Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: LOCKED by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine @EllaFrank2012 @BrookeBlaine1

Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: LOCKED by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine @EllaFrank2012 @BrookeBlaine1

I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: LOCKED by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine @EllaFrank2012 @BrookeBlaine1Locked by Ella Frank, Brooke Blaine
Series: PresLocke #2
Published by: Self Published
on September 2, 2016
Genres: M/M Contemporary Romance
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“ACE LOCKE JETS OFF TO SIN CITY WITH MYSTERY MAN”

Sorry, ladies—and fellas—Hollywood’s hottest action star, Ace Locke, is officially off the market!

The man on Locke’s arm has been identified as Dylan Prescott, the sexy new “it” model currently featured in the latest Calvin Klein ads. Sources tell TNZ the men met on the set of Locke’s upcoming action film Insurrection 2, and that “they only have eyes for each other.”
This is the first public gay relationship for Locke, who came out a year ago, and there has been much speculation on who would finally be the one to catch his eye.

According to multiple eyewitnesses, Locke whisked Prescott away on his private jet for a romantic weekend at Syn, the most exclusive hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. After pictures recently surfaced of the new couple, affectionately named PresLocke, it appears from the possessive way Locke keeps his new beau close that things are heating up.

The world is watching #PresLocke, and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on this budding relationship!

Ace and Dylan’s story continues in Book Two of the Bestselling PresLocke Series.

my thoughts

Ohhhh Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine just made me very VERY happy! I can’t even tell you! Oh, you guys, I SO needed this book today! Just when I thought I couldn’t fall even more in love with their boys, they kick it up a notch and make me fall head over heels ALL. OVER. AGAIN. As soon as I finished ACED, I craved Dylan and Ace’s happily ever after. We get that and SO MUCH MORE in LOCKED! Lovers of PresLocke, it’s time to let go of that cliff and plunge in to the awesomeness that is…LOCKED!

“…if you want this, if you want me, then I’m ready to walk out that door with your hand in mine and tell the world to fuck off.”

YES! We start LOCKED right where we left off in ACED. Ace and Dylan are no longer hiding. Even though the choice was taken away from them,  Ace preps Dylan as much as he possibly can…giving him multiple ‘outs’. But the feelings that Dylan have for Ace are so new and so intense that he is willing to face anything for this amazing man. Fame takes its toll on the two, but in the end, it ends up making their connection stronger than ever. The ups and downs, the scandal, the emotional impact on the two is great, but they stick together through thick and thin. Even when past demons come knocking on their door…the love that they share, the combustible connection that they have is so strong and runs so deep, that it doesn’t tear them down.

“You, Dylan Prescott, are worth every scandalous thing that’s about to be written…”

“And you know why?”

“Because with you, I’ve found me.”

You know what I absolutely LOVE about this story? The angst and what direction it was pointed to. I loved how all throughout the story, you knew that nothing would tear these two apart. There was never any break-up scare at all. The angst was on their past and their newfound fame as a couple. I adore how these two were constantly coming to each other’s rescue and always reassuring one another that they found themselves in one another. God, I loved everything about Dylan and Ace’s romance. It was passionate…it was naughty…it was incredibly heartwarming. Oh and hilarious at times! Definitely has some humorous parts when Derek and Jordan entered the picture and finally got to meet Ace Locke.

So if you are looking for a sexy, beautiful, AND memorable MM romance, look no further! ACED and LOCKED are the books for you! Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine has created something special with these characters and this series. This romance is as close to PERFECTION as you can get!

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quote“You’re looking pretty serious over there, Daydream.” There was humor in his tone, but it didn’t quite reach his eyes. “You okay?”

I nodded slowly as I made my way over to where he sat. I reached for the phone and put it on the table, and when I cupped the side of his face and lowered my lips to his, I said, “I’m just great.”

Ace pulled away slightly and raised an eyebrow. “Great, huh?”

“Mhmm. I was just thinking…”

“Always a dangerous pastime,” Ace said, and brought a palm up to lay it directly over my heart, and I wondered if he could feel it thudding.

“No. Not this time,” I said.

“No?”

“Nope. I was just thinking how wonderful you are.”

