Down by Contact by Santino Hassell

Down by Contact by Santino Hassell is out on the 16th. If you’ve read my 2017 favourite reads, you’ll know how much I loved the first book in this series, Illegal Contact. So, so good!

This new one is an enemies to lovers story and I just adored Simeon and Adrián. Right from the get go you can see there is a lot of unresolved feelings on Adrián’s side, which means he acts like a bit of a tool. Simeon cannot help but bite back and there’s loads of beautifully written conflict.

I think this is what I love about this authors work so much, it’s the build up and tension, which always seems just right and realistic. Simeon and Adrián are just such a good fit and their chemistry is super hot. Loved this book loads and hot damn, I am so anxious for the next one, I have some thoughts on who’s book it might be for and I bet it will be awesome sauce!

If you’re a fan of contemporary sports romance with sexy tension and football players, this one is a must buy. All the stars and feels.




Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell

I loved this book. I’ve already re read it twice. It has all the elements I like in a contemporary sports romance and it hit all the right notes.

Gavin is a total grump, who I am quite sure just needs a few pats. He just wants to play football on his own terms and not be referred to as just some rough kid who’s made good. To him, this seems like no ones business but his own. He’s an incredibly loyal friend and it’s this that gets him in to trouble in the first part of the book. Plus a slightly crappy temper. When Noah comes into his life as a much needed PA, Gavin’s dealing with being housebound and admittedly seems to also be angling for jerk of the year. Noah however has some serious patience and begins to see Gavin has more than a few redeeming features.

Noah has a history of making bad decisions in his love life, and is pretty sure falling for his current employer would be a super rubbish idea. However, when he discovers Gavin might just be completely grumpy BUT kinda wonderful and bi, all bets are off and it gets incredibly hot, pretty damn quick. Omg. This book.

I loved Illegal Contact. This has some of my absolute favourite tropes, a grumpy hero, close proximity, bi representation, friendship, sport and romance. It was just perfect. Straight onto the keeper shelf, and I am dying to read the next book in the series.

Grade A



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