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review 2017-08-15 20:13
So just add me to the list...
Illegal Contact - Santino Hassell

What list you may wonder why the list of people who loved this book of course...yeah, that list.

 

First off let me just say I'm not much of  a fan of football, sorry I am Canadian the hockey arena is more than likely where you'll find me if sports are involved, but for me, when it comes to books it's the story that matters and the subject doesn't always have to be a favorite topic of mine. Santino Hassell is one of those authors whose name on the cover takes precedence over what the story is about...in other words a good book, is a good book, is a good book and I've learned that there are certain authors who I can rely on to deliver a good book no matter what they're writing about. Santino Hassell's name is on that list for me.

 

ICoS was my first reading experience with this author and he and Ais totally blew me out of the water with that series. So much so that after reading it I was compelled to buy the Director's Cut copies for Evanfall. I own the e-book copy or I own the book I don't make it a habit to own both and if  you know me than you know that doing so speaks to how incredibly much I enjoyed them. Next I discovered the awesomeness that is his 'Five Boroughs' series and enjoyed these as audiobooks and now this author has again shown his diversity with 'Illegal Contact' the first book in his latest series 'The Barons' again...mind blown! I have yet to enjoy his paranormal story 'Stygian' and his other new series 'The Community' but trust me, I have them all waiting for me on my e-reader...it will happen.

 

Gavin Brawley has it all the successful football career, the money, the huge house that you can get lost in, fame, success...so it begs the question 'Why is someone with all this so unhappy?'

 

Noah Monroe is a college grad, he's buried in debt, lives with his dad who is jobless after being on the wrong side of his employer's latest downsizing efforts and yet, in many ways he's happier than Gavin and would be even happier if he could just find a job that allowed him to earn enough money to pay his bills. 

 

Thankfully Gavin's misfortune is about to become Noah's golden opportunity. When the successful football player ends up under house arrest and needing a Personal Assistant. 

 

This one's a slow burn to be sure. There may be a bit of lust at first sight but Gavin and Noah have more of an oil and water mix going on at the beginning. Watching these two maneuver their way around each other as they slowly work their way past the barriers each of them have built is more than a little entertaining. 

 

As Gavin and Noah spend time together Noah begins to see past the gruff and rude exterior that Gavin has put up to the man...the man that no one but Gavin's friends and teammates, Simeon and Marcus, ever see and even they don't get to see the person that Noah ultimately uncovers. 

Noah’s lips stretched into a smile, and his eyes twinkled behind his glasses. “I feel like four and a half months ago those words would never have come out of your mouth.”

 

“Heh. Maybe. Four and a half months ago I didn’t see a need to not drive people away.”

So much of Gavin and Noah's story feels real, like maybe we could have read this in the tabloids. There's a lot of unvarnished truth in the story we're being given and much of it is a sad commentary on how we...and by we, I mean society in general, view celebrities. Whether they're actors, singers or sports figures...if they're in the limelight we tend to feel that their private lives are meant for public viewing and this is the issue that drives Gavin's actions both at the beginning of the book and at the end and how Gavin deals with the circumstances during both events shows his growth as an individual and how much Noah has influenced his life, which for me was definitely in a positive way. 

 

The secondary characters in this story as always were given enough depth and dimension to make them feel real...some of them were totally likable, such as Jasmine. Noah's best friend who calls him on his BS and isn't afraid to keep it real as well as Simeon and Marcus who do the same for Gavin. There was also Gavin's agent Mel, a tough, no non-sense businesswoman but then there was Joe Carmichael, Gavin's manager who was admittedly not very likable but he truly cared about Gavin and had his best interest at heart...likable but not. But when it came to secondary characters my personal favorite was Case the guy from the autoshop who befriended Noah. I totally want a story for him...please? There must be a quarterback or a linebacker somewhere in need of an awesome, sexy and genuinely nice guy to work on his care and maybe him? Just offering that one up for the powers that be to consider.

 

As for the sexy times in this one...well all I'm going to say is 'good things come to he or she who waits and this pair are so worth the wait...Gavin and Noah are seriously hot...I'm pretty sure that some circuits got scorched in my Kobo, but hey, don't take my word for it. There are lots of other awesome reviews you can read or better yet just read the book.

