Confessions: Bailey by Ella Frank
Gorgeous Cover Design (for this ENTIRE series) by Hang Le @Hang Le
Stunning Photograph by Dylan Rosser
The Perfect ‘Bailey’ Model: Ashley Morris
Release Date: October 28th, 2019
Black and white. Right and wrong.
That’s how Craig Bailey has always lived his life.
The son of a fallen, decorated police officer,
he’s had no choice but to follow the rules.
Until he met the ultimate bad boy
and decided to follow him instead.
Henri Boudreaux is everything Bailey never knew he wanted.
Mysterious, sexy, and hiding more secrets than friends.
He’s exactly the kind of man Bailey knows could break his heart.
But there’s a vulnerability to Henri that calls to Bailey.
A longing for a connection that Bailey is unable to resist.
And while Bailey has always lived his life on the straight and narrow, he is now beginning to understand that falling in love is never so black and white.
Amazon Universal: https://mybook.to/confessionshenri
Even after Henri’s book ended with him and Bailey finally giving into the sizzling connection they shared, I knew there were still a few obstacles and a major point of contention to overcome, namely Henri’s less than lawful past and what that means to a man who truly believes there are only two sides of every action: right or wrong. But as much as Bailey sees the world in nothing but blacks and whites, he can’t deny the pull he feels toward the mysterious bad boy and even though it’s quite clear that, on paper, Henri and Bailey don’t fit together, their desire for each other’s bodies, their need to feel every part of one another overpower their differences and leads them down a path together that will either build from their already established bond or keep them at odds despite how they feel.
These two may hardly know one another but the heart and body want what they want, and as much as Henri says he knows who and what he is, there’s so much more to him than he realizes…so much more than he accepts about himself and Bailey gives him the chance to discover all that he is and could be with him, and Henri helps Bailey as well, forcing Bailey to step outside his comfort zone and do things based on feelings and not just the law. And, after some time, Bailey’s good guy nature allowed him to accept Henri, faults and all, which is exactly what Henri needed and deserved.
As much as I thought there would be more angst to sort through for these two, I’m glad that there wasn’t…it was fitting that Henri didn’t have to continue to feel inadequate once he found the man who accepted him for him, faults and all. And, the way that Ella Frank had a certain Frenchman step up the way he did, looking out for one of his husband’s oldest and dearest friends.
Henri’s confessions to Bailey could have thwarted any chance of him getting his happily ever after, but, thankfully, he found a man who grew just as much as Henri did throughout their time together, and the way that he laid his heart on the line, refusing to lie, even when it would have made it easier to keep the man he had grown to love and to need more than any other person in his life.
I’m so sad to see this series end; Ella Frank created such an amazing world and just as equally extraordinary characters, and while I’m holding out hope that these sexy and snarky alpha males will make some appearances in other Frank stories, I’m also excited to see what comes next for this multifaceted author.
4.5 Poison Apples
About the Author
Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”
A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR.