Book Review: Fast Connection by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

Reviewed by Susan65

30415154Title: Fast Connection
Authors: Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell
Series: Cyberlove #2
Heroes: Dominic “Nicky”/Luke
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 235 Pages
Publisher: Megtino Press
Release Date: July 11, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: After a decade of serving in the Army, everyone still expects me to be Dominic ‘Nicky’ Costigan–the skirt-chasing player. They don’t know I’ve been spending my days trying to figure out my post-military life. Including how to pick up guys.

When I meet Luke on a hookup app, he makes it clear it’s for one-night only. That’s fine with me, because I’m down to see what this silver fox can do. But after I arrive at his doorstep, it doesn’t take long to realize we have serious chemistry, and we end up meeting again.

He’s got more walls around his heart than a military base, but I think he’s as addicted to me as I am to him. He can’t resist me for long. I mean, who can? Except Luke’s rules exist for a reason, and when I test his limits, things get complicated. Maybe too complicated.

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Review: You know, I actually didn’t think I could like Dominic “Nicky” Costigan after the way he acted and treated Garret in book one. He was really a jerk…or so I thought. So imagine my surprise that he is now one of my favorite characters in this series. Go figure.

Dominic doesn’t like to be called Nicky, but don’t tell his family, they won’t listen anyway; his family is kind of ….difficult. Here he is, fresh out of the military, and treated as if he were off at summer camp instead of in a war zone. His dad was a piece of work, and was probably why I forgave him so easily; that and the fact that he was truly an authentic and transparent guy. You never have to guess with Dominic because he so totally open.

Luke is another story; older, also ex-military, but as closed off and difficult to read as a brick wall. He gave Dominic sex, that’s it. No small talk, no cuddles; the epitome of “wham bam, thank you sir, now get out”. But Luke also has a history. He was discharged when it was not legal to be gay in the military, he is a father of teenagers, and is divorced from their mother. He comes off like a jerk, but he has reasons…lots of reasons.

Dominic and Luke have major mountains to climb, but so many parts of their budding relationship give the reader hope; the sandwiches after sex being one. I understood Luke, but by this time I really loved Dominic so I needed Luke to lighten up a bit. It is always annoying when one person appears to be more invested in the relationship than the other person, and Dominic was getting tired of being the odd man out. Fortunately, eventually, Luke pulls his head out of his butt and gets with the program.

These two have family dramas to deal with, and especially Dominic’s dad. That man comes around at the end, but I wanted to strike him myself. But the sex between these two is off the charts. Who knew little Nicky Costigan would be such a screaming bottom. I kind of loved that because it was so totally different than how we originally met him. These two do not have sweet and gentle sex, nope, it’s always athletic and hardcore. And it’s always hot!

So hell yeah I recommend this book. It is so totally different than book one, but that turned out to be a good thing. Now, I can’t wait to see where it goes from here; I have not a clue who the next book will be about, but it doesn’t really matter. I will be one of the first in line to read it.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the authors in return for a fair and honest review.*

 

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