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Wake Me Up Inside: A Book in the Mates Series | [Cardeno C.]

Wake Me Up Inside: A Book in the Mates Series

Zev Hassick is surprised and confused when he finds himself attracted to his best friend. His very human, very male best friend. Zev is the son of the pack Alpha, regarded as the strongest wolf in generations, born to lead. And everyone knows a male shifter has to mate with a female of his own kind to keep his humanity. So shifters can't be gay, right? Jonah Marvel wants a relationship with Zev, his best friend, the man he has loved since childhood. It wasn't easy to maintain that relationship over years spent living apart while Jonah studied to become a doctor.
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Publisher's Summary

Zev Hassick is surprised and confused when he finds himself attracted to his best friend. His very human, very male best friend. Zev is the son of the pack Alpha, regarded as the strongest wolf in generations, born to lead. And everyone knows a male shifter has to mate with a female of his own kind to keep his humanity. So shifters can't be gay, right?

Jonah Marvel wants a relationship with Zev, his best friend, the man he has loved since childhood. It wasn't easy to maintain that relationship over years spent living apart while Jonah studied to become a doctor. And then things grow more difficult when Jonah becomes his own patient. Before he can make a life with Zev, he has to understand his past and cure the unexplained ailments that plague him.

Zev and Jonah know they're destined for each other, but they're facing traditions ingrained over generations and long-buried secrets that may threaten any future together.

©2012 Cardeno C. (P)2013 Cardeno C.

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    L. Hew Toronto, Canada 10-05-13
    L. Hew Toronto, Canada 10-05-13 Listener Since 2008
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    "Forget about eating or sleeping"

    This book! My goodness. Thank you to all the forces that came together to bring this one to us listeners. It was 7+ hrs of bliss to listen to.

    Although there are very solid explanations and twists to the tropes, generally the storyline of this book has nothing new. If you've read the Change of Heart series by Mary Calmes, and/or the With or Without series by Langley, or really any M rated werewolf/human fanfiction, then you know exactly what route the storyline of this novel takes. YET, I have no idea what sorcery Cardeno C. worked, but whatever it was, the author sold me this entire story as though it was brand new. Every single word made my heart ache for these two men. I needed them to be together more than they needed to be. I believed 100% in their love and kept forgetting to breathe, chapter after beautiful chapter.

    Charlie David is perfect as the narrator of this book. Perfect. In fact, I will just take a moment to commend him and all the other truly amazing male narrators that we have in this genre; the Method-Readers as they seem to be, who do more than just read the words but truly perform every scene. He did things with his voice that made my heart flutter. He gasped, and laughed, and delivered lines in a sexy, husky, tone that had me swearing out loud and needing air. The way Jonah sounds during certain moments, the voice he uses for Zev that is all Alpha, dear heaven....

    Enough said! You're reading this review because you like gay romance, so you will almost certainly love this book. Gorgeous, sexy, angsty, and very, very good. Forget about food and sleep. You won't be needing those, at least not for the next 7 or so hours. Five star, recommended!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 08-22-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 08-22-13 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Awesome!"

    This was so awesome. I think this is book 2 of the series becase a couple of characters appear, already mated... and I know they have a book of thier own... sooo this has to be book 2. I so hope audible gets book 1...

    This was simply awesome.. I love how the story starts a pivotal moment .. then goes back all the way to the beginning... when Zev and Jonah were babies...

    I have only ever read/listen to Cardeno C's Home series... and those are hit or miss for me...but this was breathe taking... It was a nonstop listen for me... Simply Awesome...

    The smex...!!! OMG!!! was so good.. Surprising for Cardeno C, too... I think I blushed a couple of times... Seriously...

    So worth the Credit, Buy or Sale... A must for all m/m romance listeners...

    Narration was great... I love Charlie David... I think he could have made a bit more diff between Zev and Jonah's voices but you can still tell the diff... Soooo good. David reads with emotion... so good...

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Nikki san felipe, TX, United States 03-23-14
    Nikki san felipe, TX, United States 03-23-14 Member Since 2010

    I need my books to stay sane! Love, love, love my book time!!

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    "Best M/M romance book ever!"
    Any additional comments?

    I love the M/M romance genre. This is by far the best one I have listened to. An added bonus is that it is a paranormal romance. I love paranormal books too so this one hit all of the right buttons for me. You won't regret buying this book. It is AMAZING!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 11-28-13
    Amazon Customer United States 11-28-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Really! !!!!"
    Would you listen to Wake Me Up Inside again? Why?

    I would and will listen to this again and again. I have never really been into m/m romance, but this book was just a AWESOME LOVE STORY! !!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Corey PENNSAUKEN, NJ, United States 09-06-13
    Corey PENNSAUKEN, NJ, United States 09-06-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Pleasantly Surprised"
    What made the experience of listening to Wake Me Up Inside the most enjoyable?

