Ohhhh my god. Strong Signal was seriously so much FUN to read about! It’s hot. Sweet. Romantic. Humorous. Emotional. Pretty much all the feels. I’m a huge fan of Megan Erickson but this is my first Santino Hassell read, and I have to say, their writing is just meshed PERFECTLY together. I freaking adored Kai and Garrett’s incredible story – if you’re looking for a story that’s unique and will hook you in from the very start, I highly recommend this book!
I’d just had my face owned by a hot little twink.
Garrett and Kai are two of the most unique, unconventional characters I’ve ever read. The authors brought them to life with depth and heart, and I fell so hard for these characters. Garrett is a soldier stationed in Afghanistan who’s just about ready for his deployment to end so he can start his life as a civilian again. Kai is a dancer-turned-Internet gaming star whose anxiety keeps him from ever leaving his home. These two couldn’t be more different, but when Garrett gets his ass kicked by Kai in an online game, the two of them form a virtual connection that eventually leads to so much more.
For the past couple of months it had been harder and harder to focus on my work when I was yearning for Kai’s voice and jokes. I wondered if that craving would cease when he was really in my life.
Once we were more than pixelating images constantly disrupted by the satellite that could never hold a signal. Somehow, I didn’t think so.
Something told me we’d be amazing together.
Slowly, through emails, messages, and Skype sessions, Kai and Garrett form a full-fledged relationship. Their feelings for each other are raw and real, but can their relationship last outside of the Internet and in the real world? God, how I loved these two characters, how I FELT so much for them. Garrett and Kai are so freaking adorable and sweet together (not to mention crazy HOT), I was in awe of how their characters were portrayed. They have so many things going against them, but the one thing that keeps them going is their love and devotion to each other. Their romance is honestly just the sweetest thing!
I also really enjoyed the whole aspect of online relationships and gaming. I rarely ever encounter these two topics in the romances I read, so it was refreshing to read about something different yet so common in the world we live in today. I know next to nothing about online gaming, but the authors did a fantastic job of weaving that topic into the story without leaving me overwhelmed or confused. Really, both of the authors’ writing were brilliant, and I’m definitely going to be reading more of Santino Hassell’s work.
I really, really adored this book. Kai and Garrett were just lovely – even though I was a little iffy at the ending, I still finished this book with a smile on my face. Strong Signal is the first book in the Cyberlove series, and I’m eagerly awaiting the next – I’m seriously dying to read Costigan’s book!
Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.
Reading Order: Cyberlove series
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