Title ➷ Insight (The Community, #1)
Author ➷ by Santino Hassell
Expected publication ➷ Mar 13, 2017
Published by ➷ Riptide Publishing
Genre ➷ New Adult, Suspense, Thriller, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, M/M Romance
Warnings ➷ explicit violence, brief mention of past forced-incest for minor character
Type ➷ First installment in a series
Read ➷ Kindle Edition, English
Word count ➷ Approximately 88,500 words, 331 pages.
Price ➷ $6.99 (US)
Growing up the outcast in an infamous family of psychics, Nate Black never learned how to control his empath abilities. Then after five years without contact, his estranged twin turns up dead in New York City. The claim of suicide doesn’t ring true, especially when a mysterious vision tells Nate it was murder. Now his long-hated gift is his only tool to investigate.
Hitching from his tiny Texas town, Nate is picked up by Trent, a gorgeous engineer who thrives on sarcasm and skepticism. The heat that sparks between them is instant and intense, and Nate ends up trusting Trent with his secrets—something he’s never done before. But once they arrive in the city, the secrets multiply when Nate discovers an underground supernatural community, more missing psychics, and frightening information about his own talent.
Nate is left questioning his connection with Trent. Are their feelings real, or are they being propelled by abilities Nate didn’t realize he had? His fear of his power grows, but Nate must overcome it to find his brother’s killer and trust himself with Trent’s heart.
Series ➷ #1 of the The Community series.
Characters ➷ Nathaniel Black, Trent
The story starts out slow but I was intrigued from the get go and am glad I held on for the ride. The author’s writing is superb and the MC’s voice solid, real.
I liked how Nate and Trent met, enjoyed their fast budding friendship and how it gradually turned into more.
It wasn’t all fluff but neither super dark and gritty, in my eyes.
I thought the entire book had a certain vibe, a feel that I can’t describe, and it’s kind of addicting. Draws you in and won’t let you go without feeling something.
The paranormal aspect was fun and something I haven’t come across often in this genre.
It’s really hard to review this book without spoiling anything… Many questions were left unanswered and the relationship isn’t set in stone, I guess. But that’s all good, because there’s more to come!
I’m looking forward to installment #2.
Also, I hope we will get to know more about Trent and his past.
Many, many thanks to the publisher who kindly provided a free copy for an honest and impartial review.
The e-book, as well as a sample, can be found here: