BLOG TOUR ~ A Desperate Man (Volume 2)by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

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A Desperate Man: Volume 2

Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

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Illusions — we all create them.

For some it’s to project an impressive image to a prospective employer; for others it’s to attract the eye of another.

My illusion is a bit more…complicated.

Years in the making, my secret has the potential to bite me in the ass. And not in the way I typically enjoy.


As women, we’re judged for reveling in the same carnal pleasures that men do, but I’ve never been shy about my voracious appetite.

Now, I’m under no illusions that I’ll find love with any of my one night stands.

After all, I have one rule — no repeats — but it’s a rule that’s becoming harder to follow since Evan James came back into my life.

Did I say back into my life?

My name is Reagan Spencer, and you may think you know me, but…

How well do we really know anyone?

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“Blondie,” he called out, and lifted his hand in a wave.

She dashed over, out of the rain, and lowered the umbrella as she came to a stop in front of him. His eyes automatically zoomed in on her plumped-up breasts, and the first thought that ran through her mind was, Score one for me. Slightly juvenile, perhaps, but a much more appropriate thought than the ones she’d been having prior to getting out of the cab.

“I wasn’t sure you’d brave the weather tonight. Thought I might end up going stag.”

Shaking the umbrella, Reagan brought her eyes up to his and let her mouth curl into a wicked smile.

“Please, I’m at my best when wet.”

Evan’s eyes heated as he seemed to bite his tongue. “Already pulling out the big guns, I see.”

“Oh no, honey, I haven’t even started. I’m saving my true arsenal for the men who count.”

Evan cocked his head to the side, but didn’t appear offended as a small smile tugged his lips. “I see how it is.”

“Do you?”

“Yes. You’re gonna go all sex kitten, and I’m going to be stuck asking about feelings and shit.”

As they moved toward the door, and Evan reached for the handle and pulled it open, Reagan stopped and looked up at him.

“You do have feelings, don’t you, Evan?”

He leaned down until his mouth was by her ear and whispered, “I’m having a very strong feeling right now.”

Reagan’s stomach flipped, and she ignored the urge to flirt back with the man grinning at her, instead scoffing before patting his arm. “Well, you should make sure to tell that to the first young lady you sit down with.”

“If she’s a lady, I’m thinking she won’t appreciate that particular feeling.”

“Then what does that make me?”

Brushing past him, she felt his hand against her hip through the tight material of her dress. She didn’t have to have eyes in the back of her head to know he was staring at her ass.

“That makes you fucking dangerous.”

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The Authors

About Brooke

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.

Her first solo novel, a romantic comedy, is due out in early 2015, but first, she thought she’d write a raunchy story with her best friend that would scar
her conservative southern family for life.

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

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About Ella

Ella Frank is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. She writes both contemporary and erotic fiction and is best known for her Exquisite Series, and Temptation

The minute she began her love affair with reading, she became and avid supporter of the romance genre and has never looked back.

Ella is Australian born and bred but currently resides in Houston, Texas with her husband.

Ella’s Links


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1. An instance of a wrong or misinterpreted perception of a sensory experience: stripes embellish the surface to create the illusion of various wood-grain textures

1.1. A deceptive appearance or impression

1.2. A false idea or belief:

Book 2 of ‘A Desperate Man’ introduces us more fully to Reagan. We had come across her at the very start of book 1 but then found out her sexfest with our Mr ‘bonkingonthebrain’ James wasn’t entirely a happy coincidence……
Man, we thought Evan was the one with issues, it would seem that the secrets, and indeed illusions, stretch far and wide…

Blondie hides behind a mask – she would have the world believe that she’s a grab ‘you by the balls, take no shit, man killer’ but me thinks the lady doth protest too much. I feel she’s hiding a fragile heart behind that eye-popping cleavage of hers!!! I can’t wait to find out her secrets!!!

In this instalment we see that Evan is doing a hell of a lot better than I expected – which made me a very happy bunny….. I’m not really sure that we were supposed to like him from the start but ~ maybe because I like a broken, busted and slightly fucked up hero ~ I loved him!!!
We find that he’s got a sense of humour, a warmth, an allure and all round likeability that doesn’t all come down to how well he can sexually satisfy a woman!!!

There were a couple of funny incidents in this read and the real characters of them both came through a little. Together R & E were funny, flirty, endearing and downright sexy & hot….

A couple of things I was thinking I was on my way to figuring out when Ella & Brooke threw in a couple of sneaky twists and turns…. before leaving us on a bit of a cliffhanger….. I cannot wait for book #3 to see how things pan out for this pair!!!

A seriously high five to the girls for an fanfuckintastic series!!!

** I received an ARC of the book from the authors in exchange for an honest review **

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Posted on 18/02/2015, in Authors & Books, Excerpt, Giveaway, Recommendations, Reviews, Spotlight / Blog Tour, Teaser and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Letty Caporusso

    Thank you for the chance. Starting Desperate Man 2 now.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you for the tour. Loved the excerpt and like you view on this book.

    Liked by 1 person

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