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Illegal Contact (The Barons #1) by Santino Hassell

Illegal Contact Book Cover Illegal Contact
The Barons Series #1
Santino Hassell
Fiction, M/M Romance
August 15th 2017


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…

Maria’s Review


➦Well, this was a new side to Santino Hassell! This book was super playful and sexy and I loved it to bits. I usually expect something more… raw and emotional from this author but this novel is pretty lighthearted and made for a perfect fast-paced weekend read!

➦A football quarterback gets in trouble with the law and has to be on house arrest for a certain number of months. He holds interviews for a PA position to help him out with mundane tasks. I hate grocery shopping too, yet I have to do it cuz everyone is always so god damn hungry. F**k grocery shopping, seriously.

➦How dare these mundane tasks take me away from writing reviews. Ok, back to it. So what happens when a certain sexy arrogant guy comes for an interview and tells our QB off…? They end up living under one roof for 6 months, that’s what. 

➦I really love books about relationships that have an expiration date on them. With a PA position being a temporary thing and the fact that being in an open gay relationship could harm this QB’s career, could these two guys have a future together?

➦Boy, were these two hot together! And totally perfect for each other! I also loved all the secondary characters and I can’t wait to read the next installment to this awesome new series. 


Book Excerpt:

“Your body is so fucking amazing.”

Many people had said those exact words to me before, but coming from Noah, with his gaze heated and hands moving over me, it made my knees weak. I leaned against the desk and let him touch me—his fingers following the path of my pecs down my torso to my abs and then dipping along my V-cuts. I thought he would stop there and keep massaging my chest while I explored his mouth, but he dropped his hand lower and slid it into the band of my shorts.

Noah palmed my erection through my underwear with the confidence of someone accustomed to grabbing a dick. My eyes rolled back, and my body shuddered. He was capable of destroying me even without skin-to-skin contact.

“Fuck, you’re even bigger when you’re hard.”

I made a semi-incoherent sound and crushed him against me. My heart was beating so fast it was resounding in my ears, and it increased when he slid his hand into my underwear and started jacking me. With his fingers tight and thumb pressed to the slit, I felt like coming two strokes in. My legs were spread wide enough to burn my hamstrings, and my thighs were trembling like I was doing a plank instead of having my wood milked by a good little college boy.

“Yeah, Noah,” I whispered. “Jerk that dick, baby.”

 A raw groan wrenched out of Noah, and he plastered himself to me tighter. One of my knees was pressed to his crotch, so I could feel how hard he was through the thick fabric of his Dickies. I about lost it when he started grinding against me. Losing it seemed even closer to my reality when precum slicked my erection so much that I could hear the slick sound of his hand pumping. My abdomen tightened, and an arc of pleasure shot through me.

“Stop,” I growled against his mouth. “Hold up.”

He obeyed, and took his hand off me. Too close. Way too close. I needed to make this last.


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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