Series: Home 04
Author: Cardeno C.
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 1/2Hearts
Blurb: Do you believe in love at first sight? Jonathan does: the moment he glimpsed the striking David from afar, he was hooked, but David disappeared before they could meet.
More than three years later, Jonathan gets a second chance—he and David finally meet face to face, and the two fall into a passionate love affair. David turns Jonathan’s previously lonely life into a fairy tale, giving him more than he ever imagined. But the past few years have been hard for Jonathan, and he’s terrified that his young son and scandalous past will be too much for David. If they’re going to build a future together, they’re both going to have to dig deep: David for the courage to share himself in a way he’s never considered… and Jonathan for the strength to tell the truth.
Review: This was a true pleasure to read… again… for the third time. Cardeno C.’s Home series always warms the heart and this latest addition is no different. You don’t have to read the series in order, as they are independent books but sometimes we briefly meet a new character who later has their own book.
Jonathan is naively innocent even after his shameful past; he fell instantly in love with David from across a room and then moved to New York hoping to track him down. Over three years and a son later he moves back to his hometown having given up on his dream and after being accosted in a bar he is rescued by none other than his dream man. David is fascinated by the beautiful young man who he rescues and they embark on a beautiful love affair, where David discovers things about himself, thanks to his friends, and Jonathan is forced to reveal a secret before he is ready.
The interaction between Jonathan and his family is nice to see and even when he is inadvertently outed to his parents they take it in stride. David takes it all in stride, meeting Jonathan’s family and his son, even when someone seems determined to end his relationship with the man he adores. Watching these two men fall in love, get to know each other and be a family unit is wonderful and brings a smile to your face.
This is a beautiful, sweet love story that warms your heart and makes you want more. If you want love, romance (with hot sex thrown in) and a happy ever after… then this is for you.