Trusting Cade

Custos Securities, Book 1
Narrated by: Tristan James
Series: Custos Securities, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.4 out of 5 stars (202 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

At 38, Zavier “Cade” McCade has it all: a military career he can be proud of, a successful business, and a close-knit group of family and friends. A former Army Special Forces captain, Cade leaves the military to create Custos Securities, a burgeoning protection agency that provides unparalleled security for both civilians and corporations across the US.   

After a string of disastrous relationships - and a narrow escape from an abusive partner - Braden Cross is finally putting his past to rest. Combining both his passion for baking and his knack for business, Braden owns the Sugar n' Spice Cafe with his best friend, who concocts exotic coffees and teas that pair perfectly with his decadent confections.   

When a stalker sets his sights on Braden, the young pastry chef's world is turned upside down. More frightened than he cares to admit and not knowing where to turn, Braden is relieved when Cade steps in to offer his protection. Caught up in a maelstrom of threats, break-ins, and vandalism, the two draw closer together. 

Braden eventually realizes he can trust Cade with his life, but he finds himself wondering...can he trust him with his heart?  

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Luna David (P)2018 Tantor

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Unbelievable Human Responses

First, I am going to have to agree with a previous reviewer that was surprised at the abrupt ending, after the plot taking sooo long to get rolling, to have it end in that abrupt way was jarring. Also I wanted to give kudos to Trystan James as his performance was up to his typical high standards. Now as to my main points, let me state up front that although I have been an audible customer for many years and have listened to a great many books, and lately a great many gay romance books, this is my first actual review, which should say something about the disappointment that I felt listening to it. I think that my main beef with it is that there were just too many unbelievable aspects to it. The people were just too perfect, no real character flaws present. Everyone loved one another and basically immediately loved and trusted new people that came on the scene (excluding the main, and sole, protagonist, who only shows up during the last few chapters, and just as abruptly exits). There were no real plot twists or clever sleuthing taking place here. The story just centered around the two main characters who, unbelievably enough, although supposedly falling madly in love at first sight, never the less spend endless chapters in dancing around that attraction. I constantly felt that enough was enough and keep thinking get on with it already, and by it I mean the plot not any hot sex scenes ;-). Now at the risk of appearing sexist, I am going to voice an opinion I have been developing after listening to a number of these books, that being, I have found that it is the rare female author that is able to write a convincing male gay novel, or at least one that I find convincing. Many of them here are just too sappy for me and spend inordinate amounts of time on the romance aspects to the detriment of the story. And yes, I am aware that these books are in the Romance section of audible, but does that mean that there should be no other plot? What I look for first is a good story that contains relatable gay characters (with some hot sex scenes as well, but they should in no way dominate the story ;-). The story here was basically non-existent, and the character interaction was just way too sappy and totally unrelatable. I kept getting the impression that this was originally a romance story featuring a straight couple that the author decided to change the gender of one of the characters and make it a gay romance, oh and while we are at it, let's make the hero an ultra masculine super military guy, who goes all sappy at first sight of the heroine.. This may have worked for Harlequin romances featuring straight couples, but here it just does not work, at least not for me.

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Wonderful series start

This is one of my favorite series. Add to that, the talented Tristan James narrating, and my world has righted itself. I fell in love with Tristan’s narration in the marshals series by Mary Calmes. This book is so exciting with blooming romance, hints of military, superb support characters, great family support, arch villain, etc. I could go on but I don’t want to give much away. I have already read the three books in this series, but I always get the audio when it becomes available so I can listen several more times to the series. I have to say the author also done a terrific job and balancing the characters so they were open, honest, and intelligent and not over the top alphas. Yes I love some alpha strength but most times it is overdone for my taste. Did not feel that way in this book at all. Loved some insight into the security firm that’s ran by out main character too. I found it fascinating. So Tristan, hope to see book 2 soon. I was never known for my patience, LOL

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Not a complete book

The author/producer of the book only saw fit to bring the reader/listener to a dramatic point and then dropped the reader/listener like a hot stone and now expect one to go out and buy the second volume. One can expect a book to be a complete book in a series but not ended like a 3rd rate “Perils of Pauline” serial. Going to return it for credit.

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Great.

This audiobook was given to me for a honest unbiased review. I Loved it, was very well written, and Tristan James did a great job at narrating it. The only hitch i had was the ending a a little abrupt, other then that a great book.

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The Gigantor

Love this story. I laughed and cried throughout the whole thing. Just purchased the next in series. I narrator did a great job with voices.

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Cliffhanger

The story was good and kept my interest. I liked all the characters, except Eric, of course. My rating would have been higher if there wasn’t such an abrupt cliffhanger ending. Too many things left untied. I’m not sure I’ll continue the series now. If you don’t mind cliffhanger endings, you’ll probably rate this higher.

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Love the book, not the audio

The first two books in this series is two of my favorites so I was excited when it was released to audio. I bought them upon their release but am just now listening. I don't have the time to read the books but I thought the audio would be perfect. First, just so you know, this is part one of a two part story. If you aren't prepared for that, you'll be ticked at this ending. Now, for the narration. First, this story and characters do not take place in the south. WHY DOES BRANDON HAVE A SOUTHERN ACCENT. It drove me crazy and was so annoying! I've only listened to this narrator one other time and in that review I noted that the characters didn't have distinguishable voices. That was true for this one as well. I assume that's why Brandon was given a southern voice but really, that's going to forever be nagging to me. This narration wasn't one you could get lost in. If you don't know the story well, you'll have to be focused to figure out who is talking and sometimes that's disappointing because you just want to get lost in the story and characters.

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Luv it!!!

Tristan is by far my favorite reader. Luna David, really did a great job with the story. Unlike many of the writers, this writer makes the point and moves on. I’m moving on to the next book in the series. Thank you Luna.

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So Over The Top Ridiculous

At first I thought this book was stupid but no it's worse, its ridiculous and way over top with the actions, emotions and dialogue. The protectee is one regular guy in fear of a stalker, not some famous person or political person, judge, someone like getting threats. Noooo, he's a bakery/coffee shop owner. Why did it take 5 or 6 guys to guard him? How did these super protection specialist secure protectees apartment but not make sure someone could not get in through the window? With the running, yes they needed multiple people to do relay since he ran for ages without getting winded. I'm used to insta-love but this was so ridiculous, I want to protect and take care of you and be with you for the rest of my life in like a day. Then the protector and protectees best friend who is also is business partner treat him like a child. I mean toddler or maybe second grated child. I wonder if off the pages did the author have them changing his underwear and powdering his butt. This book was just horrible.

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Oh wow

I absolutely love this book. The instant connection and protective instinct that Cade feels for Braden is so amazing. I love how they are together and the way that they get along. I really enjoy the way they come together and the way that even thought it hasn’t been that long they can read each other so well. The narrator did an amazing job with this book and I absolutely loved it.

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  • 10-02-19

Maybe it's a nice story

I did not finish this novel because of the narration. It seems like Tristan James realy disliked reading it, so uninspired was his performance. Not having the option to skip rating the story, I gave it an average rate.

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  • 05-06-19

Enjoyable, but narrator

Enjoyable and story stops suddenly at the end, ready for book 2. The narrator isn't the best, monotone no emotion, deffo should have had 2 narrators.