Series: A Desperate Man: Volume Three
Author: Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: September 13, 2015
Cover Design: © By Hang Le
A DESPERATE MAN
Ella Frank Brooke Blaine
Sex. Addiction. Lies.
One night changed everything.
With the sins that stand between Evan and Reagan, can a relationship
emerge from a past that is so broken?
Or will the weight of their deceptions crush any hope of redemption?
“SO LET ME get this straight.” Dr. Glover lifted the end of his pen to his lips
as his eyes narrowed on Evan over the top of his glasses. “The woman we’ve
been discussing over the past few weeks finally shows you that she wants more,
and you left her in an emotional heap in her office. Did I get that right?”
Evan stretched his long legs out in front of him. She thinks I fucked a
prostitute the day after I left her apartment, so, yeah, that’s about right.
Sighing, he leaned back into the worn leather couch. “You left out the part
about her being a liar. And not someone I met in the last few weeks. She had an
“So did you.”
“And what the hell was that?”
“You wanted to fuck her.”
“Jesus, you get right to the point, don’t you?”
“Well, that’s what you do. Isn’t it?”
I thought it was until I became obsessed with a leggy fucking blonde.
Evan glared at the man whose eyes he swore fucking twinkled. “Even if it is,
what therapist talks like you do? I’m positive they don’t teach you that in Patient-
Client Relations 101.”
“I’ve always been a firm believer in no bullshit. I told you that the day you
walked in and tried to lie to me. We aren’t going to make any progress if
you don’t trust me and I don’t trust you.”
“Yeah, yeah, I know. You’re just—”
Evan waved him off. “Nothing. I guess I’m still trying to process the fact that
Reagan is that little girl from so long ago. A whole fucking life ago. It’s… I don’t
know,” he said, running his fingers through his hair in frustration. “It’s
disconcerting. She knew me before.”
“And that bothers you.”
“Fuck yes, it bothers me. I was ten years old the last time I saw her. Innocent.
And now I’m…this.”
“You’re awfully hard on yourself. I wonder if you’re upset over what you’re
saying or over Reagan thinking bad of you.”
And there it was. The truth he didn’t want to admit. Reagan accusing him of
being with anyone hours after he’d been with her had infuriated him. Which was
ridiculous, because he knew what he was. The demons he’d been trying to fight.
Why would she assume anything but the worst? But with that anger came
embarrassment and shame. He hated that she’d seen him on that corner. Hated
that she’d seen him with Layla. But how the fuck could he ever convince her
otherwise? And why would he even want to?
“She’s a liar,” he said.
“And you’re a sex addict. Fantastic pairing.”
After waiting what seemed like years (but was really only a few of months), we finally get the conclusion to Evan and Reagan’s story.
Let me tell you, it was WELL worth the wait!
Volume 3 picked up right where 2 ended: with Reagan and Evan being pissed and thinking the worst about each other.
Evan discovers that Reagan’s been hiding something pretty big from him. Now he needs to figure out how to get over it and move on. We discover more of the past that caused him to be the way he was.
Reagan needs to figure out whether or not she can trust Evan, and not only with the truth but with her heart.
Ella and Brooke take us on a wonderful journey with Evan and Reagan. There are plenty of smoking hot sex scenes, but it’s so much more than that. You feel yourself cheering our couple on, or getting mad when they are too stubborn to admit their feelings. And you rejoice in the playful coffee cup banter that makes a return.
Fences are mended, amends made. This was the absolute perfect ending to this series, and I’m sad it’s over!
*Note, these books can NOT be read as stand-alones. Books 1 and 2 have cliffhangers. But trust me when I say, the entire series is addicting!*
A Desperate Man: Volume 3
A Desperate Man: The Complete Series
A Desperate Man: Volume 1
A Desperate Man: Volume 2
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
Flash Point is her debut solo novel, and she is the co-author of the erotic
serial, 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 on November 11, 2015.
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.
Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling Temptation series, including
Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, A
Desperate Man. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and
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
Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart,
J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.