The Half of Us

Cardeno C.
The Half of Us
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Release Date
October 2014
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

If short-tempered Jason can open his heart and life to optimistic Abe, he might finally find the family he craves.

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.

Book Review by Carly (Carly's Book Reviews) (reviewer)
Dec 18, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
264 people found the following review helpful
It's never easy to place your heart in someone else's care, but when trust has been lost in the past, taking a chance on love a second time requires a leap of faith some people are unable to make.

Jase is a heart surgeon with a broken heart. After losing his one chance at a family after his poor choices lead to divorce, Jase throws himself into his work and satisfies his physical needs through meaningless sexual encounters. Although he maintains a good relationship with his ex-wife, the contact he has with his children is minimal at best.

After growing up in an intolerant community, Abe has never taken advantage of the sexual opportunities Las Vegas offers. His few relationships haven't worked out well, but he remains hopeful that someday he will find his forever-man and a happy ever after for himself.

When Abe impulsively agrees to a one night stand with the sexy stranger whose lonely eyes capture his attention, Abe assumes they will never meet again. The sex was unforgettable, so when he runs into Jase again Abe agrees to a second night... against his better judgement.

As Jase reluctantly opens his world to Abe, it's apparent that Jase has secrets he isn't comfortable sharing. Their connection is both irresistible and undeniable, so when tragedy strikes, Jase is forced to acknowledge how much he stands to lose.

THE HALF OF US is a stand-alone story in CARDENO C.'s Family series. A well written story with engaging characters, it focuses on the themes of forgiveness, love, acceptance and family. Steadily paced and emotionally complex, the relationship between Abe and Jase is like a flower that slowly unfurls in the warmth of the sun.
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