Monday, May 11, 2015

REVIEW & BLOG TOUR: Trust (Temptation #3) by Ella Frank **GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT**

TRUST – verb: to believe in the reliability, truth, or strength of another.

Up until now, Logan Mitchell has never had much of a reason to trust anyone.
Having struggled with a self-identity crisis throughout college, he’s spent the years since then creating a sophisticated facade to present to the world.
It’s an armor he thought was impenetrable—until he met Tate Morrison.
The gorgeous, headstrong bartender he’d sat across from only months ago has taken a tight hold of his heart, and Logan is discovering that it’s time to let go. 
It’s time to let someone inside.

After years of placing his dreams on hold for his family, Tate has finally chosen to do what makes him happy and follow his heart. 
The one thing he never would’ve imagined was that it would lead him into the arms of a man—and not just any man—the striking, never-takes-no-for-an-answer Logan Mitchell.
Tate has fallen hard, and as his world is turned on its axis and they move forward together, he finds his life becoming more entwined with the confident, successful lawyer.

Even though neither man expected the other, it’s time to trust in their relationship—but not everything comes so easily…

“What’s wrong with my hair? Are you saying I need to cut it?”

“No, I’m fucking not,” Logan said as he fingered the curls by Tate’s ear. “And you know it.”

“What would you do if I did shave my head?”

“Kill you? And likely get away with it since I have connections to a very reputable law firm.”

Tate chuckled and shoved Logan until he was on his back beside him. “Be serious.”

Logan turned his head on the pillow and ran his eyes over Tate’s full head of hair. 

Then he returned his gaze to the eyes watching him. “I would quite possibly cry. For days.”

“Over my hair? It does grow back, you know.”

“Yeah, but not for months,” he grumbled. “Can you please stop talking so calmly about this? You’re making me nervous.”

Tate shifted until his long, lean body was stretched out above him, and Logan widened his legs to allow him to settle in between.

“Don’t worry,” Tate assured him as he lowered his head to kiss the corner of his mouth. He then moved those teasing lips to Logan’s ear and whispered, “I like your hands in it too much to cut it off.”

Logan threaded his fingers through the thick waves and asked, “Like this?”

With a groan, Tate rocked his hips against him, and Logan twisted his fingers tighter. 

“Exactly like that.”

“Good,” he said as he wound his legs around Tate’s. “Because this way, I can have a tight hold on you when you’re trying to distract me. I’m onto you, Mr. Morrison. Don’t try to use your body against me.”

He almost lost his willpower when Tate, the cocky fucker, placed his hands on either side of his head and rubbed their erections together.

“You don’t want me to use my body on you?”

“Fuck you,” Logan said, knowing full well that, if he didn’t change the subject or get Tate the hell off him, he was going to roll him over and cease talking altogether. 

Usually he’d love nothing more, but right now, he wanted to know why Tate had reacted so strongly to his question from last night—well, early morning. 

“We need to talk.”

4.5 Final Endings Stars

First off I never expected to fall in love with this series as much as I did. That's not saying I don't love Ella's books because Yessss I do, she's one of my go to authors. I suppose for me in the first instalment it was an Insta lust read and therefore they crept up on me gradually. Except after reading Take and now Trust I can honestly say that these boys are my favourite M/M romance EVER and I love these boys HARD!!!

I don't want to ruin this book for you so I'm keeping the plot and storyline secret so I'm just going to explain my thoughts and feelings with you.

I devoured this read any spare moment I had free I read it and any time I couldn't read I was thinking about this delicious couple and the LOVE they share towards each other. Back in Try it was such a sex driven fun and erotic read that had me seeking my husband at any given moment, except what blew me away in Take was the emotional moments and strength both these men had. So here in Trust I loved it so much I think because of the character growth I have fell in love with them Individually and together as a couple and that had me hooked from page one here in Trust.

Logan, Logan, dare I say that he's my favourite? You see he comes across as a cocky dominant and a self centred man, a man that knew what he wanted and he wanted Tate so he got him. Except underneath he is vulnerable and just wanted to be loved and savoured by the one person he was falling for. Tate is all he wants, he may love his brother and sister in Law but he's very much in-love with Tate and he just wants his approval, he seeks Tate's Trust in him above all. Except in this last instalment Logan's vulnerability shined through for me in certain plot developments that pushed Logan's boundaries and made him stand up and fight for his other half or at least be patient for him. In return can Tate Trust Logan to give him what he wants can Tate let go of his worries and then just be there and love his partner and be in love with the one person who was just meant to be a TRY.

What I love about this couple is that Logan just wanted Tate to try him and yet here in Trust there growth has become stability in each other, they're meant for one another and truly their love for one another shines though the pages and the words to me were flawless and beautiful. Their relationship wasn't to me essentially about two men but more so about two people who are just meant to be together because you can't help who you fall in love with can you?.

This development was an emotional story and the development of the characters were forefront above the sex so because of that the sex scenes were raw, intense and primal therefore I connected to them both MORE because of the development of the emotional side to their LOVE STORY.

Lets talk a little about the man that at the beginning was STRAIGHT. He to me was a much stronger character in the epic finale and I was egging him to take the lead and become the stronger man I felt he did just that.

As their eyes met, Tate told him, "Just so we're clear, this is me making you bend to my will," and then he surged forward with one deep thrust.

"Deep, Tate. Get in deep. I want to feel it tomorrow."

"I'll never see you that was again. Because before this, I didn't know you were essential for me to feel alive."

"Your body was made to be against mine."
Do I need to go on??? I just felt like these two were a match made in heaven no disregard that they were a gay couple and together they completed each other.

Ella has a way that grabs hold of your every being, I felt like I wasn't intruding in on them but living breathing and loving their relationship right alongside them. What I love about Ella Franks writing is how natural and real she is to the characters and who they are, and that's exactly what she did with Logan and Tate she was true to their relationship and to them as individuals. They were one of the most sensual loving and beautiful couples I have EVER read period, I will FOREVER remember them and think of them for a time to come time and ultimately they're my favourite M/M reads. I highly recommend it to everyone who loves Romance because this was a romance/erotic read that grew on me with each instalment.

The only issue I had in this one and that is the sole reason I have dropped a half star but its only a half was because there is a certain character that I got slightly confused about and didn't understand why that person was involved in this book in the first place. (This is just my opinion).

Overall if you want an emotional story that will grip you, where you will fall in love with Logan & Tate and fall for them as people, enjoy a sensual couple with drop your panties NOW scenes then this is most definitely your next read.

ARC generously gifted via the author in exchange for an honest review

Ella Frank is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. She writes both contemporary and erotic fiction and is best known for her Exquisite and Temptation Series.

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 Hillsboro, Portland with her husband.

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