Exquisite

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Tormented by self-imposed guilt, Dr. Lena O'Donnell has spent the last nine years in survival mode. Struggling through days that seem to blend together and battling her way through each horrifying night, she's determined that this is what she deserves...

Mason Langley's life is going exactly the way he planned it, until her. A confirmed bachelor and the successful owner of the hottest restaurant to hit Chicago, he never expected to be blindsided by an angry woman in a pair of ...

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Overview

Tormented by self-imposed guilt, Dr. Lena O'Donnell has spent the last nine years in survival mode. Struggling through days that seem to blend together and battling her way through each horrifying night, she's determined that this is what she deserves...

Mason Langley's life is going exactly the way he planned it, until her. A confirmed bachelor and the successful owner of the hottest restaurant to hit Chicago, he never expected to be blindsided by an angry woman in a pair of scrubs. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to shake the doctor, and he finds himself liking the way she makes him feel.

Almost overnight Lena finds her world turned upside down by Mason and the sexual desire they discover together. Slowly she lowers her guard and invites him inside but when tragedy strikes she begins to believe that sometimes it's better to be alone and safe than to love and lose...

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Editorial Reviews

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"Mackenzie Cartwright, the narrator, was well spoken and the expression in her voice served the story well. She transitioned between characters effortlessly." —-Books, Coffee & Wine
The Indie Bookshelf Blog - Janna Hashburn
This is a great debut novel by Ella Frank, and I can't wait to read more of her books! I was hooked on this story from the beginning. This novel was full of honest, realistic emotions from both main characters, great character development and a unique contemporary romance plot.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494500450
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Series: Exquisite Series , #1
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Ella Frank is the author of the Exquisite series, Blind Obsession, and Try. Ella lives in the South.

Mackenzie Cartwright was born in New York City to two artist parents and traveled the world at a young age. A lifelong practitioner of the art of cooking, her other pursuits include devouring romance novels, watching the Food Network, traveling, and photography.

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  • Posted November 23, 2012

    I really loved this book. Really loved Mason and Lena and the j

    I really loved this book. Really loved Mason and Lena and the joiurney of their love story. It was angsty but I couldn't put it down. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Where's chapter 3-8?

    Horrible formatting issues. Chapter 1 is listed after the Epilogue. Book opens to chapter 8. 3-7 is not listed at all in the contents section. Archived three times in hopes to fix it. Hopefully, they can get it fixed so i can actually read it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2012

    A Must Read

    Ella Frank's debut novel Exquisite was masterfully written. This contemporary romance was anything but the usual run-of-the-mill, it was angsty, deeply moving, and incredibly sexy that had me pulling at so many different emotions, from literally bawling at one moment to laughing in the next. Ella Frank has accomplished what every author has aspired to do, which is writing a novel with such complexity and grace that you didn't want the story to end. Mason and Lena's story was realistic emotional journey that reminds you what the meaning of life is all about, to remember the ones whom have passed and love the ones in the present. I'm looking forward to reading more of her work and possibly more of Mason and Lena.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    Okay.

    It's... okay. The plot was simple, both protagonist were annoying at one time or another, although, Mason was really sweet for most of the story. The "tragedy" Lena experienced didn't seem to justify her overly b*tchy additude. I kept thinking 'Mason could do better' and 'nobody should put up with that'. Still... other than being a little too long, there was something about the story (Mason probably and the flirty banter in the beginning) that just made it interesting enough that I'll read another by this author.

    S.A.K.

