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(Temptation #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  15,388 ratings  ·  2,435 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 353 pages
Published November 12th 2013 (first published November 9th 2013)
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Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 steamy M/M debut stars.****Review completed November 11, 2013

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To those who don't like pics and gifs: Just look away. Problem fixed. I enjoyed this book and I'm entitled to review it any way I please. You know I see fangirl previews all the time that don't interest me in the least. So what? I can ignore them and the issue is solved. I don't get it why people have a cow because of those previews or pics and gifs in general. Plus, I'm all for live and let live. Now we can all take a deep breath an
Jun 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
You know what I love about this book?

The hype! No really, I love it.

I'm thrilled that an m/m book is attracting so much attention and enticing a whole lot of new curious hetero readers to explore the genre. I absolutely love that, and for that reason I really, really wanted this book to be a shiny sparkling example of what new readers can expect from this genre. Ella Frank is not an author I have read before but she comes with a reputation for writing good hetero erotica and so I thought if Joe
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
Third time re-reading....

Just as good as the first.

Never got bored.

Logan and Tate are still one of my favorite couples ever!

And yeah.....

This book is hella hot


Re-read in anticipation of Take on the 8th!

Tate and Logan were H.O.T.

So ready for more....


Two Words:



This book made me

Logan is what I like to call an equal opportunity lover. Man, woman, both....

When he sees Tate

Tate's all

I'm straig
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*


Try is the first MM book by Ella Frank and I sure as hell hope is not the last one. I have read all her books and I thought she couldn’t top Blind Obsession. Oh well, hello Tate & Logan! You guys sure gave Philippe a run for his money.

If you guys check the blurb you’ll know what this book is about, I won’t talk a lot about the story, this will be about my feelings when I was reading the book.

I need to say I was excited when I heard Ella was writing her first MM book. I know s
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Fantastic Stars!

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Try is Ella Frank’s first go at an m/m novel, and I feel that she knocked it out of the park. I really loved the characters, the humor, the steam, just everything about this one!

After reading Edible, I knew I needed more of Cole’s half brother and partner at his law firm, Logan. When Logan Mitchell first sees new bartender Tate Morrison, it is lust at first sight. Logan doesn’t know if Tate is gay or straight, and Logan could care less. When he wants someone, he wants them. H
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**2.5 stars**

I had no idea what to expect with this book. My M/F reader friends pretty much all loved it and my M/M reader friends pretty much all hated it. I am a hard-core M/M lover with hundreds of M/M books under my belt. I honestly was prepared to hate this fully and completely.

Surprisingly, I didn't. But you might.

