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(The Community #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  716 ratings  ·  178 reviews
Spoiler Alert! The following blurb contains spoilers for Insight, book one of The Community.

Holden Payne has it all . . . or so he thinks. As heir to the founder of the Community—an organization that finds, protects, and manages psychics—he’s rich, powerful, and treated like royalty. But after a series of disappearances and murders rock the Community, he’s branded the fall
ebook, 242 pages
Published June 26th 2017 by Riptide Publishing
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Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it


I've been a huge fan of this author since I read the amazing and unforgettable ICoS and having loved the previous book Insight I couldn't wait to start this book.

It's safe to say Holden wasn't my favourite character in Insight but I had every confidence that Santino would win me over and he did, although it took awhile.

I struggled early on, I didn't warm to Holden straight away and although I fell instantly in love with Sixtus I wasn't fully onboard until about a third of the way in when I r
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
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5 HUGE stars

To say I loved this book is an understatement. I adored everything about it and for me, it was one of the best stories created by Santino Hassell. And he writes some pretty amazing stories!

Insight was good, but not enough for me. When I dived into Oversight I thought I knew what I was getting myself into, but I wasn't prepared to be sucked away into the story from the first chapter. I was hooked and couldn't put it down. I was a little afraid I might not remember much from the first
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We last met empath Holden Payne, manager of Evolution, in Insight. Holden's father is one of the Community's founders and having grown up with the us-against-them verbiage, Holden finds it hard to believe the Community is anything other than an altruistic organization helping those with paranormal skills. Sixtus Rossi has been sent to Evolution by Richard Payne to handle club security. Sixtus is an invulnerable -“He has a natural mental shield that prevents him from being susceptible to psychic ...more
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**3.5 stars**
I was seriously traumatized after reading insight and not engaging : we’re talking about SH here ! So, it took me a little while to find my courage and get to the second part of the Community series….Huge sigh of relief : I enjoyed it.

The whispers about the Community of Psycs and that there’s evil lurking inside it are growing. And for a very good reason. The unconceivable realization of what’s going on initiated by Nate and Trent in book1 is shaking the grounds of the life that Hol
True Loveislovereview
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This second book for The Community is on my watch list ever since I read the last page of Insight that promise more nail biting suspense for our group of psychic. I must say Oversight is even better than its predecessor because this time around we are already more familiar with the story arc, the background of the Community and I'm already partial towards Holden Payne since he was introduced in Book 1. With all the groundwork being laid out previously, I can dive in and enjoy right from the star ...more
Holden Payne and Sixtus Rossi clash from the beginning. They come from completely different backgrounds, and have very different motives.

The two are brought together by the fallout from book 1, with Holden’s father attempting to pin the blame on anyone but himself. This is a fast-paced book, heavy on the suspense and mystery, with a strong romance interspersed.

In book 1, Holden comes across as aloof and wilfully ignorant of the Community’s failings. However, from his POV readers learn that Ho
5 Stars

I am so glad I didn't give up on this series, this book was so good, I simply devoured it. It has me so pumped...the hangover is going to seriously hurt, and it is going to be a long wait for the final book. But wait, I will because I have to know how it all plays out.
Jul 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: hell-no
Don't waste your time on this [Review removed]

Original Review stays under spoiler tag because Goodreads is first and foremost *my* record of reading activities, and the fiasco doesn't change the fact that I've read this book **

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Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5-5 stars.

"This place made of goodness and happiness. It's the best feeling in the world, and it's because I'm with you."



*be still*

I am absolutely in love with Six. Although I was a bit hesitant about Holden, he totally won me over by the end of the book. I am really into paranormal and this might end up being one of my favorites in that genre. It was just that good! 

Let me start off by saying this book is sort of a continuation from book one, even though there are
Elle aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
(Leaving my review on this one as I did receive an ARC for this and I want to hold up my end of the bargain. This is no way a denial of those hurt by the author and and I actually do want to give a shout out to all the brave souls who bared themselves and told their stories. May they find the healing they deserve.)

