ELLA FRANK BROOKE BLAINE
Release Date: July 11th
Genre: Contemporary Romance M/M
Ace Locke is Hollywood’s hottest action hero. Women across the globe fling their panties in his direction, but Ace isn’t interested in those—he’s more of a boxer briefs kind of guy. Specifically, those of the nearly naked male model on a billboard he drives past every day.
Though he recently made headlines for his public coming out, Ace is wary about pursuing a relationship, fearing what the court of public opinion will do to his career. But there’s something in the model’s expression that intrigues him and has him wondering what if?
Dylan Prescott just scored his biggest modeling campaign yet. One that has him plastered all over L.A. in not much more than what he was born with. And when he’s cast in Ace’s latest blockbuster, it puts him in close proximity to his ultimate fantasy.
Outwardly confident, Dylan has no problem with his sexuality or his pretty-boy looks, and uses both to his advantage to get what he wants. And what he wants is the impossible—Ace Locke.
From Ella Frank’s Sunset Cove series and Brooke Blaine’s L.A. Liaisons series comes a scorchingly hot novel that blends humor, passion, and romance.
What happens when these two worlds collide?
“WAS THIS YOUR plan?” he asked, his voice low and husky. “Invite me over…get me in your bedroom…”
My racing heart could’ve answered that question for him it was beating so hard, and I almost wished it would, since being this close had every thought fleeing my brain. Especially when he leaned in like he was going to whisper in my ear, his words a silky breath across my chin.
“What happens next?” Dylan fingered the buckle of my belt, and I immediately reached down to still his hand.
“Hang on a second,” I said, and could feel my chest tightening at what he was implying. Jesus, I wanted this so bad, wanted him so bad, yet at the same time I was utterly terrified.
“No,” Dylan said, removing his hand from mine. I caught my breath as he slid his finger over the buckle once again. “Not this time. You have a nasty habit of starting things and never quite finishing them, Ace Locke.”
His teasing tone made me want to kiss the smirk off his face, but I was caught between all the things I wanted to do and everything I’d always held myself back from.
“Kind of like yesterday in your car. You corner me somewhere and then seem to think better of it.” As Dylan angled his head to the side, he slipped his fingers behind the buckle and took a step backward. “Why is that?”
His fingers had frozen in place, and I knew if I wanted anything else beyond this to happen, I needed to say something—and fast. So I said the first thing that came to mind: “Because you make me fucking forget myself.”
Clearly that answer was more than okay by the man whose fingers had now tightened around the top off my pants, because Dylan continued moving backward, this time drawing me with him until his back was against my bedroom wall and I was crowding him in.
“And this is a bad thing?” he asked, and even in the darkness of the room I knew his eyes were on mine.
“No…” I said, and took in a shaky breath before admitting, “It’s a dangerous thing.”
“So this”—Dylan pulled the end of my belt from its loop—“would be too dangerous.”
I cursed under my breath as he tugged my hips closer, and his other hand went to the side of my neck. His thumb grazed my lower lip, and instantly it took me back to the first time I’d seen him, seen that same thumb brushing against his lip, and I let out a soft moan.
“Just a taste,” he whispered, his head angling toward mine. “That wouldn’t be too dangerous. Right?” He didn’t wait for me to respond before his mouth skimmed the line of my jaw. As I held my breath, he planted light, feathery kisses down my neck, and I had to put a hand on the wall to steady myself.
“I think it’d be very fucking dangerous,” I said, but I didn’t move away. No way in hell was I going anywhere, no matter how many red flags were waving, telling me I was going too far. I wanted this, wanted him, and only the devil himself could drag me away.
Dylan’s lips left my neck and he leaned back to look me in the eye. “So stop me.”
I shook my head. “No.”
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I don’t even know what to say about Aced by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine. It was delicious, passionate, witty, sweet, romantic, panty-melting, HOT… it was one of those books that you don’t want to read in public and can’t put down until there are no more pages left to swipe.
We have sexy Hollywood action hero Ace. He comes off as confident, cocky – he can walk into a room and own it. Everyone wants him, but he just came out so his eyes are set on the men And really there’s one man he can’t stop thinking about, dreaming, about, stopping traffic to just stare at… See there is a big ol’ billboard along Hollywood Blvd that has a scrumptious looking man in his Calvin Klein undies. Everything about it, the body the look in his eyes has set Ace on fire. Too bad he doesn’t know who he is!
Dylan is new to Hollywood. Coming off a huge modeling campaign he has landed a role in a movie. And get this the star is Ace – Dylan’s dream man! Dylan is completely comfortable in his own skin, has no filter and he goes after what he wants.
Watching the sparks fly between these two was something else. Their chemistry had me hot and bothered before anything even happened. And there were scenes that just… well they should have set my kindle on fire with how HOT they were. But it is not all passion and sex here (though don’t get me wrong I can’t wait to read more of that!) There is a sweet story about two people building a relationship together. Learning to trust. Finding their groove. The banter and humor in this book had me with aching cheeks from the smiles on my face. And OMG Dylan’s family!!! I want MORE! They were HILARIOUS!!!
I loved how the authors painted the characters. While Ace is cocky and confident he has a real vulnerable side once you get to know him. And Dylan had to draw him out in their relationship. Frankly it made him that much sexier. And Dylan for all that he is comfortable in himself, isn’t used to the grand romantic gestures that Ace makes and his unbridled excitement for everything that happens is just infectious.
The end does leave you hanging a bit. We leave Ace and Dylan happy together and committed but a HUGE obstacle was just tossed in their face. If you read me you know cliffys don’t bother me, and in this case I welcomed it. I. Want. More. Ace & Dylan! So if this means we get a whole other book with them – BRING IT ON! And really it will be here next month – so just enough time to cool off from reading this one 😉
I most definitely recomend this book. If you like m/m romances that are hot and heavy with a side of sweet and witty then look no further!
I received a complimentary copy of Aced in exchange for my honest review.
About the Authors:
Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. 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.
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You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.
Brooke enjoys writing sassy contemporary romance, whether in the form of comedy, suspense, or erotica. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.
If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.
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