    The story unfolded very well, though I had figured out that detail about Jonah's mother fairly early on.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wake Me Up Inside?

    When Jonah and Zev finally tied.


    What does Charlie David bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think Charlie David was a great narrator


    Who was the most memorable character of Wake Me Up Inside and why?

    Zev, he is the ultimate Alpha


    Any additional comments?

    I've never really given stories like this a chance which I don't understand why. I love to watch these type of shows, but when it comes to books, I never give them a shot. I was surprised because I was completely invested in the characters and the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Riva Chicago, IL, United States 08-28-13
    Riva Chicago, IL, United States 08-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not Bad"

    3.75 stars overall. This was a delightful surprise. I say that bc I was not a fan of Cardeno C books (the early ones) but took a chance on this bc 1) I was desperate for a new audio book; and 2) Charlie David was the narrator and I really like him. I enjoyed this shifter story. It was sweet, simple and just enjoyable. No great angst or drama as it was a soul mate thing, but a solid romance. Didn't blow me away but my expectations were pretty low. All in all I thought it was a good story.

    As usually, Charlie David does a great job. What he lacks in his diversity of voices (like Sean Crisden has) he makes up for in the pacing of his reading and the emotions he puts into the characters. Plus he just has a great voice.

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    reprobate inside 06-10-14
    reprobate inside 06-10-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not really"

    I wanted to like the book because of the premise of the story but this really turned me off. I thought both of the main characters are both alpha males yet they don't exude masculinity at all. Their conversations are like two teenage girls, in fact most of the characters in the story talk the same way. It was the usual fangirl story - the main characters are perfect, the sex overrated, the villain arch is just lousy and the dialogue is so monotonous. I like the narrator though, his voice is quite soothing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila Denver, CO, US 03-15-14
    Sheila Denver, CO, US 03-15-14 Member Since 2011
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    "These two are very well matched"

    Oh Cardeno C you are making me such a fan. I really like Charlie as the narrator too.

    Zev our big strong naïve Alpha is just ALL THAT! I love that he is mature and only naïve in a few things. Zev would protect his mate from anything however... Jonah just handles himself wonderfully, he's not naïve about anything. And he tries to understand and respect his headstrong boyfriend and his beliefs.

    Their friendship is priceless from the minute they meet as babe and pup. That is still one of my favorite parts of the story. We truly suffer with both of them as they struggle to completely come together. Don't get me wrong they get their groove on as they try to get on the same page at the same time. All that darn meaningful/emotional sex is still HOT!

    Good surprise story line and I was very happy to see my other favorite characters from book one play a seriously good part in this story.

    Very happy with this purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 01-12-14
    Ryan MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 01-12-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wake Me Up Inside to be better than the print version?

    Probably but only because Charlie David is reading it and he has one sexy voice.


    What other book might you compare Wake Me Up Inside to and why?

    None really that i have read. i like that it is in the werewolf/vampire genre but shows them in a non-threatening, simple existence with the rest of the world.


    What does Charlie David bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    sex appeal, emotion, connection, joy


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

    jonah getting caught with another guy was heartbreaking, and the there final connections at zevs house and how zev stood up to his family and packs were fantastic.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall totally rereadable and something i will listen to again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia Newark, NJ, United States 09-20-13
    Claudia Newark, NJ, United States 09-20-13 Member Since 2012

    I Luv Audible!!

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    "Truly a Must Listen!!"

    At first I was a bit skeptical about the book. However it was well written as Cardeno really opened the lives of the characters and had you going through the emotional changes that they were experiencing.

    Zev's struggle with his family and his feelings for Jonah were captivating and riveting and so was their tying and the subsequent mating between the two.

    The narrator, Charlie David was spectacular. He spoke with the emotions expected of any narrator and gave the characters depths. Truly recommended book for the romantic!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Beautiful and fun, a great m/m shifter love story!"
    What did you like most about Wake Me Up Inside?

    A well written shifter, m/m love story, with believable characters full of emotion, fun and passion.


    What other book might you compare Wake Me Up Inside to, and why?

    I have not read or listened to any other shifter m/m books, therefore I have no comparison but I certainly look forward to the next book in this series that the author has planned. As this has a wonderful story line with strong very likeable characters.


    Have you listened to any of Charlie David’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to any other work from Charlie David but I felt he truly brought this book to life. He made it easy to distinguish between each of the characters whilst listening, giving them real personalities. I loved the way he chuckled when the characters chuckled he made the humor so real, so much fun to listen too!


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

    The entire book moved me, there are moments of love, loyalty, persistence, fear and sadness. I thoroughly enjoyed following the lives of Zev and Jonah from childhood through to adulthood as their lives and relationship evolved.


    Any additional comments?

    This audible book is a must, you wont be left disappointed with Wake Me Up Inside! But you will be left smiling and feeling warm inside!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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