After Midnight

After MidnightWell I.AM.SORRY The book was a pure disappointment for me I WANTED to like it I HOPED to like it I DID everything to like it I DIDN T SEX view spoiler hide spoiler I am pulling reviews and ratings of the books by this author, due to well documented evidence of catfishing and abusive behavior toward members of the M M community I refer you to Riptide Publishing s statement Online Fiction No Longer Available This Edition Is Out Of Circulation And Is No Longer Available For Distribution Living On The Fringes Of Society In A Dystopian Future, Gordon Frost Does What He Has To Do To Survive He And His Small Group Of Friends Live Fast And Dangerously, Having Seen It All And Have Become Disillusioned With Society As A Result Gordon Thought He D Seen And Experienced All There Was Of The Dark, Gritty City Of Lexington Until He Has A Chance Encounter With A Stranger That Causes His Life To Spin Out Of ControlWord Count Approx , Slam dunk.Waiting for this revised edition was torture but so, so worth it After Midnight is a gritty post apoc dystopian with compelling characters, terrific action, and mind warping UST like a car crash caught in slow mo by a Russian dash cam.The idea of being slammed up against a wall was never so sexy as this.Pass me a smoke, bitchez I m officially TeamFrost.Recommended. RATING IS REMOVED, BECAUSE REASONS 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 view spoiler To start, I must say that I am an ICoS In Company of Shadowsvirgin I never read that series despite my friends seem to be frickin in love with it My reason I don t have a good record with long online series which I call as cult stories in this genre, for lack of the better term I mostly DNF ed them So I just stay away from ICos.However, when After Midnight re edited version was starting to get the buzz, I was assured by Lenore that this spin off worked as stand alone novel Sonni Hassell also wrote that information in his blog I decided that it would be a good introduction to Hassell s writing, to get a glimpse about the world.Well, hell, someone needs NOT to say I told you so Gordon is a fascinating anti hero I love him right from the start The words that come out of his mouth Man, I would love to highlight everything He is the kind of complicated character that I simply love The way Gordon keeps coming back to men who didn t truly appreciate him, the way he tries too hard to be part of something, but at the same time push hard when people shows interest he just doesn t know his self worth, like when he asks Adam about why Adam chooses him Oh, I just want to hug him so bad Adam, on the other hand, still a bit mysterious to me I was told by Jenn, that the first version of this book doesn t even have Adam s POV Well, I guess I m glad that it is included here somehow Because at least, while I still find him mysterious, it is good to see how Adam gets captivated by Gordon, that he is willing to risk his mission The UST between the two guys is so palpable, I practically scream HALLELUJAH when they have the first kiss and it s HOT.The secondary characters are quite vivid too I find myself being amused with Marquis, a bit scared with the Samu brothers, angry with Chance and want to slap his face , and slightly annoyed with Carla I know that the latter is Gordon s best friend, and acts like his protector However, I also feel that Carla is an enabler, and her way of coddling doesn t help Gordon s insecurity Never reading ICoS, I will say that After Midnight indeed work as stand alone There is quite enough well written description about the dystopian world, with the drugs and turf wars, and shadow assassins Having said that, I must say that the part with Adam and the Agency is a bit blurred for me It s not familiar so I struggle a bit to understand about the function of the Agency and the people there which I m surememorable for others I also feel that the middle part is a bit slow probably because Gordon and Adam don t have enough time together Gordon spends his time doing something else, while Adam practically stalks him.Now finally, let s talk about that ABRUPT ending, shall we Oh, how I grumble That s it That s the ending So unfair, Mr Hassell My romantic heart wants fluffy unicorn puking rainbow kind of ending But the again, thinking about the tone of the story, I feel that it s the perfect way to end this.So people, I am no longer an ICoS virgin I m having a party to celebrate With male strippers hide spoiler Review removed Sex, Drugs, Assassins and a War Torn Underworld I could roll around in it forever but it gets even better when you throw in a drug war for violence a sexy blonde porn star for spite and an erratic anti hero with a crap ton of issues for every other feel there is ALL this and I m ecstatic Santino Hassell is tripping solo after his brilliant collaboration with Ais on the In the Company of Shadows series and I really didn t want him to cock it up With a recipe like this how could he I admit I was all flappy hands panicked when the writing felt a bit jerky at first, but as soon as the author kicked it up a gear with full body slams and the UST it just flooowed Perhaps I got lost in Gordon Frost and the shit storm that surrounds him and forgot to notice It s so easy to lose yourself when Hassell flaunts his greatest gift for vivid characterisation and world building He evokes my fiercest protective instincts for his heroes and Gordon is no exception I would gladly scoop out my heart with a medicine spoon and say Here, yours is broken so have mine.Oh Gordon my little orphan he s so full of shit