Tuesday 27 August 2019

🏳️‍🌈 CONFESSIONS: HENRI ✪ #HenriAndBaileyDuet1 ✪ Ella Frank 🏳️‍🌈

© Bianca Janeane

• 27 August 2019
• M/M Romance!
• Book #1 in the Henri/Bailey Duet
 • Book #5 in the
Confessions Series
(A Temptation Series Spin-Off)
• Cover Model: Mario Zabal

4.75 Fangirl Stars

Good and bad. Right and wrong.
Life would be easy if things were always that simple.
That’s never been the case for Henri Boudreaux.

Son of a criminal. Ex-boyfriend to a Priest.
Henri's made a career out of getting in trouble and avoiding the law.
So when he winds up in bed with it, he knows that things are about to get

But what’s life without taking a few risks?
And what’s a risk without the threat of being caught?
No one's ever accused Henri of being good man.
And Officer Craig Bailey is about to find out just how bad he can be.

ARC received from author for an honest review

Oh Henri, those eyes are telling me you want to do naughty, naughty things - too bad they aren't with me though!

It took me a little while to get into this story, though that was needed to get Henri's back story.  For a little while there, this was more Henri's "I Love Joel" show, however it soon turned into the Henri moves on story.

I adored Henri's story, and I am not ashamed to say that I shed a tear or two at times.

I loved his brashness, his cockiness and his vulnerability.

Enter Bailey and sparks sure do fly.  No matter how much our lovely Henri should stay away, I turned each page needing them to be together. I loved the cop and the bad guy falling for each other.

It was great to get more of The Prick, The Princess and The Priest, as well as a look in at some of our favourite restaurant and bars in Chicago.

There are also some fantastic secondary characters that we get to see in the future.

I am now impatiently awaiting the release of Bailey.

Gimme gimme gimme!!

We're back in Ella's M/M(M) world in Chicago.
Bailey is a cop and we already know that Henri is a bit on the wrong side of the law sometimes. Not really his fault - he was born into it, just like Priest. Only Priest became a lawyer and Henri didn't. But he's now trying to only work for the good side!
Bailey and Henri meet at Priest, Julien and Robbie's wedding. Huge attraction at first sight. But Bailey can't date a semi-criminal (even though he doesn't yet have any idea what Henri does and did!) and Henri will always be in love with Priest, right?
Let the fun times begin!!! ☺



Well, I liked that.
But just like with Priest's red hair, there's something in here that I just have to complain about first. Henri is this big bad hot biker type in all jeans and black and leather and then he goes and has a NOSE RING??? What???? Why? Never in the history of ever has a nose ring been sexy. Nothing about a nose is sexy period! The worst are those people with the unprettiest of noses - they're more likely to put in a nose ring because they think it will draw attention away from their noses - it doesn't darlings - it only makes it worse! I can live with a lot that I don't love in books. Tattoos. Eyebrow piercings. Red hair if the guy is really manly and hot. But nose rings??? Nope. And I can't even try to just NOT think about it - Henri is half the book - how could I forget I read that part about the nose ring? Ew. No. I almost stopped reading this book when I read that. And that's so sad, because I really like Ella's world with all those guys. Logan, Tate, Priest, Julien, Robbie. And now Bailey and Henri.

The story was really cute.
A cop and a bad guy trying to not fall for each other. Adorable!

I didn't love the fact that almost half the book is about how much in love with Joel Henri is :( It made me feel a bit bad for Bailey - almost as if there's no chance for a happy end. BUT I still really liked reading their story!
I loved that there wasn't any unnecessary drama!!!  I adored and hated a few back in time scenes with Henri - I had to cry with him a few times!

It was an adorable and sparky and sexy and fun and exciting first book - can't wait to see where their story will take us in book #2!!

I also loved Bailey's best friend/ex Xander and Bailey's brother(s) - I hope there'll be more spin-offs!!!

Also - this cover is by far my favorite in this series! ♥


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if you haven't read Ella's TEMPTATION series yet - DO IT NOW!! Preferably before reading this one☺ We'll meet Robbie there for the first time! (free on kindle unlimited!)

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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.