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(PresLocke #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  5,456 ratings  ·  758 reviews
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?

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. Sp
ebook, 253 pages
Published July 11th 2016
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★ ½! Aced, book 1 of 2. Hollywood heartthrob & billboard wet dream fights paparazzi & their growing sexual needs on the movie set!

“It suddenly feels like it’s five thousand degrees in here.”

Books in PresLocke series should be read in order:
Book 1: Aced
Book 2: Locked
Book 3: Wedlocked

Aced (book 1) opens up to the daily routine of movie superstar Ace Locke ogling a billboard with a hot underwear model he would very much like to undress.

Underwear model and debut actor Dyl
DNF @ about 67%

Well,I really thought I'd love this one.I adored Dylan in Devil's Kiss and couldn't wait to get his story but this really wasn't doing it for me.

Ace is a hot film star and has been lusting after a hot model...Dylan.

Dylan is a hot model and has been lusting after a hot film star...Ace.

They meet on a flim set and it's intsa lust/love.Don't get me wrong I'm not against this if it's done well but this definitely didn't work for me.

I found the whole thing boring and they were just so c
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Dylan Prescott is new to the world of Hollywood and acting. Ace Locke is a pro at the Hollywood scene, and one of the most well known action hero's. Their lives collide on the set of Ace's new movie, and they both want the other. But Ace needs to keep his life private, while Dylan has no problem showing who he is. Opposites attract, but can that attraction survive Hollywood?

I love the creativity of bringing two series from two different authors together. There was n
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
I'm kinda ashamed, you guys. I broke up with Ella Frank, because it's not YOU, it's ME. But now we're back together.

See, when Amazon recommended this book to me, I was so excited it wasn't recommending Pokemon (I have a 7-year-old boy!), I caved.

And then I got sucked into the story. Because sex!

Dylan and Ace are not deep characters, but they sure are hot together.

I shelved this book under Angst Central, but it's more drama than angst. I really did not understand why uber famous superstar Ace
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When I read that the author of my most favorite MM series ever was working on a super-seekrit project with Brooke Blaine I was intrigued. I saw the cover and was sold on it. Yeah, I'm a cover-ho, sue me. Brooke Blaine's series L.A. Liaisons and Ella Frank's Sunset Cove are crossing over in this story so I was super curious about the result. What follows now is an attempt to put my fangirling feelings into
Stacey is Sassy

Maybe I’m not the best judge…

Confession time AGAIN!! I signed up for the ARC of Aced before I even found out what it was about. Yep, I saw that cover and went…ooh baby…come to Mama (OMG, I’m so embarrassed that I just admitted that). Now, the problem with this whirlwind cover love is that I’m not really an M/M reader. I have a lot of friends who love them and when I do read them I enjoy the experience but I can’t connect. In most of my normal reads to some extent, I’m picturing myself in the sto
* A Reader Obsessed *
3.5 Stars

Huh. I wasn't really expecting that.

I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, in my opinion it still had all the great basics one expects from an Ella Frank novel (even though it's cowritten with Brooke Blaine, which I'm not saying is a bad thing). On the other hand, the feel was just a tad off.

So… how likely is it that the top person starring in your fantasies becomes a reality? Pretty damn near impossible, but not if you're Dylan and Ace who happen to be working on the same
I loved it! even more the second time.

-Dylan is just freaking adorable.

- Ace is amazing, with the outside persona of a jerk and a heart of gold.

-The story is cute.

- The Chemistry is off the charts and the Sex hooot!

Dylan and Ace are So freaking cute.



I loved this book. It was engaging.I fell in love with Dylan and Ace
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
I’m not usually one for audiobooks, I’ve listened to a grand total of one in my 41 years, but we have new neighbours in our open-plan office as some bright spark thought it a champion idea to plonk a bunch of noisy call centre operatives right in the middle of a floor full of engineers. Now I’ve nothing against call centre operatives having once been one, but there’s only so many times you can listen to someone ask shout questions over the toilet habits of their callers before you run the risk o ...more
Just finished my reread of this book and once again I would give it four stars. This is such a guilty pleasure read and I really love and adore Dylan and Ace so much, their chemistry is so on point. I also really love Dylan’s family, I forgot how cute they are. I love the fact that they are actors working on a film and the sexual tension is so real. The only thing I disliked this time around is how there’s no notice when there’s a POV change, sometimes it changes POV mid-chapter and it doesn’t l ...more
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by authors)

