Love At First Sight

Love At First Sight

by Cardeno C.

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ISBN-13: 9781942184461
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Publication date: 10/17/2016
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

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.

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Love at First Sight 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Love at first sight is rare enough but when it happens to two people, it may be something special. Or so Jonathan hopes. Jonathan saw the man of his dreams by chance on a trip to New York City. Determined to make that dream a reality he moved there but finding his man wasn't as easy as Jonathan would have liked. After a few heartbreaking and life changing years, Jonathan returns home only to run into David, the man of his dreams, in a chance encounter. Now that Jonathan finally has the man of his dreams, he has to keep him, which means exposing his deep dark secret. Love at First Sight is a very sweet, gentle romance. Although this is a book in the Home series, you don't have to read the previous books to appreciate this one. Previous characters and couples appear throughout the story but the appearances are always very brief and inconsequential. In fact I've read the previous books but couldn't remember the various couples and that didn't affect this book at all. This story relies on super sweet romance that verges into being corny and a lot of coincidences. This is not something that always resonates well with me but readers who don't mind inconsistencies or can overlook convenient setups likely won't be bothered when these are used here. Instead the romance and instant love and chemistry is the focus. This isn't a surprise either from the series, the author or the title so fans of the author know going in that the stories tend to be heavy on the love and absent of any conflict. David and Jonathan meet, fall madly in love right away and proceed to have happy, mind blowing sex throughout the rest of the book. This isn't bad per se if that's what you're looking for in a book and the "no complications, no drama, no problems" aspect will definitely appeal to some readers. The theme of love being everything and all things dominates the book as the happy couple oozes their love over everything and everyone (pun intended). Again this will appeal to certain readers who want that and while I don't mind such a theme on occasion, this particular story went way too far into corny and obvious to truly appeal to me. Jonathan and David are nearly perfect in their respective ways without much nuance or depth. The various secondary characters are exaggerations - from the two-year-old who speaks nearly perfect and complicated English to the various insane family members and friends who appear and, though I can't believe I'm saying this, there are actually too many sex scenes. Again this is all personal preference. While I may not have loved this for me, I can easily see why this story may appeal to readers who want an uncomplicated story about two men who fall, and stay, in love. It's definitely sweet with a firm happy ending. Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews
debbiereadsbook More than 1 year ago
love love loved it! Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books. I've decided, going forward, I'm not writing a blurby bit in my reviews, I'm just going to jump straight in. I've had a few of CC's books recently that didn't quite work for me. Not so here. Jonathon sees, and falls in love with David on a trip to New York. Love at first sight?? certainly for Jonathon. What follows for several years is a massive life changing trip to stay in New York to find David. In New York. With no name or anything. Totally do-able?? nah! Jonathon finds himself in a mess, and then a daddy, and returns home. ONLY to find the love of his life, right there on his doorstep! Oh its a beauty of a meeting, it really is! And then, boom! David is struck by that same bolt of lightening, and also falls in love at first sight, although its a little while before he admits it. Jonathon is just a sweetie, and David, so much more so. He loved Jonathon, unconditionally, and when he discovered what Jonathon had been upto in New York?? OH, just, OH. Everyone should have a David, they really should. And that David took Samuel on as well, without hesitation? Some straight guys should take heed. Following a tried and tested plan by Cardeno, no major breaks ups and make ups, but an added extra chapter since the original was released. Loving these extra bits, and they just all finish off each other. A beautiful story, it really is. This is a book in The Home Series, revamped, and with extra scenes and bonus chapters. There is no need to read them in order, all the time lines overlap, and all the characters pop up at some point or other in the books, and its nice to catch up with them at later or even earlier points on their journeys. I love that. I really do. 5 full stars. **AUDIO REVIEW** *insert whining!* I'm so very sorry!! I tried, so hard to like Alexander Collins' narration of The Home Collection, I really REALLY did. But I just can't and I've no idea why!! I do much prefer his narration of the third person narrative books to the first person, so that's good, cos THIS one is third person. His voices for Jonathan and David are almost perfect to what I heard when reading it. There's just something about his reading voice that I didn't like and I can't pinpoint exactly what, and you all know how that pains me!! So, this review is short, and sorry. 5 stars for the book 3 for the narration 4 overall. **same worded review appears on Goodreads, Audible.com, Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk, Barnes and Noble and Kobo**
h2olvr More than 1 year ago
bookshelves: grabs-my-heart, m-m, mc-to-love, series Read from August 19 to 20, 2015 I loved these characters. Jonathan was so young at the beginning, not so much in age but in experience. He traveled to NY with his high school class and saw his heart. They never spoke and the subject of his instant love never saw Jonathan. Do you believe in love at first sight? Jonathan Doyle sure did. Oh, he knew it was silly and naive, but deep down he believed. He wanted to believe. Jonathan was a dyed-n-the-wool hopeless romantic. He always had been. His alleged BF was a selfish, mean person. There is a forced sex act taking advantage of youth and naivete. Jonathan takes responsibility for his child that the mother did not want. David is driven in his profession and a player with his sex. He does not have relationships, until he met Jonathan. Jonathan and David fell in love at first sight of the other, it just took three year for both of them to experience that feeling. "Will you please stay with me tonight, Jonathan?I meant it when I said I don't want to let you go." Really, it was a a wonder David didn't ask the man to stay with him forever, because that was how he felt. And where in the hell had that felling come from? I like how the characters from previous books weave through all these stories.
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I love this author's books, and this one is no exception.
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