Posts Tagged With: The Romance Authors

Audio Review: Love at First Sight by Cardeno C.

Reviewed by Morgan

61WJ0iXw4EL._AA300_Title: Love at First Sight
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: Alexander Collins
Series: Home #4
Heroes: Jonathan Doyle/David Miller
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 7 Hours, 10 Minutes
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: March 30, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
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.
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Audio Review: More Than Everything by Cardeno C.

Reviewed by Morgan

T29324133itle: More Than Everything
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: Ezekiel Robison
Series: Family #3
Heroes: Charlie/Scott/Adan
Genre: MMM Contemporary
Length: 7 Hours, 46 Minutes
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Time might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong-willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get more than he ever thought possible.

As a teenager, Charlie “Chase” Rhodes meets Scott Boone and falls head over heels in love with the popular, athletic boy next door. Charlie thinks he’s living the dream when Scott says he feels the same way. But his dreams are dashed when Scott unexpectedly moves away.

Years later, Charlie meets brash and confident Adan Navarro, who claims all he wants is a round between the sheets. After eight months together, Charlie is convinced Adan returns his love. But when the opportunity comes to be open about their relationship, Adan walks away.

Time passes and life moves on, but when Charlie learns the only two men he’s ever loved are now in love with each other, his heart breaks all over again. Scott and Adan tell Charlie they want him back, but Charlie doesn’t know if he can trust two people who have hurt him so deeply. Time might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong-willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get more than he ever thought possible.
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Audio Review: Something in the Way He Needs by Cardeno C.

Reviewed by Morgan

28570209Title: Something in the Way He Needs
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: Ezekiel Robison
Series: Family #1
Heroes: Asher Penaz/Daniel Tover
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 7 Hours, 6 Minutes
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: January 14, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Police captain Asher Penaz’s staunch professionalism bleeds into his home life, down to his neatly pressed attire and spartan apartment. He enjoys being the man in charge, and leather bars satisfy his need for dominance—so his sudden and powerful attraction to the lighthearted, free-spirited Daniel Tover throws him for a loop. In his entire life, Daniel has never gotten what he needs, so he moves to the next place, the next job, the next attempt to find something worth staying for, always landing at the top of his game, but never feeling like he belongs.

The chemistry between Asher and Daniel sizzles, so Asher invites Daniel home. As both men struggle to learn themselves while getting to know each other, the lines of desire and control blur. With all that fire comes the risk of getting burned. But if Daniel and Asher can walk through the flames together, they might find what they desperately need.
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Book Review: Red River by Cardeno C.

Reviewed by Morgan 

28561399Title: Red River
Author: Cardeno C.
Series: Pack #2
Heroes: Wesley Stone/Jobe Root
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 122 Pages
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: January 19, 2016
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Two Alpha shifters join together to lead their pack and build a family.

Commitment, loyalty, and strength aren’t enough to make Wesley Stone’s birth pack accept an Alpha with a physical imperfection, even if it’s a meaningless mark. Putting the safety of his pack above his own wellbeing, Wesley trades himself for another Alpha and agrees to mate with a stranger in a mysterious, insular pack.

Alphas from Jobe Root’s family have led the Red River pack from the first day shifters walked the earth. Now the time has come for Jobe to fulfill his destiny, but to do that, he needs his mate by his side. Spiritual, easygoing Jobe reveres Mother Nature and trusts in fate, yet he can’t help being nervous about how his mate will react to his new life in Red River, his new life with Jobe.

Two Alphas with contrasting personalities, different upbringings, and divergent beliefs come together for the good of their packs. But to stay together, Wesley and Jobe must see beyond the surface and embrace every facet of themselves and their union.

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Audio Review: Jesse’s Diner by Cardeno C.

Reviewed by Morgan

5199m1iWBgL__AA300_Title: Jesse’s Diner
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: Paul Morey
Series: Hope #2
Heroes: Tanner Sellers/Steve Faus
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 2 Hours, 49 Minutes
Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC
Release Date: December 22, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Two men with a shared history and a mutual attraction must be honest with themselves and each other so both their dreams come true.

Quiet, unassuming Tanner Sellers spends his time running a diner in Hope, Arizona. Not particularly social, twenty-two-year-old Tanner keeps to himself and enjoys his simple life, but he longs for someone to call his own. In his most secret fantasy, that someone is sexy Steve Faus. But Steve is his friend’s father and mentor’s widower and therefore off-limits.

Despite some challenges, thirty-nine-year-old Steve Faus has had a good life. He’s extremely successful at work, has a great relationship with his college-age son, and lives in a wonderful town. Eighteen months after losing his partner, the one thing Steve lacks is someone to share his life. If Steve is honest with himself, that someone is the young man he has known and cared about for years. Steve and Tanner want one another, all they need is a little push in the right direction to make both their dreams come true.
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Audio Review: The Half of Us by Cardeno C.

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28116284Title: The Half of Us
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: Ezekiel Robinson
Series: Family #4
Heroes: Jason Garcia/Abe Green
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 hours, 29 minutes
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: December 4, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Short-tempered, arrogant heart surgeon Jason Garcia grew up wanting a close-knit family, but believes he ruined those dreams when he broke up his marriage. The benefit of divorce is having as much random sex as he wants, and it’s a benefit Jason is exploiting when he meets a sweet, shy man at a bar and convinces him to go home for a no-strings-attached night of fun.

Eight years living in Las Vegas hasn’t dimmed Abe Green’s optimism, earnestness, or desire to find the one. When a sexy man with lonely eyes propositions him, Abe decides to give himself a birthday present—one night of spontaneous fun with no thoughts of the future. But one night turns into two and then three, and Abe realizes his heart is involved.

