Johnnie (Siphon #1) by Cardeno C. @CardenoC #LGBT #Review

Tracy reviews ‘Johnnie’ (Siphon #1) by Cardeno C. Published March 11th 2015 by The Romance Authors, 224 pages.

This book was provided free of charge for an honest review by the author. 😉

Why I read this book: The cover is fantastic, the two lions drew me in, I wanted to read their story.



A Premier lion shifter, Hugh Landry dedicates his life to leading the Berk pride with strength and confidence. Hundreds of people depend on Hugh for safety, success, and happiness. And at over a century old, with more power than can be contained in one body, Hugh relies on a Siphon lion shifter to carry his excess force.

When the Siphon endangers himself and therefore the pride, Hugh must pay attention to the man who has been his silent shadow for a decade. What he learns surprises him, but what he feels astounds him even more.

Two lions, each born to serve, rely on one another to survive. After years by each other’s side, they’ll finally realize the depth of their potential, the joy in their passion, and a connection their kind has never known.




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 9.5/10 Pots of Gold


I am very impressed with the world building in this first book of a new series, it didn’t over shadow the storyline and plot which often happens with new series. The storyline was really strong from the very beginning. I was instantly hooked by the end of chapter one, I didn’t want to put the book down. I needed to know more about the Siphon
Hugh is strong Premier lion shifter, his power is stronger than he can handle alone, he needs a Siphon to hold his power.
Johnnie is Hugh’s Siphon, he feels so alone, unloved and very unwanted from being a small child. The two need to be together to survive, they learn how to be at full strength together, everything is so much easier when they work together.
I felt Johnnies pain, the poor love had no one and the one he needed didn’t even see him. There is a nice slow build up, everything fits perfectly making the book a very easy read. When Hugh and Johnnie realise their true connection the sex is very hot and steamy. It was very interesting following the two on the journey of their lives and watching everything unfold.
There is no insta love or mate bound which makes this shifter book very different from anything I have read in the past, making it a refreshing read
Overall an impressive first book in a new series. I am looking forward to reading book 2 in the future.
I would highly recommend the book to those who love a good shifter story…..

Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon UK



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.

Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.


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