Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Julien by Ella Frank

Title: Julien
Author: Ella Frank
My Rating: A

Genre: Erotic Romance (mmm)
Series: Confessions #2
Main Characters: Julian, Priest and Robbie
Release Date: June 2018
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
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. 

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Please note this book contains sensitive situations regarding drug use.

My Review:
ahh, this book could not come fast enough, but it was worth the wait. I love these three characters and Ella Frank has crafted a romantic, perfect story. I love them all so much.

As the name hints at, this book focuses more on Julien's story. All three of these men are broken on certain levels, even though they each remain strong, alpha men...in their own ways. Julien has secrets and ghosts that have haunted him for years. While his husband, Priest, knows all the details, their new boyfriend Robbie does not. So, this book is an exploration of that and this new level of depth in the triad relationship.

I love getting to watch Robbie fit in so perfectly between Julien and Priest. He really does level them out with his light and fun and it's really fun to read, even in the middle of really heavy, deep scenes. He brings a lightness to the story and the relationship that I love. 

It was pure pleasure to get to read another part of this trio's journey toward what I'm assuming will eventually be blissful happiness together. I love the three of them so much. 

This is a series that's definitely meant to be read together, but to be honest, I think you could jump in at book #2 and be fine reading it (i.e. not confused at all), but I think you would miss some of the depths of emotional attachment to the way these three work together. 

The series is amazing and I'm dying to read Priest's story next. The whole series is just so good. 

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