Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tour Stop Take, Temptation Series by Ella Frank


TAKE – verb: to reach for and hold in one’s hands or get into one’s possession, power or control. 

Logan Mitchell is a man who’s always been more than happy to take what he wants. It’s a philosophy that’s proven lucrative in both his business and personal life, and never was it more apparent than the night he laid eyes on Tate Morrison. After pulling out all the stops and convincing the sexy bartender to give him a try—he’s hooked. 

Now, Logan finds himself in a predicament that demands more from him than a smart-ass answer and his innate ability to walk away when things get too deep. 

He has a choice to make, and it’ll force him to do something he’s never done before—take a chance.

Tate Morrison knows all about taking a chance. He took the biggest one of his life the night he showed up at Logan’s apartment to explore his unexpected reaction to the man. 

Ever since then, he’s thought about little else.

At first he was convinced his attraction was based solely on his body’s curiosity. But the more time he spends with the silver-tongued lawyer, the more Tate realizes that their physical chemistry is only the beginning. 

He’s starting to catch a glimpse of what life with Logan would be like, and it’s one full of excitement and satisfaction—a far cry from what he had in the past with his soon to be ex-wife.

Each man will face their fears as they begin to understand the true meaning of give and take. Their feelings for one another will be tested, as will their very beliefs. But now that they’ve found love where they least expected it, will they be brave enough to reach out and take it?

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Releasing July 8, 2014



“That’s your truck?”


“It’s so…”

“So what?” Logan challenged as he pulled his keys from his pocket.


“Excuse me. I’ll have you know I was driving this baby all through college and she still runs like a dream.”

Tate watched as Logan walked over to run his hand over the scratched-up tailgate, and he was amazed that he even made that look sexy. Like he was stroking a lover.

“And it’s a she, huh?”

Now around at the passenger’s side, Logan opened the door and looked at him over the bed of the truck. “Yeah. Jealous?”

Laughing, Tate walked over to where Logan stood with a hand on the door and kissed him slowly on the mouth. 

“I’m jealous of anything you stroke like that.”

“Get in the truck, Tate.”

“Or else?”

Logan stepped forward, crowding him back against the inside frame of the vehicle. “You’re not ready for the or else…”


Ella Frank is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. She writes both contemporary and erotic fiction and is best known for her Exquisite Series, Try and her most recent novel Veiled Innocence.

The minute she began her love affair with reading, she became and avid supporter of the romance genre and has never looked back. 

Ella is Australian born and bred but currently resides in Houston, Texas with her husband.

"All he'd once dreamed of was right there within reach. All he had to do was reach out and take it."

Un.Believable. Holy wow!

Yeah... Not gonna happen. You know why? Because it was amazing! I thought I loved Try, the first one. I thought that was unbelievable, with Logan being an arrogant smartass and Tate the shy and confused one. Well, this one is so. Much. Better. It's... simply MORE. Ella did a fantastic job, showing and telling what the characters were feeling, what they were thinking. Everything they experienced, the reader does too. From Tate's dirty side we wouldn't have expected, to Logan's vulnerable side that's hidden underneath all that cockiness. One can say that the table has been turned. The characters have evolved and so has their relationship. 
There were funny moments. OMG moments. Holy hell moments. No way moments. Oh, ooooh now THAT's hot moments. And my personal favorite, are you freaking kidding me? Because yes, THAT is what I thought of the ending. Then I thought, when is the third due? 
One cannot help but simply fall further in love with Ella's writing, her style and the way she delivered this story. It feels like coming home, from the very first page; like you're visiting old friends. And you feel like overstaying your welcome and never leave. Can't wait for the next one! Five stars. Period.

Fave quotes:

Logan leaned across the table and took the pencil from him. "You want me to play with your pencil, Tate?"
"Hilarious. The sharpener is right by you. You just have to pick it up and slide it in."

"You might have done the chasing in the beginning, but Logan..."
"I've never been happier than when you caught me."

