Monday, February 15, 2016

Release Day Blitz ~ Strong Signal by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell ~ (Review + Giveaway)

Release Day Blitz ~ Strong Signal by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell ~ (Review + Giveaway)
Title: Strong Signal
Authors: Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell


I was counting down the months until the end of my deployment. My days were spent working on military vehicles, and I spent my nights playing video games that would distract me until I could leave Staff Sergeant Garrett Reid behind.

That was when I met him: Kai Bannon, a fellow gamer with a famous stream channel.

I never expected to become fixated on someone who'd initially been a rival. And I'd never expected someone who oozed charm to notice me—a guy known for his brutal honesty and scowl. I hadn't planned for our online friendship to turn into something that kept me up at night—hours of chatting evolving into filthy webcam sessions.

But it did. And now I can't stop thinking about him. In my mind, our real life meeting is perfect. We kiss, we fall into bed, and it's love at first sight.

Except, like most things in my life, it doesn't go as planned.

*Strong Signal is a standalone, full-length novel with no cliffhanger*

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*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Garrett is counting down the days until the end of his deployment, his only entertainment is his laptop where he plays video games at night. 

The last thing he expected was to become fixated on a fellow gamer, a famous gamer at that, with his own stream channel. When he realized just how obsessed he was becoming with Kai, and seeing how others were even worse than him, Garrett decides to contact Kai and slowly they develop a friendship that evolves into something more. 

But is whatever they've built enough to survive meeting in real life once Garrett's deployment is over? 

I loved Garrett and Kai. They are amazing characters, both on their own and together. Garrett was so protective, patient, supportive and loving. Kai was an introvert, with deeply ingrained social anxiety issues and it was heartbreaking seeing him struggle at times with it all, and then by the end of the book, I was also so proud of him for being strong enough to work on his issues for himself and for what he wanted to achieve with Garrett. 

This was such a fantastic, seamless collaboration by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell. The book is amazing, full of emotion, great dialogue, sizzling chemistry and endearing characters that you can't help but love and root for. Definitely a must-read and one that will go right up on my Top Five reads for sure! 

Rating: 5+ Stars!!!

About The Authors:

Megan Erickson is a former journalist who switched to fiction when she decided she liked writing her own endings better. She likes to pretend she has control now, but usually her characters are the ones who hold the reins. Her romance novels have a touch of humor, a dash of nerdy, and always a happily ever after.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and two cats named after John Hughes characters. She's still waiting for the party she was promised when she grew to five feet... maybe because she never got there.

In Focus series
Trust the Focus
Focus on Me
Out of Frame (Coming soon)
Bowler University series
Make it Count
Make it Right
Make it Last
Mechanics of Love series
Dirty Thoughts
Dirty Talk
Dirty Deeds
Gamers series
Changing His Game
Playing for Her Heart
Tied to Trouble
Leveling the Field (coming soon)

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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Five Boroughs series:

Book 3: FIRST AND FIRST coming in April 2016

Standalone books by Santino Hassell:

STRONG SIGNAL (with Megan Erickson)

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1 comment:

  1. I've had several friendships that have started online, no romantic relationships, though. But the friendships have been solid and great, and it's just amazing how much you can rely on someone who is so far away.