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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 st 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 wouldn’t be wary? Lucio Gallo isn’t like most men, though. He’s fiercely protective, loyal, and did I mention he’s covered in nothing but muscle? Above all else, he’s everything I need but never knew I wanted.


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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 st 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 wouldn’t be wary? Lucio Gallo isn’t like most men, though. He’s fiercely protective, loyal, and did I mention he’s covered in nothing but muscle? Above all else, he’s everything I need but never knew I wanted.

30 review for Maneuver

  1. 5 out of 5

    DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quotes: The guy is more like a Greek god with his rippling muscles, perfect skin, haunting green eyes, and a smile that could make any girl, even a nun, have the dirtiest thoughts, leading to a stint in hell for sinning. I know all about complicated families. Hell, mine has never been a walk in the park or like any sitcom family I’ve ever watched on television. Maybe the Bundys from Married with Children… He’s not into bimbos, Aqua Net. Sorry to burst your bubble, Favorite Quotes: The guy is more like a Greek god with his rippling muscles, perfect skin, haunting green eyes, and a smile that could make any girl, even a nun, have the dirtiest thoughts, leading to a stint in hell for sinning. I know all about complicated families. Hell, mine has never been a walk in the park or like any sitcom family I’ve ever watched on television. Maybe the Bundys from Married with Children… He’s not into bimbos, Aqua Net. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you’ll never get that man. He’s mine. Always will be, so you can move on to your next victim and spread your infection elsewhere. While you look hot in my sister’s clothes, I don’t think cutoff shorts, heavy metal T-shirts, and dresses cut so low you can almost breastfeed without actually moving the fabric aside is quite your style. My Review: Sizzle, family drama, a sweet and sexy romance, and amusing trash-talking smackdowns provided me with an afternoon of smirk-worthy entertainment. Maneuver was a quick and fast-paced read with endearing and alluring characters and engaging storylines. Book one of a new series and I’m already in love with this family.

  2. 4 out of 5

    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 story starts off with a Delilah who find herself on the side 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 story starts off with a Delilah who find herself on the side of the road. Hmmmm sound familiar ??? Perhaps a bit of a homage to the first MOI book. Either way we have Delilah out of options and having to find some assistance especially with a young baby to care for. She stumbled into a bar that happens to be owned by the Gallo family. Lucio becomes that hero that she needs at the moment and throughout this book continues to step up. It doesn’t hurt that they are attracted to one another and sure enough sparks will fly. This story was such an easy and fun read I devoured pretty much with a smile on my face the entire time. I’m so existed to see what’s next. More Gallo’s please. Note: you do not need to read The Men Of Inked series to read this book. But if you haven’t read them I definitely recommend them as well.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Amanda 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!!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Snow

    😕 It was just okay... And "too fairytale-ish" to digest, I guess... So...😕

  5. 4 out of 5

    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 commitment because he watched his dad cheat on his mom a lo 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 commitment because he watched his dad cheat on his mom a lot when he was little and he doesn’t wanna end up like that. Delilah has a rich father who is an alcoholic and a manipulative prick. When her mom left them he guilted Delilah into staying with him but would treat her like shit. She has a baby girl named Lulu whose father left when Delilah was six months pregnant. One night her dad kicks her and Lulu outta his car in the bad part of town with no money, phone, or identification. She goes inside Gallo’s because it’s the only thing open late at night and asks to use their phone. While she’s in the bar she meets Lucio who she can’t seem to take her eyes off of and the attraction is mutual. Lucio can’t let this gorgeous woman and her baby wander the streets or stay at a homeless shelter so he offers her the apartment above his. The chemistry between them is off the charts but Lucio wants to take things slow so he doesn’t screw up. Lucio Gallo is nowhere near as Alpha as his cousins and Joey will always be my favorite but I’m curious about his three sibling’s stories.

  6. 4 out of 5

    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 the Gallo’s and how they took care of Delilah and L 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 the Gallo’s and how they took care of Delilah and Lulu right from the start. And Lucio, oh my word what can you say about that man but woozer and get in my bed!!!! If you are like me and haven’t read Chelle (shocker) don’t wait any longer whether you start with this book or another I’m sure you will not be disappointed, I wasn’t with this one and I will now read the other books on my kindle of hers that’s been there for to long!! - By Tina

  7. 5 out of 5

    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, I loved Lucio, the man took charge of everything.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Hilda

