If short-tempered Jason can open his heart and life to optimistic Abe, he might finally find the family he craves.
Short-tempered, arrogant heart surgeon Jason Garcia grew up wanting a close-knit family, but believes he ruined those dreams when he broke up his marriage. The benefit of divorce is having as much random sex as he wants, and it's a benefit Jason is exploiting when he meets a sweet, shy man at a bar and convinces him to go home for a no-strings-attached night of fun.
Eight years living in Las Vegas hasn't dimmed Abe Green's optimism, earnestness, or desire to find the one. When a sexy man with lonely eyes propositions him, Abe decides to give himself a birthday present—one night of spontaneous fun with no thoughts of the future. But one night turns into two and then three, and Abe realizes his heart is involved.
For the first time, Abe feels safe enough with someone he respects and adores to let go of his inhibitions in the bedroom. If Jason can get past his own inhibitions and open his heart and his life to Abe, he might finally find the family he craves.
“There’s nothing anyone could have done.”
Jason Garcia dipped his chin in acknowledgment of the comment, but didn’t slow his pace or look at the anesthesiologist walking alongside him.
“The patient’s thoracic aorta was dissected. His coronary artery was lacerated. And he had several pulmonary contusions. Nobody could have survived that. The only mystery is how he stayed alive long enough to make it onto the table.”
Hearing Dr. Mason recite injuries the patient sustained when his Prius collided with a Range Rover going eighty miles an hour on roads slick with early September rain was nothing short of annoying. Jason wanted to point out that as the cardiothoracic surgeon on the case, he had in fact been in the operating room, so he didn’t need the instructional on the injuries. But he didn’t want to say or do anything to extend the conversation, so instead he grunted.
Jason's journey was so powerful, in the end he knows he wants Abe in his life ...in the end the way Jason folds Abe into his family, the family Jason wasn't sure he would ever have was powerfully poignant. Jason learned that family is about love; the kind of love that grabs your heart, makes your toes tingle, and is all encompassing...this story warmed my heart, touched my soul and made me believe in love!
I enjoyed The Half of Us. It made me smile and laugh. It's well written, has a good flow, sizzling chemistry, nicely crafted relationships and great secondary characters. It's an entertaining read and I hope you like it as much as I did.
Cardeno C. is quickly becoming my go to author for gay romance stories that are rich in dialogue and plot with steamy scenes meant to enhance the relationship of the main characters not consume it... the intermingling of the storyline and the passion Jason and Abe share for each other inside the bedroom flow seamlessly together. ...Abe is such a fantastic character, and he's also the perfect man to show Jason that he can have the family and the kind of relationship that he wanted all those years ago. ...I love the fact that there wasn't a big blowout or betrayal in the book; Jason struggled enough trying to figure out what he truly wanted and if he was ready to take that step, so I'm glad nothing else was added into the mix to mess it up. It's the perfect feel good romance story about one person who finally figures out what he wants and the guy he wants it with and the courage to finally step up and take it.
This was a beautiful story of how someone so unexpected can changed your life in an instant.