Friends Collection

Not a Game

Not a Game

An accidental meeting and a misunderstanding lead to a life-altering connection.

Word Count: 55,872

Love blooms in this circle of friends.

These books are linked by theme or world. They are independent and can be read in any order.

My FB Group's Recommendations



Extremely well-developed characters, minor characters who helped contribute to the story, great dialogue, and solid relationship development made this a fantastic story! I'm thrilled to have found an author that I've never read before, but will certainly be reading again!

The Romance Reviews

This is a book in the Family Series. These books can absolutely be read stand alone as the timelines overlap for many so reading stand alone does not affect the readers experience. I loved Charlie, Scott and Adan's story. ....From the moment I opened the book, Charlie's voice pulled me right in as he takes the reader on a journey as he scrapbooks his life....The author manages to allow us to hear from Adan and Scott all while still hearing pieces in Charlie's voice; these three POV's were masterfully woven together to create a tapestry of happy perfect for this trio. The happy developed slowly and I adored how Adan and Scott wanted to care for Charlie; sex was not the priority. That made it even hotter when the sex did some and oh yes it is hot! I count on CC for amazing dialogue; something this author yet again delivers in spades...The author manages to give each man his own voice; each felt true to the character created and compelled me to want to read more.

Shh Mom's Reading

This book finishes the Home Series by Cardeno C and I must say that I have loved every word in all seven books of this series! I normally don't ever read books written in the first person but I didn't really notice them in this series they are that well written. Throughout every book you are always kept abreast of what everyone from previous books are doing and that's what makes a fantastic series in my eyes! If you want a series of stories that interact with each other then grab yourself a copy of The Home Series Collection by Cardeno C, you will not be disappointed!!

Love Bytes Reviews

Strong Enough by Cardeno C. was a beautiful sentimental love story that kept me warm inside and put a smile on my face. I loved the younger confident man meets shy older professor story line. ... The dynamics between Emilio and Spencer flew off the pages as their synergy meshed and their personalities complimented each other. .. 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 (even though that doesn't always happen), but if there is strength of will and character, love will be found. Cardeno C. wrote this strength in Emilio and Spencer and happiness prevailed. Strong Enough flew to this reviewer's top ten list of favorite books.

Dark Diva Reviews

Cardeno C is quickly becoming one of my favourite m/m romance authors, especially for a quick, sweet romance....What I loved was how Jared and Lucas circled around each other, neither knowing that they were the other ones crush. I loved that Jared would not put up with any of Lucas' spoilt antics, and tells him so right up front. Rawwwr that's hot! And you just know that when these two get their act together it is going to be hot and explosive. And boooom it sure is. ...McFarland's Farm was a great introduction to a new series of novellas, and I will definitely be checking out more as they are released!

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