Interborough (Five Boroughs #4) by Santino Hassell #mm #review @SantinoHassell @RiptideBooks


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The Raymond Rodriguez from a few years ago wouldn’t recognize the guy he is today. He’s left his slacker ways far behind him and is now juggling two jobs and school. But the balancing act doesn’t allow much time for the man he loves.

David is doing his best to be supportive, but problems at work and his own insecurity leave him frustrated—in more ways than the obvious—whenever he goes to bed before Raymond gets home. The heat and affection between them is still there, but they barely have the time or energy to enjoy it. And it doesn’t help that Raymond is still hiding David from his colleagues.

The stress mounts so high that a vacation in paradise is filled with turmoil instead of harmony, and culminates on their return to the five boroughs with broken promises and heartache. They have to figure out how to stop allowing their differences to overshadow their love. It’s the only way they’ll make it to forever.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Crystal Marie_s RamblingsTAG

I had read the other books in this series, and so when I seen this book was released, and with how I did love Raymond and David’s relationship from the previous book about them, I had to see what was going on between them.

I must admit, Hassell blew me away with this story.  It’s not often that an author will take a couple who, for all intents and purposes, are given a happy ending, and totally flip them upside down.  Which is what happened in this book.

Getting to follow along as Raymond and David were put through their tests was great.  And it gave them both a more “real” feel because their relationship hasn’t always been easy.  And this book shows that.

Raymond’s character did grow some more in this book – which I did enjoy.  David also grew but for me, it wasn’t as obvious as Raymond.

And of course the characters from the other books were mentioned so we got to catch up with all of them.

Overall, a great addition to this series and I can’t wait to read more.

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