Does this book work as a convincing romance? No. The main characters literally spend no time getting to know one another. None. Logan is a pushy jerk and Tate is practically fo
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
Recommended to ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ by: Jennifer☠Pher☠
~~~Buddy read with my pretties Mish and Amy~~~

I did TRY.

And I failed.

To this book, I say:

This smacked of PORN WITHOUT PLOT as played by CHICKS WITH DICKS.

There was TOO MUCH PUSSY. There is a reason I read M/M, Ms. Frank. Cut that shit out.


And TOO MANY POV SHIFTS. Every couple paragraphs, it flipped, and since the MCs were interchangeable, I couldn't even bring myself to care who did what to whom.

And the MCs were TOO PERFECT and TOO GOOD LOOKING and talked about h
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
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When I saw Ella Frank was coming out with a new book on the month of my birthday...
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Then I found out it is a M/M Erotica book...
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Then I really thought about it...
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Imagining it...
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AND now that I've finished it:
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LOVED it!!

In this story we are reacquainted with Logan, Cole's brother. He's sexy, confident, and will f*ck anything with a hole that sparks an interest. He's not afraid to go after he wants and when he wants something he attacks, and won't stop until he gets it. One night after work, he pops
DNF’d at 48%

Oh dear. At least,
This book was too excessively hot. And I mean it: TOO HOT. Not in a good way. The repetitive sex was omnipresent, past the sexual tension in the first chapters, and it annoyed the hell out of me.

Not at first though. Oh, not at all. When Logan met Tate, I was oh so hooked and clutching my tablet hard as if I thought that would make me even more connected to the whole story and everything inside it.

I LOVED the beginning: overconfident, cocky and full of libido Logan m
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m

*Book 1 of 4*

Logan: Delish. Bi-sexual
Tate: Double Delish. Straight. Seperated but in the process of divorcing the wife.
Plot: Who needs a plot when you've got 2 alpha males...I kid. I kid (maybe).

This was a deliberate obliteration of boundaries, with Tate being the object of Logan's attention, leaving Tate strangely attracted but bewildered. I'm not GAY (he says). Well, that argument got old rather quickly (and who could blame him) as Logan's overwhelming sex-appeal brought Tate's walls tumbling.
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★! Try, book 1 of 3. Attorney Logan Mitchell’s very sexy & persistent seduction of straight bartender Tate!

Thanks to all the lovely ladies for buddy-reading! It was truly EPIC!

“I want you. Tell me how I can have you.”

Books in The Temptation Series should be read in order:
Book 1: Try
Book 2: Take
Book 3: Untitled

Try (book 1) is the story of successful attorney and man-whore extraordinaire Logan Mitchell in his pursuit of Tate Morrison, a straight bartender fresh out of a divorce.

Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
5 Sexy Steamy Stars

"You know what you want to do. There's no one here, and no one is going to come in. Just do it,” he whispered, "Try."

Ella Frank's books need to come with a damn warning.

Reader beware: Contents of book are extremely hot
Please read at your own risk...
Side effects may include:
TOA: Total Ovary Annihilation
The constant need to attack your significant other
A constant and persistent Hot and Bothered sensation
The repercussions of having to take care of said Hot and Bothered sens
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤


This book totally hooked me from the first page until the end!!!
I love Ella's writing and with this challenge writing a M/M she proves how great author she is!
This is my first M/M from a woman author and I didn't know what to expect...Ella didn't disappoint me!!Try is amazing!!!

"There's no one here and no one is going to come in. Just do it,"

Logan is a confident, sexy and arrogant guy who likes sex and he doesn't care if it's with women or m
I was going to write over my previous posts in my review but I'm too fond of it to let it go. So I shall just add on to it. It feels like I waited forever for the next Ella Frank book to come out. As you can see below I was very excited because it was M/M and she writes such hot and quality shit that I just knew this would be AMAZEBALLS!!!! I am happy to report that she did not let me down. I am so in love with Logan and Tate. Their bantering was fabulous, the aggression between them was always ...more
Eda** # Dax Lahn's Golden Tigress  #

** 5++ “cinnamon gum” STARS **

“Congratulations,” Logan heard whispered as Tate’s hand snaked down between them, and his fingers wrapped around him.




That was HEAVEN!

I loved EVERYTHING about this book. I wouldn't change a single sentence, a single word, a single comma! I'm a newbie in the M/M Romance world, but Tate and Logan just made it into my all-time favorite book couples, so there's THAT... This book will be one of those that I reread a 1000 times like a lunati
ღFloღ the coffee addict
Spoiler-free review for Try, Take and Trust!

5++ **my kindle just caught fire** STARS

“There's no one here and no one is going to come in. Just do it,” he whispered, eyes locked on to conflicted brown orbs, “Try.”

I...this book...this series...Logan...Tate...speechless.

We throw things like binge reading around quite liberally. When I say I couldn't put these books down I actually mean it. Three days with no more than three hours of sleep per night. I got absolutely nothing done in the meantime

DNF at 50%, so no rating! All sex, no did not work for me at all!!

I did try again to skim to the end, but nothing seemed to change, one sex scene after another. No character or story development, nothing pulled me in. I hated Logan, his mind games, manipulation and pushiness. It made no sense to me. Tate...he was just there, I was as confused about him as he was about his sexuality, he was Logan's toy, there was no depth to his character.

I really enjoyed Ella Frank's Exquisite se
Added a star after the re-read. Love these boys!

Re-reading Sept. 2016: 4 stars? Um, I don't think so. Must read again to be sure.

Ok, so these boys drove me crazy! Drama, drama, drama! But it did make for some pretty intense sex, so bonus points. I will wait to review this book as part of the series.

May 10, 2015:
Review of the trilogy is here.
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 4.5 Amazingly HOT Stars ♥♥♥

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"Everything I want, and everything I crave, is you."

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First off, if you are looking for a SUPER HOT m/m read, well then, look no further. Ella Frank will fog up your windows and make your panties melt right off of you with her debut m/m novel.

