REVIEW: ELLA FRANK ✭ CONFESSIONS: PRIEST

REVIEW: ELLA FRANK ✭ CONFESSIONS: PRIESTConfessions: Priest by Ella Frank
Series: Confessions #3
on August 20th 2018
Genres: MM Romance, LGBT
Format: eARC
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four-half-stars

I am complex.
My love is all-encompassing.
And when it comes to my heart, there is only one rule:
Don’t mess with what’s mine.

Until the age of seven, I was Joel Alexander Donovan, son of Jimmy. The man who terrorized a town and made its citizens fear the very ground he walked on. Including me, the day I realized that ground ran red with blood.

At age eighteen, I became Priest.
A man without a past.
A man determined to right the wrongs of my father.
A man who never believed anyone could love the son of such a monster.

But then a thief stole my heart.
A sweetheart lit up my world.
And I forgot for a moment you should never turn your back on your enemy.

And thus begins a lesson to those who would seek to harm: Never underestimate what the Priest will do to protect the Princess and the Prick.

CONFESSIONS: PRIEST

by Ella Frank

In Confessions: Priest shit gets real. Priest’s past catches up with him and he has his hands full protecting the two men he loves so much. But first he has to settle things with Robbie, who we left at the end of Julien’s book feeling upset and confused. I thought the way Julien and Joel brought him around was so endearingly awkward and funny that I fell in love with them all over again.

I think we all secretly want a Priest in our life. Somebody who loves so ferociously, fiercely, and whose love is hard to win. And when you win it? You feel truly special. I remember when Ella Frank (and Brooke Blaine) first introduced us to him I thought that he would make an interesting character for a book. I’m so glad that Ms Frank decided to give us this amazing, intense and complex hero. I didn’t always feel benevolent towards Priest, he could be quite a jerk but now we get a lot of answers and some of them will have your heart in your throat and your pulse rate rising. Other than s will have that same heart breaking for the intense, complicated lawyer. I loved that we got to see his softer side.

“Your love is exactly what Julien said— powerful. It’s intense, all-consuming, and takes two men to return it,” – Robbie

Robbie is as always a revelation. His love is his strength and it’s what he gives freely. He doesn’t know how not to and it’s what I love most about him. But there is a new maturity to him now too. Oh, he still is a mischievous minx but that comes with the knowledge that his two men would do anything to keep him and that settles something in him.

He was beautiful in his earnestness, trusting in his innocence, and he brought a certain joie de vivre to their life that he and Julien had been missing.

Given Julien’s heartbreak in the last book he has found a new equilibrium. He is open, a gentle sweet man with a heart of gold. I didn’t get nearly enough of him this time.

Confessions: Priest started a tiny bit slower but once I hit the 50% mark it took off like a rocket launcher. I was gripping my chair so hard by the end that my fingers started to cramp.

Without a word, Priest hauled him into his arms and wrapped him in a fierce embrace, and Robbie burrowed into his solid strength, holding on to the one person he knew would always keep him safe.

Finally a secondary character begins to take shape and I imagine we’ll see more of him soon. He seems to have the cockiness down pat and I am looking forward to learning more about him.

Now we have one more book with Robbie, Julien and Joel and I’m already mentally preparing to say goodbye to them. Ella Frank has created a wonderful story around these men, who are so lovable, their hearts and souls so beautiful it hurts sometimes. They are so different yet complete each other perfectly. I think after their ordeal they have earned it to start into their happily ever after. I’ll be over there armed with a box of tissues and a bottle of wine as soon the last installment of this series hits my Kindle.

four-half-stars

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