Review Confessions: Julien (Confessions Series Book 2) by Ella Frank, USA Today Bestselling Author

People 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.

 

Confessions: Julien (Confessions Series Book 2) by [Frank, Ella]

 

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Ella Frank knows how to write steam and these three literally burn up the pages.” – The Romance Cover

The Princess, The Priest and The Prick have well and truly captured my heart” Millsy Loves Books

“The writing was, as always, exceptional–the ease with which Ms. Frank’s manages three POVs frankly a little intimidating–and the balance between the highly erotic, the deeply heartfelt and the fabulously humorous it made Julien an addictive page-turner.” – Kindle Unlimited Book Reviews

“Julien was the story I have been waiting for and Ella Frank did not disappoint.” – MI Bookshelf

“What an incredibly heart-breaking experience this was while all the while uplifting!” – OMG Reads

She carves and shapes her characters to somehow be made exclusively for each other, creating a bubble that is impenetrable by so many obstacles while letting her readers in to witness the bond that grows over time.” – Creative Spaces

“Overall, I loved every word. Every second. Every laugh. Every kiss. Everything! Je t’aime, Julien.” – Two Book Pushers

“I am very particular when it comes to books about menages….they have to be perfect for me, and so far Ella Frank has hit the nail right on the head !!” – Dirty Books Obsession

“Ella gives us a little bit of Tate and Logan in this book – it’s always something I get a kick out of when I’m united with favorite characters from another series.” – Vanilla & Spice Books

“Also, HOLY HELL this book was H-O-T. It was crazy steamy. If there’s one thing you can expect from Ella Frank, it’s that she always brings it her all.” – Sanaa’s Book Blog

Priest, Robbie and Julien are exactly what I look for in a menage–three men who fit together perfectly and are better because of each other. I read every word with a smile on my face, my heart racing, or my soul aching for these beautiful men and their incredible love story.” — Riley Hart

This book gave me everything… I swooned, laughed, sniffled and got all KINDS of hot and bothered and fell even deeper into adoration with these three men.” — BooksnWine Book Blog

“This is the story of three and how they continue to grow, learn, love, support, and protect each other.” — Kim, Reviews by Tammy & Kim

“This new relationship with Robbie joining Joel and Julien was just utter perfection, and the way it evolved? I’m positive it couldn’t have been written any better.” — OMG Reads

Ella Frank has this ability to tell stories in a way that just mesmerizes me, she is one of the few authors that gets me so wrapped up in the characters that I actually feel like I am right there watching as the story unfolds.” — iScream Books

“The relationship between Julien, Priest, and Robbie is so HOT and caring. They are so good together. With every book I fall more for them.” — Magic Beyond the Covers Book Blog

Intoxicating, complicated and breathtakingly beautiful…. Ella continues to share something unique, compelling and magical within this series that continues to steal my breath away.” — Cupcakes and Bookshelves

Top customer reviews

Swaffy67

Embrasse Moi! Wow……..just wow. I can’t believe how incredible this book was. I was totally looking forward to this addition after reading Robbie, and holy cow was I not disappointed.

I loved everything about this book. Priest, Prick and Princess work to define their relationship, and boy do they! I enjoyed reading the dynamic of these three. Of course, learning more about Julien was funny and heartbreaking. I’m not a fan of flashbacks but Ella Frank did a great job incorporating them throughout the entire book. These three men come together so beautifully, you can just tell how well they all compliment each other and the growing love and respect they have for one another.

I will say that Ella Frank is a master at writing steamy sexy scenes……you will need a fan, a cold drink and maybe a cold shower after. Chapter 15 was absolute perfection and will forever be bookmarked as one of the hottest chapters I have EVER read. Bravo Ms. Frank. As with all of your other fans, let’s just say we can’t wait until we get “Priest”. Oh and by the way, I’ll never look at a suit jacket the same again!

