Review, Blog Tour & Excerpt ♥ Tease by Ella Frank

May 10, 2017 Angela Blog Tours, LGBTQ, Reviews, Romance

Review,  Blog Tour & Excerpt ♥ Tease by Ella Frank

Review,  Blog Tour & Excerpt ♥ Tease by Ella FrankTease (Temptation Series Book 4) by Ella Frank
Series: Temptation #4
Published by Self-Published on May 7th 2017
Genres: Erotica, LGBTQ
Format: ARC
three-half-stars

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Tease - verb: to tantalize especially by arousing desire or curiosity often without intending to satisfy it....unless your name is Tate Morrison.

It’s been four years since Logan Mitchell walked into Tate’s life and irrevocably changed it. Four years since the sexy as sin lawyer dared him to try, and four years since Tate won his love.

Now, as they approach the next chapter of their lives Logan is determined they won’t end up like many of their friends. Settled. Domestic. Boring. However, that’s easier said than done. With busy careers and working odd hours, finding time for one another is becoming increasingly difficult.

But that sh*t isn’t going to fly with Logan or Tate.

The two of them are determined to compromise to get what it is they want, and what they want is each other.

Tease is the sexy, tantalizing continuation of the two men who stole your heart...and popped your cherry.

The Temptation series originally consisted of only three books, and I absolutely adored them. When I heard that Ella Frank was adding Tease and additional books to the series, I totally freaked out. More Tate and Logan? Don’t mind if I do. Then this nagging thought crept in. What if their HEA is totally screwed up by a ton of drama?

Tease teaser

The story takes place four years after the end of Trust. It’s amazing to see how far along Tate—the formerly adamantly straight man—has come in openly embracing his sexual orientation. He and Logan are still very much together, but their busy lives leave few opportunities for quality time. That doesn’t sit well with either of them.

The problem with the story isn’t too much drama; it’s the lack of sufficient conflict. There simply isn’t enough substance to further the plot, so many times it feels as if not much is really happening. Logan’s insecurity is the main issue. Despite Tate’s reassurances, Logan, who is the King of Cocky, constantly worries that Tate will leave him. They live together and enjoy their monogamous, committed relationship, yet the actual word “commitment” makes Logan break out in a sweat. I like the contradictions in his personality.

It’s lovely to see them together and know that their connection is even more intense than before. I did find it hard to believe (no pun intended) that their perpetual state of arousal is so strong that they have to hide their erections whenever they are near each other. Literally. I could have done with a little less horniness and a little more plot, but Logan and Tate do exude fun, tenderness, and fabulous chemistry. They remain one of my favorite book couples.

I really enjoyed catching up with the series’ entertaining and integral side characters. I hope the supporting characters will increasingly impact the storyline as the series continues. Finding out what’s been going on at Tate’s bar, The Popped Cherry, was also quite nice because it hadn’t even opened yet in the previous book.

I have no complaints about the quality of the writing, and I did enjoy reading Tease. It certainly satisfied my Tate and Logan fix. I just expected more content. The book ends with some unfinished business left dangling. I continue to be a fan of this great series, and I am looking forward to reading what happens next.

Recommended for fans of:
The Temptation series
M/M romance
Lawyers
Bartenders

**ARC received in exchanged for an honest review**

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Excerpt

“Hello, counselor. How’d the big case go today?”

Tate had been eyeing the clock all afternoon waiting to hear the outcome of the Berivax trial, and while he was happy it was finally going to be over, he also hoped all of Logan’s hard work had paid off.

“When was the last time we had sex?” Logan’s question was so blunt and unexpected it had Tate stumbling over his response for a second, and when he didn’t answer, Logan continued, “You don’t know, do you?”

The side of Tate’s mouth twitched at Logan’s disgusted tone. “Well, to be fair, you caught me off guard. I had to think for a minute.”

“And now that you’ve had time to think?”

“Umm…”

“Oh my God. You can’t remember,” Logan said, and Tate couldn’t stop his laugh then. “That’s fucking shameful.”

“We’ve just been—”

“Don’t say it—”

“—busy.” Tate headed over to the door that separated the bar from the tiny foyer and stairwell that went up to their loft, shut it behind himself, and took a seat on one of the steps. “Well, we have been. This case of yours has taken up most of your time, and with the bar hours we just got…busy.”

“Yeah? Well, that shit needs to stop. Right now.”

Tate leaned his shoulder against the wall and shut his eyes, picturing Logan with his jet-black hair, those piercing blue eyes, and that full, sensual mouth. Tate had barely had time to say goodbye to him this morning, and no matter how much he was laughing it off, Logan was right—this not seeing one another was bullshit. They needed to sit down and work something out, now that Logan’s schedule would be returning to something more manageable.

“Agreed,” Tate said. “Something needs to change.”

“Good. How about we discuss it at dinner?”

Tate winced. “I’m here until one.”

“Can’t you beg Amelia to stay and come meet me?” Logan asked, and if he hadn’t sounded quite so desperate, Tate might not have caved.

“Depends.”

“On?”

“What am I going to get if I come to you?”

Logan’s voice lowered to a tone that never failed to make Tate hard. “Me. All night. And maybe again in the morning. I’m in a giving kind of mood.”

Tate swallowed and stretched his legs out in front of himself, suddenly needing a little more room in his jeans. “All night, huh? It’s been a while since that happened.”

“It has. So come find me and I’ll rectify that little issue you’re having with remembering our weekend away at the cabin. That was the last time my cock was inside you.”

“Jesus, Logan.” Tate pressed a palm to his erection, recalling the weekend trip they’d made around three weeks ago. Or maybe it was four. Shit, okay. They did need to work something out if he was having trouble remembering that. “Let me get things settled here and I’ll be at your office in”—he checked his watch—“an hour? Hour and a half?”

“Perfect,” Logan said. “I’ll be waiting.”

three-half-stars

About Ella Frank

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Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips. Contact Ella via email: admin@ellafrank.com.



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