He Completes Me by Cardeno C.

Title: He Completes Me
Author: Cardeno C
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Zach Johnson, Aaron Paulson
Pages: 300
Setting: Contemporary
Sub-Genre: Romance
POV: 1st
Book Cover Rating: 4
Kisses: 5


Not even his mother’s funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to put aside his flamboyant ways or even think about settling down. He is who he is, and no one can make him change. But when he meets Aaron Paulson, his brother’s best friend, Zach has to step back and re-evaluate his perceptions of love and family.

Aaron insists he’s falling for Zach, but Zach is certain Aaron sees him as just another project—one more lost soul for the idealistic Aaron to save. Zach isn’t broken; he doesn’t need to be fixed. Aaron’s insistent, though, and Zach finds himself tempted. Zach wants to believe in happily-ever-after, but can he let go of his pride long enough to see Aaron’s heart?


This is the first book I’ve read in this Genre where the author writes in the first person narrative at the reader…and I must say that I really did enjoy it. It somehow works so well for Zach, the character who tells the story, he gets you in deeper, he opens up in ways that I found I really liked in a character/story. He has a favorite word, it begins with F and ends with K…and he’s not shy either. Take a look at this: Holy f*&k, folks, the sound you just heard was my cock doing everything in its power to break its way out of my f*&king pants.

The narrative is almost funny at times and it is so easy to see Zach as being real. When it comes down to it, this is a story of a lost boy in LA who hasn’t had real love in his life…well ever. His mother, if that’s what one calls her, hadn’t given him the nurturing, the love, the guidance a mother should her child. Instead her step husband beat him, both physically and mentally. When we was able, he ran off and made his own way in LA, even making something of himself. However he was one who didn’t believe in relationships or in love so he had loads of “lovers” just because that’s what he and his friends did. Then he met Aaron.

His whole world changed and in that he takes us through how he feels about it, every step of the way. Zach is stubborn at times he’s real though. Nothing fake about this one. Aaron is an absolute doll! I want my own patient loving and hot as hell Aaron.

Well written, down to earth, perfect description, and narration is sweet. I loved this read.

Reviewer: Michele


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