New Review – TRY by Ella Frank

Title: Try
Series: Temptation, #1
Author: Ella Frank
Genre: m/m Erotic Romance
Age: Adult



Try – verb: to make an attempt or effort to do something or in this case…someone.

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed—after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto—if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try?

And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

Just coming out of a four-year marriage with an ex-wife from hell, a relationship is the last thing on Tate’s mind. He’s starting fresh and trying to get back on his feet with a new job at an upscale bar in downtown Chicago.

The only problem is, Tate has caught the unwavering and unwelcome attention of Mr. Logan Mitchell – a regular at the bar and a man who always gets what he wants.

Night after night Tate fends off the persistent advances of the undeniably charismatic man, but after an explosive moment in the bar, all bets are off as he finds his body stirring with a different desire than his mind.

As arrogance, stubbornness and sexual tension sizzles between the two, it threatens to change the very course of their lives.

Logan doesn’t do relationships. Tate doesn’t do men. But what would happen if they both just gave in and…tried?


Oh boy, I am so very split over this book. It has huge servings of something that I love in books, but it’s also missing something that I need in my books.

As this is an erotic novel, I’m going to start with the thing we will all be thinking about before, during, and after this book. The sex. I don’t think I have enough words to describe the sex in this book. Off the charts. Smoking. Intense. Hott (with two Ts because it’s just that hot). In fact, it’s quite possibly the hottest book I’ve ever read, and that’s saying something because I read a LOT of sexy books. Be prepared to go through a drawer full of knickers while you read this one. I know m/m virgins out there will be thinking that reading about two men having sex couldn’t possibly be sexy (I know this because I used to be one of them), but I promise you; no sex is hotter to read about than m/m, and this author is master at writing about it.

I think it’s safe to say that I absolutely loved the sex scenes, but is there such a thing as too much sex? For me, that answer is yes. I need a story to follow for me to be completely invested in a book, and TRY didn’t really have a whole lot of a story.

I love romance. And it doesn’t matter what kind: Vampire, werewolf, alpha, BDSM, rock star, porn star, gay, straight . . . Any type. I love seeing, and feeling all the emotions of people falling in love. I just love love! Of course, if books are all mushy and soppy the whole way through then I’m probably going to lose interest. I like seeing characters being faced with struggles, and hardships, and watching them try to overcome them. Seeing them grow. And unfortunately, I think that this is something that TRY was missing.

Tate is straight. Or he is until Logan makes it his mission to have him. Initially, Tate tries to fight his bodies reactions to Logan. Logan is one of those men that just screams sex appeal, and he gets the attention of men and women everywhere he goes. It’s hard to see Logan and not think of having sex with him. And like many before him, Tate falls victim to his charms. Like I said, he does initially struggle with his feelings, but they seem to fly out the window as soon as Logan has his wicked way, and then everything after that is either sex, or something that leads to the next sex scene.

It seemed to turn into a book that was less about the life changing course that Tate had found himself on, and more about Logan satisfying his base needs.

The end of the book has lots of promise though for what I look for in my books, so I’ll definitely be picking it up. And can I just take a minute to talk about Ella Frank’s writing? This lady has skills, and she is without a doubt a very, very talented writer. She describes things, and sets the scene perfectly, so it was almost like I was watching a movie rather than reading. She made me fall in love with the characters, and want to know more about them, and where their journey is taking them, even though I felt the storyline somewhat lacking, and that’s a great accomplishment.

TRY was a good start to a new series, and I look forward to reading TAKE.


*ARC received in exchange for honest review*


TRY #1 – Out Now!
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TAKE #2 – Out Now!
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Ella Frank is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. She writes both contemporary and erotic fiction and is best known for her Exquisite Series, Try and her most recent novel Veiled Innocence.
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 Houston, Texas with her husband.

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