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(Confessions #3)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  3,551 ratings  ·  477 reviews
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.
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Published August 14th 2018
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I really love this series, but this is the book I have been looking foward to reading most. I have been intrigued by Priest, ever since he made an appearance in the "Temptation"  series. I am happy to say that it did not disappoint ;) I am also happy to say that...this wasn't the last book in the series, like I expected it to be...there will be one more !!

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Now I promised to keep my review as spoiler-free as possible, so you won't be getting a whole lot of info from me. Just that this book is abou
Well by now you may know this will be just gushing i call review.

My name is not Joel Priestley.
My name is Joel Alexander Donovan.
And a long time ago, I was taught that things
aren’t always what they appear to be—and neither are people.

I abso-fucking-lutely LOVED IT! After all it is PRIEST!!


I am too lazy to write a proper review, i can't believe that, but i will try to do my best. Priest deserves better.

Three books later and this is far my best, I have loved Priest ever since he appeared i
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Hard book to rate is hard!

I wanted to love this one. Obvs. I've been yammering on about Priest since Robbie and I do love Priest himself. And Robbie. Julien I'm less enamored with for whatever reason but this book didn't send me into the reading cave like Robbie did nor was I thrilled with the "thrilling" Ella Frank tried to drop.

But I'm getting ahead of myself.

What I've enjoyed most about this series up to this point was still present: relationship building. Robbie, Julien and Priest have been
4.5 Stars

Although this third story in Frank’s sexy sweet triad romance series wasn’t quite what I expected/wanted, I still devoured it like reading was going out of style.

Undoubtedly, Priest has cemented himself as one of my absolute favourite male characters in the M/M world of romance books, but I’ve decided the first book (Robbie) remains my personal favourite of the series thus far. After a bit of deliberation, I’ve come to realise I probably feel this way because I really love the chase/con
*** 3.5 Stars!!!***

I had very high hopes for Priest’s book but I was somewhat let down by it. His story had the potential to be epic considering the type of childhood this poor man had! Instead, I found the first half of the book to be quite bland. The last 80% was the most exciting, but even that felt kind of surfaced. Don’t get me wrong; I didn’t hate this, I just think it could have been so much more!!!

Ella Frank is a brilliant writer in the way she describes certain scenes so articulately...
* A Reader Obsessed *
4 Stars

Don’t get me wrong.

I enjoyed myself with this one but it still didn’t have quite the allure that Robbie initially had. I’m not complaining though because we finally get Priest’s story, and this was the perfect installment to bring him, Julien, and Robbie full circle. Secrets are laid bare and some terribly evil demons are justly conquered.

This is more about settling the score, cementing things in stone, and finally allowing these guys to be free to really concentrate on each other so that
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4.25 Stars!

I was eagerly awaiting Priest's book. Probably a bit too much, as I didn't love this one as much as I wanted to. But I still liked it. Quite a bit.

I'd say the romance takes a tad bit of back seat in this one. Yet at the same time, Robbie, Julien and Priest do move forward quite a bit as partners.

I wasn't super surprised about how things played out with Priest's dad, etc.

And I'll be honest and say I'm a tad disappointed we still don't have their HEA. Yes, we're close and things ende
⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!!

Priest did NOT disappoint!!

In this one we get lots of answers about Priests past. It takes on a strong suspense feel as all three men come face to face with that past.

Again, these men are supper yummy in and out of the bedroom. I have fallen head over heels for all three. I am so impressed with the writing in this series, I love a good manage but there is always the risk that it will feel like two people are in love and the third is just an extra who is not cared for equally. I didn'
Lorraine Lesar
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmeeee
I’m begging of you please don’t take my men,
Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmeeee
Please don’t take them even though you think you can
Cos’ I’ll hunt you down like the rabid dog you are,
Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmeeee
You backed me against a wall
But I’m no longer that 7 year old child,
And now I’m coming for you,
Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmeeee

“You can run, but you can’t hide”. But dam, did Priest try,
Now he’s exposed and open, can he protect the two most precious things in his life?

The se
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars.

