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Sutphin Boulevard

Sutphin Boulevard Michael Rodriguez and Nunzio Medici have been friends for two decades From escaping their dysfunctional families in the working class neighbourhood of South Jamaica Queens to teaching in one of the

  • Title: Sutphin Boulevard
  • Author: Santino Hassell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Michael Rodriguez and Nunzio Medici have been friends for two decades From escaping their dysfunctional families in the working class neighbourhood of South Jamaica, Queens, to teaching in one of the city s most queer friendly schools in Brooklyn, the two men have shared everything Or so they thought until a sweltering night of dancing leads to an unexpected encounter thMichael Rodriguez and Nunzio Medici have been friends for two decades From escaping their dysfunctional families in the working class neighbourhood of South Jamaica, Queens, to teaching in one of the city s most queer friendly schools in Brooklyn, the two men have shared everything Or so they thought until a sweltering night of dancing leads to an unexpected encounter that forever changes their friendship Now, casual touches and lingering looks are packed with sexual tension, and Michael can t forget the feel of his best friend s hands on him Once problems rear up at work and home, Michael finds himself seeking constant escape in the effortless intimacy and mind blowing sex he has with Nunzio But things don t stay easy for long When Michael s world begins to crumble in a sea of tragedy and complications, he knows he has to make a choice find solace in a path of self destruction or accept the love of the man who has been by his side for twenty years.

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    1. Santino Hassell on said:

      ***SUTPHIN BOULEVARD is on sale for $0.99 until the end of December!!***So, this is my first non-ICoS related novel, and my first contemporary romance novel, which is simultaneously exciting and scary. You can get it from , All Romance eBooks, and of course the Dreamspinner website.If you don't know what to expect, I can tell you this book is a mixture of things that are important to me. Family, teaching, the intensity of friendship and how that can change over time, sex, and of course New York [...]

    2. Baba on said:

      4 horndog stars. Full review posted July 20, 2015Whoever said home's where the heart is had not come from a home that consistently ripped out their fucking heart. For us, home was miserable, and being bombarded with visuals of my parents' belongings on a daily basis only emphasized that misery.Michael and Nunzio have been friends since childhood. Though Nunzio has been pining for Michael for a long time, he never acted on his feelings, due to certain circumstances (Michael having a boyfriend but [...]

    3. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) on said:

      *3.5 stars*I went back and forth with my rating on this for some time, wavering between 3 and 4 stars. However, in the end, I couldn't get over some of my issues with this story, and though I really liked parts of it (and that cover is just everything), I'm going with 3.5 stars, rounded down. When I first heard the synopsis of this story, I almost peed my pants in excitement. I've been meaning to read something by Santino Hassell for a looong time, and this book seemed to be a perfect place to s [...]

    4. Julio Genao on said:

      extraordinaryd refreshingly urban. a modern romance novel, for a modern reader: DAT COVER THO

    5. ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ on said:

      I've read the Of Mice and Men three times and each time felt the desperate, gut-clenching hollowness. Carson McCullers' The Heart is a Lonely Hunter slayed me. I sobbed over Morrison's The Bluest Eye and raged at the pointlessness that was Wharton's Ethan Frome. I've done my time. I read romance for a reason. I want a break from the monotony and worry of life. I want the sweet and fluffy, the wedding on the beach, the instant connection, the passionate kiss. I want the feels and tenderness and g [...]

    6. Judith on said:

      *** 4.5 Stars and I want a Nunzio of my own.You know I could just indulge in deliciously dirty things with him and that dirty mouth had me very flustered"You like it raw,Mikey?"_Nunzio "With you I do."_MichaelThis is everything I love in a book.It's raw,gritty and so real and of course the totally hot sex scenes don't hurt!Michael and Nunzio have been friends for 20 years and have been through everything together.They are both teachers at the same school.While they have always been very affectio [...]

    7. Kat ☠ on said:

      Because this book made me feel All Of The Things, I shared all kinds of personal things. But in light of what's been going on I don't feel great about having those personal things here, so I'm removing my review and rating.

