I was now alone with Gavin. Who was now on his feet. Jesus, he was big.
I had always known that football players had to be strong, but seeing one in person instead of as a miniature human darting around on a television screen, was totally different. This man was made of muscle. Someone appeared to have carved him out of a huge golden boulder. It was too bad about the way he flattened his generous mouth into a slash, and the barely concealed dislike twisting his striking features.
“Sports are all some people have,” he said after a moment of intense staring. “But I wouldn’t expect a privileged college kid to get that.”
New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love.
Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin’s timeout is over…
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 twenty-something, 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.