Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Erotica, LGBT, Romance

Review: Julien | Confessions Series by Ella Frank

JULIENPeople are complex. 
Love a double-edged sword. 
And when it comes to a broken heart, there are no rules, only time… 

For the past eight years, Julien Thornton has been living with a secret. One that only a handful of people know about. 

To the outside world, he has it all. 
A thriving career. A loving husband. And a face that the American public fell for by the millions, on a reality show that inadvertently saved his life. 

But behind the shine of celebrity, behind the easygoing nature, a crippling truth fills Julien with pain and self-loathing. It’s a truth that he fights to overcome daily with the help of his husband, Joel Priestley, and now their boyfriend, Robbie Bianchi. 

But unlike Priest, Robbie doesn’t know what he’s helping Julien to fight. He doesn’t know what Julien did all those years ago. And with the anniversary of his sister’s death fast approaching, the time for explanations is running out. 

And thus the question: will the princess be able to forgive the prick as the priest once did? 

Only time will tell. 

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Please note this book contains sensitive situations regarding drug use.

5 stars

Romance | Adult Fiction | Erotica | Contemporary | MMM Romance

I honestly did not know what to expect coming into JULIEN. I knew that the semi-intense cliffhanger that left me in a slight kerfuffle after ROBBIE was going to bring more things to light, more dynamics, massive-climatic drama and nothing short of the boxer-dropping sexual encounters that leave me drooling. But what I got was so much more. 

Jumping straight into JULIEN, Robbie has officially moved into the condo with Julien and Priest. There is definitely something more going on with the trio this round. Not only is Priest struggling with some troubling news that he wasn’t quite prepared for (more secrets…) we get another side of Julien. I wasn’t prepared for the gut wrenching past of Julien’s demons, which honestly really encompasses the reasons why Robbie is truly apart of their lives – they need him in more ways than one. I think also, not giving away any spoilers, now that we have officially brought Julien some peace of mind, the trio semi-found their footing until Priest’s past decides to whirl its ugly head more and more which is giving me a slight panic attack. I am starting to second guess the romance. Not in a bad way – dear god please give me the happy ending I am dying for – but I think the third book is going to be a struggle for their dynamic. Robbie is finding out more and more about these two men who he is utterly falling hard for, his insecurities about the situation is starting to make him feel less apart of them as he originally believed. 

Though on many occasions, Julien and Priest start admitting their hearts are in fact beguiled by Robbie, Robbie is still conflicted. Especially towards the end, the wrong wording sends him deep in his mind, leaving him extremely vulnerable and I think it will be Priest who needs to save him this time. It was surprising to me to see how much Robbie was a huge comfort for Julien and Priest but then to see it coming crashing down in an instant. They are slowly building a foundation yet the cracks are causing some struggles.

What makes this series so phenomenal is hands down the depth of the characters. The multilayered, dramatically stunning personalities that are perfection make everything about this series absolutely remarkable.  Robbie is still my favorite treat, he is flamboyant, lively, beyond sweetly charming – he really is a princess. But I cannot put into words how much I adore everything about Julien and Joel’s personality. 

JULIEN was definitely more angst filled passion of the series. We get more of what is ticking between Julien and Priest, their pasts and how it is effecting them in the present. Julien is very much similar to Robbie, he is the lighter side of things, he is calm, passionate yet he pensive. Then Joel, or Priest – which ever is your favorite name is just a complete enigma. He is still this controlling, intense personality, one that just screams dominance yet in JULIEN he shows a different side of things. Priest seems more comfortable, definitely a sweeter more flirtatious dynamic. He is definitely more playful with Julien and Robbie. 

Their personalities just blend together. Where Priest and Joel seem so collective, pensive there is Robbie who just shines so much light on their relationship. He brings them together in a much needed balance that is both powerfully beautiful and fervent. Not only is their emotional connection fierce, their sexual chemistry is off the charts consuming. The way they feel, touch, express their sexual hunger with one another is beyond scrumptious.

And of course Ella Frank gives me a smidge more of what I am just swooning to see – Tate and Logan. They just add this additive to the growth of Robbie that I cannot deny is some of my favorite parts. Tate especially really surprises me when he has ‘the talk’ with Robbie – it was adorably sweet, charming and just full circle friendly. I loved it. 

Definitely I am head over heels in love with these three men. Robbie, Julien, and Priest have stolen my heart and steamed my loins beyond belief. They have such different personalities, completely different from the other yet as the dynamic of their relationship continues to evolve they are simply perfect for one another. Menages, or polyamorous type relationships are some of my favorites to read, especially when they are done right and honestly, Ella Frank delivered on all things amazing with the Confessions Series thus so far. I cannot get enough of this threesome. This series is gutting me, my emotional sanity is beyond repair at this point.

Now I just need to get my hands on Joel’s book then my life will be complete. 

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