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Ace Locke is a 33 yr. old movie star who is arrogant, confident, & sexy-as-sin! As one of the biggest action stars in Hollywood he lives his life under a microscope. After he comes out of the closet the paparazzi really up their game harassing him & trying to get the first public shot of him with a man. He valued his privacy & the press were just waiting to pounce, so he didn't feel he had the freedom to pursue someone he might find himself interested in &
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 BIG stars for an AMAZING and VERY HOT STORY

I really loved this book!!! Minus the cliffhanger.

The characters were awesome! Ace Locke is a famous Hollywood actor while Dylan is a super HOT model. Each man dreams about the other. Ace has fantasies with the hot model in Calvin Klein boxers and Dylan has fantasies with the beautiful movie star.

They meet when and where they least expect and the attraction is HUGE!!! What made me crazy and kept me glued to the pages was the slow burning. Ace seem
Aced Teaser


Aced by authors Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine is going to rock your world. This is a fan-f*cking-tastic story and If you don't end up loving Dylan Prescott and Ace Locke, then you might be crazy. No seriously. These two guys are so much fun and so H.O.T. Your panties are going to melt off, so bring an extra pair and grab this book!

Ace Locke, he is a Hollywood superstar, if you read Brooke Blaine's L.A. Liaisons Series then I am told you meet Ace there. I have not read that series but I ha

S.M. West
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, arc
4.25 STARS

This was one hot steamy read. I’d fallen for Dylan Prescott in Devil's Kiss and wanted his story. Thank you, Ella Frank!! I love that this story is the combination of two characters from different series. Brilliant! In addition to becoming a fast fan of Ella Frank's, I also got to read Brooke Blaine for the first time.

I simply adored Dylan. His flirty, easy going ways are addictive and his open heart and loose tongue are adorable. He’s not only easy on the eyes but also on the heart. T
4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed Dylan and Ace's (first) story. I was already intrigued by both characters from their introductions in Ella Frank's Sunset Cove series and Brooke Blaine's L.A. Liaisons series, respectively. Although, originally I thought this story was directly a part of both series, it is now obvious that it is a spin-off all of its own... which I kind of love because it definitely had a different vibe going for it, compared to the angst ridden stories Ella has expertly crafted within
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, arc-netgalley
First thing first, this isn't a standalone. Yeah, you heard it right. There is a cliffhanger. Most of the time, I will be moaning and whining my ass off. But this time, I'm actually thrilled. Absolutely excited. I will tell you why by the end of my review.


Ace Locke is an action hero. Although he is out of the closet, no one actually seen him with a man before. The most action he got recently is masturbating to his fantasy man, the male model by the highway billboard.

Dylan Prescott is a male mode
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'Daydream' Stars!

Finally I can read the whole series!! I was so excited to start Dylan and Ace's love story and, obviously, Ella and Brooke did not disappoint. These two ladies together are awesome: Aced is super entertaining, funny, hot AF and so emotional!

Already started reading Locked!
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
Ho-ly hell! Put authors Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine together, and you get one lethally talented writing team. Aced showcases their combined strengths beautifully in a seamless M/M story that’s romantic, witty, and sinfully hot.

Aced is a crossover between Brooke Blaine’s L.A. Liaisons series and Ella Frank’s Sunset Cove series. Ace Locke is the Hollywood action star/Shayne’s client in Hooker by Brooke Blaine. Dylan Prescott is Derek’s roommate in Devil's Kiss by Ella Frank. If you’re unfamiliar
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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It’s no secret that I am absolutely obsessed with Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it when it comes to these two amazing and fabulous authors. If they will write it, I will for sure read it. And to know that Ella and Brooke teamed up once again to collaborate on ACED has me fangirling and swooning over this book hard.

If you are familiar with Ella Frank’s work then it’s no surprise that Ms. Frank can writ
Wil Loves Books!
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, on-kindle
4.5 Stars!

