Maneuver (Men of Inked: Southside, #1) by Chelle Bliss

Maneuver (Men of Inked: Southside, #1)

This isn’t how fairy tales typically begin, but it’s where mine starts…No money, no phone, and abandoned on the streets of Chicago.With my baby in my arms, I wander into a bar in a shady neighborhood and ask to use their phone.When my father turns us away and completely disowns me, the bar owner, and total hottie, offers us a place to stay…no strings attached.I’m leery at first.Hot alpha guy.Down on her luck single mother.I mean, who wo...

Details Maneuver (Men of Inked: Southside, #1)

TitleManeuver (Men of Inked: Southside, #1)
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Maneuver (Men of Inked: Southside, #1)

  • BookSmacked
    Did someone say more Gallos??? Eeekkk cue squeal because those Gallo men let me tell you are always primed and ready to go. This somewhat instalove story has all the goodness that comes with a Chelle Bliss romance. Hot alpha hero ✔Siblings all up in your business ✔A mama Gallo that calls the shots ✔Hot hot chemistry ✔Swoony scenes ✔If you have read The Men Of Inked series then you will be familiar with the above mentioned things. This s...
  • Jennifer Finn
    This is the first book in the Men Of Inked Southside series by Chelle Bliss. If you like the Gallo’s in Florida then you must read about their cousins who still live in Chicago. Lucio Gallo and his brothers, Angelo & Vinnie, and his sister, Daphne co-own Gallo’s Hook and Hustle, a bar on the south side of Chicago. Their very outgoing and sometimes crazy mother, Betty lives above the bar and their dad is in prison. Lucio is scared of commitmen...
  • Candy
    This was not your average fairy tale, but it ranks up there with the rest. A must read! A top of my 2018 reads. 5/5 stars all the way! A rich girl and a guy from the other side of the tracks find their differences don't matter as long as you have love, corny I know but it fits for these two. Delilah and her baby have just been kicked to the curb by her drunk father in a not so savory neighborhood in Chicago. With no money, no phone she holds Lulu...
  • Sassy Southern
    Wow!!! Just holy fudge sundae with sprinkles on top wow!! I absolutely loved this book!!! And I am about to admit to something that may shock some of y’all, are you ready for it? This is my first Chelle Bliss Book!!!!! Maneuver busted my Chelle cherry and what a way to let it go!!! This book rocked my socks off from beginning to end. I was entranced right from the beginning and finished this book in one sitting. I love the family banter between...
  • Bellereader
    Delilah and Lucio are bring us back to the realm of Gallos and the Windy City never seemed so appealing. The very last thing you expect your father to do to you and your infant daughter is throw you out of the car in the middle of the night with no money, phone, or resources. Delilah knew her father’s drinking was out of control, but to really get to this is unthinkable. Needing help she finds herself inside Hook & Hustle and tongue tied by the...
  • Amanda Adams Steward
    I didn’t realize how much I missed reading a Chelle Bliss book and the Gallo’s until I read this. Lucio reminded me of Channing Tatum. Also this book reminded me a lot of City and Suzy. Not the story just the characters (but that’s my opinion). Can’t wait to read more about the Southside Gallo’s!!
  • Heather andrews
    Deliah sometimes just gets all flustered, “I was wondering if I could use your pecs,” I blurt out, and my stomach instantly knots." Lucio is very proud of his attributes, "I’m like a proud peacock, showing off my goods and hoping like h*** she digs the eff out of the piercing. “As much as you want,” Lucio does what he wants without his woman's permission, “I know you’re not letting me, but I’m doing it anyway.” I liked this book...
  • Rebecca
    Boy how I’ve missed the Gallo family, and even though Maneuver is a spin-off of the OG, their cousins are just as rowdy, just as smart mouthed, and just as controlling and domineering as their Florida counterparts. Book 1 in Chelle Bliss’ Men of Inked: Southside is Lucio Gallo’s story, and I love that Lucio’s introduction to the heroine, Deliah, is reminiscent of a certain kickass couple from the original Men of Inked. From the moment Luc...
  • Erin Lewis
    5 star Review Maneuver by Chelle BlissWell I never thought I could or would fall for another Gallo man but Lucio Gallo hits all my buttons and is totally swoon worthy. There is nothing that I did not like about this man, he just does it for me. Although a ladies man, when the right woman comes along and in this case it is single mum Delilah Miles, he knows his is a goner in more ways than one.From the first page until the last I was captivated by...
  • Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
    I received a copy and voluntarily left a review and all opinions are my own. When I read a Chelle Bliss book, I always know what will stand out in my heart more than anything else. Will there be lots of heat? Absolutely, we did say this was a Chelle Bliss book after all. Will there be some twist and turns? Most definitely! But what always resonates with me the most is the family unity in each of her stories. She had us fall madly in love with the...
  • The BookChick
    Another bit of Gallo Gold from Challenge Bliss. I love Lucio, Daphne, baby Lulu and the entire Southside Gallo clan. I can't wait to see whose story is next. I hope Angelo's.
  • Mona Livsey
    Could not put this down!You have to love those Gallo Men and with such a huge family, it is hard not loving them. When the unexpected walks in the front door, there is no other way it could have turned out. All Betty Gallo’s boys know better than to abandon any girl in trouble. And Delilah is that in spades.Lucio falls for not onlyDelilah, but little Lulu as well.The only problems they will be facing is her father and her babies father. But bei...
  • Jenny
    Hero(s) rating: 4.5 starsHeroine rating: 4.5 starsSexual tension rating: 4 starsSex scenes rating: 4.5 starsSex scenes frequency: 4 starsPlot rating: 4 starsDialogue rating: 3.5 starsStorytelling rating: 4 starsStory ending rating: 4.5 starsOther woman/men drama: (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]Cheating: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]HEA: (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]************************...
  • Jessica
