Fast Connection is the second book in the Cyberlove series by Santino Hassell and Megan Erickson. I have really enjoyed each book in this series, despite the fact that I read them completely out of order. With each book being a standalone story, it is easy to jump in wherever you want though the books are interconnected. I highly recommend reading each of these books because they are so good, and if you can read them in order that would be even better.
After returning home from his recent deployment, Dominic Costigan is trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life. He knows that he needs to get out of his parents' house and that he wants to explore his attraction to men now that he admits that he is bi. When he meets sexy silver fox Luke Rawlings through a hook up app, he immediately feels drawn to Luke and wants more. But Luke is used to keeping his hookups separate from his life after a bad experience in the past left him with trust issues. Though Luke tries to keep Dominic at arm's length, he quickly realizes that Dominic has a way of getting under his skin. But can Dominic show Luke that they belong together and can work through anything as long as they are together, or will there be too many obstacles for them to overcome?
I really liked Dominic and Luke. They were exactly what the other one needed, and they fit together perfectly. Dominic was able to loosen Luke up, and help him to move forward with his life. While Luke had a lot of great things going for him, he wasn't truly living until Dominic. Dominic made him happy and that was something he desperately needed. Luke did the same for Dominic, encouraging him to pursue a career of his choice and live his dreams. He was supportive and kind, showing Dominic that he deserved to be happy and loved. While these two had a lot against them, I loved their connection and chemistry and the fact that their love was stronger than any obstacles standing in their way.
I did feel at times like Luke pushed Dominic away and tended to blame him for things that weren't his fault or use his past as an excuse to keep Dominic from getting too close. Luckily he was able to redeem himself in the end, and I ended up really liking this story. I also really ended up liking the age difference between Luke and Dominic. I am not usually big on stories where there is such an age gap, but I really thought that it made sense here and actually was the reason that these two worked so well together. I can't imagine it being any other way. If you are a M/M fan, I think that this is definitely one worth checking out. If you are new to these authors or haven't read this series yet, it is one I would highly recommend. I have loved each book in this series, and I honestly hope these two never quit writing together!
**Review Copy Provided by Alpha Book Club**