Dana reviews Love At First Sight (Home series book 4) by Cardeno C. (Published by The Romance Authors, 2nd edition, Feb 7,2015, 274 pages)
To read my review of Home Again (Home series book 1) click here. To read my review of He Completes Me (Home series book 2) click here. To read Marc’s review of Where He Ends and I Begin (Home Series book 3) click here.
For the Home Series Giveaway click here.
The moment naïve, optimistic Jonathan Doyle glimpses a gorgeous blue-eyed stranger from afar, he believes in love at first sight. Unfortunately, he loses sight of the man before they meet and then spends years desperately trying to find him. Just as he is about to give up, Jonathan gets a break and finally encounters David Miller face to face.
Successful, confident David turns Jonathan’s previously lonely life into a fairy tale, giving him more than he ever imagined. But the years spent searching were hard on Jonathan, and he’s terrified his young son and scandalous past will destroy his blossoming relationship. For David and Jonathan to build a future together, they’ll both have to dig deep: David for the courage to share himself in a way he’s never considered and Jonathan for the strength to tell the truth.
My Review: Though I received a re-released ebook in exchange for an honest review, I had listened to the audiobook of Love At First Sight a few months ago. It was one of my favorite books in the series even back then.
Jonathan is an extremely sweet character. Even as his female best friend does something to change their friendship forever, and when he goes to New York and gets involved in some shady business, he remains sweet. And even though he only saw David once, and David was unaware he kept the man in his heart throughout his struggles and until he came home. I was so very happy that all Jonathan’s perseverance and optimism was still in place when he managed to find the mystery man he longed for in his own hometown.
David’s history isn’t really shown in this book since the pov is strictly from Jonathan in this book. But from what his friends say he was sort of ignorantly callous of his past relationships. But just like Jonathan, the moment David laid eyes on the other man, his whole world changed. He became attentive and affectionate. He even accepted Jonathan’s son without a second thought, taking the man and his son out to eat. Just like all the books in this series, their love was inevitable. They were just made for each other. Stories like this don’t have a lot of angst and emotional roller coasters, but the warmth they give your heart is priceless.
The bonus scene that takes place after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage was just as sweet as the rest of the story. I can’t say enough about how much I loved this story and urge anyone who has not read this series to pick it up.