Series: A Desperate Man: Volume Three
Author: Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: September 13, 2015
Cover Design: © By Hang Le
Sex. Addiction. Lies.
One night changed everything.
With the sins that stand between Evan and Reagan, can a relationship emerge from a past that is so broken?
Or will the weight of their deceptions crush any hope of redemption?
A Desperate Man: Volume 3
A Desperate Man: The Complete Series
A Desperate Man: Volume 1
A Desperate Man: Volume 2
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
What an ending to this addictive series! I read this in one sitting as I refused to put it down. Once I was thrown back in to the world of Evan James and Reagan Spencer, everything stopped. I forgot how much I missed these two and how much I needed to know how their story ends.
If you’ve read the first two installments you know that Reagan and Evan had a falling out. Feelings are discovered and secrets come to the surface. Neither one could have predicted that this could have threatened the foundation of just the start of Reagan and Evan.
“She was the anchor holding him steady as he headed into uncharted waters.”
The connection between Evan and Reagan is even stronger this time around. Their banter, their sexual tension is at an all time high. While their relationship is threatened because of Evan’s addiction and Reagan’s secret, neither can deny that they feel something so deep for the other. They try to work and be cordial, but they know they are never the same. Walking away isn't an option. So much growth occurs between Reagan and Evan. Not only as individuals, but as lovers as well. Something shifts with these two. And you feel it. They become intimate on a whole different level. It's endearing and beautiful.
“Evan James was in her soul.”
This was a perfect ending for Reagan and Evan. It was realistic and genuine. It was THE ending for them. Their life is not full of butterflies and rainbows. They both struggle with their flaws. What they do know is that they fell irrevocably in love and would not change their journey to finding each other. Once again, the authors wrote a seamlessly erotic and passionate novel that had me engrossed in the story from the very first page until the end. I highly recommend this entire series.
Excerpt from A Desperate Man: Volume 3
© 2015 Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
** WARNING: Contains SPOILERS if you have not read Volumes 1 & 2. **
“SO LET ME get this straight.” Dr. Glover lifted the end of his pen to his lips as his eyes narrowed on Evan over the top of his glasses. “The woman we’ve been discussing over the past few weeks finally shows you that she wants more, and you left her in an emotional heap in her office. Did I get that right?”
Evan stretched his long legs out in front of him. She thinks I fucked a prostitute the day after I left her apartment, so, yeah, that’s about right. Sighing, he leaned back into the worn leather couch. “You left out the part about her being a liar. And not someone I met in the last few weeks. She had an agenda.”
“So did you.”
“And what the hell was that?”
“You wanted to fuck her.”
“Jesus, you get right to the point, don’t you?”
“Well, that’s what you do. Isn’t it?”
I thought it was until I became obsessed with a leggy fucking blonde. Evan glared at the man whose eyes he swore fucking twinkled. “Even if it is, what therapist talks like you do? I’m positive they don’t teach you that in Patient-Client Relations 101.”
“I’ve always been a firm believer in no bullshit. I told you that the day you walked in and tried to lie to me. We aren’t going to make any progress if you don’t trust me and I don’t trust you.”
“Yeah, yeah, I know. You’re just—”
Evan waved him off. “Nothing. I guess I’m still trying to process the fact that Reagan is that little girl from so long ago. A whole fucking life ago. It’s… I don’t know,” he said, running his fingers through his hair in frustration. “It’s disconcerting. She knew me before.”
“And that bothers you.”
“Fuck yes, it bothers me. I was ten years old the last time I saw her. Innocent. And now I’m…this.”
“You’re awfully hard on yourself. I wonder if you’re upset over what you’re saying or over Reagan thinking bad of you.”
And there it was. The truth he didn’t want to admit. Reagan accusing him of being with anyone hours after he’d been with her had infuriated him. Which was ridiculous, because he knew what he was. The demons he’d been trying to fight. Why would she assume anything but the worst? But with that anger came embarrassment and shame. He hated that she’d seen him on that corner. Hated that she’d seen him with Layla. But how the fuck could he ever convince her otherwise? And why would he even want to?
“She’s a liar,” he said.
“And you’re a sex addict. Fantastic pairing.”
Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, A Desperate Man. 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. 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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You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.
Flash Point is her debut solo novel, and she is the co-author of the erotic serial, A Desperate Man, with Ella Frank. The latter has scarred her conservative southern family for life, bless their hearts. Licked, a romantic comedy, will be released on November 11, 2015.
If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find - just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.
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