Title: The Half of Us
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.
Author: Cardeno C.
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Wake Me Up Inside, Until Forever Comes, In Your Eyes, To Touch You
Published: October 13, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance
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A horney heart surgeon walks into a bar… No, seriously that’s exactly what Jason does on Abe’s birthday. He’s looking to blow off a little steam while getting sweaty with someone sexy. This is Jason’s life. He’s been having tons of random meaningless sex since his divorce five years ago.
Abe is hanging with his friends at their favorite bar on his birthday when he decides to take the sexy man who just propositioned him up on his offer for some hot no string sex. Abe typically doesn’t do one offs but decides to go ahead and take Jason home. Neither one of them expected the one night to become two, then three, then once the momentum gets to really moving these two find themselves in a relationship while playing house with a family.
The unexpected relationship that Jason finds himself in turns out to be the best thing to happen in his life. Jason sees his failed marriage as proof that he’s just not relationship material. His one night only thoughts that he has no problems expressing can make him appear like a using jerk. Upon first glace Abe seems like a pushover for letting it happen, repeatedly. Then you get into reading this very sexy yet really sweet love story while watching these two men fall in love and you realize there is so much more to them and their courtship. It all works for this story. Abe is so laid back and easygoing. It’s the perfect contrast to Jason’s whorish arrogance.
My only disappointment was the conflict that was introduced. There is something in Jason’s life that he has never thought about mixing with his extra curricular activities. A problem arises and it brings those into his life with Abe. There’s an issue that could be a serious stressor to their relationship. It was mentioned, it caused a problem, then we went to the happily ever after epilogue. How to fix the problem was touched on, barely. It needed more resolution. I realize we needed a bit of conflict, but that needed a little expanding on.