ARC Review: Interborough by Santino Hassell

Posted October 28, 2016 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Interborough by Santino Hassell
by Santino Hassell

4 Stars


Released: October 24th 2016
Series: Five Boroughs #4
Published by Riptide Publishing
Pages: 249
Format: eARC

Recommended Read!

“What more can I say?  INTERBOROUGH is just adorable and cements my love for this characters, the series and the author’s voice.  I can’t get enough, I’m a fan!”
~ Under the Covers

When I finished reading SUNSET PARK, even though there was a sense that Raymond and David were happy together it felt like things could easily come crumbling down.  They both have issues that we’re starting to skim on the surface.  So I was very happy to see they were getting another full length novel.  First of all, I love these two!  Their chemistry is adorable even when they are at odds with each other.  The push and pull between them in this book, caused by circumstances and how they react to them, only made me love them more.

I don’t want to refer to this as a conflict book, but a majority of this book is centered around all the conflicts between Raymond and David.  Both present valid points and I found myself siding with each one at different times.  But it took some maturity, confidence and just character growth to see them come out together in the end.  This was very much another very real story by Mr. Hassell and I always love that about his writing.  I can get lost in a story that has a day-to-day-life feel but instead of bugging me down with that reality, it lets me get lost in the story.  There’s an ease to this author’s storytelling that works for me!  In this case, there were so many things for these two to work through and this book gave us a real feel of how they handled, or didn’t at times, the pressure.  In the end, their love really shines through.

What more can I say?  INTERBOROUGH is just adorable and cements my love for this characters, the series and the author’s voice.  I can’t get enough, I’m a fan!

Favorite quote:

My boyfriend.  Subtle like a brick in the head.




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About Santino Hassell

Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.


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Thanks for the review, I have the first 2 books on my TBR pile.


Congrats on the new release. I love this series! I’ve been waiting on this one and can’t wait to pick it up. Please keep them coming, they are a definite addition to my library. Thanks for an opportunity to win a copy.
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Sounds like this author has a knack for storytelling


Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca