Review: Into the Light by Ellen O’Connell

Posted August 13, 2014 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: Into the Light by Ellen O’Connell
Into the Light
by Ellen O'Connell

3.5 Stars


Released: June 2013
Series: Sutton Family #2
Published by Self Published
Pages: 307
Format: eBook

 …it was a sweet, fairly slow moving romance…” ~ Under the Covers

The Sutton and Van Cleve family has been enemies since Deborah Sutton was a child, and she despises them just as much as everyone else in her family. However, the stranger she accidentally meets in her favourite hiding spot in the dark, where neither of them can see the other is Trey Van Cleve. Trey can’t seem to stop thinking about the mysterious woman he met; even when he finds out her identity. But, for they both must overcome their past, and their families before they have a chance to let their love grow.

Into the Light carries on from Beautiful Bad Man, the first in the Sutton Family series, about eighteen years later and has a very Romeo and Juliet theme to it, with the rival families and forbidden love aspects of the book. I did enjoy the book, it was a sweet, fairly slow moving romance, with little to no heat in it, but in comparison to Ellen O’Connell’s other books it lacked the intensity and didn’t contain that emotional hook that she has me wriggling on for the entirety of the book.

But, this was still a nice romance, I liked both the characters, they both had flaws and fears that they needs to face before they could move forward together. If you like a slower paced romance or prefer romances that don’t have much heat in them, although that doesn’t mean there was no attraction between the Deborah and Trey, then you should enjoy Into the Light.

I did enjoy this book, although I was slightly disappointed that it wasn’t as gripping or memorable as Ellen O’Connell’s other books, including the first book in this series Beautiful Bad Man, but still it was a good read and I will continue to read not just this series but the author.




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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Thanks for the review Suzanne


Hmmmm I usually avoid slow paced ….thanks suzanne

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Thanks for the review, not a fan of slow paced stories but I can handle less heat.