Aced by 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?
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“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.”
I LOVE the beginning and how these guys meet. It really is the best when characters get off on the wrong foot especially when they’ve been fantasizing about each other. Seriously it’s the best in setting up the premise for a story as well as setting the mood. When a story has you giggling and smiling like a fool pretty much from the beginning you know it’s going to be a good one.
He made me feel reckless. He made me forget that I was in a room full of my peers, some of whom I didn’t know overly well. He made me forget my role, and all because he had a face that had literally stopped me in my tracks for weeks.
And that was just a taste of what was to come because never in my wildest imagination could I have thought that Ella Frank could top what she’s previously written. I’ve never read anything by Brooke Blaine but I will tell you if it’s anything like this book sign me up. I need to run and get to one clicking because damn, what I just read. I can’t even put into words how awesome it was.
I didn’t know this guy any more than I knew a passing acquaintance, but the second I’d realized who he was, my brain had shut off and my dick had activated.
Ace and Dylan are smoking hot together. Jesus someone hose me down because I’m a melted pile of goo over here. The chemistry between these guys if off the charts hot. And let me tell you the sexual tension is sizzling and so thick. Oh how I love the push and pull that went on. They are so mind blowing hot together. So fully compatible and connected that you just feel the emotions, lust and burning desire they have for each other so completely and fully. It’s just pouring off the pages. I can’t even express how phenomenal of a job Ella and Brooke have done with building up these characters and creating this brilliant story.
I’d never wanted anyone the way I wanted Dylan in that moment. It was as though every single part of me was drawn to him. And I was done denying that.
“Just a taste,” he whispered, his head angling toward mine. “That wouldn’t be too dangerous. Right?”
These characters are always aware of one another and the way the story is told there is no way you can’t feel how emotionally charged and needy they are. What is so great about this story is yes we get the flirty, we get dirty talking, mind blowing sex but the romance… The Romance is so much more and brings us so much to the story. Like if there wasn’t even a single sex scene my uterus would be melting from how much there is in this story. Thank you Ace for being such a romantic because I seriously have a new book boyfriend. He was just everything. And yes I know I’m not even telling you anything about the story because really there is no way I’m going to ruin this amazing experience for you.
“You’re jealous,” he said, and when I shook my head, he laughed
“Yes, you fucking are. What I’m trying to work out is why?”
“Because I want to be the one touching you.”
All I’m going to say is grab this book. If you’ve never read anything from either author before and are not familiar with the collaboration of their series then don’t fret. This can definitely be read without having read the previous books. And if you are familiar with either or then jump in. You will not be disappointed.
About the Authors
Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”
A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR.
You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.
Brooke enjoys writing sassy contemporary romance, whether in the form of comedy, suspense, or erotica. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.
If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.
Ella and Brooke are giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Card in celebration of this release.