Sunset Park (Five Boroughs Book 2) by Santino Hassell 4.5 Stars!
Raymond Rodriguez’s days of shoving responsibility to the wayside are over. His older brother wants to live with his boyfriend, so Raymond has to get his act together and find a place of his own. But when out-and-proud David Butler offers to be his roommate, Raymond agrees for reasons other than needing a place to crash.
David is Raymond’s opposite in almost every way—he’s Connecticut prim and proper while Raymond is a sarcastic longshoreman from Queens—but their friendship is solid. Their closeness surprises everyone as does their not-so-playful flirtation, since Raymond has always kept his bicurious side a secret.
Once they’re under the same roof, flirting turns physical, and soon their easy camaraderie is in danger of being lost to frustrating sexual tension and the stark cultural differences that set them apart. Now Raymond not only has to commit to his new independence—he has to commit to his feelings for David or risk losing him for good.
I loved David and Ray. I love the emotionial bravery of their romance and the chemistry.
This is a great friends to lovers love story between two very different heroes who really like and get each other. They are both flawed and both have a a great deal of growing to do and they do it.
This series is great. This book is a wonderful of real life and emotionial risk taking and just being who you are with well drawn characters.
It is a real pleasure of a read. It needs a few more chapters to make me over the moon happy but it is oh so good.