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Try: Temptation Series, Book 1 | [Ella Frank]

Try: Temptation Series, Book 1

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed - after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto - if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try? And he wants to try Tate Morrison.
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Publisher's Summary

Try - verb: To make an attempt or effort to do something or in this case…someone.

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed - after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto - if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try?

And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

Just coming out of a four-year marriage with an ex-wife from hell, a relationship is the last thing on Tate's mind. He's starting fresh and trying to get back on his feet with a new job at an upscale bar in downtown Chicago.

The only problem is, Tate has caught the unwavering and unwelcome attention of Mr. Logan Mitchell - a regular at the bar and a man who always gets what he wants.

Night after night Tate fends off the persistent advances of the undeniably charismatic man, but after an explosive moment in the bar, all bets are off as he finds his body stirring with a different desire than his mind.

As arrogance, stubbornness and sexual tension sizzles between the two, it threatens to change the very course of their lives.

Logan doesn't do relationships. Tate doesn't do men. But what would happen if they both just gave in and…tried?

©2013 Ella Frank (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Orlando Murrieta, CA, United States 08-30-14
    Orlando Murrieta, CA, United States 08-30-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Sexy, very sexy. And a story too."

    So often, really sexy books are in danger of descending into smut. Happily, this is not he case with this book. And boy, it's hot! Have fun!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Todd 07-23-14
    Lee Todd 07-23-14
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    "oh yeah"
    Where does Try rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    #1


    What did you like best about this story?

    I rated this my best read of 2013 and after listening to it I'd definitely rate it even higher if that was at all possible!
    Logan and Tate have so much chemistry it is amazing. The story is interesting and the sex scenes are HOT.


    What about Shannon Gunn’s performance did you like?

    Shannon has become my favourite narrator. He has a really easy voice to listen to and puts plenty of emotion and nuance into his work. He also is consistent in how he portrays each of the characters speech throughout the book.


    If you could rename Try, what would you call it?

    It couldn't possibly be anything but TRY


    Any additional comments?

    can't wait to hear TAKE!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    JENNIFER 08-13-14
    JENNIFER 08-13-14

    I am addicted to J. Frost the most. Illiona Andrews, Jaqueline Frank.

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    "Wonderful. I am addicted to this book."
    What did you love best about Try?

    I loved the trueness of the story. The giving in and trying something because it feelt good and made them happy. Both trying something new.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Try?

    The scene when Tate sees Logan telling his coworker to stay away from Tate. Tate thought he was hitting on her. The end result of Logan getting his attention was memorable.


    Have you listened to any of Shannon Gunn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love, love, love, Shannon Gunn's voice and narration. I didn't care much for male narrators before him. He hits the additudes and emotions wonderfully.


    If you could rename Try, what would you call it?

    Logan's hardest challenge. Haha


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book and the narration is perfect. You feel as you are right in the middle of it all. Not just a narration. He hits it all perfectly. The story is great. Can not wait for take to be out on Audible. This bok is SO NOT ONE TO MISS OUT ON. Well worth a credit or a purchase.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    t 11-11-14
    t 11-11-14

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    "Fantastic book+Amzng talent = one compelling read"
    What did you love best about Try?

    First let me start off by saying I already loved the book. I'd read it many times before I found the audio. As I love audiobooks, downloading it was a no-brainer. Listening to it was mind-blowing. As for what I loved best? I'm assuming you mean the audio version, and it's the fact that the narrator - Shannon Gunn - gave each character their own voice. I knew when Logan or Tate or Cole was speaking. And he added passion to his voice so you heard the emotion in it. It was like taking the world's most fabulous dessert and adding a fountain of chocolate with it. Seriously scrumptious.


    What other book might you compare Try to and why?

    Strangely enough, the two that pop into my head are not M/M nor erotica. Harry Potter and the Outlander series. In each of those, the narrator truly got into the books, the characters, and you felt like you were living the books along with them. It means I will be listening to Try for a long time to come.


    Which character – as performed by Shannon Gunn – was your favorite?

