REVIEWED BY CINDY
TITLE: Love at First Sight
SERIES: Home Book 4
AUTHOR: Cardeno C
NARRATOR: Alexander Collins
PUBLISHER: The Romance Authors LLC
LENGTH: 7 Hours & 10 Minutes
RELEASE DATE: March 30, 2016
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.
Jonathan Doyle is a young man who’s had a lot of things happen to him in his life. He’s not proud of all the decisions he’s made, but he doesn’t regret them because they’ve allowed him to take care of his son and that’s all that matters. But he’s waited for David for a long time and he’s so damn scared of losing him to the troubles from his past.
David falls hard for Jonathan the first time he sees him, completely entranced by the innocent looking man whose rescue he comes to.
The best thing about this story is how they both come to see that not everything is as it seems but sometimes? Reality is better.
It’s starts with hot sweetness between them and it builds fast, so fast that Jonathan keeps losing his chance to tell David everything and that’s where the trouble starts.
Some people might think it builds too fast between them to feel real but the story just captured my imagination so it worked for me.
There’s a little irony in the fact that after their first night together, David is the one desperately searching for Jonathan when he lets him get away without any way to contact him.
So much happens in this story to keep these two men apart and there are times when the listener is left feeling like there’s no possible way to work through their issues and that maybe a happy ending for them is out of reach.
When Jonathan’s son made his appearance in this story, he stole my heart. All the scenes between Jonathan, David and Sam were wonderfully well written, from the meals they had together, to David and Sam falling in love with each other as much as David and Jonathan. There’s nothing that tugs at my heart more than big, strong men wrapped around tiny little fingers.
Jonathan’s crazy but lovable family completes the picture and trust me when I say they will make you laugh so hard you might cry a little.
Alexander Collins narration plays a major factor in the appeal of this story. He brings the character’s to life for the listener and helps them connect with these two men and lets you get swept away by the storytelling.
Collins voice is smooth and expressive, bringing all the right emotions to the forefront and he was definitely the perfect choice for Love at First Sight.
It’s not a perfect story. My only issue was that there was quite a few POV shifts, jumping from Jonathan’s head to David’s and back again and to be honest, it’s mostly a personal thing for me, and sometimes leaves me a little confused.
Other than that, it’s a wonderful addition to this series, which is a favorite of mine, a few of which I have happily reviewed for this blog.
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