My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Received: ARC provided by A Novel Take PR
Publication Date:August 15, 2017
Point of View: First Person (Noah & Gavin)
Genres & Themes: Romance, M/M Romance, Contemporary, Sports, Football
The rules of the game don’t apply off the field in this first Barons novel.
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…
Santino Hassell might have 31 distinct works, according to Goodreads, but do not be misguided—he’s just getting started. Every work keeps getting better and better. His tagline is Get Hasselled, and, trust me, once you read one of his books you get sucked into his books and you get an inkling of what Hasslled means.
Illegal Contact was that for me. A wild ride from beginning to end. With characters like Gavin, a football player who has been sentenced to house arrest after an altercation, and Noah, a guy who has just been fired from his previous job who now finds himself considering any job, even as a person assistant to a guy know for his anger-management issues.
There’s three things you should know about Gavin and Noah, respectively.
—Doesn’t give a fuck.
—Unless he cares for you.
—Noah doesn’t really like football
—or football players.
—He is so NOT SLEEPING WITH HIS BOSS. again.