Friday, December 11, 2015

Audio Book Tour: Just What the Truth Is by Cardeno C. (Review + Giveaway)

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Written by: Cardeno C.
Narrated by: Alexander Collins
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:10-23-15
WLK synopsis
People pleaser Ben Forman has been in the closet so long he has almost convinced himself he is straight, but his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life. Micah is brilliant, funny, driven...and he assumes Ben is gay and starts dating him. Finding himself truly happy for the first time, Ben doesn't have the willpower to resist Micah's affection.
When his relationship with Micah heats up, Ben realizes he has a problem: His parents won't tolerate a gay son, and self-confident Micah isn't the type to hide. If Ben wants to maintain his hold on his happiness, he'll have to decide what's important and own up to the truth of who he is. The trouble is figuring out just what that truth is.
©2013 Cardeno C. (P)2015 Cardeno C.

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*** Audio book provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Ben Forman is so far inside the closet, he's nearly convinced himself that he's straight. At least, until Micah Trains enters his life and before he realizes it, they're dating. Micah is smart, driven, older than him and all Ben wants in a man, so he gives in... kind of. When Micah asks more of Ben than he can give, will Ben be able to keep up with the charade that he's straight or will he finally give into his real feelings?

This book is my favorite on the Home series! There's just something about a character like Ben that can be sarcastic and self-deprecating and vulnerable all rolled up in a package made of awesome, that I just can't resist. Micah is pretty good, too, but my favorite is Ben. No matter if he messes things up at times, he keeps on trying until he makes things better.

Never mind that the story is funny as hell, with some angst thrown in for good measure. It completely captured my interest and my heart when I read it the first time around and listening to it was a pretty good experience for the most part.

I think at first it was a bit difficult for the narrator to capture that sarcastic, witty charm that Ben has, but as the audio book advances, it gets much better and damn if the room didn't get hotter when Alexander Collins read some of the very hot scenes between Micah and Ben. I also loved the several tones and voices he used to differentiate between all the characters that are featured in this story, that was pretty neat.

All in all, a fantastic read, and a very good narration, with which you can't go wrong! Very recommendable!

Rating: Book: 5+ Stars!!!
               Audio Book:  4.5 Stars!!! 
WLK Author Bio
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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.
Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day."
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