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Santino and I are back at it again with another book! By-the-rules California boy meets moody emo artist. What could go wrong? ...more
This one was heavy with the angst. It was pretty much a downer for most of the book. I didn't feel much of that weight lift throughout the book and there wasn't enough ups for me to shake some of that weight off. It was quite depressing. Both guys came off a wee bit immature for my liking. I didn't feel like I was reading about two grown men. More like a couple of angsty teenagers misbehaving. ...more
I want to write a proper review later, from home, because work right now, BUT I just wanted to share that I LOVED this book!!! It's not a shock I fell in love with it as I ADORE each and every book by Santino Hassell. So Santino Hassell for the WIN! I must start reading In focus series by Megan Erickson soon.
Anyway, all the books in Cyberlove series got me turning the page real fast and I just co ...more
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Hard Wired by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell can easily be considered my most anticipated release of the year. The Cyberlove Series is one that is special to me for personal reasons. Sometimes when we anticipate books so much, they disappoint, but this story lived up to all my expectations.
We first met Garvy (Jesse) and Cherry (Ian) in Strong Signal- they're Kai's mods. Garvy assumed that Cherry is a girl and they ...more
Alright, it's no secret that this was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and while I really did like it...there may be some things that may be hard for readers to connect with.
Bear with me while I explain.
This book definitely has a different feel than the first two. It's angstier and much richer in the online gaming/fandom themes. To fully understand these characters, especially Ian, you have to understand a bit about that world.
While I deeply admire the respect a ...more
Another winner from this brilliant team!
Ian Larson aka Cerise aka Cherry has been crushing on fellow mod Jesse Garvy for two years. They’ve never met in person, just working online keeping famous gamer Kai’s Twitch channel clean and in order. In fact everyone assumes Cherry is a girl. So when Ian and Jesse is asked by Kai to represent him at FallenCon, he’s nervous as hell – how will Jesse react to him being a guy? But when he sees Jesse, and he’s looking at Ian in interest and desire, he can’...more
The MC in Hard Wired are Ian Larsen and Jesse Garvy, it's told from a dual POV and begins with our two guys planning a ...more
A bit angstier than I prefer. And the MCs weren't together pretty much the whole book, which I normally don't like.
But it's Megan and Santino - and therefore the writing really carried this one a long way.
Plenty of sexy despite the MCs living in different states. Which...*shout out to the big D* I always like reading about my hometown.
So a nice addition to one of my a ...more
Megan and Santino are a fantastic writing due, and I need to get my ass in gear and read their individual works asap. I devoured this book, but felt a little bit unsatisfied at the end. This is the story of Kai's mods Garvy and Cherry, who meet at a con and things go from there. I was very much looking forward to this one and I think I set my expectations too high.
I highly recommend book 2 Fast Connection if you are considering this series. I am also a super picky reader so you may lo ...more
Strong Signal and Fast Connection were two of my favourite reads last year. 'Hard Wired' was enjoyable enough, but it definitely fell short of my expectations.
I liked both Jesse and Ian. They're opposites in many ways, and they both have their baggage, but I could empathize and understand where each was coming from. Jesse wears his heart on sleeve, which made him instantly likable. Ian took a bit more getting used to, but I felt for him as more of his story was revealed.
Their romance w ...more
This was another amazing read by these two wonderful authors.
For those of you, who have read book 1, you already know Garvy (Jesse) and Cherry (Ian). They are Kai's moderators, when he is on Twitch. If you have not read book 1 yet....what the hell are you waiting for ??!!
With the way Cherry acted on Twitch, all happy, sweet and emoji-friendly, everyone (almost everyone) assumed that Cherry was a girl.
This is not the case though. Cherry is, one of Ian's (online) persona's ...and when I say one, ...more
As a huge fan of the authors’ works thus far, it pains me to say that Hard Wired was a miss for me.
Here are a couple of things I enjoyed. I liked that it was set in the fandom community. For someone who doesn’t attend cons or been into fanfic or fan art or followed a streamer or vlogger, it was exciting to catch a glimpse into this world. I also loved the sexy chemistry between Jesse and Ian – no surprise there as both authors write great sex. The authors also captured t ...more
First, there are glaring biases on my part:
*Jesse is from my home town, and they fucking nailed that place.
*YouTube addict right here. It's a real problem. I loved all the shop talk.
*Beautiful boys. Young pretty glorious beautiful boys.
*HEA to die for. I do not care that it was tied up in a pretty ...more
5 amazing Stars
I loved it ! So much. I guess i am just addicted to this series.
Going into this i was a little bit worried, this 3rd book in the Cyberlove Series got some missed reviews due to the angst. I started to sample chapter one, i liked it then i decided to read chapter two and i was hooked read it in one sitting.
This is the story of Garvy (Jesse) and Cherry/Cerise(Ian), we met them in book one as Kai ...more
Me @ Ian and Jesse all day, every day.
It's no secret that I love Santino and Megan, but I was a bit scared when I started this book because the rating was waaay lower than the second book which I liked but didn't exactly love. I grew so attached to Ian and Jesse and I loved their story so much. I love, love, love complex characters with personalities that are not often seen in books so even though I can kind of understand why not so many o ...more
*ARC received via Alpha Book Blog as part of blog tour*
(view spoiler)[EHRMAHGERD!!!!!!!!!!! These 2!!!
There is nothing I would change about this, nothing at all!!!
I’ll have you know ...more
Suffice it to say, there isn’t much I can add to this already fan favorite. If you loved the first two (and who didn’t), have no worries that this will also satisfy.
Jesse is a sweet, genuine guy who enjoys gaming and moderating Kai's (from Strong Signal) Twitch gaming channel. Newly out, stymied by irresponsible parents, and hampered sometimes by paralyzing shyness, he’s stuck in a rut he just can’t seem to find the motivation nor the courage to get out of. Jesse’s tired of being boring a ...more
It shows how great this writing pair is that I would even read, let alone enjoy a series about gamers. I have less than zero interest in any type of video game. I don't even like board games, lol. The first book in this series is still my favorite, but this one was good. I had to round this up because of two memorable scenes. (view spoiler)[ I loved when Ian walked in the panel late and kissed him. So cute! (hide spoiler)] ...more
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She lives in Pennsylvania with her very own nerdy husband and two kids. Although rather fun-sized, she's been told she has a full-sized ...more