Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Blog Tour: 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?



“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…”

The anticipation of Ella Frank's sequel to Try was exactly what I envisioned and more!!!  I wish that I could give Take more then 5 stars because this series is by far in my top ten favorites of all time.  For anyone who may have an aversion to reading an erotic romance focused on two male characters, you must put your preconceived notions aside and jump in head first to see the development of the relationship between Tate, a guy who insisted throughout the first book that he was straight & only interested in woman, and Logan, a guy who defied sexiness and refused to label his "relationships", if he was attracted to someone, male or female it did not matter to him, he only pursued what felt good, and after encouraging Tate to Try,  the relationship that ensues is one that brought about feelings neither guy was ready to face head on.

"All he'd once dreamed of was right there within reach.  All he had to do was reach out and take it"

Take picks up exactly where Try left off, with Tate struggling to come to terms with having to tell his family about his relationship with Logan, wondering how they will react and hoping that the details that his sister and soon to be ex-wife already gave weren't too damaging.  As Tate struggles with the newness of his relationship with Logan and how to come out to his family, Logan struggles with feelings for Tate that he hasn't had since his first homosexual encounter in college, one that ended with both a broken heart and fists being thrown.  He is falling for Tate in a way that he never expected to, their relationship is more then the casual liasons that he has had in the past and that scares him more then anything.

" You can't walk away from me any more than I can from you."

After Tate is disowned by his family for the relationship where he now finds happiness, he again struggles with how to handle everything and he tells Logan that he needs some space to figure things out.  Instead of understanding what Tate needs, he becomes angry and worries on more than one occasion thatTate will walk away from the feelings that they both have because he is a man.  It is only after a display of severe jealousy at a club that they take an impromptu trp together to Logan's cabin in the woods, where they talk everything out and are each able to let go of their personal reservations and totally give in to the love that they both have for each other.

"I will never be prouder than I will be tonight with you."

The book ends with an "oh wow" moment that has the reader thinking, I need the next book in this series yesterday!  This is a story about finding your way in a world that is completely new, and although Tate and Logan both stumble through the beginning relationship pains, as this book comes to a close, you have hope that they will be able to face anything thrown their way as long as they are together.  The message in this books is a powerful one, and there was more then one time that the tender words they each spoke to each other brought a stray tear to my eye.

This is a MUST read series for all!  Amazing job Ella Frank and I cannot wait for the next one!!!!

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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