He Completes Me (Home #2) by Cardeno C.
Not even his mother’s funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to tone down his snark or think about settling down. He is who he is, and he refuses to change for anyone. When straight-laced, compassionate Aaron Paulson claims he’s falling for him, Zach is certain Aaron sees him as another project, one more lost soul for the idealistic Aaron to save. But Zach doesn’t need to be fixed and he refuses to be with someone who sees him as broken.
Patience is one of Aaron’s many virtues. He has waited years for a man who can share his heart and complete his life and he insists Zach is the one. Pride, fear, and old hurts wither in the wake of Aaron’s adoring loyalty, and as Zach reevaluates his perceptions of love and family, he finds himself tempted to believe in the impossible: a happily-ever-after.
Review by Paulina Woods
This was an interesting read and took me a few chapters to really get into it. Not because it's a horrible book but because I had to get use to the main character, Zach, talking to me. I haven’t read a book like this since the pick your own ending mysteries when I was a child. After the shock wore off I couldn’t get enough.
Zach is portrayed like most people think of when they think of gay men. He sleeps around, refuses to settle down and mocks those who do. He drinks, smokes and is an all around whore. He does all of this to cover up the fact his family hates him and until he left home he was abused by his stepfather.
Enters Aaron. A gentle soul who has a natural inclination to take care of others and wants nothing more than to find love with one man. He finds what he is looking for in Zach but it takes a lot of understanding before Zach comes around.
This is a book I will read again and again because each chapter gets better. This book also started my week long binge reading of Cardeno's books.