Review: Bad Intentions by Ella Frank (Intentions #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

Let me start off my review with a suggestion: Read this book in an air-conditioned room because it is one heck of a hot read. Ella Frank's latest writing endeavor is the first in her Intentions duet, and Bad Intentions is oh-so-good. Set in Frank's Chicago book universe, this is the story of Marcus St. James and Gabriel Romero. Marcus is the forty-two-year-old president of ENN Worldwide News, topping the ratings all over the nation, while Gabe is a personal assistant working at Mitchell & Madison, the top law firm in the country. When the two meet, there's no mistaking the lust between them; however, theirs was a case of not-so-mistaken identity, not when Gabe introduces himself as Logan Mitchell, aka his new boss and unbeknownst to him, may be ENN's new counsel. What happens when Marcus learns the truth, and what may it possibly cost Gabe?

Ah, Ella Frank knows how to hook her readers, and she follows it up with an enticing story that has that Frankesque (totally made that word up!) meshed quality of lusty and lovely. For longtime fans of the author, there are a few cameo appearances from some well-loved characters, all of whom brought a smile on my face. But fear not, newbies to Frank! You can make this your first foray into her writing and not feel lost at all. Now, I can't tell you that it's a standalone because Marcus and Gabe's story does continue in the second book, Good Intentions, which is due for release in June. And yes, I shall be awaiting the release of that because I haven't gotten quite my fill of these main characters and what could happen to them as a couple and with Marcus's professional future. I am, as expected, very much hooked! I'm giving Bad Intentions five stars.

Release Date: 26 April 2021

Date Read: 26 April 2021

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