Serious, responsible Seth longs for sexy, outspoken Eli but must decide if he's willing to veer from his safe life-plan.
When Eli Block steps into his parents’ living room and sees his childhood crush sitting on the couch, he starts a shameless campaign to seduce the young rabbi. Unfortunately, Seth Cohen barely remembers Eli and he resolutely shuts down all his advances. As a tenuous and then binding friendship forms between the two men, Eli must find a way to move past his unrequited love while still keeping his best friend in his life. Not an easy feat when the same person occupies both roles.
Professional, proper Seth is shocked by Eli’s brashness, overt sexuality, and easy defiance of societal norms. But he’s also drawn to the happy, funny, light-filled man. As their friendship deepens over the years, Seth watches Eli mature into a man he admires and respects. When Seth finds himself longing for what Eli had so easily offered, he has to decide whether he’s willing to veer from his safe life-plan to build a future with Eli.
Twenty-seven. That’s how old I was when we met. Well, it was how old I was when meeting meant something. No. It was how old I was when meeting meant something to me. Never mind. That’ll all become clear.
The point is that at that time in my life, I thought I was straight. Typically, when you say you thought you were straight until [insert-anything], the first question is, “How old were you when [insert-anything] happened?” with a chaser of “How could you not know you were gay before that?” It’s a fair question, because I think most gay people do know before they hit their late twenties. But for me, Eli Block was the first guy to ever hold my attention. Not the first to grab it, mind you, just the first to capture it and hold on. That said, women hadn’t ever held my attention for…
The story spans from 2001 to January, 2014
A very sweet, loving and strong friendship ... We see how they've touched each other's lives over the years and how their relationship grows. It was very natural and their friendship felt genuine. It was easy to believe in their deep feelings for each other. The existing friendship made their HEA that much sweeter. ... Whew. Cardeno C. knows how to write those sex scenes. Eli and Seth were way hot together and I loved how outgoing Seth became once he and Eli were together. I love this entire series and would recommend it to any M/M reader. They're sweet, romantic and a make for a nice, easy comfort read. They're really great on audio, too, for you audiobook listeners.
Pick up Walk With Me by Cardeno C and be prepared to be amazed at the depth of emotion contained in this story. If you love MM stories, Cardeno C should be on the top of your must buy list.
This was one of my favorite of the series. I ADORED Eli. He was precocious and snarky, hilarious and blunt, funny and sweet - all rolled into one. Seth kinda bugged me at first. He seemed to either just be oblivious to how hard he was making things for Eli or didn't care.
But - when Seth finally figures things out - YOWZA - the man did surprise me! He turns out to be quite the experimental and daring lover and I loved their interactions in the bedroom.
I also loved the funny wedding stories and thought it was so clever how each chapter started with an invitation and ended with... well - you'll see!
Overall, this is a fluffy, fun, and HAPPY read about two charming Jewish boys falling in love, a perfect ending to a sexy, romantic series.