ShannonVM
Confessions: Robbie may have left me in a puddle of goo, but Confessions: Julien left me holding onto my heart. Oh what a ride of emotions Ms. Frank takes us on, as we delve deeper into just who Mr. Julien Thornton is and what/who it is that molded him into the person he is today. There’s a lot of pain and guilt that he’s been holding onto.
Not only do we discover the cause of Julien’s heartache, we’re starting to get a better understanding of Mr. Joel Priestly as well. He’s always been such a man of mystery and while there’s still so much we don’t know about his history we’re finally getting a glimpse of what’s to come.
I love the way we are treated to the point of view of each of these 3 amazing men; it really adds so much more depth to the story than if it was told from just one pov.Confessions: Julien is more complex, more emotional than Robbie’s book, as the bond between Robbie, Julien, and Priest deepens. They’re really beginning to learn how to navigate this new relationship, especially Robbie, and the part each one of them plays in it becomes more apparent. And oh my lanta, did I ever enjoy seeing the three of them explore each other. And I do mean that in every sense of the word! I love how comfortable Robbie has become- he’s truly found exactly where he’s supposed to be. Julien and Priest just make my heart melt when it comes to their feelings for Robbie. They are so caring and patient with him, I cannot even handle it. The way they show him, and not just tell him, how important he is to them is so touching.Not to say there aren’t any bumps in the road, because there definitely are. There’s still a lot that these men have to handle, have to deal with, still so much to discover about themselves and each other. This book definitely brought the feels. As anxious as I am for Priest’s book I’m already sad thinking about having to say good-bye the these three!
DonnaC
Confessions: Julien (Confessions #2) by Ella Frank
5 stars!!!“Two is always better than one. And three? Three is even better.”OMG, Ella Frank brings her ‘A’ game with Julien’s story. After Confessions: Robbie, the dynamic between these three was electric but the voltage certainly increases throughout Julien. Their connection becomes more profound as dark clouds from their past are re-told, dealt with and dissipated and the trust that these three have between them only amplified their connection on a soul level as well as physical. The Prick, the Priest and the Princess have one hell of a story and as Ella Frank navigates us readers through their trials and tribulations the connection you will have to these characters only exacerbates to the point you feel everything, experience everything, it is the emotional content that was the height of this book for me.“You’re everywhere, ma petite poulette. Everywhere, but nowhere at all…”On the outside, our French Chef a.k.a The Prick a.k.a. Julien is confident and arrogant. He has worked hard for his success and he revels in the plaudits and all that comes with it. But after reading Robbie, we knew that there was more to the man and that he harboured a lot of guilt that he struggled to balance. We knew that his life had been rough, he had been through the mill and it was The Priest that had saved him. In Julien, we get his back story in all its glory and at times it isn’t pretty. While his guilt is self-imposed I understood why he felt it was his fault, even though no-one else did, except his parents. Ostracised by those that should have loved him, all Julien had was Priest, and now was complete with their Princess.“It takes strength to forgive. To walk away and forget is the easy way. The coward’s way.”

The dynamic between Julien, Joel and Robbie really comes into its own and it is in this book that you really see each role each person plays in their relationship. Although Joel and Julien are perfect together, there are some things that Joel just cannot give Julien that Julien needs and Robbie slips into that gap perfectly and vice versa. These three are already perfectly homogenized and I cannot wait to see what is to come for these three. With Priest’s skeletons about to make their appearance in the next book, once again, it is not going to be easy.

“Somewhere in these past few months, I lost my mind over you, Robert Bianchi. It’s only now that my heart’s beginning to catch up.”

Ella Frank knows how to write steam and these three literally burn up the pages. My kindle definitely needed freezer time. The scenes between them though, I found profound, such was the intensity and the emotion that Ella Frank poured into every one of them. It wasn’t just physical, not by a long shot. The affection, the chemistry, the banter, our dead panning Priest, all brought something to the overall story; how they bounce off one and other, how Robbie’s light and humour is just what they needed, how Robbie completes their perfect trifecta.

“There is strength in numbers. Those on the outside protecting the one within. That is us. One. Two. Three.”

I cannot wait for Priest’s book, our seemingly closed off, emotionless lawyer has already shown what is underneath, waiting to come out and Julien and Robbie are definitely the ones to let it out. With those glimpses of the real Joel and a little understanding of his past, this series is going to end with a bang and I’ll be willingly devouring it morsel by morsel. This is Ella Frank at her very best, I cannot say how much I have loved both books, and I can’t believe I am going to say this, but I may even love these guys more than Logan and Tate and that is saying something.

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