To bond with his destined mate, an Alpha wolf must look past what he sees and trust what he feels Bonded by their parents before they were conceived, wolf shifters Abel and Kai adored each other since they were children As teens, the two future Alphas took the next step in their bonding process and vowed to remain true to one another until Kai came of age But when trageTo bond with his destined mate, an Alpha wolf must look past what he sees and trust what he feels Bonded by their parents before they were conceived, wolf shifters Abel and Kai adored each other since they were children As teens, the two future Alphas took the next step in their bonding process and vowed to remain true to one another until Kai came of age But when tragedy struck, Abel felt betrayed and ran from Kai instead of completing their mating Abel never stops yearning for the man who was supposed to lead by his side and after years without contact, Kai returns, broken and on death s door If Abel wants to fulfill their destiny and merge their packs, he ll need to look past what he saw and trust his heart.
All of Me To bond with his destined mate an Alpha wolf must look past what he sees and trust what he feels Bonded by their parents before they were conceived wolf shifters Abel and Kai adored each other since
Hey! HEY! Wait just a damn minute. I'm sensing some sort of conspiracy.I was looking for this: Because I was going to say THANK YOU to Cardeno C. for inserting this song into my head for 72 hours. (No, I do not hate this song, but I JUST got it out of my head after at least 3 months of constantly mumbling "aaaaallll of me, loves aaaaallll of you" under my breath.)But then I saw THIS:Perfect Imperfections? ALL. OF. ME?DO YOU SEE WHERE I'M GOING HERE? Dreamspinner Press and Cardeno C. are conspiri [...]
5 Sweet Stars!Right from the beginning I was drawn into this sweet heartwarming story. Not only did I enjoy the chemistry and ensuing passion between Abel and Kai, I also enjoyed the overall family (pack) element and the support and wisdom they brought along with it. Abel might have been pack leader, but his mother stilled ruled the roost, and their exchanges had me chuckling. The love this family had for each other was quite evident throughout the read, as was the love between Abel and Kai. Two [...]
3.5 starsI absolutely loved Control, which CC co-wrote with Mary Calmes, so I was anxious to read this book. Because this story was written with the intent of including it in a Dreamspinner Mended anthology, it is quite short: around 55 pages, a long short story, if you will, not quite a novella. I really liked the premise of two Alphas who are mated by family ties to be co-rulers of their joint packs, and CC is a wonderful storyteller. The story was so easy to sink into.Abel, the older of the t [...]
Hurt/comfort romance with major miscommunication/misunderstanding, angst, some time apart before reuniting, bonding, hot sexy times, and getting their hard won HEA.The narration is very good and Robert M. Clark does a wonderful job with timing, character voices, emotion, and tone. He infuses the story with warmth, heat, and life.The simple fact is the premise of the story is just too much for me to get past in the short amount of time we have. (view spoiler)[Seriously, there are major spoilers h [...]
OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVED THIS SHORT SHIFTER STORY!!This short sweet story had me in tears, grabbed ahold of my romantic heart and left me wanting more more more!!! Abel and Kai were “bonded” to each other as kids by their parents to bring together their packs. But Abel witnesses a scene that completely shatters his bond to Kai.This was short and I don’t want to give anything away, but I ate up every word, every scene in this short book. Not many short books get to me emotionally honestly, but [...]
3.5 starsThis is where the short form really works for me. I'm not a big fan of shifter books. I'm not a huge fan of abuse-based angst. And I'm not a big fan of formulaic characters. But in smaller doses, I could be convinced. And in "All of Me", I was. I really really enjoyed this. Moreso than I thought I might.Abel & Kai were promised to each other from the time that they were very young. There's such a sweetness (obviouslyyou have seen who wrote this right?) about all the ways they were c [...]
This just wasn't my cup of tea, too much packed into such a small book and the huge misunderstanding at the beginning annoyed me.
Quick read3.5 stars - a short shifter story. There wasn't a lot of story details due to the length and I really missed all of Cardeno C's sweetness and sexy shifter fun.
This was a quick, sweet shifter contemporary romance read that I thoroughly enjoyed. Cardeno C has made something that could have been dark mostly light and sweet and fluffy, in Cardeno C fashion, and I thought it was incredibly sexy and aww-worthy.Better review here -
I'm a fan of tropes that feature werewolves and their destined mates and had high hopes for this. It had so much potential - the set up was awesome - but because this is a part of an anthology, it seemed the author was stymied by the word cap. There were some great emotional scenes that I loved and wanted more of. However, everything felt rushed - too fast to make any kind of connection or impression and in the end, I was left a bit disappointed.
I had no idea this was even on my Fire, and I was going through my Cardeno C collection (rereading some favorites) , and oh, there it was, and I was all, "Have I not read this one yet?" And no. I hadn't read this one yet. And now, having read it, I wish I could erase it from my memory. I loathe separations based on misunderstandings, and this was the worst kind thanks to the unnecessary brutalization of one of the MCs. It just left me feeling depressed and despondent. Cardeno usually lifts me up [...]
