Bethany reviews ‘The One Who Saves Me’ by Cardeno C. (Published by The Romance Authors February 8, 2015)
Why I read this: I love this series and was happy to review another one.
Click here to read Dana and Marcs reviews for book 1-4 and mine for book 5: Home Again, He Completes Me, Where He Ends and I Begin, Love at First Sight & Just What the Truth Is
At fourteen, Andrew Thompson and Caleb Lakes become best friends. As the years pass, they stand by each other through family trauma, school, and the start of their careers. They share their first sexual experiences, learning and experimenting, and they talk each other through countless dates and breakups.
Decades of trust and loyalty build a deep and abiding friendship, one that surpasses any relationship in their lives. But when the parameters of their unique friendship change, neither man knows how to break out of their established roles to build something new. After all, boyfriends come and go, but best friends are forever.
I won’t say this one was my favorite but it sure comes close.
I loved watching Andrew and Caleb throughout the years. Watching them experience all the important “first” together. While they, from our point of view were perfect for each other, they just see this as friendship and don’t want to ruin it by dating each other. Um…hello guys hate to tell you this but that is basically what you have been doing since you came out to one another.
Oh my dear sweet Andrew, you need a hug. His childhood is clouded with his fathers betrayals of his mom, and his mom continuing to look the other way. Thus leading him trying to find ‘Mr. Right” even though he was by his side since they were fourteen years old. While trying to find this perfect guy he sure did go through some losers. The last one basically breaking him.
Caleb, while doesn’t feel the need to find “Mr. Right” he has his own insecurities. So yes he dated, but they never lasted long, he was always finding something wrong with them. He reminded me of Chandler from Friends, and made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion.
But finding their way to each other wasn’t easy and the author makes them work for it. But man when they do finally realize they were made for each other, well the chemistry was always there, the emotional connection is something fierce.
Again this is one can be read as a standalone, and it was nice to see mcs from the previous books as well. Another wonderful book from Cardeno, one that I can’t recommend enough. This one as well as the entire series.
4 thoughts on “‘The One Who Saves Me’ @CardenoC #LGBT #Review”
I love friends to lover stories especially ones starting with friendship when they’re younger developing into something more. Thank you for the review!
This is a nice book. Ty for the review
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Thanks for the review. Friends to lovers stories are a favorite trope of mine, and I missed picking this one up.