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Where He Ends and I Begin: Home Series | [Cardeno C.]

Where He Ends and I Begin: Home Series

Jake Owens, aggressive, physical, blunt and brave, is a football hero turned city cop. Nate Richardson, his best friend since before forever, is thoughtful, quiet, and kind, a brilliant doctor who has always known who he is and that Jake is the love of his life - and loyal, courageous, straight Jake has never had a clue. But Jake has been nursing his own case of the unrequiteds, and he’s never been as straight as Nate assumes. Nate may think their passionate explosion is a fluke, a result of too much closeness for too long, but Jake is bound and determined to prove to him otherwise.
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Publisher's Summary

A Book in the Home Series

Jake Owens, aggressive, physical, blunt and brave, is a football hero turned city cop. Nate Richardson, his best friend since before forever, is thoughtful, quiet, and kind, a brilliant doctor who has always known who he is and that Jake is the love of his life - and loyal, courageous, straight Jake has never had a clue.

But Jake has been nursing his own case of the unrequiteds, and he’s never been as straight as Nate assumes. Nate may think their passionate explosion is a fluke, a result of too much closeness for too long, but Jake is bound and determined to prove to him otherwise. For Jake, the question isn’t how they ended up in bed together.... It’s how can he convince Nate that he wants and needs to stay there.

©2011 Cardeno C. (P)2012 Cardeno C.

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    Donald VALDOSTA, GEORGIA, United States 11-12-12
    Donald VALDOSTA, GEORGIA, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Predictable, yet enjoyable..."

    An interesting tale of one's inability to see what is in front of you. Jake and Nate are virtually bonded together since birth, yet still fail to realize some truths about one another. I am a fan of Sean Crisden and I think he did a great job, as usual. The Cardeno's story was good but a bit predictable...long in some parts and shorter in others. I felt as if there was a larger story to tell, specifically involving Jake, Jake's parents, and Nate but what do you do. All in all, a good, sappy romance, which I love. Worth the listen.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Libros Lover Booklandia 10-22-12
    Libros Lover Booklandia 10-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Love Going 'Home'"
    What did you love best about Where He Ends and I Begin?

    Love a sappy feelgood story with a lot of lust thrown in. I appreciated that there was a minimum amount of drama and genuine love between 2 friends,


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that Jake was not worried about anyone's opinion and that he was in your face with the fact that he protects what's his.


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

    As much as I love Cardeno, I almost passed up buying the audio version. I'm not really a fan of Mr. Crisden's narration, but I thought I would take a chance and it paid off. I liked his charaterizations and he is much less wooden than I've heard him in other productions.


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

    There are so many moving moments, I just can't pick one.


    Any additional comments?

    The production value of this audiobook leaves a bit to be desired. The narrative fades in and out in places throughout the story. It can be distracting.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    T. Henry The Woodlands, TX 05-10-13
    T. Henry The Woodlands, TX 05-10-13 Member Since 2012

    T.Henry

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    "Great series"
    If you could sum up Where He Ends and I Begin in three words, what would they be?

    Love the series, not my favorite of the series, but definitely worth the listen. Jake and Nate have a beautiful relationship, but sometimes the POV changes and back to the past overlaps too much and so there is some redundancy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Where He Ends and I Begin?

    The scene in the bar with Nate's friends when they find out about Jake and Nate


    What about Sean Crisden’s performance did you like?

    He is my favorite narrator of all of them!


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

    There are many moments! The love Jake has for Nate is touching in so many places in the book, it is hard to pick one.


    Any additional comments?

    Read or listen to it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dee Henry Coffeyville, KS 03-13-13
    Dee Henry Coffeyville, KS 03-13-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Why Am I crying?"

    I was constantly crying. A true romance. No real angst, distress or problems at all. I kept waiting for the shoe to drop. Jake makes a perfect lover in this romance. The writing switches from Jake's and Nate's perspective created some redundancy which took me while to get used to. The tears were past secrets to what extent each other would do for each other. I was totally mesmerized by Jake's character. He had everything that I would have ever wanted. I originally gave this four stars yet I couldn't stop thinking about it the next day. I edited this review and gave it five stars. I want to listen to it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Irene Lansing, MI, USA 12-24-12
    Irene Lansing, MI, USA 12-24-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Where He Ends and I Begin: Home Series"
    Where does Where He Ends and I Begin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is a friend love story, which I like a lot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Getting to know the characters and how they interacted.


