Insight (The Community #1) by Santino Hassell #mm #review @SantinoHassell @RiptideBooks

Disclaimer MaleTAGGrowing up the outcast in an infamous family of psychics, Nate Black never learned how to control his empath abilities. Then after five years without contact, his estranged twin turns up dead in New York City. The claim of suicide doesn’t ring true, especially when a mysterious vision tells Nate it was murder. Now his long-hated gift is his only tool to investigate.

Hitching from his tiny Texas town, Nate is picked up by Trent, a gorgeous engineer who thrives on sarcasm and skepticism. The heat that sparks between them is instant and intense, and Nate ends up trusting Trent with his secrets—something he’s never done before. But once they arrive in the city, the secrets multiply when Nate discovers an underground supernatural community, more missing psychics, and frightening information about his own talent.

Nate is left questioning his connection with Trent. Are their feelings real, or are they being propelled by abilities Nate didn’t realize he had? His fear of his power grows, but Nate must overcome it to find his brother’s killer and trust himself with Trent’s heart. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Crystal Marie_s RamblingsTAG

This is a complicated book for me to review.  While I liked the story idea, I just couldn’t get INTO the story itself.  I liked Nate, but to be honest at times it felt like he just whined to hear himself whine.  I did love Trent, but honestly about the halfway point of the book I was wondering why he was putting up with Nate.

I really liked the paranormal aspect of the book – and to be honest that’s why I wanted to read it so badly. It was interesting to get to learn about the different types of paranormals and what powers they had.  That was really fun.

I have to admit though – I was more drawn to the secondary characters than I was the main characters.  I can’t wait to read the next  book in the series, but I did have to push myself to finish this one.

Overall – this was an okay read for me. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. But it did put me onto the series and I can’t wait to read more in the future. And that’s why it gets a 4 star instead of a 3 star from me.

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Kindle | Riptide