    Unequivocally I would have to say Logan. I'll admit, at first Tate's voice threw me. It wasn't what I was expecting (though it did grow on me). But Logan? Fit him so incredibly perfectly. I have to say, I'd line up just to hear Logan say a few of those luscious words that pour out of his mouth.


    If you could take any character from Try out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Hmmm, interesting question. I think I'd choose Cole. Logan's brother fascinates me. Too bad he's married *grins*.


    Any additional comments?

    Most audio books, unfortunately, are okay but not great. This, however, fits in with the greats. Amazing voice, great emotion, strong characterization. Added to the fact this is a fantastic M/M erotic romance - I'd give it 10 stars if I could.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JD 11-05-14
    JD 11-05-14
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    "Loved the book; not so much the narrator"
    Would you listen to Try again? Why?

    No- I really didn't like the voice of Tate- he sounded like an old man!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Yes-not to reiterate but the voice of Tate was awful. I almost didn't finish and this is one of my favorite books!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila Denver, CO, US 10-10-14
    Sheila Denver, CO, US 10-10-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Erotic series is right!!"

    I'm proud of myself for getting this audio, what a smooth and sexy ride it was. Logan and Tate hummmmm this could easily be the classic "gay for him" book but it's a very good story. You will like these guys. As a straight woman (whatever that means) I go to gay listening for a different taste of the relationship pool.
    The narrators was so pleasant to listen too, you always knew who was who even with the female voices.Nice work Ella Frank - I am heading to book two.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pat Johnson 10-03-14
    Pat Johnson 10-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Two guys one love."
    Would you listen to Try again? Why?

    i have listened 4 times --- so far!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The love & when they could the honesty that they shared between them .
    The words flowed & I was lost - fell into their love of each other


    What does Shannon Gunn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Shannon gave depth & excitement - took into Logan & Tate's life.


    Who was the most memorable character of Try and why?

    Both men


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ren CA 09-26-14
    Ren CA 09-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Wowaaweewaa, sexy-times galore!"
    If you could sum up Try in three words, what would they be?

    Sex. Angry. Sex.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Uh, probably Logan. I love Tate but Logan is my homeboy. He is completely uninhibited and almost nothing fazes him. Also, he has an interesting way of dealing with Tate's reservations.


    Have you listened to any of Shannon Gunn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Sadly, no. He did a good job, although I really hate how he states the chapters like a robot. It's a little strange.


    Any additional comments?

    The only reason I didn't give the story five stars is because it actually had too much sex for me, which is shocking. I never thought I would say those words. However, I found myself wishing there was a bit more plot and less angry sex. I say this, but I apparently liked it so much that I immediately read the second book, and am sad that there is no audiobook for that one. The second book had a better sex/plot ratio and really cemented Tate and Logan as an awesome power couple.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathya 08-27-14
    Kathya 08-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty H-O-T and surprisingly funny"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course Logan... he is funny, uninhibited and above all unrestricted. He went for what he wanted relentlessly, poor Tate had no chance....gay or straight.


    What does Shannon Gunn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Overall his narration was OK; however, his crescendo leading to sex scenes is like those you hear from a sports announcer right before a goal is scored. His over excitement while narrating took away from the scene.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was pleasantly surprised. As a straight female listening to a gay story, I was not sure what to expect. It speaks to the quality of the storyline and genuineness of the characters.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    michele Corona, CA, United States 08-27-14
    michele Corona, CA, United States 08-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Try: A True Temptation"
    Where does Try rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Try is one of my top 10 books of all time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tate is my favorite character. He is strong, sexy and honest.


    Have you listened to any of Shannon Gunn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Mr. Gunn's narration was wonderful. His voices were clear, distinctive and in some instances sexy as sin.


    Who was the most memorable character of Try and why?

    Tate is most memorable but Logan was awesome too. Its hard to chose because Ella Frank wrote a fantastic book with two strong, real men.


    Any additional comments?

    I do not usually write reviews but I felt complelled to do so because this book was fantastic. I wanted to start re-reading the book as soon as I finished it. If you think you won't like it based on the synopsis I promise you your wrong. It was worth 3 credits!!! Book 2 better come out on audible soon.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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