Blog Tour Stop and Laurie’s Review for Ella Frank’s Take (Temptation Series Book 2)

Blog Tour Stop and Laurie’s Review for Ella Frank’s Take (Temptation Series Book 2)

Synopsis
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

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Excerpt
“That’s your truck?”
“Yes.”
“It’s so…”
“So what?” Logan challenged as he pulled his keys from his pocket.
“Old?”
“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…”

 

Laurie's Review
A PSA – If you have not read Try, please do yourself a favor and buy it now. Read and savor it. It’s an amazing book that has legions of loyal readers for that very reason.

I’ve eagerly anticipated and coveted a number of new releases from some of my favorite authors this summer. Each of those books is in my wheelhouse – sweet, funny, smart, the occasional mind-eff, but each is a love story just the same. Ella Frank’s Take is no different. I had July 8th circled, starred and highlighted on my calendar – I could not wait to get my hands on this book and just devour it.

When we first met Logan in Edible, he was a bit of twit – a pest, who loved nothing more than getting under his brother Cole’s skin and making mischief. Ella Frank has shepherded this gorgeous jack ass of man into someone truly special. Yes, he has an answer for everything and there are times that you are right there with Tate wanting Logan to just shut up. But that’s what makes Logan who he is and there are reasons why he does it. Please don’t get me wrong – I love Logan Mitchell, but I love Tate’s Logan that much more.

Tate Morrison is my hero. That is all.

Together, Logan and Tate are combustible. In and out of bed, they challenge each other and that creates an amazing dynamic. As a reader, you feel their sexual energy and chemistry – it screams itself off the screen/page. But under all that sexual energy, you feel a genuine level of respect and affection between these two characters – two people in a new relationship that is completely new and uncharted for them both.

I want to spend a day in Ella Frank’s head. Not to do anything crazy, but I just want to sit back and enjoy her creative process. How she builds her characters and plot lines. She is one of my favorite authors, I love the sense of foreboding that I get while reading her books – it’s an anxiousness and excitement that leaves me with a book hangover each and every time. That indeed is a gift.

When I reviewed Try, I said that it was a book that opened my eyes to the beauty of M/M romance. But with time and having read a few more books in the genre, I believe it’s much more than that. This series transcends labels, genders and genres – it is a love story through and through. It takes the reader on a romantic journey which allows them to view the challenges that a couple experiences at their own hands, as well as by the people around them. But how they respond to those challenges and find the best path is what makes it all work.

MeetTheAuthor


 
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.

 

 

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