This was one hot, steamy read and I definitely loved it! I’m a huge fan of Ella’s Temptation and Sunset Cove series. I love her stories and all those yummy boys that love boys. I have to admit I’m not familiar with Brooke’s L.A. Liaisons series, but I need to give it a try after this cause Aced was fantastic!

Aced combines a character from Ella Franks’ Sunset Cove series with a character from Brooke’s L.A. Liaisons series, and although I haven’t read Brooke’s books I didn’t feel lost or
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
4.5 Sizzling-hot MM romance Stars!

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When I'd gotten the news that Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank were joining forces to write a spin-off MM romance to Brooke's LA Liasons and Ella's Sunset Cove series', I was so freaking excited. Having read all the books in both series, combined with Brooke's gift of comical endearing stories and Ella's steaming hot MM books, I knew combining writing styles would be a hit.

Ace Locke is a world famous actor, loved by all, freshly out of the closet, yet obsessed
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lgbtq
2,5 stars
I am not quite sure how to start this, because Ella Frank is one of my most favourite authors. I loved Logan and Tate and really enjoyed the first two books in the Sunset Cove series. But this....
I simply could not get into it. At 66 % I had to make a conscious effort to keep going. And that is mainly due to the MCs.
Now that I'm finished I can say that I liked Ace better than Dylan who kept grating on my nerves. He makes Ace feel really bad about standing up for him with the director a
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
4 "Locke-down" stars 🌟

Ace is a Hollywood star who meets Dylan, a model and also the man of his dreams.
(Fun fact: Dylan's quirky family have a really unusual name for him!)

“You like the name Daydream? And here I thought you were going to give me shit for it.”
“Yeah,” Ace said. He gently stroked his thumb over my lower lip. “Considering I have spent the last six weeks daydreaming about this mouth, and all the things I’d want to do to it, I think your name is pretty fucking perfect.”

The slow-
Lyndy Ann ♫

I enjoyed Aced, I liked Dylan and Ace but I did not love them like I did Ella Frank’s previous couples, this was missing the intensity in the story for me.

Dylan Prescott has moved to LA for his modelling career and his agent has got him his first acting job in the new blockbuster with Hollywood’s biggest action man Ace Locke who just happens to be Dylan’s fantasy dream guy.

Ace Locke has been drooling over the model wearing only a leather jacket and CK tighty whiteys on a billboard for wee
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing

BR with Momo and Julie.

Blimey, I'm in need of this:

A very cold one....

Review to come as soon as I have calmed down!!
⊱ Poppy ⊰
“Grovel first, touch me later.”

When I read that the author of my most favorite MM series has another book in MM genre, I jumped on it, like Literally jumped on it without ebven reading the synopsis. That’s how much I love Ella Franks work. Ella Frank’s temptation Series was my first foray in MM romance. And that hooked me with this genre. Before that I used to think MM genre as a ”Out of this box” experience, which I was not comfortable to reach. But after reading Temptation series I
Denise H.
Sorry my darlings, but I DNF... and I never do that. I just couldn't get into the story, the silly stuff, the guys didn't catch my interest. I'm moving on... !

I know it's very popular, and maybe I'll try again later, after I wait awhile.

I am still a fan of Ella Frank, I've loved her other books. :)
Sybil aka Lala
Never since Hiddleswift has a relationship taken me by surprise as much as the one between Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine. But after reading Aced, they make more sense than Elton John and David Furnish. I’m totally shipping them.


Turns out though, that Blank have actually written books together before. How did I not know this? What rock have I been living under? I can’t be too sad about all of this however because now I have four more books to add to my ever-growing TBR list! Anyway,
Oct 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm-contemporary
This was a bit slow for me - I was getting distracted and st times lost interest. It improved by the end so let see how book 2 looks
2.5 stars leaning towards 3

First, let me just say that I WILL read book 2. I waited until it came out before reading this one that ends in a cliffhanger. I'm intrigued enough to go on.

I'm also hoping that book 2 will justify my time investment with these characters. It's not that they're not likeable. It's just that everything seemed OTT. Their hollywood environment, their careers, their looks, their sex scenes, everything was bigger than life and felt too good to be true. So much so that I coul
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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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