ARC Review + Giveaway: Trust by Ella Frank

4 May 2015

Book Title: Trust
Author: Ella Frank
Series: Temptation Series #3
Release Date: May 4th, 2015
Genres: Erotica, M/M Romance
TRUST – verb: to believe in the reliability, truth, or strength of another.

Up until now, Logan Mitchell has never had much of a reason to trust anyone. Having struggled with a self-identity crisis throughout college, he’s spent the years since then creating a sophisticated facade to present to the world. It’s an armor he thought was impenetrable—until he met Tate Morrison. The gorgeous, headstrong bartender he’d sat across from only months ago has taken a tight hold of his heart, and Logan is discovering that it’s time to let go. It’s time to let someone inside.

After years of placing his dreams on hold for his family, Tate has finally chosen to do what makes him happy and follow his heart. The one thing he never would’ve imagined was that it would lead him into the arms of a man—and not just any man—the striking, never-takes-no-for-an-answer Logan Mitchell. Tate has fallen hard, and as his world is turned on its axis and they move forward together, he finds his life becoming more entwined with the confident, successful lawyer.

Even though neither man expected the other, it’s time to trust in their relationship—but not everything comes so easily…



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 Trust, the third and final installment in Ella Frank's Temptation series, didn't fail to deliver everything I needed in a perfect MM read. Logan Mitchell and Tate Morrison are, quite frankly, my FAVORITE gay couple. It amazes me that this Ella Frank's "cherry popping" into the MM genre. She has truly written this erotic love story like a seasoned MM author- Flawless. Emotional. Scorching. But I digress... 


  Trust, although only encompassing the length of about three months time, carries these two men through a plethora of trials and tribulations. I'm keeping my review vague for a reason. This book is best experienced as the events happen and not with any pre-conceived notions. Just know that this book will elicit such a wide range of emotions, you'll feel as if you've went through it right alongside these two amazing men. You name the emotion- you'll feel it in this installment. 

 What I CAN say is that I LOVE the growth between both Tate and Logan. Anyone that's followed their love story from Try and on to Take, we know how arrogant and self-assured Logan has been. Tate, coming off a messy heterosexual divorce, started out stubborn but, in the end, has been nothing but honest with Logan... even when his confusion regarding his own sexuality and his family's acceptance of them caused him major stress. 

Prior to Trust, it's already been a long journey but it's far from over. Trust will test their relationship like never before. Can the arrogant, non-committal dirty-talkin' Logan finally see his feelings for Tate are immeasurable? Can Tate accept himself for who he is and commit his love and trust in Logan as well?


 Aside from the emotional journey this book will DEFINITELY take you on, we get the steam-filled, off the charts f*ckhot sex scenes we know this author can write! Woah! Ella Frank can write some seriously hot man on man lovin'! And let's just say, Tate starts getting more...confident in topping Logan. This was seriously one of my favorite scenes in the book... I don't think Logan knew what hit him...but I'm sure he felt it.

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 As a diehard MM reader, I need a mix of several elements to make the book really work for me. First and foremost, I need masculine characters. Ella Frank excels at delivering two MCs who are confident, masculine, albeit slightly cocky...and perfect. I also LOVE the GFY trope. The perfect plotline for me, coupled with a slow build sexual tension where the reader is ready to combust right along with them. A particular scene had them sexing it up in front of a large mirrored wall. Holy smokes...I felt as if I was a voyeur in the room. Scorching hawt. 

  "Open your eyes and see how amazing you are," he said. (...) "Your body was made to be against mine."  Tate panted, "Love how you feel behind me." (...)  "That makes me real happy to hear, Tate, 'cause your about to feel a whole lot more of me behind you."

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 I can honestly say, the emotional aspect of this book trumped all else...even the sexy side. THIS book is their true love story. No unnecessary drama thrown in for plot devices, just sh*t life throws at you that makes you stop in your tracks and realize what truly is important...who is truly important.

  Trust brings us full circle with all the side characters we've read along the way with Ms Frank...Cole and Rachel and Shelly (Josh) all get fairly decent cameos within this book. I forgot how much I loved Cole and Rachel. I'm so happy to see their HEA.

 As I'm sad to see this series come to an end, I'm happy to see where all the characters currently stand in their lives. All have gone through their fair share of strife but stayed true to their love and commitment for one another. Ella Frank has a new niche in writing MM romance and I truly hope she continues down that path. 

I'd highly recommend this series to readers new to the genre or those that are unsure about it. She creates a cast of characters the reader can't help but become emotionally connected to...coupled with the off-the-charts sexiness of two hard bodies going at is just a bonus! Give it a TRY...TAKE a chance...TRUST me, you won't be disappointed. 

 And I thank you! 

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  Advanced copy graciously received by author in exchange for my HONEST review. Quotes taken from pre-published copy and may change in final version.


Ella Frank is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. She writes both contemporary and erotic fiction and is best known for her Exquisite and Temptation Series.

The minute she began her love affair with reading, she became and avid supporter of the romance genre and has never looked back.

Ella is Australian born and bred but currently resides in Hillsboro, Portland with her husband.


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