by Chelle Bliss

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The moment I looked into his eyes, I knew I was in trouble.
The second I heard his name, I knew I should stay away.

Our fathers were mortal enemies--Chicago crime bosses from rival families.

But that didn't stop Leo Conti from pursuing me.
Being together was dangerous, reckless, and totally hot.
He wanted me. I wanted him.

Nothing could possibly go wrong.

Flow is the second book in the new, steamy Men of Inked: Southside series by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss. Be ready for a hot, wild ride with the Gallos on the Southside.

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BN ID: 2940158669170
Publisher: Bliss Ink LLC
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Series: Men of Inked: Southside Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,129
File size: 580 KB

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Flow 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
I was so happy to be back with the Gallo gang but this book is a bit different this time we meet a strong sassy Gallo woman named Daphne and I love her, this book was everything I have come to expect from Chelle Bliss and more it captivated me it took over and I never wanted it to end. A lot of expectations go with the Gallo name and that means love doesn’t always run smoothly more so if you happen to fall for a rival crime families son. Leo and Daphne may come from families that hate each other but both have moved on and they won’t let their surnames dictate their future but will the families allow them to have the relationship they deserve....... A fast paced love story with plenty of twists and turns, Flow will certainly draw you in and keep you hooked right up to the very last line. Forbidden love lots of great characters with sizzling chemistry and some visits from some old favourites from previous books what more could you ask for. Chelle Bliss shows us once again why she is a go to author for so many of us and I’m so looking forward to book 3 in the Men of Inked: Southside Series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow can I say what a hot, steamy and a suspenseful read! Southside Gallos do not disappoint you. This is book 2 in the standalone series! Leo is hot, swoony and very alpha who know what he wants and goes and gets his Bella of the ball! Daphne is a firecracker with a sharp tongue and a whole lot of sas. The chemistry is off the charts even if it is a forbidden love. This just shows how 2 families can put the past behind them all for love! It show love is Love and families can change and grow together even with the shaddy's past ever.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
Not only are the Gallo men outstanding but so are the women. I absolutely loved Daphne Gallo and the man who captured her heart Leo Conti. Flow is the second book in the series and though a quick read it certainly packs an awful lot into it.   Of course being a Gallo it means that the course of love does not run smoothly, particularly for Daphne as Leo is the sworn enemy of a rival crime family who her father loathes.   Despite that, Leo has no hesitation in going after who he wants and he wants Daphne. The chemistry between them is off the charts and as always it was great to see some familiar faces pop onto the story.   I love the Gallo family and when I start a new book it feels like I am coming home. Betty is 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 those they care about.    This was a fast paced, hot, steamy story full of surprising twists and turns which will keep you on the edge of your seat. Once click now you will not be disappointed. Chelle Bliss has another winner on her hands in my opinion.
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
Flow is the second book in the Men of Inked: Southside series and it is a story of forbidden love. A rivalry has existed between these two mob families for years, but even that can't stop the chemistry that is flowing between Daphne Gallo and Leo Conti. Daphne practically falls into Leo's arms at her brothers wedding reception, and the two find it almost impossible to stay away from each other and at the same time it is impossible for them to be together. This book is loaded with passion, romance, steam, angst and family. Once I started reading it, I found it hard to put down. Five "rival" stars for this one!!
djones1 More than 1 year ago
I loved this story! Daphne and Leo have every reason to stay far apart as their fathers are mortal enemies, but they can't do it. They are drawn together in spite of the family issues. The chemistry is setting them on fire. This is one excellent story! Chelle, great job once again! Chelle can always be counted on to write a story that is addictive.
fantasylandblog More than 1 year ago
Flow is book two of the Men of Inked series. I will say this is my first book by Chelle Bliss ever so I can safely say you do not have to read the first book 'Maneuver'. I found Chelle to be a fresh read (to me). I really enjoyed this story about Daphne and Leo. Two enemy families and Daphne and Leo know they are not supposed to have anything to do with each other. They know this, and yet they will defy everything they know and are to find each other and love. You have to love forbidden love stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They met at a Gallo event, Leo owned the hotel it was held at. Daphne knew she should stay away but neither of them could. Now what were they to do? You’ll. Have to read this book and see what happens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Daphne and Leo's story very much. And family really is everything ok and this one really rallies together.
