Maneuver - Chelle Bliss


By Chelle Bliss

  • Release Date: 2018-07-31
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 74 Ratings


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.


  • Too rushed

    By gagal88
    Too rushed

    By Fairest Reviews
    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)
  • Maneuver

    By 4bu2
    The men of inked is one of my favorite anthologies and this spin off does not disappoint. Chelle ability to develop characters that are dynamic, loving. Loyal, honest is matched by no one else. This booked hooked me on page one as I felt the plight of Delilah and Lulu. This book made me feel every emotion as the characters developed, the chemistry is undeniable and the story is fervent. A great book I’ll read again.
  • Loved this Southside extension of The Gallo's

    By Lb2bnmv
    I'm a huge Chelle Bliss fan and an even bigger fan of her Men of Inked series! I've read and reread it tons of times. Even own them in paperback! I was anxiously awaiting more once this book was released and the author did not disappoint!!! Lucio is the sweetest, super hot and crazy swoon worthy...Delilah & Lucio together, I'm madly in love ❤️ The ending...oh my heart! I highly recommend this book, author & series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Southside Rules

    By Bookbytch5
    What a great start to the Men Of Inked Southside Chelle, I absolutely couldn’t not put it down. This Lucio and Delilah story they are complete opposite to each other and from different side of the tracks. Delilah and baby daughter Lulu have been dumped out on the side of the road late at night by her alcoholic father, She goes in to a bar thats owed by Luico and his brothers and sister its the only one open on the street late at night. They have an insta-attraction thats it want to no more you just have to ONE-CLICK NOW to read there story in full. You will not be sisappointed when you read this, I won ARC copy.
  • Amazaballs

    By Christine stalker
    Delilah is one strong fierce woman. Love how Delilah finds her inner strength and turns her life around for herself and her daughter.. Lucio is one amazing compassionate man. He goes above and beyond to help Delilah and Lulu out. What neither of them plan on happening is the connection they have to each other. What a way to find instant love. What an amazing story of strength and love.
  • The Gallos Are Back!!!!!

    By Yoli277
    Maneuver The Gallos are back and I couldn't be more happier to be back in their world!!!! Maneuver is book one is the new series about the Gallo family set in the southside of Chicago. What an excellent way to start off this series. When I read Maneuver it literally felt like I was coming home. It's a different city but the same loud, hilarious, noisy and alpha Gallos. Lucio is my new favorite Gallo man. He is so sexy and down to earth yet still has a strong and protective alpha male personality. Delilah is a kind hearted and spirited single mother of a young baby who comes from a very different world and lives in the more affluent part of town. The story begins with Delilah's drunk father dumping her and the baby in the street at night on the southside of town leaving her with only the clothes on her back and nothing else. Delilah stumbles into the Gallos' bar and Lucio and Delilah's mutual attraction is immediate. Of course, Lucio is more than willing to help by providing her with a job and a place to live. I loved the way their relationship develops, their connection is amazing and their sexual chemistry is packed with so much heat!!! And reading how Lucio takes care of Delilah's baby is so swoon-worthy and made my ovaries explode. I don't want to spoil it but there are two distinct things about Lucio that will have your tongue wagging and panties melting!!! Maneuver is a fun, fast-paced, easy-read with a consistent and engaging plot. Ms. Bliss did a fantastic job with writing a light hearted and entertaining book. Mrs. Gallo and the Gallo siblings are without a doubt the best secondary characters and their antics are hysterical!!!! I absolutely cannot wait to read more books in this series.
  • So good!

    By Cheryl Norris
    Loved this book! Lucio lived up to the Gallo name of precious Men of Inked books. I loved this couple and the sweet little baby girl Lulu. Can’t wait to read more.
  • Loved

    By Racy Carr
    Well this author has done it again. I just loved this story. Delilah had a lot of responsibility. She had a daughter to think about her her father was not making it any easier. Right off the bat we get to see what kind of man her father really was. I can not imagine what it would of been like to have been raised in a home with no love. I love that she did not want that for her daughter. Lucio was the kind of guy that could melt your panties. He was also a kind soul. He was a type of person that could not just look the other way when someone needed him and maybe that is one of the reasons he helped Delilah. He saw this scared woman that needed help. I just loved Lucio mom. She was so funny. I love how she was trying to push Lucio and Delilah together. I could also see how much she really loved her kids. I love that motherly love that she shown Delilah. It was just what Delilah needed. There are plenty of steamy parts and truly me when I say the author does not disappoint. I truly loved seeing in the story how Delilah blossomed and really came out of shell. I also loved how she discovered that family was not always blood.
  • Ecstatic for more Gallos

    By Rinsky13
    One of my favorite series ever (many many re-reads) is Men of Inked, with their crazy tight loving family (and uber hot men). So I can’t even explain how ecstatic I was to hear that the Gallo’s were back, but this time the Chicago family. It starts off with an oh my gosh moment, and just takes off running from there. Delilah is a pillar of strength, even when put in a situation no mother ever wants to find herself in. Strong and brave and loving. She meets Lucio who is generous and caring and protective (let’s not forget hot & yummy!) A moment of kindness turns into a world of more. You can’t help but fall in love with this family, with Lucio and his amazing self, Delilah and her incredible strength, Lulu with all her adorableness, and of course Betty. Ya gotta love Betty. I completely loved this book. I’m so happy it’s the first of many (lots & lots, right Chelle? ;) ), and that we’ll get to know the Chicago Gallos as well as the Florida Gallos. I can’t wait to read more!! Hurry up and get started!!!