5 stars · BOD Approved · M/M Romance

Sutphin Boulevard (Five Boroughs #1) by Santino Hassell

Sutphin Boulevard Book Cover Sutphin Boulevard
Five Boroughs #1
Santino Hassell
Fiction, M/M Romance
July 31st 2015

Michael Rodriguez and Nunzio Medici have been friends for two decades. From escaping their dysfunctional families in the working-class neighborhood of South Jamaica, Queens to teaching in one of the city’s most queer friendly schools in Brooklyn, the two men have shared everything. Or so they thought until a sweltering night of dancing leads to an unexpected encounter that forever changes their friendship.

Now, casual touches and lingering looks are packed with sexual tension, and Michael can’t forget the feel of his best friend’s hands on him. Once problems rear up at work and home, Michael finds himself seeking constant escape in the effortless intimacy and mind-blowing sex he has with Nunzio. But things don’t stay easy for long.

When Michael’s world begins to crumble in a sea of tragedy and complications, he knows he has to make a choice: find solace in a path of self-destruction or accept the love of the man who has been by his side for twenty years.

Maria’s Review

➦I enjoyed this book immensely!



➦This is a story about two best friends turning into lovers. This book does not sugar coat the reality; in the midst of incredibly hot sex there are descriptions of real life struggles such as poverty, drug addiction & sex discrimination.

➦There’s no slow burn in this one, 13 minutes in I was blown away by the hottest sex scene I’ve ever read!

➦There are no cliches like grandiose gestures/bitchy exes here… and it was like a breath of fresh air. I will be reading all of the books in this series for sure!

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