May 24, 2016

DEVIL'S KISS by Ella Frank • BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

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Title: Devil's Kiss (Sunset Cove Series #2)
Author: Ella Frank
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: MAY 24, 2016

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Blurb

What do you do when the one you least expect to matter… Ends up mattering the most? Derek Pearson likes to think he’s an easygoing guy. Uncomplicated, upfront, and unapologetic with what he wants. His what you see is what you get attitude is on prominent display for anyone who cares to look, and his foul mouth is right there to back it up should you miss the point. However, what you see isn’t always what you get, and only a select few have ever glimpsed the real man under the brash exterior. Among them? Professor Jordan Devaney. Complicated, high-maintenance, and vibrant, he’s Derek’s opposite in every way. From the moment they saw each other, a love-hate relationship began. But what happens when one person wants more?  






Review by: Gina 

This is the second book in the Sunset Cove series and it was AMAZING!!! This is about a relationship that spans over ten years. From the instant they saw each other there was a connection but with Jordan being Derick's professor it made any sort of relationship between the two a little difficult. Through out the years they were always drawn back to each other. There was a constant up and down, push and pull that they just couldn't get over until finally they both realized they needed each other. 

I really liked that this book started out in the past and moved towards the present. It make the story really easy to follow. I love the characters. They were sort of an opposites attract kind of story. Jordan was this confident, cocky, flamboyant man while Derick was more the big, brooding, bad boy. But together they worked! While this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading the first book, then this book. The four characters, in the two books, make appearances in both because the story lines do cross over with each other. Overall, just a fantastic book! 

5 Stars 



Review by: Kim 

Holy Shite! 
This book is Amazing!
When I first met Jordan Devaney I thought he was going to be one of those flamboyant sissy types. Well he is just a smidge over-the-top with the way he dresses, but I gotta say his Alpha was very sexy. And he's so happy and full of life that there wasn't any way to keep from falling in love with him.
Didn't expect that.
And Derek, well he just plain 'ole broke my heart a little. I wanted to hug him and tell him it was all gonna be okay. Jordan did an excellent job with that. BTW.
Together Derek and Jordan are hot- hot -hot, but they also have very real struggles as life and circumstances force both men to take good looks at themselves and each other. 
Derek lets things hold him back and his vulnerability touched my heart.
This book is a real page turner and will make you lose sleep. 
Oh, and I cheered Derek on as he finally had his say. 

5 Stars 





Review by: Amy C 

This title  did not fit this story at all. I expected something cryptic, dark even but what I read was beautiful. It was courageous not callus. It was strength beyond anything I had ever seen masked by what appears to be defeat. Even the mask of defeat kept hidden something even I didn't  see right away...respect. In its purest form, simplistically asked for and quietly agreed upon. Derek and Jordan evolved from strangers into more. Fighting to belong to each other and fighting to believe in one another.

This second installment in the sunset cove series was a good read for sure! The story was a complete journey of self discovery for Derek. He needed to see who he truly was to appreciate the quirkiness that Jordan brought to the table. Jordan had to learn to appreciate that the simpler things in life would be his most treasured possessions. They were fantastic together and truly made for each other. One witty and bold and the other cautious and strong.  Together a force to be reckoned with.

I love this author and her writing style so much. I love the men she writes about because they hold so much conviction and don't offer a ton of drama. I feel that because her books lack supreme angst, the true nature of the characters can shine through. This book was a great continuation in a fantastic series. I can't wait for more from Ella!! 

4.5 star read









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DEVIL’S KISS
Ella Frank
Copyright © 2016 Ella Frank
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THE CALL

Present Day

DEREK PEARSON PUSHED open the door of Leighton, Finley & Associates, and stepped out on the paved sidewalk. It was the first day of August, and if the sweltering Floridian sun was any indication, today was going to be hotter than hell’s waiting room. As he strolled toward the curb, he pulled a pack of Marlboros from the pocket of his shorts and flipped open the top. He needed a fucking cigarette after watching Daniel Finley and his damn professor get all sappy and shit. That was gonna get old real quick if he had to stomach their nauseating displays of I love yous longer than the fifteen minutes he’d been in there. But he’d known he had to make an appearance sooner or later; otherwise Danny boy would’ve shown up asking questions. Questions he wasn’t ready to answer. There’d been a reason he hadn’t come around to see Finn when he first moved back from Chicago two months ago, but it wasn’t something he was in the mood to talk about yet, even if he was one of the two people on the planet who would get all the shit he’d been dealing with. Yeah… He just wasn’t ready to go there. With a smoke between his lips, he lit up, then shoved the pack back in his shorts. He was so damn antsy lately, and for that he could thank his brother, Alan. He walked around to the side of his Jeep and pulled open the door. After climbing inside, he grabbed his cell phone and stared at the dark screen, contemplating his next move. Am I really planning to do this? Fuck, it seemed that he was, even when he knew better. If he did this, it would be nothing more than a Band-Aid over the real problem. A shot to numb the more painful issues he was dealing with right now. He would be slipping back into a pattern he had pulled himself out of. An addiction he’d broken free from. But he was also aware that if he didn’t do it, the alternative would be to spiral out of control, and solitude was no longer helping his fucked-up nerves. He brought the phone to his ear and waited. The phone rang and rang, and fucking rang, until he was close to hanging up—and then it connected. “You free?” were the only two words out of his mouth. He waited, not caring to pursue small talk. That wasn’t what this was about. All he cared about in that moment was getting what he needed. When an affirmative came through the phone, he hung up, tossed it on the dashboard, and brought the Jeep to life. As he sped across town, he white-knuckled the steering wheel and didn’t allow himself to think about the consequences of what he was about to do. It took him less than ten minutes to pull into the underground parking garage of The Palisades and take the elevator up to where his drug of choice waited for him. He glanced up into the camera in the corner of his metallic confines and stared boldly into the face of the one who was waiting at the other end of this ride. Yeah, he was about to fall off the fucking wagon big time. Was about to slide back into the one place he promised himself he wouldn’t go again. Yet as the elevator came to a halt and the doors opened, there was no denying this was exactly what he wanted. “I have thirty minutes,” were the words that greeted him. Derek walked off the elevator and over to the naked man waiting for him. He took the haughty chin between his thumb and forefinger and promised in a voice thick with arousal, “I only need ten. Take me to your room, Jordan. Time’s a wasting.”  

Finley (Sunset Cove Series #1) 

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It's time to come home, Finn. It’s been seven years since Daniel Finley left his hometown in Florida for the hustle and bustle of Chicago’s city life. Since then, he’s worked hard for his position at the prestigious law firm Leighton & Associates, even when it’s caused distance and isolation from his family and friends. But that’s all about to change. On his thirtieth birthday, he receives the one thing he never dared hope for. Something that was promised to him years earlier—a note. One simple sentence from the man he’s never been able to forget. Six words will forever change the course of their lives. Brantley Hayes has it all. Or so he thinks. When he first made the decision to take a job down in Florida, his family thought he was crazy. But, after years of living in the quiet beach town, he finally feels a sense of community. He’s surrounded himself with friends who are like family, has a job he loves, and owns a spectacular beachfront property that is his sanctuary. Yet he still feels unfulfilled, as if a piece of the puzzle is missing, and he knows exactly which piece it is. On an impulse, he follows through with a promise he made years earlier. A promise to call home the one he sent away. Nothing is as simple as it seems. After years of separation, the former lovers are reunited, but Brantley wasn’t expecting to encounter the high walls now guarding Daniel’s heart. Daniel may not be the same person he was when he left, but he knows that the first step to healing is the note in his hand.  


About Ella Frank

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Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling 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.


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