Monday, 12 March 2018

✪ CONFESSIONS: ROBBIE ✪ Ella Frank ✪ #ConfessionTrilogy1 ✪ #BlogTour ✪

© Bianca Janeane

• 8 March 2018
• M/M/M Romance!
• Book #1 in the Confessions Series
4.65 Fangirl Stars

Relationships are complex.
Love ever-changing.
And when it comes to rules of the heart,
they were made to be broken

That’s what Robert Antonio Bianchi was telling himself, anyway.
Otherwise, he really had no excuse for whator whohed done.

No excuse, except for his lonely heart, a pitcher of margaritas, four Bitter Bitches, and the apparent need to confess all his weaknesses to the two men he knew would bring him nothing but trouble.

But trouble was nothing new.

Just ask his crazy sisters or any of his friends, and they’d be the first to tell you:
If there was a bad decision to be made, Robbie always had a knack for making it.

And thus begins the story of the priest, the princess, and the prick.

ARC recevied for an honest review

Firstly, I freaking love this cover, and the great image it gives me for Robbie.

I have been impatiently awaiting for the Confessions: Robbie since I read True.

You won't need to have read the Temptation series to read Robbie, but why would you want to miss out on Logan and Tate and Robbie?

I have adored Robbie since he first turned up in Try. And all through the Temptation series, I have been hoping for him to get his HEA.  He deserves is so much, and now he might finally be getting it.

Ms Frank had me on an emotional roller coaster right from the start.  My heart hurt for Robbie as things transpired early, and I felt all the ups and downs (not those ones!  But yeah, those ones too!!) right till the end of the book.

I wasn't sure if I was going to like Priest and Julien after what I knew of them.  But I couldn't help but adore them, as they adored Robbie.  Sweet, tender, sexy and oh so hot!  3 sexy as sin men together?

The UST between this trio seeps off the pages, I love that this is kind of a slow burn between them all.  It gives that tension time to build up, and you just know that things are going to be explosive.
So who will win out in the dominant stakes when it comes to Robbie?
You need to read to find out!
I can't wait for Confessions Part 2 - is it May yet?

We're back in the world of our darlings Logan & Tate! Well, not really - this is a spin-off thingy, but we all met and fell for Robbie & Priest & Julien in the Temptation series ....
If you haven't read TRY & TAKE & TRUST & TEASE & TATE  & TRUE you should definitely do it!!


The little barkeeper troublemaker who was in love with Logan!

Now that Logan & Tate are happily married, he has two new men to worry about.
Logan's law-firm-partner Joel Priest and Priest's famous french chef hubby Julien.
Robbie kinda mega flirted with Julien and was already halfway in love with him, when he found out that he was married to Priest. PRIEST of all people. The one person he can't stand! He just rubs him wrong. Even though he kinda secretly wishes he would rub him in some private places.
But what he could've never imagined ... those two married guys want him. HIM!





We've been wanting to hear Robbie's story for so very long - and now here it is!


And I loved it.

Both Priest and Julien have some very dark 'secrets' and sad pasts and both are pretty dominant - that is why they're always looking for someone they can take it out on in a very pleasurable way. Someone to make their (love)life a bit less intense. So far it was only ever one night with a stranger - but now they finally found the one person in the world that would be their perfect fit.

But of course they need to take it slow - they don't want to scare poor Robbie away by revealing everything about them too soon.
But so far he's still here. He's very interested.
Let's hope it stays that way.

VERY EROTIC and adorable and funny story. With some very sad and moving and serious moments thrown in. Those three boys will have a LOT more to deal with in the next 2 books. But of course there will also be some very sexy times - just like in this first book!

I really enjoyed reading it and I can't wait for book #2: JULIEN to get here in May!!!

There are some tiny little things I didn't love-love - but don't worry - that's just me - I'm very weird! I already had that one problem with other M/M books - I would prefer them to be in the first person POV - because as soon as we have more than 1 man being talked about it gets confusing for me with all the HE'S HIS HE HIM! And here we have 3 guys! Very confusing - you sometimes just don't know who is talking or thinking or who is talking about which of the other 2 guys. Very confusing for this easily confused reader.

The second thing. Priest is an amazing guy. A hot and sexy lawyer - very dominant ovary-exploding-material. BUT. WHY OH WHY does he have to have red hair?!?!?! It's described as auburn here, but it's still red and I hate that. I just can't imagine a hot red-haired guy. I always picture guys like Boris Becker, Ed Sheeran or Pumuckl (if you don't know Pumuckl - google him!) I have yet to meet a hot, sexy, dominant alpha guy that could be my romance hero with red hair. Show me one please!!!

OK - that's it - nothing more to complain about!
I really loved the book and I guess it will only get better with book #2 - there's still so much story to tell about those guys!

