Reviewed by Roberta
TITLE: More Than Everything
SERIES: Family Collection
NARRATOR: Ezekiel Robison
AUTHOR: Cardeno C
PUBLISHER: The Romance Authors, LLC
LENGTH: 7 Hours and 46 Minutes
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Time might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong-willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get more than he ever thought possible.
As a teenager, Charlie “Chase” Rhodes meets Scott Boone and falls head over heels in love with the popular, athletic boy next door. Charlie thinks he’s living the dream when Scott says he feels the same way. But his dreams are dashed when Scott unexpectedly moves away.
Years later, Charlie meets brash and confident Adan Navarro, who claims all he wants is a round between the sheets. After eight months together, Charlie is convinced Adan returns his love. But when the opportunity comes to be open about their relationship, Adan walks away.
Time passes and life moves on, but when Charlie learns the only two men he’s ever loved are now in love with each other, his heart breaks all over again. Scott and Adan tell Charlie they want him back, but Charlie doesn’t know if he can trust two people who have hurt him so deeply. Time might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong-willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get more than he ever thought possible.
I have got to say….Charlie/Chase…this kid is in some ways…so damn optimistic and yet…he’s had these two guys in his life…who each loved him in their way and yet…each one who hurt him in their own way.
I liked that the story was told by Chase, mostly…yet, it was done by photos that were being put in a photo album. I liked that you got to hear from Adan and Scott as well. I liked getting the multiple POV’S from each character.
I like that Charlie/Chase told most of the story and I liked seeing things from his perspective. Charlie/Chase…this guy is who he is and I have to say…I really liked that about him. He knows who he is and is not ashamed of himself. I really liked that about a character. I liked that Charlie/Chase had changed thru each relationship that he had…he grew up and grew into the Man that he became. I liked seeing the progression of Charlie/Chase’s character.
Scott..I liked Scott from the first moment that I saw him on screen. Scott isn’t a dog or a jerk. He’s just a young man who loves his family and loves Charlie. Scott is just a really good guy. The way he and Charlie got together was just really cute and very sweet. I really just fell for both of these guys. Scott was young and in a difficult place when he left Charlie. But, as these guys were so young…I wasn’t really surprised by the fact that they moved away from each other. I still say that Scott…to me overall….still a really wonderful guy.
Adan…now…he’s a jerk. He started a jerk and still kept to his jerky ways…but he kinda redeemed himself. I can see where he was coming from in the past…but…the way he hurt Chase…totally unforgiveable. That could be that as I’m not a very forgiving woman…it’s hard for me to forgive the way he acted and the way he hurt Chase. But…Adan…he’s his own special snowflake and he has always felt that his life was missing something and he knew that it was Chase. Even with his relationship with Scott, he knew that Chase was missing.
I have to say that as the three men…and they are grown men by the time that they meet up again. I really enjoyed the way in which they came back together. Scott and Adan being in a relationship and Charlie/Chase…raising his niece and nephew…I just have to say…wonderful. Sweet and very heartwarming. That these men knew…that no matter what…these children were important. That they had lost so much…their momma…so they needed to know that they were all going to have to make concessions.
As per usual…CC’s hot and sexy times are in fact…Hot & Sexy. Never gratuitous, but well thought out and it moved the story along.
Ezekiel Robison has become one of those narrators that I’ve come to enjoy. I always seem to just fall into the story and he takes me for such a ride. I get annoyed when I have to stop the audiobook and deal with work…ya know…people…sigh.
Ezekiel did such a wonderful job with all of the characters in the story that I just believed that I was actually listening to them talk to me about their lives and that I was there…with them…in front of them.
Ezekiel keeps getting better and better each time I hear a new story from him.