Adult Fiction, Contemporary, LGBT, Romance

Review: Trust | Temptation Series by Ella Frank

TRUSTTRUST – 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…

5 stars

Romance | Adult Fiction | Erotica | Contemporary | MM Romance

I don’t know if I should admit this now or later but when I say I devoured this series I mean I didn’t stop until I inhaled every inch of Logan + Tate. From the moment I started TRY until I dived into TAKE down to the moment I fell head over heels in love with TRUST, I just knew I couldn’t get enough of all things Ella Frank.

Oh yes comrades the obsession is strong with this one… I need more and I will get it.

At this point, Tate and Logan are it. They are officially an us. After the cliffhanger in TAKE, Logan announces Tate as his partner. I think the biggest progression between their relationship has been solely based on their internal conflicts, both with trusting themselves and each other, and ultimately growing together in a stronger bond.

In the previous books Tate was really the bigger factor. Being a straight male he falls head of heels in love with Logan. He gives himself up. But in doing so he is left vulnerable, especially after the situation with his family completely disowning him. So at this point Tate has come to the realization his life is nothing without Logan, willing to give up on his past for this love. I noticed because of this it is Tate who really becomes that alpha-male personality, he wants to protect Logan, defend him and make him trust him. Regardless of his soft, nurturing side, he just evolved in such a powerful way, his confidence grown tenfold despite the troubling situations with his his surrounding issues. 

Logan is still that hard as hell exterior, cocky, overly confident personality – sex on legs hottie. I cannot get enough of his witty, sarcastic banter. In TAKE, Logan really opened up about his past more with his relationship with Chris that shined a huge light on his personality. In TRUST we finally see Logan really dependent on his need for Tate. Honestly his strength and trust depends a great deal on Tate’s acceptance. Especially after such a huge climatic moment that lead into such a catastrophically heart breaking scene was just – heart pounding. Logan really submits himself to Tate. Realizing his life without this man is nothing.

There relationship was just powerful. It was intense. They had this all encompassing, surrender to one another both on a physical and emotional level that tugged at your heart or brought sweaty goodness to your loins. Obviously the emotional feels were in high effect with the couple this go around, there was still that sizzling sex that honestly makes me want to be a fly on their wall. 

Secondary characters have always been a huge aid on whatever situation Tate and Logan are involved in. Robbie was always one of my favorites, he is this light air to any situation that just drips sexual tension and hilarious banter. And obviously I cannot get over Rachel and Cole. I think after the fallout with Tate’s sister Jill and mother, Rachel really stepped in as a sergeant sister and family member. She brings joy to Tate’s darkness with his family conflicts. She is just this powerful dynamic that really holds so much foundation between Logan and Tate. I also really like her character because with the change in Tate’s life, he really left friends and family behind, and again Rachel really became an outlet, a sergeant for his circle.

Another secondary character I was interested to see from the cliffhanger in TAKE, Chris. Oh Christopher Walker. The one and only. I have been very curious about this toxic character of my dearest Logan’s past. Chris played a nice pivotal role on the strain between Logan and Tate, but also had a dynamic that brought them even closer in my opinion. I didn’t like Chris in the least, I didn’t want his apologies, I didn’t want his happy ending – but I did think maybe a little more tension would have been fun. But regardless of that little personal touch I would have enjoyed seeing, it nonetheless deterred from the enjoyment I felt with the outcome of where Chris ended in the series. 

Needless to say I am obsessed with this series, hell this author. I cannot get enough of her writing style. I personally enjoy M/M Romances, I can’t get enough of them, but regardless of being a fan or not, it is ultimately her writing style that has gripped me. She has such an amazing way to portray the most raw, breathtaking romance that leaves chills down your spin and goosebumps up your arm. The passion, the love that the characters grow towards one another is not only astounding but down right beautiful. 

TRUST was absolutely stunning. Earth Shattering. Emotionally draining. Swoon worthy, panty-dropping hot. When I wasn’t turned on I was heart stab away from crying my eyes out. Just phenomenal. I loved this series and now that I know there is a continuation series of Logan + Tate but four years later I am steadfast ready to dive in… because it just cannot stop here… I need more.

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