Sunday, February 22, 2015

Love at First Site by Cardeno C

Title:Love At First Sight

Series title:  Home, Book 4

Author:Cardeno C

Publisher:    The Romance Authors, LLC

Genre:GLBT, Contemporary

Page Count: 274 Pages

Reviewer: Cassiopeia

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Publisher Blurb:

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.

Review of book:

I liked this book.  Maybe not as much as some others in the series, but I still found it quite satisfying.  Jonathan was very likable and sweet, but man was he naïve.  So much so, that I feel it lessened the effect of his tragic past in the porn industry.  I did love that he was so dedicated to his son, Sam. There's something very sexy about a man who loves their kids – and Jonathan had that in spades. The fact that Sam figured so prominently in the plot was a plus for me.Make no mistake though, Jonathan wasn't weak or a victim by any stretch of the imagination.  In fact, he showed the depth of his strength by the lengths he was willing to go to, in order to find the one man whom he fell in love with the very first – and only time he lay eyes on him.  It took guts to stay the course, and be hopefully that he'd find his love, even when he'd moved back across the country to live with his parents. 

I'm happy to say that David was, in my mind, totally worthy of Jonathan’s adoration.  I found him to be genuine, compassionate, sexy, and head over heels in love with the upbeat, handsome guy he'd literally caught in his arms when they met again in his bar.  I liked that as much as he had his head on straight, he still had room to be flawed.  He'd never really been interested in investing the level of emotional commitment required to keep a relationship flowing, and it made me snicker a few times to see his bewilderment as the light dawned on Marblehead.   David’s vulnerability was touching – he was always a little unsure if his actions were “too much”, or if he were assuming more than he should.  It was a nice touch to see Jonathan reassure him from time to time.

Even though this wasn't a barn burner for me, I thought Cardeno Cput forth a decent story with Love At First Sight, and would recommend this enjoyable read to anyone who's a fan of the M/M genre.

                                                          Four Twinkling Stars 

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