Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Review – Letting in The light -Fae Sutherland









Back Of The Book

When Rowan Lee arrived in the small, liberal Provincetown, he heard tales of the eccentric, brilliant, possibly insane Finnegan Clark. A world-famous mystery writer, Finnegan’s been to the top of the bestseller list more times than anyone can count. It’s about the only place he goes, sequestered away in his mansion by the sea.

Enter Rowan. The free-spirited lovechild of aging hippies, Rowan believes all anyone needs is love, and when he makes a delivery to Finn’s mansion and meets the man himself, it’s infatuation at first sight. Not to mention lust. Never mind that Finn’s twice his age and snarls at him more than he speaks to him.

All Rowan wants is to make the world a better place, one person at a time, but all Finn wants is to be left alone. Sparks fly, and if Rowan can’t break Finn’s walls down, he’ll burn them sizzling encounter at a time...


“Then get the hell off my property, boy.” Finn turned to go
back inside, and Rowan barely managed to jump off his bike fast
enough to reach the door and catch it before it slammed shut.
Rowan wasn’t really expecting Finn to stop, so when the big
man did, it startled him.
“I’m waiting. You have half a second before I pitch you out of
my house.”
It was about then that Rowan realized that he, in his rush to
stop Finn from slamming the door on him again, had actually
pushed inside. Shit. “Sorry.” He paused, tilting back his head and
looking up at the other man. “No, scratch that. I’m not.”
“Not sorry? What the hell are you talking about?” It was pretty
apparent Finn was about a hair’s breadth from losing his temper,

but Rowan was already halfway to losing his own.
“You were rude. Earlier.” Finn’s brows shot up and Rowan
rushed to continue before he got cut off. “And maybe other places
that would be normal, maybe acceptable, maybe no one would
care. But this isn’t most places, and I’m not most people and I do
care. So in lieu of a tip…I’d like you to apologize.”
Finn’s eyes—eyes Rowan noticed were a steely blue-gray—
narrowed and he took a step toward Rowan. Instead of being
intimidated, which he kind of was but wasn’t going to show it,
Rowan crossed his arms and lifted his own brows expectantly.
“I’m not scared of you, if that’s what you’re going for, so I’d
suggest you apologize and that’ll be that.” If Marty ever found out
about this, Rowan was going to be fired so fast he’d have skid

Letting In The Light © Fae Sutherland 


Rowan Lee – is your average guy, happy to be where he is, satisfied with his friends and makes the best of the job that he is working at. As a delivery guy, there’s not much to harp over, especially in the small town that he find himself in this time.

When a call comes through for a delivery – he didn’t expect to find a fantasy just at the end of the delivery, but he does and he is blown away. Rowan is not one to look a gift horse in the mouth or take no for an answer if truth be told  and set about to make himself a conquest.

Finnegan Clark is not only a recluse but he is also moody and just down right rude as a standard. Meeting Rowan has thrown him for a loop – not willing to open himself up to this eager young man who lets him know at every turn that he was not willing to not make an effort to get to know him – even if it’s only scraps that he can get.

The sparks fly when they get together and Rowan soon works his way into Finn’s life  with little more than coffee and hot muffins and he wants more – Finns is a harder nut to crack and just wants peace and quiet and he was just not seeing that possibility as long as Rowan was around.

Another one of my impulse buy and so not regretting it. The characters are so stereotypical – big man hiding away and young, happy go lucky free loving man comes along and tosses his world off it’s axis. It’s sound all cut and dry but I really love what Ms Sutherland had done with each protags – she give us the most important information that we need in order to made us love them – and I really loved Finn and Rowan.

Ms. Sutherland also does the smut well – really well, with a lot of playful language and some super hot bed play, it wasn’t hard to lose myself in just giving it up and enjoying the dynamic of these two trying to get it together.

The angst was just right along with the very few support cast that filters through the book. My one niggle would probably be the one moment of tension that just felt not worth it – as LETTING IN THE LIGHT was all about Finn and Rowan working their way through  a whole lot of personal issues and that was right on the money.

A fun read with minor issues but I would say, go for it – you wont regret trying out this author. 


2 Speak To Me:

Lily on 19 August 2009 at 15:50 said...

Great review EH

This sounds interesting.

Erotic Horizon on 19 August 2009 at 20:35 said...


A surprise read for me - Ms. Sutherland is a voice I am liking - I can't wait to read some more of her work..