Friday, 4 December 2015

In Your Eyes by Cardeno C Audo Blog Tour ~ #giveaway #Review #audio #MM #PNR


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Cover - In your Eyes AudioIn Your Eyes: Mates Collection

Written by: Cardeno C.
Narrated by: Charlie David
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins 
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:10-26-15


WLK synopsis

Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society's rules to realize they are destined for one another.
Raised to become alpha of the Yafenack pack, Samuel Goodwin dedicates his life to studying shifter laws, strengthening his body, and learning from his father. But despite his best efforts, Samuel can't relate to people, including those he's supposed to lead.
When Samuel meets Korban Keller, the son of a neighboring pack's alpha, he reacts with emotion instead of intellect for the first time in his life. Resenting the other shifter for throwing him off-balance, Samuel first tries to intimidate Korban and then desperately avoids him. What he can't do is forget Korban's warm eyes, easy smile, and happy personality.
When a battle between their fathers ends tragically, Samuel struggles to lead his pack while Korban works to break through Samuel's emotional barriers.
©2014 Cardeno C. (P)2015 Cardeno C.

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WLK Author Bio
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Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever- after sunset.
Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day."
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Audible copy of In Your Eyes by Cardeno C.
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Source: Audible Book for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and WLK Promotions
Genre: MM Paranormal (Wolves)
Part of series but can be read or heard as a stand alone.


My In Your Eyes Review ...

I had already read this book previously but was looking forward to the audio version.   I was a bit disappointed to start with because this narrator has been the same narrator for the last three Cardeno books that I have listened to.   At first, hearing the same voice bugged me but then once he got into the characters I completely forgot that he's been the voice before.  I think it just took him a bit to get completely engrossed into the characters to really get the correct nuances and emotions of Samuel and Corbin.

Oh Boy! I adored this book especially Samuel.  At first his book smart ways were getting in my way of liking him and then they turned to be one of his biggest assets and likeable qualities. Samuel was raised to become the next Alpha of his pack.   He took to this responsibility like a dog takes to water but the one thing Samuel lacks is his social interaction with others.  I really did love Samuel especially at the end when he comes into himself but he's portrayed a bit better in the books versus the audio.


Korban is the neighboring packs next in line Alpha with an uber personality but has a douche bag dad/alpha.  Korban doesn't care about the responsibility of being the next alpha, instead all he cares about is his true calling.

Even from kids Samuel doesn't trust Korban because he's always smiling and trying to be friendly with him.  He thinks he's only being nice to him to learn things about their pack.  However, once they chum together in and out of being a wolf,  Samuel learns to be at peace and enjoy being with Korban even though he doesn't trust him.


As the years go on Samuel still can't figure out decipher why he feels different when he is around Korban, but he also can't really gel with anyone as friends or lovers.  The more he doesn't find a lover though to 'tie with' the more he loses his ability to shift at ease. Then tragedy strikes and due to his non shifting it causes a rift in his pack.
"Tying isn't about males and females.  It's about connecting with someone who can better you, someone who can give you what you're lacking, someone who can fulfill you and make you whole."
After this tragedy Samuel wants retribution but the problem is, he has to face Korbin and for some reason he can't bring himself to hurt him.
"We tie with our mates on all levels-physical and emotional- so we can become the best versions of ourselves.  That's what makes us complete, and then we're stable enough to bind both our forms-wolf and human."
After this realization Samuel is forced to deal with his feelings and takes what he needs from Korbin only to find out that he really didn't take but it was freely given.


The growth of Samuel is enduring and sweet.  Once he finally realizes his true meaning to this world and his pack, he really comes into himself and shines.  Samuel and Korbin are adorable together and I loved the unity of them.  I really did enjoy this book via reading and audio.  I can't wait for more from this author and this series.

4 Adorable yet still Steamy thumbs up!

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Lauren








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