that as much as it was hot and had me hooked, what I really loved was how humorous this book was. The banter between Flame and Gigi and Gigi and City just had me smiling big. While the romance was a little insta love for my taste, there is no denying that Flame and Gigi and smoking chemistry and I cannot wait for more to come. I was provided with a copy of this book from the Publisher; there was no inducement or obligation and I opted to leave a review.
UpAllNightBB 5 months ago
5 STARS Review by Leah Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog I wanna just kiss your face Chelle Bliss for keeping the series Men of Inked going with the next generation in Flame (Men of Inked: Heatwave #1). Every time I see a new Men of Inked book come out I think well I have read all of the others how can this be any different. GURL! You took this book and went above and beyond. I freaking love Gigi and Pike. I just want to curl up in the chair in that shop and just stare in awe. You have created an entire family of characters that each one is true to their character each time they come into the story. And you use them ALL! You don’t pick and choose who is coming in. It is a damn family reunion each book and not just because they eat dinner together. I see you typing along and then one of them opens the door in your brain and goes I need to join this scene. Ok enough about Chelle Bliss’s brain….. Freaking Gigi is the typical strong-willed, get it done, kick-arse type of girl and has been since she was a teenager. Now she is an adult and nothing has changed. She has busted her booty to get where she is today and nothing's going to stop her. Well maybe running into the hookup she had during a Spring Break… whoops. Man, I wanted to be a fly on the wall in that dang scene. Pike is scrumptious of course, he has to be to fit into the Inked family. This is a freaking series you keep FOREVER and you re-read again and again. It is a sexy, action-packed, feel good, make you want to curl up on their couch and join in on the shenanigans. “What lies on the other side of that door is all the goodness I brought into my life. I created it - not alone, mind you - and there’s no better group of people on this earth. Once you’re in, you’re in forever.” ←--- That woman right here is priceless. Bravo Chelle Bliss!
dshutters 5 months ago
Another great story be Chelle! Gigi is the daughter of Joe & Suzy Gallo from the book Throttle Me( Men of Inked Series). Love how it starts and how she meets PIKE . Had me laughing at some parts and the end WOW didn't see that coming and now I can't wait for the next book in this series Burn to come out! this is the 1st book that I could not put down till I finished it ( read it 1 day )I highly recommend this book!!!!!
moonfox1234 5 months ago
This was such a great way to kick off this series that features the next generation of Gallo's. This book focuses on Gigi and Pike's story. The storyline quickly captures and holds your attention as it unfolds. Family ties, humor, steamy chemistry, sizzling passion, drama are combined with some excitement, danger and action to create a memorable and moving read. I loved the characters. Gigi was feisty, fiery and fiercely determined and Pike was hot and sweet. This does end on a bit of a cliffhanger that will have you wanting that next book now.
MelissaB 5 months ago
OMG.... this book.... ahhhhhh!!! If the blurb didn't grab your attention then I can guarantee you'll be enraptured with this story from page one! From the moment I started reading I was so engrossed in this book I couldn't put it down and to be honest I didn't want to put it down! I LOVE City, Suzy and the entire Gallo family but Gigi and Pike will grab ahold of your heart. Gigi is sweet, sassy and when she puts her mind to it there's nothing that's going to stop her and that includes Pike the hot, bada$$ biker, new tattoo artist and the one man that she can't get off her mind. Flame was equal parts fun, sexy, explosive, drama, intrigue and suspense with an ending that will have you screaming "WHAT THE HELL"!!!
KindleKat64 5 months ago
Next gen Gallo's......yes please! Once I started I could not put this book down! Holy WOW it was amazing!! Being back with the Gallo’s feels like coming home. I’ll admit I was a little skeptical knowing this was going to be about Gigi, who is City and Suzy’s daughter, but I fell so easily back under the Gallo’s spell it seemed like a natural progression for this series and believe me it is classic Chelle Bliss. What a sassy firecracker Gigi is! I love that girl! She unapologetically goes after what she wants no matter the consequences! And with her family there are always consequences. And Pike? He may inadvertently bring trouble with him but he honestly fits in perfectly with all the Gallo men who came before him! He’s definitely cut from the same kind of cloth. To quote Gigi’s cousin Tamara, “He’s hot as f$, so Flame works. Like he’s so hot, you’ll get burned.” And hot damn, Pike and his smooth sexy ways definitely set me on fire! The chemistry between Gigi and Pike is nuclear!! This storyline grabbed hold of me from the get-go and is still holding me tight since it isn’t over yet. It’s a little fun, a lot intense, very sexy and oh so steamy; in other words very Gallo. I can’t wait for more!! Bring on the Burn!!!
JennaStrick 5 months ago
Oh how I loved this first in this second generation Gallo story! Gigi Gallo is spicy and feisty and I loved everything about her. Pike is sexy, alpha but with a side of sweetness and is perfect for Gigi and the Gallo family. And boy did I love seeing City with a grown up daughter. The storyline is full of attention and I loved every minute, even to the end!
Lit_Litehosue 5 months ago
To say Flame is hot is doing it a serious injustice. We met Gigi Gallo way back when she was born in the Men of Inked series, but she is all grown up now and only a bad boy like Pike will be able to handle her. Gigi is out of college now and coming home to work in the family business, Pike is a new hire there but they have a past that is going to make life more interesting. This book is seriously worth checking out even if you are not familiar with Chelle Bliss's earlier books. Gigi has always been strong willed and spunky and some things will never change.