Illegal Contact (The Barons)

Published August 15, 2017 by bookbesties


The rules of the game don’t apply off the field in this first Barons novel. 

New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love.

Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin’s timeout is over…


Although a first for the blog, this is not my first time reading M/M romance but it is my first time reviewing it, and this book was a wonderful way to start!  I really like that although one of the main characters is a football star this wasn’t a sports romance.  Both characters were relatable and well built, to the point where I can see myself being friends with Noah in real life.  I really enjoyed this book and watching as Gavin and Noah fell in love.  I like seeing the softer side of “rough” characters and watching how exposing their sensitivities makes them grow. From page 2 I was cheering on this romance before just based on the contrasting personalities of Gavin and Noah.   This book gave me everything I expected and more.  It was a fun read that I finished in one sitting because I was so drawn in.

4stars white


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