    I want them safe. I want them happy. I want them with me. Did I finish it. Yes. Did enjoy it. Kind of. Was there any type of plot or character development. No. In fact there was nothing but a man falling for the hot MILF and with a push from his mother and siblings wanted to keep her. It was too quick and too fake. I couldn’t stop rolling my eyes. But then again, it was free. What did I expect. Honestly, I expected more. There was so much potential. That’s probably what hurts the most. The I want them safe. I want them happy. I want them with me. Did I finish it. Yes. Did enjoy it. Kind of. Was there any type of plot or character development. No. In fact there was nothing but a man falling for the hot MILF and with a push from his mother and siblings wanted to keep her. It was too quick and too fake. I couldn’t stop rolling my eyes. But then again, it was free. What did I expect. Honestly, I expected more. There was so much potential. That’s probably what hurts the most. The story seemed rushed with a lot of missing plot holes. Big gaping plot holes.

  9. 4 out of 5

    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 close and searches for the nearest phone. She com 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 close and searches for the nearest phone. She comes across a bar and meets Lucio the owner and asks if she can use the phone. Lucio leads them to an apartment so she can make her call in private. She is exhausted and falls asleep in a complete strangers home. Lucio and his mom take to Lulu and Delilah right away. But he is a bit cautious because he's never opened up to anyone and much less make a commitment. Delilah has a good feeling after the generosity of the Gallos and feels more love from these people in a short time than from her own father. Were these two meant to be? Did fate play a part in these two meeting? Chelle I totally enjoyed Delilah and Lucio's story. It's unconventional but damn good and I was hooked from the start. I couldn't put it down. You have wonderful characters to fall in love with in the story. You have many emotions running through this story that compliments each character and their situations. You can feel the heart you put into these characters with every sentence. ***Reviewed for Sweet & Spicy Reads, ARC provided in return for an honest review***

  10. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    3.5 stars She’s like a tragic story. Rich girl, stuck in the hood with no way out. Maybe I can swoop in and be the hero of her story. Maneuver is Lucio and Delilah’s tale, one born of fate. This took wrong side of the tracks to another level, it was uniquely told in a way that shed a new light into a fairy tale romance. Where money and power never brought her any happiness, she was surprised to find it in the comfort of annoying interfering family members, and living a simple, honest life. Who knew that couldstars 3.5 stars She’s like a tragic story. Rich girl, stuck in the hood with no way out. Maybe I can swoop in and be the hero of her story. Maneuver is Lucio and Delilah’s tale, one born of fate. This took wrong side of the tracks to another level, it was uniquely told in a way that shed a new light into a fairy tale romance. Where money and power never brought her any happiness, she was surprised to find it in the comfort of annoying interfering family members, and living a simple, honest life. Who knew that could bring more joy and contentment than the polished glass tower. Delilah couldn’t believe her luck, her life could have gotten so much worse, but fate had other plans. Sweet and delicious, Lucio and Delilah’s tale was short and easy. Turning the tides from a bad situation to a happily ever after. This is one for those who believe in love at first sights and the power of fate.

  11. 5 out of 5

    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 handsome and seeming kindhearted owner Lucio Ga 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 handsome and seeming kindhearted owner Lucio Gallo. The minute Lucio lays his eyes on Delilah and her little girl Lulu he is overcome with desire to protect them at all cost. He knows they need him and he is more than happy to he their knight and shining armor. Delilah and Lulu are looking for a family and Lucio is ready to be that for them he just needs to take the leap. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kimberley C.

    DNF at 43%. I found myself skimming most of it and decided it wasn’t for me.

  13. 5 out of 5

    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 Lucio and Delilah meet and he decides to help her and her you 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 Lucio and Delilah meet and he decides to help her and her young child, they both become honorary Gallo members, and when it’s clear that the attraction between Lucio and Delilah can lead to something they both want and need, the Gallo charm and protective nature comes out and despite some hesitancy by both Lucio and Delilah, it’s beyond clear to readers that they’ve met their ‘one’ and now need to figure out a way to make it forever. At the heart of any Gallo story is the importance of family; they are a tight knit group of caring and loving people who have each other’s back at all costs, and the person who brings them all together, meddling in any way she deems necessary, which proves that Betty, the Southside Gallos’ mother, is just as crazy and loving as Maria. I love that Chelle Bliss decided to go back to her writing roots…back to the family who introduced readers to Bliss’ kickass alpha males and the sassy and sexy women who tame them and make them one woman men. I can’t wait for more stories from these South Side Gallos, and I’m hoping that as readers become more at home with this family that we’ll get the opportunity to catch up with the Florida Gallos because their cousins’ stories make me miss them even more. 4 Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)

