by Cardeno C.
Police captain Asher Penaz’s staunch professionalism bleeds into his home life, down to his neatly pressed attire and spartan apartment. He enjoys being the man in charge, and leather bars satisfy his need for dominance—so his sudden and powerful attraction to the lighthearted, free-spirited Daniel Tover throws him for a loop. In his entire life, Daniel has never gotten what he needs, so he moves to the next place, the next job, the next attempt to find something worth staying for, always landing at the top of his game, but never feeling like he belongs.
The chemistry between Asher and Daniel sizzles, so Asher invites Daniel home. As both men struggle to learn themselves while getting to know each other, the lines of desire and control blur. With all that fire comes the risk of getting burned. But if Daniel and Asher can walk through the flames together, they might find what they desperately need
Stong Enough (Family #2)
by Cardeno C.
When twenty-two-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 thirty-eight 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
by Cardeno C.
As a teenager, Charlie “Chase” Rhodes meets Scott Boone and falls head over heels in love with the popular, athletic boy next door. Charlie thinks he’s living the dream when Scott says he feels the same way. But his dreams are dashed when Scott moves unexpectedly and doesn’t return.
Years later, Chase meets brash and confident Adan Navarro, who claims all he wants is a round between the sheets. When they’re still together after eight months, Chase is convinced Adan returns his love. But then the time comes to be open about their relationship, and Adan walks away instead.
Time heals all wounds, but when Charlie runs into Scott and Adan and realizes the only two men he’s ever loved are now in love with each other, his heart breaks all over again. Scott and Adan tell Charlie they want him back, but Charlie doesn’t know if he can trust two people who have hurt him so deeply. And even if he can, why would Scott and Adan want Charlie when they already have everything with each other?
Each book in this series is guaranteed to capture your heart and your emotions. These are stories about love, pain, trust, forgiveness, and a myriad of other emotions. Each book has an addictive plot and characters that you will fall in love with right from the start. This is one of the best m/m series that I have ever read.
Book 1: Something in the way he needs is a story of opposites attracting. Asher is a big time alpha who dominates his lovers in order to maintain control. Asher is very rigid and unbendable, the direct opposite of free spirited Daniel (who I absolutely adored). Asher is intrigued by Daniel and invites him home. This pair then has to learn how to deal with each other’s baggage. This is a story of two people trying to find themselves and trying to find love. I really enjoyed this book. I loved all the characters, although Asher could be a bit too much at times. This is a great way to start off a series and I can”t wait to delve in to the next one.
Book 2: Strong Enough. I absolutely fell head over heals for this story of Emilio, the sexy construction worker, who is immediately attracted to Spencer, a shy but adorable professor who happens to walk by Emilio’s work site one day. Little did Emilio know that the sexy professor has been crushing on him. The pair are complete opposites and there is an almost 20 year age difference between them but they are so freaking sweet and adorable together. Despite everything they seem to make it work and I just could not get enough of this story. This is a great story of overcoming obstacles and the pain of your past. This is easily one of the author’s best books.
Book 3: More than everything. Poor Charlie. First he has his heart broken by Scott, his teenage love. Years later he meet Adan and yes you guessed it. Charlie falls in love , only to have his heart broken once again. And then..to top it all off. Charlie finds out that Scott and Adan are now a couple and they want him to join them. Is your head spinning yet? This is an incredibly sexy and emotional mmm read. I went from falling in love, to having my heart broken to falling in love again. This story is told in multiple POV’s and with flashbacks. This book is amazing. Even though there are 3 hot males in this story, Charlie really stands out and leads the story. This is a fast paced read that I quickly became addicted to. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.
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/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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