Wedlocked by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
Cover Reveal: March 2nd, 2017
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Cover Designer: Jay Aheer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Because you have believed in them,
Celebrated with them,
Loved and encouraged them,
Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine invite you to join
Ace Samuel Locke
Saturday the Twenty-Fourth of May
At Six-O’Clock in the Evening
The Grand Floridian Hotel
4406 Palm Way
For Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After
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I literally finished this book with tears in my eyes. Not because of sadness, but because of the journey of this couple and their friends and I might be a little (okay, A LOT!) that we have come to the end. Every time these two authors get together, it’s like magic at their fingertips put on paper. You know you are about to get lost in the words. But this? This was like the book I never knew I needed. It surpassed anything I could have ever hoped for for Ace Locke and Dylan Prescott.
What a ride! We are thrown into Ace and Dylan’s wedding planning frenzy and dealing with their wedding planner, Paige. And it wouldn’t be right if the paparazzi and drama didn’t follow this couple. I refuse to go too much into the plot as this book is an experience! Just know that you truly don’t understand the depth of their love until you read this book. To witness such love is a privilege. Their love is bold and brave. Powerful and earthshattering. Loud and fierce. They love in bright colors. They love through the dark. They have been through so much to get to this point and their love never wavered or faltered. Through their ups and downs, their devotion to each other became a source of strength for them both. This book was the perfect balance of heat and passion. Laughter and tears. Make no mistake. This book is HOT! Ace and Dylan are FIRE on these pages. Titillating and sensual, these authors know to execute an engaging, yet fun and sexy storyline. The actualization of this masterpiece is felt deep inside the words of this book and its characters. I can’t say this enough. My heart was SO FULL because of this story.
Heartwarming and oh so sexy like true Ella and Brooke style, this book was EVERYTHING. I laughed, I cried, I was completely consumed by the continuation of their story and just what it took to get them to the altar. Dylan and Ace are so much more than lovers. Their bond goes deeper than most. These soul mates are unlike any couple I’ve ever read about. The talent of these authors is endless. And their ability to continuously and flawlessly execute a co-written story is simply unmatched. Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine, your words have bewitched me. I found it difficult to put this book down. There are cameos from characters from books of both authors which will have you reminiscing hardcore. Told with such precision and charm, this is a must read! Ace and Dylan your love is intoxicating and profound. Their vows had me in tears as their declaration of love in front of all those they love was nothing short of breathtaking. Wedlocked is truly an unforgettable read. It was bittersweet yet the perfect ending to the journey of these two amazing men.
Ace Locke and Dylan "Daydream" Prescott have stolen my heart again, and in this beautiful conclusion to their story they solidified that in the most memorable way, that being the wedding of the year! It was so perfect, I laughed (a lot) I cried, I swooned and I thoroughly enjoyed every word.
Wedlocked takes place a pretty much where Locked (book 2) left off, give or take a couple months. And right away I fell back into place with some of my favorite characters. You really get a mixed bag of great people in this book, including characters from Ella’s temptation series, and Sunset Cove series, and my FAVORITE women of all time from Brooke’s hilarious L.A. Liaisons series. I don’t want to focus too much on that, because this story is all about Ace and Dylan, but these characters hold such a special place in my heart and I firmly believe that the relationships formed throughout this series are what make it so heartwarming and relevant.
Dylan and Ace are back with their natural and funny banter about everything from wedding planning to awkward parents, and some pretty great sexual interactions as well, and by great, I mean hot. With these two sexy men, even the slightest innuendo is like foreplay for the reader. Ella and Brooke have taken co-writing to another level, and have truly mastered their craft and I swear they share one brain. I know everyone uses the phrase “seamless transition” and I’m sure that Ella and Brooke have heard this more than once, but it’s absolutely true and I think that only attests to how great they are as a fierce writing duo. It’s pretty remarkable.
Can we talk about the Cabo bachelor party for a minute? That was seriously so much fun, I loved every word of it! It was hilarious and clever and I really felt like it belonged in a movie. The videographer aspect of it was genius and I laughed so hard at what Ace and Dylan had planned for their friends and family. (Oh, Carlos. LOL) I’m pretty sure they did it to torture their people, but it was great entertainment for me! Definitely one of the highlights of this book amongst many others.