  14. 4 out of 5

    Erin Lewis

    5 star Review Maneuver by Chelle Bliss Well 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 their story and truth be 5 star Review Maneuver by Chelle Bliss Well 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 their story and truth be told I didn’t want it to end. This was a smoking hot read that ticked all the boxes for me and in my opinion Chelle Bliss has another winner on her hands. The Chicago Gallos are just as family orientated as their southern cousins and just as inked, tempting and hot. They love, play and are loyal to a fault and for me if they would adopt me I would be so happy. When Delilah and her daughter fall on tough times, thanks to her horrible father, she has no idea how walking through the door into the Gallo’s Hook & Hustle South Side bar will change her life. Lucio and his mother Betty immediately offer her unconditional assistance and it is this that shows Delilah what family is meant to be. Betty was such a great character that I cannot wait to see what mischief she gets up to in future books. I love that at the heart of these books is the love of family and what they will do for each other and for those in need. Chelle Bliss writes with a depth of character that at times comes right out of no-where and knocks your socks off and this book was no exception.

  15. 4 out of 5

    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.

  16. 4 out of 5

    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 Gallos in Men of Inked and now we get to do it al 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 Gallos in Men of Inked and now we get to do it all over again with her new Southside series. We are oh so excited and lucky to meet new Gallos that might be just a tad bit wilder, crazier, but with the same huge hearts. Chelle gives us another couple to drool, pant, and obsess over. Trust me, once you meet the Chicago Gallos that own the bar Hook & Hustle and you get up close and personal with Lucio and Delilah, you will never want to close the book and return home. You will want to remain in their fiery embrace forever! Delilah Miles shows us what the true strength of a mother and a woman looks like from the time we meet her when she is down and out and get to see how she still gets back up on her feet and pushes through for her daughter. She is so much more than just a rich girl on the wrong side of town slumming it. She realizes from the beginning that a family that loves fiercely like the Gallos is worth more than all the gold in the world. This is a girl who needs all the love and compassion that she never received from her own family and Lucio is capable of giving her that and so much more! Lucio Gallo is yet another muscled, inked, and rough around the edges alpha male that you won't be able to get enough of! What surprised me the most was underneath all that hotness is a gentle soul and big heart that you just want to cuddle the hell out of. I don't think one of Chelle's heroes has ever shown us so much softness underneath all that hard muscle and still made us want to fall at his feet! Such a smooth combination of alpha and big teddy bear had my heart in trouble from the moment Delilah set eyes on him and heard his oh so sexy voice. Chelle Bliss delivers another amazing, heart melting, desire pumping beginning to a new saga of the Gallo family that will leave you breathless and even more in love with her writing. I highly recommend Maneuver for a romance that punches you in the heart just as hard as it does the libido. Each new story leaves me even more besotted and addicted to Chelle Bliss and her larger than life Gallos. To say that I was beyond giddy to meet the Chicago Gallos is an understatement. I cannot wait to see where Chelle Bliss will take us next into this fictional world. All I know is her story is sure to contain lots of heart, plenty of family, and so much imagery that will set you ablaze and be forever burned into your imagination.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kayla Brunson

    So this was my first book my Chelle Bliss and I’m so mad at myself for waiting this long! This book has so many things that I look for in my romance. Babies, alpha male, and hot AF chemistry! This book checked all those off my list. From the second that we met Delilah, I loved her. I hated that she was raising a baby in a crappy environment with her alcoholic father. She was a rich girl but I kept forgetting because she was so down to earth. She never came off as someone who was scared of hard w So this was my first book my Chelle Bliss and I’m so mad at myself for waiting this long! This book has so many things that I look for in my romance. Babies, alpha male, and hot AF chemistry! This book checked all those off my list. From the second that we met Delilah, I loved her. I hated that she was raising a baby in a crappy environment with her alcoholic father. She was a rich girl but I kept forgetting because she was so down to earth. She never came off as someone who was scared of hard work and wouldn’t risk all she had for her baby. Lucio was a big teddy bear. I mean don’t get me wrong, he was still sexy and a downright alpha. But once you read one scene with him and Lulu? You’ll see what I mean. I ate up every single scene he had with Delilah and Lulu! The romance was awesome and the chemistry was sizzling. I dare you not to look for a fan to cool you off! The highlight of this book for me was the Gallo family. The way they cared for each other and the way that they got along really was something great to read about. They really accepted Delilah and her baby and thought of her as one of their own. It was great to read about Delilah finding a place where she belonged. I really enjoyed this one and can’t wait to read more of this family! Blog | Instagram | Twitter

