Thursday 21 November 2013

Blog Tour ~ Review & Giveaway ~ Try by Ella Frank

Book Description:

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?



Before Tate could respond to the question hanging between them, Logan

palmed his chest and pushed him back into the corner of the couch. When his back

met with the soft leather, a strong thigh slid between his legs, and Tate groaned

from the relief of finally having something hard to press against.

“Yeah, that’s it,” Logan encouraged, placing a hand on the back of the couch

and the other on the armrest behind Tate’s head. Using them as an anchor, Logan

rolled his hips downward and proved just how forceful he could be.

Tate’s head was resting against the couch as Logan looked down between

them while he thrust his hips, over and over, creating a heated friction that had

Tate’s mind spinning out of his head. The sexual hunger in Logan’s eyes as he

watched their clothed bodies connecting made Tate wonder just how combustible

things would be when their clothes finally came off.

Feeling the need to touch, now more than ever, Tate grabbed a hold of

Logan’s hips and pulled the man down against him with much more force than he’d

intended. The delicious pressure of having Logan’s shaft grind against his own was

too much to forgo, so Tate arched up, anxiously meeting the steady rub Logan was

giving with every single punch of his hips.

“Fuck,” Logan muttered.

Our Review

**ARC received for honest review**

Reviewed by Donna 

I am going to give this book two ratings and this is a first!!

If you are looking for a hot, steamy read that happens to be of the m/m genre then I rate this book 4.5 sexy, sizzling stars!

If you are a traditional m/m reader and are looking for a love story, full of connection and emotion then I rate this book 3 stars!

“How do you know – unless you TRY?”

I absolutely love m/m genre books and I also love Ella Frank’s work so I knew I would be onto a winner with this one. Ella Frank always manages to draw me in to her characters stories, her writing style always emotional and captivating, the Edible series being one of my favourites.

Well, what can I say…Ella certainly delivered on the hot, steamy, panty combusting area of this book. Seriously, seriously smoking hot scenes that I thought may actually set my kindle on fire. They were raw, intense and powerful, you could not help but be drawn into these love scenes. I will warn you though that these guys have A LOT of sex!! They literally cannot keep their hands of each other, once they start, they seriously cannot stop. Whereas Ella normally has a perfect balance in her books of sex and substance, I did feel that this one was a bit heavy on the sex and lacking in the substance. It was a case of instalust/love and I personally just felt that the build up should have been a bit more fleshed out. I just felt that a straight guy coming to terms with his sexuality, having never ever had feelings for another man, let alone embark on a new relationship with one would have had a lot of emotional turmoil and this did not come through in this book. I loved their text conversations though, this is where we did get to see glimpses of the real Logan and Tate.

Logan, he is one alpha male, he is openly bi-sexual and is a total and utter man whore. That is until he sets his eyes on Tate. Tate is a bar tender in the bar that Logan frequents after work. Logan has an instant attraction to Tate and not just a “I cannot wait to Try and get in this guys pants attraction,” but Logan knew it was a bit more than that and to some extent that worried and scared him. Logan being Logan though, has never been refused and this chase somewhat became a mission.

“what makes you so goddamn sexy – the fact that you don’t wait around when you see something you want, and you don’t stop until you’re …absolutely…f**king…satisfied.”

Tate, hot, sexy, leather clad biker never really stood a chance once Logan had set his eyes on him. Tate is still reeling as he is going through a nasty divorce with his soon to be ex-wife and Logan’s constant attention is both bewildering and flattering. We do get a few internal monologues of his struggles as he comes to terms with these alien feelings but I couldn’t actually connect with his thought processes and emotions. I would have loved to have been inside his head for a while to see and feel those internalisations, feel the emotion, I wanted to feel scared for him, I wanted to feel the anxiety and I wanted to feel the constant second guessing of the decisions that he made.

“As Logan raised his knees and wrapped his legs around Tate’s waist, he whispered, “Terrify me.””

I do love these two as a couple, I feel that they have a long way to go and a long road ahead of them, but I really want to see them both make a go of it. Will Tate be the man to finally settle Logan? Will Tate’s family cause problems for them going forward? Will Tate be able to come to terms with his new sexuality and be open about it? It does seem that when these two are together the rest of the world becomes a haze and all they can see is each other as we have already seen, but Logan wants to shout and scream from the roof tops as does Tate to a certain extent but he still needs to get his head round it too. All these questions I need to be answered and now have to wait for the next in their series. I can’t wait to read it and see where Ella takes them.

“Because I think I could love someone like you.”

About the Author:  
I am the author of the Exquisite Series, including Exquisite, Entice and Edible. I also released my first Erotic Novel, Blind Obsession in March 2013.

I'm a happily married woman and mother to a crazy cat. I've been writing ever since I fell in love with falling in love, and I credit that to my Nan, who handed me my first romance novel.

Currently, I reside in the Southern portion of the United States.

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