#BlogTour ~ Tate (The Temptation Series - V) by Ella Frank — Excerpt & Review
"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, 2017
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance
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?”
William Tate Morrison.
God, just his name alone made Logan's body undergo an immediate reaction.
TATE AND LOGAN
have been together four-years now and a lot has happened, but probably the most surprising revelation for Logan is the trajectory of his thoughts have taken him somewhere he never thought he would venture.
A life without Tate by his side is unfathomable and thoughts of making that permanent keep him distracted and off-kilter.
Tate is up for the job to keep him focused and on track because, regardless of what Logan may have running through his brain, they are moving forward with their lives together and are taking big steps in the right direction.
Will, Tate's father, plays another huge role in this installment and I fall more in love with him each time. I had tears on more than one occasion as this family unravels their years of hardship and loss.
AS TATE WORKS TO CLOSE
the gaps in his family, Logan begins to open and tear down some of the hard and longstanding erected walls around his own heart about his childhood and you could literally feel the weight of his burden falling.
The taste of Logan had Tate's brain shutting down to everything other than the lips under
his as the two of them fell into something familiar and peaceful in amongst the chaos
book 5, is sexy and full of laugh-out-loud banter, especially mixing in Robbie and Priest, Cole and Rachel, but it also put me through an emotional wringer.
I think—at one point—my heart stopped. I'm sure of it...AND— if anyone was watching me—they probably could have taken some pretty incriminating pictures as I know my face was showing all kinds of FUGLY!
When a book moves you to the level of your heart being lodged in your throat it's hard to write without spoilers and say why that is. Tate and Logan are real, with real hopes and dreams, but also with real fear and reservations. Through their ups and downs together, they always come back to the heart of what's important...each other.
As Ella explores deeper
into the lives and love of these two amazing men, each installment has become more gratifying and fulfilling knowing that whatever trials or tribulations these two face, or will face, they will do so united and cemented in a love so strong that nothing, or no one, can tear them apart.
Another win-win and so looking forward to more of these two amazing guys and their journey because, as this book proves, they are soulmates destined to be together... AND
LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER.
* I was gifted an ARC in exchange for an honest review from the promoter/author *
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Try (Temptation #1)
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Trust (Temptation #3)
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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 www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author
Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.