Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Blog Tour + Review: The Half Of Us by: Cardeno C.

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The Half of Us
By Cardeno C.
Published: October 10th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
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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.

Great story! Amazing Characters! Fun easy read!

This story of Jason & Abe is truly amazing. Jason is a big shot heart surgeon, father, x-husband and son. He’s also very driven, anti-relationship and very gay. He’s always known he was gay but he has also always wanted what his parents have: marriage, kids, forever relationship. He tried it and of course it didn’t work so now he’s resigned himself to the fact that he’ll have his kids, his work and his one-night stands. 

Abe is almost the opposite of Jason. He’s a school teacher, friend and relationship guy. No one-night stands for him. He also have a life outside of work with friends. He’s out with these friends for his birthday and decides to give himself a birthday present - Jason.

Jason is having thoughts about wanting what everyone else has…..that maybe this one-night stand thing has run its course. He’s hitting a bar to pick up a guy so he can get that done and home for some much needed sleep after working so many hours. He doesn’t expect to find innocent, amazing looking, Abe.

It starts out as just a one-night thing but it was harder for Jason to leave this time. It was equally harder for Abe to wake to an empty bed. Both told themselves it was ok because they knew what it was going into it. Neither can get the other off his mind. Can their one night thing turn into more nights? Will Jason let Abe be completely apart of his life? 

I love M/M books when there’s an amazing story!! For some reason I think these books get a bad rap…..they are called glorified porn. If the story is great and the characters have depth I, for one, forget that it is an M/M book!!! This is just such a book. 

Jason’s x-wife and his kids play a big part in this book as side characters. They are truly great and his x is amazing! Will Jason & Abe find not only their love for each other but a way to live AND be gay in a committed relationship? Both will have to give a lot: Jason will have to take down his walls and Abe will have to have the patience of a saint. Can they do it? 

Amazing book and definitely a must read!!!!

Dreamspinner / Amazon / Paperback

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/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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1 comment:

  1. Another wonderful and warm book from a favorite author <3
    Thanks for your great review and thanks for hosting :)