Inside Affair (Prime Time #1) by Ella Frank

Inside Affair, the first in an all-new contemporary MM series, Prime Time, from USA Today bestselling author Ella Frank is available now!




If I had to describe Sean Bailey, it would be: a surly, temperamental pain in my ass. Never in that equation would I ever include the word boyfriend—and not just because he’s straight.

The older brother of my life-long best friend, Sean is a detective for the Chicago PD, and is also known as Detective “Dick” for being…well, a surly, temperamental pain in everyone’s ass. He also happens to be the best they have, which is why I find myself on his doorstep the night my life is threatened by an anonymous stalker.

I only wanted the name of a bodyguard; I didn’t expect for Sean to volunteer for the job. Now, not only do I have a bodyguard, I also have a fake boyfriend.


It must be so hard to be Alexander Thorne, the number one prime-time news anchor in the country, with millions of dollars and a car that costs more than my house. I mean, I’m allowed to give him a hard time about it, but when some creep decides to cross the line and go after him, they’re gonna have to answer to me.

Going undercover has never been an issue in the past, so I don’t see why there’d be a problem now. Xander and I have known each other for years, so this should be a breeze. Except suddenly my stomach’s flipping when he looks my way, and my body comes alive whenever he brushes by me. I know I’m good at my job and playing a character and all, but this is getting out of hand.

I can’t be sure that either of us are playing anymore.

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Inside Affair by Ella Frank
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unlike most couples I’ve read in the past that Ella has created, Xander & Sean took me a minute to get connected to. I don’t know why to be honest, but I think it’s because, for obvious reasons, the slow burn of it all just grated on my last nerve. I know I know, they can’t just go at each other like two savage alpha males because … (read the book lol). So I get the why, but I don’t have to like it LOL

So the story hasn’t really taken off much. It’s just beginning so it’s really hard to tell you much of anything except that it’s exciting and fun. It’s one big set up really. I think the real journey between Xander and Sean will begin in the next book, Breaking News, or at least I hope so. Which brings me to my one negative point in this whole thing: I’m over the duet/trilogy of it all. I know that’s one of Ella’s signatures but I’m over it. I’m over waiting for stories for months at a time. I think this book in particular was my last straw, for lack of a better term, because not enough happens to justify it even being an installment. It reads like half a book. Yes, everything I read is exciting and fun, but I’m pretty sure whatever comes from the next book could have been incorporated in this book and maybe made Xander & Sean a duet at least. Anywho, I’ll be playing close attention to this trilogy to see about this because it might mean I move forward with this author’s work after she has finished a full set in the future *shrug*

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About Ella Frank

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.





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