Reviewed by Amber
SERIES: The Community #3
AUTHOR: Santino Hassell
PUBLISHER: Riptide Publishing
LENGTH: 257 Pages
RELEASE DATE: October 9th, 2017
Chase Payne is a walking contradiction. He’s the most powerful psychic in the Community, but the least respected. He’s the son of the Community’s founder, but with his tattoo sleeves and abrasive attitude, he’s nothing like his charismatic family. No one knows what to make of him, which is how he wound up locked in a cell on the Farm yet again. But this time, the only man he’s ever loved is there too.
Elijah Estrella was used to being the sassy sidekick who fooled around with Chase for fun. But that was before he realized the Community wasn’t the haven he’d believed in and Chase was the only person who’d ever truly tried to protect him. Now they’re surrounded by people who want to turn them against their friends, and the only way out is to pretend the brainwashing works.
With Chase playing the role of a tyrant’s second-in-command, and Elijah acting like Chase’s mindless sex toy, they risk everything by plotting a daring escape. In the end, it’s only their psychic abilities, fueled by their growing love for each other, that will allow them to take the Community down once and for all.
I’ve been anxiously awaiting Chase’s story and I’m happy to say that the wait was absolutely worth it. This is one of those series where the main characters could get easily lost in a convoluted plot. Thankfully that doesn’t happen here. I’ll admit that I really sort of lost Holden and Sixtus in Oversight. In my opinion the story around them overshadowed them as a couple but it actually worked in that story. In Sightlines I was worried the same thing would happen but Chase and Elijah demanded from the beginning to be front and center and I couldn’t have loved how this all played out more.
In this story we get to see more of why Chase is the way he is. Aside from the major ahole we’ve seen from the other two books we get a glimpse of how incredibly insecure Chase is. At times his insecurities and inferiority complex towards Holden were a lot to take. But his love for Elijah was breathtaking even though he was absolutely scared to death of it.
Like the other books Sightlines is a major thrill ride. This book answered some questions but it also made more questions pop up. When you think of trippy, mindf*ck stories this series is absolutely that. I’m always on the edge of my seat thinking what could possibly happen next.
Like I mentioned Chase and Elijah’s story was so much better than I imagined. Early on the emotions were there but how they evolved and how Chase embraced it all throughout the story was amazing. I loved Elijah…he never just took Chase’s crap. And his love for the man was startlingly obvious even though Chase was conditioned to believe the absolute worst. I adored the tender moments between these two. It made the painful moments bearable.
This series is not a standalone…we are introduced to some characters I wasn’t expecting. Which just makes this more of a edge of your seat thrill ride.
I love how all 3 of these stories are connected and how the characters pop into the other stories.
If I had one word for this story it would be enthralling…absolutely recommend.