Citywide (Five Boroughs #6)
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date (Print & Ebook): November 13, 2017
A record-breaking heat wave engulfs the Five Boroughs, and emotions run as hot as the temperatures.
In Rerouted, Chris Mendez is trying to live a drama-free life. That doesn’t include another threesome with Jace and Aiden Fairbairn. But then a citywide blackout leaves them trapped together, and Chris is forced to re-examine everything he thought he knew about relationships and his own heart.
In Gridlocked, former Marine Tonya Maldonado is keeping real estate heiress Meredith Stone on permanent ignore. Mere isn’t Tonya’s type. Not even close. Who cares if she kisses like a dream and has the filthiest mouth this side of the East River? But then a security detail at a summer party ends with her saving Mere’s life and discovering they have more chemistry than she’d ever imagined.
In Derailed, Stephanie Quinones escapes the heat and her complicated love life by going on a company retreat. Trouble is, it’s a couples’ retreat, and she lied about having a boyfriend. Unfortunately, the only person willing to play pretend is her on-again/off-again fling, Angel León. They’re currently “off again,” but after a week in the woods, Stephanie realizes she wouldn’t mind them being permanently on.
sooooooooooooo much heart!!
Okay, so here’s what needs to happen …. EVERYONE needs to experience this Anthology. I cannot tell you how much joy each of these stories brought to my heart. I’m especially fond of Rerouted and Derailed!!!
Now, before you read Rerouted you really need to read Corrupting Chris, which is FREE so no excuses and you MUST read Third Rail, also FREE, to get a full picture of this beautiful M/M/M relationship. I never gave Chris a second thought before these short stories were published. Yes, I knew his character because I’ve read this entire series, but it never occurred to me his story would not only interest me, but tug at my heart so damn much! Chris’ journey with Jace and Aiden turned out to be magnificently sweet and sexy from beginning to end. *happy sigh*
Derailed blew my heart right out of its chest! I would categorize it as the second most emotional story in this series, next to Sutphin Boulevard of course. Stephanie and Angel have history. Not the kind of history that is in the past. They have history that is past, present and future. They are destined but can’t stop tripping over themselves
“Why are we so bad at everything?”
Angel kissed my forehead. “We’re bad at trying not to be in love with each other. That’s it.”
Until they stopped tripping and it was magical
“We’re really doing this,” he whispered.
“We’ve got this, Angelito,” I said softly. “I promise.
I enjoyed reading Meredith and Tonya’s journey in Gridlocked but it was hard for me to feel their romance. I read it and it was hot, but I couldn’t connect. But you know what, Santino Hassell is still a word wizard. There is nothing this man cannot write and write it well. He is so unbelievably talented it’s ridiculously. Seriously. He’s untouchable. If you haven’t experienced his words yet, you’re missing out on a momentous experience #TRUST
Copy provided for blog tour review
Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family but grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into a grumpy introvert and unlikely romance author with an affinity for baseball caps. His novels are heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, and his desire to write relationships fueled by intensity and passion.
He’s been a finalist in both the Bisexual Book Awards and the EPIC Awards, and was nominated for a prestigious RITA award in 2017. His work has been featured in BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Washington Post, RT Magazine, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.
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