This was good but I'm disappointed in the ending that we have to wait until the next book for their HEA. Although it wasn't a cliffhanger, I wanted a book done in this.

An arc was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This will be a spoiler free review. Suffice it to say, this book is all I expected and then a bit more.

It's only not a total five star read for me because I wanted more of the three of them together but there is a final epilogue entry to come which will round out this series in Book Four.

In this one we get a few flashbacks which help fill in the life of Joel Priestley and what brought him to the point in his life which this series has focused on - a lawyer married to a hot and successful Fre
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Logically my favorite one!

My little heart just broke in the end but fortunately it was a happy f****** (Jimmy Grrrrr) ending.

I was a little annoyed by Robbie in the end of JULIEN. I mean I didn’t understand why he was so mad at Priest. After a few weeks of relationship it’s kind of soon to tell about such a big part of your life to your new lover. If I had a past like Priest I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t talk about it to any of my lover after a few weeks of relationship. For me, people had to des
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s no secret how much I love Priest, Robbie and Julien and this book simply solidified that fact. It is filled with all kinds of tension of all varieties, but what it shows is how much these three fit together. They shouldn’t, at least according to what most believe, but they do. They compliment each other even when they are at odds and find ways to give each other strength while being that safe place to land. And the smexy?? HAWT.
This...this right here is what I was looking for. I knew Priest's book was going to be good and oh man was it! I was on the edge of my seat almost the whole time.

I knew Priest had a hard and dark past. The things he experienced as a child were truly horrifying. And to know the "monster" was still alive whether behind bars or not, only helped to shape him into the person he became. But he puts his heart and soul into to protecting and taking care of the ones he gifts with his love.

Robbie is one t
Aine (Lianne)✨
Jul 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
3 stars✨

Actually better than the second book.
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it
**3.5 stars**

3rd step of the building relationship between Julien, a laid-back and successful French chef, Priest, a brooding and intense lawyer, and Robbie, a feisty bar manager. Not a standalone : after Robbie succumbed to the married couple and found a place in their bed and their apartment, and after Robbie, with the guidance of Priest, helped Julien to find peace with his twin-sister’s death, these 3 partners now have to deal with Priest’s abusive and murderer father, who has just escaped
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ahhh Priest - so much grit and persistence holding his spirit together. This is Priests story and as expected was every bit as enticing as I thought it would be. His love for Julien & Robbie was beyond strong and the three of them finally cemented their triad. No spoilers here so you need to read the trials and tribulations of Priest and his loves. Of course nothing in life is easy and poor Priest really was a reflection of that. My only hope is the final book is one long honeymoon of sorts - go ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
*a very solid 3,5 stars*

I really loved book 1 and enjoyed book 2, and was massively looking forward to this, but - and it really hurts to say this - book 3 didn’t quite hit the mark with me.

And this is why:
.) although I love the three guys, this time they came across as way too ‘sappy’ and OTT.

.) the plot felt contrived and predictable. The ‘problem’ between Robbie and Priest at the beginning was blown out of proportion ( and drawn out in length for no reason) when one conversation could have s
Denise H.
**** Confessions #3. Our three men, Julian, Joel/Priest and Robbie, are making strides and declare their love.

We have a steady pace until it picks up and becomes a roller-coaster ride of the evil past converging on their bright future. The revelation of Priest's story about his criminal father is shocking. If you think you have it figured out - guess again dear readers. The tension is extreme and this book is "unputdownable" ! It's deeply passionate, we get sex that is highly explosive, overwh
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
It is not that I didn't like it cause I did but I may have had my expectations too high.

I expected it to be more sexy. I expected to experience more bonding between these three men. And I may have to confess I love Robbie the best. I learned to adore Robbie in the Temptation series and I just luuuuuuve him.

These men are already an established threesome. Everything comes naturally between them. I like my books to have a bit more angst in them. That they have to fight for each other.

I still enjoy
The Book Bee
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"You allow us to give ourselves in different ways because we love you in different ways."

This book was intense. This series was....everything I needed in a new to me author. Wow.

