Tuesday 6 September 2016

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway ~ Locked (PresLocke #2) by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
Release date: September 2nd, 2016
Series: PresLocke #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance M/M

Book Description:


Sorry, ladies—and fellas—Hollywood’s hottest action star, Ace Locke, is officially off the market! 

The man on Locke’s arm has been identified as Dylan Prescott, the sexy new “it” model currently featured in the latest Calvin Klein ads. Sources tell TNZ the men met on the set of Locke’s upcoming action film Insurrection 2, and that “they only have eyes for each other.” 

This is the first public gay relationship for Locke, who came out a year ago, and there has been much speculation on who would finally be the one to catch his eye. 

According to multiple eyewitnesses, Locke whisked Prescott away on his private jet for a romantic weekend at Syn, the most exclusive hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. After pictures recently surfaced of the new couple, affectionately named PresLocke, it appears from the possessive way Locke keeps his new beau close that things are heating up. 

The world is watching #PresLocke, and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on this budding relationship! 

Ace and Dylan’s story continues in Book Two of the Bestselling PresLocke Series. 

© 2016 Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine 

"Separately, Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine are must-read authors. Together, they create pure magic!" 

~Erika Wilde, New York Times Bestselling Author 

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Buy Links:

Universal: myBook.to/PresLocke

Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“Because with you, I’ve found me.”

Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine together are deadly, deadly for your heart and your ovaries. They certainly go for the jugular in Locked and delivered a swoony read from start to finish. Despite the highs and lows in this book I had a permanent grin, I giggled, I swooned, I laughed but most of all I loved and loved hard.

Sometimes though even the closest couples have a little miscommunication…

“Are you trying to say you want me to knock you up? Because, Dylan, I have to tell you, I have some pretty powerful boys at work, but no amount of horny goat weed is gonna make that happen.”

I laughed…hard!

Locked continues on from Aced with the whistle well and truly blown on Ace and Dylan’s relationship. Ace is naturally worried about the implications and repercussions this will have on his relationship with Dylan insofar as will Dylan will be able to cope with the notoriety, the paparazzi and untruths that the media will now frenzy upon. Dylan though steps up to the plate in more ways than one as it seems that Ace has more to worry about than him.

“You, Dylan Prescott, are worth every scandalous thing that’s about to be written…”

Dylan takes everything in his stride despite the pressure he now finds himself under, the love he has for Ace is the one anchor he needs to keep himself tethered to reality. Having been outed as the other half to Ace Locke, Dylan’s career is propelled into the stratosphere yet Dylan cannot help but feel that these opportunities are only coming because of Ace and if that’s the case, he doesn’t want them.

Ace’s career is on the opposite path, it seems Hollywood cannot palate a gay action hero and his contracts are tumbling away day by day. Ace knew it would be bad but he just didn’t realise how bad it could get. Like Dylan though, all Ace needs is his better half and it is these situations they find themselves in that really lead to some extremely tender moments and really reiterates just how much in love these two really are.

Between an intense love, homophobic movie makers, a trip to the beach, paparazzi and a piece of dirt that comes back to haunt them, this book has everything and more. So many highs and lows, fantastic dialogue and a story that will have you frantically turning pages just so that you can eat up every word as quickly as possible. A relationship that is so damn swoon worthy that you cannot help but will these two along to the happily ever after they so richly deserve. There are so many scenes I could pin point but I don’t want to spoil anything but what I will say is that the ending was absolute PERFECTION. It has been a long time since I have cried happy tears, but such is my intense character connection to these two men that those tear ducts never stood a chance.

“Tonight, you’re mine. Your frustration…Your orgasm. Your pleasure. And your shouts of need…Tonight, all of it is mine, Dylan”

So the question on everyone’s tongues…is this the end of #PresLocke? NO!!! We get more!! And judging by that ending I am literally on the edge of my seat shouting gimme, gimme, gimme.  This was not a cliff hanger ending by any means, some may say cheesy, but I say very Hollywood, but an ending that will just leave you wanting more. Just more of everything #PresLocke.

“We came holding one another. Rocking the other through the storm and emerging on the other side, stronger for the journey.”


