Third Rail by Santino Hassell | Five Boroughs #4.5
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQIA
Publication Date | October 25th, 2017
ARC provided by the author
THIRD RAIL releases on 10/25/2017. It will be FREE at all major retailers.
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It’s true that I’m a sucker for anything Five Boroughs. And so, it would seem, is Santino Hassell, as he can’t stop writing these characters. For which I am so grateful! I’m pretty sure he could focus on this group of characters forever, and still I wouldn’t tire of them. It never ceases to amaze me how rock solid the characterization in this series is. I’ve said it before, but my biggest fear when reading more books about characters I love is that the characterization will fall apart; the Five Boroughs crew never wavers. And we’re getting a lot from our past characters every time we pick up a new installment.
Ok – time to focus on Third Rail specifically. This book was a hot little number, let me tell you. Whatever you think you know about Aiden and Jace’s sex life – tip of the iceberg! I swear they must have a fire extinguisher in their bedroom. It’s sparks galore when these two men come together, and adding Chris into the mix makes it even steamier. And that’s really what this book is all about; pulling Chris into the mix. Aiden and Jace’s dynamic has always fascinated me, especially with Aiden’s comment in First and First about being jealous all the time, especially when men get infatuated with Jace. But there really is something so special about the love they have for each other. Even in this mostly erotic book, it felt like the pages weren’t big enough to contain their love. It made it so easy to see how they could invite a third person into their relationship and make it work. They just have so much love to give! And I love that they’ve chosen to give it to Chris. Overall, I thought Third Rail was a wonderful peek between Aiden, Jace, and Chris’s sheets, and into their hearts. Fans of Five Boroughs – this is one story you aren’t going to want to miss out on!
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We took the train into Queens, which surprised me. I had it in my head that people like Aiden, who were in the same category as Caleb, Ashton, and Meredith, took cabs or slick town cars everywhere. My rich people hookup fantasy was shattered once he led me to the subway with the rest of the suckers.
“This would have been way cooler if you’d had a car downstairs waiting for us,” I confided as we descended the steps to the subway. “Like you in your suit and me with my fifty-pound backpack getting in a black Lincoln. That would have been tight as fuck.”
Aiden slipped his Metro Card from his pocket, snickering. “What, you thought this was some Fifty Shades of Queer set up?”
“Yup. Do you have a play room?”
“My entire apartment is a play room, bro. Have you met my husband? We don’t exactly keep it to one location in the house.”
“Good for you. I’m lucky if I get any action in my own damn bed with my right hand.”
We walked towards the E train, our conversation lost in the rush of bodies moving around us. He could have started describing exactly what they did in every corner of their place and nobody around us would have given a single fuck. But that was New York for you, and it was why I loved it.
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| about the author |
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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