an erotic series
by Ella Frank
Releasing July 8, 2014
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?
“That’s your truck?”
“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.”
Logan stepped forward, crowding him back against the inside frame of the vehicle. “You’re not ready for the or else…”
If you read TRY (book #1 of this series) you are ready for the next stage of this erotic love affair. (If you have not read TRY ... STOP reading this review and go read it NOW!).
Tate and Logan have had their romp and as we found out in book #1, they were shocked to find this was not just about sex. Their attraction is more than a one-night-stand and there is more at stake here than meets the eye. Both are willing to "try" and see where this leads them, maybe even to the forbidden word... relationship.
As I read TRY and now TAKE, I discovered what I "knew" to be true but had not really felt it illuminate me - love is love regardless of gender mix. Yes, I was always tolerant of M/M etc. relationships, but did not really understand to what degree love is the same for all couples. We love a partner that fulfills, encourages, instills pride, and takes our breath away. Gender does not matter, it is the connection we feel for each other that matters. In addition, what is most important in a successful relationship is trust. That is the crux of this book. Logan and Tate have to build this trust in each other in order for them to get closer and leave the past behind.
Did you ever wonder what the impact would be on those around this couple? How will their families react? Their business associates? Acceptance is a word used and flaunted every day, but what does it take to really accept the intimate relationship of two men in our society? Not everyone is open-minded and some would go as far as call it a perversion. How will our couple survive in a society full of mixed reactions? The only way I can think of is by hanging on to each other, loving each other and trusting each other. This is what our story is about.
Ella Frank, I bow to your genius! I was blown away with your first book in this series. I never thought you would do it to me again. I must admit you got me 100%, again! Through the genius of your writing, you have given us an emotional, sentimental, amusing and most definitely heart-wrenching erotic story that will not be soon forgotten. I keep hoping for more books in this series. Maybe one more for the road?
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.