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(Temptation #2)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  11,556 ratings  ·  1,412 reviews
TAKE – verb: to reach for and hold in one’s hands or get into one’s possession, power or control.

Logan Mitchell is a man who’s always been more than happy to take what he wants. It’s a philosophy that’s proven lucrative in both his business and personal life, and never was it more apparent than the night he laid eyes on Tate Morrison. After pulling out all the stops and c
Paperback, 298 pages
Published July 12th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published July 7th 2014)
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3 stars. Rating clarification: please scroll down. Full review posted July 14, 2014

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All he'd once dreamed of was right there within reach. All he had to do was reach out and take it.

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MCs physical appeal: 4.5 stars
Character development: 3 weak stars
Story development: 2 stars (mainly due to the stilted and unnecessary over-the-top drama)
Chemistry and sex scenes: 3 stars
Writing: 3 stars
Cover: 1 star for the tacky cover

I rounded up to three stars because without the bad cover, which is an irrelevant fact anyway, the book is a three-star rating.

The crux of the matter is that Try has been carried by the build-up and the thrill, the chemistry and anticipation that flared up between Tate and Logan. All this was fun in the first book. Now, however, the author needs something to carry the 'relationship'. It begs the question how you do that. That deep and meaningful pillar that could symbolize their tower of strength is not quite in sight yet, at least not to me. Logan and Tate depend too much on sexual encounters to 'strengthen' their bond. BTW, there was a lot of smexin' in this sequel.

Also, the added over-the-top drama doesn’t help in any way, shape or form to guarantee a story and character development. Vilifying not only the soon-to-be ex-wife (view spoiler) but (view spoiler) is clearly over the top. And, to be very honest, the ending was no surprise at all. After (view spoiler) throughout the entire book, I did expect (view spoiler) Of course it had to happen at the end of Take, with a very loud pop. (view spoiler) Mission accomplished, right? It's the (allegedly) perfect basis for more upcoming drama in book #3. Fact is, Take has been taken in (no pun intended) by numerous scapegoats. Frankly, this kind of story 'development' is not my cup of tea. Just adding drama for the sake of drama doesn't appeal to me.

I've noticed a strange development. It's a disease that's spreading among authors and I'm calling it…

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The overuse of italic is a total nuisance that borders on the ridiculous. Tone it down please. Just one little example among many, many others:

"Well, we're all very lucky to be seen with such a beautiful woman as yourself."
Rachel practically glowed as she giggled. "Ahh, flattery. It will get you everywhere."

The food fetish
(view spoiler)

Audi R8
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(view spoiler)

My friend told me, "I can see you rolling your eyes right there. Lol"
Bingo! It's apparent that my friend knows me too well.

Back to being serious. I think the food fetish is getting stale. And if I have to choose between peaches, caramel and (view spoiler) then it’s obvious what I’m going to choose. Peaches and caramel. The food thing has run its course, certainly the unappealing (non) mess in the car, IMO. Just a fleeting thought, I hope I will never have to read about strawberries coated with cum whenever I'll encounter the next sexualized food scene. Yuck.

After the big and very nasty drama (view spoiler) we have a bit more drama at 55 %:
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(view spoiler)

But then at 70 % Tate said:
(view spoiler)
(view spoiler) Whatever.

At 78 %:
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Cole winked at him…

Tate gave a silent wink,…

Never heard of a silent loud wink.

Logan grabbed his hand and winked. …

Logan winked. …

...up at him, and Logan winked. …

Logan commented with a wink. …

Tate winked down at her…

…he licked his lips and winked at him.

If that wasn't enough you can check out more winks in the book.

My favorite scene
(view spoiler)

With all due respect, an outstanding erotic romance book that is worthy of getting five stars from me provides not only hot smexin' but also a terrific story/plot, great characterizations and character development respectively. BTW, I found the sex better in Try, probably due to their great chemistry. Take didn't get five stars from me because it didn't fulfill my standards. And readers who are upset about my review should calm down. Three stars is not a bad rating at all.

