Thursday, July 30, 2009
Finn by Angela Martinez
Red Rose Publishing
Length: 226 pages
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Diego knows about being burned. As a broke aspiring author he helps his community, gives food the hungry and encourages people to get help. The compulsion has cost him more than one relationship and though he can`t stop himself from helping, even for the ones he wants to love, he is lonely. Driving home one night Diego's urge to help sends him back when he sees a jumper on the Brooklyn Bridge.
He expects to help the guy and put him in the care of a qualified social worker. What he gets is much more than he could have imagined, even in his fantasy stories. When the dirt is cleaned off the seemingly childlike and disturbed man becomes something else. He is a pooka, shape shifter of Irish lore. Can Diego believe? Can he look beyond his eyes and see Finn for the magical, sexy creature he is?
Finn is a fabulous treat. Not only are two delicious men working together to save the world from an ancient evil being, they are doing it while growing into better men right in front of us. Ms. Martinez colors a very touching, sweet, humorous story. There is nothing hard or cringe-worthy even if the more violent scenes are fairly gory. Finn is completely enchanting and balances the sometimes neurotic Diego with his humor and naiveté. I give Finn five smacks. It is charming and sweet and makes the characters the story instead of relying on sex to push it through to memory. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a little fantasy and variety in their love stories. I certainly won't be forgetting Finn, anytime soon.
Rating: 5 smacks
Heat Level: explicit but very sweet
Reviewer: Steph B