Monday, March 30, 2020

Need for Speed by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine Blog Tour

Need for Speed is the continuation of Solo and Panther’s story and should only be read after book one, Danger Zone.

They train to serve their country.
They strive to be the best.
But only a select few can be...
The Elite

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Reckless, arrogant, and bold, Solo is as known in the U.S. Navy for his bad-boy reputation as he is for his skills as a fighter pilot. It’s a surprise to his peers, then, when he’s chosen to train and compete at the most prestigious naval aviation academy in the world.

1. Kick everyone’s ass.
2. Do whatever it takes to win.
3. Do your best to distract the competition.
4. Especially when that competition is a gorgeous blue-eyed perfectionist who makes your blood run hot.

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Disciplined, smart, and confident, Panther can’t afford not to play by the rules. As the son of a top Navy commander, all eyes are on him, and being anything less than number one is unacceptable.

1. Keep it safe in the air.
2. Prove you’re more than Commander Hughes’s son.
3. No distractions. Stay focused.
4. Don’t fall for your competition—especially not the rebellious heartbreaker with lips made for sinning.

In the heat of the hot California sun, tempers flare and desires ignite as Solo and Panther try to resist their attraction while fighting to be number one.
With passion this intense, the question remains:
Who’s gonna come out on top?

Need for Speed is book two of The Elite series and is not a standalone. Danger Zone is book one and must be read first. The final book, Classified, releases on 4.27.20.

Book 2
Buy Links

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~  Also Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

You must read book one before this one. This book picks up exactly where book one ended. If you thought book one was a good ride, wait until you read this one! My love for these two guys just got bigger and better. I can't wait to see how this all turns out in the last book. This series will definitely be on my re-read list.

This is the second in the series and you absolutely have to read them in order – and if you haven't yet, then lucky you as there was a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of book one! Hmm, there might be rather a fun one at the end of this book as well, but in a much more delicious way!

Panther wakes up... already we can gather ourselves as he is clearly going to be okay – phew! And he is discharged into the care of his neighbour, yep, Solo. Now for a chance at smiles all round as these two frenemies start to realise that those pesky feelings were real and that walls are going to be broken. Just the very best reading as they combine some super hot times with some lovely moments of closeness. Matteo hasn't had anyone for such a long time that he is struggling the most, but it is incredibly enjoyable to read.

As the men return to their training programme and Panther has to get back in a jet, we get to hurtle around the sky; so well described that I have a feeling my body was doing the manoeuvres along with them – thank goodness I was on my own! I loved the intensity followed by the relaxing – it mirrored the hot and then calm that the men were experiencing together beautifully.

I loved this installment and especially where they reach by the end... roll on the reveal of that decision.

Need for Speed is the second book in the Elite series. It picks up right where Danger Zone left us. Need for Speed cannot be read as a standalone. You will not be getting the whole story if you do not start with Danger Zone, and trust me when I say you NEED that part of the story.

If you haven't read Danger Zone please do not read this review... there are spoilers for that book.

Grant (Panther) wakes up bruised and battered. He remembers everything that happened when he had to eject from his plane. All he wants is to see Solo and get back to NAFTA. Solo needs to see Panther is okay. Panther's accident brought back so many bad memories of when Solo lost his brother. After finding out he's okay, Solo can't get to the hospital fast enough. When Panther is finally released from the hospital, he needs to have someone with him and Solo obviously volunteers. The accident and the time spent together brings out the vulnerability of both of them. Things change and they realize they may only have the now, the Navy could send them in separate ways that a relationship would never survive.

I loved watching this go from something that was just sex to something that is so much more. Neither knowing just how the other felt.

"...let me watch you lose yourself in us"

Panther finally realizing he was living a life that everyone expected but not that he necessarily wanted.

"But I wasn't scared, not anymore, because I knew Solo would be there to catch me."

Where we were left at the end of this one had me dying for the next installment! I have to know how the rest of this plays out!

Also Available in The Elite Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
~  Also Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Danger Zone Blog Tour.

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. 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.

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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Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author best known for writing romantic comedy and M/M romance. Her novels lead with humor and heart, but Brooke never shies away from throwing in something extra naughty that will scandalize her conservative Southern family for life (bless their hearts).

She’s a choc-o-holic, lives for eighties bands (which means she thinks guyliner is totally underrated), believes it’s always wine o’clock, and lives with the coolest cat on the planet—her Maine Coon mix, Jackson Agador Spartacus.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Need for Speed (The Elite #2) by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine to read and review for this tour.

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