Aaron has waited years for a man who can share his heart and he insists it's party boy Zach.
Not even his mother’s funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to tone down his snark or think about settling down. He is who he is, and he refuses to change for anyone. When straight-laced, compassionate Aaron Paulson claims he’s falling for him, Zach is certain Aaron sees him as another project, one more lost soul for the idealistic Aaron to save. But Zach doesn’t need to be fixed and he refuses to be with someone who sees him as broken.
Patience is one of Aaron’s many virtues. He has waited years for a man who can share his heart and complete his life and he insists Zach is the one. Pride, fear, and old hurts wither in the wake of Aaron’s adoring loyalty, and as Zach reevaluates his perceptions of love and family, he finds himself tempted to believe in the impossible: a happily-ever-after.
“Come on, Zach. This is going a little overboard, even for you.”
My friend, Luke, sat on a closed toilet lid, watching me apply eyeliner. I held the pencil back and looked over at him.
“What? I am who I am. I’m not going to change for them. I told them that when I left, and there’s no fucking way I’m going to change now.”
Luke sighed and put his head in his hands, elbows resting on his knees.
“I know, Zach. I’m not telling you to change. I’d never do that. But this isn’t a club opening, it’s a funeral.” He paused, looked me up and down, and then repeated himself with more emphasis. “It’s your mother’s funeral.”
I shrugged and finished my eyeliner. He was right, of course. The look I was going for here wasn’t just a little overboard—a skin-tight, pink tank top and white pants that…
The story begins in early summer, 2010 and ends in January, 2011.
This story is a true "happily ever after" . ...He Completes Me is a relationship story that follows Zach's POV from before he meets Aaron until they become fully integrated into each others' lives, extended family and all. I loved being Zach's head. He lived a hedonistic, fast-paced life before Aaron and his perspective is charmingly abrupt and open-minded. ... If you're looking for a sweet, dependable love story that doesn't use gimmicks to pace through the plot, check out He Completes Me.
It's no secret that I am a huge Cardeno C fan. So it will come as no surprise that I loved He Completes Me when I first read it, and the second time, and the third...well, you see where I'm going with this. With He Completes Me, Cardeno C takes angst out of the equation and gives readers a story worthy of fairytale status. The outcast, black sheep of the family meets and falls in love with the white knight and in turn becomes a hero himself. It would be very poetic if not for Zach. He would say screw the poetry and find some vodka. Not one for waxing poetic, that Zach. ... I love the inner struggle that Zach suffers throughout this book. From accepting who he is to his certainty that he will never be good enough for Aaron, from his independence as a man without family to his newly found family. This book is really about Zach's growth, his forgiveness and acceptance of his family. It's a sweet, sweet story of finding love in an unexpected place and time and the growth of that love. And it also has a good bit of humor. It's a wonderful, feel good story.
It's strong romantic overtone along with characters that I'd love to call a friend in my own personal life has made this book a very memorable read for me. If you are looking for a book that will leave you will a warm fuzzy feeling along with a huge smile on your face, then this book is definitely something to consider. Highly Recommended!
What I loved about these men and their story was CC’s ability to show their growth over time.