Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell

About the Book

Cover-Illegal ContactThe 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…

The Finer Details

Narrative Arc: Series

Series Detail: The Barons, book 1

Publication Date: August 15, 2017
Publisher: Berkley/Intermix, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group
Length: Novel, 251 e-book pages
POV: 1st person, two characters
Tense: Past
Pairings: Male/Male
Identities: Gay, Bisexual
Genre(s): Contemporary, Sports

Athlete: Professional Sport(s): Football (American)

Tropes and Tags: slow burn, opposites attract, closeted, geeks and nerds, playboy
Settings & Locales: New York
Ending: HEA

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