First in a new series.
The rules of the game don’t apply off the field in this first Barons novel.
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…
Praise for Santino Hassell and Illegal Contact
“Santino Hassell’s Illegal Contact is a devour-in-one-sitting treat. His dark, gritty characters are startlingly, heartbreakingly, and unapologetically real.”–Karen Rose, New York Times bestselling author
“Santino Hassell never disappoints!”–Suzanne Brockmann, New York Times bestselling author
“Santino Hassell is one of those writers who elevates the male/male romance genre. Illegal Contact delivers his trademark pairing of two gritty, tough and smart-mouthed heroes wrestling each other into romantic submission. Like everything Santino writes, it’s sexy and rough, with swoon-worthy high points that feel earned.”–Christopher Rice, New York Times bestselling author
“Santino Hassell knows how to write a romance that will steam up your windows one minute and make you swoon the next. Illegal Contact is sexy, snarky, and utterly romantic. Loved it!”–Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author
“A perfectly paced story of opposites attracting, I couldn’t help but root for a grumpy hero that stole my heart and the man who taught him how to love. Santino Hassell’s talent and ability to bring to life beautifully flawed characters that you can’t help but relate to is perfectly highlighted in Illegal Contact.”–Mariana Zapata, New York Times bestselling author
“Illegal Contact is full of Hassell’s trademark grit and whip-smart dialogue, and is easily his most romantic book to date. Readers will fall in love with the Barons!”–Megan Erickson, USA Today bestselling author
“Illegal Contact is a compelling, powerful story of two men getting exactly what they need. Santino Hassell’s turns his observant gaze on the world of football, and sports romance will never be the same again. This wise, sexy story is sports romance as you’ve never read it before.”–Sarina Bowen, USA Today bestselling author