4 stars · M/M Romance · Panty Melter

Interborough (Five Boroughs, #4) by Santino Hassell

Interborough Book Cover Interborough
Five Boroughs #4
Santino Hassell
Fiction, M/M Romance
October 24th 2016

The Raymond Rodriguez from a few years ago wouldn’t recognize the guy he is today. He’s left his slacker ways far behind him and is now juggling two jobs and school. But the balancing act doesn’t allow much time for the man he loves.

David is doing his best to be supportive, but problems at work and his own insecurity leave him frustrated—in more ways than the obvious—whenever he goes to bed before Raymond gets home. The heat and affection between them is still there, but they barely have the time or energy to enjoy it. And it doesn’t help that Raymond is still hiding David from his colleagues.

The stress mounts so high that a vacation in paradise is filled with turmoil instead of harmony, and culminates on their return to the five boroughs with broken promises and heartache. They have to figure out how to stop allowing their differences to overshadow their love. It’s the only way they’ll make it to forever.

Maria’s Review

➦It’s a pretty rare occurrence these days for me to read more than one book about the same couple. But this isSantino Hassell, so… This book is a bit on a short side and is a continuation of David and Raymond’s story from the second book in the Five Boroughs series.

➦In this installment we got to see the struggles David and Raymond faced as a couple. Raymond juggling two jobs and college and that leaves very little time for his lover. But the financial situation he has found himself in calls for extra work hours. David is dealing with insecurity issues and is adamant about coming out as a couple to everyone Raymond knows, including co-workers.

➦I don’t really know how he does it, but Santino Hassell always manages to suck me into the book with his writing. It’s definitely not fluffy and very down to earth and I think that’s what makes it so easy to relate to. I never have any problems connecting with his characters. There was a little fluff at the end and I was completely satisfied with the HEA. Job well done 🙂

➦I recommend this whole series to the fans of M/M but be aware that this writing is pretty gritty and it doesn’t follow your typical romance trope. The characters in these books go through real life struggles so be prepared to go through those with them.

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