This book was exactly what I needed, it’s so full of love and romance and it just filled my little bookie heart in so many ways. With everything that Ace and Dylan have gone through, it was so nice to see all of those loose ends get tied up and give them peace for their life moving forward. And those wedding vows, don’t even get me started. I was a sobbing, snotting, blubbering mess and I want to thank Ella and Brooke for giving that to me because I was sincerely moved by all the words. By the end of this book I was done for, and with my red puffy eyes and wet cheeks, I sat down to write this review in hopes that people would read it and see how much this series has moved me. I hope all of my romance reader friends will give these books a chance because they are so worth it. These amazing writers put their heart and soul into their characters and you can feel it so deeply from the opposite side of the page, and I hope they keep writing together forever because it really is magic what they’re able to accomplish together.
SO YOU’RE GONNA want to keep your toes on the tail of the board and grip the rails under your chest like this,” Dylan said as he lay across the surfboard to show me the basics of his favorite pastime on the secluded stretch of beach. Not that I was paying much attention to the words coming out of his mouth. I was much more interested in the way his muscles flexed beneath the skintight Body Glove wetsuit he wore.
As he pushed himself up into a standing position, my gaze traveled down the broad expanse of his back and down to his ass.
“See how my dominant leg is in the back, and— Ace? Are you paying attention?”
“Mhmm,” I murmured as I bit down on my lower lip and continued my perusal.
Dylan turned to face me, and his hands went to his hips. “Oh yeah?” he said when I looked up. “What did I just say?”
Taking a step forward, I gave him a cocky grin and tugged him off the surfboard and onto the sand until he was flush against me. Then I let my hands roam down over the firm, round muscles of his ass. “Something about being a dominant in the back,” I said, nipping at his lobe. “So why don’t you turn around?”
A groan of frustration left Dylan then, but his head tilted to the side to let my lips trail down his neck. “You’re not gonna feel so cocky when you can’t get up on that board.”
“Oh, I can always get it up, don’t you worry.”
His hands covered my chest and he gently pushed me away. “How about you prove it, hotshot?” Then he pointed to the longboard I’d rented for the weekend. “Why don’t you show me how it’s done.”
“It’s more fun watching you.”
“Ace. Get your ass on that board.”
I squinted in the sun and grinned. “You gonna be this bossy all weekend?”
“If you’re lucky.”
I took a step back so I was by my board, and crossed my arms. I had my wetsuit on, but it was still undone and hanging around my hips while Dylan walked me through this process step by step, and my move had the desired effect. He rubbed a hand up the back of his neck and over his hair, leaving it tousled and oh so sexy.
“What?” I asked. “I’m back on my side of the board.”
“Don’t try and act innocent with me, Locke. I’m trying to teach you a new skill. One that will keep you from hurting yourself. And you’re standing there being all…” He waved his hand up and down, gesturing to my exposed upper body.
“See. Stop it,” he said, and then pointed to the board. “And zip up that damn wetsuit so I can’t see all your muscles.”
I arched a brow as I moved to slip my arms through the stretchy synthetic material, and when I reached for the zipper and pulled it up to the base of my skull, Dylan groaned.
“Okay, that’s almost worse than no wetsuit.”
“I’m sorry. You’re not checking me out, are you? Because you’re supposed to be paying close attention to teaching me something that could save my life,” I said as I turned around and made a show of bending down to get on the board.
“You having fun right now?” Dylan asked.
“Maybe a little.”
“Yeah, well, let’s hope that holds true when the wave dumps you on your ass.”
I let out a sigh and gripped the board just as he’d told me, because the truth of the matter was, I had never surfed a day in my life. I grew up in Chicago, for God’s sake. But Dylan, with his sun-kissed hair, long, lean body, and eyes the color of the sea, looked right at home with the sun shining down on him as his feet sank into the sand by my head.
“Let’s try this a couple more times here on land, and then we’ll get you out in the water. We won’t have you trying to stand up just yet. But if you can get the hang of at least catching the wave into the shore, we might be able to progress.” He crouched down and said, “Remember, toes on the tail of the board and grip the rails, and then push up.”
As I did as he instructed, I paused in the push-up position and was rewarded when he leaned in and took my lips in a sweet kiss.
“Again,” he whispered, and I moved back down to repeat the move, and this time when I paused, I was rewarded with a deeper kiss. When he pulled away too soon, I grumbled and he laughed, straightening. “Any more of that and we won’t make it into the water. On your feet, Locke, it’s time to hit the waves.”
About Ella Frank:
Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the 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 at www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author
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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About Brooke Blaine:
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.
She is the author of Flash Point, a romantic suspense standalone, as well as the co-author of the erotic series, 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 November 11th, 2015 and is the first in the L.A. Liaisons series.
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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