Released: July 11th 2016
Series: PresLocke #1
Published by Self Published
Narrator: Charlie David
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
“…while ACED was an enjoyable read it didn’t blow me away like I wanted it to.”
~ Under the Covers
I’ve been wanting to try this series since it first released but my experiences reading Ella Frank’s m/m work have been hit or miss, so I waited. And in the end, while ACED was an enjoyable read it didn’t blow me away like I wanted it to.
We have a huge Hollywood actor who recently came out but hasn’t been “seen” with a man yet. He’s had a crush on a model he’s only seen on billboards around town (yeah, underwear model) and that same model is now on the set of his new project. While he’s scared of what the media’s reaction will be to the reality of seeing him with a man, he’s also dying to explore his fantasies.
I admit I haven’t read the Sunset Cove and L.A. Liaisons series which this is a spin off of. I actually think the fact that there’s a character from each of this author’s series and they get together is a really cool idea and it should definitely be explored more in the romance community. I mean how cool is that? But I had no problem jumping into this story without having any background.
One of my complaints here was that I felt the book lacked depth. I enjoyed the story and it was entertaining but there wasn’t anything in particular about either character that made me connect and care much about the outcome of the book. Another thing that I’m not a huge fan of is the fact this story is being dragged on (in my opinion) into a trilogy. Honestly, I thought we could’ve managed to get everything resolved in one book and I think it would’ve been a stronger story.
Ace and Dylan do have some great chemistry and that made me enjoy this book, but I’m not sure I’ll be rushing to pick up the next one because I wasn’t left with that dying need to know what happens next. And by the way, this does end in a cliffhanger.
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I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!
I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.