Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Henri by Ella Frank Blog Tour

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… complicated.

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.

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Book 5
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I was so happy to see the latest Ella Frank hit my Kindle – I just love the stories about a group of super hot, super interesting men that she has been writing about for the last five or six years. And that now we are getting even more goodness is a huge bonus – thank you! And... there is definitely a Confessions #6 in our future. 😍 I would absolutely recommend that you at least read the previous Confessions books, but ideally start at Try and absorb all the goodness. I am assuming that you are up to date in my review.

As we know, Henri is a significant part of Priest's past, and still sad and reluctant to accept that he will not be romantically involved with him again. Attending the trio's wedding is important, but painful nonetheless – although he does see a man who attracts his attention. The irony of who he is, is not lost on us, and nor is it on Henri when he and Bailey meet again. Craig Bailey is the man who arrested Julien and was there at the very beginning of his great romance with Priest, so of course he was at the trio's wedding too. Little did he expect to find such an unorthodoxly dressed fellow guest so fascinating, even if he disappeared on him.

As we learn more of Henri's past, and of his lifestyle, fears, and ultimately hopes for the future, it is through his eyes that we see maybe Bailey is not an ideal match. However, the chemistry ensures that he can't resist being drawn into a sequence of events which are utterly unique – dates, not hook-ups, wanting to stay, not suppressing the urge to leave. It is wonderfully romantic, how he stands in the shadows and yet so craves the light.

I cannot wait for more confessions...

In true Ella Frank style, this sexy story is full of passion, angst, and fabulous sexual tension. As always, Frank’s men are sinfully beautiful and terribly damaged. I love that this time, Bailey and Henri are almost relatable. In Frank’s fantasy world full of lawyers, celebrity chefs, models, and actors, this new series about a cop and a private investigator carries with it faint hints of realism. This is a wonderful naughty pleasure read and I loved Henri and Bailey.

This book is a slightly lower heat read than most of Ella Frank’s writing, especially when compared to the last couple of Confessions books. There are still a few very memorable steamy scenes, but the book is more romance than erotica. But what we lose in heat, we gain in the sexual tension that crackles between Bailey and Henri from the moment they first meet. I really enjoyed the connection that builds between the two men – the banter and mind games are fabulous. This is the first book about Henri and Bailey so while we learn some of Henri’s secrets, these two are only starting to get to know each other by the end of the book. Readers know some of Henri’s history from earlier stories in the series but it wasn’t until this book that I felt like I was starting to know and care for him.

This is potentially more of a stand-alone story than the last few Confessions books, but new readers will need to ignore continual references to the past. The focus of this book is on two new characters so it might work as a starting point to the second half of the series. Saying that, this book does end with a cliffhanger and the crime storyline running through the book does not resolve in this first story. I’ve personally found this series incredibly addictive and if I wasn’t reading pre-publication, I’d set aside time to binge read the whole series back to back.

There is no other way to say this but that this book was HOT. You really need to read the previous books in the Confessions series to get the backstory. Honestly, start with the Temptations series then the Confessions series. We have met Henri in previous books, and he wasn't anything like I pictured in my head. He was way hotter! This book was an easy read that I didn't want to put down. For some reason I kept thinking something awful was going to happen and always had a sinking feeling in my stomach because I didn't want anything bad to happen. I'll let you find out if something happened or not. Bailey is just so sweet and so cute, and when he is with Henri he becomes a different person, he becomes himself and it kind of scares him how much he feels for Henri. We get to see Priest, Robbie, Julien, and even Logan and The Popped Cherry in this book. This was a great addition to the Confessions series, and I can't wait to get Bailey's book later this year. This series, just like the Temptations series, is one of those series that you will want to read again and again.

Henri is the fifth installment in the Confessions series. The first four books need to be read (in order) to completely understand the dynamic of the characters.

Henri is Priest's ex-boyfriend and childhood friend. He has been in love with Priest for as long as he can remember. Finding out Priest and Julien were marrying Robbie and there was no room for him romantically in Priest's life. When he's about to leave the wedding, he stumbles into the sexiest man he's ever seen, but is one night with the sexy stranger enough to get Priest out of his head?

Bailey and Henri have some of the sexiest intense chemistry. You have to keep reading to find out if Henri and Bailey give in to that instant hotness! Bailey being a cop and Henri not having the best path definitely causes speed bumps along the way.

I cannot wait to get Bailey's book and live in this world just a little longer!

Also Available in the Confessions Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Robbie Blog Tour.

Book 2
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~  Also Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Julien Blog Tour.

Book 3
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~  Also Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Priest Blog Tour.

Book 4
Buy Links

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~  Also Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the The Princess, The Prick & The Priest Blog Tour.

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 Philips.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Henri (Confessions #5) by Ella Frank to read and review for this tour.

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