Down By Contact (Parvathy’s Review)


Title: Down By Contact (The Barons #2)
Author: Santino Hassell
Publisher: Penguin/Intermix
Release Date: January 16th, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level:  4.5 flames out of 5
Rating:  5+ stars out of 5
Blurb:A Gay Book Reviews 5+ star read!

Two rival football players begin a game with higher stakes than the Super Bowl in this steamy romance from the author of Illegal Contact.

Simeon Boudreaux, the New York Barons’ golden-armed quarterback, is blessed with irresistible New Orleans charm and a face to melt your mama’s heart. He’s universally adored by fans and the media. Coming out as gay in solidarity with his teammate hasn’t harmed his reputation in the least—except for some social media taunting from rival linebacker Adrián Bravo.

Though they were once teammates, Adrián views Simeon as a traitor and the number-one name on the New Jersey Predators’ shit list. When animosity between the two NFL players reaches a boiling point on the field, culminating in a dirty fist fight, they’re both benched for six games and sentenced to joint community service teaching sullen, Brooklyn teens how to play ball.

At first, they can barely stand to be in the same room, but running the camp forces them to shape up. With no choice but to work together, Simeon realizes Adrián is more than his alpha-jerk persona, and Adrián begins to question why he’s always had such strong feelings for the gorgeous QB…

Engrossing, completely captivating, sexy, scorching hot, heart warming and beautifully portrayed enemies to lovers story. I could not help but fall head over heels for all the characters. And that epilogue….OMG…!LOVED IT…!! LOVED THIS BOOK. Highly Recommended

The Barons Series


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