REVIEW – ACED by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

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SYNOPSIS:

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?

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.

*****Mel’s Reciew*****

4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by authors)

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Ace Locke is a 33 yr. old movie star who is arrogant, confident, & sexy-as-sin! As one of the biggest action stars in Hollywood he lives his life under a microscope. After he comes out of the closet the paparazzi really up their game harassing him & trying to get the first public shot of him with a man. He valued his privacy & the press were just waiting to pounce, so he didn’t feel he had the freedom to pursue someone he might find himself interested in & wasn’t really putting himself out there.

One thing that he did indulge in though was his daily ride past the giant billboard of a hot as hell model giving a come hither look. He drove past it every day & this guy in his Calvin’s totally did it for him.

Dylan Prescott is a model who moved to L.A. about three months ago from Florida. When his agent calls to tell him he booked him an acting job with Warner Bros studios, Dylan is stunned. He soon learns he will be in the new blockbuster with his idol Ace Locke aka the man of his dreams. He’s had a crush on Ace for as long as he can remember.

Ace Locke arrives at work one day to find his new cast member is none other than the man he is currently lusting over on his daily drive to work. The best part of his morning & his ultimate fantasy is suddenly right in front of him & he’s even more beautiful in person. Dylan Prescott had definitely caught his attention & fully had his interest. He wanted Dylan bad but knew he had to be smart about this.

-I had never been so attracted to someone in all my life, yet the thought of acting on that was utterly terrifying.

-Dylan was even more attractive in person. He was…breathtaking.

-I wanted this, wanted him, and only the devil himself could drag me away.

Ace tries to use self-control & be professional with Dylan, but Dylan is a man comfortable with himself & his sexuality. He was at ease with himself in a way Ace wasn’t. He was a shameless flirt, self-assured, & extremely forward with Ace. He was a man who went after what he wanted, & he made it very clear he wanted Ace. Ace finally reaches his breaking point in trying to resist Dylan & gives into their connection. He finally decides he deserves happiness & wants to try something real with Dylan. Things just feel right when they’re together & Dylan is everything he’s ever wanted, but in Ace’s public life drama seems to follow him.

This book ends on a bit of a cliffy, so I’m really looking forward to the next book Locked. Aced combined characters from both Ella Frank’s Sunset Cove series & Brooke Blaine’s L.A. Liaisons series. These two men I was already familiar with collide in L.A. & things get pretty steamy. I really enjoyed this story & can’t wait for the next book!

-This guy was making me feel things I’d only dreamed about.

-There wasn’t one damn thing about him I didn’t find appealing.

-“I love looking at you. For any reason. Even just to reassure myself that I’m not imagining you so close to me.”

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