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?
You know what? I effing loved Try. LOVED IT. So I was hoping against hope that Take would be as good...it was. It was so damned good, y'all. So. Damned. Good. I wish I had time to reread them both right now, because I would..at least one more time. They were both that good. I can't say that I was *surprised* it was good, because there has not been one thing we've ever read by Ella haven't liked...but Try really was a huge game changer from what we'd read from her before...so I guess I was more *curious* how Take was going to take the relationship of Logan and Tate even further than it had went before..Well....mmmhhhmmmmhhhmmm. WOW!
If you haven't read Try you absolutely MUST READ IT FIRST. Then, pick up Take and prepare to block off hours of your life because you will not want to put it down. True story, morning glory.
So why did I love it? So many reasons.
First, it picked up right where Try left off. It felt seamless. The story is still in the beginning part of their romance and all of the struggles that were going to inhabit this relationship...namely, Tate's ex and family and Logan's ability to trust a relationship after douchebag Chris. With these issues at front and center, Tate and Logan had a great many things that they had to work through. ...which leads me to #2. I LOVED how things literally picked up the day after the epic night that ended Try. I like that in a book, and it was much appreciated here. I don't always want to skip oodles of time so that we can backtrack and use that as foreshadowing, so this style was good. Every page was another original scene, or new obstacle for them...and I just could. not. stop. reading!
Second, I loved this novel because with the exception of one major breakdown, Tate and Logan strived to communicate. They were honest with their feelings and struggles and even though it sucked to be vulnerable sometimes, one of them would always step up and put themselves out there. Tate is so ridiculously brave. Just. Whew. That is what stood out to me the most. He made his conviction...and worked so damn hard to go for what he wanted.
A third reason why I loved this novel is that it was so honest. Both Tate and Logan had various issues with how hard being in this relationship would be..even though they BOTH really wanted it. Reading Tate's parts..his curiosity, desire, hurt, love, everything...I felt for him. And I loved him for staying true to himself. For Logan, he also had issues of trust and hurt and love and seeing him try and work through it was incredibly rewarding. He was so vulnerable in places and I appreciated it. Exactly. Tate's honesty, I will say again, is huge...but the big talking, cocky, in your face Logan's vulnerability shines through as well...and made his character even that more engaging.
A fourth reason I loved this novel was learning more about them both. We get to know Tate's family a little more and we get a huge chunk of Logan's past as well. It helped so much to know where they were coming from. I read from an article Ella posted about how the first book was the flash and fire of this new, and different relationship...and the second book would be much more about developing them to see if they can withstand the long haul. *Paraphrased, probably not as accurate as I would like, so sorry* but you get what she said, hopefully. This book was an awesome second book to this trilogy because not only did it take their relationship to new heights that we hadn't seen previously...it brings forth so much more that I don't even know what could possibly happen in the next installment! Gah!
A fifth reason? God, Ella Frank can write. She just grabs a hold of you and takes you on a journey and you hate to see it end (especially the way this one ended). Between being in Tate and Logan's heads to the steamy bits, to seeing the whole crew from the Exquisite series (especially Cole..I'm such a whore for him) was enthralling. (Omigah, girl...I will still fight you for Cole...I was so ridiculously pleased with the amount of time that we saw Cole. Yay, for big bro. I love Cole. And Ella's writing!)
I love the story of Logan + Tate. I love these two men together. I love their story and their feelings and ..well, everything. Thanks so much Ella Frank for continuing their story. I cannot wait to see what happens next. *Squee*
Shelley: 5 stars
Courtney: 5 Stars
Courtney: 5 Stars
Releasing July 8, 2014
“That’s your truck?”
“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.”
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.