    8. Gigi on said:

      This is my first Santino Hassell book so I went in not knowing what to expect. I read Renee's review, which convinced me to read it, and braced myself for "raw and gritty" and some exceptional story telling.Michael Rodriguez and Nunzio Medici have been inseparable friends for over 20 years. Nunzio is Michael's touchstone. When the world gets too crazy, Nunzio is the person who centers Michael and makes everything OK. They went to middle school, high school and college together and currently teac [...]

    9. J *deep in the heart of Texas* on said:

      4.25 Stars! For real. This book was constant emotional angst. I get the whole "not a lot of romance" bit now. There was some. Buried really really deep. Nunzio and Michael just went through so much. Their relationship was a bit dysfunctional yet I was sucked in and had to see what happened. Lots of highs and lows. Two steps forward and about eight back. These two just could not catch a break.I wish, wish, wish we had gotten Nunzio's POV. I felt so bad for him at times. The sex. The sex was strai [...]

    10. ☆ Todd on said:

      "Dissenting Opinion, party of one. Dissenting Opinion, party of one. Your table is ready."Yeah, sorry, I just raised my hand and took that table. : (I was really excited to read this one, my first by Santino Hassell and it started out really great.I absolutely loved the idea of Michael and Nunzio being absolute best friends for 20 years, then expanding their old friendship into something more.And the daisy chain 3-way scene, where Michael and Nunzio take David home from a bar, Lord, that was som [...]

    11. * Meli Mel * on said:

      ♥ ♥ ♥ 4.25 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●'Something was building between us, something that took my breath away from anticipation, but also created anxiety about how little I could handle the possibilty of it all going wrong.'●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●A straight to the point review. Sorry [...]

    12. Ele on said:

      Buddy re-read with my Renee. Even better the second time around, especially because I got to discuss it with my bestie. This book will always mean a lot to me, for personal reasons, and because it was my very first Santino Hassell book. It was love at first sight:)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sois book. It did something to me. Whether this is because I can relate to Michael on many levels or because the characters felt so human and real ( like -sitting in the same room with me- real), I do [...]

    13. Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ on said:

      I fear I am too exhausted right now so I won't be long but - can I say something without sounding weird? With very rare exceptions, I'd rather not postpone writing my reviews, because I often find that it gives an edge on both my feelings and my reflection that I don't particularly like. So let's quickly outline what made Sutphin Boulevard a great novel in my opinion : 1) I don't know why that is, but I've rarely read any contemporary fictions in which the main characters are teachers, and when [...]

    14. Nazanin on said:

      3.5 StarsOkay, well my most issues with this story was that I wanted to know more about Nunzio and Michael’s relationship, albeit if best friends with benefits count as a relationship! Most of the story was about Michael’s problem with his family (especially his younger brother and his father), about his work and his demon. But I wanted to see more of Nunzio and Michael with each other! I needed to know more about Nunzio. It was like I didn’t know anything about him. I desperately needed h [...]

    15. Vanessa North on said:

      My original review written back in May: I'm going to review this closer to release date, but trust me, you ALL want to read this.Now, since the book is releasing at the end of this week, a more in-depth review.When Santino offered to let me read this book, I jumped at the chance--I had just confessed to him that I had DNFed his most well-known series because it was too violent for my tender sensibilities (seriously, I haz those)--but I did want to try his take on contemporary romance.In addition [...]

    16. Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog•• on said:

      Making this short, I went into this book needing something a little different. I wanted something more than your typical contemporary romance for a change. I got it. It’s that simple, I got something different with Michael & Nunzio. If you haven’t read this m/m book, do it. You are missing out. It's an amazing journey through life's ups and downs with a sweet HEA that leaves you wanting more. And this book has some sexy as sin m/m sex scenes that leaves you, well um sweating. .

    17. Garrett Leigh on said:

      The first MM book I've picked up in aaaaaggges and what a steamy return I found in Sutphin Boulevard. #TeamNunzio all the way and fuck yeah #TeamHassell. Loved it. PS: Mr SantinoMama G would LOVE to have a glimpse into Nunzio's brain, especially around the time the love of his life was descending into alcoholism. My birthday is in May, thank you please thanks <3

    18. Dia on said:

      4,5 stars for this book Even if I really, really love Santino's writing style, I just couldn't give it 5 BIG stars. I expected this story to blow my mind more and to finish it in one standing, like I usually do. The beginning of this book was very HOT and made me get so fast into the story. BUT then I was deflated by Michael's attitude and denial.I loved Nunzio. You just can't stop falling in love with him. He was so supportive and patient, so sweet and tender with Michael.It was an easy read, b [...]

