Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Desperate Man: Volume 2 by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine New Release, Review

A Desperate Man: Volume 2
by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine
Illusions — we all create them.
For some it’s to project an impressive image to a prospective employer; for others it’s to attract the eye of another.
My illusion is a bit more...complicated.
Years in the making, my secret has the potential to bite me in the ass. And not in the way I typically enjoy.
As women, we’re judged for reveling in the same carnal pleasures that men do, but I’ve never been shy about my voracious appetite.
Now, I’m under no illusions that I’ll find love with any of my one night stands.
After all, I have one rule — no repeats — but it’s a rule that’s becoming harder to follow since Evan James came back into my life.
Did I say back into my life?
My name is Reagan Spencer, and you may think you know me, but...
How well do we really know anyone?

“Blondie,” he called out, and lifted his hand in a wave.
She dashed over, out of the rain, and lowered the umbrella as she came to a stop in front of him. His eyes automatically zoomed in on her plumped-up breasts, and the first thought that ran through her mind was, Score one for me. Slightly juvenile, perhaps, but a much more appropriate thought than the ones she’d been having prior to getting out of the cab.
“I wasn’t sure you’d brave the weather tonight. Thought I might end up going stag.”
Shaking the umbrella, Reagan brought her eyes up to his and let her mouth curl into a wicked smile.
“Please, I’m at my best when wet.”
Evan’s eyes heated as he seemed to bite his tongue. “Already pulling out the big guns, I see.”
“Oh no, honey, I haven’t even started. I’m saving my true arsenal for the men who count.”
Evan cocked his head to the side, but didn’t appear offended as a small smile tugged his lips. “I see how it is.”
“Do you?”
“Yes. You’re gonna go all sex kitten, and I’m going to be stuck asking about feelings and shit.”
As they moved toward the door, and Evan reached for the handle and pulled it open, Reagan stopped and looked up at him.
“You do have feelings, don’t you, Evan?”
He leaned down until his mouth was by her ear and whispered, “I’m having a very strong feeling right now.”
Reagan’s stomach flipped, and she ignored the urge to flirt back with the man grinning at her, instead scoffing before patting his arm. “Well, you should make sure to tell that to the first young lady you sit down with.”
“If she’s a lady, I’m thinking she won’t appreciate that particular feeling.”
“Then what does that make me?”
Brushing past him, she felt his hand against her hip through the tight material of her dress. She didn’t have to have eyes in the back of her head to know he was staring at her ass.
“That makes you fucking dangerous.”

Everybody has secrets they keep deep inside. Reagan is no different. She is handling her sex life the best way she can still keeping a tight control on her heart. No repeats with any man she sleeps with. This is her hard fast rule so she will not fall in love or become vulnerable to any man.

Here comes Evan. If he only knew she was his childhood friend before the debacle that ruined his childhood and sent his parents away. Evan is drawn to Reagan. Their one-night-stand was unforgettable. Now, with him working under the supervision of Reagan, they both have to interact on a daily basis and hold back on their attraction. With Evan's addiction to sex and being under treatment, the last thing Reagan needs is to fall for him. But who can control their own heart and emotions when the chemistry is overpowering?

Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine have established a writing partnership that fuses their masterful storytelling gifts into a story you will not soon forget. There is a fire in their prose; the banter between our characters is nuanced with eroticism; and the plot line is more than intriguing.

This second installment in this series furthers the story and toys with our perceptions of both Reagan and Evan. I cannot help but be attracted to his flawed persona. There is a vulnerability in him that just makes me want to open my arms to him and embrace him. Reagan is trying to hard to keep control of her emotions. You cannot help but watch as she unravels.

Looking forward to the next installment in this story that has me on pins and needles.

About the Authors

About Brooke
You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.
Her first solo novel, a romantic comedy, is due out in early 2015, but first, she thought she’d write a raunchy story with her best friend that would scar her conservative southern family for life.
If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find - just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.

Amazon Author Webpage:
Instagram: @brookeblaine1


About Ella
Ella Frank is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. She writes both contemporary and erotic fiction and is best known for her Exquisite Series, and Temptation Series.
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.

Amazon Author Webpage:
Instagram: @Ellafrank1

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