Title: Strong Enough (Family #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Cardeno C. (The Romance Authors)
Publication Date & Length: March 14, 2016 — 6 hours 43 minutes
When a casual hookup turns into the potential for love, staid Spencer realizes he wants to build a life with vibrant Emilio.
When 22-year-old Emilio Sanchez sees handsome Spencer Derdinger walking by his construction site, Emilio makes it his goal to seduce the shy professor. Getting Spencer into bed isn’t difficult, but Emilio soon learns that earning the trust of a man deeply hurt will take time and patience. With a prize like brilliant, sweet Spencer on the line, Emilio decides he is strong enough to face the challenge.
Spencer is surprised when he’s approached by the gorgeous construction worker he’s admired from the safety of his office window. Acting spontaneously for the first time in his 38 years, Spencer takes Emilio home. When the casual hookup turns into the potential for love, Spencer realizes that if he wants to build a life with Emilio, he’ll need to be strong enough to slay his personal demons and learn to trust again.
This was another excellent book by Cardeno C. She always finds a way to make me laugh while still having a great sexy story with fully relatable characters at the same time.
There was a lot of growth that Spencer went through in this story that really was endearing. I loved him even though he was a bit awkward and dorky at times. He had been through a lot and had to learn how to handle his past and the attraction of a younger, very sexy man.
I love how Cardeno writes her characters with such passion and determination in their souls. Absolutely a great book.
The narrator did an excellent job with the book so much so that I felt like I was right there as everything was happening.
Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever- after sunset.
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.”