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 about 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?
Jesey: Hi Trish!! Are you ready to talk Logan and Tate AGAIN?!
Trish: Hells to the yeah!! I was waiting patiently for this one!! And Ella did NOT disappoint!
Jesey: No she did not! I loved that the story picks up exactly where we left off in Try.
Trish: So who do you wanna chat about first?? Tate or Logan?
Jesey: Ooooooh Let’s talk about Tate!!! I just loved how alpha he is this time around.
Trish: I swear I was NOT expecting the Alpha Tate. But he wears it well!!! He certainly found his way around a cock ;)
Jesey: He really does, but without losing who he really is. Tate still shows us how scared and unsure he is, this is still all so new to him.
Trish: YES…agreed Jesey!! That’s kinda what I love about both of them…they are always honest and up front.
Jesey: Like this for example…
“Bullshit,” Tate cut in. “You can’t walk away from me any more than I can from you.”
Trish: OMG Yes Jesey!!! The sex in this book is NOT even normal. And aside from it being on fire hot, like panty dripping hot, there were more tender moments than anything. There were times while I was reading some of the hot stuff, I found myself reading slower, savoring it because they were making love!! And you sooo feel it…their connection…their bond….this new territory they find themselves in.
Jesey: I loved that it was new for both of them….obviously for Tate it’s about figuring out that he is gay (or bi??) and for Logan it’s being monogamous.
Trish: Like this one quote from Logan…
“This, what we’re about to do, isn’t just fucking. Not anymore.”
I wasn’t expecting this…were you?
Jesey: I was not! Especially from Logan! His transformation in this book is just incredible.
Trish: I have to say in Try, Tate was my favorite. But honestly in Take, I FELL IN LOVE WITH LOGAN. Watching this smart ass fall in love and not know what to do with himself and these feelings he was having for Tate, well that turned me the fuck on! I fell along with him. Jesey, it was like he was wearing his emotions on his sleeve. So endearing!
Jesey: It’s funny because now we have swapped our favorites. I was so in love with Logan in Try and now I find myself siding with Tate. Maybe it’s the whole alpha male taking charge that does it for me LOL
Trish: I know!! The tables have turned…I am a LOGAN woman!! He really wants to be taken…and TATE TAKES HIM!!!
Jesey: Ok so now that we have agreed to switch men….not that they would have either of us anyway hehehe What did you think of their situation this time around?
Trish: Hmm!! Good question….My heart went out to Tate. Their situation was way more like reality because I know this shit happens every day; families that are just not comfortable with their gay son, and Tate…he’s a such a good man, and didn’t deserve what his parents dished out. Such hurtful words and of course Tate being the selfless person he is, cared that Logan was being insulted. This is why I love Tate. And don’t get me started on Diana…..TWUNT!! Every book has a Twunt and Diana is ours!
Jesey: Couldn’t have said it better Trish. The reality of a man coming out to his family, at his age, and after being married to a twatwaffle…errrrr woman…screw it, she was a bitch…it is a tough subject to tackle. He really was not expecting the reaction that he got, he thought they would understand, and well, no spoilers but it did not go well.
Trish: Exactly!!!!! Ella did a hell of a good job with these tough scenes. There was something that Tate said to Logan that stuck with me……..
“I’m done pretending I don’t understand what’s going on here. It’s crazy and intense, but Logan, It’s real. Every time I’m near you, I feel alive.”
He closed his eyes and whispered, “What they did and what they said…that’s their choice, and you are mine.”
Jesey: I know a lot of people are weird about reading a M/M book. We said it the last time, the way that Ella writes, you focus on the relationship and the emotions…not on the genders.
Trish: Def!! I was surprised how turned on I was reading their sex scenes…their anything scenes…just a touch….or the way Logan moves Tate’s curls off his face!! She was so descriptive. Every scene I read, I felt like I was right there with them, watching how they interact. Ella is that good!
Jesey: That was my favorite between them…so simple yet so meaningful. Ok Trish, I have to know….what was your favorite sex scene between Tate and Logan?
Trish: OMG Seriously…..
Trish: One scene comes to mind….one word…CABIN….two more words. Sheepskin Rug! HOLLA!!!
Jesey: Y…E….S!! And it wasn’t just about the sex….it was the connection and the meaning behind it all. Wanna know my fave?
Trish: Do tell…I need to know!!!
Jesey: There’s a scene in the apartment, against a door, and then a wall….and it was all, about, the power and the control. So raw and needy.
Trish: Jesey…BINGO! When you asked me that question, I said HMM..Wall sex or Cabin sex!! HOLLA!! Great minds…
Jesey: Hehehehehe yup, I will never think of it the same again. Now my next question is this – Give me a quote (I have mine all picked out) that you feel strongly portrays either Tate or Logan’s feelings.
I have a great one. It’s kinda from the both of them.
“Be with me,” Tate invited, reaching out to run his fingers along the short hair covering Logan’s jawline. “Put your hands on me, and Take me.”
When Logan turned his face back toward him, Tate’s breath caught in this throat. The lost look from moments earilier was gone, replaced with one full of wonderment.
“God, you’re amazing. How’d I get so lucky?”
Jesey: LOVE IT!! They both realize how special what they have is. Here is mine…it’s from Tate:
“He sure as fuck had never experienced such a need to be this close to someone, to have them inside him and be part of his body. But with every kiss, touch, and word out of Logan’s mouth, Tate craved that intimate connection with him.”
For Tate to admit that he wanted that connection was such a huge step!
Trish: Oh God!! This is why I fucking LOVE Tate…right there…he’s not craving a man…he’s craving Logan!! Who wouldn’t!!! So Jesey, one issue Logan must tackle in Take is his past….with his ex…some how it all ties in…how did Logan handle this?
Jesey: We knew a little bit about this from Try but I did not expect it to take on the dimensions that it did in Take. Overall I think that Logan was freaked out about his past and how it was going to affect his present and his future. He was so hurt and he was doing his best to not get hurt again.
Trish: Jes, I couldn’t agree more. Listening to Logan tell Tate his past history with Chris, his first…his first everything broke my fucking heart. He brought me to tears.
Jesey: It made you realize that Logan was more than just this sexy guy who was all about sex.
Trish: Hells to the yeah!!! Wonder how it all ends…Everybody is just going to have to read to find out!! Because its SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jesey: I was so happy with how this book went and how it ended….and now we hear that we will get MORE Tate and Logan. We don’t know when but you will all be the first to know when we do!
Trish: Jesey, so glad we could chat about our favorite men!! Love me a Logan/Tate manwich! 5 HOLLAS from me!!!
Jesey: Manwich! Love your mint ass! G’night DolL!