Priest (Confessions #3) by Ella Frank

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Confessions: Priest (Confessions Series Book 3) by Ella Frank

 

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.


DD’s $0.02

 

Ella and her writing partner, Brooke Blaine, introduced the world to Priest in their Preslocke series. Then Priest joined Ella’s Temptation series where we were Teasedwith snippets of this man and I was completely mesmerized. The way Priest commands a room and those around him with minimal words, was intriguing. Yet, he gave nothing away about himself or his life. He was a complete mystery and a character I needed to know more about. 

 

I have been patiently waiting for this book. Once it arrived, I had mixed emotions. On one hand, I wanted to devour this book. Yet, I found myself taking on one of Priest’s characteristics…self-control. Slowly immersing myself into Priest’s world, I was able to savor every word. Every emotion. And let me tell you, the emotions were all over the place. 

 

The world Ella created in this edition of the Confessions series has a slightly different feel. Priest’s life before Julien and Robbie left me feeling unnerved. His childhood was disgusting and made me stabby. No child should be forced to witness the things he did at such a young age. Getting past this awful upbringing made him strong, fierce and loyal.

 

It was consumed by the anticipation that Ella built. It left me on the edge of my seat. Ella has a way of teasing her readers, luring them in, then knocking them on their asses. Confessions: Priest is no different but I was not expecting the story to take such an epic turn. However, it was the unexpectedness that made it so good. 

 

Now that I have finished Priest’s story, I learned what I knew from the very beginning. Robbie states it best, “He’s easy to love.”

 

Up next, Confessions: The Princess, The Prick and The Priest.