Review: Sunset Park (Five Boroughs #2) by Santino Hassell

Sunset Park (Five Boroughs, #2)



Raymond Rodriguez’s days of shoving responsibility to the wayside are over. His older brother wants to live with his boyfriend so Raymond has to get his act together and find a place of his own. But when out-and-proud David Butler offers to be his roommate, Raymond agrees for reasons other than needing a place to crash.

David is Raymond’s opposite in almost every way—he’s Connecticut prim and proper while Raymond is a sarcastic longshoreman from Queens—but their friendship is solid. Their closeness surprises everyone as does their not-so-playful flirtation since Raymond has always kept his bicurious side a secret.

Once they’re under the same roof, flirting turns physical, and soon their easy camaraderie is in danger of being lost to frustrating sexual tension and the stark cultural differences that set them apart. Now Raymond not only has to commit to his new independence—he has to commit to his feelings for David or risk losing him for good.



This was a nice story, but I didn’t care as much for tis characters as I did for Michael and Nunzio. I think it might be because the previous book was a bit more emotional, but I still enjoyed this very much.


I was a little confused on what to feel about David, he was such an annoying guy, I can see why some readers didn’t liked him so much, he make me angry so easily, but still he was very sweet and that compensate the annoying moments he had. I also liked Raymond, but I didn’t like his attitude so much, I loved the tender moments he had and that help me caring a bit more for him. I think I liked David the most, I’m still trying to figure out this two.


I liked the similarities they had, even when in superficial ways they were completely different, but the jealousy made pretty clear to me how insecure they both where, it might not be the best feature to connect a couple and it might end up creating more trouble than good times, but I really enjoy that about them. The interaction with the other characters was amazing, it really had some great secondary characters. I had an issue with Caleb, I didn’t liked him at all and I’m having doubts about moving on to the next book in the series, I think I’ll give it a try because I really had a good time with this one, I hope I can change my mind about the MC of the next book, I think it’ll be a nice challenge.

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