Honor Me, Men of Inked Book 6, by Chelle Bliss
City & Suzy are back!
I had everything I ever wanted—a wife, a kid, with two more on the way. I was living the American dream. After the babies were born, we hit a rough patch. I did everything to prove my love, to show Suzy that nothing was more important than her. After some work and a lot of time, we found our groove again. Just when life had evened out, a familiar enemy came back to haunt us. It wasn’t my past that followed us, but my brother’s. When the danger gets too close, I’ll do anything to defend my family. There’s nothing more important than the people I love, and I’ll protect what’s mine—even if it costs me my life.
Suzy glared at me. “What’s this we shit? I’m the one with two aliens inside of me, trying to claw their way out of my body. I’m the only one pushing them out of my tiny vagina. Not you. Not her. Me!” She waved her hands frantically in the air. “I’m the one doing everything while you sit there calm, sexy, and without your body splitting in two. I’m going to be the one tearing wide open as I push two humans and their giant Gallo heads out of my body.” She collapsed, gasping for air, and closed her eyes.
I bit my lip. Pregnant Suzy was unpredictable, but in-labor Suzy was just downright scary. “I know, sugar. You’re doing all the hard work. I’m just here to cheer you on and support you.”
Her nostrils flared and her eyes grew wide when she glanced up. “Support me? If you want to support me, you’ll never knock me up again. You want to cheer me on?” She rolled her eyes and made a noise low in her throat. “Stop fucking talking.”
I braced myself, waiting for her head to do a 360. I brought my mouth right next to her ear. “My sweet little wife, you beg for my cock every day. It takes two to tango, sweetheart. I didn’t put you in that bed.” I lowered my voice further, whispering, “Your sweet little cunt did.”
She closed her eyes again and moaned. “You’re just too damn good. I can’t keep my hands to myself. It’s still your fault, my dear husband.”
I couldn’t hold it in any longer. I burst into laughter. “Now, I fuck you too good?”
“Yes!” she screeched, pounding her fist on the crappy, plastic hospital bed. “If you weren’t so good at it, I wouldn’t be lying here right now.”
Just as I was about to reply, the nurse walked in. “I hear someone is ready to push.” Her voice was so chipper, kind of like my wife’s used to sound like before pregnancy. “Are we excited?” she asked, moving a tray of instruments next to the foot of the bed.
“I just want this over. I’m so freaking uncomfortable.”
“That makes two of us,” I muttered and nodded at the nurse with a fake smile on my face before leaning over and kissing Suzy’s forehead. “Ready, sugar?”
It seems like forever since I was first introduced to Joseph “City” Gallo and Suzy way back in my first ever Chelle Bliss read. Now, all these books of hers later – here they are again. Married with children, as they say. I must admit, they look different from this end of the spectrum. Both of them have evolved as characters. And certainly not in a bad way either. City still LURRRVES his Suzy just as she does him. But this go around theres a little more angst, a little more drama… a few more suck-in-your-breath type moments.
Since Day 1 when I first cracked open a Chelle Bliss novel, I have been in love with the Men of Inked series. It is so wonderful to see the Gallo boys growing and maturing. And I also love seeing their family/friends in the story – it just adds to the love and hilarity!
I felt the author addressed the subject of how a lot of women feel undesirable during/after a pregnancy quite accurately. I also like the fact that PPD was addressed. Chelle Bliss makes her characters pretty fearless in tackling subjects like this and City was right beside Suzy the whole time, repeatedly showing her in every way he could just how much he loved and desired her. Also… the labor and delivery scene? Possibly my favorite. I reread it several times just for giggles.
I cant really brag on this book enough. I was so glad to see it released. It felt almost like a coming home. To this big, wonderful, loud, foul mouth family called the Gallos. I LOVE THEM!
5***** WickedGoodStars for Honor Me – I hate to see it end, but Ohhhh what a ride it has been!
About the Author
Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. Currently she’s written a dozen books in three different series. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and hamster.
Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in history. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.