by Santino Hassell


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Oversight by Santino Hassell

Holden Payne has it all . . . or so he thinks. As heir to the founder of the Community—an organization that finds, protects, and manages psychics—he’s rich, powerful, and treated like royalty. But after a series of disappearances and murders rock the Community, he’s branded the fall guy for the scandal and saddled with a babysitter.

Sixtus Rossi is a broad-shouldered, tattooed lumbersexual with a man bun and a steely gaze. He’s also an invulnerable—supposedly impervious to both psychic abilities and Holden’s charms. It’s a claim Holden takes as a challenge. Especially if sleeping with Six may help him learn whether the Community had more to do with the disappearances than they claimed.

As Holden uncovers the truth, he also finds himself getting in deep with the man sent to watch him. His plan to seduce Six for information leads to a connection so intense that some of Six’s shields come crashing down. And with that comes a frightening realization: Holden has to either stand by the Community that has given him everything, or abandon his old life to protect the people he loves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626495081
Publisher: Riptide Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 06/24/2017
Series: The Community , #2
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.49(d)

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Oversight 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
Oversight is the second book in The Community series, and you do have to read book one to fully understand what is going on as events that happened in Insight are constantly referenced. The story this time focuses on Holden. He is the owner/manager of Evolution, the LGBT club that featured in book one. The fall out from those events are still going on, but Holden is doing his best with what he has. His father turns up (and caring and emotional are NOT words I would use to describe him!) and basically gives Holden to a babysitter. Six is someone Holden remembers from his youth, but it is hard to equate the two as Six has changed - or been changed - so much. Once again, the story is full of mystery and suspense. I think I know who one of the mystery characters is, and now I just need to wait to see if I am correct! We also reacquainted ourselves with Trent and Nate, who continue to be favourites of mine. This story is excellently written, with major character development, especially in Holden. I didn't much like him in the first book, but saw a different side to him in this one. There were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow, so I would not hesitate to recommend this book. One difference to book one though is no epilogue for our main characters Instead, it ends with things very much in the air, which will definitely leave you wanting more! * A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in The Community series, this series features psychics with different abilities and in this book we focus on Holden the owner of a gay club for both normal and psy people and on Sixtus a new worker in the club but really he is just there to keep an eye on Holden. At the beginning I just couldn’t see how these two might get together because they are so different, Holden likes to flirt a lot and Six for causes that I’m not going to get into, isn’t really perceptive to all that flirting, I mean it affects him but he has his reasons to pull back. That is until he totally fall for Holden  But this book is more that the romance story between Holden and Six, if you’ve read the previous book you know that there something call The Community and at the beginning it seemed like the ideal place for kids with abilities but now in this book we learn so many scary things about this place and we get to experience it from Holden’s perspective, the ups and downs, his fears becoming a reality and his determination to end it all once and for all. We also get some pretty cool actions scenes at the end that I really enjoyed and that had me at the edge of my seat and unable to stop reading. I was so fascinated with this book, the characters and the story that keeps on taking shape throughout these books, I can’t wait for the next one!
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
The Community series is about people with different types and levels of psychic abilities. Holden and Six are the main couple in Oversight. Readers met Holden in Insight. He's able to recognize how people are feeling. He can literally experience their senses and send vibes affecting their awareness. Because of his special abilities and the way his father has treated him, he isn't sure if anyone is truly attracted to him or simply reacting to the vibes he's sending them. Six is impenetrable, which is a downer to Holden at first but is actually good for his self-esteem. While these guys are getting to know each other, the mysteries surrounding the psy population are growing. People disappear. Things are happening at the Farm. It's difficult to know who to trust and what to believe. Oversight delivers the suspense and romance. There are plenty of secrets to sort and emotions to experience, and the guys' hook ups are beyond sexy. I recommend it for sure and can't wait for the next book.
amatate More than 1 year ago
It took some time for Oversight to really sink its psy-claws into me. I liked plenty about the second book in The Community trilogy, and in fact liked some aspects more than the first book. However, it wasn't until a major reveal from one of the characters that I became engrossed in Holden and Six's story. Mr Hassell's ability to expand and/or redeem characters from one book to the next continues to awe me. Although Insight gave indications that there was more to Holden than the privileged, arrogant club owner that expects everyone to fawn over him, I was still happy to see how much more there was to his character. Not only was he quickly redeemed in my eyes, but he continued to grow over the course of the novel. Six was immediately intriguing. I loved the mysterious air that surrounded him and his progression as he discovered more of himself and built a relationship with Holden was great. While I thought the characters had a bit more depth in the second book and found Six and Holden's connection more intense than that of Trent and Nate, I was missing something and it took some time to pinpoint what. The action scenes in Oversight were very good, conveying the harried emotions of the characters and maintaining a brisk pace. However, I wasn't on the edge of my seat reading furiously like I did with Insight. I was definitely surprised by many reveals and that was fantastic, but I missed the creeping mysterious quality that steadily built into a thrilling suspense. As much as I enjoyed how the conflicts and climax played out, I was also a little underwhelmed. In the end, Oversight waffled between 4 and 4.5 stars for me. The writing, dialogue, and romance were all very good. The characters had depth and vulnerabilities that made them complex and interesting, and I think fans of Mr Hassell won't be disappointed. As in Insight, the second book ends with plenty of unanswered questions and left me wondering just what Sightlines has in store for readers. Because these aren't standalones, perhaps a refresher read leading up to the next release will give me the full, suspense-building story arc I was craving in this installment. *Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*
JulieMaguda More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars Oversight is the second book in Santino Hassell's Community series. I would not recommend reading this one without reading the previous book first. There is a strong continued plot that continues through the series as they unravel what is really going on within the Community. I originally heard of Santino Hassell from reading the Cyberlove series the he co-wrote with Megan Erickson. I loved that series, so I knew I wanted to give more of his books a try. I'm so glad I did, because I LOVE this series! I thought the first book was going to be hard to top, but I may have liked this one even better! We met empath Holden Payne, manager of Evolution, in the first book Insight. Holden's father is one of the Community's founders and Holden is finding it hard to believe the Community is anything other than an altruistic organization helping those with paranormal skills. Sixtus Rossi has been sent to Evolution by Richard Payne to handle club security and also watch Holden closely. Holden's empath powers don't work on him at all. His mind and body are completely impenetrable, and he can bring down a "wall" to protect himself. Because he has this "wall" around his thoughts, he has a hard time picking up on tone of voice, body language, or other social cues. He has a sarcastic and abrasive personality. And Holden is intrigued by someone whose head he can't get inside. I was so glad to see that Holden is not quite the man we saw in the previous book. He's not nearly as arrogant and self-serving. This book did a great job showing his more vulnerable side. While he is what some would call promiscuous, he doesn't feel the need to apologize for it. He's become completely reliant on his empath ability to feel what other people are feeling, especially when it comes to sex. I loved the steamy scenes between Holden and Six because he couldn't "read" Six at all and had to rely on nothing but what he was feeling, which ultimately led to a more intimate experience. I loved seeing them develop throughout the story, as they started out seemingly antagonistic then grew to a tense friendship, into more. Oversight has a lot of twists and turns that always leave you guessing what's going to happen next. I love the story building and suspense that Santino Hassell is able to achieve in this series. I read this one really quickly because I needed to know what was going to happen. This one does end in a sort of cliffhanger, but not when it comes to their relationship. They are secure together. We are left needing to know what's going to happen next with the suspenseful storyline. Basically, I need book #3 in my hands right now! lol! Book 3 is going to be Chase and Elijah's story and I can't wait for that one! *I received an ARC of this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. *