Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Devil’s Kiss by Ella Frank Blog Tour


What do you do when the one you least expect to matter…
Ends up mattering the most?


Derek Pearson likes to think he’s an easygoing guy. Uncomplicated, upfront, and unapologetic with what he wants. His what you see is what you get attitude is on prominent display for anyone who cares to look, and his foul mouth is right there to back it up should you miss the point.

However, what you see isn’t always what you get, and only a select few have ever glimpsed the real man under the brash exterior.

Among them? Professor Jordan Devaney. Complicated, high-maintenance, and vibrant, he’s Derek’s opposite in every way. From the moment they saw each other, a love-hate relationship began.

But what happens when one person wants more?

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THE CALL

Present Day

DEREK PEARSON PUSHED open the door of Leighton, Finley & Associates, and stepped out on the paved sidewalk. It was the first day of August, and if the sweltering Floridian sun was any indication, today was going to be hotter than hell’s waiting room.

As he strolled toward the curb, he pulled a pack of Marlboros from the pocket of his shorts and flipped open the top. He needed a fucking cigarette after watching Daniel Finley and his damn professor get all sappy and shit. That was gonna get old real quick if he had to stomach their nauseating displays of I love yous longer than the fifteen minutes he’d been in there. But he’d known he had to make an appearance sooner or later; otherwise Danny boy would’ve shown up asking questions. Questions he wasn’t ready to answer.

There’d been a reason he hadn’t come around to see Finn when he first moved back from Chicago two months ago, but it wasn’t something he was in the mood to talk about yet, even if he was one of the two people on the planet who would get all the shit he’d been dealing with.

Yeah… He just wasn’t ready to go there.

With a smoke between his lips, he lit up, then shoved the pack back in his shorts. He was so damn antsy lately, and for that he could thank his brother, Alan.

He walked around to the side of his Jeep and pulled open the door. After climbing inside, he grabbed his cell phone and stared at the dark screen, contemplating his next move.

Am I really planning to do this?

Fuck
, it seemed that he was, even when he knew better.

If he did this, it would be nothing more than a Band-Aid over the real problem. A shot to numb the more painful issues he was dealing with right now. He would be slipping back into a pattern he had pulled himself out of. An addiction he’d broken free from. But he was also aware that if he didn’t do it, the alternative would be to spiral out of control, and solitude was no longer helping his fucked-up nerves.

He brought the phone to his ear and waited. The phone rang and rang, and fucking rang, until he was close to hanging up—and then it connected.

“You free?” were the only two words out of his mouth. He waited, not caring to pursue small talk. That wasn’t what this was about. All he cared about in that moment was getting what he needed.

When an affirmative came through the phone, he hung up, tossed it on the dashboard, and brought the Jeep to life. As he sped across town, he white-knuckled the steering wheel and didn’t allow himself to think about the consequences of what he was about to do.

It took him less than ten minutes to pull into the underground parking garage of The Palisades and take the elevator up to where his drug of choice waited for him. He glanced up into the camera in the corner of his metallic confines and stared boldly into the face of the one who was waiting at the other end of this ride.

Yeah, he was about to fall off the fucking wagon big time. Was about to slide back into the one place he promised himself he wouldn’t go again. Yet as the elevator came to a halt and the doors opened, there was no denying this was exactly what he wanted.

“I have thirty minutes,” were the words that greeted him.

Derek walked off the elevator and over to the naked man waiting for him. He took the haughty chin between his thumb and forefinger and promised in a voice thick with arousal, “I only need ten. Take me to your room, Jordan. Time’s a wasting.”






Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Angie☆☆☆☆☆
We met Derek in the first book of the series, Finley, and he was a hoot! Straight to the point and seemed hot as sin, and you couldn’t help wanting to know more about him. Jordan was also in the first book briefly, Derek and Finn would call him Posh, as in Posh Spice. I love these two guys. Polar opposites and so right for each other. Just like the first book in the series, this one covers several years. We see why Derek is the way he is, you can’t blame him. Jordan is just a doll, you can’t help but love him and want to hang out with him. His cockiness worked and didn’t annoy me. You see the special bond these two have and you can’t help but want that too. I laughed and I cried, I just loved this book and can’t wait to read the next one in the series!

Characters: Well written and easy to relate to
Sex: Oh yeah!
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: M/M Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes


Shannan☆☆☆☆☆
Finn and Brantley were good, but I LOVED Jordan and Derek.

The back and forth, close but so far away. Devil's Kiss is definitely an angst driven read. At times I wanted to smack the both of them for acting so foolish, but in the end it was all worth it.

The story takes you from Derek and Jordan's first meeting in college when the attraction started, through years after college life. You see a back and forth, friendship with so much more brewing underneath.

So worth the read to fall in love with these two!


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the second in the series – I have not yet had a chance to read Finley, but have a feeling that it may well shed light on certain aspects that I have missed. I enjoyed it as a standalone.

Unusually, this book spans many years, so there is a wealth of detail of things both good and bad – so expect to need a tissue, and be prepared to smile wide too. Also be patient – we know what each of them think, but they seem to have forgotten to communicate with each other. These two very different guys just somehow work, initially as friends, because it is safer – and when it finally comes to them heating up the sheets, well the chemistry is incendiary. I liked that the differences between them were significant, but not overstated.

Ms. Frank has once again created a fascinating relationship, and given us a journey to remember. I look forward to seeing what comes next...




Also Available in the Sunset Cove Series

Book 1
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Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling 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 and on Facebook.

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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Devil’s Kiss (Sunset Cove #2) by Ella Frank to read and review for this tour.

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