Hope Collection

McFarland's Farm

McFarland's Farm

Quiet but lonely Jared has to decide how much of himself he's willing to risk to keep party-boy Lucas.

Word Count: 25,561

Jesse's Diner

Jesse's Diner

Two men with a shared history and a mutual attraction must be honest with themselves and each other so both their dreams come true.

Word Count: Approx. 30,000

Smitty's Sheriff

Smitty's Sheriff

Todd is too flakey. Richard is too stubborn. Together, they're perfect. A May-December couple get a second chance at love.

Word Count: 33,297

The town of Hope: Where the community is like family and love blooms.

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

My FB Group's Recommendations



Their romance is like a slow burning fire on a cold night. Everything’s heating up perfectly! There’s medical issues and emotional drama that really moves the story along. This is pretty much a contemporary story about finding love in a small town. If you’re looking for super sweet and sexy, give Jesse’s Diner a read!

The TBR Pile

This is a fun beautifully written book of two men meeting at a time in their life that they are receptive to finding love. A book about finding yourself and becoming the man you are meant to be. About love and devotion.

Night Owls Reviews

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

The sexy times are hot, but also emotional, and while this book, like most from this author, rates high on the fluffy scale, I really like reading that kind of story.

My Fiction Nook

Nina: This book is everything that the Home series means to me. Love, friendship, family, growth, relationships, dreams, romance, hot sex, faith, hope, beauty and a delicious kiss of angst. ... This book made me laugh, frequently out loud, there were looks. There are some of the funniest scenes I have ever read in a romance. Beans: Walk with Me is the best book Cardeno C has written in the Home series. It was everything I look for in a good book. The characters felt real. The story drew me in from the first page to the last. It was sweet, funny, lovely, and sexy as all hell. ... I laughed so hard my stomach hurt. I laughed even harder the second time I read the book. Yes I have read it four times already...it's that good. And the the sex? Wowza. Hold on to your hats ladies and gentlemen. Cardeno C takes off the brakes and kicks it into high gear. ...This story is a must read. Yes, you can read it before you read any others, but after you do, you will want to know about all the other men of the Home Series.

Gay List Book Reviews