Friday, December 11, 2015

#TravelingtoTerminus Review ~ Trust ~ Ella Frank

Trust (Temptation, #3)
Trust by Ella Frank
Temptation #3
Release Date: May 2, 2015
Genre: Adult, M/M Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Source: Purchased on Nook
Rating: 4.5 Bookworms

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 only 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...

I adore Tate and Logan! I so enjoyed seeing them really settle in, get really comfortable in the knowledge that what they had was the good stuff. They had more hurdles to jump but that managed. And Ms. Frank, of course, delivered all the feels along the way!

As this is the 3rd and final book in the trilogy, I want to talk about why you should meet Tate and Logan rather than what happened in this book specifically. I've said from the beginning that while this is M/M erotic romance, and there are super-steamy smexy times. But there is also an incredibly well-crafted story. Ms. Frank created these complex characters that now feel like friends. She deftly conveyed exactly who these characters are - every facet of their personality. Tate is this honest, straight-forward guy who does nothing without consideration and an examination of consequences. I loved that because I knew when he made a decision, he meant it. Logan is so confident and successful - always put together on the outside. He's impatient and wants what he wants when he wants it. But underneath all that cultured facade, he'll always be the skinny, self-conscious nerdy boy.

The trials Tate and Logan endured were gut-wrenching and heartbreaking and absolutely pulled on my heartstrings. Once again, Ms. Frank brought to light an issue that gay couples sometimes face. I liked how it was handled, eventually, and where Ms. Frank took the characters.

The only complaint I had while reading was that a minor plot thread was dropped. I thought it could have been taken somewhere but then again, it might have seemed contrived.

I hope y'all will consider introducing yourselves to Tate and Logan. This is a couple that will live forever in my heart - that's how much their story affected me. And I'm eager to get better acquainted with the characters of Ms. Frank's Exquisite series, all of whom we met in this series.

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