Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Book Review: 'Locked' by Ella Frank

Oregon author Ella Frank writes contemporary and erotic fiction with almost 20 novels (both as solo writer and in conjunction with Brooke Blaine) described as hot and sexy erotica. For this series Ella and Brooke join forces and the result is some of the steamiest M/M erotica on the shelves.

Because ACED was Book 1 and this series is a continuing cast, the first book is summarized as follows: 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.’

Now with that background (for those who missed Book1) the story of LOCKED unfolds – ‘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.’

Ella and Brooke enhance each other as writers and together they have created one credible and very erotic romance/story. They make their main characters as Well as the supporting cast very real people – a factor that makes the fantasy aspect of the book just that much more credibly possible. Solid erotica from page 1 on. Where will they take us next? Grady Harp, September 16
This book was free on Kindle Unlimited

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