Review & Giveaway: Take (Temptation #2) by Ella Frank

Posted July 11, 2014 by bookstobreathe in Book Review, Giveaway / 0 Comments

Review & Giveaway: Take (Temptation #2) by Ella FrankTitle: Take
Author: Ella Frank
Series: Temptation #2
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: July 8, 2014
Genre: 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?

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“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…”




 My Review:

 The lock that had kept his heart firmly shut away had finally found its key.

There was something so fundamentally pure and raw about this love. Though the vulnerability was still present, I was in awe of how sure they were of each other and their feelings. I’ll tell you the truth; it was refreshing! From the touches, to the stolen kisses, to the countless conversations, no holds were barred in this story, and while it isn’t yet over, I feel like we are in an excellent place.

“What are you trying to do, kill me?”

            “No, I’m making you mine.”

“Don’t you know? I’m already yours.”

So many hurdles, new and old, were crossed in this book. While Try was more of a whirlwind senses heightened, new discoveries kind of book, Take was a now we deal and live with it story. It was a what happens next story. It was a sexy, emotional, breathtaking journey into what I’m not even going to deem a M/M story. No, this was love, pure and simple; it needs no subcategory. But it wasn’t instant love, which I appreciated. There was still hesitation, not towards each other, but rather outside forces trying to poke their heads in. What I loved most about this story was how they dealt with those situations. There was no pretty bow wrapped around the end and everything tied up all neat and perfect. Rather there were situations that most couples deal with; the stigma of judgmental family members and the baggage of relationships past. Even until the end, I was holding my breath. Those final few chapters made the book perfection for me!

Stuck somewhere in the middle of hope and fear, he wasn’t sure how to cross the line into one or the other.

In this story, you get to revisit two characters you had already fallen in love with, but now it becomes so much deeper. It you thought you had already delved into their psyche prior, you haven’t seen anything yet! I loved how strong Tate became and how vulnerable Logan was when he let his walls down. It was a beauty to behold and I found myself swooning on many occasions. While this was certainly erotic, it wasn’t saturated. That being said, it was extremely well written; no detail was left out. Our boys have one more story coming and I cannot wait to see where we end up!

“You might have done the chasing in the beginning, but Logan, I’ve never been happier than when you caught me.”



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Try – verb: to make an attempt or effort to do something or in this case…someone.

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed—after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto—if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try?

And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

Just coming out of a four-year marriage with an ex-wife from hell, a relationship is the last thing on Tate’s mind. He’s starting fresh and trying to get back on his feet with a new job at an upscale bar in downtown Chicago.

The only problem is, Tate has caught the unwavering and unwelcome attention of Mr. Logan Mitchell – a regular at the bar and a man who always gets what he wants.

Night after night Tate fends off the persistent advances of the undeniably charismatic man, but after an explosive moment in the bar, all bets are off as he finds his body stirring with a different desire than his mind.

As arrogance, stubbornness and sexual tension sizzles between the two, it threatens to change the very course of their lives.

Logan doesn’t do relationships. Tate doesn’t do men. But what would happen if they both just gave in and…tried?

About Ella Frank

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. 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.

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