Author: Santino Hassell
Series: Five Boroughs
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: 10/24/2016
Genre(s): M/M Interacial, M/M Contemporary, M/M Fiction
Page Count: 249
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
“The Raymond Rodriguez from a few years ago wouldn’t recognize the guy he is today. He’s left his slacker ways far behind him and is now juggling two jobs and school. But the balancing act doesn’t allow much time for the man he loves.
David is doing his best to be supportive, but problems at work and his own insecurity leave him frustrated—in more ways than the obvious—whenever he goes to bed before Raymond gets home. The heat and affection between them is still there, but they barely have the time or energy to enjoy it. And it doesn’t help that Raymond is still hiding David from his colleagues.
The stress mounts so high that a vacation in paradise is filled with turmoil instead of harmony, and culminates on their return to the five boroughs with broken promises and heartache. They have to figure out how to stop allowing their differences to overshadow their love. It’s the only way they’ll make it to forever.”
Review: “Santino is one of those writers that you cant wait for his next book to come out. So when I received a chance to read this ARC I jumped on it.
This is book 4 in his 5 borough series. Raymond is back and it is about 1 1/2 years from when he first hooked up and fell in love with David. Raymond has grown up a lot since we first met him and his is trying to do his best to take care of everyone and show that he isn’t the boy from the hood anymore. David is trying to support Raymond but he is feeling left out and ignored. They really are a great couple. Their are such opposites that it works for me. Communication is a issue for them but when bad things happen they pull together to make it work. The story itself is great and I was thrilled to see how Raymond was stepping up and started letting David take some responsibility with him. Once they worked through the issues they became a real team and I loved it. Santino’ s writing pulls you in from the start and you can’t wait to finish to see what will happen next. I would suggest you pick up book 1 in this series so you can follow this story of this family from the beginning.”