Tag: Santino Hassell

Review: Concourse by Santino Hassell

Review: Concourse by Santino Hassell
Posted May 17, 2017 ,

Since I first started reading Santino Hassell’s Five Boroughs series, I’ve been fascinated by this gritty and authentic New York set world, wholly different from my own experience. Each story has had unique and flawed characters grappling with their sexuality, their complex lives and their day to day challenges. Concourse is a friends to lovers story at heart, while also […]

Review: Interborough by Santino Hassell

Review: Interborough by Santino Hassell
Posted October 31, 2016 ,

It’s a rare treat to be able to visit a couple after they’ve gotten their happy ending because we all know that the story doesn’t really end there. Once the rose colored glasses come off, the reality of being in a relationship sinks in and with it everything that entails – from money problems to work life to extended family, etc. For […]

Review: Fast Connection by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

Review: Fast Connection by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell
Posted July 15, 2016 , ,

Fast Connection is the second book in Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell’s Cyberlove series, about finding love via technology – dating apps, gaming sites, social media etc. We first met Dominic in Strong Signal (book 1 in the series and easily read as a standalone) as a secondary character, a military teammate of Garrett’s who came across as, well, kind […]

Review: First and First by Santino Hassell

Review: First and First by Santino Hassell
Posted April 18, 2016 ,

This is the third story in the Five Boroughs series and gives us a wonderful emotional romance between two men who at first glance have nothing in common. They both showed up as secondary characters in book 2 of the series, Sunset Park- Caleb as David’s closed off ex-boyfriend and Oliver, a friend in their circle. They’ve been acquaintances for some time, and as such, at […]

Review: Sunset Park by Santino Hassell

Review: Sunset Park by Santino Hassell
Posted December 11, 2015 ,

Sunset Park is the second story in the Five Boroughs series (both standalone). The first story, Sutphin Boulevard, was a gritty but sexy tale about Michael and Nunzio, two men of ethnic descent (Puerto Rican and Italian) who go from best friends to lovers. That story had a dark edge to it, with alcoholism, depression and childhood physical and emotional […]

Review: Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell

Review: Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell
Posted August 21, 2015 , ,

This emotional and steamy romance is the story of Michael and Nunzio. Friends for twenty years, a night of drunken revelry brings them closer than ever, and complications ensue as their intimacy boils over into a sexual relationship at the same time as Michael’s personal life is falling apart. When things hit rock bottom, Michael will have to find a […]