Guest Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Love at First Sight
Author: Cardeno C.
Series: Home #4
Heroes: Jonathan Doyle and David Miller
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 274 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: The moment naïve, optimistic Jonathan Doyle glimpses a gorgeous blue-eyed stranger from afar, he believes in love at first sight. Unfortunately, he loses sight of the man before they meet and then spends years desperately trying to find him. Just as he is about to give up, Jonathan gets a break and finally encounters David Miller face to face.
Successful, confident David turns Jonathan’s previously lonely life into a fairy tale, giving him more than he ever imagined. But the years spent searching were hard on Jonathan, and he’s terrified his young son and scandalous past will destroy his blossoming relationship. For David and Jonathan to build a future together, they’ll both have to dig deep: David for the courage to share himself in a way he’s never considered and Jonathan for the strength to tell the truth.
Love at First Sight 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: Jonathan sees David across the hallway in a hospital one day and falls immediately in love. Jonathan doesn’t know his name, but he somehow knows he’ll find him again one day even though he has to move to New York, NY to try to find him.
In the meantime, Jonathan gets his high-school bff pregnant and ends up offering to raise the child alone. Scared and on the brink of parenthood, he takes a job doing porn to make money and because he doesn’t know what else to do with himself.
Luckily, Jake (from Where He Ends And I Begin) helps him to see that there is a better life out there for him and helps him leave the industry.
Eventually, Jonathan gives up on finding his blue-eyed love and moves back to Emile City to be near his family.
Serendipitously, Jonathan runs into David in Emile City! David is immediately attracted to the shy, beautiful boy and they go home together for a night of passion.
Though Jonathan is scared that David will shun him because of his son and his career past, he grabs the opportunity to be with David for however long it will last.
David, who has never been able to commit before, is ready to do anything to keep Jonathan by his side and is in no way put off by his son.
Together, David and Jonathan begin to build a life together, only to be shaken up when a jealous-would-be-lover shows David some of Jonathan’s porn.
As always, Cardeno C has given us a beautiful, if somewhat unrealistic love story. It is full of really, really hot sex. Lots and lots and lots of “I love yous”. Glimpses of the people from earlier and later books in the series. And a brief, but tense potential disaster in the form of an old career in porn.
I loved Jonathan as a character, because he is a delightful mix of doe-eyed innocence and dirty-porn star mixed in with a doting father and loyal son. David is a clueless, muscle-bound softie who knows a gem when he meets him.
Though this isn’t my favorite in the series, I really enjoyed it and have read/listened to it many, many times.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*