Series: Temptation #2
Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: July 8th, 2014
Genres: M/M Romance
Also in this series: Try
Also by this author: Blind Obsession, Try, Veiled Innocence
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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?
“I can’t wait to give your mouth a reason to be so fucking dirty.”
When I read Try last year I became a victim to what I now refer to as the syndrome known as Togan. What is Togan you ask? Togan attacks the Circulatory, Nervous, Endocrine and Reproductive system….all at once. Symptoms include: butterflies, chills, heart palpitations, anxiety, euphoria, and damp panties.
“Get in the car and unzip your jeans. I’m fucking hungry.”
More cowbell Re-reading Try and Take on a weekly basis, live vicariously through your friends Grindr account, or convincing your partner to be willing to try (see what I did there?) some Togan role play 😉
In all seriousness, Tate and Logan were my firsts when it came to the M/M genre and they hold a special place in my heart.
“Tate couldn’t seem to split the word yes past the lump in his throat. If it had been the easiest word to say last night, then it was pure irony, because it was the hardest fucking word to utter this morning.”
Ella Frank really pulls out the stops when it comes to the amount of *feels* experienced in the second book of the Temptation series. With so many trilogies experiencing the dreaded “Sophomore Slump” I was just as anxious to read Take as I was excited, especially when Try was so damn special. But somehow she managed to still create such a profound sense of longing, sensuality and intimacy when it comes to my two favorite boys. If I wasn’t feeling like a cat in heat, I was experiencing tears. Oh, the tears.
“…love was not something that was simply there because you were born of the same blood, and it should never come with a fucking disclaimer.”
Take lives up to its’ successors footsteps. It’s provocative, heart-wrenching, thrilling and touching. I am deliriously happy to be on the journey with Tate and Logan so far, and cannot see where the next book takes them.
“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…”
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