Saturday, April 25, 2015

Johnnie by Cardeno C

Title: Johnnie
Series: Siphon, 1
Author: Cardeno C
Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC
Genre:  MM, Paranormal
Word Count:  56,233
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
A Premier lion shifter, Hugh Landry dedicates his life to leading the Berk pride with strength and confidence. Hundreds of people depend on Hugh for safety, success, and happiness. And at over a century old, with more power than can be contained in one body, Hugh relies on a Siphon lion shifter to carry his excess force.

When the Siphon endangers himself and therefore the pride, Hugh must pay attention to the man who has been his silent shadow for a decade. What he learns surprises him, but what he feels astounds him even more.

Two lions, each born to serve, rely on one another to survive. After years by each other’s side, they’ll finally realize the depth of their potential, the joy in their passion, and a connection their kind has never known.

Johnnie by author Cardeno C. is the start of a really emotionally powerful series. Hugh is the leader of the lions. He does his job. He never really thinks much about the man who siphons off his power so he does not explode with it.  That is just some invisible face who does their job. That is until his Siphon decides to try to end his own life.
Johnnie when we first meet him is ignored by everyone. He does not even have a name.  He is lonely, sad and so very tired of being a nothing.  That is until Hugh the man Johnnie has always wanted finally sees him for a man not just a Siphon for his power.
Watching these two grow was really beautiful. They each have to do their fair share of growing up and learning to be their own person. Johnnie completes Hugh and vice versa.  I like that they are equals even though Hugh is the leader of the pack. They need each other to survive so they have to make this relationship work.
I love Cardeno C books for many reason, one is the powerful connection  the characters have. I have yet to read something by this author and not fall completely and utterly in love with the characters and their stories.
I highly recommend this book to any true romantic who believes that true love does not have to fit into a box but can be coloring outside the lines. 

                                   Five Shooting Stars 

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