Monday, April 11, 2016

Strong enough and Love at First Sight by Cardeno C

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Strong Enough

Strong Enough: Family Collection

  • Written by: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Ezekiel Robison
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins




When a casual hookup turns into the potential for love, staid Spencer realizes he wants to build a life with vibrant Emilio.
When 22-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 38 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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Review of Strong Enough

"A Sweet Gay Romance"
Would you consider the audio edition of Strong Enough to be better than the print version?
I have not read this title in print, however I would happily do so. The characters in this story are fun to read. Spencer is quite a bit older and a bit of a geek, when a sexy construction worker who he has been eyeing approaches him he is surprised and the story just gets better from there.

What about Ezekiel Robison’s performance did you like?
I really enjoyed this story and I felt that the narrator made it a very enjoyable experience by doing a wonderful job bringing the characters to life.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I don't always have a positive reaction to gay romance, although I enjoy it at times it has to be well written in order for me to get into the story. I was able to relate to the emotional aspect of this story and very much enjoyed it.

Love at First Sight

Love at First Sight: Home Collection, # 4

  • Written by: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Alexander Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins



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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Review for Love at First Sight

"Cinderella Story from a different POV"
Would you consider the audio edition of Love at First Sight to be better than the print version?
I did not have a chance to read this in print, however I would happily read it.

What did you like best about this story?
Jonathan Doyle sees the man of his dreams on a trip to NYC, he later goes back to find him, but his life takes some turns that throw him for a loop and he makes some poor decisions. When he realizes he will probably never find his dream man he moves back home with his young son, only to find the man of his dreams was there all along.

This is like a Cinderella story with a guy who is down on his luck and when he meets his dream man his life finally starts to come together.

What does Alexander Collins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I think that the narration brings each character to life. Alexander Collins has a voice that just captivates your attention and draws you into the story.


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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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