Abe Creates the Whole in The Half of Us by Cardeno C.

Posted October 10, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Abe Creates the Whole in The Half of Us by Cardeno C.The Half of Us by Cardeno C.
Series: Family #4
Published by Dreamspinner Press on October 10, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance
Pages: 206
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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Short-tempered, arrogant heart surgeon Jason Garcia grew up wanting a close-knit family, but believes he ruined those dreams when he broke up his marriage. The benefit of divorce is having as much random sex as he wants, and it’s a benefit Jason is exploiting when he meets a sweet, shy man at a bar and convinces him to go home for a no-strings-attached night of fun.

Eight years living in Las Vegas hasn’t dimmed Abe Green’s optimism, earnestness, or desire to find the one. When a sexy man with lonely eyes propositions him, Abe decides to give himself a birthday present—one night of spontaneous fun with no thoughts of the future. But one night turns into two and then three, and Abe realizes his heart is involved.

For the first time, Abe feels safe enough with someone he respects and adores to let go of his inhibitions in the bedroom. If Jason can get past his own inhibitions and open his heart and his life to Abe, he might finally find the family he craves.

Quick summary
Heart surgeon Jason Garcia doesn’t believe in relationships. After his divorce (when he finally had to acknowledge he was gay), he’s only subscribed to sexual hookups, one-nighters as a means to reduce stress. That is until he connects with Abe Green, a sensitive man whose values and ideals are almost polar opposite of Jason’s.


What I really liked
Abe! I just adored him. He was the perfect opposite of Jason, who at least had enough sense to recognize his special qualities and sweet nature. I also loved the strong family themes that were pervasive in this story…Abe’s relationship with his family, Jason’s with his ex-wife and children, and the new relationships formed when they became a couple. Jason wasn’t all that likable for quite a bit of the story and I loved having my opinion of him evolve as he did. It was one of the strengths of the writing.


The bottom line
This transitions from steamy (off the charts) encounters to a relationship of substance that works on so many levels. Abe helps Jason find his way in the most unobtrusive manner. If there was any downside it’s that some of the sex scenes almost eclipsed the story at times. No matter, though, as it is pretty hard to ever forget Abe.

About Cardeno C.

Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.

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6 responses to “Abe Creates the Whole in The Half of Us by Cardeno C.

  1. Sanna Solin

    Nice reading your great review 🙂
    Cardeno C. is definitely a favorite <3 Books are so sweet & sexy, they're a joy to read!
    My evening will be spent with this latest treasure …

  2. Oh I like the sound of this book. I do indulge in M/M romance from time to time so this one fits the bill perfectly!

    Thanks for bringing it to my attention. 🙂