Raised to become Alpha of the Yafenack pack, Samuel Goodwin dedicates his life to studying shifter laws, strengthening his body, and learning from his father But despite his best efforts, Samuel can t relate to people, including those he s supposed to lead.When Samuel meets Korban Keller, the son of a neighboring pack s Alpha, he reacts with emotion instead of intellect fRaised to become Alpha of the Yafenack pack, Samuel Goodwin dedicates his life to studying shifter laws, strengthening his body, and learning from his father But despite his best efforts, Samuel can t relate to people, including those he s supposed to lead.When Samuel meets Korban Keller, the son of a neighboring pack s Alpha, he reacts with emotion instead of intellect for the first time in his life Resenting the other shifter for throwing him off balance, Samuel first tries to intimidate Korban and then desperately avoids him What he can t do is forget Korban s warm eyes, easy smile, and happy personality.When a battle between their fathers ends tragically, Samuel struggles to lead his pack while Korban works to break through Samuel s emotional barriers Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society s rules to realize they are destined for one another.
In Your Eyes Raised to become Alpha of the Yafenack pack Samuel Goodwin dedicates his life to studying shifter laws strengthening his body and learning from his father But despite his best efforts Samuel can t
I knew I would love this book from the first line The first thing I hated about him was his smile.And a couple of lines later My clearest memory about him was of his eyes.Samuel Goodwin is the son of the Alpha from Yafenack pack.Korban Keller is the son of the Alpha from Maincarem pack, their neighborhood pack.They met when Samuel was eight years old and Korban was eleven Samuel knew that there was something wrong with Korban straight away Korban was too friendly, too happy with Samuel and this [...]
4.25 starsGood things comes to those who wait patiently Cardeno C s books are like a balm to my soul I don t mind angst and drama when I know the payoff is a glorious HEA I loved the other two books in this series, and this one certainly didn t disappoint Told from Samuel s first person POV, this book seems to be set a couple years after book 1 ends There are references to Zev and Jonah, as well as Ethan and Miguel, but there s no on page interaction with the other two couples besides one phone [...]
3.85 stars True mates Two Alphas Knotting Arkward geeky clueless Mc and patient loving Mc Hot Sex Candy Coated sugary fluff Cuteness overload Childhood crushAfter reading too much fluff i believe its time for dark and heartbreaking tear inducing read.
Are you excited Cause I m excited.New Cardeno C people I love the Mates series and would possibly consider sacrificing a finger just to read of them So it s a forgone conclusion I would enjoy this book One of the many things that make this particular Cardeno book enjoyable is main character Samuel Goodwin Samuel is the son of his pack s alpha and takes his role of presumptive alpha extremely seriously He s in love with facts and knows exactly how an alpha should act at all times But empathetic [...]
4 Star Claw Worthy Sweetness Now, that is Samuel, and he s running to view spoiler save his mate Korban hide spoiler and it was awesome to read But, what I love best Is The Whole Love Story of Samuel Korban They Are True Mates No Matter What A Sweet and SCRUMPTIOUS Love Story The Book What I Loved I loved Samuel he was PURE AWESOMNESS I loved Korban he wasSIMPLY ADORABLE I loved that these two were made so very opposite and, yet PERFECT I loved that they fit perfectly and were written IMO SUPERB [...]
Now I m ready for book 4 Bring it Original 30 Nov 2014 In Your Eyes is the third book Cardeno C s Mates series The story is told from Samuel s POV and thank goodness, because otherwise I don t think we would have been able to distinguish him from a robot He had a wee bit of a problem processing and understanding emotion and interpersonal connections.Samuel was raised to someday take over as Alpha of the Yafenack pack He has spent all his time studying history and pack law and though he has an ex [...]
Maybe I was just in the right mood, but I absolutely loved this story Samuel and Korban were so perfect together I have a big smile on my face and my heart is happy Highly recommended
Loved this one I liked it better than the previous book Also this one was fun There are 3 books in this series and they are all different.In 1, we have a shifter and a human, in 2, we have a shifter and a vampire and in this one we have 2 delicious alpha male shifters together.Korban is the sweet and fun loving one, while Samuel is the smart, distant and cold one They are both in line to be the next alpha of their packs, since both of them are sons of the current alpha s.Korban figured out that [...]