Another winning read from Cardeno C albeit a shorter one. Part of the Dreamspinner Daily Dose 'Mended' anthology, it just proves to me once again why personally I love Mr C's books so much. Short story's can be hit and miss because the content is generally limited by the length but this endearing and tender shifter book never felt stunted or rushed, in fact it really grabbed me emotionally and within a couple of its chapters actually had me having a little weep.All the books in this anthology ar [...]
1.5 stars No comment, I refused to open my mouth.
I’m torn between two and three starsThis book was really, and I mean really frustrating for me. I wanted to like it, and I did. At least the idea behind the book.(view spoiler)[Two alpha males, arranged (with an inevitable friends to lovers) mating, evil stepfather/”Alpha”, a major misunderstanding, a world of abuse for one MC and a bittersweet reunion after more than 10 years of hell resulting in one abused and mentally unstable MC and the other one trying to help his hurt mate. Oh gosh, [...]
Let me start first with the fact that I really like shifter fiction, and there are some authors who really write it well. There are other authors who want to dabble in shifter fiction and do a really bad job. This job falls squarely into the latter category. Kai and Abel are scheduled to be the alphas of their respective shifter packs. When the time comes for their bonding ceremony, Abel sees that Kai is screwing around with three other men who are taking him in every possible orafice. Watching [...]
Short but strong. Like a good Colombian coffee.Shifters and CC, nothing can go wrong.Yes, it is all about being bonded from their early years, and some angst and misunderstandings; but it works so perfectly.So if you are not into the whole "MINE" don´t even bother.But if you love the romantic style, the erotic tales and emotional stories CC got us used to then GO GET IT!!!!
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Really Abel Really?!?! You had one freakin job dude And you blew it Big timeThis story had a lot packed into it for such a short book. I would have been happier if the book was a little longer so we could get some more depth to the story. Abel and Kai are mated from birth. But when they are about to be bonded together "something" happens with Kai that makes Abel run back home. Seriously. Abel literally doesn't even try to figure out what happened with Kai for 12 years Kai shows up hurt & fin [...]
The one thing this story had going for it was a totally kick ass premise. Alphas from different packs fated to come together and bond in order to solidify power and territory, making a super pack? And they just happened to love each other at a soul-deep level as well?! Friggin' genius. Add in the fact that they were ripped cruelly away from one another just as life was supposed to be handed to them on a platter and I was eating out of Cardeno C.'s hands before I had even finished reading the boo [...]
The Blogger GirlsWow, this little short story was quite the heartbreaker. I love paranormal romances and am quite comfortable with the bonded soul mates and the “mine-mine-mine” that comes with the territory. What I wasn’t expecting was the reason why the relationship between Abel and Kai fell apart before they were ever able to finish the bonding process that would tie them together forever.This story started out very cute and you feel the love and excitement that Abel had for Kai….but [...]
This was a good if shorter story about some partially bonded Alphas who have some trouble getting it together. I liked all of the characters (well except the bad guys) and the fun that was also injected into an otherwise pretty serious story of abuse of power and mistreatment of children and young adults. I really liked Abel and Kai together :)
The cover pic is right on target! I just had a difficult time finding the chemistry. All kinds of stepdad evil. The mating was off. The ALPHA was not a true ALPHA. I tried hard to like this storyline it just did not work!
So sweet :)I thought alpha wolf was supposed to be big bad-ass scary wolf.But I don't mind with this sweet, gentle alphas.
Note I do love this author just not this book.The book started good with the whole bonded at birth thing but then when they were older it just went off track track. Kai is portrayed as more sub than alpha. Abel just annoyed me.
A Kindle Unlimited ReviewAll of Me has all the potential of a Cardeno C. shifter romance without the details I've come to expect. The story was too rushed for me to fully enjoy.
Quick read.This was a cute story, but it felt a bit rushed. In addition, I wish there was more character development between the two MCs.
3.5 StarsOkay that was a whole lot of book crammed into such few pages.
Beans: I love a good shifter mate book and was excited to dig in and read this novella. Abel and Kai are friends and promised to each other.Abel is strong and ready for not just his mate, but to start their life together. His family is supportive, loving and hopeful. When his world crashes down he escapes into his responsibilities and duty. Kai has done everything he could to do the right thing. Even when his own mate ran from him.I really loved the premise of this story and it was beautifully w [...]
This review can be found at The Blogger Girls review site.Bonded before they were born, Abel and Kai were meant for each other. On Kai’s eighteenth birthday, excited to finally bond with Kai, Abel catches Kai in a compromising position that ultimately breaks up not only the merging of their two packs but shatters Abel’s heart. Now twelve years later, after Kai’s sister demands his help, Abel finds Kai almost dead. While Abel’s determined to bring his mate back to life, can he get passed [...]