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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
There are so many moving moments, I just can't pick one.
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.
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.
The scene in the bar with Nate's friends when they find out about Jake and Nate
He is my favorite narrator of all of them!
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.
Read or listen to it
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.
It is a friend love story, which I like a lot.
Getting to know the characters and how they interacted.
Since there were only two characters that the story was about, they moved me.
It is interesting how the author presented the the choices each guy made.
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!
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
Oh Sean Crisden, what am I going to do with you? I don't think that he brought anything to this book, in fact I think he detracted from it. His voice is, plainly put, wooden in most places--the worst of places, like the sex scenes. "Oh, that feels so good" in a bland voice is a really awkward experience.
Weirdly for me, this book has too many sexy-times. I would say the ratio is about 90/10 sexy-times, the 10 being filler until more sexy-times. I was interested in the whole "police officer" aspect of their relationship (and let's be honest, handcuff play was a factor in that) but that barely factored into the book at all, plus there were no sexy-times with the police uniform. What the hell?!? All in all disappointing.
One last thing: for soulmates, these two are EXTREMELY dense. They can read everything about each other but didn't realize they were in love with each other until they were 30?!? That is one of those things I can't buy into.
great love story
the ring exchange at the end.
jake is my favorite, he is very harsh.
jonathan would be my favorite dinner partner. he is very sweet in the next book.
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.
No, I've read enough good novels not to base my opinion of this genre from this book.
When Jake was undercover and not returning Nate's call but it turned out to be a dud too.
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.
The book started with a blowjob. The quarry is caught. There's no more chase. Just boring repetitive sex followed.
"Love Isn't Easy!"
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
Not fair! I continuously kept flipping between one, then the other and in the end like them both
Sean's performance was a definite plus. Great narration
I certainly did, though this could be because I'm an 'old romantic'
Initially, took a little time to get into the story.
"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.
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