ACEDby Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine
What happens when these two worlds collide?
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.
I have to begin by letting you know that ACED is my first M/M romance read. I was not sure what I was going to expect, was I going to be able to feel the characters and the story line? Well, let me say that Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine blew my mind. I more than felt the heat, passion, desire, romance and love in ACED.
Ace Locke is a action hero superstar whose name is known around the world, his face makes headlines and is flocked by paparazzi. He recently came out to his public but has yet to be pictured with someone. Ace and his management team believes that if he is pictured with anyone of interest it could affect his career. Their has been a person of interest for Ace and it's a male model on a Billboard that he will drive out of his way to glance at, not caring if he holds up traffic. Shooting for Ace's next film is beginning soon, what will happen when Ace runs into one of the cast members? Ace, makes it hard for the reader to not fall in love with him. He is sexy, total alpha male, if he could he would wear his heart on his sleeve and he is so giving in every way that is of importance to the one he loves.
Dylan Prescott, is a male model who is plastered on Billboards and is making his debut in a movie starring Ace Locke, his action hero crush. Dylan has spent many nights watching Ace on the small screen, dreaming of what it would feel like to have a man like Ace in his life, bed and heart. Dylan is a wonderful character, he has no filter, goes after what he wants and has the biggest heart. What will happen when what he wants is the action hero starring in the movie, who is also trying to avoid a relationship in the tabloids?
Their is so much passion in this story, that the heat is felt even when Ace and Dylan are upset at each other. The humor is felt in the way they flirt with each other, I caught myself laughing out loud a few times. The sexual passion between the two will send tingles everywhere from the tips of your nails all the way down to your toes. The suspense is in keeping their relationship a secret and what will happen if their relationship is ever discovered.
Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine leaves us with a cliffhanger that had me reaching for book 2 LOCKED. ACED has it all, two gorgeous men one who is doing his best to avoid falling in love and protect his career. The other one who throws caution to the wind and is willing to take a chance on love while keeping his past a secret. This story feels so powerful, I felt as if I was witnessing a raw, passionate love story in the making. I could also feel the fear of losing control with a career but the biggest fear is not having that person that you love by your side and living life without them when they have done nothing but bring happiness into a life that felt empty. This is a hot and steamy 5 star read!!!