Review: Down by Contact by Santino Hassell

Posted January 15, 2018 by Tiffany in 1 Star, Book Reviews, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Sports / 1 Comment


Review: Down by Contact by Santino HassellDown by Contact
by Santino Hassell

Series: The Barons #2
Published by InterMix on January 16, 2018
Sub-Genre/Theme: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Sports
Format: ARC, Print
Source: The Publisher

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I received an advance copy of this book from The Publisher.

Simeon Boudreaux, the New York Barons’ golden-armed quarterback, is blessed with irresistible New Orleans charm and a face to melt your mama’s heart. He’s universally adored by fans and the media. Coming out as gay in solidarity with his teammate hasn’t harmed his reputation in the least—except for some social media taunting from rival linebacker Adrián Bravo.

Though they were once teammates, Adrián views Simeon as a traitor and the number-one name on the New Jersey Predators’ shit list. When animosity between the two NFL players reaches a boiling point on the field, culminating in a dirty fist fight, they’re both benched for six games and sentenced to joint community service teaching sullen, Brooklyn teens how to play ball.

At first, they can barely stand to be in the same room, but running the camp forces them to shape up. With no choice but to work together, Simeon realizes Adrián is more than his alpha-jerk persona, and Adrián begins to question why he’s always had such strong feelings for the gorgeous QB…

I have removed my review and revised my rating in light of the revelations in this post.


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