- Narrated by:
- Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:08-27-15
- Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC
Normally, I always read the book first, decide what’s needs decorating and then we are off! However, this didn’t happen for me this time, I went straight to the Audiobook, so I only knew what to expect from the blurb (which immediately appealed to me). Now I have to say that Cardeno has this amazing knack of picking the right actor for narrating the books, Charlie David had a great, clear voice. The timing was perfection and managed to convey the correct emotions when called to do so.
But I had a slight problem and I have to tell you that it was my problem not the Author’s. I’ll try to explain and what my solution was to arrive at the 4.5*. I wasn’t feeling the normal “fluffiness” that I always associate with this Author and the reason, in my opinion at that time, was Reg. I originally thought that Reg was manipulative, he used Jeremy’s lack of affection from people that should have loved him, but basically couldn’t give a dam! and used it to his own advantage. He instilled himself in Jeremy’s life and became indispensable.
Would Jeremy have fallen in love with Reg without his machinations? I truly didn’t know!
Jeremy is a Super Rock Star, like all Rockstars, he’s unpredictable, moody and demanding – boy, is he demanding! Though straight, he needs someone as a “pretend boyfriend” (read or listen to find out why) and we are introduced to Reg and as I have already said, he becomes indispensable, but did he really love Jeremy? When I was listening, it felt a bit creepy! and there was one particular scene that really felt “ weird” because I was still hung up on the whole “does he truly love him thing” going through my head. Cardeno only ever writes HEAs, I knew that I should have more faith, but my heart said Yes! my brain, said No!
So I ended up replaying the whole Audiobook again! Listening for clues – had I missed something the first time? Was Reg a scumbag or a saviour? And my verdict? on listening the second time? Reg is Jeremy’s saviour! It was me, I really should have had more faith, listening again was wonderful, it all made sense now, I was a happy listener!
I hope this review hasn’t confused you, but I had a need to try and explain, in case any other listeners were confused, as I was at the beginning. But I have to tell you, Reg does love Jeremy!
Cardeno’s Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, “You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day.”