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Love at First Sight

(Home #4)

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4.02  ·  Rating details ·  1,774 ratings  ·  178 reviews
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 tu
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Published February 2015 by The Romance Authors, LLC (first published July 1st 2011)
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Susan
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was ok

1.5 stars


"Holy fuck. Who moves in with someone that quickly? Well, other than lesbians, that is."

...I don't even know what this means...am I missing the joke?


The book was...bad. So very bad. And I'm a Cardeno C fan. I really am.

The first 3 chapters were ALL telling...I felt my blood pressure rising. And not only telling...but telling a really bad story.

And the characters were...ugh...so bad.


I love instalove. I love "mine"s. I love over-the-top love stories.

I do not love calling your lover "ti
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
This review is for the second edition of this book, which includes a bonus chapter originally published in:

Marriage - A Home Series Celebration by Cardeno C.

This is yet another romantic cuppa served warm with extra cream and sugar from Cardeno C.

Jonathan and David are a very sweet couple. David adores and dotes on Jonathan, and Jonathan worships David. David, the go-to sexy realtor for the town's LGBT community, realizes that Jonathan and his young son, Sam, are a package deal, and he wants them both.

I really liked the way Sam was portray
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Wendy
Well...I kinda liked this one...but for me, it was a bit too heavy on the insta-love.

I mean the guy litteraly spend years pining away for a man he only saw once..from a distance.
That was a bit too much for me. I can understand falling in lust and even in love really quick, but doing so after just seeing someone and not even interacting with him...that's a bit unbelievable to me. And than spending 3 years just thinking about his eyes.....They finally meet in person, fuck each other right away an
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Okay, first of all, this has all the classic Cardeno C. warm fuzzies her readers expect, but there's a little something extra. The oomph that made me up this from three stars to four. And this is a tiny spoiler, so read at your own risk.

When David finds out that Jonathan spent a few months doing porn, his reaction isn't disgust, nor is it excitement. Just calm acceptance. And when they finally talk about it and Jonathan apologizes, David's response is killer.

"'There's nothing to forgive, Jona
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Janie
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
This Home series by Cardeno C is so good. These are just sweet stories about two people finding a love they never thought possible. Loved these two guys and Sam too.
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
As with the previous book in the series, I had some problems with it. I liked it but I didn't so it's very hard for me to rate it.

What I liked most about the story, though, was the last chapter. I have a soft spot for books with kids in them (even though the little shits are annoying in real life) so the last chapter was my favorite of the whole book (view spoiler). I liked how
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Barbara➰
Another sweet and sexy read by Cardeno.

Poor Jonathan..he had such a hard time in the beginning. Unexpected news throwing him for a loop. He made some bad choices but thankfully, he pulled himself out of it quickly for his son, Sam and became a wonderful father. David was the perfect hero...loving, caring and accepting. I was so glad he did not push Jonathan away once his secret was revealed. He was amazing with Sam and when Sam called him daddy....definitely sigh worthy material right there.

My
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❧Gwendolyn❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
Jonathan & David~

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But, ever so sweet!


Well,this would have been more stars if... the MC....C..Cardeno created in Johnthan was NOT soooo naive., gosh, but, he was so sweet, I wanted to jump in the book and hug him. And porn driven plot lines are never my fav, but, David + Sam= Jonathan together made this a sweet read.


BWT (Belen)
Belens Audio Book Review

Jonathan Doyle isn't the brightest bulb. He's a simple man who doesn't really have any ambitions, other than to meet the man with the navy blue eyes that he sees behind the glass at a hospital in New York one day. The man disappears before Jonathan can meet him, but for Jonathan it was love at first sight.

Years later Jonathan finally meets Realtor David Miller, the man with the navy blue eyes, with whom he fell in love with years ago. David is everything Jonathan ever hoped he would be and David
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Susan
Jun 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm
This started out very strange with the way Jonathan got to be a father. (view spoiler)

I was all for the love at first sight angle of this book. Some think it’s stalking, with the way Jonathan tried to find the man he saw once, but felt was his soulmate. But I actually thought it
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BWT (Belen)
The first couple of times I read this, Jonathan's naïveté and dimness didn't really resonate with me. But every time I revisit this heartwarming story his character becomes more endearing to me.

I feel like I should note that the level of attraction directly lessens the level of creepy in any situation. David's almost stalker-like behavior, the possessiveness, buying Jonathan a phone, etc. is considered super romantic here because Jonathan already loves David so much! Otherwise, it would be hell
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Truuss / Loveislovereview
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
It was an over-the-top story. But I liked it and I didn't liked it.
Everytime i was thinking OMG this is so overdone and unrealistic and then there were such sweet lines i melted. In my head I knew it was sometimes bad written but I loved it.
Overall because of the sweetness and really good hot sexscenes four stars.
(Sorry, bad bad English i have a fever and im to tired to give it an gramma controle)
Lipvixen
Aug 16, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Nic
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zz-amazon-yes, mm, series
"When other boys dreamt of growing up to be basketball players, rock stars, or firefighters, all Jonathan wanted was that head-over-heels, traditional love story."

This is the story of Jonathan, who has one glimpse of David (well actually it was more like a 3 hour session spent studying the man from afar), and it is love at first sight. Unfortunately the man of his dreams disappears before they have a chance to meet.

