Ember - Chelle Bliss


By Chelle Bliss

  • Release Date: 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 359 Ratings


Protective Alpha Reunites with Hot Single Mother.

Rocco Caldo is tall, dark, and handsome, but not interested in love. Loyal to a fault, he can’t turn away an old friend in need or a beautiful woman on the run…especially when they have unfinished business.

Rebel Bishop is a single mom, looking for shelter, not a handout. But when her path crosses with an old flame, they uncover an ember of passion that’s been smoldering inside them both for over a decade

Can they move beyond their tragic pasts, allowing the flame to burn bright into their future?

Ember is the seventh full-length standalone novel in the Men of Inked Heatwave series by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss.

Men of Inked: Heatwave Series:
Book 1 - Flame
Book 2 - Burn
Book 3 - Wildfire
Book 4 - Blaze
Book 5 - Ignite
Book 6 - Spark
Book 7 - Ember
Book 8 - Singe
Book 9 - Ashes


  • Rocco is hot

    By Fa qu
    Rocco is delicious and Rebel is one lucky girl. They haven’t seen each other since they met 10 years ago. An accident changed their lives forever and set a wedge between them for ten years. Now Rebel is back in town and Rocco has certainly noticed her. She’s a mom on the run and he’s more than happy to help her. Help her with her ex, help her in life, and definitely help her in bed. Rocco has a big family and a fiercely loving mom in Izzy Caldo. What will they think of Rebel? Will they accept her daughter by another man? Will they accept her? Is Rocco even worth trying for? Uncertainty and self doubt keep Rebel from falling too hard. Love and patience keeps Rocco going. Can they find their happily ever after, or are some things better left in the past?
  • Impressive

    By kookedoo
    I’ve read 7 of these books now and I have been so impressed with how she captures each unique person in their narration of things. It’s not often I find that narrators have such defined personalities and it’s not easy to change your narration style to fit different characters. These books are really well written and a great escape.
  • Rocco and Rebel a chance to heal

    By Waiting to be fixed
    This is the seventh book in the Men of Inked: Heatwave series and it is an emotional, pull at the heartstrings read that brings readers Rocco and Rebel’s story. “Death hugs a person like a second skin, never leaving them after they feel it coating their soul.” Dealing with a loss is never easy and when it happens at a young age, the effects can be felt for many years after. Things have never been easy for Rebel as she grew up in a cruel environment. After the tragic death of her best friend, Rebel pushed away the one person who made her happy, Rocco. Fast forward ten years and the one-man Rebel never forgot is back in her life and he is determined to right the wrong of letting her go. Ms. Bliss has once again given readers another fantastic book in this Gallo world with the Caldo family. This is one storyline with all the feels and a precocious child that just adds to the overall goodness. This is a must read! P
  • Heat and Heart

    By beckera_ann
    Not everything is hearts and flowers in Rocco Caldo’s world. After losing one of his friends, and being pushed away by a girl he was starting to fall for, Rocco swears off relationships. Rebel Bishop is the girl who got away. But she’s back in his life after 10 years, bringing a five year old daughter with her. On the run from an abusive ex-boyfriend, Rebel seeks solace with with the Caldo twins. Her and Rocco get closer, stoking the flames of years past. What I love about this book, like many others, is the familial aspect, and the intensity. The Gallo/Caldo men love and protect like no other. If you’re in their circle, there’s no doubt the lengths they will go for you. They’re fierce in their feelings, not not afraid to show it. Ember is a must read, and easily slid onto my favorites list.
  • Mind blown!

    By SamantHockey
    Another flawless book by Chelle Bliss. I cannot tell you how much love is in this book. Family love, romance love, old love, new love, friendship love. It takes you on an adventure of excitement, heartbreak, remorse, healing, commitment, and brotherhood. I cannot say enough good things about this book. Absolutely fell in love with these two.
  • Phenomenal book as always!

    By HB1221HB
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your grandparents this year. You created a phenomenal book though, so good I read it in one evening! This book hit home and let me get lost in your Gallo world once again, and for that I thank you! I promise to patiently wait for Mello’s book! Till then, stay strong!
  • Love that never dies

    By Racy Carr
    I loved the story of Rebel and Rocco. I listen to the audio while following along with the ebook. I loved the narrators that the author used. Not only did the author pull me into the story but so did the narrators. They put so much emotion into reading the story. The story started off sad and I was not expecting it to start with so much heartbreak. My heart went out to Rebel, Rocco, and Carmello. It had to be hard to recover what they went through. I loved that Rebel and Rocco were reunited after everything was said and done. I love that he was so willing to step up to the plate and help her out when she truly needed him. This story has so much of a little of everything. The Caldo family will really pull you end and give you just what you need on reading about a close net family. Plus there is some pretty hot steamy stuff as well. A book well worth reading or listening to on audio.
  • Embers to Fire!!

    By cconcus
    This book was EVERYTHING!! The ending of Spark left you wanting to know what happened to Izzy and James's boys and we get to find out in Ember. Rocco and Rebel are full of heartbreaking past. Will they be able to help each other heal? Having a past with each other and being pulled apart because of life and tragedy. Will their past keep them apart of will Rocco be able to prove an ember ban become a fire worth having? This book again was EVERYTHING!!! The journey we see with Rocco and Rebel shows that second chances and romance can happen. Can't wait for Carmello's story.
  • Freaking amazing

    By Christine stalker
    Rocco is one compassionate loyal stubborn man. He is missing something. Rebel is a loving caring compassionate woman. They have a past that is complicated. Could not wait to see where there story would go. Love how Rocco was able to show Rebel she is wanted and needed. Can’t wait to read more.
  • Off the Charts HOT romance. Loved It!!

    By threers
    Ember was so HOT!!!! Rocco and Rebel had one night together ten years ago but the heat never died. They were far apart but never far in thought. Tragedy pulled them apart. Tragedy crashes what they started. Tragedy will bring them back together. Rebel needs a place to hide. Rebel needs a place to keep her little girl safe. The cabin from ten years ago would be perfect. Can she open herself up? Can she risk her heart? Does she have other options? One call changes her life. One decision brings her back to Rocco. Ten years apart is a long time. The spark might have fizzled. Rebel fears the future. Rocco needs to know, needs to care for the one woman that has had his heart. Rocco's life might have turned to ash but the ember for Rebel remains. Ten yeas and the heat hasn't died. He just knows she is everything. Can he show her? Can he convince her? Ember is a beautiful journey. Ember is a show not tell romance. Rocco will do everything within his power to show Rebel that the embers of their past can ignite their future. I was so happy to be long for the journey. Ember was so satisfying that I read it for a second time. Now I get to smolder, waiting for Carmello's story.