ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review
☆☆☆☆☆ 6 I love Logan & Tate Stars ☆☆☆☆☆
Reviewed by: Michelle
Ella Frank is one of those authors for me that is an automatically must read and one-click. What can I say but I love all of Ella Frank’s book. The Temptation series was my first introduction to M/M erotic romance books and I LOVED IT!!! When I first read Try, I devoured it in one sitting and couldn’t wait for the follow-up TAKE. I’m not even sure I can articulate my LOVE for TAKE. TAKE by Ella Frank was absolutely Beautiful. This book was perfection for me.
Ella Frank will suck you in how eloquent and beautiful she delivers this moving and touching storyline. You will not want to put this book down. My love for Logan and Tate is endless. Hands down TAKE has earned a spot on my top favorites of 2014. TAKE was more than about M/M romance. Ms. Frank took TAKE to a whole new level. She allowed readers to see what real love is about. It is not always perfect. It isn’t a fairytale and it doesn’t always come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go. And for Logan and Tate they showed us that you can’t help who you fall in love with. Their love was consuming, moving, touching, beautiful, sexy, raw, and pure.
Logan Mitchell, the dirty mouth lawyer who doesn’t do relationship finally found his match in Tate Morrison. Continuing off Try, Logan and Tate continues their journey as a couple in Take. Tate already tried what Logan has to offer. But now will Logan and Tate take the chance to see where this new relationship and connection takes them?
In life, its about taking chances and trying. For Tate, he took that chance and tried this new sexual relationship with Logan. Once he tried, he couldn’t explain his feelings and connection to Logan. It was something that he had never felt or experienced before. It awakened something inside him and for him, it was scary and thrilling at the same time. For Logan, Tate was like a bulldozer. He tore down the walls guarding Logan’s heart. For years, Logan was all about taking and non-commitments. But when Tate entered his life, he didn’t want him to leave. Tate stole and captured his heart. Together Tate and Logan discovered that this relationship was the kind of love that you want to shout on the mountain top. It was a love so pure, heartfelt and raw.
What I truly love about this book was the passion and vulnerability of Logan and Tate. Ms. Frank shows us that the love of Logan and Tate is no different than those of a straight or interracial couple. LOVE IS LOVE. Every relationship goes through hardship, challenges, and difficulties but true love overcomes. Tate and Logan’s love is a testament that love knows no bounds. It is the kind of relationship where you are captured on how true and faithful they are to each other. Logan and Tate stole my heart especially Logan. I love the passion, raw emotions, sexiness, and vulnerability of Logan Mitchell. Behind his eyes, is a man looking for love and he found that in William Tate Morrison.
They say the eyes are useless when the mind is blind and so Ms. Frank will open our eyes in this second installment. Nothing is black and white. Love is not perfect. The truth hurts. And behind Logan and Tate’s eyes is a story to be told of love and acceptance.
Thank you Ms. Frank for bringing Logan and Tate into my life. <3
ARC generously provided by the author for an honest review
Reviewed by: Mara
“A promise -- I’m yours. If you want to be mine.”
Ah, these two dudes are my first and (so far) only loves in the M/M romance genre. I remember going through all the Exquisite books, loving them all, and then seeing that Ella Frank will be releasing a new novel. Then I saw it was full M/M and from the few M/M bits that I’ve read from other authors, I felt hesitant. But then it was Ella Frank and I just finished and loved her series and I’m always one to try something at least once, so I thought: “Why the hell not? Right?”. It’s with no regrets that I’ll say, I am absolutely glad I gave it a TRY. Now, I can’t TAKE enough.
Take starts off from where Try ended… in bed. Now, in the second chapter of Logan and Tate’s story, they are faced with conflicts and confrontations and realizations and acceptance. Their relationship didn’t start off as something serious -- for Logan, it was more about the attraction and challenge; and for Tate, it was about trying and giving in to something he wasn’t sure of about himself. But what happens after they tried? They took. They took what each of them has to offer and give to the other and it was freaking amazing!
“You might have done the chasing in the beginning, but Logan…”
“I’ve never been happier than when you caught me.”
It’s amazing to read how each of these guys handled their personal struggles. Logan being a not-into-relationships kind of guy. Tate being raised as a strict Catholic and who have parents that are extremely straight-laced. Logan and Tate, amidst their issues, are actually adorable and super combustible as a couple! And I say combustible, as in my Kindle felt hot to the touch from all the sexiness that is in this book!
What is even more wonderful about Take (aside from all the uber hot sex, of course) is that the author wrote realistic conflicts in the story. They are not all hearts and butterflies and Logan and Tate’s, especially Tate’s, problems are something I can easily imagine to be true to life.
Being in the middle of divorce from his vindictive wife and hoping for his parents understanding about his sudden “switching of teams” but ending up being disowned by his parents, these are what Tate is facing. Tough. I can only imagine how he must be feeling and the way he handled things is so admirable, I was relieved that his reaction to his problems isn’t to add more drama into the story. He seemed vulnerable but when faced head to head with his family and ex-wife, I can say he was a strong man who stands by his belief. The part he stood up for not just himself but for Logan, is one of my favorite Tate scenes. He may appear as a “softy” but he’s a real tough guy.
“Yes, I love him. Recklessly and without caution. He was all in, and he wanted Tate more than his next breath.”
Logan, Logan, Logan. I want to crawl up this guy’s body. Sexy, confident, dirty-mouthed, and oh… insecure? We all know from Try that Logan is a really persuasive guy. He can charm his way through anything. But in Take, I get to see a slightly different side of him. He’s easily jealous and a tad bit insecure about Tate’s feelings for him. And Ella didn’t leave us wondering why. Logan’s relationship insecurities stemmed from his first “secret” relationship which was abusive to say the least. Logan having flashbacks on those parts of his life makes me want to sucker punch that Chris dude. Such a jerk that one. So, being in an emotionally abusive relationship where he was kept like a dirty little secret, somehow made a heavy impact on Logan’s view on future relationships. That is until Tate.
Once the sexual hunger has been embraced in Try, it was sizzling and addictive moving forward to Take. Logan and Tate are such sexual creatures, I wonder how my Kindle didn’t light fire. I think I’m being all fangirl on these two. But really, all those witty, charming banters and sexy sexy times are hard to resist!
Maybe it’s because they’re both strong and confident men or maybe it’s just how the author wants these two characters to be, but it is incredibly refreshing to read a love story where the drama is not between the two H/H but from external sources and that they they can talk their problems out and stay true to the definition of being partners in every sense of the word and standing by each other’s side. I want to clap for them and cheer them on while they fight off every cruel and judgemental people in their way. It goes a really long way for me that they have each other’s backs and even though sometimes their defenses get cracked and a bit of doubt gets in, they face it together.
I would like to say thank you again to Ms. Ella Frank for giving me an advanced copy of Logan and Tate. She knows how much I love her books and letting me have an early dose of Logan and Tate pretty much just made my month! If only I can send you a truckload of caramels right now!
Stars: 5 stars! Recommended to: M/M fans. And anyone who’s looking to pop their M/M cherry. Tate and Logan will do you wonders!
POV: Third person. Dual POV.
Cliffhanger: Not really. Just a bit to keep me looking forward to book 3.