Author: Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine
Series: Preslocke #3
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: 3/23/2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 300
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Because you have believed in them,
Celebrated with them,
Loved and encouraged them,
Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine
Invite you to join Ace Samuel Locke and Dylan Prescott
Saturday, the twenty-fourth of May
at six-o’clock in the evening
The Grand Floridian Hotel
4406 Palm Way
For Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After
Let me start by begging you not to shoot me for what I am about to say in this review. I realise I’m hugely in the minority for my opinion but I skimmed a whole hell of a lot of this book because I was bored – there, I said it, I. Was. Bored. *shock horror*.
EF’s ‘Try’ was the first M/M book I ever read and I felt it set the benchmark for all future books I would read and I guess I have come to expect a lot from this author. I really liked the first book in this series and the second one was good, though not quite as good as the first and then this one just couldn’t hold my interest at all. It was so cliche and dare I say it, nice (not in a good way). The action movie star and the model from so very different backgrounds, who fell in love with each other pretty much before they even met and we have followed their fairy tale romance and the reader has had front row seats to their scorching hot sexcapades. It’s all been very exciting and adventurous, up until now… This book really just focuses on their impending nuptials, the plans, the bachelor party/get-away, choosing a wedding cake *fans self furiously* and then there was Dylan’s estranged birth mother. I found that part of the story very unsatisfactory. It’s so underdeveloped and I kept waiting for her to get her comeuppance but that never happened. I was annoyed that it felt like she won – you’ll see what I mean when you read the book.
For me, it was all too drawn out, there was way too much detail about everything and in the end, nothing of note happened. Dylan’s birth mother was the only hint of drama in sight and that passed in a flash. There was no excitement, no angst, the chemistry between the two MC’s was sadly lacking and even the team games that were organised on the bachelor trip almost put me to sleep. This whole book could be whittled down to one sentence – Dylan and Ace organise a wedding, have sex and get married, the end. Sorry guys, this one falls well short of my previously mentioned benchmark.