on July 11, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Ace Locke is Hollywood’s hottest action hero. Women across the globe fling their panties in his direction, but Ace isn’t interested in those—he’s more of a boxer briefs kind of guy. Specifically, those of the nearly naked male model on a billboard he drives past every day.
Though he recently made headlines for his public coming out, Ace is wary about pursuing a relationship, fearing what the court of public opinion will do to his career. But there’s something in the model’s expression that intrigues him and has him wondering what if?
Dylan Prescott just scored his biggest modeling campaign yet. One that has him plastered all over L.A. in not much more than what he was born with. And when he’s cast in Ace’s latest blockbuster, it puts him in close proximity to his ultimate fantasy.
Outwardly confident, Dylan has no problem with his sexuality or his pretty-boy looks, and uses both to his advantage to get what he wants. And what he wants is the impossible—Ace Locke.
From Ella Frank’s Sunset Cove series and Brooke Blaine’s L.A. Liaisons series comes a scorchingly hot novel that blends humor, passion, and romance.
What happens when these two worlds collide?
Being a fan of both Brooke Blaine’s, LA Liasons series and Ella Frank’s Sunset Cove series I was a bit excited (okay, more than a bit) that these two were going to be doing a crossover book.
Both Ace and Dylan have been featured in subsequent books and I definitely wanted them to get their own series!
New to the Hollywood scene, Dylan is starring in his first movie. Up until now, he’s been modeling…think large billboard with a leather coat and briefs. YUM! Ace, the now-out Hollywood heartthrob is back on set for the sequel of his last movie. What he doesn’t realize? His serious obsession is also starring in the sequel! And on top of that, Dylan seems to be Ace Locke’s number one fan. Of course their first meeting doesn’t go so smoothly with Ace almost running Dylan down in the parking lot. Thankfully, this sets up a very nice backdrop to sexual tension that is OFF THE CHARTS.
Dylan and Ace complement each other perfectly. Ace is freshly out of the closet and still a bit reserved. He is at that place where everyone knows he’s out, but hasn’t been photographed with anyone. This is something he struggles with understandably. He knows that the paparazzi are hungry and just waiting for that perfect shot.
Dylan is proud of who he is and doesn’t hide it. Dylan seems to bring out Ace’s shyness and makes him more comfortable with who he is. His past was a small part of the book, which makes me even more curious to what Dylan has buried so deep.
Unlike some M/M books out there, there is a nice plot line for this book-it’s not just sex. Don’t get me wrong, I love the sexiness but I also like a bit of plot. The writing between Ella and Brooke was absolutely fluid and you wouldn’t even know that there were two different authors. For a dual-written book, that is a must for me. I must note that this is NOT a standalone. Did I know this going in? No. Would I still recommend you read it before the next book is out? Yes. Why? Because the next installment is out in August and the cliffhanger is mild. I can’t wait to see where Ace and Dylan go from here! Lastly, it is not necessary for you to have read the books from either of the series.
“WAS THIS YOUR plan?” he asked, his voice low and husky. “Invite me over…get me in your bedroom…”
My racing heart could’ve answered that question for him it was beating so hard, and I almost wished it would, since being this close had every thought fleeing my brain. Especially when he leaned in like he was going to whisper in my ear, his words a silky breath across my chin.
“What happens next?” Dylan fingered the buckle of my belt, and I immediately reached down to still his hand.
“Hang on a second,” I said, and could feel my chest tightening at what he was implying. Jesus, I wanted this so bad, wanted him so bad, yet at the same time I was utterly terrified.
“No,” Dylan said, removing his hand from mine. I caught my breath as he slid his finger over the buckle once again. “Not this time. You have a nasty habit of starting things and never quite finishing them, Ace Locke.”
His teasing tone made me want to kiss the smirk off his face, but I was caught between all the things I wanted to do and everything I’d always held myself back from.
“Kind of like yesterday in your car. You corner me somewhere and then seem to think better of it.” As Dylan angled his head to the side, he slipped his fingers behind the buckle and took a step backward. “Why is that?”
His fingers had frozen in place, and I knew if I wanted anything else beyond this to happen, I needed to say something—and fast. So I said the first thing that came to mind: “Because you make me fucking forget myself.”
Clearly that answer was more than okay by the man whose fingers had now tightened around the top off my pants, because Dylan continued moving backward, this time drawing me with him until his back was against my bedroom wall and I was crowding him in.
“And this is a bad thing?” he asked, and even in the darkness of the room I knew his eyes were on mine.
“No…” I said, and took in a shaky breath before admitting, “It’s a dangerous thing.”
“So this”—Dylan pulled the end of my belt from its loop—“would be too dangerous.”
I cursed under my breath as he tugged my hips closer, and his other hand went to the side of my neck. His thumb grazed my lower lip, and instantly it took me back to the first time I’d seen him, seen that same thumb brushing against his lip, and I let out a soft moan.
“Just a taste,” he whispered, his head angling toward mine. “That wouldn’t be too dangerous. Right?” He didn’t wait for me to respond before his mouth skimmed the line of my jaw. As I held my breath, he planted light, feathery kisses down my neck, and I had to put a hand on the wall to steady myself.
“I think it’d be very fucking dangerous,” I said, but I didn’t move away. No way in hell was I going anywhere, no matter how many red flags were waving, telling me I was going too far. I wanted this, wanted him, and only the devil himself could drag me away.
Dylan’s lips left my neck and he leaned back to look me in the eye. “So stop me.”
I shook my head. “No.”