“Okay, sweet talker—”

“I’m serious,” I said, bringing my other hand up so I was cradling his face between my palms. “I wish for one day you could be me, so you could see what an incredibly brave, sweet, extraordinary human being you are. You have so much, Ace, yet…you’re more generous and humble than anyone I know.”

“Dylan—”

“Shh,” I whispered against his lips. “I just wanted you to know that I…” I caught myself at the last minute as his eyes pierced mine and I was paralyzed by the enormity of emotions flooding me.

God, how is it that in twelve weeks this man has completely turned my world upside down? But he had. Ace had me wanting things…things I’d never even thought about before. Things I always assumed I would never want.

“You…?” he said, but my mind had changed course. The emotions had blurred and morphed into something else entirely, and then, quite unexpectedly, I asked, “Do you want kids?”

From the stunned expression on Ace’s face, I might as well have asked him if he were a serial killer. His eyes had widened and his mouth fell open, and he looked so bewildered I couldn’t stop the chuckle that bubbled out of me.

“Uhh…” he said.

He appeared so shell-shocked it made me laugh even harder. “I’m sorry…but you should see your face right now… I promise, I’m not pregnant.” When I began laughing again, Ace’s mouth snapped shut and he brought both his hands up to my wrists to encircle them and tug me down into the booth with him. He scooted across the seat until he was lounging back against the wall and I was awkwardly sprawled across him.

“Excuse me if you took me a little bit off guard,” he said.

“A little bit?”

“Okay, a whole fucking lot. But that wasn’t where I thought you were going with that at all.”

I aimed a grin his way, trying to play down the fact that I’d been about three seconds away from handing over more of me than I knew I could ever get back should Ace decide he didn’t—

“Hey?” he said. “Where’d you go?”

“Huh?”

It was Ace’s turn to chuckle. “What is up with you? You’re all over the place.”

I sighed, knowing that he was right. Maybe it was like a postproduction crash or something. But I felt oddly sentimental. Like all of my feelings were right there on the surface.

I stroked my fingers down his cheek. “I just think you would be an amazing father, is all. And I was curious.”

He narrowed his eyes on me. “I don’t think that’s it at all, but to answer your question. Yes, I think one day and”—his eyes were so intent on holding mine then that there was no way I could look anywhere but at him, and his meaning was crystal clear before he even said it—“with the right person, I would definitely consider having kids. What about you?”

“I never really thought I would, considering where I came from and all. But…” I chewed on my lower lip, suddenly wishing I’d kept my damn mouth shut.

“But?”

My eyes locked with his and I decided it was now or never to really just lay it out there. “But watching you today on set made me think about what-ifs.”

The grin that curved Ace’s mouth then was cheeky, and for the first time since we’d entered the trailer, his eyes lit with the same amusement his smile was conveying.

“Are you trying to say you want me to knock you up? Because, Dylan, I have to tell you, I have some pretty powerful boys at work, but no amount of horny goat weed is gonna make that happen.”

It was my turn for my jaw to drop then, and when Ace started laughing his ass off I punched him in the arm. “Dick.”

“Aww, but you just said I was wonderful.”

“A wonderful dick.”

“But not magical enough to get you pregnant.”

“Would you stop saying that. You’re freaking me out.”

Ace’s rumble of laughter vibrated through him as he wrapped his arms around my waist, and finally, after a minute or two, when his mirth had subsided, he stroked a hand down my back to my ass and pulled me as close as was possible while wearing clothes.

“It’s okay to look at the future and think about what might be, Daydream.”

I laid my head against his shoulder and shut my eyes. “I know. This is all just happening so fast. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe it’s real.”

I felt his lips at my temple and then he whispered, “It’s real. So believe it. Plan it. Trust it.”

I nodded and then angled my face to see him look up at me. He had a soft smile on his face, and for the first time all day he looked relaxed, and I knew that as long as we were together the future looked brighter than ever.

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About Brooke Blaine

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.

She is the author of Flash Point, a romantic suspense standalone, as well as the co-author of the erotic series, A Desperate Man, with Ella Frank. The latter has scarred her conservative southern family for life, bless their hearts. Licked, a romantic comedy, will be released November 11th, 2015 and is the first in the L.A. Liaisons series.

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.

About Ella Frank

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. 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 can reach her on the web at www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author



Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.



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