Series: Men of Inked: Heatwave #10
Author: Chelle Bliss
Release Date: August 2, 2022
After spending years of his life in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Nevin Walsh doesn’t know where he fits in anymore. His family has changed, and the world is a very different place.
But then, his brother’s best friend, Luna Gallo, makes it her personal mission to help him settle back into his newfound freedom. He should say no. Turn her away. But there’s something about the woman who radiates sunshine that makes her impossible to ignore. And the harder he pushes her away, the harder she comes.
And what starts off as an unwanted friendship turns into something he never expects. But can Nevin let go of the hurt from his past to allow himself happiness in his future?
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Scorch is book ten from the Men of Inked: Heatwave Series. The Heatwave Series is the 2nd generation spin-off from the Men of Inked Series. This book can easily be read as a standalone, but personally I’d start at book one, or I recommend starting at least at book nine before diving into this one. This story focuses on Nevin Walsh and Luna Gallo.
Nevin is heroic, honorable, loyal, and protective, but when we first meet him he’s standoffish, angry, lost, and vulnerable. He’s been through so much since he was born. He deserved to find his slice of happiness. He’s an all around good guy and an especially brave brother.
Luna is the wild one out of her siblings. I also think she’s the strongest. She was pretty badass and definitely can hold her own. She is confident, fun, stubborn, strong willed, tough, and a good friend. I didn’t feel that she was super affectionate. Friendly and sexual, but not like lovey dovey or anything. She wasn’t a hearts and flowers kinda girl.
I was really excited for Luna’s story but unfortunately it didn’t live up to the hype I had in my head. Nevin and Luna had a flirtatious attraction going on, but I didn’t really feel the fireworks between them. They honestly felt more like friends. Their relationship wasn’t that different then what she had with Ian. And the whole Ian and Luna thing would be a turn off to me if I were Nevin. That is awkward as heck. Also, I found it strange that we never see Nevin interact with his family, yet we see them in Dylan and Rosie’s story. Also, after all that b.s. Dylan talked to Nevin…when everything finally happened he had nothing to say? He badgered Nevin nonstop then suddenly it was like nothing happened.
This story was indeed entertaining and I always love catching up with the Gallo’s and crew. There was the classic Gallo banter and humor we all love and also all the warm family love and fuzzy feelings. It was an enjoyable read for sure, with a lot of emotional elements. Just not much of a “love” or “romance” story to me.
Chelle Bliss is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of Men of Inked Series and Misadventures of a City Girl.
She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, coffee fiend, ex-high school history teacher, and currently lives near the beach even though she hates sand. Chelle loves spending time with her two cats, alpha boyfriend, and chatting with readers.
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