Logan Mitchell always gets what he wants. He doesn't do commitments. If he likes a woman or man, then he does whatever h
Jul 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc, erotica
So when you hear that a traditional male/female romance writer is diving in the male/male genre you are curious. When you hear that it’s an author that has a dedicated following you are a bit excited that they will be introducing their fans to the wonderful genre that you are saturated in and loving. When you get the book, you are confused from page one when the MC is balls deep into a wet pussy. Oh yeah. I had to check the blurb before I went on to make sure this was about two DUDES and not som ...more
*DNF at 52%

Based on the hype I expected an extraordinary, wonderful and heart-wrenching story… so I expected a romance. But it is NOT a romance.

It is a (badly recited) chronicle of a seduction. Logan sets eyes on Tate and wants him in his bed. He is used to get everything whatever he desires, but Tate resists him. Tate’s resistance sets Logan afire, and makes him even more insistent. (Oh, see how nicely I can paraphrase ‘stalkerish’… lol)

Tate is attracted to Logan – for whatever reason –but he i
May 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
ARC in hand thanks to Ella and the awesomeness that is the S/t.

5+ Holymotherfuckingshitthatwashot Stars

Let me first start of by saying that this was my first venture into a full m/m romance. I fell in love with Ella Frank with her first release and knew that if there was an author out there that would be gentle with this m/m-virgin, it was her. I had no idea what to expect or what kind of experience this book would leave me with. Now that I've had a moment to reflect…

We met Logan Mitchell during
5+++++++++++++++++ infinity stars
August 2018

“I want you. Tell me how I can have you.”

The 6th time! I got my fix and OMG! Asssfkfdljnfkjnsfdkjhdlkjdshabfdkjnkd! I FEEL SOOOO GOOOD!

This series is special, they say you never forget your first! and i don't think i ever will. Ella gave us Logan and Tate and they will forever be my No. 1 Couple with Logan being my no. 1 book boyfriend.

I fell in love with Logan, he is just so special with his confidence, sleekness and no filter mouth. He is just spe
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
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Yes, this book needs to come with a health warning. Spontaneous combustion of girlie bits! Consider yourself warned.

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When I read about the upcoming MM book by the awesome Ella Frank, I was ecstatic. As a seasoned Ella fan, I know the woman can write some seriously awesome love stories, holy hotness sex scenes.... Add the MM genre to her resume? Fantastic! She did not disappoint. I feel like MM has to be written in a certain way for it to work for has to capture the strength, power and
JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
**5"Logan, I wanna TRY " STARS**

Alright Mrs. Frank, I want a list of "research" videos ASAP! <--- I'm not kidding. People, there's not much I can say that hasn't already been said about TRY. This review is going to be short and to the porn point. ..... Question?.. Am I the only one hoping to be reincarnated as gay man in their next life?

Firstly, I'd like to say...

I'm not kidding, I was sporting the worst ladyboner E-V-E-R while reading TRY ...If you are a m/m fan, stop everything your doin
Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
5+++ Stars

Holy Massive Fucking Orgasm, folks.

This was so fucking good, I can't stop saying the work fuck.


Logan? Yum.
Tate? Yum.


Logan and Tate together? DOUBLE YUM.


I loved this. I thought Logan was a really magnetic character and his pursuit of Tate had me interested from the page they met. I thought the progression of their relationship was really well done and believable (being that Tate's "straight" and Logan is...not).

Their scenes together were hot and every time they even interacted I was
PHEW! What a smoking hot read this was! I am rating this 4.5 sizzling stars!!! Let's face it folks; Ella Frank can write a sex scene like its nobody's business! She wrote the scenes so well, that most of the time I forgot it was male/male and supposedly somewhat forbidden! I pretty much forgot the fact that they were two males and just got sucked right in to two people who were sharing extremely hot intimacy with one another. That is one of the main reasons I feel this would be a perfect book fo ...more
Oct 28, 2013 marked it as pavlovs-dogs
Shelves: m-m
One thing I really hate about Goodreads is pre-release fangirl-squeeing!
The book page looks like a flashing advertising pillar, or - as my friend stated it so nicely - someone ran amok with gifs of nekkid men.
Is that supposed to make me want to buy the book? And who is Ella Frank?
I`m not one of Pavlov`d dogs...

Edit 11/12

Apparently I am - so many pics and gifs and squees - my siren call for an honest review - books pushed like this are NEVER good....(and I was told the review above isn`t a rev
Audio September 2018

I thought listening to the audio was a good idea. Turns out it fucking wasn’t because this is some of the most over the top ish ever.

For the story check my review below...(FYI I hate fucking Logan)

The Narration: 2 Pants Off (I’m being generous AF)

It’s soooooo bad that I couldn’t stop listening but after the 6th hour shit got exhausting. Mans got dramatic when it came to the characters, like extra extra read all about it and it solidified my hate for Logan on a level that ca
I love it when a book which is hyped to within an inch of its life lives up to the hype, then goes the extra mile to impress and entertain...
" seemed so confused when, really, there is nothing to be confused about.”

“Except for the fact that I’m straight,” Tate finally announced.

Logan toyed with his glass for a moment before he conceded. “Yes, well, I don’t let little things like that stand in my way.”
I love when a book surprises me. Try was all over the feeds when it first came out, a
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Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict.

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Other books in the series

Temptation (6 books)
  • Take (Temptation, #2)
  • Trust (Temptation, #3)
  • Tease (Temptation, #4)
  • Tate (Temptation, #5)
  • True (Temptation, #6)
“I want you. Am I supposed to walk away because you're a man? Maybe. They'll say yes for sure. But I'm sick of all the questions running around in my head." Tate stopped and licked his lips. "I want the man who sat down across from me and changed the way I look at the world. And if that's wrong, then I'm confused because when I'm near you, it feels so damn right.” 52 likes
“You make me want things that I’d forgotten I wanted.” 52 likes
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