Illegal Contact (The Barons) by Santino Hassell 4.5 Stars!
New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love.
Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin’s timeout is over…
Yea! So good! Yea! Gavin and Noah are awesome and watching them fall in love is a joy.
This is a great sports romance with so much couple time. We get a “cabin”romance with two detailed and complex heroes.
Everything about this book shines. The writing is excellent as is the cast and the romance is swoony.
Gavin works hard and is admirable and watching his character develop is pure pleasure. Noah is really great and his internal conflicts are realistic and compelling.
They are a wonderful couple. I really like how Hassell gives us a bisexual hero and full build contemporary world.
If you like Marina Zapata’s The Wall of Winnipeg and me, you will love this book.