Oversight

Oversight

(www.riptidepublishing.com)

Author: Santino Hassell
Time: Now
MCs: M/M
Subgenre: Paranormal
Themes: Emotional Connection, Betrayal, Change of heart, Change of self and Belonging
Summary: Holden works for his father, using his night club as a place to further The Community’s hold over its young members. But recent events have made everyone wary and his very influential father insists on giving him a baby sitter. Between doubts that are planted by a close friend, his inability to read his new sitter and his need to know more, Holden is walking a road he will never be able to unwalk.
What I think: I am suffering book hangover. Finished reading Oversight in the early hours of yesterday. Tried to go into another novel and couldn’t. Thought I’d wait and try again last night. Nothing. Six and Holden have me in their grip. I’m a paranormal addict and this book more than delivers. This is one of those novels that while utterly fantasy, remains contemporary yet traditional. It has all the classic traits of a true romance novel: enemies to lovers, unwanted desire, ulterior motives and mind-numbing sex. But, somehow it manages to make us concentrate on that connection. That connection between Six and Holden is what this book is about. The story starts rather tamely, in my opinion, but by the end of it, we are ready to give up our lives to preserve that connection between them. The way Holden steps up to the plate is beautiful. We watch him open up and bloom, watch as his world literally crumbles around him and yet when love comes, he still has the courage to recognize and grab it. Holden became a man and we got to be part of it. We learn that love is truly magical and that those of us who find it

That connection between Six and Holden is what this book is about. The story starts rather tamely, in my opinion, but by the end of it, we are ready to give up our lives to preserve that connection between them. The way Holden steps up to the plate is beautiful. We watch him open up and bloom, watch as his world literally crumbles around him and yet when love comes, he still has the courage to recognize and grab it. Holden became a man and we got to be part of it. We learn that love is truly magical and that those of us who find it are indeed, annoyingly lucky. We learn that still waters do indeed run deep and when Holden is finally able to tap into Six psychically, he confirms everything that we already know. You just asked, what do we know, right? That Six is a man better than the rest with a heart that is filled with love

You just asked, what do we know, right? That Six is a man better than the rest with a heart that is filled with love and loyalty. We know he is the right man for Holden because in a crumbling world filled with betrayal and secrets, his is the only heart standing strong. We know he’s the pillar that will hold Holden up through thick and thin. I am trying so hard not to bring up how sexy he is but lumberjack

I am trying so hard not to bring up how sexy he is but lumberjack fantasies are going to be the only fantasies you will have for a while, I assure you. But more than that, we are reminded that love is a conscious decision based on an emotional response. Above all, it is worth taking that decision. Thank you, Santino Hassell, for giving us more reasons to crave that connection. Many more thanks for giving me a sexy, erotic fairy tale that I will be dipping into very regularly. I’m so freaking Hasselled!!
Verdict: Read it. NOW!

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