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.

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Beauty and heat. That's what this book is. It's a mix of passion and family and beliefs.

The Book Vixen

When I started reading this book, I had no idea how hot it would be! ...The bond these two men form is pretty special and particularly unique considering their preferred life style is not prevelent in most of society. Likewise, the book also makes a point to point out that Daniel, while a lovely submissive man that finds joy and pleasure in taking care of Asher, is far from a defenseless whipping boy; if the occasion arrises and his limits are crossed, he is both willing and capable of taking care of himself. Bonus points to CC for that! I might also add that the sex was pretty damn hot. ...For anyone with a kinkier bone in their body, this is going to be a great read!

Spectrum Books

I absolutely loved this story and Zev and Jonah have joined my list of favorite couples. Their love story was, on the one hand, amazingly sweet having begun as babies essentially, and on the other hand, hotter than hot as they waited through all those years to be together. I can't recommend this book enough. If you love shifters, then this is the story for you.

Rainbow Book Reviews

This is yet another romantic cuppa served warm with extra cream and sugar from Cardeno C.

My Fiction Nook

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.

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