Author: Ella Frank
Summary: People are complex.
Love a double-edged sword.
And when it comes to a broken heart, there are no rules, only time…
For the past eight years, Julien Thornton has been living with a secret. One that only a handful of people know about.
To the outside world, he has it all.
A thriving career. A loving husband. And a face that the American public fell for by the millions, on a reality show that inadvertently saved his life.
But behind the shine of celebrity, behind the easygoing nature, a crippling truth fills Julien with pain and self-loathing. It’s a truth that he fights to overcome daily with the help of his husband, Joel Priestley, and now their boyfriend, Robbie Bianchi.
But unlike Priest, Robbie doesn’t know what he’s helping Julien to fight. He doesn’t know what Julien did all those years ago. And with the anniversary of his sister’s death fast approaching, the time for explanations is running out.
And thus the question: will the princess be able to forgive the prick as the priest once did?
Only time will tell.
When we were first introduced to Julien in the Temptation series I didn’t really think I like him. For he seemed like another love interest for Robbie and I loved the thought of it just being Robbie and Priest. For as much as they argued in these books, their chemistry was off the charts. Then, of course, we found out that he’s married to Priest and so on. Still didn’t like love him until I started reading these books.
I love Julien and not just because he has an accent which I always swoon on. He fills in the gaps of Priest to Robbie when needed and he just loves both men so much. In his book, he is dealing with a lot especially with his newest restaurant opening up and an important Anniversary that he wants to avoid but knows he can’t. So he leans on his two men for help for he has a really hard time handling it.
Let’s talk about his men and how supportive they are. Robbie may be new to all this but he takes in strives. Robbie is really good at being able to read people and he does that with Julien and helps him deal with the past though it’s hard on Julien. And then there’s Priest who have been through this countless times with Julien and is his rock. Julien has said multiple times that Priest keeps the darkness away and makes sure everything is alright.
Also the story. Learning more about Julien and Priest past is always a treat. And learning about why Julien is suffering so hurt my heart. I love how this story wasn’t all about the sex. It was more about connecting and being there for one another. Having Priest actually joke around and tell jokes which reading the temptation series you wouldn’t believe he could. To Julien taking steps to forgiving himself for something he didn’t do. And sweet Robbie is the glue for both his broken men and slowing finding his place between them.
Until the ending which makes me want to read this book even more. Because now where getting to Priest and soon learn why he’s the way he is.