UpAllNightBB More than 1 year ago
4 Stars Review by Sue Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog Flow is the first book I read by Chelle Bliss and I’m wondering why it took me so long to do so. Daphne meets Leo at her brother’s wedding reception. She literally almost falls to her knees in front of him. Like the swoon worthy hero he is, Leo grabs her before she falls. The attraction from there was instantaneous, electric and undeniable. The pull is so strong between them that it was hard for them to let go. But, for all the intensity and passion they share, their love is forbidden. Their families have been feuding for what seems like forever. Will Daphne and Leo stay away from each other ignoring the spark between them; or, will they indulge in what they so desperately need risking all out war between their families? I love a book that makes me feel and this book was definitely that. From their first meeting, the attraction between Daphne and Leo was palpable. Their relationship was a slow-sizzling-burn but, it burned oh SO good! This author provided a sweetness to this story, as well as some moments of hilarity which I enjoyed tremendously. I would have liked to see more development into Leo and Daphne’s relationship. It is quite the whirlwind from start to finish. I also thought the resolution was too easy and a little unrealistic for families who have been feuding for so long. Regardless of this, I was both invested and pulled in by this story from the very beginning and it did not let up until the very end.
lexiesmomma_32 More than 1 year ago
More Gallos?? Count me in. I loved the first series of the Gallo clan and I am loving the Southside crew. These are different and yet still oh so addicting. Chelle Bliss does what she does best and delivers us an addicting read that you won't be able to put down. The chemistry between these two is smoking hot but dangerous. Feuding mafia families can really put a damper to any growing attraction or can it?? Maybe sometimes its too strong to deny and you will do anything to get what you want. Leo isn't about to have his father's feud with Daphne's father keep him from the woman that he wants. There is something about her that he can't ignore and he will do what it takes to make her his. She may deny him all she wants but he knows that she can feel it as well. He doesn't care how dangerous it may be, they aren't part of their fathers' worlds and he isn't about to let it get in their way of finding out where the attraction will take them. Once again I am looking forward to more and more from this series. They keep getting better with each one and leave me needing more. I am a huge fan of Chelle Bliss because I know that when I get my hands on one of her books I will be far from disappointed. Her talent is undeniable and if you haven't had the pleasure be prepared to be hooked as well.
Astorybookromance4u More than 1 year ago
Flow is the first of the inked novels I've read....this story involving a forbidden love of two of the largest chicago mafia families the Conti's and the Gallo's. When Leo Conti steps into one of his hotels he is stepping in to see if its true that the man who could end his life is out of prison.... but instead he finds himself rescuing his damsel in distress when she starts to fall on her face. but the moment he touches her the spark ignite and he cannot leave her alone only to discover she is the one and only daughter Daphne Gallo to his fathers arch rival....determined to find a way to end this family feud in order to be together.....while Daphne fear it will end up with someone getting hurt....... until the inevitable happens..... "to give up on whatever this is, Daphne." He slides his hand across the tabletop and places his palm on my arm, reminding me of the sparks I feel every time we touch. "Life's too short to deprive ourselves of finding out." I've never felt that with another person. Maybe it;s your fiery mouth or your beautiful lips, but I can't stop myself from wanting you. I absolutely fell deep for this line. "Sometimes the best things in life go against reason." and "Love defies Logic." Isn't that the truth...... because memories are our legacy. This is a fast...page turner story..... love the drama connected to the mafia life. I enjoyed this story.....
bbarneybooks28 More than 1 year ago
I didn’t think Chelle Bliss could create another Gallo female who could rival my love for Izzy Gallo, but Daphne Gallo is a close second, which is why it makes sense that she would fall for a guy who she has no business falling for and go through the torment and the trouble of giving into her attraction and desire for the enemy because sometimes the body and the heart come to an agreement that the head wants nothing to do with, but because it’s outvoted, it has to learn to deal with the hand it was dealt, which means figuring out a way to accept the fact that Leo Conti is the man Daphne wants, despite the plethora of reasons she should stay away. Daphne and Leo come from rival families and the fact that their fathers hate each other illustrates just how ill-advised it would be for the children of mortal enemies to become involved, but hell if Leo isn’t one persistent alpha male who won’t stop until he claims the woman he wants desperately, which means that a maelstrom is headed their way and where these two end up due to the outside pressure on both sides of them will depend on a number of