Blog Tour, Review & #Giveaway: ☆Take☆ by Ella Frank

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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Excerpt

“That’s your truck?”

“Yes.”

“It’s so…”

“So what?” Logan challenged as he pulled his keys from his pocket.

“Old?”

“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…”

Review
4.5 stars

So now it was his turn. His turn to convince Logan that he, Tate Morrison, was worth it. When he wanted something, he was stubborn enough to wait it out and take it.

Well fuck me sideways and consider me officially hooked. Wow. Ella Frank managed to do what no other author has accomplished for me before; she managed to make me love Take even more than Try. And I fucking LOVED Try. While I love me some delicious M/M loving, I do want a great story to go along with it. Take definitely offered more than Try in the back story and relationship development department. Typically when it comes to trilogies or series with the same couple, my ADD kicks in right around book 2 and I. Am. Done. But I can honestly tell you that not only will I be reading the next book, I am anticipating the FUCK out of it.

Take takes off immediately where Try left off. Logan and Tate are just starting to settle into being together, though both haven’t touched that scary L word. Labels. After Tate’s ex wife catches him in a passionate kiss with Logan, the cat is out of the bag and Tate has to face the music and come out to his parents. In the midst of doubts and fear, the driving force of the book continues to be the incredible passion that both these men share.

Lust and arousal were the driving forces in the room, but just under the surface was something much stronger- something he wasn’t sure they were ready to acknowledge.
No one had ever made him feel as centered as Logan did, even when his world was spinning out of control.

Logan is one hell of a dirty mouthed distraction. Everything that I loved about him in book 1 was back in book 2. His dirty humor, inappropriate comments, and melt the panties right off of you sex appeal.

Logan may have been the one pursuing Tate before, but in this book it’s Tate’s turn to ultimately prove to Logan what he wants.

If I loved Tate before, I completely fell for him here. I appreciate that there was no OTT drama or unnecessary angst added here. It was what it was, and what it was was Tate growing more comfortable with the man that he is now. That’s not to say that there wasn’t any struggles. There definitely was that. Most of it in the form of his cunt of an ex wife. Now if I just may take a moment to vent here?

I have never wished for a character to killed off more than his ex wife. I swear I hated her more with every damn chapter. Forget ragey, I felt stabby. The things that she does and says?! That Cunty McCuntface!
Gah! I wanted to reach through my kindle and kick her in the ovaries.
Vent finished.

While this book definitely had more story than the first, it still delivered on the scorching sex scenes.

Usually I’d find myself getting bored with that many love scenes and eventually skimming (yes, the horror! I know. But it’s been known to happen) But that was not the case here. Not even close. I couldn’t get enough of these two together.

You will never, and I mean EVER, look at olive oil the same again. I don’t think I’ll be able to cook without getting turned on again.

I really loved how Tate really came into his own here and let his dirty side loose.

That’s what you want, isn’t it? Someone who won’t always let you win? Someone that is more than happy to be sucked and fucked but will also return the favor? Mark my words fine has no business with what we’re about to do.”

If you’re concerned about a cliffhanger, don’t be. Take leaves off in a very satisfying place while making it obvious that there’s still more ground to cover. I was very happy with how it ended. I’m not feeling a ragey cliffy episode while still anticipating the next book. If you’re looking for a hot as fuck MM romance, you definitely need to meet the boys of Temptation.

*ARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest review*

About the Author
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. Ella–
    This is the HOT HOT HOTTEST book cover ever. I can't wait to read this book.

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