so bad, so sexy, so vulnerable and so very exasperating I couldn t decide if I wanted to kick him in the kidney, punch him in the throat or smother him in cuddles The dude is such a fucking victim when he allows his promiscuity and addiction to Pandora to define him as insignificant And men like Marquis sexy bastard sometime lover and Chance his boss are all too happy to take advantage of the metaphorical shit here tattooed across his forehead He drove me NUTS But still, I would kill for him.Bottom line is Nobody needs rescuing like Gordon does.Enter Adam Blake dark secret assassin and sexy sexy sexy like a Greek god, he s the perfect white dark knightIt s not your job to save me, I don t need a hero You sure about that You re the most careless person I ve ever met It s almost impressiveThis is not a conventional romance Ha There s nothing conventional about this book full stop The focus is all on Gordon, his connections with the Underground drug wars and his fuck ups The pace is fast and the atmosphere is electric but you ll probably feel cheated by the lack of Adam and Gordon page time, but by the end you won t even care It s that good.The absolute worst thing about this book is watching the progress bar creep toward the 100% mark and if you are a greedy reader like me, you ll want acomprehensive conclusion but I m okay with it I just hope Hassell decides to give us .If you ve never read ICoS then this is a great introduction to this dystopian world It echoes the type of gritty suspense, and unique characterisation that s omnipresent in ICoS but sadly there s not enough page time for it to be quite as magnificent I still loved it It s now a favourite with Gordon and Adam earning a coveted snorts place in my m m harem So read it 4.5 Stars For Boys in our Books For giveaways and lots of fun stuff click hereEnd Note If you ve never read ICoS I m sorry for your loss After Midnight is a spin off and NO, you do not need to read that magnificent series first After Midnight is set in the same Universe, that s all.For those who have read ICoS I KNOW you will be reading this book, but you need to read the author s note at the back which explains the timeline and the reworking of Gordon s character in Fade.Enjoy Review and rating removed. Review removed due to personal reasons Rating downgraded to one star March 7, 2018 RATING REMOVED view spoiler This is going to be a different review Just because Gordon had that impact on me.This is how this happened 26th September 2013Susan emails me to tell me about this book I read the blurb and I am like hell no So I tell her in the nicest way that I ll read it eventually as I don t really read sci fy She says it s dystopian but she also says it s very subtle but I don t read dystopian either Anyway I one click Yes, because I am that coherent and let s face it, I m THAT easy.So a few weeks ago I decided to act like an adult for once and read all those books I keep buying and not reading I started archiving the ones that I will not read I mean, I even have PNR books, what the hell is wrong with me I hate PNR The thing is I couldn t archive After Midnight It was as if the book had a power over me and my kindle, don t think I m crazy because I m serious now.So I never archived it 19th November 2013 I can t take my eyes from that stupid book in my kindle I better start it and get rid of it soon yes, that was me talking to myself because we all talk to ourselves, stop denying it I decide to read it quickly thinking I ll probably skip some parts so I can just remove the goddamn book So I start and I realize that ME TENGO QUE METER LA LENGUA EN EL CULO Nope, don t even try to translate that Let s say I was wrong I mean, I was hooked from the beginning and I don t have a coherent reason for you guys I just LOVED IT, it is like the author made me feel part of that fucked up world and I wanted to be one of them the one in the middle between GA to beaccurate.I was trying to explain my feelings to my boyfriend yesterday and he was like, Oh yeah, wonderful So now you love reading about drug dealers and assassins, how nice Whatever, he has no idea Because this book is MUCH MORE THAN THAT So, why am I boring you with this Maybe no one is reading this far, how pathetic, right Because I want you all to read this book PLEASE I seriously started thinking I would not like it and I was sooooo wrong.This was like watching a movie with an amazing script, fantastic characters and a REAL PLOT I love romance books but it s really nice when the authors add a GREAT plot into the story You ll fall in love with Gordon, you ll LUST Adam Mr Greek and you ll be part of this fantastic story.This book was FUNNY I guess I struck a nerve Suck my cock and choke on it This book was ROMANTIC and it had the BEST SEXUAL TENSION EVAHHHHH Why do I let you do this to me Adam panted against his face, damp and warm, and heartbeat racing in his chest How do you ruin me like this And this book had a few lessons for all of us So, anyways, you re bi then Do I really need a label I am finishing, I promise If you guys want to give this a try but your budget for this month is non existent pls PM me and I ll gift 2 copies to the first two people who email me I just need you guys to read it and review it 1 sentence counts as a review in 2 weeks max Santino, guapo, you have a new stalker FAN P.S Many thanks Susan for your great rec hide spoiler

➬ [Ebook] ➧ After Midnight By Santino Hassell ➸ –
  • ebook
  • 333 pages
  • After Midnight
  • Santino Hassell
  • English
  • 12 February 2017

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