Review: Tate by Ella Frank

Posted September 14, 2017 by Angie in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Tate by Ella FrankTate (Temptation #5) by Ella Frank
on September 13, 2017
Pages: 274
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William Tate Morrison – The man who came into my life and turned my entire world—and me—on its ass.
Logan Mitchell has always been a man with a plan. One for work. One for his relationship. And one for his life. Which is exactly the way he liked it—until recently. Now with words like marriage and weddings floating around his head, Logan’s plans have suddenly changed course, and where they want him to go has him feeling somewhat distracted.
Tate Morrison knows Logan better than anybody else—or so he thinks. So when his lawyer is finding it hard to sleep at night, he chalks it up to the craziness that has recently descended on their lives. Never in a million years would he guess what’s really on Logan’s mind.
Tate is the fifth book in the Temptation Series, and the next chapter in the lives of the two men we have all come to know and love..


You know that feeling that you get when you find out that your favorite movie is getting a sequel?  Or better yet, your favorite book is getting THREE more books?!?!?!?  Take that feeling and multiply it by 500 million….THAT’S how excited I was when I found out that Ella was going to continue Logan and Tate’s story. I was sitting when I found out thankfully, but I also almost fell off my damn chair when the news broke.  I was following updates on social media and then it hit me, all the what if’s and I hated that feeling because Try, Take and Trust were THAT amazing.  I hated that little shred of doubt in my mind because it’s Ella Freaking Frank.  To me, she is the queen of this genre.  She knows how to play every aspect of human emotion…..NAILS. IT.  I thought to myself, how can she possibly top what she did with the first three books?  No way she can top what she did there because I’m telling you….EPIC.  I’m using shouty capitals everywhere with this one because she made me not only fall in love with them all over again, but she made me want to start from the beginning of their story and that’s exactly what I’ll be doing this weekend.  Ella knows how to story and she knows how to do it well.

I even took my boys to the gym with me.  I was grinning like an idiot on the elliptical machine.  Every one that passed by or caught my smile or giggle was probably like, “The hell is she doing?  Is she reading?  I wonder what she’s reading?” *EVIL GRIN*  My thought was, “YOU HAVE NO IDEA.”  This one had me laughing out loud at moments and gasping the next.  It was a roller coaster of a ride with all of these books and I’m more than satisfied that these follow up’s are doing exactly the same.

I know that I mentioned this with earlier reviews of the first three books, but I need to voice it again.  This genre, MM, gay, bisexual, etc was not my cup of tea. Don’t get me wrong here, I have friends in the LGBT community and I’m fiercely protective of them and their rights but for some reason I couldn’t watch Brokeback Mountain and that bothered me.  When my friends/blogging partners suggested these, I said no thank you right away because, again, I was just uncomfortable in the fact that reading about it would have the same effect on me.  I honestly don’t know why it bothered me, it just did.  It’s love any way you slice it, I get that but still, I couldn’t do it and honestly didn’t want to.  I am SO glad that they persuaded me to TRY…..see what I did there?  Hee hee….*snickers.* Without getting into the debate of this genre and lifestyle choice, as I said, it’s LOVE any way you slice it and I LOVE Ella’s message about it.  Yes, it’s a love story, fiction, but it’s pulled from things, real emotions and struggles that people go through every single day, especially with this genre.   Ella executes every aspect of it perfectly and the transitions in the book are smooth and seamless.  Basically perfection.

If you’re new to this genre as I was and are open minded to it, I highly recommend you give these a shot.  I understand that it isn’t for everyone though and that’s perfectly fine, but if there’s even a little bit of curiosity there as there was for me, then I promise you that you will not be disappointed.  As Logan once said to Tate……”Try.”

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When Logan came to a stop in the doorway, he spotted Tate seated cross-legged on the floor in amongst piles of books, DVDs, and paperwork in various files and binders. There was stuff everywhere, and when Tate looked over his shoulder at Logan, he couldn’t stop himself from smiling at the picture he made.

Tate was wearing grey sweats and a faded green t-shirt with some band he’d seen years ago printed on it. But that wasn’t what had Logan crossing to him, wanting a kiss. No, that’d be all those damn curls. They were sticking out all over the place and framing his face as Tate aimed that charming grin of his up at Logan.

Logan bent down and pressed a kiss to those curved lips, and Tate hummed and gladly returned it. “Looks like you’ve made some progress,” Logan said.

Tate looked around and nodded. “Yeah, a bit. God, that smells amazing.”

“Here.” Logan handed him the box. “No point in moving. I’ll grab some paper towels and drinks. What do you want?”

Tate put the pizza box down in front of him. “A water.”

Logan shook his head and then headed out to the kitchen, calling over his shoulder, “I’ll never understand how you drink water with your pizza. That’s just wrong.”

“I’ve always had water with it. Habit, I guess. Oh, hey? Are you still okay with going to Jill’s this weekend?”

Logan grabbed the paper towels, a Coke and water from the fridge, and then walked back into the study, tossing the bottled water. “Yeah, of course. I assume you decided it would be a good idea?”

“I don’t know that I’d go that far. But I want to see my nephews, and I’d really like you to meet them and my friends.”

Logan tried to keep his face neutral as Tate’s words went straight to his heart. But damn, not only was he proud of Tate, he felt incredibly loved by him in that moment. “Then we should go.”

Tate flipped open the pizza box and scooted over to make room for him, and as Logan took up the vacated spot, he let his eyes wander around the disaster zone and cleared his throat. “This room is a mess.”

Tate tore off a paper towel and then picked up a slice of the deep-dish pepperoni they’d decided on. “I’m thinking it’ll probably take us the longest. Who knew we had so much junk in here?”

Logan reached for a DVD set sitting on the top of the pile and screwed his nose up. “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe? Really? I think we need a trash pile. Have you started one of those?”

“Hey,” Tate said around a bite of his pizza. “Don’t even think about it. I grew up watching that.”

“The important part of that sentence is you grew up.” Logan flipped the DVD over in his hand, read the back of the box, and then raised a questioning eyebrow. “This might actually explain a few things about you.”

“Really?” Tate rolled his eyes. “Then it must also explain a few things about the majority of young boys in the eighties. That was a popular show. You aren’t throwing it out; it’s nostalgic. Plus, you never know, if you sat down and watched an episode with me, you just might like it.”

“Highly doubtful.” Logan put the box down and reached for a slice of pizza.

“Okay. Okay. I know you were more into books than TV,” Tate said, as his eyes went to the mountains of literature stacked in piles against the far wall. “What was something you read as a boy? Is it in one of those piles?”

Logan swallowed his mouthful of food and looked over at the books while Tate kept on talking.

“I mean, there are some pretty old-looking ones mixed in there with the autobiographies, textbooks, and National Geographics.”

Logan looked back to Tate and narrowed his eyes. “Pretty old ones? What am I, sixty?”

Tate unscrewed his water and took a long gulp, draining half of it, then put the lid back on and set it down. “Nope. About to turn thirty-eight, last time I checked.”

“How about you stop checking?”


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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 and on Facebook at
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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