Blurb: Jake Owens, aggressive, physical, blunt and brave, is a football hero turned city cop. Nate Richardson, his best friend since before forever, is thoughtful, quiet, and kind, a brilliant doctor who has always known who he is and that Jake is the love of his life—and loyal, courageous, straight Jake has never had a clue.
But Jake has been nursing his own case of the unrequiteds, and he’s never been as straight as Nate assumes. Nate may think their passionate explosion is a fluke, a result of too much closeness for too long, but Jake is bound and determined to prove to him otherwise. For Jake, the question isn’t how they ended up in bed together… it’s how can he convince Nate that he wants and needs to stay there.
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review: I was a bit skeptical going into this book. At the end of He Completes Me the author introduced us to Jake and Nate and there was talk about soul mates and well, I an NOT a believer. At the beginning, everything fell into place very quickly for the MC’s so I was constantly wondering when the other shoe was going to drop. At first, like some reviewers have pointed out, I found the switching of POV’s and the repetition on the same events boring. However, along the way, I kind of liked it. I thought that it added a lot more insight into each character’s insecurities, struggles and emotions. To me it felt like I was reading their own personal journals simultaneously and it helped me understand the depth of their relationship and connection so much more. And I’ll be honest, it felt like I was spying, so that was great too! 😉
Needless to say that the writing was exceptional. Cardeno managed to convey every thought and every emotion in a way that helped me fully connect to the MC’s. The characters were fully developed along the book. From their dreams, emotions, struggles and insecurities. Every event written added so much more to my understanding of the characters that in the end they felt like friends to me. I loved to see how Jake finally opened up emotionally to Nate and how Nate slowly came into their relationship. Their connection sometimes was a bit absurd, but it is still fiction so I can overlook that and just deduct half a star.
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