Series: Hope #2
Author: Cardeno C
Release Date: September 29, 2015
GMR 4.5 STAR REVIEW-PAUL
Quiet, unassuming Tanner Sellers spends his time running a diner in Hope, Arizona. Not particularly social, twenty-two-year-old Tanner keeps to himself and enjoys his simple life, but he longs for someone to call his own. In his most secret fantasy, that someone is sexy Steve Faus. But Steve is his friend’s father and mentor’s widower and therefore off-limits.
Despite some challenges, thirty-nine-year-old Steve Faus has had a good life. He’s extremely successful at work, has a great relationship with his college-age son, and lives in a wonderful town. Eighteen months after losing his partner, the one thing Steve lacks is someone to share his life. If Steve is honest with himself, that someone is the young man he has known and cared about for years. Steve and Tanner want one another, all they need is a little push in the right direction to make both their dreams come true.
Twenty-two-year-old Tanner Sellers runs a diner in Hope, Arizona and he's not the most outgoing guy as he leads a very simple life but he has always yearned for a man to love for himself. He's always wanted the hot Steve Faus but he is his friends father so it's kind of hands-off but if he could have anyone it would be Steve.
Thirty-nine-year-old Steve Faus has lead a very happy life. Very successful at work, a great relationship with his son and had a beautiful partner who he lost 18 months ago. Now the only thing missing is a special person to share his life with and he knows who the guy is……Tanner. Will Tanner and Steve be together given that they both are so into each other? Or will their fears keep them apart?
Steve is getting over the death of his beloved partner and their son introduce Tanner into the family years ago. Tanner is looking for that true love that has eluded him and he was never into the casual sex life style as to why he still a virgin and he's always wanted that special person to be Steve. I loved how the flirtation happen as it added some great humor to the story as Steve was not good at it and Tanner was so naïve to it.
CC Cardeno did it again with a beautiful love story. I for one can't get enough of her novels and my only issue was that this novel was not long enough as I loved reading about Tanner and Steve. I found this love story between a 22-year-old and a 39-year-old worked so well and was written so realistically and brilliantly done. I loved how completely different these two characters were and their undeniable connection was so intense and beautiful. I truly love the writing of CC as she never ever lets you down with her brilliant and descriptive writing and how she writes many different genres is fantastic. This author writes in such a detailed way that you find yourself completely transported to Jesse's Diner and what a complete thrill that was. The way she writes of a man working his way into the heart of another is simply brilliantly and beautifully done. I can't recommend this novel, Jesse's Diner by Cardeno C enough for anyone who wants to read a beautiful love story!
Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.
Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.