Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Review: Strong Enough (Family #2) by Cardeno C.

Strong Enough (Family #2)
by Cardeno C.
Published August 30th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press
Dreamspinner Press
Formats Available: .epub, .mobi, html, pdf, Paperback

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

A Book in the Family Series 

When twenty-two-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 thirty-eight 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.

Whoa! Talk about Hurricane Emilio!

Strong Enough starts off with its first 40% reading about how Emilio whirlwinds into the life of Spencer who is gobsmacked surprised and literally swept off his feet. This was scary! These first pages happen from about 3 in the afternoon and well into the night. After which the story unfolds normally.

This book kind of sweeps into the readers' minds who ultimately gets swept into the author's tale willingly. The romance is fantastic, although a bit incredible. But romantic all the same. In fact, it is so romantic that all thoughts of logic are wiped clean off of Spencer's mind and also the readers. 

When readers open to the 41%, the story reads just like any other romance complete with some bit of drama from an ex-boyfriend who seems to be so illogical and such an airhead, he does not seem to comprehend the words: we're over. So illogical is he that he sort of irritated me. 

The best parts of this story was really the relationship of Emilio had with his family and it was quite understandable that Spencer was envious of it that he really wanted to become a part of it. The rough housing type of sibling fun between the brothers and in-law was hilarious and their closing in as a unit to protect Spencer was incredibly sweet. No wonder Spencer wanted in and stayed in.

Overall, I may diss on the hurricane that is Emilio but honestly, I loved this story. This is romantic fiction at its best. I just fell for this whole idea of what love can be and how falling in love can be likened to a lightning strike. Needless to say, I fell asleep with a big smile on. 

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