Series: Temptation, #2
Author: Ella Frank
Length: Novel (265 Pages)
Publisher: Ella Frank (July 7th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate to Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: 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?
Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Take-Temptation-Series-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00LLWDUDK
Review: Ella Frank certainly knows how to get our attention. From the moment she gave us Tate and Logan in TRY, we have become obsessed with needing more. They have become a permanent fixture in the lives of many all over the world. They have become real people, an amazing couple that we, the readers, need to know more about. We need to know if they are going to make it as a couple, stick together through life’s daily struggles. We all want the same thing as we cross our fingers and hold our breath and proceed to drown in TAKE.
The months leading up to this newest release have only given us more time to read and re-read, discuss and debate, everything Tate and Logan. I’m sure everyone is familiar with movies or a TV show where it doesn’t matter how many times you watch it, how many re-runs you have recorded, it only gets better each time. You find more and more details you missed the first few times around. That is TRY and TAKE, they are the movies we love so much, the re-runs that only get better each time. Tate and Logan are a part of us. They are embedded in our hearts and minds. We will stand by them, laugh with them, hold our breaths for them, and jump up and down (sometimes in elation, sometimes in fury) as they figure out their journey and where it all leads.
When we closed the pages on TRY, Tate and Logan, were trying this relationship thing out. Tate had been married, of course, and we know how that worked out, but Logan has never really had a relationship. One that he discussed openly anyhow. He had someone close in college but it was only an illusion. It was one-sided and I think it is safe to say that it damaged Logan, badly. He has never faced it head-on, nor has he ever discussed it with anyone, until Tate. That is all I’m going to say on that because I don’t want to leave a spoiler accidentally and you will learn more about those earlier years as you read TAKE.
Tate and Logan want to try, they each are surprised just how quickly an attachment has formed, this bond that they both seem to have for the other. They realize their feelings are getting stronger, possibly even leaning towards the “L” word but, for right now, they don’t want to think about it. They want to live in the moment, enjoy each other, go on dates and be a real couple. Dates are another new experience for Logan, one that he is having a little trouble grasping. Tate is going to hold him accountable, however, and they may just see that date night will be something they thoroughly enjoy. Going out as a couple, seen together in public, may seem like another stumbling block. Tate needs to tell his family first before they take on the public, and people realize what it means.
Tate wants to confront his family, tell them about Logan, and what he means to him. He wants so desperately for his family to meet his boyfriend and most of all accept him, like him, and overall, just is happy for them. It’s not going to be that easy seeing as how Tate’s family is still under his ex-wife’s spell. It certainly doesn’t help that the ex is best friends with Tate’s sister and she seems to get the jump on everything first before Tate can even explain. Logan goes to game night with his family, something he didn’t even know existed until recently, and he takes Tate along. Surprisingly, they both have a great time, Tate is accepted with open arms, which surprises him somewhat but he will take it.
The green-eyed monster shows up with Logan, which kind of knocks him back a bit because he wasn’t aware that he was jealous over Tate. It’s a pretty funny evening, a lot of laughs, usually at the expense of someone else, a lot of talk and just plain fun. Connections are formed and Tate is thrilled with the outcome. Now, he is hoping with everything he has that his family will be the same experience for Logan. Unfortunately, it is not going to be a cut and dry situation. Insults will be thrown, accusations will be made, tempers will flair and the most hurtful moment will be when Tate alienates himself against Logan. Will they be able to work through this set back, together, or will it push them further apart?
They each have doubts, they each have concerns, but one thing they have never questioned is the chemistry they have together. It is like a magnetic field that has attached itself to them guaranteeing if they are in eyesight of each other, they need to touch, kiss, even snuggling and cuddling is something they need, surprising both of them. Their sex life is explosive, they thrive off the other, and they are never closer than when they are joined in bed. Regardless if giving or receiving, they are incredible together. Their pull is so strong, that when they break apart, you will feel it as well.
At that moment, you will realize you have been holding your breath for several seconds because you are now gasping to get in some air the same as Logan and Tate are gasping to come back down from the euphoria that, for a moment in time, had every single one of us in its clutches. As they struggle with this new development of Tate’s family, will Logan ever fully put his trust in Tate and tell him all of his deep, dark secrets? Will Tate stick it out with Logan, for better or worse, and walk away from his family? You will get your answers as you read TAKE, but as you get some answers here, you will realize you have a few more questions that need answered as well.
TAKE is everything I could have hoped for and more. Ella Frank took Tate and Logan so much further in their journey, giving us an inside seat to watch as they figure out what is best for them. We see them both grow as characters, as adults, and as partners in a relationship. While there is some angst they experience, they understand and you as the reader will understand, that even though some of these problems come flying in from left field, they will only continue to be stronger not only as a couple but as a person. The story is mostly centered on Tate and Logan, which is fine by me, but there will be moments when you get a more in-depth look at friends and family, some you will hate and some you will love for the strength and support they offer freely. I’m sure there may be a few people, not many, I wouldn’t think, that has not had the time yet to read this series.
However, if you are out there and have not succumbed to the Logan and Tate merry-go-round, I can only ask “Why the heck not?” Go, run, don’t even worry about passing go and collecting $200, just hit one-click, it’s very simple and easy and you will be so glad you did not wait another minute. It is that good!!! Thank you Ella for another amazing edition to the Temptation Series and I know I am surrounded by hundreds of others who are more than thrilled there will be another book before we see the end to the stunning, captivating, mind-melting force that is Logan and Tate. It may be the last book, coming up, but they will never be out of our hearts or minds.