Devil’s Kiss – 5 Stars

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Ella Frank

Sunset Cove Series (Book 2)

Release Date: May 24, 2016

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance


AMAZON US  •  AMAZON Universal

book blurb

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?

Finley (Book 1)


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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.”

Copyright © 2016 Ella Frank

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about the author

Ella Frank

ella frankElla 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 at and on Facebook at

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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my review 5 Stars

How crazy is it that you think you know what to expect from an author and then when you get a glimpse into what their book really looks like – you’re completely blown away. That’s how I feel after reading Devil’s Kiss.

Honestly, I’m not sure what I want to share about Jordan or Derek…  I don’t want to accidentally spoil anything about this book.  The bottom line is this – neither of these men were anything like I expected.

Going into their book, I assumed that there was a highly erotic aspect to Jordan and Derek’s relationship.  Their sexual tension and passion stole every scene they were in Finley.  So I was beyond giddy to actually peak behind the curtain into their lives but holy. freaking. crap. I was not prepared for how intoxicating and intense these two men were. I’m pretty sure they incinerated every single pair of panties that I own.

However, it was the other quieter side of Jordan and Derek’s relationship really surprised me.  They don’t hide behind their overpowering and larger than life personas but initially it’s all you can see.  So when you get a closer look in their sweet and serious sides  – oh my – you are enticed and desperately want more.

So with every new revelation about these two, my heart swooned a little more.  I wanted them to get it right because I loved everything about Derek and Jordan.  Yet no matter how much they tried, this supernova of fate seemed desperate to muck up any efforts they made toward a happily ever after.  It made my heart hurt and left me thinking Ella Frank enjoys putting her readers through an emotional ringer.

Although, I can’t be mad because the end result was an incredible journey about two very special men that I would read again and again. I was completely overwhelmed by the love shared between Jordan and Derek.  Their complex friendship was so much more than I imagined and it is truly a must read love story.

Everyone should read Devil’s Kiss as well as Finley the first book in Sunset Cove series because they are AMAZING romances.  One-click this book today – I promise you will not regret it.

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