  18. 4 out of 5

    Coco.V

    🎁 FREE on Amazon & on iBooks today (4/4/2019)! 🎁 Blurb: 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 f 🎁 FREE on Amazon & on iBooks today (4/4/2019)! 🎁 Blurb: 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 wouldn’t be wary? Lucio Gallo isn’t like most men, though. He’s fiercely protective, loyal, and did I mention he’s covered in nothing but muscle? Above all else, he’s everything I need but never knew I wanted.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    Sweet Chelle Bliss really knows how to write some steamy sex scenes and I nearly always fall for her hero. Well, this was not as steamy as her original inked series, however, the hero (Lucio) was not a disappointment. This was a little too sweet and too fast to fall in love, but I did enjoy the read. 3.5-4 stars.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Petra Gleason

    3.5 stars

  21. 4 out of 5

    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.

  22. 5 out of 5

    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, through and through!!! From the very beginn 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, through and through!!! From the very beginning, he was protective and tender with Delilah and Lulu. And that quickly grew to so much more. How could I not fall in love with a big, tattooed, bike riding man who loves babies? I can't wait to follow along with the rest of the Chicago Gallo's and see where their stories will go!!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Darlene Avery

    Fun fast book. Definitely something to read when you want a HEA Stars

  24. 5 out of 5

    Romance Between The Sheets

    This is an insta-love, sweet and easy to read story that I read over a weekend. I was looking for something to pass the time and this story was lovely with not much need for total concentration. Had enjoyable characters from a feisty Italian family that delivered on humor and those sweet aww moments. Delilah and Lucio had great chemistry and Lulu was adorable and obviously melted his tough single guy exterior. This is book 1 of the series, I think their father re This is an insta-love, sweet and easy to read story that I read over a weekend. I was looking for something to pass the time and this story was lovely with not much need for total concentration. Had enjoyable characters from a feisty Italian family that delivered on humor and those sweet aww moments. Delilah and Lucio had great chemistry and Lulu was adorable and obviously melted his tough single guy exterior. This is book 1 of the series, I think their father returning to the family fold will obviously create some drama perhaps in the coming books? I would love to have known more about Delilah's past considering she was from a wealthy family and why her dad did a full 360 after just one letter from the lawyer - weird and probably this part felt rushed which was disappointing.

  25. 5 out of 5

    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 being a Gallo has it’s perks, and Lucio 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 being a Gallo has it’s perks, and Lucio is willing to do anything to make these girls his! Great read, incredible characters, fantastic storyline! Fully recommend this book, can’t wait to read the next one!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Carrie

    Delilah & Lucio's story was fabulous from start to finish! No unnecessary relationship drama, a huge family to get to know, fun banter, heat, and an adorable baby. All things I love! I really enjoyed the pacing & that despite the circumstances of Delilah being a "damsel in distress," she kept her strength & discovered she's stronger than she thought, while still allowing Lucio to her her white knight. Fabulously done!! : )

  27. 5 out of 5

    Demetra

    July ‘19 Favorite What an amazing book! I got this one for free on the kindle store and it was an absolute win. I loved the story and the characters. It gave me all the feels and kept me interested without unnecessary drama! The Gallo family might be a little crazy but they have the biggest hearts! I’ll be reading the rest of the books soon!!!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Renee Entress

    4.5 star I 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 is she getting in over her he 4.5 star I 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 is she getting in over her head? She should be super leery but for some reason he seems to put her at ease. Can she trust someone she does not know? He holds all the cards for her to fix her life. But once again can she trust him and the feelings he brings out in her? I loved these characters and the side characters. I felt I could connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book.

  29. 5 out of 5

    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 look forward to more from the other family members. L 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 look forward to more from the other family members. Lucio was an absolute sweetheart and someone I easily warmed to and Delila had an inner strength that really shines through that means you instantly want great things for her. They had great chemistry together, however, for me their relationship was a little too insta for my tastes and after that initial boom, I would have liked for things to have slowed down a little and develop on a deeper level. All in all though, a nice start to a new series and I certainly look forward to more from the Southside. I was provided with a copy of this book from the Publisher; there was no inducement or obligation.

  30. 5 out of 5

    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 well. Born from a golden spoon to basically homel 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 well. Born from a golden spoon to basically homeless in one night. This girl is a fighter. She has enough crap from the men and now willing to stand with her own two feet to survive. Maneuver is a beautiful book about family, triumph, love and survival. I cannot wait to read the 2nd book from this series. Ms. Chelle Bliss you did again. You are one amazing author. I super loved and enjoyed reading Maneuver.

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