Friday, September 15, 2017

Blog Tour: TATE (Temptations Series #5) by Ella Frank (Review)

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Temptations Series, Book 5
RELEASE DATE: 09.12.17
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Cover Designer: Shanoff Formats 
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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.


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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?” 

4.5 Stars!

Tate is book 5 in The Temptation Series by Ella Frank and it absolutely can't be read as a standalone and really, why would you want to do that? The series is fantastic and if you haven't picked it up, you need to start with Try and fall in love with Logan and Tate ASAP.

Logan is and has been my favorite since the start of the series and learning more about him and seeing how vulnerable he is regarding Tate is a thing of beauty (and kind of heartbreaking, too). I love Tate, but there were moments in which I wanted to slap him silly. I do understand his motives for acting like he did, but I found it hard to relate to him in certain scenes. I do love them together and I get that what happened was realistic and will ultimately make them stronger as a couple, but it didn't make it hurt any less.

This book was almost as emotionally charged as Trust (book 3), there was definitely more drama than on the previous book and there was a point where my heart literally broke. I swear if my co-blogger hadn't been around to (virtually) hold my hand while reading, I don't know what I'd do. I awww'd, I laughed, I cried, I ranted, I ended up with a horrible headache and puffy eyes it's taken me days to get over from, which is a testament to how invested I am in Logan and Tate's love story.

All in all, Ella Frank did a fantastic job with this book, perhaps TATE wasn't my favorite of the series, but it's still a heart-wrenching, riveting read that I definitely recommend.

*** Copy provided to the reviewer by the author for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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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, A Desperate Man. 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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 Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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