Thursday, January 7, 2016

Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell

Book Name: Sutphin Boulevard

Series: Five Boroughs #1

Author's Name: Santino Hassell

M/M- Contemporary Romance

Main Characters: Michael and Nunzio

Release Date: July 31, 2015

Number of Pages: 264 pages

Book Provided by: Amazon purchase

Reviewed by: Wendy

My Rating: 4 Stars


Blurb: 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.

Review: A good friend recommended this book and since I trust her judgement I went for it. I'm glad I did because I certainly enjoyed the book. This is a first time author for me and I liked the writing style. I liked Nunzio way more than I liked Michael. I think Nunzio was so well written, you could fell his hurt, his love and his wanting on each page. Michael did wear my nerves thin a few times between his head up his ass most of the book, and  all of his drinking. I thought he needed a kick in the ass more than once. Now I completely understand why he was drinking, I completely understand why he didn't jump at the chance with Nunzio but that doesn't mean I didn't want him to open his eyes earlier. But I Get It!!! Book two is out and I can't wait to get started on it because I need to know how Michael and Nunzio are doing. 

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