Book Review: Finley (Sunset Cove Series #1) by Ella Frank @EllaFrank2012Finley by Ella Frank
Series: Sunset Cove Series #1
on March 21, 2016
Genres: M/M, Romance
Buy on Amazon|B&N|Kobo
Add to Goodreads

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.


Ella Frank, you once again captured my heart with your words. The story that is told between these two is beautiful, heart breaking and wonderfully written. Ella moves me with her ability to make me laugh, cry and swoon for her characters. The development of Finn and Brantley’s story is so well thought out. It was a perfectly laid out plan that was executed brilliantly.

I am not a fan of flashbacks in books. Like, I absolutely hate them. But, with that being said, Ella Frank changed my mind with how she did them in Finley. They were placed strategically in the book that it enhanced the story and I found myself loving them. It gave you the backstory at just the right time.

The end of Chapter Seven had me in tears. As did the last twelve percent of the book. Ella is such a talented author. Her ability to evoke so many emotions is truly a gift. You feel the pain, the lust, and the sorrow right along with the characters. I fell so hard for both Finn and Brantley. I was cheering them on. No two people deserve their happy ever after more than these two.

I had to fist pump the air when two of my favorite Ella Frank characters showed up. It was a great way to tie the two series together and get a glimpse of our beloved Logan and Tate.

Bravo, Ella. Bravo!



About Ella Frank

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. 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.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.