Author: Cardeno C.
Pages/Word Count: 363 Pages
At a Glance: A super sweet, enjoyable story.
Reviewed By: Angel
Blurb: Not even his mother’s funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to tone down his snark or think about settling down. He is who he is, and he refuses to change for anyone. When straight-laced, compassionate Aaron Paulson claims he’s falling for him, Zach is certain Aaron sees him as another project, one more lost soul for the idealistic Aaron to save. But Zach doesn’t need to be fixed and he refuses to be with someone who sees him as broken.
Patience is one of Aaron’s many virtues. He has waited years for a man who can share his heart and complete his life and he insists Zach is the one. Pride, fear, and old hurts wither in the wake of Aaron’s adoring loyalty, and as Zach reevaluates his perceptions of love and family, he finds himself tempted to believe in the impossible: a happily-ever-after.
Review: Cardeno C. is a new author to me, as is this series. I was told it can be read out of order, so once I received the books, I began with the first one on my list. It turns out, it was the second book in the series. I rather wish I had started with the first one listed in the proper order I found on Goodreads, but I can confirm that this one story is a standalone. It does make me wonder, though, if I missed anything by reading them out of order. I’ll let you know since I have started the first one.
Anyway, I enjoyed Zach and Aaron’s story. It was super sweet at times and at other times, I just wanted to smack the characters. I really connected well with these two, even though I think their romance was almost whiplash inducing insta-love. Both Zach and Aaron had personal issues I think needed to be dealt with before their relationship began, but I like that they had to work for it.
The epilogue was cute, and I enjoyed seeing the final results of the relationship. I liked Cardeno C.’s writing style, and look forward to seeing how the other characters introduced in this story turn out.
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