Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sightlines by Santino Hassell


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.

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Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Sarah☆☆☆☆☆
I’ve been waiting for this book ever since the second story ended with a perilous cliffhanger. Thankfully, this story picks up right where we were left – Chase and Elliot are enduring torture after they’re captured by the Community. This third book has the most action of the three. And we also get to watch as many of the Community’s secrets unravel. I absolutely loved this story. It was a single sitting read for me and it is a brilliant end to the series.

Chase’s allegiances have been suspect from the start of the series, so I love that the last book is his. He is the closest to his father and the Community but he may also be the character most betrayed by the Community. We’ve always known that Chase is clever but this time we get to watch his mind work as he plots and schemes against his father.

This isn’t as much of a romance as the first two books were. There is a connection between Chase and Elliott and there are a couple of steamy scenes, but the focus of this story is the action and the preparations for the final showdown between the Community and the psys who have been hurt by or alienated from the Community.

As much as this is an action adventure, it is an action adventure starring Millennial New Yorkers. The constant squabbles over relative intersectional privilege and the attempts at democratic consensus do slow the story down – but they also made me laugh.

I have really enjoyed this series. I love good Urban Fantasy and this feels fresh and very self aware. This third book is my favourite because all the story threads pull together perfectly, and we’re given a taste of a potential happily ever after. However, it definitely won’t stand alone and should probably be read as soon after book two as possible.


Also Available in The Community Series

Book 1
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Riptide Publishing

For reviews & more info, check out our Insight post.


Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo
Riptide Publishing

For reviews & more info, check out our Oversight post.



Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school-cutting grunge kid, then a transient twentysomething, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Sightlines (The Community #3) by Santino Hassell to read and review.

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