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Take Me to the Good Parts of This Book
Warning: The Good Parts Might Be Explicit

  • First Meeting
  • Try by Ella Frank
Batter Up! Logan wants to play with some balls.
  • Flirty Banter
  • Try by Ella Frank
Suck it up, Logan, and Tate will give you a ride.
  • I Want You
  • Try by Ella Frank
Tate's family is traditional as hell.
  • It Might Be Love
  • Try by Ella Frank
Can Tate accept that his soul mate is another man?
  • Sexual Tension
  • Try by Ella Frank
Tate never thought he would be so turned on by this.

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  • First Meeting
  • Batter Up! Logan wants to play with some balls.
  • Flirty Banter
  • Suck it up, Logan, and Tate will give you a ride.
  • I Want You
  • Tate's family is traditional as hell.
  • It Might Be Love
  • Can Tate accept that his soul mate is another man?
  • Sexual Tension
  • Tate never thought he would be so turned on by this.

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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Excellent

Excellent story that I have read many times and Shannom Gunn added to the story with perfect narration! 5 stars!!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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If you like m/m erotica, it's a great book - but not the best audiobook.

I am fan of erotic romance and erotica. "Try" is a good example of m/m erotica done right. Flawed but relatable male characters, plenty of internal conflict, hot sex scenes. The best part of this book is that the first third or more is one long, delicious tease. By the first time of actual sex, the reader can feel the desperate relief. The first book in the series, much of the conflict is internal or between Tate and Logan. I would have liked some external conflict as well, but that comes out in the next book in the series.

The audiobook performance, however, is awful. The reader has two distinct voices for Tate and Logan. His voice for Tate sounds like Worf from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Very distracting. He over-acted the sex scenes and made them more porn, less hot passion. If you can call an M/M sex scene melodramatic, he did exactly that. His female voices were almost offensive. They all sounded like whiny empty-headed co-eds, and they all sounded exactly the same. I was disappointed with the performance overall.

My recommendation: read the book instead of listening to it.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Orlando
  • Murrieta, CA, United States
  • 08-30-14

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!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Incredible!

I'll just straight up admit it: I'm totally in love with Logan and Tate. I cannot believe how amazing this story is. It has everything I want in a book. Creative characters that I can't get enough of, a story that's original and interesting and keeps me fascinated. And let's be real, Ella Frank is a phenomenal author. Her writing style is clean, she makes the story flow and doesn't fill up her stories with useless scenes and details. Shannon Gunn is the perfect narrator for this book. His voice is exactly what I imagine Logan and Tate would sound like. So incredibly sexy. Wow. Just wow.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Just no.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A plot. The sex was well written and scorching. And sometimes you just want some plain old porn. It's just I like a plot with all that butt sex!

Has Try turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I think I'm even going to TRY the second book, as there seemed to finally be a connection between the characters. However, the 8 chapters of sexual harassment almost did me in.

Would you be willing to try another one of Shannon Gunn’s performances?

Not by choice. Voices were odd, but the outright screaming every time someone came was over the top. Screaming doesn't make it better. Just loud.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Try?

I would have slashed the first eight chapters or at least made Logan less of a almost rapey asshole.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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! <br/>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!!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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William Shatner reads erotica

Would you try another book from Ella Frank and/or Shannon Gunn?

Not a fan of Shannon Gunn. His reading has really lessened my enjoyment of a book I quite liked. Having read and loved the 1st 2 books of this series but having it read by Shannon Gunn I couldn't help think I was being read to by William Shatner's Captain Kirk. That's not a good thing in case you were wondering. While 'in character' he was tolerable (unless he was reading a female character, awful!), while narrating it was painful. Then throw in the lack of smooth transition from one chapter to the next. I'd be fine with no marking of chapter changes in my audio books but if you feel the need to do it please don't make it louder and completely out of timber with the rest of the reading. Gunn's loud and stilted 'CHAPTER 12' transitions completely jar you out of the story. A bad performance is an audio books worst enemy in my opinion and there seem to be a LOT of them out there.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Logan and Tate both are terrific characters. They are strong men with definite opinions who just blend well together.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Shannon Gunn?

I could see Hugh Jackman doing an amazing job.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Absolutely, as long as Shannon Gunn isn't involved.

Any additional comments?

Great book but the reading is very distracting. The reader should draw you in, not make you cringe, unless you're reading a horror novel.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Loved the book, hated the narration

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I wanted to re-read this great book and decided to try (pun intended) the audio (whispersync). <br/>It was really bad! The narrator grunted and groaned OTT (over the top). It sounded like he tried too hard so it just ended up awkward and then ridiculous. I also felt the MCs voices were all wrong. Tate sounded like an old man or something. It was just... wrong. I only made it to about 20% before I had to stop. The narration totally put me off the book and since I've already read it once before I *knew* the story and loved it. I actually listened to bits of the story later in the book to just make sure, because "is it really *this* bad?" And yes, it really was. I ended up laughing out laugh at one of the sex scenes I've just read and knew was hot. The narrating of the same scene? Not so much. So steer clear, and just read this great story and fall in love with Logan and Tate on your own.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Love love love this series!

Can't get enough! Have even downloaded more titles read by this narrator. Have Take and am waiting anxiously for Trust, book #3!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Narrator ruined it.

I really don't know if I want to finish reading this book. The narrators performance has ruined the story for me. Every hot scene he yells and speeds up like that is supposed to make it intense and passionate, when in reality it ruins the moments between the two main characters. The voice for Tate is way too deep and sounds put on. It's a disappointment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • 01-22-15

Captivating. Sensual.

Lose yourself in Tate and Logan's world. Wonderful audio! Will listen time and time again

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Becky L
  • 05-16-16

Great story - but I prefer the print version

What did you like best about Try? What did you like least?

I have read the book many times, so I thought the audiobook would be a good addition to my library. However, the narration and I just didn't mesh, and it was all a little too much. Yes, I know it's an erotica - but I like my erotica a little less salacious.

How could the performance have been better?

It just felt a little too over the top for me - too many 'crescendo' sounds in the audio that let me create less of my own world and felt like too much of it was created for me.

Do you think Try needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Well....there's Take and Trust, so yeah!

Any additional comments?

Although the audio didn't work for me, I absolutely love the book and would happily recommend.

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  • Morgana
  • 02-12-15

Good story, shame about the comedy narration

This story is super hot and really hits the spot.

The only fly in the ointment is the narrator. Narrator, Shannon Gunn, must also be movie trailer voice over guy as well because he has just the voice for it. It was way too over the top for this kind of job.

Also, the way he voices Tate is hilarious and as sexy as my big toe.

I'll listen to the sequel as I want to know what happens but I won't order any more books narrated by the same person. I can't go through it again!

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  • Angel kitty
  • 08-13-17

Wow

If you think reading try was good
This audio is even better
Wow
Total mind blowing
Go ahead and try