by Cardeno C. (Goodreads Author)
If short-tempered Jason can open his heart and life to optimistic Abe, he might finally find the family he craves.
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
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy from Author
Genre: MM Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 4 in a series but can be read as a standalone.
My The Half of Us Review ...
Gah! If you want good MM Contemporary than Cardeno. C is your go to. Cardeno has written another great love story with a great meaningful story. Jason has struggled with his identity being confused about societal wants like family and forever. So he made the mistake of marrying a woman when he was gay but even though this marriage didn't work out he still did get a form of a family. With his confused mind he categorizes gay relationships with hook ups not monogamy.
Abe has been raised with good values but is true to himself and wants a relationship only with one men not hookups. However, with a birthday treat he has a one night stand that months later turns into so much more.
Abe is the rock in this relationship with his even keel personality and naughty bedroom ways that he helps tame the floundering Jason to be a forever type of guy, and convince that he can have it all, forever and a family even though it is unconventional to some.
This had a nice balance of steam and heart. I love the way Cardeno writes and captures the heart of the story while keeping it still spicy. Adored it ! I first was given the opportunity to read this book awhile ago, but then Cardeno asked if I wanted to listen to the audio version. My response was HELL YEAH I do. I love listening to Cardeno books while I walk. This was the first time I got to listen to Ezekiel Robison narrate. For the most part I liked his narration but when he did Jason's voice it was the only thing I didn't love. The story was just a good in the audio version as the written version. I can't wait to listen to more of this series and C.C.
4 Heartfelt thumbs up ~
4 Heartfelt thumbs up ~