Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Take (Temptation #2) by Ella Frank Blog Tour ~ Review, Excerpt & Giveaway


Take (Temptation #2) by Ella Frank

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Title ~ Take (Temptation #2)

Author ~ Ella Frank

Genre ~ M/M Erotic Romance



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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?


Lisa’s Review

5+++ “TAKE ME” Stars!

“All he’d once dreamed of was right there within reach. All he had to do was reach out and take it.”


Take is book two in Ella Frank’s Temptation series. In this continuation of Logan and Tate’s journey, this author once again takes us into the minds and hearts of two very different, powerfully potent men. However, this time, we get to see them risk it all as they grab hold of the reigns and take what they want.


Logan Mitchell has always taken what he has wanted, both in his business and personal life. He is successful, powerful, arrogant and pure unadulterated sex on a stick. Going after Tate, the sexy and straight bartender, who had him at hello was certainly a challenge even for Logan and his wily charms. Now that Logan has had Tate in his bed, he is addicted. The question now becomes whether Logan is ready to give Tate more than unbelievable sex. Can this narcissistic and egotistical lothario push aside his egocentric ways and become vulnerable when things start to go deeper and more profound between the pair? Logan has taken what he wanted, but can he now take a chance on love?


Tate Morrison’s life has been turned on its axis all because of one man…Logan. Ever since taking the chance and exploring his deep-seated need for the charismatic man who came into his life like a hurricane, Tate has been unable to concentrate on little else. Logan consumes him and what they share goes well beyond their sizzling physical chemistry. Tate feels raw and exposed as he deals with the fact that he has never been attracted to a man, never wanted anything beyond friendship with any man, until Logan. Talk about a life-altering change. Life with Logan can be exciting and all-consuming; however, it can also burn Tate leaving him scarred. Is Tate willing to risk it all?

“I swear you make me lose my mind. I feel like I’m going crazy.”


He put his mouth to Tate’s ear. “Yes?”

“I fucking love that.”


“You might have done the chasing in the beginning, but Logan…”


“I’ve never been happier than when you caught me.”

Logan and Tate’s relationship beautifully evolves in this book. What started out as lust-filled encounters is slowly growing into something more. Something powerful, pure and intoxicating. Logan is ready to take things to a new level with Tate and wants nothing more than continuing to explore this new-found intimacy between them. Tate has a lot to lose as he considers the risk of fully exposing his new self to his conservative family. With Tate’s sister and his ex-wife in the loop regarding what is going on between Logan and Tate, Tate knows that he must confront his parents soon before the poison the two women can spew is out in the open. As Logan and Tate deal with obstacles thrown their way within the fragility of their new relationship, both men have learned that trying things with one another has brought them to this point but now it is time to fully commit and take a leap into the land of the unknown, take a chance on each other.

“What are you trying to do, kill me?”

Tate shook his head. “No. I’m making you mine.”

Logan released his hard-on and grabbed Tate’s ass, pulling him up so he could rub their cocks together. “Don’t you know? I’m already yours?”


“Logan had fundamentally changed him, made him see the light – Or the fucking stars – and there was no way he could ever be unchanged.”

I absolutely adored this book. Watching two powerful alpha-males with possessive streaks open up and become utterly vulnerable with one another was beyond beautiful. The volatility of their relationship is still there as Tate battles against his insecurities and inner turmoil regarding his sexuality and Logan goes up against his personal demons that stem from his one and only relationship that went very wrong. I loved watching their feelings grow for one another. They are both getting to know one another, both physically and emotionally. The nervousness, insecurities and excitement that comes with a blossoming romance is still strong. Both men are falling hard and neither one of them seems willing to walk away despite knowing that they are in for some hardships that will undoubtedly come with being together and out in the open. In this book we begin to see the complex layers that make up each man slowing being peeled away leaving both men exposed, vulnerable and with their hearts in their hands. It was truly captivating. I fell in love with both Logan and Tate in book one. In this second addition, I fell even harder. I am a goner when it comes to these two sexy males who have captured my heart.


Now if you thought Try was hot as all heck, well…be prepared.

"Get in the car and unzip your jeans. I'm fucking hungry."

"You only have to do one thing." Logan told him as he continued moving the hand burrowed between Tate's legs. "I'm going to suck you and fuck you until you come. Your only job? Don't make a mess in my car. Keep it right here, in my mouth. Got it?"


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The sex in this second instalment was just as hot, raw, sweaty and erotically passionate as before; however, this time we also get the added emotion making each explosive encounter the two men shared also heart-felt and meaningful. If at all possible, I believe that Ms. Frank turned the heat-factor up quite a few notches in Take. It was nice to see Tate take the reins in quite a few of their sexual encounters showing Tate that he could give as good as he gets. Logan continues to be his usual insatiable self. Pair these two together you most definitely get fire-inducing sex that would leave anyone with a pulse panting. This book may go down as one of the hottest I have read to date. Damn!

All in all, Ella Frank has written a wonderful second book to this series. Take ends with a bang and I for one will be anxiously waiting for book three (the final book). The sweet anticipation for more. There is nothing better.


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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.


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  1. Holy hot men! Wow those teasers alone are enough to make you pant..I have to start reading this ASAP! Thanks for sharing :D

  2. I couldn't wait for this book. I love Ellas writing and her journey into this genre so hot!!! I waited up for this to go live. Guess what I'm doing today? Sun and these hot guys? I might combust at the pool. Maybe I shouldn't read out in public.lol!! Oh and the models in the pics for the books look exactly like I pictured. So sexy!! Who are they??

  3. Oh wow, not only is this an excellent book I really love the review you have put together - awesome images, picture boards that you created, extracts, quotes are just WOW - so sexy and hot! Great giveaway as well, so thank you Ella Frank & Sinfully Sexy Books :D

  4. Great review. I'm about 50% done, and maybe I've too many m/m books because I'm not feeling the heat... maybe I haven't read far enough?

  5. Can't wait to read it!!

  6. I've read every Ella Frank book and loved them all! Can't wait to read this one as I have truly missed Logan and Tate!!

  7. Ella is a new to me Author and WOW! What a book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Great giveaway for a great book;)
    I live in Italy so I can only partecipate to win this amazing E-Book..**fingers crossed**


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