Wednesday, September 13, 2017

REVIEW: Tate by Ella Frank

"The Temptation Series by Ella Frank was proof that if we open our minds and our hearts to love without boundaries, the result is nothing less than extraordinary."
-- Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Tate, the sexy new installment in The Temptation Series by Ella Frank is available NOW!!!

Tate (Temptation #5) by Ella Frank
Publishing Date: September 12th, 2017Genre: Contemporary MM Romance


Shel: Court and I have been Ella Frank fans since way back in the EXQUISITE days so when we see a book that is connected to that series and has the capacity to branch into something new (I'm looking at you Robbie and Priest) comes out, we can't help but get excited to read it. We've been enamored with this series; Logan and Tate's love story is one that we've swooned and laughed and just felt so much with and if you read the most recent book, Tease, you knew their story wasn't over yet. Court: YES! We fell in love with Ella and devoured every book she had out at the time (and over-tweeted her, I think) and just really set in stone that we had to read every book she writes forever. And I think we've pretty much hit that nail on the head just about! This series is no different, and getting back in this world is never a bad thing (even though I'll admit I was nervous there was more to come just because of the unknown of where things would go!)

Shel: We promised not to give anything away in this review  but we can tell you that you'll definitely enjoy the continuation of their story and the ending will have you excited for what's to come. Court: Absolutely. Logan and Tate have a unconventional way they got together, but the more we see them grow in their life together the more we want books with them in it! I think we can both agree that Ella is delivering 1000% on that. 

Shel: Logan and Tate, in Tate, felt more real than romance.  We got to see a little more of their daily grind, their worries and challenges, and their love. We got to see a love that many of us experience--that show of daily love that isn't always a roller coaster (though those moments most definitely appear here)--and I liked this different look at their more 'settled' love. Of course Ella Frank isn't going to take it too easy on us, there was definitely a section where I had some strong will you, I'm sure. And where Logan and Tate are there are heated looks and flaming hot scenes, yet another reason to love these boys and their creator (that one scene! You'll know when you get to it). All in all, Tate delivered a very satisfying continuation of their love story and I'm interested in how this all ends for them. Court: Exactly. I couldn't have said it more perfect, Shel. I was really, really nervous about what would happen. Really! Ella Frank's writing is amazing, and I appreciate that her stories are always rock solid in editing, a plot thicker than gravy and characters that are fully developed that we can love and learn from. Their journey becomes our journey with Ella at the keyboard, and I think you'll really enjoy this one (though, we do highly recommend you check out the previous installments in their life while you're at it!) 

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.


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 USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. 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. EFLogo.jpg 

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