mitigating factors, forcing both Daphne and Leo to decide if betraying their family by being together is worth the wrath, the risk, and the devastation that it could possibly lead to when their forbidden love affair is brought out in the open. Because Flow’s storyline is fast-paced, everything between Daphne and Leo moves forward quickly, forcing them to go all in with each other, risking so much more than just their hearts, because there’s nothing that two rival crime bosses won’t do when it comes to protecting their own, but what they consider theirs may not but what readers expect. I really enjoyed Daphne and Leo’s story. Daphne does remind me a lot of Izzy, but Daphne also has her own quirks and her resilience shines through in ways that truly define who she is all on her own and gives her a uniqueness that may be pure Gallo female but it’s also pure Daphne based on what readers learn about her throughout the course of her story. Leo is EVERYTHING! I loved his drive, his stubbornness, his cockiness; he has all the makings of a Chelle Bliss B.A. hero and his words and actions prove just who he is and what he’s made of, and it’s beyond obvious that his desire for Daphne is something he’s unwilling to give up without one heck of a fight. And, that’s what I find incredibly sexy about him. I always love heading back into Chelle Bliss’ Gallo world; I’m so glad she branched off of the initial series to bring her readers more Gallo goodness, and I can’t wait for more. 4 Poison Apples
wifetoalineman02 More than 1 year ago
When love broken the barriers Ms. Chelle Bliss did again with her new book Flow. I am so in-love with Daphne and Leo's story. These two are insatiable and fearless. Despite the families past, love is broken with any barriers. It is a beautiful story of moving on and forget the past. Life is too short for these two father rivals. This book is so addictive, so hot and so funny where no authors can make their readers wild and bother but only Ms. Chelle Bliss. I enjoyed reading another Gallo stories and looking forward for the next book.
TBR_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
I think of this book as Romeo & Juliet meets the Chicago mafia. I think that's the best and easiest way to explain this book. No it doesn't occur in the past but the families do NOT like each other and they're Chicago gangsters. Meanwhile, their children meet and have explosive chemistry. I think of Chelle Bliss' writing as my go to if I want a gritty, captivating story that brings characters to life. If you haven't read her Men of Inked series, do it now. It's an AMAZING read and the Gallo family is just so physical but they all have hearts of gold. Anyway, back to the Men of Inked: Southside edition. Read this series!! Daphne and Leo are seriously goals. Leo is hot and charming and Daphne is beautiful and doesn't take crap from anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good you dont want to stop reading it. It will keep you turning the page to see what is next. 2 family's with a fight that last forever and over come it.love the family and the love they share
S_Lewis_TMLA More than 1 year ago
Oh how I love Daphne! She is my spirit person! And Leo is the perfect compliment to all her sassiness! The Southside Gallos are slowly stealing my heart, one sibling at a time. This book is hot, suspenseful, and full of everything you have loved from a Chelle Bliss book from beginning to end!
mary8808 More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 in the Southside series and I would recommend reading book 1 too. Although you don't have to, each book is written as a standalone but you have to read Lucio's story and you will fall for him too. This is Daphne and Leo's story and it is hot, sexy and forbidden. But that makes it all the better because Daphne is a Gallo and Leo is a Conti and that means their fathers are enemies. So does that mean that Daphne and Leo should be too. While at her brother's wedding, Daphne begins to fall and Leo catches her. And she is lost when she looks into his eyes. And the sparks fly until Daphne learns who he is. She tries to stay away but her body betrays her mind. Leo has nothing to do with his fathers business and he wants to see where things go with Daphne. Can he make her see that they are made for each other? Will Daphne give in and be able to keep them a secret? And what will happen when their secret gets out? If you haven't read anything by Chelle Bliss, then you need to read this series or even this book. It is a perfect love story that will keep you on the edge of you seat until the end. I loved everything about it and all I can say is, Get It, Read It, Love It. I hope the next book is about Angelo, he is yummy. **A copy provided by the author and this is my honest review**
Lit_Litehosue More than 1 year ago
I really love those Gallos and the women of the family are no exception. Daphne falls for the son of one of her father's enemy's, so she doesn't know if it will ever work out, but they get an extra special reason to put the working into making it happen. Flow has that Chelle Bliss flair of Alpha 'Hot' men who will do anything for their women, but have that softer side that has us melting. Love this book and of course we are left to wait to see what she has in store for us in the next book, but what a story.
MelissaB More than 1 year ago