Jonathan then faces some very tough times including doing some things he regrets.
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dbbks3
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved these characters. Jonathan was so young at the beginning, not so much in age but in experience. He traveled to NY with his high school class and saw his heart. They never spoke and the subject of his instant love never saw Jonathan.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Jonathan Doyle sure did. Oh, he knew it was silly and naive, but deep down he believed. He wanted to believe. Jonathan was a dyed-n-the-wool hopeless romantic. He always had been.


His alleged BF was a selfish, mean person.
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Karen Wellsbury
Rating this book is as easy as folding a fitted sheet with a ferret inside it.

It was literally love at first sight for both the MC's, albeit 4 years apart. One of then, Jonathan, moves because he saw, that's right just saw the other one. I don't think that is normal.
When they finally meet, within hours they are At It, and its all tiger, fuck me, mine, clenching channels and dribbling cocks. And at one stage we find out the David, who is both older and larger than Jonathon, doesn't do laundry..th
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Anke
Jul 27, 2012 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Yes, the second one. But I stuck to it up to 40%, go me! Enough is enough. The whole set up of the story was totally unbelievable, just one thing: small town guy moves to New York and with a homevideo of his first sexual encounter got into the porn business??? Well, it wasn't really his first, because his best female friend got him into bed as a revenge to her boyfriend and guess what? She got pregnant. No! Yes!!! And so on and so on.
On top of that were several small things adding on, so around
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Macky
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another enjoyable read from the Home series but drops a star because I just felt that Jonathan's personality didn't really fit the picture of the ' porn star ' and the drama that I thought might come from it was pretty much brushed under the carpet so it almost felt as if that storyline didn't really fit... But it still has the sweet romance , the hot love scenes and and the lovely HEA so for the most part I still liked it a lot. I'm sorry to say that the cover doesn't float my boat either .. Bu ...more
Richard
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh shit- I made a mistake. THIS is the greatest love story ever told.
Debra
Cardeno C is a go to author for me when I'm in a slump or just want something light and romantic, but this one was too light for me. There was really no conflict or issues between the two men.

I was also really annoyed at the MC Jonathan's reaction to an event in the beginning (view spoiler). I liked Jonathan and felt for his stru
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Chris
Sep 07, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, gay, romance, done, 2011
Ok m/m romance about a high school senior on a trip to NYC who falls in love with a guy he sees at the hospital holding a newborn and crying. After he graduates, he moves to NYC to find his dream man again, but things don't go as he had hoped. This book was painfully sweet, which isn't my favorite thing. And there were several points in the book when the head hopping drove me nuts.
Kristie
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Totally unrealistic. Completely over the top. Incredibly sweet and understanding man with the heart of a saint. Another adorable man who lives his life seeking a fairy tale romance.

Too much?

Probably. I still loved it. I loved the fantasy of the situation. I loved how naive and clueless both men were. I loved Sam... the little dumpling.
Beck
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sappy is too inadequate a word...saccharine doesn't adequately describe the sweetness...this series is a comfort read and a bit of a guilty read...insta love...huge willies...gag-inducing pet names...unnatural eye colours...what more do you need...if you look up 'cliché' in the dictionary, you'll see the blurb for this book...wonderful and wonderfully awful...compelling reading
Stephanie
May 21, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished-series, 2011
Read the first 15% and could barely stomach the ridiculous of the plot and characters and about DNF it. Skipped to the last 10% to see what happened at least have closure. This was a HUGE miss for me.
namericanwordcat
3.5 Stars

I caught sight of Jonathan in another book by Cardeno and hunted around until I found the romance with him in the lead.

He is a sweetheart. Even the the love at first sight trope is a bit much, I just love me a sweet, sunny character.

David and his issues could have been better explored to make this a great book but I enjoyed the low key sweet fest of this book and loved how Jonathan's secret was handled with very little fuss.

A great circle of friends romance.
Mary Mary
Oct 30, 2015 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 16%

It isn't often that I just CAN'T finish book, hell I rarely stop because I am naive and i always want to give a chance to surprise me, but this book is just TOO MUCH .

I knew I shouldn't read Cardeno's stories, but I wanted to just try again. FACEPALM.

To sum up the storyline so far: Jonathan had sex (his 1st time to be specific) with his best friend (tbh it was more like she took him to bed, used him - because yeah, he seems to be kinda stupid) and since obviously she didn't use a co
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Judy
Feb 12, 2015 added it
4 star review live at http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/...

Jonathon is a newly out young man who didn’t really get the chance to explore his sexuality before mistakes were made and a life altering decision changed the course of his future. A child, conceived in a random moment could place all chances of him keeping David in jeopardy. When David meets Jonathon’s son Samuel it all seems too good to be true. How will he react to Jonathon’s less than honourable past?

CC does tend to fit together o
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Barb
Sep 29, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wasted-money
I don't like reading about characters that make me sad, and not in a good way, but that's the way Jonathan made me feel. That character set the tone of the book for me and I hope I never again read a character so weak, immature and one who lets himself be used like he's nothing and doesn't matter. I felt like he thought he had no self worth and I found that hard to read and just sad.
Mirka
As always very sweet, MCs very devoted to each other plus throw a kid into the mix and I'm one happy cookie...I like how all the characters are connected somehow...He completes me is still my most favotire in the series but I am already looking forward to the next one...
Trio
Jan 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Really sweet story - a welcome break from the intense stuff I've been reading so it is a perfect comfort read.

Great characters, fun plot, and almost everything that happens to them is nice.
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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-ev ...more

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