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?
Excerpt“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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Review by: Gina
OMG, I LOVE ACE AND DYLAN!!! They seriously make the perfect couple! I loved all the hard to get, playful flirting between these two! Once they got together it was HOT, HOT, HOT!!! You could just tell that Ace and Dylan were meant for each other. Hands down, favorite part is when they fulfill each other's fantasies!!!
Aced is a crossover book between Ella Frank's Sunset Cove Series and Brooke Blaine's L.A. Liaisons Series but can be read as a standalone. It was fun to read about these two worlds colliding. The book is written in duel point of view and it was well written, except it did get a little hard to know which characters POV were been in when there was a new chapter or break in the story. After a few sentences you could figure out it but it wasn't straight forward and that got distracting at times.
As I got towards the end of the book, I realized there was a lot left unsaid and not many more pages to go...so the book does end in a slight cliffhanger but I am really curious and where the story is going to go. I loved the characters! I thought they had a lot of personality to them and that kept them interesting. We got a little bit about their pasts and their families but I hope we get to find out more, later on, especially Dylan. There a lot more to him than what we know.
I loved this book!!! If you are a fan of M/M books that are funny, sweet, sassy and oh so hot, this is a must read book! I can't wait to see what is coming next!
Review by: Amy C
When two worlds collide... That's the tag line for this amazing book and it is so fitting! Because seriously there are two authors, two different points of views and two deliciously hot costars in this amazing film extravaganza!!! One man fully of power and clout and one man with a sassy mouth and determination that cannot be denied. Together these two attempt to light up the big screen with their macho man power while throwing goo-goo eyes from across the set.
Ace & Dylan are brilliant. I love seeing crossover characters from different series so this was an absolute surprise and delight for me. Both of these men possess strength and power yet act on it differently. They are soon fining out that as opposite as they may be, the attraction is real. All the acting on set can't cure the itch to learn more about one another.
I absolutely have fallen in love with the M/M genre and have found Ella's books to be flawless and easy to read. I am sure the co-writing of this book only engaged both Ella & Brooke's writing styles and abilities to deliver a truly great read. I loved this book for the simplicity and easy of storyline and the steamy yet classic romance that was delivered. Fantastic story, great easy read and completely recommend!
Review by: Erin
I am still fanning myself after reading this book several days ago. This story is HOT HOT HOT!!! These two men have the pages igniting. Their story is incredible. I love the storyline and the not in the closet, but still in the closet dynamic. It made for a very wonderful read. The characters got to know each other on such a deeper level and develop a deep, strong connection. I thought that the characters were very well developed and seemed to know what they wanted. Some of the scenes were very emotional while others were hilarious. A very good mix. The story grabbed me from the very start and kept me hooked until the very last word. Looking forward to what might be next!