In conclusion, it can be said that while this wasn't a bad read there wasn't enough character development and the story headed in a direction that didn't appeal to me. And, without the page-filling drama, Logan and Tate's story could have been wrapped up in two books.
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

4.5 Stars

I'm going to lower my rating a smidge after my re-read. While, I still loved this one hard I didn't love it as much as Try.

There's just something about the build-up to Logan and Tate becoming a couple. Logan's insistent pursuit of Tate. Tate's resistance to Logan.

It was delicious!!!



Was this book HAWT as hell??? Um....

Did I love it just as much, if not more than, Try?

Take picks uREAD
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4.5 Take What You Want Stars

So now it was his turn. His turn to convince Logan that he, Tate Morrison, was worth it. When he wanted something, he was stubborn enough to wait it out and take it.

Well fuck me sideways and consider me officially hooked. Wow. Ella Frank managed to do what no other author has accomplished for me before; she managed to make me love Take even more than Try. And Iclass="gr-hostedUserImg">
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Ella Frank-

I can't even..this book was amazing!

Take is the second installment in the Temptation Series by Ella Frank. In this follow up, the story pick ups right where the first book ends. The first book was about the beginning of a relationship- or I should say "the chase" or going after someone you're interested in. Here,we are in the second stage. Feelings and emotions are now involved. Logan and Tate must now deal with the opinions of o
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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** 5++ “pure f*cking temptation” STARS **

"What are you trying to do, KILL ME?"

"No. I'm making you MINE."

"Don't you know? I'm already YOURS."


It's been 2 days since I've finished this book. I've tried to start reading something else, but you know what happened? I kept finding myself zoned out, thinking about Logan and Tate, which led me to close whatever book I've been currently reading and open up Try to read my favorite scenes over and over again. You see, I am obviously obsessed with Tate and Logan's story and I know for sure that those of you that know about them woul“pure
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

While I really liked Try, I simply loved Take! While Try was mainly about lust, here, we have both lust and feelings. And what a great combination that is. The book is still hot, like melt my panties or rip my clothes off hot. Logan and Tate are one helluva sexy couple and they can play around the sheets all right.

But in addition to all the messing around, we have an actual relationship between those two. And let me tell you, they are so wonderful together. You can feel the connection, the devotion,
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤


Omg can this couple be more hot???Oh yes they can!!!!Ella Frank like I said in all my reviews of her books she is the master of sex scenes! I was aroused!!Every sex scene was balanced with emotion!!I'm in love with Logan and Tate!!!I can't pic one I want them both!!

"And what have you always wanted?"
"I want to see you face-down on my bed,waiting for me."


The story begins where the previous book leave us!We can see how their relatboth!!
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*

My body is more than ready to TAKE this book ;)

Katy Loves Romance ❤️
5+++++ Sexy Love me some Logan stars

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I can't tell you how much I LOVED this book, no LOVE these BOYS. There's something unique and special about them that just grabs your attention from get go. There's also a lot of good reviews out for this already so I'm just going to explain some of my thoughts with you. I don't know why its taken me so long to
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 4.25 HAWT Stars ♥♥♥

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'With this man, he wanted it all.
All he'd once dreamed of was right there within reach. All he had to do was reach out and take it.'

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I really loved Try and both Logan and Tate, so I could NOT wait to read this one. I was glad to say this one was just as hot as the first, if not more.

✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


I hope you remember what happened in Try? ☺ If not - read it again!!!! ☺


Logan and Tate were finally together - but they still didn't have a name for whatever they were to each other... Both never had a boyfriend before - Logan, because he only had flings and Tate, well, because he has always only been attracted to women before....

But now they're starting something seri
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

**6/14/16 - Listening to the Audiobook!

Gotta say...having Tate and Logan loud and dirty blasting through my car speakers....


***5 Satisfying Stars***

That pretty much sums it up for me! I loved this book so hard that when I was done, I could have easily went to the beginning and started all over again.

