REVIEW BY: Christie
TITLE: Home Again
AUTHOR: Cardeno C
NARRATOR: Alexander Collins
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 5h 26m
RELEASE DATE: June 10, 2016
Imposing, temperamental Noah Forman wakes up in a hospital and can’t remember how he got there. He holds it together, taking comfort in the fact that the man he has loved since childhood is on the way. But when his one and only finally arrives, Noah is horrified to discover that he doesn’t remember anything from the past three years.
Loyal, serious Clark Lehman built a life around the person who insisted from their first meeting that they were meant to be together. Now, years later, two men whose love has never faltered must relive their most treasured and most painful moments in order to recover lost memories and secure their future.
I am a huge fan of Cardeno C, and was interested to see how this story would pan out. Unfortunately, it did not work out so well for me. And, this was after I stopped listening to the audiobook at 5 minutes into the story (because the narration bothered me so much) and bought the kindle book instead so I could at least finish the story.
Noah wakes up in the hospital after having been in a coma for a few weeks as a result of being in a car accident, and now cannot remember the last 3 years of his life. As the story progresses, we learn more about his history with his boyfriend, Clark, thru a series of flashbacks that alternate between the present day story.
This story is about healing not only physically but mentally as well. Turns out that before Noah’s accident, Clark left Noah. Now, the reason why the breakup happened is not immediately revealed. And, sometimes this plot device helps create a sense of urgency and adds to the mood of the book. Except in this one. It simply added to my growing irritation. And, trust me when I say that Clark has an excellent reason for breaking up with Noah. But, as our duo work to salvage their relationship, both Noah and Clark each need to heal in their hearts in order to move forward. This is essentially what the book is about; how they move forward, deal with the past, and try to work toward a future together.
Yes, this was a very ambiguous review, and I am sorry if you are disappointed by it. But, I really would like you to make your own decision on whether this book is good or not. Cardeno C is a wonderfully talented author, and I respect them immensely. It is unfortunate that neither this book nor Alexander Collins, the narrator, worked out for me. But, we can’t like everything we read, right?