Review: Tease by Ella Frank

Posted May 11, 2017 by Angie in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Tease by Ella FrankTease (Temptation #4) by Ella Frank
five-stars
on January 1st 1970
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Enemies to Lovers, M/M, Romance
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Tease - verb: to tantalize especially by arousing desire or curiosity often without intending to satisfy it....unless your name is Tate Morrison.
It’s been four years since Logan Mitchell walked into Tate’s life and irrevocably changed it. Four years since the sexy as sin lawyer dared him to try, and four years since Tate won his love.
Now, as they approach the next chapter of their lives Logan is determined they won’t end up like many of their friends. Settled. Domestic. Boring. However, that’s easier said than done. With busy careers and working odd hours, finding time for one another is becoming increasingly difficult.
But that sh*t isn’t going to fly with Logan or Tate.
The two of them are determined to compromise to get what it is they want, and what they want is each other.
Tease is the sexy, tantalizing continuation of the two men who stole your heart...and popped your cherry.

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REVIEW

 

Ella may not have been my first introduction to the world of MM but, man did she ever leave an impression.  If you rewind to my reviews on Try, Take and Trust, you’ll know just how hard I fell for these two.  I need to tell you though that MM was NEVER my thing.  I couldn’t even finish watching Brokeback Mountain.  I know, I know, BUT, do not get it twisted.  I’m a 1,000% supporter of the gay, lesbian, transgender and bi-sexual community. I have friends that are gay/lesbian and love them dearly.  I know this genre isn’t for everyone and I’m not here to persuade you.  There are a handful of genres I won’t touch  myself.  No, I’m just a little ol’ blogger and a reader who is professing pure love and support.

What I loved about this comeback of one of my FAVORITE series is that Ella knows how to tell you a love story with all the angst and the complications of a bigoted society.  Yes, it’s a continuation of Logan and Tate’s story but there’s also an underlying message that she nails.  That hate and bigotry is still out there in the 21st century.  We’ve come a long way since the eras of hatred and racism, but looking around me now, we really haven’t and that to me is so incredibly sad.  I just don’t understand why it’s so hard for people to love and accept, no matter one’s station, or who they choose to love.  Who is it hurting you know?  It’s frustrating that people have to hide in this day and age, and I’m not even addressing this community, it’s all around.  This is why I turn to books as an escape from real life.  But Ella has this way of pulling from society’s troubles and throwing a beautiful story in the mix.

Logan.  Tate.  God, I’ve missed these two something fierce.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve re-read Try, Take and Trust just to be with these two. That’s how much I love them.  That’s how much their story moves me.  When I heard the news that Ella was going to continue their story, I was beyond thrilled.  I was also thinking, “How is it going to get even hotter than before?”  “How will she top the other books?”  I’m here to tell you that she SOOOOOOOOOOOO does and they are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much hotter.  Talk about having to fan oneself, Jesus.  Ella also does something in this book that is VERY hard for a lot of people to do and she does it beautifully.  It pulled out emotions in me that I buried DEEP into my soul, so needless to say, this one had me in tears and while it caught me off guard it was refreshing at the same time.  Logan, in those particular chapters of this “lesson,” reminded me so much of my husband.  When it was me/Tate that had trouble moving past something to truly forgive, it was Logan/my husband that pushed me to do that hard thing and forgive.  Even after knowing that he, my husband was the target of this hatred, he pushed gently to let it go and give a second chance.  I looked to my husband to tell me, “Eff these people,” but he didn’t.  Logan, as foul mouthed as he is, has the biggest, most loving heart.  I get Logan on a very personal level.  His defensive walls are up so damn high because he’s only trying to protect himself.  That foul mouthed, tell it like it is lawyer may be part of his personality but the softer side is one he hides so that no one hurts him.  I see you Ella/Logan.  I see you.

If you’re willing to TRY….see what I did there?….a different genre and dip your toes into the water that is MM, then I think Ella is the place to start. For me, Ella is the Queen of MM and an automatic one clicker for me. If you’ve read the others and just wanted to know that this was worth it?  Let me assure you that you will not be disappointed.

 

 

Excerpt:

“Hello, counselor. How’d the big case go today?”

Tate had been eyeing the clock all afternoon waiting to hear the outcome of the Berivax trial, and while he was happy it was finally going to be over, he also hoped all of Logan’s hard work had paid off.

“When was the last time we had sex?” Logan’s question was so blunt and unexpected it had Tate stumbling over his response for a second, and when he didn’t answer, Logan continued, “You don’t know, do you?”

The side of Tate’s mouth twitched at Logan’s disgusted tone. “Well, to be fair, you caught me off guard. I had to think for a minute.”

“And now that you’ve had time to think?”

“Umm…”

“Oh my God. You can’t remember,” Logan said, and Tate couldn’t stop his laugh then. “That’s fucking shameful.”

“We’ve just been—”

“Don’t say it—”

“—busy.” Tate headed over to the door that separated the bar from the tiny foyer and stairwell that went up to their loft, shut it behind himself, and took a seat on one of the steps. “Well, we have been. This case of yours has taken up most of your time, and with the bar hours we just got…busy.”

“Yeah? Well, that shit needs to stop. Right now.”

Tate leaned his shoulder against the wall and shut his eyes, picturing Logan with his jet-black hair, those piercing blue eyes, and that full, sensual mouth. Tate had barely had time to say goodbye to him this morning, and no matter how much he was laughing it off, Logan was right—this not seeing one another was bullshit. They needed to sit down and work something out, now that Logan’s schedule would be returning to something more manageable.

“Agreed,” Tate said. “Something needs to change.”

“Good. How about we discuss it at dinner?”

Tate winced. “I’m here until one.”

“Can’t you beg Amelia to stay and come meet me?” Logan asked, and if he hadn’t sounded quite so desperate, Tate might not have caved.

“Depends.”

“On?”

“What am I going to get if I come to you?”

Logan’s voice lowered to a tone that never failed to make Tate hard. “Me. All night. And maybe again in the morning. I’m in a giving kind of mood.”

Tate swallowed and stretched his legs out in front of himself, suddenly needing a little more room in his jeans. “All night, huh? It’s been a while since that happened.”

“It has. So come find me and I’ll rectify that little issue you’re having with remembering our weekend away at the cabin. That was the last time my cock was inside you.”

“Jesus, Logan.” Tate pressed a palm to his erection, recalling the weekend trip they’d made around three weeks ago. Or maybe it was four. Shit, okay. They did need to work something out if he was having trouble remembering that. “Let me get things settled here and I’ll be at your office in”—he checked his watch—“an hour? Hour and a half?”

“Perfect,” Logan said. “I’ll be waiting.”

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About Ella Frank

Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, A Desperate Man. 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.

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