Title: Sightlines (The Community #3)
Author: Santino Hassell
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: October 9th 2017
Genre(s): Paranormal, Psychics
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Chase Payne is a walking contradiction. He’s the most powerful psychic in the Community, but the least respected. He’s the son of the Community’s founder, but with his tattoo sleeves and abrasive attitude, he’s nothing like his charismatic family. No one knows what to make of him, which is how he wound up locked in a cell on the Farm yet again. But this time, the only man he’s ever loved is there too.
Elijah Estrella was used to being the sassy sidekick who fooled around with Chase for fun. But that was before he realized the Community wasn’t the haven he’d believed in and Chase was the only person who’d ever truly tried to protect him. Now they’re surrounded by people who want to turn them against their friends, and the only way out is to pretend the brainwashing works.
With Chase playing the role of a tyrant’s second-in-command, and Elijah acting like Chase’s mindless sex toy, they risk everything by plotting a daring escape. In the end, it’s only their psychic abilities, fueled by their growing love for each other, that will allow them to take the Community down once and for all.
Santino Hassell gave me a high heart rate! The whole time I was reading Sightlines my brain was screaming “RUN”! You guys, someone needs to turn The Community into a TV series.
Chase….you badass motherf@cker you…Best psychic there is!
The focus of this story is Chase and Elijah, but the book is not just about them. It’s about this whole group of vigilants that keep fighting the big bad. I expected it, and I loved that everyone was there, each one reaching out with their unique gift to right the wrongs of The Community.
Sightlines is packed with action. Everyone is still on the run, everyone is trying to survive and take down the bad guys. But who exactly are the bad guys? The action scenes are heart pounding, but Chase’s perfectly detailed and vivid visions stole the show.
So, on one hand the action is non-stop, but on the other, the romance is burning slowly. There is not a lot of steam, but there are TONS of feels. Chase’s love for Elijah…you won’t believe what it’s capable of. Chase might be a multi, an insanely powerful psychic, but when it comes to Elijah he’s just a man; insecure, stubborn, protective, and so much in love.
I ADORE when characters share a special connection, even a dark one, that makes them different than the other copycat couples.
“Elijah’s declaration probably would sound twisted toanyone else. A normal person would be horrified that he was turned on by his lover having the ability to annihilate someone with a single thought, but . . . they weren’t normal people.[…] “Is this a weird time to tell you that I fucking love you?”
There is no epilogue, but ? LOVED the ending. One of the best I’ve read.
In a few words, what you ‘ll find in Sightlines, and The Community in general, is consistent characterization, top-notch writing, and unique storyline. And food for thought.
“There was nothing more dangerous than an organized group of people who considered themselves crusaders for some obscure greater good.”
-Sightlines IS NOT a standalone.-