A phenomenal continuation of Tate and Logan's story. It was hot. It was a liclass="gr-hostedUserImg">
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**Whoop! Price drop to $0.99 at Amazon US, 11/10/14!**

What to do, what to do???

"Try" was pretty mediocre but also freaking HOT. Should I read or pass, read or pass??

A steamy sequel with a lot of heart...
“A challenge. I do love a good challenge.”
“Yes, I know,” Tate answered. “I found out the hard way.”
Logan laughed at that. “There is so much that could be said right now, but yes, Tate, you were my hardest challenge yet.”
I was ridiculously excited for this release... The first book, Try, was a five-star read for me (You can read my review here). So I counted down the months, w
What a ride! Hot damn!

Me, when I started reading this book:

When I finished:

Ella's second installment in this series far surpassed any expectations I had. I loved every damn word of it, and I could barely put it down. I actually had to stop reading just when I reached the scene. You know...the one de
S.M. West

Devoured this! Can't get enough of this couple, OMG!!! This was still beyond hot with the sex between these guys. And there was A LOT of it.

I also loved the emotional side of this read with both Logan and Tate digging deep, facing their fears, being vulnerable and real with each other. Hot damn!!

Can't wait for the conclusion of this hot series.

And thank you Maida for bingeing on this together!! xo

Going in with my girl, Maida!
Lorraine Lesar
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is this going to be my ultimate couple Series? I’ve only just finished Book 2 and it has all the potential to be so.
Logan completes Tate. Tate completes Logan. As a reader, they both complete me.
Just wonderful. (except Tate’s parents & co. - bloody disgraceful).
5 “I want to know where you are when you aren’t with me, and I’ll wish I’m there” stars from me.
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m not going to lie, one of the top three reasons I decided to read Take was because of all the HOT SEX I knew I’d get from reading about Logan and Tate. And ladies there was nothing lacking in that area at all!! Seriously, I was in constant arousal mode and I think I am getting to old for this stuff! LOL

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The other two reasons were I wanted to know how they
May 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Tate & Logan's journey continues in Take, the second installment of the Temptations Series by Ella Frank. As Tate deals with not only discovering that he's attracted to Logan he has to deal with exposing this new self to his family. Already caught in a moment of intimacy, Tate knows he can't put this off any longer.

But Tate isn't the only one that is feeling more exposed by this new relationship. For Logan Mitchell, he's always hidden his heart behind a wall of casual sex with any man or
Written October 6, 2014

3.3 Stars - Sweaty intense erotica and unforgettable charming sexy characters. - 11 hours audio heat. - Whew!

Book #2

Ella Frank's first M/M romance in her Temptation Series started with #1 -Try (4.3). A very "hyped" book a year ago which was a funny joy to read now in May.
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Yearning for more I started this second part in July but had a (summer, vacation, traveling etc..) break after reading just a fourth of it. A bMay.
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
4.5 Addicted Stars!
(BR with Dee)

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-He'd never been as strongly attracted to anyone as he was to the man currently eyeing him.

-Logan wanted him, and if this was his fall into corruption, then he planned on making one hell of an impact.

-Logan would be his, and he wasn't going anywhere until he had him.

-"You might have done the chasing in the beginning, but Logan..." "Yeah?" "I've never been happier
So they had a chance to TRY but will they TAKE a risk...

"...Around you, all I want to do is fall without thought".

- Tate




So they had a chance to TRY but will they TAKE a risk...

"...Around you, all I want to do is fall without thought".

- Tate





“A challenge. I do love a good challenge.”
“Yes, I know,” Tate answered. “I found out the hard way.”
Logan laughed at that. “There is so much that could be said right now, but yes, Tate, you were my hardest challenge yet.”

I loved this book in a guilty pleasure kind a way... It wasn't perfect but it was so damn enjoyable.

The second instalment picks up almost immediately where Try left off. I was glad to see Tate and Logan immediately have to face the real life and it was an interesting ride. Lots of issues, some angst, ex-wife, Tate's family was awful, Logan very supportive and I thought they dealt with everything reasonably well.