♥ Excerpt ♥

If there’s a bad decision to make, I will make it.
DRUNK-DIALING IS never a smart move. But drunk-dialing a married man? That is a monumentally stupid move.
That was the thought rolling around Robbie’s muddled brain as he stood with his best friend Elliot at the bar of CRUSH and tossed back his fourth Bitter Bitch. The conversation he was having with himself wasn’t a new one—or a welcome one, he thought as he swayed on his feet and kind of stumbled into the stool beside him. But forgetting his lonely life with alcohol and men who were all wrong for him seemed like an increasingly good way to cope tonight.
The hum and throb of the bass beat was rattling through him, but instead of feeling the pull he usually did to head out to the dance floor and have fun, tonight it seemed to be having the opposite effect. It was making him think really stupid thoughts.
“You’re so wasted, Bianchi,” Elliot said as he grabbed Robbie’s arm and guided him to the barstool. “What’s that? Your third shot? And how many margaritas did you have at dinner?”
Robbie held up two, then three fingers, and shrugged. “Who cares? Everyone had their New Year’s on Sunday. Tonight’s mine, and I want to celebrate.”
“If you celebrate any more, you aren’t gonna remember your first night out of the New Year.”
“Don’t care,” Robbie said, as he waved his hand through the air with flourish and leaned a little too much into the action. Luckily, Elliot was there to prop him up. “I wanna have fun tonight. Do something I shouldn’t.”
Elliot leaned his elbows back on the bar so he was facing the dance floor and said, “Why don’t you get out there and let someone do you instead? You look gorgeous tonight, darling.”
He’s right, I do look cute, Robbie thought.
In his skinny jeans and purple V-neck tee that was practically a second skin, Robbie had gone all out with smoky eyes and a new pink shade of gloss he’d bought a couple of days ago that tasted like—mmm, strawberries. He could totally hit the dance floor, find a willing man, and let him do all kinds of things. But that seemed so boring tonight, so normal, and so not what he wanted.
He wanted wild. He wanted adventure. He wanted danger. And when the two men he knew were both those things entered his mind, Robbie quickly shook his head, trying to shake them free.
Stop thinking about them, he ordered himself, but that was easier said than done. One of them was one of the sexiest men he’d ever seen, and the other the most frustrating—and what was worse was that he couldn’t have either of them even if he wanted to. What was with everyone being fucking married all of a sudden? And to each other?
But oh the dreams he’d been having lately. The three of them, all sweaty and naked; they were enough to make him want to
No, no, no. That is the worst idea you could have, Robbie told himself. Drunk or sober.
Plus, you don’t even like one of them. So stop obsessing over it.
“Earth to Robbie…” Elliot said, waving a hand, and Robbie shrugged.
“I don’t know. I’m just not in the mood.”
You’re not in the mood to grind all over a naked man? Okay, where the hell is my best friend and what did you do with him?” Elliot asked as he swept his black bangs out of his eyes.
“I don’t know.” Robbie slumped forward on the bar, dramatic as ever, and looked up at Elliot from under his lashes. “I think I’m in a state of mourning, El, and I don’t know how to get out of it.”
Elliot frowned. “Is this about Logan? I thought you were happy for him and Tate?”
“I am, but— Ugh. They just got engaged, and now all of a sudden, he’s married. Married.”
“I know, babe. But you knew it was coming.”
“Doesn’t make it any easier. Knowing there are two more beautiful men off the market forever due to a ring and a piece of paper is just depressing.”
“Two more men?” Elliot said, regarding him with a suspicious eye. “Who else do you know who’s hitched?”
Julien, Robbie instantly thought, as an image of the famous chef came to mind.
Julien “the Prick” Thornton. And this time, as Julien’s name ran through Robbie’s head, he made a point to roll the Jul over his tongue the way Julien had when he’d introduced himself that night at the bar. That’s right…Julien “I’m gay, gorgeous, and, oh yeah, married to your worst enemy” Thornton. He was hitched.
“No one,” Robbie said, and pouted. Then he swiveled on the stool to look out at the men gyrating all over one another. “You go and play for the both of us. I’m going to sit here and—”
“Okay that word is too big for my brain right now,” Robbie said, and winced. “Go and feel up the muscles and men for me. Someone should get some enjoyment out of them.”
Elliot pursed his lips. “I don’t know…”
“I’m just gonna sit here. Not going anywhere,” Robbie promised, crossing a finger over his chest.
“Your heart is on the other side, genius.”
Robbie switched sides and did it again. “I’m just gonna drown my sorrows so my body hurts tomorrow and will take my mind off my broken heart.”
“Aww, cheer up, Buttercup. Your Prince Charming will come to you one day soon.”
“Well, until then”—Robbie gestured for the bartender—“I’m going to drink myself into a deep slumber in the hopes that maybe he’ll come on me, or, you know, at least kiss me back to life.”
Elliot placed a hand on Robbie’s arm. “Do not go anywhere. I’ll be back for you.”
“I can’t feel my legs to move, so… I’ll stay. Like a good little boy.”
“Don’t know how good you are, but…” Elliot chuckled, then before he headed out to the dance floor, said, “Where’s your phone?”
Robbie dug into his pants pocket and pulled it free.
Elliot opened the contacts and scrolled down to his name, and then set it on the bar in front of Robbie. “You need me, call. Do not leave this seat.”
Robbie touched his fingertips to his temple in a sloppy salute and then hiccupped. “Yes, sir.”
“Okay. Be back for you soon.” Elliot then turned to the bartender and said, “No more after this for him.”
When the bartender nodded, Robbie’s mouth fell open. “Hello, you’re not my mother.”
“Lucky for you. She’d be spanking your ass right now, not to mention your sisters, and I’m sure you’d much rather have that done by a man who would then pound it afterward. I’ll be back.”
Robbie dismissed Elliot with a wave of his hand, and then took great interest in scrolling up and down his list of contacts, searching for someone to occupy his time. It wasn’t until he saw Julien’s number that he realized how drunk he was, because that was the only excuse he could think of as to why he hit call.

Well that, and: If there’s a bad decision to make, I will make it.


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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 contemporary romance, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Phillips.