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?
Releasing July 8, 2014
“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…”
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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved Try. It was my first M/M read and opened me up to a whole amazing world of books. It will always be special to me. As much as I loved Try, I just gotta say Take blows it away. Take fulfilled all that I wanted it to be. Right from the start it had me.
Because around you, all I want to do is fall without thought.
The story starts off beautifully, picking up right where book one left-off. The waters have calmed for a bit, and the two gorgeous men are having some fun together. The boys have somewhat of a role reversal. We witness a more vulnerable side of Logan and a more dominate side of Tate which leads to lots of sexy and sweet moments. Ummm, bossy Tate.
Logan's jaw was nice and loose when it came to pleasuring Tate.
Almost as if he couldn't help it, Logan's fingers automatically found their way into his curls whenever he sat down beside the guy, and Tate fucking loved it.
Logan and Tate go to their first couples' game night. If you've read Ella's Exquisite series you will recognize Mason & Lena, Cole & Rachel and Josh & Shelly. Cole you would remember from Try as Logan's brother. I'm a big #ColeWhore and pretty partial to #DeliciousDaniels so it's great seeing these characters pop up again. The best is Shelly and Logan meeting for the first time. Shelly and Logan both have zero filter so the conversation stays interesting.
Then L&T go for a family dinner at Tate's family's house. Logan and Diana have a confrontation. In my mind, during this scene, I heard that movie line "Ahh, kitty likes to scratch." Catty Logan is lovely.
After that gathering, things got emotional for me. I was sad about some things and mad about others. I'm not going to tell why. Just know that this book isn't just about the fun chase that was book one. This is the serious nitty gritty make a relationship work or don't book two.
Of course one scene that must be mentioned is the shower scene. But really there are so many scenes that stand out: the car, the picnic, the wall. This book really is the best mix of sexy and sweet. I loved every word. I can't wait for the next installment.
He slipped his palm into Tate's and moved in closer to whisper, "In case I get busy in there and don't say it, thank you."
"For?" Tate asked as his eyes softened.
Logan squeezed his fingers, and as they started walking inside, he answered, "Always being willing to try."
I could never write a good enough review to do it justice. Just know that I loved it, and it's one of my top reads for the year.