Review: The Half of Us by Cardeno C.

half of us

Title: The Half of Us (Family #4)

Author: Cardeno C.

Publication Date: October 10, 2014




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.


Rachel’s 4.5 Star Review

This is a seriously sweet and sexy read. Cardeno C. never fails to give us a feel good, heart-warming ride and I love that I can look forward to every book knowing that my heart will be happy and full!

Jason Garcia is a 36 year old heart surgeon who has come out of a marriage and uses men to fulfill his needs with meaningless sex. He is serious, over-worked and constantly horny! Abe Green is Jason’s opposite! The 26 year old, hot as hell maths teacher is happy go lucky, fun and so very sweet. He doesn’t do the ‘one night stands’ and feels comfortable in relationships. I have to say, Abe is the kind of guy I would love to hang out with, he is an all-round good and caring guy. These two are sizzling hot from the get-go and this sets the pace for the whole book. It stars off with a hot and sexy one night stand of meaningless sex but it doesn’t stay that way. They just fit perfectly together physically and emotionally. Jason found himself out of his comfort zone and tied up in knots by these feelings towards Abe and that made him so cute in my eyes. Jason really transformed and chilled out with Abe’s influence and I really loved their easy banter, they were so much fun! Their sexual chemistry was off the charts HOT, I’m not sure that I have ever come across such a highly sexed pair as these two and their sexy times were fan yourself hot. Abe knows just how to handle Jason, in and out of the bedroom.

It was so heart-warming to see these two settle, Jason becoming a better father and for them both to become family men. These guys really were the perfect couple. Even Jason’s ex-wife Angela was awesome and excepting. I really liked the relationship between her and Jason. They could talk openly, banter and had a strong friendship and deep love for one another which was so refreshing and lovely to see.

This book is completely stand-alone and definitely worth picking up. If you want a hot, sexy yet sweet and heart-warming read then this is for you!



Family Series


About the Author

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.

Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.


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