ELLA FRANK BROOKE BLAINE
Release Date: July 11th Genre: Contemporary Romance M/M
Ace Locke is Hollywood’s hottest action hero. Women across the globe fling their panties in his direction, but Ace isn’t interested in those—he’s more of a boxer briefs kind of guy. Specifically, those of the nearly naked male model on a billboard he drives past every day.Though he recently made headlines for his public coming out, Ace is wary about pursuing a relationship, fearing what the court of public opinion will do to his career. But there’s something in the model’s expression that intrigues him and has him wondering what if?
Dylan Prescott just scored his biggest modeling campaign yet. One that has him plastered all over L.A. in not much more than what he was born with. And when he’s cast in Ace’s latest blockbuster, it puts him in close proximity to his ultimate fantasy. Outwardly confident, Dylan has no problem with his sexuality or his pretty-boy looks, and uses both to his advantage to get what he wants. And what he wants is the impossible—Ace Locke.
From Ella Frank’s Sunset Cove series and Brooke Blaine’s L.A. Liaisons series comes a scorchingly hot novel that blends humor, passion, and romance. What happens when these two worlds collide?
Excerpt“WAS THIS YOUR plan?” he asked, his voice low and husky. “Invite me over…get me in your bedroom…”
My racing heart could’ve answered that question for him it was beating so hard, and I almost wished it would, since being this close had every thought fleeing my brain. Especially when he leaned in like he was going to whisper in my ear, his words a silky breath across my chin.
“What happens next?” Dylan fingered the buckle of my belt, and I immediately reached down to still his hand.
“Hang on a second,” I said, and could feel my chest tightening at what he was implying. Jesus, I wanted this so bad, wanted him so bad, yet at the same time I was utterly terrified.
“No,” Dylan said, removing his hand from mine. I caught my breath as he slid his finger over the buckle once again. “Not this time. You have a nasty habit of starting things and never quite finishing them, Ace Locke.”
His teasing tone made me want to kiss the smirk off his face, but I was caught between all the things I wanted to do and everything I’d always held myself back from.
“Kind of like yesterday in your car. You corner me somewhere and then seem to think better of it.” As Dylan angled his head to the side, he slipped his fingers behind the buckle and took a step backward. “Why is that?”
His fingers had frozen in place, and I knew if I wanted anything else beyond this to happen, I needed to say something—and fast. So I said the first thing that came to mind: “Because you make me fucking forget myself.”
Clearly that answer was more than okay by the man whose fingers had now tightened around the top off my pants, because Dylan continued moving backward, this time drawing me with him until his back was against my bedroom wall and I was crowding him in.
“And this is a bad thing?” he asked, and even in the darkness of the room I knew his eyes were on mine.
“No…” I said, and took in a shaky breath before admitting, “It’s a dangerous thing.”
“So this”—Dylan pulled the end of my belt from its loop—“would be too dangerous.”
I cursed under my breath as he tugged my hips closer, and his other hand went to the side of my neck. His thumb grazed my lower lip, and instantly it took me back to the first time I’d seen him, seen that same thumb brushing against his lip, and I let out a soft moan.
“Just a taste,” he whispered, his head angling toward mine. “That wouldn’t be too dangerous. Right?” He didn’t wait for me to respond before his mouth skimmed the line of my jaw. As I held my breath, he planted light, feathery kisses down my neck, and I had to put a hand on the wall to steady myself.
“I think it’d be very fucking dangerous,” I said, but I didn’t move away. No way in hell was I going anywhere, no matter how many red flags were waving, telling me I was going too far. I wanted this, wanted him, and only the devil himself could drag me away.
Dylan’s lips left my neck and he leaned back to look me in the eye. “So stop me.” I shook my head. “No.”
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Dylan Prescott is new to the world of Hollywood and acting. Ace Locke is a pro at the Hollywood scene, and one of the most well known action hero's. Their lives collide on the set of Ace's new movie, and they both want the other. But Ace needs to keep his life private, while Dylan has no problem showing who he is. Opposites attract, but can that attraction survive Hollywood?
I love the creativity of bringing two series from two different authors together. There was nothing that made it necessary for you to read either the Sunset Cover series or the L.A Liaisons series, but if you have you'll get that giddy little feeling of hearing about past characters a few times. Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank writing one story together came out flawlessly and I honestly couldn't tell where one author ended and the other began.
Like the authors, their characters came together in a very strong way. Once you saw Ace and Dylan together there was no denying the chemistry they had and I just wanted more. I became a greedy reader begging for more and more scene with them fighting and then ripping each others clothes off. M/m has it's own type of hotness, that's just a giving, but with this book the authors took that normal "oh wow, that book was sexy" and turned it into "holy shit my panties are ruined." I really wasn't expecting the kinky turn these characters took, but I'm definitely not complaining.
It was interesting to see how Dylan and Ace had a lot of similarities, yet were so different in their way of life. Dylan was a very open person that went after what he wanted, while Ace was still a little shy about taking what he wanted. Their relationship was slow to start, but it worked with the story because that way we got to see Ace working his way up to accepting that he needed to take a chance for Dylan.
When they worked up to finally letting that chemistry guide them, it exploded right off of the pages. They went from zero to sixty, one moment having those cute flirty moments, and then next...well let's just say I'm sure some knee's got rug burn. They were perfect together, all sexy and unique in a out of control way. Definitely something that makes you stop and take notice.
Bottom line, this book is one that must be read by all...but maybe don't read it in public. Unless you're into that sort of thing ☺ At first I was angry at the way it ended and wanted to rant and rave about it. But now I'm actually kind of excited that there will be a whole new book with Ace and Dylan. So bring it on!