5 Star Review + Blog Tour: Interborough by Santino Hassell @SantinoHassell #MM #Erotica

interborough_tourbannerInterborough (Five Boroughs #4)

by Santino Hassell

The Raymond Rodriguez from a few years ago wouldn’t recognize the guy he is today. He’s left his slacker ways far behind him and is now juggling two jobs and school. But the balancing act doesn’t allow much time for the man he loves.

David is doing his best to be supportive, but problems at work and his own insecurity leave him frustrated—in more ways than the obvious—whenever he goes to bed before Raymond gets home. The heat and affection between them is still there, but they barely have the time or energy to enjoy it. And it doesn’t help that Raymond is still hiding David from his colleagues.

The stress mounts so high that a vacation in paradise is filled with turmoil instead of harmony, and culminates on their return to the five boroughs with broken promises and heartache. They have to figure out how to stop allowing their differences to overshadow their love. It’s the only way they’ll make it to forever.

Interborough is available from Riptide Publishing. http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/interborough



This books was another awesome installment of the Five Boroughs series. I absolutely loved returning to this couple. The story starts out with Raymond and David being somewhat on the rocks in their relationship. David’s insecurities about the lack of attention from Raymond get the best of him. He falls deeper in the bottle but Raymond fails to see his perspective since he’s just trying to make it with everything he has on his plate. Though he’s in love with David, he still cannot bring himself to come out to everyone he knows, which David has trouble accepting. When one of Raymond’s colleges seems a bit to cozy with Raymond, David nearly goes out of his mind.

There’s quite a bit of heartache, as well as extremely erotic sex in this book. The chemistry between David and Raymond is just out of this world. Despite David’s neediness and insecurities he hast to be the most beautiful thing imaginable. I loved the way Raymond comes undone when things start to crumble between them. Though their situation seems impossible, somehow they find a way through it all. With one more book to go in this series, I really hope too see more of this couple. I recommend Interborough to anyone who loves MM Erotica and MM Romance.

My Rating: I loved it!

About Santino Hassell

Santino was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed grunge kid, then a transient twentysomething, and eventually transformed into a guy who spends his days and nights writing romance with an edge.

Santino is a dedicated gamer, a former fanfic writer, an ASoIaF mega nerd, a Grindr enthusiast, but most of all he is a writer of LGBT fiction 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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To celebrate the release of Interborough, one lucky winner will receive $25 in Riptide Publishing credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on October 29, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


11 thoughts on “5 Star Review + Blog Tour: Interborough by Santino Hassell @SantinoHassell #MM #Erotica

  1. Leah Karge October 27, 2016 / 10:55 am

    Nice review!

    lckarge92 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. Ariadna October 27, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    It’s impossible to not love this book, this series, and (basically) anything that Santino publishes. #LOL

    Mazingergirlie (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. Trix October 27, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    Everyone seems to love it–cool!


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  4. jenf27 October 27, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    Thanks for the great review! I look forward to reading Interborough.


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  5. Allison October 27, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    I’m so glad Santino decided to revisit Rayvid, it’s wonderful to see them together again.


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  6. H.B. October 27, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    Thank you for the review =)
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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  7. Ami October 27, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Thank you so much for the review


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  8. Carolyn October 28, 2016 / 2:10 am

    Happy to see you loved it! I did too. 🙂 By the way, there are already two more books in the works for this series, so yay!

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

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    • JJ October 29, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      Ha! thanks for letting me know. I assumed Five Boroughs meant five books 🙂


  9. lisa44837 October 29, 2016 / 7:31 am

    Congrats on the release, I have this on my wishlist!

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