Love at First Sight (Home #4) By Cardeno C

Love at First SightRating: 4 Stars

Publisher: The Romance Authors LLC

Genre: Gay Romance

Tags: Contemporary, Family, Hot & heavy Man Love, Made For Each Other Romance, Standalone Series ** See Below Blurb 

Length: 274 Pages

Reviewer: Judy

Purchase At: amazon.com

Blurb:

The moment naïve, optimistic Jonathan Doyle glimpses a gorgeous blue-eyed stranger from afar, he believes in love at first sight. Unfortunately, he loses sight of the man before they meet and then spends years desperately trying to find him. Just as he is about to give up, Jonathan gets a break and finally encounters David Miller face to face.

Successful, confident David turns Jonathan’s previously lonely life into a fairy tale, giving him more than he ever imagined. But the years spent searching were hard on Jonathan, and he’s terrified his young son and scandalous past will destroy his blossoming relationship. For David and Jonathan to build a future together, they’ll both 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.
**Love at First Sight is set in the Home series where the books are linked by theme or world. They are independent and can be read in any order.
Review:

Love at First Sight (2nd edition)

 

The moment naïve, optimistic Jonathan Doyle glimpses a gorgeous blue-eyed stranger from afar, he believes in love at first sight. Unfortunately, he loses sight of the man before they meet and then spends years desperately trying to find him. Just as he is about to give up, Jonathan gets a break and finally encounters David Miller face to face. Successful, confident David turns Jonathan’s previously lonely life into a fairy tale, giving him more than he ever imagined. But the years spent searching were hard on Jonathan, and he’s terrified his young son and scandalous past will destroy his blossoming relationship. For David and Jonathan to build a future together, they’ll both 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. Jonathon’s character was shy, klutzy and socially awkward, pushed around and pigeon holed at an early age. He goes off to New York in search of his blue eyed dream man. Those first few chapters I was eye rolling left and right at the obsessive hold Jonathon had for this man he hadn’t even met. Then he takes custody of his son, Samuel. He continues to live in New York for a couple of years until he reaches a breaking point. 

It was that loss and sorrow, mixed with the ever-present loneliness that had surrounded Jonathon since he’d moved to New York-or, if he were really being honest, the loneliness that had been with him his entire life-that motivated him to throw on some clothes, leave the seedy hostel, and walk into the first gay bar he could find. He hadn’t been in the place two minutes when a decent-looking, if smarmy, guy strutted up.

The book really turned around for me when Jonathon moves back home and accepts his fate. Life with a child would be different. If he wasn’t going to find his dream man, at least he would have the support of his family. I applauded his good decision.

Back home Jonathon gets a chance to go out on his 22nd birthday. Off he goes to a bar, “Where Cowboys Dream” – loved the name. And there he is, Jonathon’s dream man, David. After Jonathon spending years looking in New York he was here at home all along. Their attraction is immediate, electric.

I enjoy the total turnaround CC provides to their strong male characters. David was always a good man, kind, considerate of his dates, but never had he moved past the weekly hook-up type of romance. That is until he meets spunky little Jonathon.

“Oh, damn, you’re so eager. Fuck if you didn’t just manage to get hotter. Didn’t think that was possible.”

Jonathon is innocent in the ways of the world, not only that, he is innocent in love. And David eats that up, he loves that Jonathon is so sincere, honest, unlike any man David had met. There was no needy, whiny desire to trap and control him.

Jonathon had loved David the first time he laid eyes on David. But meeting Judy's Review Love at First Sighthim, being with him is so much better. David is chivalrous, kind and articulate. He takes time to make sure Jonathon is cared for. Their mutual adoration is beautiful to read, the sex is flamin’ hot and plentiful.

Jonathon is a newly out young man who didn’t really get the chance to explore his sexuality before mistakes were made and a life altering decision changed the course of his future. A child, conceived in a random moment could place all chances of him keeping David in jeopardy. When David meets Jonathon’s son Samuel it all seems too good to be true. How will he react to Jonathon’s less than honourable past?

CC does tend to fit together opposites who complement each other and together they make a new brand of love. I get a laugh at the stereotypical humour. And that is why I return to CC’s books, I’ll always get a light-hearted read, complete with a sense of belonging and family. I mean some of it is unbelievable, but hey this is fiction. If nowhere else, we should at least be able to dream in the literary sense, right?

This edition comes complete with a Bonus Chapter, written to celebrate the US Supreme Court marriage decision. I loved the inclusion of Samuel in this chapter and the completeness marriage gives this little family.



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Cindi
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Love your review, Judy. I can tell I’d really enjoy this one.

Judy
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Thank you, I did enjoy reading and reviewing this book.
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