I love when a book gets me all worked up that I can't settle down to write my review!! Coincidentally, I also hate when a book gets me all worked up because I feel like I will never find the right words to express how much I loved the book. I seriously feel like I'm on my knees, fists raised in the ai
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-romance, ménage
"The name that goes with this face," Robbie said. "It doesn't matter to me half as much as the person this face belongs to." It wasn't often Priest was caught off guard, but he felt as though the breath has been knocked right out of him.

I freaking loved almost everything about this book. I can definitely say Priest's book was my favorite out of the three! The book opened up right where we left off in Julien's book with that ridiculous cliffhanger. Robbie just found out Priest is the son of t
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Priest, the third book of the series brought us back to the threesome Robbie, Julien and Priest. In this instalment, the focus in on Priest's story arc, his background and the drama that surround them when his past came back to haunt him.

The focal point of the series is always the relationship between the three of them and there isn't any lack of passion and emotion here. With the continuation from previous book, Robbie was shocked to find out about Priest's secret and it throw a little kink in
Rachel Emily

Priest! Robbie! Julien! Quite possibly the best threesome I have ever read about? Possibly! The passion, love, commitment between these three is like none other, they are equals and when things come up they are determined to talk it out and make things work. These three are total End Game and UGH so delicious to read about!

This is Priest’s book and we really get to find out about his past and what has made him into the man he is today. I a
Courtney Bassett
Hmm, how to review this without spoilers . . .

This book is sort of in two parts. The first wraps up the way things were left at the end of Julien, and is more focused on the intricacies and complications of making a relationship work between three people, about trust and letting down walls and giving and accepting love. We get to see several flashbacks that help us understand more about Priest, as well as several fun moments from his relationship with Julien.

The second part is more action-driven
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Although I was really looking forward to this, it wasn't my favorite book of the series.
I wasn't particulatly keen on the Priest / daddy meet. It was simple and over in a few minutes. I liked Henri and his note made me smile.
I guess the next book will bring everything together to get these men their HEA.
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-m, mr-lawyer
3.5 stars

Although the first 40% got on my nerves with Robbie being mad at Priest and Julian the rest was a solid read. For me, this one was actually the best of the three. I loved the added drama Priest's father brought. It made me see better how Robbie fit into the relationship which had been something I was struggling to see in the first two books. The connection with all three really shined through in this one. So bravo for that. Bring on book 4.
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
I finally read this one. It ended up being OK. I was putting it off because I hated how Julien ended and I struggle so much with Robbie. This book didn't fix that too much.

I still don't like Robbie. I try. I really do. I did like him better at the end of this book than I have through the other two books, so that's something, I guess.

The plot with Priest's dad was dumb. Were there no critical alpha readers to ask very simple questions about timelines and reality of the prison break and subseque
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Confessions: Priest (Confessions #3) by Ella Frank
5 stars!!!

“Never underestimate what the Priest will do to protect the Princess and the Prick.”

To say that this book was highly anticipated would be a huge understatement and Ella Frank delivered, boy did she deliver. For those that are new to this series and are just seeing this review, you will need to read Confessions: Robbie and Confessions: Julien first. There is a continuous storyline and as such, Priest picks up where Julien lef
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5+ stars
Okay, well it is official...Priest is still my favorite character. Sorry Robbie, Julien, Logan, and even my sweet Tate. I am fascinated by this complex, compelling man that we have seen change from stoic, antagonistic, and mysterious to vulnerable and loving. He is intense and haunted by demons. But he is a protector, strong, and devoted. And underneath that serious exterior, he also has a witty sense of humor.

His past was tragic. His burdens have been heavy. He struggled with feeling
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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.

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

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Confessions (6 books)
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  • The Princess, the Prick & the Priest (Confessions, #4)
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“Years ago,” Priest said, “a thief stole my heart and brought it to life, and tonight a princess saved it. I love you, Robert, for so many reasons, but your strength these past couple of days was exactly what I needed to get me through. I couldn’t have done it without you.” 1 likes
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