"You make me crazy and furious and out of my mind with need, but in the end, you make me so fucking happy. I can't ever remember feeling this way. And no one is going to tell me it's wrong. No one." ~ Tate 

***Copy given by author for blog tour in exchange of honest review***

I loved Try.  It was my first M/M read and opened me up to a whole amazing world of books.  It will always be special to me. As much as I loved Try, I just gotta say Take blows it away.  Take fulfilled all that I wanted it to be.  Right from the start it had me.

To Logan,
Because around you, all I want to do is fall without thought.

The story starts off beautifully, picking up right where book one left-off.  The waters have calmed for a bit, and the two gorgeous men are having some fun together.  The boys have somewhat of a role reversal.  We witness a more vulnerable side of Logan and a more dominate side of Tate which leads to lots of sexy and sweet moments.  Ummm, bossy Tate.

Logan's jaw was nice and loose when it came to pleasuring Tate.

Almost as if he couldn't help it, Logan's fingers automatically found their way into his curls whenever he sat down beside the guy, and Tate fucking loved it.

Logan and Tate go to their first couples' game night.  If you've read Ella's Exquisite series you will recognize Mason & Lena, Cole & Rachel and Josh & Shelly.  Cole you would remember from Try as Logan's brother.  I'm a big #ColeWhore and pretty partial to #DeliciousDaniels so it's great seeing these characters pop up again.  The best is Shelly and Logan meeting for the first time.  Shelly and Logan both have zero filter so the conversation stays interesting.  

Then L&T go for a family dinner at Tate's family's house.  Logan and Diana have a confrontation.  In my mind, during this scene, I heard that movie line "Ahh, kitty likes to scratch."  Catty Logan is lovely.

After that gathering, things go emotional for me.  I was sad about some things and mad about others.  I'm not going to tell why.  Just know that this book isn't just about the fun chase that was book one.  This is the serious nitty gritty make a relationship work or don't book two.

Of course one scene that must be mentioned is the shower scene.  

But really there are so many scenes that stand out:  the car, the picnic, the wall.  This book really is the best mix of sexy and sweet.  I loved every word.  I can't wait for the next installment. 

I could never write a good enough review to do it justice.  Just know that I loved it, and it's one of my top reads for the year.

***Copy given in exchange for an honest review***


Genre crossing is not easy, but when an author crosses over and knocks the breathe out of me in her first book, Im thinking its a fluke, first time charm and all that shit.  I so happy to say that is not the case when it comes to Ella Frank.  This lady knows M/M, in such a way that I am dumbfounded in how she can pull me in, keep me searching for more and then dropping a shit ton of bricks on my head.  That is what I felt like at the words THE END in this book.  I fell in love with Logan & Tate in TRY, she set the bar very high for her next book in The Temptation Series called TAKE.  But damn if she didnt surpass that bar,  she is a force to be reckoned  within the M/M genre. 

The book starts off where TRY left off and starts a rollercoaster ride that is Logan & Tate.

"This is the only way I like cream with my coffee,"

  Its a heart stopping, breathe gasping, thrill ride from start to finish.  We get a glimpse of hurt, pain and finally trust that is the Pure Fucking Temptation of Tate Morrison.

"I can't wait to give your mouth a reason to be so fucking dirty."

  We also see what a wonderful, caring and trusting person Logan Mitchell can be when he is faced with the one thing he NEVER thought he could want:  a relationship!

"There's a hint of sweet with  full helping of stubborn and dirty as fuck,"

"ARC given for my honest review"

This book was like "coming home".

I'm sooooo glad our boys are back, and they're back like never before. What you thought you loved about them before is about to be blown out of the water

Where Logan was cocky funny, and trust me he still is, he's also "growing up" and to see this side of our boys just makes me all warm and fuzzy and so, so proud.

There was a point, due to emotions, that I actually had to stop and go for a walk and then come back to it.

Its like Ella is a surgeon, she cut me open, gutted me, filled me with rainbows and glitter and some other happy shit, and sewed me back together again.~Me

 You could say I love this book, but it'd be an understatement. I haven't loved a couple like this since Ty and Zane.

 These guys rock my world.
**I give this book * 5 Tempting Stars**


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