Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Home Again
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: Alexander Collins
Series: Home #1
Heroes: Noah Forman/Clark Lehman
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 5 Hours, 26 Minutes
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: June 10, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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.
Review – Book: (book reviewed here previously)
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!)
I highly recommend it.
Impression – Book: I loved it
Review – Audio: This is the second time this has been an audiobook, and Jeff Gelder did the first narration. Alexander Collins has been re-doing the entire collection, and I think he does a tremendous job with all his work. He always adds in variations to his voice to make the person feel like they are part of the story – for example muffling his voice when it calls for it, changing it up for phone calls, really adding in the emotion when someone is upset, etc. I love his version of Noah, he makes him really rough and growly while not making Clark sound like a limpet. I really love this story and this narration only added to my overall enjoyment.
(With this narration we get the bonus chapter too, which is awesome!)
Impression – Audio: I loved it
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*