BLOG TOUR REVIEW: CLASSIFIED by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

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Classified, the thrilling conclusion to the action-packed contemporary MM The Elite Series from USA Today bestselling authors Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine, is available now!

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Classified is the final book of the Elite Series and should only be read after book one, Danger Zone, and book two, Need for Speed.

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.


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.


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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My Review

Heading in to Solo and Panther’s final book, I was ready for Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine to give readers exactly what they’ve been shouting for since Danger Zone was released, and now that the twelve week elite training academy is coming to an end, these two alpha males, who are vying for the top fighter pilot position, are also trying to figure out how to get what they want while still keeping what they’ve built with each other.   

For the most part, there is not a lot of drama involved in Classified, which makes sense given everything they’ve already endured. What seems to be the most trying aspect, when it comes to Grant and Mateo moving forward, together, is the logistics of that future and how time spent with one another is not solely up to their individual wants and needs.

How can you not swoon over these two? There is so much attraction and chemistry between them that it resonates off the pages of their story, and because both of them are all-in, fighting for each other as much, or more, as they’re fighting for their position, their rank among the elite fighter pilots at the Naval Aviation Fighter Academy. But despite their competitive nature, their need to be the best, and their desire to be considered the best of the best, Grant and Mateo have added to their goals, not in a professional sense, but in a personal one, and it’s something that they’ll risk everything for, despite the fact that neither saw the other one coming, when it comes to how they’ve grown together and what they’re willing to give up to stand by each other’s side.

M/M romance reads are one of my favorite genres and Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine always deliver sexy, sensual, and seductive stories that focus on two males who realize they want more out of their lives than what they have, but getting to that point is not without its issues, which is why readers need to weather the storms, just as much as the heroes do, so that when everything is said and done, the outcome is satisfying.

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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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About Brooke Blaine

Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author best known for writing romantic comedy and M/M romance. Her novels lead with humor and heart, but Brooke never shies away from throwing in something extra naughty that will scandalize her conservative Southern family for life (bless their hearts).

She’s a choc-o-holic, lives for eighties bands (which means she thinks guyliner is totally underrated), believes it’s always wine o’clock, and lives with the coolest cat on the planet—her Maine Coon mix, Jackson Agador Spartacus.

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