Review : Mature Content (Cyberlove, #4) by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

Posted 06/02/2017 by Ashley in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review : Mature Content (Cyberlove, #4) by Megan Erickson & Santino HassellMature Content by Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell
Series: Cyberlove #4
Published by Self-Published on 02-06-2017
Genres: Romance
Format: eARC
Source: A Novel Take PR
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My life plan is to be brutally honest all the way to the bank. Don't believe me? I run a popular YouTube channel called TrashyZane, and my claim to fame is oversharing about every aspect of my personal life. Sometimes while tipsy. Not everyone loves my style, but I have a long history of icing out people who can't handle me. I have no time for judgmental foolishness.

Except, apparently, when it comes to Beau Starr. His channel is the polar opposite of mine, and so is he. Wholesome, inspirational, and clean-cut. Everything about him should turn me off, but when we hook up following a confrontation at a convention, my world flips upside down. Not only does Beau Starr turn me on, he uses the exact combination of dirty talk and roughness needed to turn me out.

But we still hate each other. I think.

I received this book for free from A Novel Take PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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As the Cyberlove series continues I continually find myself falling more and more in love with the writing prowess that is the duo of Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell. Separate, they are two of my favorite authors, but together I feel they are truly unstoppable. They have created such real, vibrant and complex characters that you find yourself wanting to not only befriend, but fall in love with as well. Mature Content is no different. And if I’m being honest, it’s probably the best book of the series, at least since Strong Signal.

As much as they would tell you otherwise Beau Starr and TrashyZane aren’t really that different. They’re two insanely popular gay Youtube stars who reach a large portion of the gay community. Sure, for totally different reasons, but to each his own. They both started their channels as a way to escape, a way to grow, a way to even hide behind a past they weren’t willing to share with just anyone. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that they never once cared for the other person, especially with Beau’s upbeat, clean-cut style to Zane’s idea of putting everything out there. But life has a way of giving you exactly what you need, even if it’s the person you least expect.

When Beau and Zane hook up for a night of hate-filled sex, it’s not only explosive but life-altering. They both know exactly what the other needs without really needing to say it and neither really know what to do about that except find ways to continue to see each other, but still find ways to not like the other person. But as you can expect they learn that there’s a thin line between love and hate and no matter their differences they can be perfect for each other.

Mature Content had me glued to my iPad from the first word to the last. I couldn’t put it down. I fell completely in love with Beau and Zane. Megan and Santino did the enemies to lovers trope so perfectly that they need to do another just so I can feel complete again. It was so easy to feel how much Beau and Zane just loathed each other. I still say it’s because they’re more alike than they care to admit, but that’s a whole other can of worms. It was very easy to see how the two were able to finally break down the walls each built up around themselves and let the other in, to get to know each other, and to fall in love, to let that hate go, to understand. Mature Content has one of the most satisfying HEAs I’ve read in the longest time because the characters actually had to put work into not just in their relationship but themselves as well.

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About Megan Erickson

Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’3” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.
She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.

About Santino Hassell

Santino Hassell

Santino was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into a guy who spends his days and nights writing romance with an edge.

Santino is a dedicated gamer, a former fanfic writer, an ASoIaF mega nerd, a Grindr enthusiast, but most of all he is a writer of queer fiction that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

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Strong Signal by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell Fast Connection by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell Hard Wired by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell


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