I adored the second book in the Mates series, but I haven t read the book because I don t think it would be for me In Your Eyes is up there with Until Forever Comes, book 2 in the series It s so good and I fell in love with it easily I love the characters, the story, and also the cover I m a cover slut, I can admit it.I love a good shifter story, and the two books I ve read in the series are perfect for me I like shifters and I love true mates And this is what this series has But it also has vam [...]
Ok, I will admit to having a soft spot for Cardeno C s books and I also have athingfor shifters.So this is has my name written all over it.It didn t disappoint.Samuel is smart, dedicated and takes his responsibility very very seriously But emotionally he s a little off, he doesn t quitegetpeople or you know, wolves or emotions and isn t social at all Which for a future alpha isn t all that helpful.Korban is all those things, and it really felt for him, even when we didn t get his POV I could ima [...]
5 Stars for audio This is what you get when you put together a story I already love with a narrator I love Samuel Goodwin and Korban Keller are both the prospective Alphas of their respective shifter packs and they meet initially at an interpack council meeting when Samuel is eight and Korban is eleven Told entirely through Samuel s perspective, he s initially distrusting and suspicious of Korban and how bright, sunny, smiling, and seemingly carefree he is Duty and responsibility is very importa [...]
4 StarsI m at the end of an intense week of reading, which has been solely focused on devouring Cardeno s Mates series I just finished So, the question is now what do I do I equal parts hate and love being so into a book or series that upon completion I feel a little lost I love that it happened and that I was consumed by the storytelling, but I hate that it stalls me from moving on to new books, because my mind is still living in the previous stories world This is the ultimate booklovers conund [...]
If you ve gotten this far in the series then you know the basic premise werewolves finding their true mate is a rare and beautiful thing I admit that I wasn t so sure about this in the beginning, especially since it seemed 8 year old Samuel had the biggest chip on his shoulder He was defensive and unfriendly and it took awhile for him to grow on me However, one just had to realize that he didn t know how to process his feelings when he came across openly effusive Korban.So you have MC Samuel, de [...]
Title In Your EyesAuthor Cardeno C.Series Mates, Book 3Narrator Charlie DavidPublisher The Romance AuthorsAudio Release Date 10 26 15Release Date July 15th 2015, 2nd EditionGenre s Male Male Romance, Paranormal ShiftersAudio Length 5 hrs and 59 minsReviewed by JLoves2Read for Gay Book Reviews and Alpha Book ClubHeat Level 4 flames out of 5Rating 5 stars out of 5Blurb Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society s rules to rea [...]
2.5 This series was a bit of a hit and miss for me I liked the first one I really enjoyed the second one Unfortunately this one was just a miss The book was a real struggle for me to get through I didn t like Samuel and I didn t warm up to him as the story went Korban wasn t a big part of the story until towards the end Even then I didn t believe in the relationship they had I didn t feel the chemistry between the two guys With the ending being so abrupt you never really got to know them as a co [...]
I m such a sap for Cardeno C books I can t even claim to not be biased I loved it Sue me.
3.5 starsThis book felt different than the other two in the series Less fluffy.I was mostly disappointed with the first half of the story Samuel and Korban spend hardly any time together They see each other 4 times in 15 years The first half revolved mostly about pack laws and although interesting, I just wanted the wolf love, not the wolf lore.These guys were incredibly cute together and once they do get together it does get a little fluffy.But I would have liked it if the relationship actually [...]
OMG I loved this book I finished this book in a day, I absolutely couldn t put it down I love Cardeno C, and I especially love his shifter series and this story didn t disappoint Like the blurb states Sam has dedicated his life to learning and studying everything he needs to be alpha of his pack when he comes of age The only thing he doesn t seem to do well is interact with others Sam quickly meets Korban, the son of the alpha of the nearest pack Sam and Korban are kids when they meet and Korban [...]
Well hello, Alpha Check out the video trailer below, too ARC provided to G the Book Diva blog in exchange for an honest review This was new for me, MM Paranormal and I really enjoyed it To be a good Alpha to his pack, that is all Samuel has ever wanted He s studied his entire life for this role but books can t teach him how to connect with people on an emotional level, an area he is severely lacking in He also has no idea why he is so drawn to the future Alpha of a neighboring pack and it bother [...]