 

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An ARC of 'Illegal Contact' was graciously provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

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review 2017-08-14 14:37
Review: Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell
Illegal Contact (The Barons) - Santino Hassell

My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin

 

A warning to anyone about to start Illegal Contact: make sure you leave yourself time to read the entire book in one sitting. Santino Hassell has a compelling writing style that makes Gavin and Noah’s love story impossible to put down. Even if you’re not a football fan, this is one sports romance you don’t want to miss.

Gavin Brawley isn’t your typical hero. He may be gorgeous and talented both in the bedroom and on the field, but he’s also got a short temper that he lets fly. Add in an attitude and an unwillingness to be anything but straightforward and it’s easy to see why he’s a public relations nightmare. Gavin isn’t wholly the jerk the media makes him out to be, but he’s got a chip on shoulder and the forced confinement of house arrest (even if that house is a mansion) makes him even more irritable. So why did I find him so compelling? What sold me on Gavin from the start – even when he was at his most disagreeable – was that he’s utterly and completely loyal, protective, and caring when it comes to his friends. I loved peeling back the layers of his character and watching Gavin grow and change over the course of the story. He’s never going to be the smiling sports star pictured on your boxed cereal, but he does become an ever better, more well-rounded version of himself.

Noah Monroe is the catalyst for Gavin’s change, and I flat-out loved him. Noah is one of the most relatable protagonists I’ve come across in quite some time. When he applies for the job of Gavin’s personal assistant, it’s not because he’s a football fan or a celebrity-chaser. He’s simply a recent college grad drowning in student loan debt and desperately needs a job. Noah may be smart, no-nonsense, a bit of a geek, and look like a sexy Clark Kent, but he’s also an over-thinker with flaws of his own. Noah isn’t cowed by Gavin’s temper and his straightforwardness with the other man about how he comes across is part of the reason why Gavin starts to examine his own attitude.

Noah and Gavin don’t hit it off from the start; in fact, they piss each other off more often than not. The sparks fly fast and furious and I loved watching Gavin and Noah go from antagonizing one another to respecting each other to becoming more than cranky football star and overwhelmed employee. While there’s definite attraction in the beginning, the romance is a slow burn. I loved that Gavin and Noah actually got to know each other before the love story kicked things into high gear. And when the sexual tension between the two men boils over…watch out, because you’re in for some dirty, sexy fun. I loved these two together, but even after they start to fall in love, you know things aren’t going to be easy. Coming out as bisexual could destroy a career that has saved Gavin, and homophobia isn’t something you can wave a magic wand at and make disappear. I won’t say how things work out, but I will say that the ending of Illegal Contactleft me with a huge smile on my face.

Illegal Contact is the first book in Mr. Hassell’s Barons series and I can’t wait for more. Noah and Gavin are complex, interesting characters and their love story is layered, engaging, sexy, and surprisingly sweet at times. I also fell in love with Gavin’s teammates and best friends Simeon and Marcus, and I cannot wait to see what Mr. Hassell has in store for Simeon in Down by Contact. Until I find out, I’m content to keep re-reading Gavin and Noah’s story – their romance is just that addictive.


FTC Disclosure: I received the e-book edition of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Source: witandsin.blogspot.com/2017/08/review-illegal-contact-by-santino.html
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text 2017-07-27 12:37
2017 United States Contact Prober Market Embraces Advancements.

United States Contact Prober Market Report 2017” is a professional and incisive analysis on the market dynamics of the United States Contact Prober Market industry and future growth prospects of the key market players across the global. The study offers detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis of the industry by offering an overview of key market conditions and statistics on market estimations. An in-depth insight into the industry overview is offered in the study in terms of product definition and classification, applications analysis and manufacturing technology. The market participants can going through the study explore the profile of international market players in terms of their capacity utilization, market shares of the major segments, growth opportunities and challenges they need to overcome to gain a foothold in the market.

 

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Southwest

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with sales (volume), revenue (value), market share and growth rate of Contact Prober in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast).

