Author: Cardenas C
Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC
Heat level: (M/M, anal play/sex, oral sex, violence, adult situations)
To bond with his destined mate, an Alpha wolf must look past what he sees and trust what he feels.
Bonded by their parents before they were conceived, wolf shifters Abel and Kai adored each other since they were children. As teens, the two future Alphas took the next step in their bonding process and vowed to remain true to one another until Kai came of age. But when tragedy struck, Abel felt betrayed and ran from Kai instead of completing their mating.
Abel never stops yearning for the man who was supposed to lead by his side and after years without contact, Kai returns, broken and on death's door. If Abel wants to fulfill their destiny and merge their packs, he'll need to look past what he saw and trust his heart.
Review of book:
It's been awhile since I've read one of Cardeno C’s books, but picking up All Of Me was like coming home. There are so few authors that can tell a story the way she does; I always feel like I'm catching up with friends, rather than a reader. This one is no different – she sucked me in within the first paragraph, and dragged me kicking and screaming to the last word.
Abel and Kai appeared to be strong and weak (in that order), but I so admired the well of inner strength that they both exhibited. Abel might have physically been a more imposing physical presence, but Kai was a survivor. Nothing in my mind trumps that. All of the heartbreak and betrayal the pair faced over the course of the story I felt made their joining that much more meaningful. This plot gives you the hope that true love can endure and overcome even the most harrowing and bleak of circumstances. If you aren't rooting for Abel and Kai by the end, then I'll go out on a limb and say….there must be something not quite right with you.
All Of Me is an emotional but sexy novella that would be the perfect way to spend an afternoon (or and hour or two if you're a speed reader).The author strikes the right balance between hot and sweet, making this a win for me.
Five Shooting Stars