Strong Enough

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Strong Enough

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Cardeno C. hit it out of the park with this charmingly sweet romance. Emilio is the kindhearted man who sees Stephen and wants him. Stephen the shy one who has been beaten down by past relationships. He admires Emilio from afar and never thinks that someone like him can get someone like Emilio. Imagine his surprise when Emilio approaches him and initiates a relationship.

From here the story only gets more romantic and sexy. Romantic because of the gestures between Emilio and Stephen. Emilio sees that Stephen has been hurt so he goes slow. He knows though that not having Stephen in his life isn't an option. That right there endears you to Emilio. Stephen you just want to hug throughout as you watch him go from timid and scared to strong and voracious in his desires. They both take care of each other. Stephen shows his emotions to Emilio and takes care of him emotionally. It’s so so sweet. The sexy comes in when they come together in intimate ways. Boy those two are seriously sexy. They don't hold back and we are privileged to get a view of their relationship.

I love the interactions with Emilio's family as well. They are a very loving and accepting crew. And the way they take Stephen under their wing and love him as their own is wonderful. It’s that kind of acceptance and love that he hasn’t seen before Emilio.

This is a beautifully written sweet precious romance that has you smile and root for the two guys to come together. You watch Stephen grow so much and see him come into his own under the love and patience of Emilio. They are a perfect couple and this charming book highlights how they come together and help one another.


Book Blurb for Strong Enough

When a casual hookup turns into the potential for love, staid Spencer realizes he wants to build a life with vibrant Emilio.

When twenty-two-year-old Emilio Sanchez sees handsome Spencer Derdinger walking by his construction site, Emilio makes it his goal to seduce the shy professor. Getting Spencer into bed isn't difficult, but Emilio soon learns that earning the trust of a man deeply hurt will take time and patience. With a prize like brilliant, sweet Spencer on the line, Emilio decides he is strong enough to face the challenge.

Spencer is surprised when he's approached by the gorgeous construction worker he's admired from the safety of his office window. Acting spontaneously for the first time in his thirty-eight years, Spencer takes Emilio home. When the casual hookup turns into the potential for love, Spencer realizes that if he wants to build a life with Emilio, he'll need to be strong enough to slay his personal demons and learn to trust again.


Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2016 4.50