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Strong Enough | [Cardeno C]

Strong Enough

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.
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Publisher's Summary

A Book in the Family Series

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.

©2013 Cardeno C. (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press

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    Riva 07-25-14
    Riva 07-25-14
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    "Suger coma"

    3.5 rounded up. This was a sugar coma read. The good parts are that the narrator does a great job and II enjoyed Emilio and his family very much. I love strong supportive families in my mm romance. Also, we had both MCs POV, which was very good. The bad parts were that Spencer came off as kind of a wimp and in some instances TSTL. This is an instalove situation, no angst, no drama, just sweet romance. The backstory is told to the reader, so there is a very superficial "struggle with the past" element woven in, but it has a quick resolution. And there is an ex boyfriend conflict that is also pretty weak. Overall the net effect is a nice comfort read that is enjoyable but forgettable.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    K.S. 11-18-14
    K.S. 11-18-14
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    "Sweet"

    I like Cardenos books, but this is not the best of them. Its a lovestory and as such it is a sweet story, but nothing much else to say about it. Narrator fine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ren CA 09-26-14
    Ren CA 09-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    What did you love best about Strong Enough?

    This book is sugar sugar sugary sweet but honestly it was just what I needed after reading a lot of sad and angsty books. The small plot was predictable and it was overflowing with cheese but it was exactly what the doctor called for. For once there were no stupid miscommunication issues between the main characters and it's been awhile since I've read a "love at first sight" book so it was perfect.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It definitely made me laugh, smirk, and laugh/cringe in places, in a good way of course.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator wasn't the best in pronouncing Spanish words, but I could overlook that and he was pretty good otherwise. I'll probably listen to it again when I am in need of some lighthearted, sentimental fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. Henry The Woodlands, TX 06-27-14
    T. Henry The Woodlands, TX 06-27-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Cute story, Introvert meets extrovert"
    Would you listen to Strong Enough again? Why?

    Yes, Sweet story of unconditional love and family values!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Strong Enough?

    The scene where Spencer shows up at the bar and Emilio and his brothers deal with him. Or the scene when Emilio pushes his way into Spencer's house.


    Which character – as performed by Aaron Pickering – was your favorite?

    Spencer or Emilio


    If you could take any character from Strong Enough out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Emilio and all his brothers. That is truly brotherly love.


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  • S. E. Errington
    Northumberland, England
    8/12/14
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    "Good Guys Can Win!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Strong Enough to be better than the print version?

    Unfortunately I hadn't read the print version, so can't compare


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked both characters. Both Spencer and Emilio were very likeable, but I have to say that Emilio was my favourite. His character had so many likeable characteristics that it was difficult to not like him


    What does Aaron Pickering bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He definitely brought the characters to life, which added to the enjoyment of the story


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Actually, there were several moments that moved me and I was sad when the story ended


    Any additional comments?

    Having listened to a few of this author's stories, I have to say that this (to date) is without doubt my favourite. I will definitely return to this one at some point, and I cannot recommend this highly enough!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Teddy
    United Kingdom
    6/22/14
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    "Resolution!"
    If you could sum up Strong Enough in three words, what would they be?

    Acceptence, Anticipation, Libidinous!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters worked so well together, the age gap didn't matter, that they came from completely different backgrounds didn't matter....they fitted so well. The humour through out the story, the little moments of teasing and playing with each other. The secondary characters fit and work wonderfully too!


    What about Aaron Pickering’s performance did you like?

    Great sound effects! This guy was great with expressing the characters emotions, I almost blushed!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved how Emilo dealt with Spencer's fears, encouraging and showing Spencer real love without recompense. I loved how Emilo tenderly took possession, whilst giving Spencer time to trust.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a wonderful listen from Cardeno C's Family Series, I'm looking forward to listening to the others in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marius F.
    Hastings, UK
    5/14/14
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    "Pure pleasure"
    Would you listen to Strong Enough again? Why?

    Very seldom you get a good narrator and a good story. Very often a bad narrator ruins a good story or a good narrator has wasted time reading a boring story.
    I'm just 6 chapters in but I'm gripped: the combination author - story - story teller is perfect.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nicely defined characters.


    What about Aaron Pickering’s performance did you like?

    Flawless performance, shame there's only one more book on Audible read by Mr Pickering.


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