Series: Cyberlove #2
Published by Self-Published on 7/11/2016
After a decade of serving in the Army, everyone still expects me to be Dominic 'Nicky' Costigan--the skirt-chasing player. They don't know I've been spending my days trying to figure out my post-military life. Including how to pick up guys.
When I meet Luke on a hookup app, he makes it clear it's for one-night only. That's fine with me, because I'm down to see what this silver fox can do. But after I arrive at his doorstep, it doesn't take long to realize we have serious chemistry, and we end up meeting again.
He's got more walls around his heart than a military base, but I think he's as addicted to me as I am to him. He can't resist me for long. I mean, who can? Except Luke's rules exist for a reason, and when I test his limits, things get complicated. Maybe too complicated.
I’ve purposely waited a while to sort out my feelings on this book because I just couldn’t get a handle on them right away. I put a little bit of self-induced hype on this release. I just about loved book one and hoped for so much out of Fast Connection. Well, it’s been nearly a week and I can happily say that while this one didn’t sweep me off my feet as much as Strong Signal, I still liked Fast Connection for its memorable characters and its positive portrayal of internet/cyber relationships.
At first introduction, I wanted to rattle Dominick. God, I thought he was so annoying and pushy, taking every liberty possible and giving zero fucks about it. But with skillful characterization I ended up wanting to cuddle him and feed him and take care of him because he was also completely endearing. I couldn’t help but love him and neither could Luke. Watching Luke’s resolve soften to Dominick’s indirect yet tireless pursual came at a natural progression that was both convincing and expected.
I think for both men, meeting someone on a hookup app, whether it was to explore their sexuality or to achieve sexual gratification without the emotional complexities, and finding a connection that goes beyond the superficial was unexpected for both of them. It is in this unexpected discovery that the authors gave both the characters and the reader a relationship that develops with sincerity and validation, proving both mutually gratifying to both parties.
If you’re like me, a sucker for stories that contain a cyber element, I would definitely pick this one up. Santino Hassell and Megan Erickson fans will continue to be delighted by this latest collaboration and like them I look forward to additional stories in the series.