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Jesse's Diner (Hope Collection) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B015OYC5LS
- Publisher : The Romance Authors (29 September 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 588 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 104 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 262,588 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I liked this one a touch better than McFarland’s Farm, I moved straight to this from book one as they are both short reads. Standalones but do feature previous characters in passing. Again, a couple of hours reading time at most. The title is better for this one, as well as the cover, in fact I love the cover.
Loveable characters from the start with Jesse’s Diner, in particular Tanner. The shy workaholic virgin who is crushing on his best friends Dad. The storyline is a little more complex than that but it’s best read to get the ins and outs. Steve is a lot older than Tanner but it doesn’t diminish the relationship in any way. They have the cuteness factor in spades; attempted flirting not always coming off the right way, Tanner’s obvious inexperience. Low in angst but there was a serious subject matter in Jesse’s Diner that probably warranted a longer story, or rather it could have been a longer story. It felt like no big deal when really it is. Some steam again to keep the story rolling over, placed well of course and a pleasing outcome for both.
I think this is what readers call cookie cutter fluff yes? You can read it and enjoy it but the story doesn’t do all that much except satisfy you for the moment. Still, I read it in one sitting and liked it so something is working. Book three…bring on the Sherriff.
Tanner and Steve's is kind of a May to December relationship - Steve's not old but there is a significant age difference.
Steve is Tanner's best friends' dad, and he has been crushing on him for years... what he didn't know was what Steve was feeling.
I adored that Tanner and Steve had a non-romantic relationship for a long time before things turned all sexy hot and romantic. There is such a difference in their experiences - both in life and love. Tanner is completely clueless to Steve's flirting, which I found just adorable.
There were some things with Steve that I would have liked expanded upon, but know that these things are not possible in a novella length story.
I love love loved Steve's son Mike - the cheeky little devil that he is. He is a mischief maker - with the greatest of intentions!
I really think that this is my favourite Cardeno C book... to date!
A Cardeno C book is like a catching up with a good friend - and I can't wait to catch up again.
Jesse's Dinner made my knees weak. Even hours after finishing the book pieces of the story would flash in my mind filling me with pleasure and making me smile. This story of the 22 year old virgin and the 39 year old widow is a lovely romance. It is also incredibly hot and had me chuckling in a few places. Wonderful story.
Wicked Read Review Team
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There comes along, once in a while, a book that gives you the warm and fuzzy feeling that lasts for days. THIS is such a book.
Tanner noticed Steve right away, and kept his silence all this time, because Steve was in mourning. Steve also noticed Tanner, but not quite in the same way. That they did was picked up. A single phone call pushed them both over.
Its written entirely from Tanner's POV in the first person. Not my favourite, as you know. But here?? Don't care. Tanner is so deliciously young and naïve, so smitten with Steve, I don't care. Besides, Steve has a lot to say and he more than makes up for it.
Its only short, just under and hour and a half reading time for me, but it packs quite and warm and fuzzy punch. There is no drama, no break up/make up, no danger, no crime, none of that. What there, is a beautifully love story of two men falling in love. THATS IT!! BUT I mean this in a good way, a very good way.
It's not as explicit as some Cardeno C books, but again, a good thing. What is here, is beautifully written, deliciously told.
This is book two in the Hope series, you don't need to have read book one, Jared is mentioned, briefly, so we get none of Jared and Lucas. I do wonder if the sheriff is next, after his midnight phone call??
Thank you, for the warm and fuzzies.
I bought my ebook copy.
I was also given the opportunity to review this book in AUDIO.
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books, I was gifted my audio copy.
Paul Morey narrates and he does a sterling job!!
When I'm READING a book, I much prefer to read books written in multi POV and in the third person. However, I've discovered, mainly with Cardeno C's help, that when LISTENING I much prefer single POV, in the first person. I loved this book when reading, and I loved it MORE when listening.
Morey's reading voice is clear and even, and I had no trouble with the sound or the reading. Morey's voice for Tanner was just as I imagined it, but for Steve, I found Morey's voice a much better fit that what I heard while reading. I do that, you know, hear voices when reading. I'm sure others do, but I do it more since using audio files. Morey's voice is PERFECT for Steve, and Mike too.
Morey narrates McFarland's Farm too, and I thought I had listening to it, but can't find the review if I did. I want to go back, and listen to it, just because :-)
2 hours and 49 minutes of warm and fuzzies all over again.
**same worded review will appear on Goodreads, Audible.co.uk, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk**
A beautiful novella I'll read again and again, in addition to the first Hope story (MacFarland's farm) which I loved too. Cardeno C is an author every reader should have in their life!
I absolutely loved it and it goes straight to my comfort reread list for when I need a pick me up and feel like I'm wrapped up in a story like a warm snuggly blanket with hot chocolate on a rainy day :)