Author: Ella Frank
Series: Sunset Cove Series, #1
Release Date: March 22, 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 275
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
It’s time to come home, Finn.
It’s been seven years since Daniel Finley left his hometown in Florida for the hustle and bustle of Chicago’s city life.
Since then, he’s worked hard for his position at the prestigious law firm Leighton & Associates, even when it’s caused distance and isolation from his family and friends. But that’s all about to change.
On his thirtieth birthday, he receives the one thing he never dared hope for. Something that was promised to him years earlier—a note. One simple sentence from the man he’s never been able to forget.
Six words will forever change the course of their lives.
Brantley Hayes has it all. Or so he thinks. When he first made the decision to take a job down in Florida, his family thought he was crazy. But, after years of living in the quiet beach town, he finally feels a sense of community. He’s surrounded himself with friends who are like family, has a job he loves, and owns a spectacular beachfront property that is his sanctuary.
Yet he still feels unfulfilled, as if a piece of the puzzle is missing, and he knows exactly which piece it is. On an impulse, he follows through with a promise he made years earlier. A promise to call home the one he sent away.
Nothing is as simple as it seems.
After years of separation, the former lovers are reunited, but Brantley wasn’t expecting to encounter the high walls now guarding Daniel’s heart.
Daniel may not be the same person he was when he left, but he knows that the first step to healing is the note in his hand.
Hell Yeah!!! 5+ Stars for Fin & Brantley!!
This is a beautiful love story written by a fabulous author who knows how to deliver!!
Ella Frank brings us Finley which has MC Daniel Finley “Fin or Finley” and Brantley Hayes who have a emotional roller coaster of a story waiting to be told, full of hot as hell scenes and lots of tender moments. This is one book you don’t want to miss!!
First, we have to say something about the cover. I think I can sum it up with Oh.My.Gawd! The cover is sexy and alluring two things sure to draw you in to Ella’s web and the story will keep you ensnared from beginning to end!
So I love a greatly written forbidden romance and the professor/student trope is always a fun one. Fin meets Brantley when he see’s him during college and realizes that he is his new professor. Of course Brantley initially refuses Fin, stating all the standard reasons but Fin is not be be swayed and actually resorts to his own brand of wearing the prof down. Once Brantley gives in the two have a love filled relationship for two years, that is until Brantley sends Fin away to complete his schooling across country in Chicago.
Years go by…
When Brantley sends word to Fin stating “It’s time to come home, Finn.” Fin has a new life, a new career, a new look, a new attitude but what he doesn’t have is a, new love. So taking the vacation time he has accrued he decided to go see what Brantley could want, after all this time — but this time, he is playing by his own rules.
Brantley is floored when he gets a return message from Fin, after all he didn’t think he was coming home. When he finally sees his Fin for the first time after seven years, he is shocked! Gone is the good looking young man he sent away and before him now is the sharp, confident, sexy as hell lawyer who looks like he could eat him alive!
Fin quickly let’s Brantley know the rules:
“I didn’t come here to talk, and you didn’t send for me for my witty conversation. So how about we drop the act and get to what we both want.”
The passion between these two ~ off the charts! Hot and Sexy as hell!!
“I know what you need [Brantley]. But I want you to tell me. I want to hear the first time it falls off your tongue.” “You,” he rasped. “I want to feel you inside me. Finally taking me. I need you… Now.”
I will leave you with this happy scene ~
“I love my teacher.”
“I know. And he loves you,” he said.
And those six words forever changed the course of his life.
I have to admit that usually I don’t get into story’s that flash between present and past however Ms. Frank was able to write this alternating time romance in a way that was easy to follow and didn’t hinder the overall quality of the story. Overall, I loved this story and I highly recommend Finley to anyone looking for a passionate love story with the perfect amount of angst, lots of hot as hell teasing and scenes between the sheets, and flawless storytelling.
P.S. Never fear, we get to catch up a bit with a cameo of two of our favorite guys!