Thursday, 25 February 2016

Strong Signal (Cyberlove #1) by Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell


 I was counting down the months until the end of my deployment. My days were spent working on military vehicles, and I spent my nights playing video games that would distract me until I could leave Staff Sergeant Garrett Reid behind.

That was when I met him: Kai Bannon, a fellow gamer with a famous stream channel.

I never expected to become fixated on someone who'd initially been a rival. And I'd never expected someone who oozed charm to notice me—a guy known for his brutal honesty and scowl. I hadn't planned for our online friendship to turn into something that kept me up at night—hours of chatting evolving into filthy webcam sessions.

But it did. And now I can't stop thinking about him. In my mind, our real life meeting is perfect. We kiss, we fall into bed, and it's love at first sight.

Except, like most things in my life, it doesn't go as planned.

Strong Signal is a standalone, full-length novel with no cliffhanger

Kindle Edition, 235 pages
Published February 15th 2016 by Megtino Press
Original Title
Strong Signal
Edition Language

Whooaah ! This book is awesome in so many levels! And I freakin' adored Kai and Garret !
They're the best ! And my new favorite couple of this year !

Kai killed Garrett.
In a game.
And Garrett was kind of pissed to this ‘gaymer’ character, Kai. Who is famous in Twitch.
And Kai is cute like this.

This is Kai's personal Tumblr, you'll know why Garrett's crazy about him :)

I think I understood more than any other people about this. Because my son were also met his boyfriend in a game forum, when they’re doing that battle shit together. Chatting and slowly falling in love. I totally understood now.

What happened to my son, happened with Kai and Garrett. And they’re cute and adorable, and I can see and feel the chemistry between Kai and the over protective Garrett. OMG! It was steamy when they’re ‘online’, but when they met? They burn the house, the whole apartement with passion. And the Army guy Garrett surely has a dirty mouth , and Kai loved it like crazy. I think they’re made for each other for sure.


And yeah, there’s a little twist about Kai’s anxiety and insecurity about the outside world, but Garrett understood, because he hates people too.LOL.

...“Hey, you didn’t let me finish.” “Finish what?” “Finish telling you that I love you too.”I threw my head back and laughed. “Oh my God, we are disgusting.” “Completely disgusting,” he agreed.

It was a fun read, and I didn’t want the book to end. I have missed Kai and Garrett already  I read it twice, and I think I’m still NOT recover from a hangover.
Maybe I’ll change my review later, after my third read. Megan and Santino nailed it.
And I’m falling for their duet. Hard.

Cannot wait for the second book, I hope I can ‘see’ a glimpse of Kai and Garrett in the second book !

Highly recommended !

Some of my favorite quotes :

...I imagined his broad shoulders slumped, his head forward, and his fingers scratching his stubbled chin. I imagined his heart aching like mine and that was something I couldn’t allow.

...“Your Chat,” Garrett panted. “Is gonna know you just got used.” “Or that I just used you for that giant dick.”
Megan worked as a journalist covering real-life dramas before she decided she liked writing her own endings better and switched to fiction.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. When she's not tapping away on her laptop, she's probably listening to the characters in her head who won't stop talking.

For more, visit



Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance 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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