*ARC received from author/publisher via A Novel Take PR as part of blog tour*

Oh yes, now the story's opened up so much more...

Woops, turns out I didn't update this on time to show
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ohhhh, I absolutely LOVE this one! The plot, the action, the suspense, the romance—EVERYTHING! It was utterly the perfect sequel to Insight. The build up from the very beginning, easing into Holden and Six's story, and then leading into Chase and Elijah's fate in the end was absolutely chills-inducing! I was completely wrapped up in this whole book. Needless to say, Santino Hassell definitely is climbing up the ranks in my favorite authors list!!!

I really thought I'd have a hard time getting int
July 2018 Audiobook Review:
Borrowed audio from library and the narration was great. Despite the author's history, I still like the writing quality and the stories, and wish things could have been different for this author.

July 2017 Review:
I was provided an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I am kind of at a loss right now on how to review this book. Let's see...I really liked it. I completely enjoyed Insight, and was beyond eager to read Oversight. When Holden
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellence packed in 193 pages of paperback. From the moment this story breaks out of the gate, the reader is treated to a thrill-a-minute race that's filled with super hot intimacy, intense and intriguing suspense and mystery and heart-pumping action that keeps you on the edge of your seat; barely able to turn the pages fast enough to feed your need to know where this exceptionally well written journey is going to take us. If you're already a Santino fan, he enchants us with his talents in ever ...more
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Holden & Six and was thrown by the change of flow part way through the book ... no spoilers... but Yippee for Six ! I liked the fact that Trent & Nate came back into the story and that pieces started coming together. I'm looking forward to book 3 - wonder if the weirdo incestous Black family come to the rescue ? Bring it on ...more
FGMAMTC Blog Review + Excerpt & Extras
The Community series is about people with different types and levels of psychic abilities. Holden and Six are the main couple in Oversight. Readers met Holden in Insight. He's able to recognize how people are feeling. He can literally experience their senses and send vibes affecting their awareness. Because of his special abilities and the way his father has treated him, he isn't sure if anyone is truly attra
This was a great second book in the series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought the pacing was a little tighter in this one and the world building was vivid. I liked the intrigue and conspiracy angle and the paranormal aspects. The characters were magic, and I particularly liked Six.
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alphabookclub
5/5 – This one was significantly better than the last!

I was really scared going into this one because the last few books I’ve read by Hassell just didn’t compare to his other work and I was starting to get a little disappointed, but this one was a pleasant surprise. Not even a chapter in and I could already tell that Santino had gotten his mojo back. I’m not sure what changed between writing his last two books and this one, but this was a huuuuuggghhh improvement.

Holden wasn’t my favorite from t
Rafa Brewster
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
There were some things I liked (the connection between Holden and Six) or was okay with (the way it ended) but overall it was disappointingly lacking in detail or explanation. I know this happens a lot with the middle book in a trilogy but I really felt like there were a ton of holes everywhere. The final third was a mess and everything about the rescue plan was shambolic. I felt like it was the most ragtag bunch of infiltrators to ever attempt a mission ever. Nate, Trent and Lia were seriously ...more
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Angie Elle
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC from the author.

Because Insight was a shaky start to this series for me, I was nervous going into Oversight. My worry quickly disappeared, as I found this story to be gripping from the outset. The Community should be read in order, as the world really was established in book one. Oversight, on the other hand, filled in a lot of blanks while spending more time developing the characters, which I appreciated. The push and pull going on inside of Holden while he struggled to come to terms with w
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, ebook, bgirls, paranormal

Review by The Blogger Girls.

This story picks up after the events of the first book, which you really have to read to understand what is happening in this world. Following the events from that installment, Holden, the owner of the gay club and safe haven for wayward gay psys, is now forced by his father to take on a new employee (or a new babysitter), a man who Holden remembered from his childhood and time at the Farm. He also happens to be an invulnerable, or someone who is unaffected by other p
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Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family but grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into a grumpy introvert and unlikely romance author with an affinity for baseball caps. His novels are heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, and his desire to write relationships fueled by intensity ...more

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