REVIEW: ELLA FRANK ✮ TRUE

REVIEW: ELLA FRANK ✮ TRUETrue by Ella Frank
Series: Temptation #6
on December 21st 2017
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five-stars

True - adjective: That which is accurate or exact.

I dare you to try.
I think you’re my truth.
Terrify me.
Marry me.
Marry me.
Marry me...

Four years ago, Logan Mitchell walked into Tate’s life and challenged him to see it differently.

He dared Tate to try a kiss, when normally he wouldn’t have.
He begged him to take a chance, when he probably shouldn’t have.
But most importantly, he asked Tate to trust that he would love him, and he did. From that moment on, Tate realized exactly what his life had been missing—Logan.

Happily-ever-afters come in many different forms. But for Tate Morrison, there’s only one ending he wants. The one where the guy marries the guy and true love conquers all.

Now all he has to do is tell Logan.

To say I was thrilled when Ella Frank announced this year that she was ready to write the last chapters of Logan and Tate’s story would be an understatement. I was over the moon. How is it that it’s over already? This is the last book in the Temptation series and it’s time to wish the lawyer and his bartender well and send them off into their Happily Ever After. And while I’m so happy for them there is a kind of melancholy that I can’t stave off.

How is it possible to love two fictional characters so much and make you feel sad when you have to let them go? I have spent so much time with these two yet I still crave more and it’s good that we’ll be able to get glimpses of their HEAs in the author’s future books.

In TRUE Logan and Tate show once more that their relationship is built on a strong foundation. They fight like every couple, they make up in the way only these two can, with raw emotion and combustible chemistry beneath the sheets. There is nothing they can’t do or overcome together and this is the feeling you get when reading the last installment of the series.

“But that’s what love’s supposed to do sometimes, right? Hurt? It beats us around every now and then to make sure we’re paying attention. To make sure we know that, yes, that’s the person who really matters the most.”

When I look back I see how much Logan has changed over the course of these books. He is still this arrogant, eloquent man but his speech doesn’t come out unfiltered any longer. Or let me rephrase, he knows now when he has to tread with caution. Mostly. Logan is softer around the edges and we have Tate to thank for the chance to get to see that. He shows us the best version that Logan can be – a person who fights for what is right, protects those he loves but isn’t unforgiving.

“Deep down inside, under this bravado you show the world, is a very sweet man, Logan Mitchell.”

Interestingly, Tate hasn’t changed as much as Logan. That’s not a bad thing though, Tate is still fiercely loyal, sweet and mellow, easy-going with a lot of mischief added to the mix. There is nobody better for Logan than this guy, their personalities complement each other in the best possible way.

Their relationship is heartwarming, it has the banter, the sweetness, the tension we have come to love. They are best friends, lovers and soul mates and in no other book it’s more obvious than in this one.

“He makes you a little bit stupid, Logan Mitchell.

Logan and Tate are supported by a fantastic side cast – I love Cole’s and Logan’s relationship, how close they are, Tate’s and Rachel’s lovely friendship and finally, Will. God, I wish my father was like that. He is the epitome of a good parent.

A Son’s Prayer. Dear God, make me the kind of man my father is.

A Father’s Prayer. Dear God, make me the kind of man my son thinks I am.

Ella Frank ties up all loose ends, and I loved that she didn’t go the cheesy route and made everything OK with a pretty bow. Thus is life, some things just can’t be fixed. She delivers quite a twist which will see a resolution in the next series she is going to write.

Ms. Frank sent the bartender and his lawyer off on a good way, you know they will be more than OK. For me, it is bittersweet to say goodbye, I know Logan and Tate better than my next door neighbors, they were among the first MM romance books I read and they have been my favorites for a long time now. While TRUE doesn’t pack the angst of TATE it was a highly emotional, beautiful story about two men who were meant to be together. It’s that inevitability of their love, the strength of it that is the heart and soul of this series. Thank you for the ride, Ella.

five-stars

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