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Mouser

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1.2.2 United States Contact Prober Market Size (Sales Volume) Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2016

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2.2 United States Contact Prober Revenue and Share by Players/Suppliers (2012-2017)

2.3 United States Contact Prober Average Price by Players/Suppliers (2012-2017)

2.4 United States Contact Prober Market Competitive Situation and Trends

2.4.1 United States Contact Prober Market Concentration Rate

2.4.2 United States Contact Prober Market Share of Top 3 and Top 5 Players/Suppliers

 

3 United States Contact Prober Sales (Volume) and Revenue (Value) by Region (2012-2017)

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text 2017-07-25 12:30
6 Troubleshooting Steps to Fix Canon Printer Problems

If you’re facing trouble with your Canon printer as it is not printing appropriately or even turning on at all, then you don’t require instantly replacing it or taking it to the technician.  On the occasion of any technical issues with your Canon printer, you can try a few troubleshooting solutions given below to get your printer back in working condition as quickly as possible. Otherwise, you can call on the Canon customer support phone number to get the assistance of technical experts to resolve your printer problems.

 

 

Here’s exactly how to troubleshoot your Canon printer:

 

Step 1 – Check if your Canon machine has its status lights blinking in a particular form and then see the user manual to make sure if there is a matching error code. Continue with the directions in the manual for how to resolve the related problem or follow further troubleshooting solutions if it’s not showing a particular error message.

 

Step 2 – Check the electrical cable is inserted into the power outlet, and the USB cable is connected to the PC properly. Unlock the top cover of your printer and check it visually to make sure if there is a part of the paper jammed in the paper feeder.

 

Step 3 – Reboot your system and try to print something new document in case the PC has stopped detecting your printing machine, or the print queue has stopped answering because of the printer software error.

 

Step 4 – Navigate to the ‘Control Panel’ window on your computer and click the ‘Printers and Faxes’ icon, followed by the ‘Add a Printer’ option in case your Canon printer isn’t appearing on the list. Continue with the on-screen steps so that your PC will take a test to recognize your printer.

 

Step 5 – Access the Canon printer software and select the ‘Options’ or ‘Properties’ tab. Click the ‘Clean Print Heads’ or ‘Test Alignment’ option, relying on which edition of the program you’re using. Wait for your Canon printer to complete the alignment and then take a test print of documents. Check to ensure if the test document printed appropriately.

 

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Now, you can get a test print to ensure the problem is resolved. If the issue still exists, contact canon printer support phone number for more repairing options and solving the printer-related problems within the shortest time. 

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text 2017-07-21 12:44
2017 Global Smart Contact Lenses Market Shows Speedy Growth.

Global (North America, Europe And Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East And Africa) Smart Contact Lenses Market 2017 Forecast To 2022” is a professional and incisive analysis on the market dynamics of the Global (North America, Europe And Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East And Africa) Smart Contact Lenses Market industry and future growth prospects of the key market players across the global. The study offers detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis of the industry by offering an overview of key market conditions and statistics on market estimations. An in-depth insight into the industry overview is offered in the study in terms of product definition and classification, applications analysis and manufacturing technology. The market participants can going through the study explore the profile of international market players in terms of their capacity utilization, market shares of the major segments, growth opportunities and challenges they need to overcome to gain a foothold in the market.

 

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A contact lens, or simply contact or CL, is a thin lens placed directly on the surface of the eye. CLs are considered medical devices and can be worn to correct vision, or for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons. While, Smart Contact Lenses mains that a contact lens integrate a set of electronic components and formed a specific function. These lenses may be available in the future but are currently in proof-of concept or early to mid-stage development. They may be used to monitor diabetes by measuring tear glucose, intraocular pressure, or for presbyopia and myopia control, low vision. In addition, some contact lenses also integrated social entertainment features, for example you can simultaneous viewing of the world around you while are also viewing a small screen in a frame mounted projection system for learning, gaming or augmented reality. Smart contact lens technology involves filters, sensors, microchips and other miniaturized electronics which are embedded within contact lenses Drug-device combinations (contact lenses which elute pharmaceuticals) will be mentioned but not emphasized.

 

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1.2.2 Military field

1.2.3 Social entertainment

1.2.4 Others

 

2 Manufacturers Profiles

2.1 Sensimed AG

2.1.1 Business Overview

2.1.2 Smart Contact Lenses Type and Applications

2.1.2.1 Type 1

2.1.2.2 Type 2

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