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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

AUDIO TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Walk With Me: Home Collection by Cardeno C

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WLK synopsis

Walk With Me - Audio CoverWalk With Me: Home Collection

When Eli Block steps into his parents’ living room and sees his childhood crush sitting on the couch, he starts a shameless campaign to seduce the young rabbi. Unfortunately, Seth Cohen barely remembers Eli and he resolutely shuts down all his advances. As a tenuous and then binding friendship forms between the two men, Eli must find a way to move past his unrequited love while still keeping his best friend in his life. Not an easy feat when the same person occupies both roles.
Professional, proper Seth is shocked by Eli’s brashness, overt sexuality, and easy defiance of societal norms. But he’s also drawn to the happy, funny, light-filled man. As their friendship deepens over the years, Seth watches Eli mature into a man he admires and respects. When Seth finds himself longing for what Eli had so easily offered, he has to decide whether he’s willing to veer from his safe life-plan to build a future with Eli.
*Walk With Me is set in the Home series where the books are linked by theme or world. They are independent and can be read in any order.

4 out of 5 (very good)

Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books! I was gifted a copy of this book.

Eli lusted, yes lusted after Seth since he first saw him at summer camp. Now, Seth is the junior Rabbi where Eli's father is chief Rabbi and Eli begins a campaign to get Seth in his bed, But Seth has had girlfriends in the past, and is unsure exactly what he wants.

I really enjoyed this tale of waiting for what you really want! It takes place over a number of years,and while its a case of instalove for Eli, Seth is a much slower burn. Since Seth makes it clear in the beginning that he isn't interested, Eli decides on a friends-is-better-than-nothing. It takes Eli finding out something that rocks him to his core, to make Seth see what or rather WHO he really wants.

What made this for me, was the slow burn. It really is a beautiful thing to behold. The way Eli creeps up on Seth, befriending him and entrenching himself in Seth's life until there is no one else, is amazingly written. Its beautifully worded! I loved it! And I didn't expect this to be funny, but the wedding diasters?? oh, they are proper laugh out loud moments, I mean proper!! Hilarious!

Told from both men's POV, we get the whole picture. And its a fabulous picture, thank you CC!

4 stars

**originally read oct 2013, but didn't write a review, so went sent as part of the blog tour, I reread**


I was also gifted an audio copy of this book. I enjoy listening to books I have already read, but not the other way round.

Alexander Collins narrates. This is the first of his work I have listened to. Its also the first book I have listened to that is in the first person, and it flips between Eli and Seth, and is a single narrator. I'm not sure I liked it.

Its just that Collins' voice for each character is so very similar, I found it hard to differentiate between the two at times. It may be that my crappy hearing just couldn't separate them, or it may be the way Collins portrays the two voices. I don't know.

I did, that point aside, enjoy the way Collins told the story. The weddings come across really well, although not quite as well as when I was reading. I didn't pick up when reading, the scene after Seth returns to Eli after Eli found out what he did. The one in the morning. I mean, I read it, and I understood it, but hearing it gave me that little bit extra to enable me to fully get how dumbfounded Eli was that all his dreams had come true. How frustrated Seth was, that Eli just wasn't getting it fast enough!

I'd like to listen to a different piece of Collins' work, something in the third person.

so, because of the voice thing..

4 stars for the narration
4 stars for the book,

4 overall.

**same worded review will appear on Goodreads,, and**

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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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