Take by Ella Frank
Release Date: July 8, 2014
Genre: Adult, M/M Romance
Source: Purchased on Kindle
Rating: 4.5 Bookworms
Take - verb: to reach for and hold in one's hands or get into one's possession, power or control.
Logan Mitchell is a man who's always been more than happy to take what he wants. It's a philosophy that's proven lucrative in both his business and personal life, and never was it more apparent than the night he laid eyes on Tate Morrison. After pulling out all the stops and convincing the sexy bartender to give him a try--he's hooked. Now, Logan finds himself in a predicament that demands more from him than a smart-ass answer and his innate ability to walk away when things get too deep. He has a choice to make, and it'll force him to do something he's never done before--take a chance.
Tate Morrison knows all about taking a chance. He took the biggest one of his life the night he showed up at Logan's apartment to explore his unexpected reaction to the man. Ever since then, he's thought of little else. At first he was convinced his attraction was based solely on his body's curiosity. But the more time he spends with the silver-tongued lawyer, the more Tate realizes that their physical chemistry is only the beginning. He's starting to catch a glimpse of what life with Logan would be like, and it's one full of excitement and satisfaction--a far cry from what he had in the past with his soon to be ex-wife.
Each man will face their fears as they begin to understand the true meaning of give and take. Their feelings for one another will be tested, as will their very beliefs. But now that they've found love where they least expected it, will they be brave enough to reach out and take it?
In Take, Tate and Logan attempt to move forward in their relationship but must deal with their fears first. Tate struggles with his feelings for Logan and how those closest to him will react. And Logan will have to expose his past and himself for Tate to move to the next level. And that scares him.
Ms. Frank did an amazing job of delivering the feels. The anguish Tate felt at the treatment he received from his family was palpable. Tate is nothing if not honest. I adore his straightforward approach to life. Sure he's confused by his feelings for Logan - and the intensity with which he feels them. But he takes the time to examine those feelings and when he realizes what he wants, it doesn't matter what anyone thinks. The fear Logan experiences over having a relationship - and understanding that fear - allowed me to really see Logan. For all his confidence, deep down he's still that nerdy boy he was as a teenager, looking for acceptance.
I ADORE these two men and their story. It's so raw and realistic - I can't get enough. And I'm enamored with the side characters - Logan's family - as well. I think I just might binge on Ms. Frank's Exquisite series soon - but I'll be reading Trust, the finale for Tate and Logan, first. :)