“You’re looking pretty serious over there, Daydream.” There was humor in his tone, but it didn’t quite reach his eyes. “You okay?”
I nodded slowly as I made my way over to where he sat. I reached for the phone and put it on the table, and when I cupped the side of his face and lowered my lips to his, I said, “I’m just great.”
Ace pulled away slightly and raised an eyebrow. “Great, huh?”
“Mhmm. I was just thinking…”
“Always a dangerous pastime,” Ace said, and brought a palm up to lay it directly over my heart, and I wondered if he could feel it thudding.
“No. Not this time,” I said.
“Nope. I was just thinking how wonderful you are.”
“Okay, sweet talker—”
“I’m serious,” I said, bringing my other hand up so I was cradling his face between my palms. “I wish for one day you could be me, so you could see what an incredibly brave, sweet, extraordinary human being you are. You have so much, Ace, yet…you’re more generous and humble than anyone I know.”
“Shh,” I whispered against his lips. “I just wanted you to know that I…” I caught myself at the last minute as his eyes pierced mine and I was paralyzed by the enormity of emotions flooding me.
God, how is it that in twelve weeks this man has completely turned my world upside down? But he had. Ace had me wanting things…things I’d never even thought about before. Things I always assumed I would never want.
“You…?” he said, but my mind had changed course. The emotions had blurred and morphed into something else entirely, and then, quite unexpectedly, I asked, “Do you want kids?”
From the stunned expression on Ace’s face, I might as well have asked him if he were a serial killer. His eyes had widened and his mouth fell open, and he looked so bewildered I couldn’t stop the chuckle that bubbled out of me.
“Uhh…” he said.
He appeared so shell-shocked it made me laugh even harder. “I’m sorry…but you should see your face right now… I promise, I’m not pregnant.” When I began laughing again, Ace’s mouth snapped shut and he brought both his hands up to my wrists to encircle them and tug me down into the booth with him. He scooted across the seat until he was lounging back against the wall and I was awkwardly sprawled across him.
“Excuse me if you took me a little bit off guard,” he said.
“A little bit?”
“Okay, a whole fucking lot. But that wasn’t where I thought you were going with that at all.”
I aimed a grin his way, trying to play down the fact that I’d been about three seconds away from handing over more of me than I knew I could ever get back should Ace decide he didn’t—
“Hey?” he said. “Where’d you go?”
It was Ace’s turn to chuckle. “What is up with you? You’re all over the place.”
I sighed, knowing that he was right. Maybe it was like a postproduction crash or something. But I felt oddly sentimental. Like all of my feelings were right there on the surface.
I stroked my fingers down his cheek. “I just think you would be an amazing father, is all. And I was curious.”
He narrowed his eyes on me. “I don’t think that’s it at all, but to answer your question. Yes, I think one day and”—his eyes were so intent on holding mine then that there was no way I could look anywhere but at him, and his meaning was crystal clear before he even said it—“with the right person, I would definitely consider having kids. What about you?”
“I never really thought I would, considering where I came from and all. But…” I chewed on my lower lip, suddenly wishing I’d kept my damn mouth shut.
My eyes locked with his and I decided it was now or never to really just lay it out there. “But watching you today on set made me think about what-ifs.”
The grin that curved Ace’s mouth then was cheeky, and for the first time since we’d entered the trailer, his eyes lit with the same amusement his smile was conveying.
“Are you trying to say you want me to knock you up? Because, Dylan, I have to tell you, I have some pretty powerful boys at work, but no amount of horny goat weed is gonna make that happen.”
It was my turn for my jaw to drop then, and when Ace started laughing his ass off I punched him in the arm. “Dick.”
“Aww, but you just said I was wonderful.”
“A wonderful dick.”
“But not magical enough to get you pregnant.”
“Would you stop saying that. You’re freaking me out.”
Ace’s rumble of laughter vibrated through him as he wrapped his arms around my waist, and finally, after a minute or two, when his mirth had subsided, he stroked a hand down my back to my ass and pulled me as close as was possible while wearing clothes.
“It’s okay to look at the future and think about what might be, Daydream.”
I laid my head against his shoulder and shut my eyes. “I know. This is all just happening so fast. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe it’s real.”
I felt his lips at my temple and then he whispered, “It’s real. So believe it. Plan it. Trust it.”
I nodded and then angled my face to see him look up at me. He had a soft smile on his face, and for the first time all day he looked relaxed, and I knew that as long as we were together the future looked brighter than ever.

About the Authors:


Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the 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. You can reach her on the web at www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author 

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips. 


Ella Frank Author Links 

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PresLocke Series 


Sunset Cove Series 


Devil’s Kiss

Temptation Series 




The Exquisite Series 




Masters Among Monsters 




Blind Obsession

Veiled Innocence

Co-Authored Books 

Sex Addict


F*cking Awkward Anthology


You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas. 

Brooke is a USA Today Bestselling Author and enjoys writing sassy contemporary romance, whether in the form of comedy, suspense, or erotica. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts. 

If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find - just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for years. 

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