#Review — Sightlines (The Community #3) Santino Hassell — Available Now!
Series: The Community, third book in a trilogy
Release Date (Print & Ebook): October 9th
Length (Print & Ebook): 257 pages/68K words
Subgenre: paranormal, romantic suspense
Book contains: Violence, attempted sexual assault
Chase Payne is a walking contradiction. He's the most powerful psychic in the Community, but the least respected. He's the son of the Community's founder, but with his tattoo sleeves and abrasive attitude, he's nothing like his charismatic family. No one knows what to make of him, which is how he wound up locked in a cell on the Farm yet again. But this time, the only man he's ever loved is there too.
Elijah Estrella was used to being the sassy sidekick who fooled around with Chase for fun. But that was before he realized the Community wasn't the haven he'd believed in and Chase was the only person who'd ever truly tried to protect him. Now they're surrounded by people who want to turn them against their friends, and the only way out is to pretend the brainwashing works.
With Chase playing the role of a tyrant's second-in-command, and Elijah acting like Chase's mindless sex toy, they risk everything by plotting a daring escape. In the end, it’s only their psychic abilities, fueled by their growing love for each other, that will allow them to take the Community down once and for all.
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Weakness…Control…Mind over matter…
The stakes have never been higher and now that Elijah is the target forcing Chase to comply will they ever get out of the farm and the evil atrocities at play?
Chase decides to drop his mental shields and allow Jasper inside his head in order to save Elijah, and in turn, he notices something he never thought possible from Richard, his father... a spark of humanity.
Convincing Richard Chase is on his side—and he needs his help—seems the best course of action, not only for himself but for gaining access to Elijah.
Trust is not something that comes easily within the Community, however, Chase realizes he may have an ally on his side in the form of a nurse who is reducing his meds. This allows Chase to form a clear head and gather a plan that will ultimately save them both… hopefully.
Chase also gathers intel from his father and begins to understand the real motive and intention behind the community and the farm. The information is mindboggling as well as devastating and time is of the essence to make a move and get as far from their clutches as fast as possible.
Putting his plan into action is harder than it should be because Elijah is having a hard time following Chase’s lead. Elijah loves Chase and has no issue letting him know, in words and actions, but for the plan to work, Chase must be as evil and misleading as his father expects him to be, therefore being mean to Elijah.
Chase is his own worst enemy, most of the time. He loves Elijah but has a hard time believing anyone could love him in return. He’s constantly fighting against his feelings, fighting against what he knows is true and choosing to believe he’s not worthy.
Throughout the course of the book, Elijah and Chase are fighting for their lives, not only to escape the farm but fighting their feelings for each other. It was definitely a frustrating battle against strong heads and wills.
All the players from past books are here to bring this finale to a thrilling full-circle conclusion as they once and for all take the community to task for all the evil and misguided deeds they have forced on innocent lives.
The Community closes with a satisfying ending allowing the reader to experience a glance into their psychic abilities of how their future appears to be playing out. I would love to see a novella or a follow-up in the future with all the key players meeting again to see if their visions were right.
A highly recommended series that must be read in order— a thrilling paranormal with a complicated and well thought out plot.