Falling in love is supposed to be the easy part.
But nothing prepared me for losing my wife. I promised her that I’d love again. Find someone to mend my broken heart. And that seems impossible, until the day that I walk into Tilly Carter’s cupcake shop.
I’ve never met a woman like her—sassy, dirty-mouthed, and smells like vanilla and sin. Someone that makes me want to sweep her off her feet.
But there’s pain in her emerald eyes that mirrors mine.
A past that neither of us can truly escape.
Now that I have her, I’ll do anything to keep her.
4 Star Review by Ashley
I'm not gonna lie, Hook is the first book of the Southside Gallo's that I've read. And from page one I knew I was going to be in for an emotional ride. Chelle Bliss got me. Tears- lots of them wetting my cheeks. But it wasn't all sorrow and pain. There were a good handful of laughs and plenty of steam and sweetness.
I adored Angelo. How deeply he loved. His pain. How hard he tried for his kids sake. His relationship with his small children, especially Tate warmed my heart. And Tilly's. That Tilly was something else. Treading the water of her own loss and pain but putting herself out there. Her very first interaction with Angelo was comical and just a hair embarrassing. But there was something there, that invisible link, that neither could deny. Even when they tried.
Thankfully they didn't try to avoid it for too long because when they finally gave in, it was tender and sexy and romantic and more than they could've hoped for.
Grief. Healing. Guilt. Hope. Family. Love. Hook gave me all of that and more. There was an emotional heaviness that was buffered by lots of sweetness and childhood innocence. I liked that Tilly and Angelo's love for each other wasn't 'more than' but different. Still all consuming and deep with every ounce of their being. Their journey showcases the healing power of love and how opening your heart only gives it room for more.
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss 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. She's written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her 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.
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