(Temptation series, book 3)
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 the 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 one 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 come so easily...
“What’s wrong with my hair? Are you saying I need to cut it?”
“No, I’m fucking not,” Logan said as he fingered the curls by Tate’s ear. “And you know it.”
“What would you do if I did shave my head?”
“Kill you? And likely get away with it since I have connections to a very reputable law firm.”
Tate chuckled and shoved Logan until he was on his back beside him. “Be serious.”
Logan turned his head on the pillow and ran his eyes over Tate’s full head of hair. Then he returned his gaze to the eyes watching him. “I would quite possibly cry. For days.”
“Over my hair? It does grow back, you know.”
“Yeah, but not for months,” he grumbled. “Can you please stop talking so calmly about this? You’re making me nervous.”
Tate shifted until his long, lean body was stretched out above him, and Logan widened his legs to allow him to settle in between.
“Don’t worry,” Tate assured him as he lowered his head to kiss the corner of his mouth. He then moved those teasing lips to Logan’s ear and whispered, “I like your hands in it too much to cut it off.”
Logan threaded his fingers through the thick waves and asked, “Like this?”
With a groan, Tate rocked his hips against him, and Logan twisted his fingers tighter.
“Exactly like that.”
“Good,” he said as he wound his legs around Tate’s. “Because this way, I can have a tight hold on you when you’re trying to distract me. I’m onto you, Mr. Morrison. Don’t try to use your body against me.”
He almost lost his willpower when Tate, the cocky fucker, placed his hands on either side of his head and rubbed their erections together.
“You don’t want me to use my body on you?”
“Fuck you,” Logan said, knowing full well that, if he didn’t change the subject or get Tate the hell off him, he was going to roll him over and cease talking altogether.
Usually he’d love nothing more, but right now, he wanted to know why Tate had reacted so strongly to his question from last night—well, early morning.
“We need to talk.”
I am going to miss these two so, so much.
There are good love stories, there are great love stories, and then there are those that cement themselves in your heart. They make you believe, they force you to feel, and they leave you with a heart so full you wonder how it's possible these characters aren't real. They have to be; you are so invested in their relationship that you can't fathom them ever being apart. These are love stories that you feel could change the world, even if just a little bit. Logan and Tate's love story is that kind of story.
Try was my very first M/M romance, and I could never have imagined how deeply I would fall in love with these two men. Now I'm sitting here, after finishing their journey, and wondering how I can properly express my feelings on this series. I don't want to give away any spoilers regarding the plot, and quite honestly, the blurb contains everything you need to know. Trust picks up right where we left off at the end of Take, and Ella gives us an absolutely beautiful portrait of the sheer power of love in this finale of Logan and Tate's story.
I can count on both hands the number of couples that I was rooting for as if it was my own relationship, and these two...these two are at the top of that list. They have overcome so many challenges, and reservations, and yet through all the rough spots, their love remained constant. Ella has given us a story that perfectly mixes passion, unconditional love, friendship, family, more-than-clever wit, and hot as all hell sex. You didn't think I would forget to mention that, did you?! I mean...Je-sus Christ. Why did I even bother wearing pants while I read this?!
Honestly, I could spend all night telling you how deep my love for this series runs, and I can't recommend it highly enough. If you are having reservations simply because it's M/M? Don't. I promise you won't be disappointed, and you will experience one of the greatest romances I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of; seriously, Ella, thank you for writing this series. You have shown the world pure, honest, beautiful love and I can't imagine a time in the future when these two won't have a space in my heart.
"I've never been more sure of another person in all my life."
Ella Frank is a #1 Amazon Bestselling author. She writes both contemporary and erotic fiction and is best known for her Exquisite and Temptation series. The minute she began her love affair with reading, she became an avid supporter of the romance genre and has never looked back. Ella is Australian born and bred but currently resides in Hillsboro, Portland with her husband.