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

    Since there were only two characters that the story was about, they moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    It is interesting how the author presented the the choices each guy made.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Riva Chicago, IL, United States 10-28-12
    Riva Chicago, IL, United States 10-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Weak Story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Less sex and more storyline. This is a very weak plot. If you like to hear "I love you" "No, I love you" "You are my life" "No, you are my life" over and over again. You'll like this story. I love good romance, but geez!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Very predictable!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Murfreesboro, TN, United States 10-22-12
    Amazon Customer Murfreesboro, TN, United States 10-22-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Cardeno C makes me long for a rent button"

    OK we all love a guilty pleasure. my expectations for this book were relatively low and by the end i wish they had been lower by the end. The people have no real depth show no real growth and live in fairy tale land. Jake and Nate have known each other their whole lives and known they have loved each other just never admitted it to each other they are so perfect, if you think about it too hard the reader may gag. The only redeeming quality are what I'm going to dub the "love scenes" they are hot, but as far as a piece of literature it is just awful

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Randal Herrin, IL, United States 03-13-14
    Randal Herrin, IL, United States 03-13-14 Member Since 2009
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    "great series"
    If you could sum up Where He Ends and I Begin in three words, what would they be?

    great love story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Where He Ends and I Begin?

    the ring exchange at the end.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Crisden – was your favorite?

    jake is my favorite, he is very harsh.


    If you could take any character from Where He Ends and I Begin out to dinner, who would it be and why?


    jonathan would be my favorite dinner partner. he is very sweet in the next book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jose H. Matutina Costa Mesa, CA 10-08-13
    Jose H. Matutina Costa Mesa, CA 10-08-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Should be titled "When Will It End""
    What would have made Where He Ends and I Begin better?

    It's about the main characters in bed or in the showers half the time. Less sex and more story would have made this novel passable. Telling the POV's of both characters is not necessary and dragged the story.


    Has Where He Ends and I Begin turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I've read enough good novels not to base my opinion of this genre from this book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Jake was undercover and not returning Nate's call but it turned out to be a dud too.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Where He Ends and I Begin?

    I would have just told the story from Nate's point of view, leaving the viewer thinking and guessing about Jake's thoughts and intentions. Would he go back to women? Is he just playing Nate? Etc.


    Any additional comments?

    The book started with a blowjob. The quarry is caught. There's no more chase. Just boring repetitive sex followed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-17-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-17-13 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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    "Good..but there really is no story is there?"

    I really liked this book... I am so into the m/m stories at the moment. Even though I like this book, I felt it seriously lacked a plot, drama, action...whatever you want to call it. It just lacked a point. It was basically the story of best friends who are now in a relationship. Each chapter jump from Jake's POV to Nate's POV. The both repeat the very last scene of the previous chapter then add a little more. I mean it was cute...but I only think b/c Sean Crisden narrated this. I have said this many times before... A story can totally sink or swim b/c of the narrator and if it wasn't for Crisden, I think this story would have totally sunk! Crisden really brings his characters to life, by all the emotion he use when narrating. I actually pick the story b/c of Crisden, so I am not to disappointed for that, but I don't know if I will listen to another Cardeno C. book if they are all like this jumping POV thing.

    This is a good credit if you are waiting for another book to come out. If not, just wait till you stack your credits up then maybe get this just for Crisden's narration alone. Crisden is just that good.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "Love Isn't Easy!"
    Would you listen to Where He Ends and I Begin again? Why?

    Even though I didn't give it 5 stars this is still story that I would listen to again as I felt the two main characters were brought to life and the twists and turns certainly made it very interesting


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not fair! I continuously kept flipping between one, then the other and in the end like them both


    What about Sean Crisden’s performance did you like?

    Sean's performance was a definite plus. Great narration


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

    I certainly did, though this could be because I'm an 'old romantic'


    Any additional comments?

    Initially, took a little time to get into the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Teddy
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    "Wonderful romance,loved it, didn't want it to end!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this feel good romance. Where two characters which have known each other all their lives finally admit their love for one another. I enjoyed the points of view of Jake and Nate constantly shifting from one to the other throughout the story, this is done clearly and without confusion. I loved their own take on what was happening in the present and of what had happened in the past. Although the story was not without tragedy, the author did not dwell on the pain of the characters but focused on the love and the support for one another that got them through.

    The narrator's voice Sean Crisden was well suited to the description of the characters, and a very nice voice he has too.

    I now look forward to listening and reading more Cardeno C books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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