Review | Need for Speed by Ella Frank & Brook Blaine

March 27, 2020 | 2020, brooke blaine, ella frank, review / 0 Comments

Review | Need for Speed by Ella Frank & Brook BlaineNeed for Speed by Ella Frank, Brooke Blaine
Series | The Elite #2
Release Date | March 27, 2020
Genres | M/M, Military Romance
Format | ARC
Buy | Amazon | Paperback
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Need for Speed is the continuation of Solo and Panther’s story and should only be read after book one, Danger Zone.
They train to serve their country.They strive to be the best.But only a select few can be...The Elite
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Reckless, arrogant, and bold, Solo is as known in the U.S. Navy for his bad-boy reputation as he is for his skills as a fighter pilot. It’s a surprise to his peers, then, when he’s chosen to train and compete at the most prestigious naval aviation academy in the world.
MISSION RULES:1. Kick everyone’s ass.2. Do whatever it takes to win.3. Do your best to distract the competition.4. Especially when that competition is a gorgeous blue-eyed perfectionist who makes your blood run hot.
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Disciplined, smart, and confident, Panther can’t afford not to play by the rules. As the son of a top Navy commander, all eyes are on him, and being anything less than number one is unacceptable.
MISSION RULES:1. Keep it safe in the air.2. Prove you’re more than Commander Hughes’s son.3. No distractions. Stay focused.4. Don’t fall for your competition—especially not the rebellious heartbreaker with lips made for sinning.
In the heat of the hot California sun, tempers flare and desires ignite as Solo and Panther try to resist their attraction while fighting to be number one.With passion this intense, the question remains:Who’s gonna come out on top?

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After coming off of reading Danger Zone, I could not wait to get my grabby hands on Need for Speed. I wasn’t quite sure how they were going to pick things up and generally just what kind of tone they were going to stick with for book 2 in The Elite series. I did enjoy this, but I didn’t quite love it as much as I did with Danger Zone.

I would say that this book focuses more on Grant getting a bit of a wake up call after what happened in the first book. And I was here for it because he was just so adorable in this one. He was letting down his walls and just letting Mateo in. He didn’t have the serious persona going on this time around and I really enjoyed seeing that side of him.

Of course, I loved all the quality time that Grant and Mateo were having together. They were definitely getting in touch with the physical side of things.

OK, so one of the reasons that I don’t really read military romance is because my husband is in the military. And it’s always really hard for me to separate the two, so I’m constantly looking at things with a magnify glass. I also wished that they would call each other by their actual names… But nonetheless, this is a fiction so read, so I’ll just keep it at that.

After finishing this, I’m a bit curious to see what’s going to happen in the 3rd book. I’m not sure if this series needed 3, but whatever, I do love Mateo and Grant together. Definitely still enjoyed this one and am looking forward to reading more about These two!

major thank you to pr for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.