Narrator Charlie David 2,5 stars IMO this was the weakest of the series I kinda enjoyed the first half but then it changed to pack.loreck.loreMaybe I shouldn t have finished this audio after reading such a swooning story And man I know this is about shifters and mate bonding but this was really quick I just recognized you as my mate, you re hotttt, let s bond and I luuuuuuve you so much, let s have SEX Let s move on
4.5 StarsGiveaway of In Your Eyes will be at On Top Down Under July 12th 14th Pop in and leave a comment then.Another good book from Cardeno C Fated mates, opposites attract, sexy, some tension, engaging characters.
3.5 starsIt took me quite a while to read this sequel, it was lovely and in some parts was a little bit sad.I think the ending was too abrupt though, we never get to see a full introduction to Korban as part of the new pack, and we never find out what happened to Korban s pack These guys once they got together they spent their time between the sheets and having plenty sex, not That I m complaining about that, it was very hot, but I hate when I read a book and once it finished things are left in [...]
Overall book review 4.6 Sad stars Audio book rating Narrator Charlie David 5 Amazing stars Book Cover 4.3 StarsThis book was different but then again that s why I loved al 3 everyone is different Samuel and Korban wow I just need of this asap
4.5 StarsOf all the books in this series, this one really tugged at my heart the most Samuel is such a brilliant Alpha Presumptive when we first meet him His father, the Alpha, is absolutely loved by his family and son and is a true leader I knew when we the reader met him that somehow, some way, Cardeno was going to break hearts I was right.Korban Keller is the Alpha Presumptive of a neighboring pack A pack that is led by a horrible leader One that feels rules don t apply to him and because of [...]
If anyone reading this follows my reviews, then you already know that I absolutely, 100 percent adore Cardeno C I have yet to read a book by this author that hasn t impacted me emotionally and left me wanting I m so very, very, very grateful that Cardeno writes a lot of series because I d be really lost otherwise And, frankly, I think Cardeno is tired of me whining about wanting , , and even So, with all of that in mind, you can imagine the giddy squealing that emitted from my mouth when I hea [...]
4.5 First off I have to say Cardeno makes you work a little for the awwww in this one This is told in first person from the point of view of Samuel, a shifter in the Yafenack pack and heir to the Alpha We meet Samuel and Korbin when they are children, 8 and 11 respectively Where Korbin is sunny, smiling and kind, Samuel is awkward, suspicious and sort of cruel They are both the heir presumptive to their packs, Yafenack and Miancarem They meet at an interpack council meeting, where Korbin immedi [...]
4.5 starsSamuel and Korban are the respective Alpha sons of their Packs They are like night and day, chalk and cheese.Samuel is the serious one he totally focused on becoming the best and truly worthy of being his father s successor Korban on the other hand, has a much lighter disposition and far social than Samuel, as I said, night and day.They first meet when Samuel is just eight years old and Korban eleven and then on further visits over the years when their fathers met to discuss various Pa [...]
Frustrating at first but ultimately fulfilling4.0 StarsThis book had me from the get go I came this close squints at the nanospace between my thumb and index finger to pulling an all nighter to read it because I simply could not put it down In the end, however, I couldn t justify the toll of an all nighter on my mind and body given Samuel s infuriating stupidity Therefore, at about the 48% mark, I went to sleep Good call because I woke up refreshed and tolerant of Samuel s ignorance Happily, th [...]
Not bad, but it took me a while to warm up to Samuel Then, it became a bit too sweet, and not much different from most other traditional shifter stories out there I think fanfic has spoiled me for shifter stories These kinda of books almost always have some of the same themes anything gay is seen as disgusting and wrong, and there s always some kind of big control dispute, either between different packs or among the one pack This one actually had BOTH, a challenger from a neighboring pack trying [...]
4.5 StarsEvery single one of these books are different you can t possibly get board because the characters are just so unique Thought this one made me laugh, it also had a sad element to it Again just another tribute to how attached the author makes you to his characters Done really well in my opinion.I love this series I m terribly sad that there isn t a number 4, 5, 6 and 7 yet but I ll be hopeful and keep watch diligently for future releases These are Feel Good books Their those little gems t [...]