ARC Review: Locked by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

5 Sep 2016

Book Title: Locked
Author: Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine
Series: PresLocke #2 
Release Date: September 2nd, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, MM Romance

Sorry, ladies—and fellas—Hollywood’s hottest action star, Ace Locke, is officially off the market!

The man on Locke’s arm has been identified as Dylan Prescott, the sexy new “it” model currently featured in the latest Calvin Klein ads. Sources tell TNZ the men met on the set of Locke’s upcoming action film Insurrection 2, and that “they only have eyes for each other.”

This is the first public gay relationship for Locke, who came out a year ago, and there has been much speculation on who would finally be the one to catch his eye.

According to multiple eyewitnesses, Locke whisked Prescott away on his private jet for a romantic weekend at Syn, the most exclusive hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. After pictures recently surfaced of the new couple, affectionately named PresLocke, it appears from the possessive way Locke keeps his new beau close that things are heating up.

The world is watching #PresLocke, and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on this budding relationship!

Ace and Dylan’s story continues in Book Two of the Bestselling PresLocke Series.

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LOCKED is the much anticipated second installment in the PresLocke series. Ace Locke, fresh out of the closet mega-superstar, finds himself drawn to the vision of masculine perfection on the Calvin Klein highway billboard. When he captures that vision in the flesh as an extra on his current film, sparks begin to fly. He may be out of the closet but he's never had an open-to-the-public relationship. But he just might think Dylan Prescott is the perfect "first time debut" for him!

Dylan and Ace have a love story with its fair share of conflicts. Living in the public eye in itself is very stressful, much less with a guy who's never really been seen with a guy. Openly gay for years, Dylan knows he's signing up for living in a giant fishbowl. Is Ace worth it? Are any of his past secrets sacred or will everything come out in time, thanks to relentless paparazzi.

I always love this stretch of time in any romantic relationship. Yes, there's the physical attraction there but now we've found feelings have grown and with that comes the struggles. Can the heart fight the fight and win? Surely just the physical can't withstand the stress but with love anything is possible, right?

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I really enjoyed this story. My heart was attached to Dylan from the get-go but here I really grew to respect Ace a lot. Instead of being self absorbed and arrogant, he's a very down to earth and humble millionaire man. He was the rock that truly held things together for he and Dylan. He stood the most to lose and it didn't matter. They're truly perfect for each other.

With a great balance of steam and romance, conflict and real life struggles, Locked has it all. The duo author writing is seemless and we got several glimpses of characters from both authors' past works- LA Liasons and Sunset Cove were my highlights!

Looking forward to the third installment in the PresLocke series, Wedlocked, due out next year. This book does end in a very happy place without a cliffy.

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