18 July 2014

Take Tour Stop!

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?
It’s no secret that I loved Try.  I have actually really enjoyed all of Ella’s books, but Try was probably my favorite.  So, needless to say, I had high hopes for Take.
Take brings us right back into the thick of things with Logan and Tate, starting where Try left off.   This installment finds Logan and Tate trying to settle into a life together.  Try dealt with their vulnerabilities and Take deals with their emotions and pasts.  We find out what lead Logan to be who he is (omg..soooo sad) and see each of them grow and take what they want. They will face obstacles together and you have to read it to see if it brings them closer together or ends up tearing them apart.
This book was far more emotional for me than Try was, and I wasn’t sure that was possible when I finished Try.  I think why this one hit me so hard is because it’s about not only coming to terms with feelings and desires, but also coming out to your family, friends and co-workers about those feelings and desires.  I have people in my life who are very dear to me who have had to face this obstacle, and I thought that Ella did a fantastic job in handling such a serious issue with grace, but also with just enough drama and build up to make it gripping.  I was seriously stunned at several points in this book, some good and some bad.  In the end, it all came together and was worth every single nail biting moment.
Yet again, this was just a really well-written book with wonderfully deep characters that really made me feel something.  I’m really not quite sure that I’ve ever read books that hit me so hard right in the heart.  I mean, this series is seriously going to go down for me as one of the best I’ve read.  The third book could be Logan and Tate attempting to light a fire underwater, and if it’s done as well as the first two, it’ll be a page turner that I will give 5 stars to, just as I’m doing with Take. 
Just as I suspected, the author took us into the next phase of Tate and Logan’s relationship and OMG it was emotionally charged and intense at times.  She did a fabulous job at showing us the acceptance they both given the situation and the courage to admit to the world of their relationship.  We also saw a transition of the student becoming the leader and I was amazed at that.  To see Tate come out of his shell and stand up to take command of the relationship was brilliant and encouraging.  Logan’s love for Tate is what I truly believe gave him the trust and ability to let go and allow Tate to lead them many times.  So for me the two words that sum up this book are trust and acceptance. 
Tate wasn’t given the chance to tell his family in his own way about his love for Logan.  His family refuses to detach from his soon to be ex-wife and she along with his sister forced his hand.  To say his family wasn’t accepting would be an understatement.  The time had come for Tate to make the choice, his family or Logan.  It was painful to watch his turmoil as he tried to come to terms with his choice.  You have to remember he is being asked to trust this man he met a few weeks ago and was known for his playboy ways.  Not to mention he is still coming to terms that he is in a homosexual relationship.  So much for Tate to take in and deal with all at once but he only hoped he wasn’t going to be alone.
During this book Logan also made some major transitions as well.  We get to find out about his past and why he was the man he is today.  When faced with a decision he is going to have to weigh the options of putting Tate in an uncomfortable situation or risk rejection.  After finding out what has caused his fears, it is easy to see why he worries so much about pushing Tate too fast.  When they go to game night, not only is it one of the best scenes in the book, it also is a wakeup call for Logan and now that he has seen the truth, he has to decide what he is going to do about it. 
Just when you think those two have had enough, a blast from the past shows up and begins to turn things over once again.  The ending was a cliff hanger of sorts, not the kind that you want to throw your kindle across the room, but it does leave you wanting more.  I really love how this author is taking our two men through the process so slowly yet with an abundance of love and challenges.  She is giving us a real inside view of people who face these choices every day and after reading Logan and Tate’s story I am not sure you will ever be able to say love isn’t worth it again. 
I will be looking forward to the next installment of their story; I need to see how they handle the past burden that has now surfaced.   
“That’s your truck?”


“It’s so…”

“So what?” Logan challenged as he pulled his keys from his pocket.


“Excuse me. I’ll have you know I was driving this baby all through college and she still runs like a dream.”

Tate watched as Logan walked over to run his hand over the scratched-up tailgate, and he was amazed that he even made that look sexy. Like he was stroking a lover.

“And it’s a she, huh?”

Now around at the passenger’s side, Logan opened the door and looked at him over the bed of the truck. “Yeah. Jealous?”

Laughing, Tate walked over to where Logan stood with a hand on the door and kissed him slowly on the mouth. 

“I’m jealous of anything you stroke like that.”

“Get in the truck, Tate.”

“Or else?”

Logan stepped forward, crowding him back against the inside frame of the vehicle. “You’re not ready for the or else…”

Ella Frank is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. She writes both contemporary and erotic fiction and is best known for her Exquisite Series, Try and her most recent novel Veiled Innocence.

The minute she began her love affair with reading, she became and avid supporter of the romance genre and has never looked back. 

Ella is Australian born and bred but currently resides in Houston, Texas with her husband.


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