Spotlight Santino Hassell – Insight & Oversight – Community Series #1 & #2 Reviews

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Title: Insight (The Community #1)

Author: Santino Hassell

Release Date: March 13, 2017

Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33871822-bad-reputation

Synopsis

Growing up the outcast in an infamous family of psychics, Nate Black never learned how to control his empath abilities. Then after five years without contact, his estranged twin turns up dead in New York City. The claim of suicide doesn’t ring true, especially when a mysterious vision tells Nate it was murder. Now his long-hated gift is his only tool to investigate.

Hitching from his tiny Texas town, Nate is picked up by Trent, a gorgeous engineer who thrives on sarcasm and skepticism. The heat that sparks between them is instant and intense, and Nate ends up trusting Trent with his secrets—something he’s never done before. But once they arrive in the city, the secrets multiply when Nate discovers an underground supernatural community, more missing psychics, and frightening information about his own talent.

Nate is left questioning his connection with Trent. Are their feelings real, or are they being propelled by abilities Nate didn’t realize he had? His fear of his power grows, but Nate must overcome it to find his brother’s killer and trust himself with Trent’s heart.

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Review

Storyline: 5
Angst: 3
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 4
Over All Rating: 4.25 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

I quite enjoyed this paranormal mystery/suspense/romance. Nate Black’s estranged psychic twin Theo jumps off a pier in New York. But Nate gets a vision that Theo was compelled to jump to his death and decides to investigate. Then we have Trent who gives hitchhiking Nate a ride and there’s some sort of connection between the two. I loved the community of psychics and Nate trying to figure out who betrayed Theo and if he could trust any of them. Why didn’t the Black family ever mention this organization? And to make things even FURTHER screwed up, Nate’s mother disappeared a while ago and is presumed dead. You would not believe how everything seems to link together and I kept guessing the entire time. I love mysteries and I just didn’t know if Nate would ever get out of this danger and find out what happened to Theo. Don’t ask questions, Nate!!! Ok…maybe just one more question. I seriously thought they all were an evil cult that was going to brainwash poor Nate. Run!!!

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Title: Oversight (The Community #2)

Author: Santino Hassell

Release Date: June 26, 2017

Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33871822-bad-reputation

Synopsis

Holden Payne has it all . . . or so he thinks. As heir to the founder of the Community—an organization that finds, protects, and manages psychics—he’s rich, powerful, and treated like royalty. But after a series of disappearances and murders rock the Community, he’s branded the fall guy for the scandal and saddled with a babysitter.

Sixtus Rossi is a broad-shouldered, tattooed lumbersexual with a man-bun and a steely gaze. He’s also an Invulnerable—supposedly impervious to both psychic abilities and Holden’s charms. It’s a claim Holden takes as a challenge. Especially if sleeping with Six may help him learn whether the Community had more to do with the disappearances than they claimed.

As Holden uncovers the truth, he also finds himself getting in deep with the man sent to watch him. His plan to seduce Six for information leads to a connection so intense that some of Six’s shields come crashing down. And with that comes a frightening realization: Holden has to either stand by the Community that has given him everything, or abandon his old life to protect the people he loves.

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Review

Storyline: 5
Angst: 2
Tissue: 2
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 4.5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

I liked this book even better than book one! Holden has been working with the Community, believing his family were helping psychics come together. When Six is placed by his father to oversee his psychic night club and Holden’s friends are being watched and set up to take blame for his father’s mistakes, Holden starts wondering if there’s more going on. What really is happening at the Farm? It’s not all fun and games with animals…that’s for sure! And will Six turn out to be a friend or lure him into a trap by the Community? Holden and Six and pretty much all of their friends really had me rooting for them to figure out how to stop the realigning of the psychics. I am so freaked out by Jasper. What the everloving heck is going on with Holden’s Daddy? Argh!!!!!

robin

About Santino Hassell

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Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family but grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into a grumpy introvert and unlikely romance author with an affinity for baseball caps. His novels are heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, and his desire to write relationships fueled by intensity and passion.

He’s been a finalist in both the Bisexual Book Awards and the EPIC Awards, and was nominated for a prestigious RITA award in 2017. His work has been featured in BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Washington Post, RT Magazine, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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