The Half of Us (Family #4) by Cardeno C. (5 Stars)

A beautiful love story between two people who slowly came together to become a perfect pair.

Jase was such an interesting and well-developed character. Although he’s a brilliant surgeon, he’s jaded with life and a bit of a temperamental loner. He knows he was a horrible husband after cheating on his wife for so long. After the divorce, he’s not ready to settle down with anybody else, and instead he spends his time with one-night stands. Everything changes when he meets Abe. Abe is an absolute sweetheart with a pleasant disposition. He teaches math, has plenty of friends, and really knows how to relate to other people. Jase is completely smitten with Abe and doesn’t even begin to know how to handle all of these feelings. These two were perfect together. The sex in this story was extremely steamy with a touch of rough play. The time they spent getting to know one another was fascinating. My favorite part of the story was watching Abe slowly become a permanent part of Jase’s life without Jase even realizing it.

I also loved how Jase spends time with his ex-wife as a friend and gets advice from her and other family and friends about starting a relationship with Abe. The family drama with Jase’s son at the end was played out extremely well with no simple answers.

Another amazing and engaging story by Cardeno C. Although they don’t have to be read in order, I have read and loved every single story in this series and recommend all of them.

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Originally reviewed for Swept Away By Romance. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

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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.

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