Review ♥ Try by Ella Frank

March 31, 2016 Angela Erotica, LGBTQ, Reviews

Review ♥ Try by Ella FrankTry (Temptation, #1) by Ella Frank
Series: Temptation #1
Published by Self-Published on November 12th 2013
Genres: Erotica, LGBTQ
Pages: 353


Try – verb: to make an attempt or effort to do something or in this case…someone.

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed—after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto—if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try?

And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

Just coming out of a four-year marriage with an ex-wife from hell, a relationship is the last thing on Tate’s mind. He’s starting fresh and trying to get back on his feet with a new job at an upscale bar in downtown Chicago.

The only problem is, Tate has caught the unwavering and unwelcome attention of Mr. Logan Mitchell – a regular at the bar and a man who always gets what he wants.

Night after night Tate fends off the persistent advances of the undeniably charismatic man, but after an explosive moment in the bar, all bets are off as he finds his body stirring with a different desire than his mind.

As arrogance, stubbornness and sexual tension sizzles between the two, it threatens to change the very course of their lives.

Logan doesn’t do relationships. Tate doesn’t do men. But what would happen if they both just gave in and…tried?


Try is the first book I’ve read by Ella Fox and only my second M/M book. It pushed me a little bit out of my comfort zone, but it was impossible for me to put down.

Logan is a virile bisexual. He really enjoys sex, but only of the hit it and quit it variety. He has sex frequently and is accustomed to having anyone he wants, anytime he wants, anywhere he wants. Tate is a straight, recently divorced new bartender at the bar Logan frequents. When Logan sees Tate, he decides he has to have him and won’t stop at anything until he gets Tate to try a little man on man action.

Tate puts up a good fight, but you just know he doesn’t stand a chance against Logan’s persistence and magnetism. Tate’s frustration and hostility toward Logan as he tries to resist Logan’s blatant advances creates wonderful tension and some of the most exciting moments in the book.

I’m surprised my Kindle didn’t go up in flames because I don’t think I’ve ever read a book this hot. I felt like I needed a cigarette, and I don’t even smoke. There’s raunchy sex – lots and lots of dirty sex – so if you blush easily, walk away now. I’m conflicted on the amount of sex scenes in this book. It really is excessive but also very much in keeping with Logan’s sexual appetite. There’s a sense of desperation and wonder as Tate ventures into this completely foreign experience. I could understand why he would want to spend as much time as possible exploring their intimate relationship. I just wish they spent an equal amount of time outside the bedroom. To genuinely fall for someone and want to change your lifestyle for them, you have to learn what makes the other person tick, their likes and dislikes, and their history. I don’t feel that was accomplished convincingly enough.

Ella Frank’s writing is stellar. Her unique approach to writing the story in the third person while seamlessly interweaving alternating first person monologues is extremely effective. Try is one addictive, erotic, and emotional book. I’m off to read the next book in the series, Take!


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:



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