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Strong Enough

Strong Enough
  • 2nd book::views.edition
  • Word Count: 61,177
  • Price: $4.99
  • Release Date: 10/13/2015
  • ISBN: 978-1-942184-14-0
  • ASIN: B016OXY29Q

When a casual hookup turns into the potential for love, staid Spencer realizes he wants to build a life with vibrant Emilio.

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.

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  • Length: 6 hrs 43 min
  • Price: $17.95
  • Release Date: 03/14/2016
  • ASIN: B01CUHRTDQ
Strong Enough
  • 2nd book::views.edition
  • Page Count: 282
  • Price: $13.99
  • Release Date: 05/21/2016
  • ISBN: 978-1-942184-43-0
  • ASIN: 1942184433

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Chapter 1

“Ahem. What are you doing?”

Spencer Derdinger jumped away from his office window at the unexpected sound of a voice behind him.

“Nothing!” he shouted defensively as he turned toward the door to see Maria Lee, his colleague and friend, watching him with a smirk on her face. The wooden blinds clanked loudly against the window, making Spencer flinch.

Maria raised one eyebrow, slowly walked over to the window, placed a perfectly manicured finger on one slat, and pulled it down.

“When did you turn into such a cliché?” she asked without looking away from the window.

“I don’t know what you mean.” Spencer skittered over to his desk and started stacking the randomly strewn-about papers into equally random piles.

After turning around, walking over to an empty chair, and sitting down with her thin ankles crossed, Maria flipped her hair back over her shoulder and said, “Spencer,…

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It was like a fairy tale, but real. And that right there is why I love every one of Cardeno's characters. They feel real because they deal with real issues. Yes, Spencer and Emilio developed strong feelings for each other in a short time, but I can accept that because the connection Cardeno developed between went beyond lust. You could feel it with each honest word they spoke and with every intimate touch they shared. ... Ahhh, to lose myself once again in one of Cardeno's stories. It's like coming home, in a way. A fun, heart-warming story full of those "aww" moments I'm so fond of, Strong Enough has the right combination of sweet and sexy. What more can I ask for? I have to say that Strong Enough has become one of my favorite books by Cardeno to date.

Manic Readers

Strong Enough held the meaning of life~ who one falls in love with can’t always be helped, a family should always be on your side, and but if there is strength of will and character, love will be found. Cardeno C. wrote strength in Emilio and Spencer and happiness prevailed.

 

Sexy Erotic Xciting

Strong Enough held the meaning of life~ who one falls in love with can’t always be helped, a family should always be on your side, and but if there is strength of will and character, love will be found. Cardeno C. wrote strength in Emilio and Spencer and happiness prevailed.

Sexy Erotic Xciting

So this second installment of Cardeno C's Family series is sweet and syrupy and romantic (and oh so incredibly sexy). It is a book for when you want to feel good, filled with people who are happy and mushily in love. There is conflict, but it is fairly mild and most of the book focuses on Spencer and Emilio and how much they want and love each other. And sometimes that kind of story is exactly what I want, and as a result, I really loved this book.... One of my favorite tropes in my romance are stories with age gaps. I love that sense of one partner caring for the other and exposing him to new things that comes from more life (and sexual) experience. What I really loved here is how the author turns that around. ... These guys were just so sweet together and I just loved them. I also really enjoyed Emilio's family, full of big, burly brothers and a sister. ...There is such a playfulness and banter between the siblings that brings a lot of fun into the story....Definitely recommended, especially when you want something warm, sweet, sexy, and low on the angst. P.S. This book is the second in the Family series, but as with most of the author's other series, they do not need to be read in order.

Joyfully Jay

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