Friday, April 29, 2016

Blog Tour: Strong Enough & Love at First Sight by Cardeno C. (Audio book Reviews + Giveaway)

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Strong Enough

Strong Enough: Family Collection

  • Written by: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Ezekiel Robison
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins



When a casual hookup turns into the potential for love, staid Spencer realizes he wants to build a life with vibrant Emilio.
When 22-year-old Emilio Sanchez sees handsome Spencer Derdinger walking by his construction site, Emilio makes it his goal to seduce the shy professor. Getting Spencer into bed isn't difficult, but Emilio soon learns that earning the trust of a man deeply hurt will take time and patience. With a prize like brilliant, sweet Spencer on the line, Emilio decides he is strong enough to face the challenge.
Spencer is surprised when he's approached by the gorgeous construction worker he's admired from the safety of his office window. Acting spontaneously for the first time in his 38 years, Spencer takes Emilio home. When the casual hookup turns into the potential for love, Spencer realizes that if he wants to build a life with Emilio, he'll need to be strong enough to slay his personal demons and learn to trust again.

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*** Audiobook provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

You can find my 5 Star review for Strong Enough here.

This audiobook was narrated by Ezekiel Robison, and it was as fun, sweet and romantic as the e-book. He did an amazing job with the voices, feminine and masculine, and of course, it's no chore to listen to Cardeno C.'s very hot scenes in this book in his voice. It's a great thing when a narrator can make a story come to life in the way Ezekiel Robison did with his book.

Highly recommended! 

Rating: 5 Stars!!!

Love at First Sight

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.

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*** Audiobook provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

When Jonathan was eighteen he saw a man with navy blue eyes from afar while in NYC and fell in love at first sight. After graduating he moved to New York in the hopes of finding him, to no avail. Lost in despair and feeling lonely he loses his way for a little bit. Three years later he moves back Emile City with his parents and his son, Samuel, only to find there the man he's been looking for for so long. 

David has never wanted to be in a relationship. Sure, he has what his friends call monogamous several-month-stands, but no feelings come into the mix, at least not for him. All that changes when he meets Jonathan, to whom he is drawn irresistibly. 

Jonathan has some secrets that might put their relationship in danger, or won't they? 

This story was very sweet and I believe that it is one of Cardeno C.'s hottest books. The chemistry between David and Jonathan and the irresistible pull they feel for one another is almost palpable. I just adored Jonathan, he was such a sweetheart and just what David needed at that time of his life. And David might have been a jerk before, but he just melted when he was close to Jonathan. Samuel was adorable as well and I absolutely adored him. And of course, seeing all the other Home Series characters is always a pleasure! 

All in all, a very sexy read and even sexier audiobook! Alexander Collins did a very good job with the narration. The beginning of the book felt a bit monotonous because there was a lot of description, but once the story started to move along it was much better. It was very entertaining and hot and amazing all around! Definitely recommendable! 

Rating: 4.5 Stars!


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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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