Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A Desperate Man: Volume 3 by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine New Release and Review

Volume Three
Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

Release Blitz & Giveaway

Sex. Addiction. Lies.
One night changed everything.
With the sins that stand between Evan and Reagan, can a relationship emerge from a past that is so broken?
Or will the weight of their deceptions crush any hope of redemption?

Excerpt from A Desperate Man: Volume 3

© 2015 Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
*** WARNING: Contains SPOILERS if you have not read Volumes 1 & 2. *** 

“SO LET ME get this straight.” Dr. Glover lifted the end of his pen to his lips as his eyes

narrowed on Evan over the top of his glasses. “The woman we’ve been discussing over

the past few weeks finally shows you that she wants more, and you left her in an

emotional heap in her office. Did I get that right?”

Evan stretched his long legs out in front of him. She thinks I fucked a prostitute

the day after I left her apartment, so, yeah, that’s about right. Sighing, he leaned back

into the worn leather couch. “You left out the part about her being a liar. And not

someone I met in the last few weeks. She had an agenda.”

“So did you.”

“And what the hell was that?”

“You wanted to fuck her.”

“Jesus, you get right to the point, don’t you?”

“Well, that’s what you do. Isn’t it?”

I thought it was until I became obsessed with a leggy fucking blonde. Evan glared

at the man whose eyes he swore fucking twinkled. “Even if it is, what therapist talks like

you do? I’m positive they don’t teach you that in Patient-Client Relations 101.”

“I’ve always been a firm believer in no bullshit. I told you that the day you

walked in and tried to lie to me. We aren’t going to make any progress if you don’t trust

me and I don’t trust you.”

“Yeah, yeah, I know. You’re just—”

“Yes, Evan?”

Evan waved him off. “Nothing. I guess I’m still trying to process the fact that

Reagan is that little girl from so long ago. A whole fucking life ago. It’s… I don’t know,”

he said, running his fingers through his hair in frustration. “It’s disconcerting. She knew

“And that bothers you.”

“Fuck yes, it bothers me. I was ten years old the last time I saw her. Innocent.

And now I’m…this.”

“You’re awfully hard on yourself. I wonder if you’re upset over what you’re

saying or over Reagan thinking bad of you.”

And there it was. The truth he didn’t want to admit. Reagan accusing him of being

with anyone hours after he’d been with her had infuriated him. Which was ridiculous,

because he knew what he was. The demons he’d been trying to fight. Why would she

assume anything but the worst? But with that anger came embarrassment and shame. He

hated that she’d seen him on that corner. Hated that she’d seen him with Layla. But how

the fuck could he ever convince her otherwise? And why would he even want to?

“She’s a liar,” he said.

“And you’re a sex addict. Fantastic pairing.”

Before you can love someone, you have to accept and love yourself.  I think a lot of the problems Evan has been having all stem from this self-loathing and guilt he feels because of what his father did.

In the conclusion of our story, Evan is as confused as he has ever been.  The strength of the feelings he has for Reagan...  The physical attraction is one thing. The emotions she brings out in him are another.  Seeking help from his psychiatrist is exasperating.  The man just makes him search deeper in his soul for the answers.

This last part of Evan's story is gripping and full of revelations.  How Evan handles them is worth reading twice.  This is an emotional upheaval period for him.  Will there be light at the end of this tunnel.  This has been a series blazing with lust, denial, and discoveries.  Very interesting reading!  Although I am giving it 4 Stars, it is a well-written, interesting, and erotic story.


A Desperate Man: Volume 1

A Desperate Man: Volume 2

A Desperate Man: Volume 3

A Desperate Man: The Complete Series


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.
Flash Point is her debut solo novel, and she is the co-author of the erotic serial, A Desperate Man, with Ella Frank. The latter has scarred her conservative southern family for life, bless their hearts. Licked, a romantic comedy, will be released on November 11, 2015.
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.

Brooke’s Links

About Ella
Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, A Desperate Man. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”
A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR. You can reach her on the web at www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank .author
Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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