    All man should be like Lucio Maneuver is currently my favorite from Ms. Chelle Bliss. All man should be like Lucio. He is not only pleasing in the eyes but hard worker and has a heart of gold. I never though that Men Inked series stopped by the author give her reader another delicious series that will blow your mind away and also your e-reader. I loved Delilah, my kind of girl who is not afraid to fight not only for herself but her baby girl as w...
  • Danny Jeffery
    I'm a big fan of the Men of Inked series so I was over the moon to find out that Chelle was bringing us more from the Gallo's. As you can imagine this was a super sexy read and a really nice easy book to read. The story was engaging and flowed really well, although there were times where I wished the story had been fleshed out a little more. Chelle really succeeds in delivering the close knit family feel that you can't help but fall for and I loo...
  • Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
    4.5 starI was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, secrets, and heartbreak.This is Delilah and Lucio’s story. When Delilah finds herself with no phone, no money, and abandoned on her own with her baby she turns to a shady bar for help. In that bar is Lucio who takes one look and starts falling. When she is turned away from her family and left with nowhere to go Lucio offers a solution. He is willing to protect and help her. But i...
  • Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
    5 Stars!Brand new spin off series. Still the same brilliant Chelle Bliss and those super addicting words. That's right, one of our favorite families is back y'all... the Gallo's are back and stronger than ever! Sexy. Sweet. Deep. Raw. You can't miss Chelle's alphas and her fierce heroines in an all new series.Maneuver is Delilah and Lucio's story. Complicated in moments. Intense every step of the way. Steamy in times that count. Completely unforg...
  • Myra Espino
    Wow!!! Maneuver will make you fall in love with the Gallos all over again! In this book, it's Lucio's story. Despite him having a reputation, I love how he is with Lulu and Delilah. I love everything in this book. From the start up to the last, I was hooked on their story. Loved it!!! A must read book!!!
  • Book-Lover Book Blog
    I swear, with each book that Chelle Bliss writes, her style gets better and better. This is one of those short, punchy reads that’s perfect for lazing by the pool on holiday it just a quick summer read. It’s a bit rushed in places, my brain couldn’t quite keep up with how everything with Lucio and Delilah happened. I had to go back a few pages in places to get time frame too. BUT...It’s such an amazing book that I don’t care. I loved AL...
  • Christina
    Loving this Chicago edition of the original Gallo series!! Delilah is awesome and I know this is going to be a great new series. Sexy, heartwarming and funny! You won't be disappointed For sure.
  • Kylee
    When the book contains a Gallo you know it is going to totally melt your heart and have you all hot and bothered. Lucio Gallo is no exception to this rule. The man is a player but all it takes is Delilah Miles to come cautiously walking into his bar with something precious to have him reconsidering his single ways. Delilah is out of her element and with no where else to turn is surprised at how this Gallo family support her and take her under the...
  • Rose
    Oh, I have missed this family!!! It was so fun meeting another branch of the Gallo family. They seem just as crazy, just as fun as the family some many of us have come to love.At the beginning of this book I was a little worried about Delilah, she seemed so timid. But once she got her feet under her she really bloomed! She showed that she would be able to hold her own in such a boisterous, loud, crazy family. And Lucio, WOW!!! Such a Gallo, throu...
  • T.A. McKay
    Just read will not be disappointed!
  • Debbie Watson
    Loved it!The Gallos are back! Lucio and Delilah's story is terrific. I can't wait for more. Definitely recommend this book. This author knows how to bring on the hot, hunky heroes and the ladies who love them.
  • Tanya
    I needed more Gallos and this was a great intro to the new Gallos.This isn't your full fledge Gallo angst but you still get you fill of Alpha Gallo and a great love story. We also get a glimpse of what is to come on the South Side.We have waited a long time for this story and we have NOT been disappointed!
  • Leonie
    Good book, but it just happened so fast (a little too fast for my liking) but I enjoyed the book. It would have been a little more believable if it took them a few more months.
  • Ria - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
    The Gallos are back and sexy as ever!!!!The Gallos are back baby!!!! Prepare yourself for some more swooning and fanning, these Chicago men are just as hot as their southern cousins. Lucio Gallo is the man every woman fantasises about, sweet, sexy protective, caring ... this man is perfect. He is totally knocked off his feet when Delilah Miles walks through the doors of his family's bar, the Hook & Hustle . Delilah is sweet, sassy, heartbroken, b...
  • Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
    I really wanted to love this book but I came away a little disappointed. The thing that drew me to it was the Gallo name. I'm guessing that was the idea when the author decided to give us more Gallo's. I'm not alone when I say that I loved the Men of Inked series. That's where I fell in love with not just Suzy and City, but the author as well. But I think that that connection gave me false hope. It made me believe that there would be some connect...
  • She Abshire
    The Gallo's are back Baby!An extension of our beloved Gallo family live on the Southside of Chicago and own a bar called The Hook & Hustle. Three brothers and a feisty sister. The family is everything except for that one loose end the oldest kids could do without.Delilah finds herself alone and penniless in front of Hook & Hustle with no recourse but to find a phone and shelter for her and her baby Lulu. Abandoned by the sperm donor and by her fa...
  • Hanan
    Yea the Gallo’s are back!I loved The Men of Ink Series so I was thrilled that the Gallo family from Chicago are getting their stories!Lucio Gallo is everything you could want in a man.He’s sexy,successful,loyal,loves his family and mama and rides a motorcycle!Omg what more can a girl want!Maybe one other thing he loves babies!Lucio and his siblings own their own bar. Which is successful and prosperous.He also owns a couple of homes. But choos...