Illegal Contact (The Barons, #1)Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell
My rating: 4.5 stars!

The rules of the game don’t apply off the field in this first Barons novel. 

New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love.

Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin’s timeout is over…


Soooo goooood!! <3

If you’re looking for a slow-burn romance featuring two equally gorgeous and equally stubborn characters, Illegal Contact is the book for you. Santino Hassell hit it right out of the park with Gavin and Noah.

I was feeling plenty of this…

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And this…

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With this…

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And a whole lot of this…

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…throughout the book!

I finished the book with a huge smile on my face and a promise to hunt down and read every single Santino Hassell book I’ve missed.

The romance between Gavin and Noah was perfect. It wasn’t an easy one but the emotional payoff was fantastic! I loved the interaction and how the romance developed between them.

I also loved the secondary characters in this book. They were fleshed out and interesting and it made me want to read more about them.

What a great way to start a series! I highly recommend this book to everyone! EVERYONE!

ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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