OH-EM-GEEEE.... Daphne and Leo's story was INCREDIBLE!! I am madly, deeply in love with these Southside Gallo's, with their hearts of gold and witty banter you can't go wrong! Daphne is a strong, independent woman who without a doubt catches the eye of Leo, the one man she shouldn't want but can't deny. This book had it all....drama, laugh out loud moments and forbidden love that will have you enraptured in their story, you'll inhale it from beginning to end. If you LOVE the Gallo's then you definitely WANT this book.... one-click NOW!
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but I disagree. My father learned; he just ignored the hell out of the lessons… No other woman, besides my mother, scares the crap out of him quite like his sister. She’s a tiny thing, but man, the mouth on her gives me life goals. “You’re going to need to cut down on your stress as soon as possible. Also, add some fiber to your diet. You’re constipated, which made the cramping worse than normal.” Daphne shoots me a death glare. “Bella… I always knew you were full of $*, but now the doctor’s confirmed it.” “Your father wants to elope to Vegas and be married by an Elvis impersonator.” She rolls her eyes… “An ex-mobster in a gangster town is not a smart combo, dear.” My Review: Family drama plays heavy in this volume featuring the snarky drama queen of Daphne, who finds herself inexplicably drawn to the son of her father’s chief rival. Humor, angst, and sensual sizzle were well balanced throughout this smirk-worthy and engaging read. I adore Ms. Bliss’s bawdy humor and alluring characters. I am already feeling greedy for the next installment.
gillek2 More than 1 year ago
Daphne is feisty, fiery independent woman who knows what she wants and usually goes after it. While attending her brother’s wedding she ends up in a sexy stranger’s arms and the chemistry between them is off the charts until she finds out he is the son of her family’s sworn enemy. Leo is the CEO of the hotel where her brother’s wedding is taking place. He is perusing the gathering to see if the rumors are true that the head of the Gallo family is not only out of jail but also at the reception. When Daphne ends up in his arms all he knows if that he doesn’t want her to leave. Their fathers used to be friends, but they are now mortal enemies. Daphne wants to keep her distance in order to protect him from her father, but Leo is not about to let anyone come between them. Let the games begin! This is a modern day, mafia style Romeo and Juliet with a much different ending. Together Leo and Daphne are hot and humorous, and their families just make it that much more fun. I am enjoying this series and look forward to more stories about this fabulous family. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Racycarr More than 1 year ago
This author seems to always bring us such amazing stories. I really liked Daphne’s character. She had been through so much. Here she was a daughter of a father who could not stay out of prison and get mixed in the wrong people when he was out. Growing up with a father like this had really toughen her up. Leo was pure sex on legs. He was the type of man women fell at his feet. I loved how he had to work to get close to Daphne. Of course this might of had something to do with who their fathers were. I loved the chemistry between Leo and Daphne. Seems like when these two were together things heated up quickly. Of course there is a few surprise in the story and a few road block in the way. I found this story very hot and steamy and loved how it kept me on the edge of my seat. When reading the story I found I could not put the book down and I love when I read stories like that.
dyoz More than 1 year ago
A modern day Romeo and Juliet "GALLO STYLE"! Flow had me glued to the pages with all the secrecy, apprehension, humor and passion. I loved it! Daphne is a feisty heroine and Leo's a hot AF alpha hero who can't keep away from her, add family drama to the mix and you have one explosive story. Definitely A LOT of fireworks between these two. Honestly, I can never get enough of the Gallos but the Conti men are just as intriguing and alluring. Flow is the second book in the Southside series and with each new story, I learn more about the other characters that make me crave the next book. There is lots of mystery surrounding Santino, the Gallo boys and even Michelle Daphne's best friend has me wondering what she is up to. Daphne and Leo's ride towards an HAE is an exciting and sexy one. So Good! Chelle Bliss knows how exactly how to enthrall her readers that is for sure.
DannyJeffbooks More than 1 year ago
Flow was a really enjoyable, forbidden love story. It was fast paced, the storyline was interesting and it sucked me in right from the get go. There was no doubting that Daphne and Leo had great chemistry and of course, when together they were sexy and smoking hot. For me, however, their relationship was a little too rushed and insta love for me, I would have loved for their emotional relationship to have come with a bit more depth. That said, I really did enjoy this book and I look forward to me from the Southside Gallos.
Jenn2018 More than 1 year ago
Chelle nailed it with the second Southside book!! Daphne is the only Gallo girl in Chicago but she can hold herself against any of her brothers. She has a wild side, but has been trying to keep that in check lately. All that goes out the window the minute she lays eyes on Leo. It doesn't help that she has been drinking at Lucios's wedding, but she can't deny the attraction even after she finds out his last name is Conti. They should never be together, but tell that to their libido and their hearts! This is fast paced, snarky, super sexy forbidden romance with all the family drama and twists you expect from the Gallos!! I loved it!!!