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Series: The Barons #1
Published by: InterMix
on August 15, 2017
Genres: Bisexual Romance, M/M Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
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The rules of the game don’t apply off the field in this first Barons novel.
New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love.
Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin's timeout is over…
For someone who hasn’t had the best of luck finding M/M Contemporary Romance writers, I was skeptical going in, especially because Santino Hassell is a new-to-me author. So I went in hoping for the best, expecting the worst, and what I truly got was pretty damn incredible! Not only did these two characters, Gavin and Noah, completely steal my heart, they ran away with it and I haven’t seen it since. Their story…heartbreaking. Their chemistry…intense. Their happily ever after….unforgettable. Santino Hassell COMPLETELY won me over with ILLEGAL CONTACT. This is more than just a contemporary romance. The first book in THE BARONS SERIES is an emotional second-chance, friends-to-lovers, sports romance that ended up leaving me with a HUGE SMILE on my face. The writing was great. The pace was PERFECT. I was engaged by the second chapter and I NEVER looked back. I’m excited! I’m pumped up for this series and for this author. Whenever I can add a GREAT author to this genre that I love, I call that a TOTAL WIN!