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  • Posted July 4, 2014

    This book had humor, emotion, and steamy sex, which are all of t

    This book had humor, emotion, and steamy sex, which are all of the things that make a good page turner. I love a book that seems like real life. These people had careers and actually worked. Sometimes Mason and Lena didn't see each other for days versus having sex three times a day every day, which don't get me wrong that is not a bad thing to read about, but it is also not true to life. The closer to true life you get, the more it makes you connect with a book.
    I also say this all the time, but I LOVE banter. I love quick wit one-liners, texts with sexual innuendos and sassy conversations. Mason & Lena gave good banter, jabs and sexual heat. I just love when a book makes you smirk while reading it.
    Lena made me a bit crazy with her past guilt, but Mason helping her get over it was very sweet. You also have got to love the fact that she is a doctor. A leading lady with a brain, yes please.
    Mason was fabulous. He pulls some crap toward the end, but it wasn't completely unwarranted. I am glad he got over himself and figured out Lena walked in to his life for a reason, whether it be because of a dozen roses, a bouquet of tulips or a single sunflower.
    This books lived up to its name....Exquisite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

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    I liked this alot. Very sexy and romantic. Well written, good storyline.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blo

    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    I picked up this book AFTER I read Ella Frank’s BLIND OBSESSION.  Other than the fact the author’s name is the same and the writing is amazing, the similarities end there.  This story is sweet and cute and sexy and leaves you with warm and fuzzy feelings.

    Meet Mason Langley.  The man of most of our dreams.  Sexy manwhore about town, looks to melt your heart, owner of a restaurant…yes the man is sexy as hell and he can cook.  But he’s also a family man and helps out his mother at her florist business when she’s in need.  And by helping her he meets Dr. Lena O’Donnell.

    A cold woman, that has so many defense walls around her he can’t help but want to crumble them down. These two have some great banter, sexual tension, and sizzling chemistry.  It takes them a while to give in to their feelings, but that just gives them enough time for the wooing and at times even some healing.

    We do have some sweet and tender moments, as well as some really hot sex! Ella Frank’s writing is again flawless and enthralling.  You’ll want to devour this and keep reading more.

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  • Posted November 11, 2013

    Exquisite was a fantastic 5* read. The plot was well thought ou

    Exquisite was a fantastic 5* read.

    The plot was well thought out, interesting and felt true to life.
    Lena was a truly likeable character who was unwilling to take a chance on love.
    Mason was a bit of a playboy who had his head turned by the dark haired, sarcastic beauty.
    Even through all of the problems and troubles they encountered, they seemed made for each other - the question is did they agree?!?!

    The characters were really engaging and interesting. The story flowed - it was filled with so much heat, passion & emotion. In turn this book had me laughing, crying and groaning in frustration at both the leads!!

    Some incredibly hot & sexy scenes - the images they invoke are oh so fabulous - think fruit, shower, bath and that's just for starters!!!!

    Ella Frank has brought us an awesome, hot, MUST READ series. I'm really looking forward to Shelly's book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Liked this one

    You felt for Lena who was trying to forgive herself for her tragic past. You hoped Mason would hang in there until Lena could allow herself to love again. These two were meant to be together and their journey was hard, but worth the travel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Good read

    Good read by Ella Frank.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Amazing

    I just can't seem to put Ella Franks book down. Love the story between them. The sadness, pain and love really is a great touch. Lena smart mouth is great, n mason stubbornness is hilarious. He knows he is doomed from the first day he meets her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    I really liked it!

    Weird cover - kind of made me not want to read it but I'm happy I did. I really enjoyed it. I like Ella Franks's writing style a lot.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Read these books.

    I loved this one too. Funny, worrisome but a great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Amazing read!!!

    I really loved this story. Great focus and very real on so many levels. You want to laugh and cry, not to mention the sex scenes sizzle. Highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Great read!!!!

    Awesome!!! This is her first book, and if this is an example of her writing, i will be reading everything she writes. MUST READ!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Love it

    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    My favorite!

    bravo!

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Leaves you wanting more

    This book grabbed my attention from the beginning and has not let go. You fall in love and feel for the characters. Another awesome thing about the book is that it flips POV’s of the main characters. It's definitely a positive to hear from both sides!! Looking forward to February when the second installment comes out!!

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  • Posted November 28, 2012

    I didn't know what to expect and I was pleasently surprised abou

    I didn't know what to expect and I was pleasently surprised about how good this book is. There's lots of steam in this book and I love it! There's also an underlying deep theme but also plenty of couple togetherness. Loved it!

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    Posted October 22, 2013

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