Friday, December 30, 2016

Review: Fast Connection by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

Fast Connection
(Cyberlove #2)
by Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell
Release Date: July 11, 2016
Genre: M/M Romance

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.

*FAST CONNECTION is a standalone, full-length romance novel with no cliffhanger* 

After finishing Strong Signal, which I LOVE, I'm excited to start on Fast Connection, even though I dislike Dominic Costigan in Book 1. In fact, dislike is such a mill word to describe my feelings for him. He is such a douchebag and there are times I'm worried for Garrett's virtue whenever he showed up on the page.

Either Dominic Costigan went through a personality transplant or I totally misread him previously, he was a totally different person in this book. Back at Staten Island without job prospect and working at his father's bagel shop, Dominic can't wait to leave his childhood place asap. Meanwhile, he decided to embrace his newfound bisexuality and hooked up to Grindr where he met his silver fox, Luke Rawlings. 

As with the cyber theme of this series, they spent a lot of time messaging each other through Grindr. I always got a kick out of reading the funny messages, the things strangers feel safe enough to reveal without having to see each other face to face. 

Luke is divorced with two teenage kids and an ex-wife he still close to. His family is totally cool with his bisexuality, but Luke prefer separating his family from his sex life. Luke doesn't like to complicate the life he is having now. However, meeting Dominic and eventually finding out about their family connection is one of the biggest complication ever.

If I were to compare Book 1 and 2, I would say I prefer Garrett and Kai's story more. They both seems more quirky and more adorable. Their cameo in this book really bring forth some funny moments. On the other hand, Dominic and Luke is no less entertaining, but they can't compare to the cuteness of Kai's red panda personality. Dominic and Luke's relationship started out as a one time hook up turned into more frequent hook up and then they explore on a more committed relationship while dealing with their family issue. It seems a bit more sedate and common plot among the usual M/M romance, thus I'm rating this 4 stars.