Tate and Logan managed took their relationship to another level which was fantastic. And the sex scenes where scorching and plentiful and enjoyable.
"Stop what exactly? Touching? Talking? Or inviting you to have me any way you like, anywhere you like? Because all you have to say are the words and I’m yours."

Overall this book had more depth than the first one, but I would've liked more character development.

I think if you loved book#1 you will definitely love book#2

I have enjoyed and hoping for even better book #3 soon

My review of Try (Temptation, #1)

RATING: 5++ Sexy AF Hearts!! <3 :D

Take is hands down my favourite book in this series. I absolutely adore Logan and Tate - their banter, their sexual chemistry and their devotion for each other is beyond beautiful and exciting. While I loved the first book, I really loved this one, and am so proud of my boys (yes I'm claiming them as mine!) for finally accepting and claiming their happiness and facing their fears. A perfect combination of sweet, sexy and emotional!

Cannot wait for the conclusion of this:D

Reread September 2017

I'm still in love with these guys so much. I love seeing them come together as a couple and work on their relationship and they're so supportive of each other. And, I still despise Tate's family. This quote stood out to me this time:
"The complete and utter lack of tolerance from his parents had shown him one very important thing—love was not something that was simply there because you were born of the same blood, and it should never come with a fucking disclaimer."
~Mindy Lynn~
Loved this one just as much as the first! ❤

This one picked up right where the last one ended and there is a lot going on. Logan is facing his fears of being in a relationship and Tate is finding his way through the new desires he is having for a man. Well, one pacific man. Both are determined to make this work and they go through many highs and lows in this one before things finally become settled between them.

Tate's family plays a big role in this one. The confrontation was brutal
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*My opinion has clearly changed*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

Re-read: 23.04.2018
I'm a little bit surprised that I found myself re-read this book. I had re-read book one in a attempt to see if I had changed my mind regarding the series; the answer was no, I still didn't like it and left it at that. But months later I was suddenly re-read this one, and I'm pleasantly surprised that the book wasn't all that bad this time around. I liked the characters way more now than I did and I felt strangely more connected to them. Perhaps I've grown some m
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️

Logan and Tate are so fucking hot together, it's insane.

That's pretty much all I have to say about that. Except maybe this...



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Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amazing-male, m-m, hot

Logan and Tate … two words: Ignitable chemistry !

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Well, hotness aside...

I think where Try gave us the butterflies in the stomach, and the LUST, Take gave us the lump in the throat, serves up the ANGST, the acceptance and the overcome of issues that comes with change.

In a wrap is fighting for your LOVE no matter what …

Was a very entertaining read, love Logan … and is dirty mouth, also love Tate boldness!!
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Logan and Tate always will have a place in my heart and in my naughty dreams!!

Rachel Reads Ravenously
5 stars!

**First read July 2014. Reread May 2015.**

So I did a small reread today when I was stuck somewhere for 6 hours and no wifi. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tate and Logan. Book 1 was my first M/M and it's forever in my heart. I am so beyond excited for the third book coming out soon!

One quote that stands out to me every time I read this book:

"I'm confused because the woman I grew up with, my mother, taught me to love everyone. I guess she meant everyone like her.../>
Mar 10, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed

So, this book is not for me--ever. Only reason I actually bothered to finish reading it, and never have I thanked my speedy ability in that area so much, was because it is a challenge book.

This book had too many impediments that even sweet and sultry sex couldn't overcome. Endless internal waffling that just wasn't cool enough to be emo. POV switching, not by paragraph, but sentence by sentence at times. And while contemporary romance is rarely a big win, scenes that revolve ar
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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.

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Temptation (6 books)
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“You make me crazy and furious and out of my mind with need, but in the end, you make me so fucking happy. I can’t ever remember feeling this way. And no one is going to tell me it’s wrong. No one.” 29 likes
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