Guest Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Home Again
Author: Cardeno C.
Series: Home #1
Heroes: Noah Forman/Clark Lehman
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 157 Pages
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: February 7, 2015 (2nd Ed.)
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Imposing, temperamental Noah Forman wakes up in a hospital and can’t remember how he got there. He holds it together, taking comfort in the fact that the man he has loved since childhood is on the way. But when his one and only finally arrives, Noah is horrified to discover that he doesn’t remember anything from the past three years.
Loyal, serious Clark Lehman built a life around the person who insisted from their first meeting that they were meant to be together. Now, years later, two men whose love has never faltered must relive their most treasured and most painful moments in order to recover lost memories and secure their future.
Home Again is set in the Home series where the books are linked by theme or world. They are independent and can be read in any order.
Review: Told in a series of flashbacks, shifting from Noah to Clark’s perspectives, this is the story of both how Noah and Clark first met and then how they got back together after a very major misunderstanding.
Noah was a troubled teen-ager when he first met Clark, but from that moment on, he knew he was meant to be with Clark.
Clark didn’t formally identify as gay but leaned that way after meeting Noah. Clark makes Noah wait til he’s 18 before starting anything up with him, but from that moment forward there is nobody for the other. Until…
When we meet Noah and Clark in the present, it is after a car wreck that leaves Noah in the hospital with amnesia, unable to remember the last 3 years. Clark knows why he’s forgotten those years.
Fortunately, after they air out all their secrets, the two childhood lovers re-connect and we get a very satisfying HEA.
This is the beginning of Cardeno’s Home series, and in it, we meet many of the series’ MCs. This is one of the very first m/m books I ever read, and I have since read/listened to it many, many times. It is VERY sentimental and VERY sweet. There are some who may think it overly so, but not me!
I adore how frank and open Noah and Clark are with one another and how touching their re-union is. I love when Clark finally “calls a spade a spade” and calls out Noah’s needs to him plainly. I also respect how, though it may seem silly, the big misunderstanding is actually kind of justified if you look at it from both of their perspectives.
We get some background on Ben, Noah’s brother, who has his own book later on in the series, as well as meeting Aaron, Zach, Caleb, Eli and Seth.
The sex is plentiful and hot. The emotions are high and sweet. The “I love yous” plentiful.
This story (and the whole series) is a warm blanket on a cold day and definitely gives you the feeling of coming home after a long trip away.
(The bonus material is very cute as well, and helps to wrap up this, and each of the other stories so nicely!)
(As a side note, the audio book, narrated by Jeff Gelder is really pretty good. I’ve enjoyed listening to it many times!)
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*