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.
4 Stars -- Enjoyable and hot read from Cardeno C.
Admittedly, it took me a while to warm up to this story, but when I did, I was swept away in the romance and heat and was eager to watch the story unfold.
Listening to the audio version, the narrator's characterisation was spot on, but the narrative itself was somewhat monotonous. It did put me off at the beginning. However, once the story unfolded fully, the narrator was able to bring the author's words to life making it much easier to be sucked into their world.
At times, I was somewhat frustrated by Jonathon. I like two strong leads and Jonathon, while he showed some semblance of courage at times, he didn't have the strength of character I truly enjoy in romance stories. While it irked me a little, I was able to appreciate his character, and I did enjoy the character dynamics between him and David.
If you're a fan of hot mm romance, be sure to check this one out, but perhaps consider the paperback/e-book rather than the audio.
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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