Strong Signal (Lili’s Review)

strong signalTitle: Strong Signal (Cyber Love #1)
Author: Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: February 15, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 2846 Kindle Locations
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5

Blurb:A Gay Book Reviews 5+ star read!

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*


This book was-

I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK. We have two men who fall in love under what would seem like unlikely circumstances- except in this day and age they’re not. It all starts began when gamer Kai kills off Hazzard (aka Garrett)- who was stationed in Afghanistan-during a game of FWO.


My highlights:

    ·Kai. Because I suffer from social anxiety, I had an instant connection with him. His character is loyal, witty, with a huge heart. It was impossible not to fall in love him.
    ·Garrett, who was, at first, gruff, was loving and loyal.
    ·The relationship development. It was funny, quirky, sexy, raw, sweet, and endearing. It was perfection.
    ·Steam. It was dirty and naughty, and the voyeur in me was in heaven.
    ·The dialogue. It was natural and felt real.
    · We get dual POVs.
    ·The characters are complex.
    ·The book has an easy, quick pace.
    ·The end was a strong HEA. It made believe that they were in it for the long haul.

Do I have anything negative to add? Nope. These two authors are my favorite writing duo to date. Erickson’s sweet, swoony style mixed with Hassell’s raw, edgy one left me breathless. I was torn between wanting to read as fast as I could, but forcing myself to slow down because I never wanted it to end.

This book gets 5+ Stars from me, and I already know this will be in my Top 10 Books List for the year.

Cyberlove Series

Buy Link Amazon Global Megan’s Website Santino’s Website GoodReads More Megan Erickson Reviews More Santino Hassell Reviews

Advanced Review Copy

Galley copy provided by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell for an honest review.


I’m a thirty-something Colombian who loves to get lost in a good ol’ Romance.

My favorite tropes are:

-Best friends to lovers
-Opposites attract
-Humor (as long as it’s not slapstick type comedy)

My favorites authors are:

-Lane Hayes
-Santino Hassell
-Kade Boehme
-TJ Klune
-Heidi Cullinan
-NR Walker
-Eli Easton
-Amy Lane
-Keira Andrews
-Nick Pageant
-Annabeth Albert
-Jay Northcote
-Riley Hart/Nyrae Dawn
-Melanie Hansen
-Megan Erickson

Some of my all time favorites stories are:

-The Five Boroughs Series by Santino Hassell
-Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
-BOATK Series by TJ Klune (anything he writes actually)
-Let’s Hear It For The Boy by TA Webb
-A Kind of Truth by Lane Hayes
-Cyberlove Series by Santino Hassell & Megan Erickson

**Also: HEA a must!

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