Review: Try by Ella Frank

by 11/21/2013 0 comments

Book Synopsis 

Try – verb: to make an attempt or effort to do something or in this case…someone.

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed—after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto—if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try?

And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

Just coming out of a four-year marriage with an ex-wife from hell, a relationship is the last thing on Tate’s mind. He’s starting fresh and trying to get back on his feet with a new job at an upscale bar in downtown Chicago. 

The only problem is, Tate has caught the unwavering and unwelcome attention of Mr. Logan Mitchell – a regular at the bar and a man who always gets what he wants.

Night after night Tate fends off the persistent advances of the undeniably charismatic man, but after an explosive moment in the bar, all bets are off as he finds his body stirring with a different desire than his mind. As arrogance, stubbornness and sexual tension sizzles between the two, it threatens to change the very course of their lives. 

Logan doesn’t do relationships. Tate doesn’t do men. But what would happen if they both just gave in and…tried?

Kindle Edition353 pages
Published November 12th 2013 
by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

My Thoughts

When I heard Ella Frank was writing an m/m romance my heart went all a-flutter. Ella Frank is one of my favourite steamy authors to read, and I had high hopes that Try would be delicious. So I was more than excited to get this read in my greedy little hands. And this was one read I could not put down (save for the necessity of work and sleep) and I am still thinking about this book. 

Logan: We first met Logan in Edible and I thought he was an intriguing there. The sexy, arrogrant brother of Cole, I knew his story would be interesting for sure. And boy oh boy, was I right! Logan is pushy, undeniably sexy, and stubborn. He has no problem letting Tate know he's interested and he doesn't seem to care that Tate is straight, daring him instead to try being with a man. Oh, did I forget to mention Logan is ballsy and says exactly what's on his mind? Because he is, and I loved that about him. He made me laugh out loud at times, and other times I thought my eyes would pop out my head at the things he'd say. But Logan, sadly, is a player. A player who learned to play because he was in essence, played. And he's never really trusted or done relationships since. So he's hardly ready for where the experiment, so to speak, with Tate is going to lead. 

Tate: Friends, I think I have found a new imaginary boyfriend. I adored Tate. Adored. He was unfailingly honest, and I found that damn refreshing. He didn't deny to himself, or to Logan, what he was feeling. It took him by surprise and it took him a bit of time to get used to the idea that he wanted to try with Logan, to see why he had feelings for a man, but once he starts trying, Tate doesn't back from the reality of what is happening. And what's happening is that he likes being with Logan--and not just in bed. He likes Logan. And I loved that when Logan pisses Tate off and disappoints him at times, Tate always lets Logan exactly what's on his mind. His temper is spectacular and so is his stubborn streak (I think Logan more than met his match there) and I just loved how these characteristics combined into one honest, forthright man. And geez, the curls ladies. I could almost feel them in my fingers when Ella talked about the curls. But now I'm gushing. Tate is going to have to do a lot of standing up for himself in the next book, but I know he can deal with the drama because Tate always stands up for himself and for what is right. Hence, my adoration. 

Steam level? Off the charts. And a major part of the plot. But I honestly felt as though each encounter brought them to a new level in their relationship--not just sexually, but emotionally. Tate is a challenge for Logan, and I think challenge and that time they take together pushes Logan to the realization that he needs Tate in his life. And each time they are together, Tate accepts that his entire life is changing and that he wants it to, because he wants to be with Logan. I highly recommend this read--I was completely devastated by it. I would like to thank the author for providing me with a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Favourite Quote

"It's been real since the moment I realized I couldn't stop thinking about you."

5 glittering stars

Jewels E


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