Monday, February 13, 2017

Release Day Blitz ~ Hard Wired by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell ~ (5 Star Review)

Hard Wired

Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

Release Blitz

Title: Hard Wired 
Series: Cyberlove, #3 
Authors: Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell 
Publisher: Megtino Press 
Release Date: February 13, 2017 
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance / Gaymers   


My FallenCon agenda is simple: sit on a couple of panels and let people meet the real me. Jesse Garvy—mod of a famous Twitch channel and, if I ever come out of my shell, future vlogger. I definitely didn’t plan to sleep with a moody tattooed fan-artist, but he’s gorgeous and can’t keep his hands off me. There's a first time for everything, and my first time with a guy turns out to be the hottest experience of my life. But the next day, I find out my moody fan-artist is Ian Larsen AKA Cherry—someone I've known online for years. And he'd known exactly who I was while shoving me up against that wall. Before I figure out whether to be pissed or flattered, the con ends. Now we're back online, and he's acting like nothing happened. But despite the distance between us, and the way he clings to the safety of his online persona, we made a real connection that night. I don't plan to let him forget.

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5 Stars!!

Some stories you know you'll love from the minute you pick the book up and read the first sentence. Hard Wire was one of those books for me. Megan and Santino pulled me into Jesse and Ian's world from word one and held me captive until I closed the book.

I loved the story and the characters. I loved watching them grow and learn to accept, support and love one another. My heart broke for Ian, but I was torn between wanting to cuddle him and slap some sense into him. I wanted him to open his eyes and see the amazing guy he was hiding his true self from. When you've been wearing a mask for so long, sometimes you have no clue who the real you is anymore. I loved discovering who Ian really was as his layers of armor slowly fell away. I was so proud of Jesse for finally standing up for himself!

This was an amazing read. The collaboration is seamless and I couldn't tell where one author's writing ended and the other's began. The story is well-written and flowed well. It's filled with lovable characters you can't help but root for. The chemistry between Jesse and Ian was phenomenal and the sex was off the charts HOT!! The authors take you on an emotional rollercoaster throughout the story ranging from fear and sadness to laughter and love. I enjoyed getting to see Kai and Garrett again. I absolutely loved this story and I can't wait to see what these authors have in store for us next. #IWantBeau!!! Highly recommended!!!

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement.*

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About the Authors

Megan Erickson

  Megan Erickson is a USA Today bestselling author of romance that sizzles. Her books have a touch of nerd, a dash of humor, and always have a happily ever after. A former journalist, she switched to fiction when she decided she liked writing her own endings better. She lives in Pennsylvania with her very own nerdy husband and two kids. Although rather fun-sized, she’s been told she has a full-sized personality. When Megan isn’t writing, she’s either lounging with her two cats named after John Hughes characters or… thinking about writing.
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Santino Hassell

 Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author. Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences. 

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