Series: Temptation #2
Published by Self-Published on July 8th 2014
Genres: Erotica, LGBTQ
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?
Somebody find me a 12-step program because I am seriously addicted to this series. ARCs be damned. They’re going to have to wait. It only took me three days to read the first two books and I will start the final one, Trust, as soon as I finish writing this review.
Take deals with the consequences of Tate and Logan entering into a committed relationship, as each man is forced to face his fears. I criticized Try for not allowing enough time for the characters to get to know each other. This book more than makes up for it, and in hindsight I believe it was part of Ella Frank’s through line to give the characters room to develop.
There’s still A LOT of hot, dirty sex in this book. Although I found one of the repeated … um… sexual acts rather oogie – Is that even a real word? – View Spoiler » I’m not down with rimming. « Hide Spoiler it may not bother some people. Take is erotica at its very best: quality writing and, yes, graphic sex, but built around a strong storyline and complex characters.
The book is wonderfully plotted and expertly paced. Holy crap on a cracker! The cliffhanger ending had my jaw dropping. I can’t wait to see what happens next.