Johnnie: Siphon, Book 1
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.
I have read a lot of books by Cardeno C. and I have to say that I really loved Johnnie. When I originally read this book I pictured in my mind who the characters were, what their were about and could imagine the sounds of their voices. I have to tell you, hearing the audio book was amazing. The narrator reads a perfect pace, the inflection and character voices made these wonderful characters just that much more real for me.
I truly enjoyed the attraction and the build up in the relationship between Hugh and Johnnie. My heart broke at times for they way that the pack treated Johnnie, and when Hugh came to realize his mistakes and his treatment of the beautiful blue eyed man who not only held the fate of the pack in his hands, but also in the end held Hugh's heart it brought me to tears.
Cardeno C. takes a taboo subject and weaves it into a beautiful love story. I truly enjoyed this book and give it 4 wonderful stars.
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.
Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day."
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