Confessions: Priest

Confessions Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Charlie David
Series: Confessions Series, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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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 18, 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.

©2018 Ella Frank (P)2018 Ella Frank

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Silence Runs Deep

Priest is the least verbal of this Trio - Julien and Robbie are definitely more transparent. I loved all three of these books - they were excellent - I was skeptical - it's hard to beat Logan and Tate throughout their books, but these books while different, captured some of the same affection for me. Ella is as far as I am concerned one of the premiere male male writers - a genre i've only come to love in the last few years. Logan and Tate - and their Temptation Series cannot be beat - between their growing love and chemistry - taken to the 10th power by Shannon Gunn - Through Robbie, Julien and Priest - I find Charlie David very well suited to this Trio - he does a beautiful job with them - and Ella by writing a different and yet similarly enthralling vibe to Logan and Tate. Familiarity does not breed contempt - I love the connection - between the worlds -and the continuity of the characters - it brings them firmly into focus. I've listened to the Temptation Series over and over again and i've listened to this series twice now - waiting for the final Book to come out in Audible (Ella Please!) LOVE YOUR BOOKS - And as you've probably guessed, this people are real to me - you've breathed life into them! THANK YOU!

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Hot and sexy with a touch of adventure

Damn!! It’s nice to return to this sexy threesome! Priest’s past comes back to haunt him and he needs to keep his men safe, Jules is getting his restaurant up and running and our favorite boy learns more about his men.
Like usual Ella Frank delivers a great story with hot 🔥🔥🔥 sex scenes. I really feel like I know these guys. Seriously Frank has a way with words and with Charlie David as narrator the fabulousness increases.
All the stars for this book!! Definitely more than the review option allows. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Frank’s books are the kind you hold off on experiencing because you know the first read thru (or listen to) will be an amazing thing you can never experience again. Oh, I for sure have gone back to hear them again but the first time is something truly special.

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Finally getting to know the Priest!

Priest has been such an enigma, it was so great to finally get to see the real man behind the carefully crafted facade. We’ve had hints of his backstory in the previous books, but nothing could have prepared me for the roller coaster of emotions his history would take me on.
Delving into Priest’s childhood really showed us why he he became the man he is, and it was heartbreaking to think of little Joel living the life he did.

I loved that this book was just a little different than the first two, with the added element of suspense. Just like the man himself, his book was quite unexpected, in the best possible ways. What wasn’t unexpected was how much love Joel, Julien, and Robbie shared. I just adore these three men. Seeing their connection, their bond, their love, grow even deeper over the course of these books has been nothing short of wonderful. Even though they are still getting to know each other, they are all fully committed to making their relationship work. And that was never more clear than in this book. I look forward to their HEA!

I've enjoyed Charlie David's narration throughout this series, but for some reason in this book it really hit me that I wished he'd given Julien more of a French accent. I think I've missed that in the previous 2 books, but it just really struck me here. I don't know that he needed to use an accent all the time, but I feel like it needed to be "shown" more that he was French. Other than that, I found myself wrapped up in the emotions he evoked, especially during the climax of the story. (No pun intended!)

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There should be more

I really don't like this being the end of a great series. There were enough books here that you get an opportunity to really get to know the characters, their relationships, their strengths and weaknesses. I found myself wondering exactly what they might look like if being cast for a movie. In my imagination, they were total eye candy. I appreciated the contradiction in the character of Priest: he is intensely private but also generous in sharing of himself. I loved the ending (and won't spoil it here), but I want to read more about this group of friends.

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***The life of Joel***

Charlie David is a great narrator. I'm glad he is the narrator for the entire series.

Joel "Priest" Priestly is my favorite character in this series. He is known for his gruff no nonsense attitude which makes the moments he drops his guard so much more rewarding.

This installment of the series takes us deep into the dark past that has created the Priest we know today. This book was amazing and I fell a little more in love with Priest.

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I love these 3 men.

Robbie, Julien, and Priest are one of my top relationships/throuples? Ever and I have loved their entire journey together. This one is Priest’s story, and we learn all about his past and why he is the man he is today. I loved his intensity, his devotion to his men, and also - karaoke!!! Must be my favorite thing, imagining him and Julien serenading Robbie. So many great moments in this story, from making up with Robbie, expressing their love, Julien’s restaurant opening (and the cameos from Logan and Tate never hurt!!) to the action filled ending. I just adore this series. I think Charlie David does a great job narrating. It’s weird hearing Logan and Tate have such different voices but I love his voice for our trio, Priest especially.

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Love it.

Love this series. So good. And the story and characters are so genuine and real.
Amazing narrator, very enjoyable listen.

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Love Love Love

Priest was always my favorite, but hearing his story has solidified that. He's so misunderstood, but he's loyal and loves hard. And Julian and Robert makes him a better man. Love these 3.

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Sighs. I love these guys

I knew Priest’s story was going to shred me, and it did. What he went through as a child tore me up. Jimmy was just an evil piece of shit and deserved a slow death. So this book picks up where Julien’s ended and I think that Robbie’s reaction was way OTT. He acted like Joel was the evil one and not the innocent son of one. And when did Joel even have time to tell him his backstory? They just came off of Juliens. But I’m glad that it didn’t get too drawn out and he came to his senses, though he did act rather cold towards Joel. Robbie should have told them what he was feeling. To make this relationship work, you have to be honest with your feelings. Drunk Robbie cracked me up. What the boys do to show Robbie exactly how much they love and care for him made my heart melt. What happens in the later part of the book had me on the edge of my seat and very fearful. I’m so glad it was resolved the way it did. I can’t wait for the next book and they finally get their HEA which they need. Let me talk about Henri for a moment. He needs his own book with his own boy, or two. It never even accrued to me on who he was. But I want more of that tattooed bad boy, who is hiding a heart of gold, I just know it.

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Best book yet! Thanks Ella and Charles David!

As an avid fan of Ella Frank's works, I have waited for this one since I read it on release day. Ella wrote a great book, and Charles David has delivered on Hell of a read!. His narration was powerful when needed, and when he delivered the one line asking Jimmy 'What the Fuck he wanted' , he cemented by adoration as the voice of Priest. Even though I knew the story, it was as though I didn't from the heavy emotions and reactions I had to the performance. Already on my second listen and loving it.

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  • S K Isaac
  • 08-08-19

A thrilling continuation

In this book, the series goes from emotional drama to action-packed thriller. I did have to take a little break in the second half of the book because it did get very heavy. As usual, Charlie David's performance is phenomenal. He's half the reason I had to stop for a bit, because his voice elicits so much emotion, it's hard to not get too sucked in. I'm excited for the final book in Priest, Julien, and Robbie's story. Their love is so wonderful even through such difficulties.

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  • MaryD
  • 01-24-19

Gripping

Gripping story made even more entertaining by the excellent narration by Charlie David. On to the last book now.

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  • Lucy Oliver
  • 11-01-18

brilliant book 3

amazing as usual, the story is epic and the narrative just adds something extra to it.

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  • Donna Hirsch
  • 04-16-19

Perfection

I love how these 3 interact, the horrible past PRIEST had been through, and Julien's ordeal has made them stronger