    19. Renée on said:

      ~BR reread with my girl, Ele. I'm ready for some Nunzio!~Original Review: I've been dying to get my hands on this book since I heard that Hassell was releasing it. As a huge fan of ICoS(and that's saying something because only an amazing author could make me a fan of a dystopian series), I couldn't wait.Michael and Nunzio have been friends for 20 years and grew up in Queens, NYC together. They've been through hell and back with their respective childhoods but have always been there for each othe [...]

    20. Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read** on said:

      ***3.75 Stars***Oh boy do I find myself in a pickle with this one. I'm not entirely sure how the hell I feel after finishing. This is my first Santino Hassell solo book. I've read both of his collaborations with Megan Erickson and LOVED them both, so I figured it was time I check out his work. As was expected, the writing was fantastic. It was gritty and evocative and real. The story, which I was completely sucked in by, was honest and raw.but completely exhausting and depressing. There's a dark [...]

    21. Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ on said:

      OMG!!! This book!!!Oh boy! OH BOY!? Ohhhhh BOY!!! *moans*Well, I guess you could take this as a “Sutphin Boulevard” review in a nutshell! ;-) Since I loved this book I’m going to write a longer review though. ;-)First of all I’ve to admit that I actually never read a book like that! Yes, I confess that I’m sometimes a sucker for m/m-love stories and one or the other hot moment in a book. But nothing, really nothing was able to prepare me for the explicit sex scenes in this book. I read [...]

    22. .Lili. on said:

      This book was-It was raw and gritty, and at times almost felt dirty, but it took me over once I started. I had that giddy feeling you get when reading an amazing book. To be honest this book had things that would normally kill a book for me, but the exceptional writing didn't allow the book to sink. This is the story of two childhood best friends, Mikey and Nunzio, who have done everything together- except take their friendship to an intimate level.What I loved:*The writing. Amazing. This author [...]

    23. Dalia on said:

      4.5 starsMichael Rodriguez and Nunzio Medici have been friends for twenty years and currently they're both teaching in one of the city’s most queer friendly schools in Brooklyn. Most people assume they're sleeping together, because of how close and affectionate they are to each other, what isn't true until one day. After a threesome with a guy named David, their casual touches grow frequent and the sexual tension thickens between them.Michael often finds himself seeking security and affection [...]

    24. Monique ~ Sinfully on said:

      This book is special, in an extraordinary, I’m kind of in awe of how special it is way. I was totally captivated by Santino Hassell’s voice, and no nonsense writing style, wow, the man really is such an incredibly talented author.You know a book is good when you just can’t stop thinking about it long after you’ve closed the flap on your Kindle. This book touched me in so many ways I can’t even begin to tell you… and it was actually really hard to write this review. Michael and Nunzio [...]

    25. Adam on said:

      In theory, this book should have been a slam dunk for me. Lifelong friends to lovers, lots of angst, NYC, and scorching hot sex. But the family drama stumped me. Even so, I liked 'Sutphin Boulevard', but just not as much as I'd been expecting to.If I was rating this book on Michael and Nunzio's relationship alone, I would give it 4 stars. Nunzio's quiet pining and hope was heartbreaking. Michael's obliviousness to it all was frustrating, but I could understand it. In his crappy life, the only go [...]

    26. Megan Erickson on said:

      So I read AFTER MIDNIGHT by Santino and I really liked it. It was dark and gritty and violent. The writing was excellent as well as the characterization, with some wry humor thrown in. So when he told me he was writing a contemporary romance and the MCs were teachers, I was intrigued. Because how would Santino's voice translate into contemp?I shouldn't have doubted him, not at all. Because this book was fantastic. It was sexy and real and full of feels and heart. There was still Santino's voice [...]

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