For the first time, Abe feels safe enough with someone he respects and adores to let go of his inhibitions in the bedroom. If Jason can get past his own inhibitions and open his heart and his life to Abe, he might finally find the family he craves.

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Review: I previously reviewed this book here.

We met Abe as one of Spencer’s students in Strong Enough. He’s all grown up now and teaching. One night (his birthday) he allows Jason to pick him up in a bar. (Something he never does!) What was supposed to be one night ends up being another, then another then another until the next thing you know they’re practically living together.

Jason doesn’t do relationships. He’s divorced. A cardiovascular surgeon. Very self-involved and kind of a jerk. When he sees the beautiful Abe in a bar, he has to have him. But one night isn’t enough. And though he usually doesn’t do “seconds,” much less “boyfriends,” something about Abe calls to him and he can’t stay away.

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This is my second favorite book in this series. I loved Abe so much. He handles Jason so well and yet stands up for himself too.

They have incredible sexy times, but also very sweet and tender feels, too.

I loved Jason’s ex-wife. I was so glad not to see the typical evil ex. She was his friend and helped him to grow. The kids are real, too. Not perfect, but not horrible trolls either.

I highly recommend this book and the entire series. It’s wonderful!

Review – Audio:  Ezekiel Robinson is a new narrator to me. He has a good sense of timing, I really enjoyed his interpretation of Abe – just the right amount of “young and funny”. I didn’t love his Jason as much, but it was still very good, and it was nice to have all the voices differentiated – including the women, with which he did a nice job. The sound quality was good and I enjoyed this audiobook very much. It was a great way to experience this book.

Overall Impression:  It was amazing

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

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Audio Review: He Completes Me by Cardeno C.

Reviewed by Susan65 

untitledTitle: He Completes Me
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: Alexander Collins
Series: Home #2
Heroes: Zach Johnson/Aaron Paulson
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 8 Hours, 25 Minutes
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Not even his mother’s funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to put aside his flamboyant ways or even think about settling down. He is who he is, and no one can make him change. But when he meets Aaron Paulson, his brother’s best friend, Zach has to step back and re-evaluate his perceptions of love and family.

Aaron insists he’s falling for Zach, but Zach is certain Aaron sees him as just another project—one more lost soul for the idealistic Aaron to save. Zach isn’t broken; he doesn’t need to be fixed. Aaron’s insistent, though, and Zach finds himself tempted. Zach wants to believe in happily-ever-after, but can he let go of his pride long enough to see Aaron’s heart?

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Audio Review: Just What the Truth is by Cardeno C.

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51InkeJGiPL__AA300_Title: Just What the Truth Is
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: Alexander Collins
Series: Home #5
Heroes: Ben Forman/Micah Trains
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 Hours, 19 Minutes
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: October 23, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: People-pleaser Ben Forman has been in the closet so long he has almost convinced himself he is straight, but his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life. Micah is brilliant, funny, driven…and he assumes Ben is gay and starts dating him. Finding himself truly happy for the first time, Ben doesn’t have the willpower to resist Micah’s affection.

When his relationship with Micah heats up, Ben realizes has a problem: his parents won’t tolerate a gay son and self-confident Micah isn’t the type to hide. If Ben wants to maintain his hold on his happiness, he’ll have to decide what’s important and own up to the truth of who he is. The trouble is figuring out just what that truth is.

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Book Review: The Half of Us by Cardeno C.

Reviewed by Morgan

27207456Title: The Half of Us
Author: Cardeno C.
Series: Family #4
Heroes: Jason Garcia/Abe Green
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 224Pages
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Short-tempered, arrogant heart surgeon Jason Garcia grew up wanting a close-knit family, but believes he ruined those dreams when he broke up his marriage. The benefit of divorce is having as much random sex as he wants, and it’s a benefit Jason is exploiting when he meets a sweet, shy man at a bar and convinces him to go home for a no-strings-attached night of fun.

Eight years living in Las Vegas hasn’t dimmed Abe Green’s optimism, earnestness, or desire to find the one. When a sexy man with lonely eyes propositions him, Abe decides to give himself a birthday present—one night of spontaneous fun with no thoughts of the future. But one night turns into two and then three, and Abe realizes his heart is involved.

For the first time, Abe feels safe enough with someone he respects and adores to let go of his inhibitions in the bedroom. If Jason can get past his own inhibitions and open his heart and his life to Abe, he might finally find the family he craves.

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Book Review: Strong Enough by Cardeno C.

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

27212293Title: Strong Enough
Author: Cardeno C.
Series: Family #2
Heroes: Spencer Derdinger/Emilio Sanchez
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 220 Pages
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: October 14, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  When a casual hookup turns into the potential for love, staid Spencer realizes he wants to build a life with vibrant Emilio.

When twenty-two-year-old Emilio Sanchez sees handsome Spencer Derdinger walking by his construction site, Emilio makes it his goal to seduce the shy professor. Getting Spencer into bed isn’t difficult, but Emilio soon learns that earning the trust of a man deeply hurt will take time and patience. With a prize like brilliant, sweet Spencer on the line, Emilio decides he is strong enough to face the challenge.

Spencer is surprised when he’s approached by the gorgeous construction worker he’s admired from the safety of his office window. Acting spontaneously for the first time in his thirty-eight years, Spencer takes Emilio home. When the casual hookup turns into the potential for love, Spencer realizes that if he wants to build a life with Emilio, he’ll need to be strong enough to slay his personal demons and learn to trust again.
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