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Just What the Truth Is

Just What the Truth Is Ben Forman has been in the closet so long he s convinced himself he s actually straight But his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life Micah is brilliant funn

  • Title: Just What the Truth Is
  • Author: Cardeno C.
  • ISBN: 9781613722077
  • Page: 375
  • Format: ebook
  • Ben Forman has been in the closet so long he s convinced himself he s actually straight But his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life Micah is brilliant, funny, and determined and he just assumes Ben s gay and starts dating him Finding himself truly happy for the first time he can remember, Ben doesn t have the willpower to rBen Forman has been in the closet so long he s convinced himself he s actually straight But his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life Micah is brilliant, funny, and determined and he just assumes Ben s gay and starts dating him Finding himself truly happy for the first time he can remember, Ben doesn t have the willpower to resist.Still, life isn t all rainbows and happily ever afters Ben loves his family, but his parents have been estranged from his brother, Noah, since he came out of the closet Ben doesn t want to lose them, but Micah won t be his dirty little secret forever Suddenly Ben s hold on his happiness and his sense of self seems to be slipping If he s going to survive with his heart intact, he ll have to own up to the truth of what he wants and who he is The trouble is figuring out just what that truth is.

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    1. ~3.5~This review is for the second edition of this book, which includes a bonus chapter originally published in:Cardeno C's Home series can be read out of order; the books often overlap and the stories run mostly parallel to one another, like threads unraveling from the same quilt. I read this book immediately after finishing Noah and Clark's story in:I loathed strongly disliked Ben in the first book, but indirectly glimpsed his HEA in the bonus chapter and was curious to see if he could redeem [...]

    2. 2.5 starsI like Cardeno C.I have a high tolerance for sweet.I have read a couple others in this series.I can overlook the "everyone in this town is gay and coupled up" angle.I can forgive the MC, Ben, for being a coward and indecisive.But, what I actually can't tolerate is bad editingt from a book released by a "major" M/M publisher. Spelling errors. Conflicting content. Grammar errors. I am no perfectionist when it comes to the books I read, but this really threw me offltiple accounts. Moving o [...]

    3. I wasn't initially excited about reading this book. I had read previous books with Ben and thought he was a complete tool. So I was skeptical from page one about my ability to get over his previous douche-ness (I'm pretty sure thats not an actual word :P)- with that being said, I was pleasantly surprised. The dialogue and the relationship between Micah and Ben was great. I actually enjoyed reading this book. Granted there were parts where I wanted to punch Ben in the face but Cardeno C. provides [...]

    4. This review is for the audio of the second edition of this book, which includes a bonus chapter.Filled with hotness, heat, and a heavy sprinkling of angst Alexander Collins delivers another wonderful performance.So I'm not going to lie to you. Ben Forman is arguably my least favorite Home collection character. Because Ben, whom we first met as the meddling brother in Home Again, is a closet case of EPIC proportions. A clue: His daily mantra is "I'm not gay. I'm not gay. I'm NOT gay." He has a st [...]

    5. *** What a delightful story !! *** Cardeno C. has beautiful characters, a well written tale, and amazing erotic sex scenes, and I always get rewarded buying these books. Tall, fit, nearly 40, Micah is a top lawyer, negotiator/litigator, and he's new to the firmw BenBen is also a lawyer in that firm, but a different area. He's 6'3", good looking, and a good man, living in the "closet", so-to-speak.He wants to be himself and quit pretending to be who his folks want him to be, after all they have o [...]

    6. Read this book, they saidIt'll be fun, they saidJust, no. Can we say emotional rollercoaster?First, I was likeTell me a storyThen:Then:Then:Then:Le sigh.Okay, in all seriousness, I obviously really liked this book. It was an honest and heartfelt coming out story. The think I liked best, though, was the dialogue and banter between the characters, and between the narrator (Ben) and the audience (reader). It was extremely witty and I often found myself LOLing.cially over Micah's mother. Definitely [...]

    7. Ben ( Noah's brother from Home Again, book one ) tells his own story about being deeply closeted and meeting the man who finally pulls him out of his closet, bringing him the love that he's always wanted. The man who gets to rock Ben's world is Micah and In true Cardeno style this is another case of insta lust that turns to love very very quickly but of course there's some conflict ,mainly from Ben and his family, that causes some angst until they finally get their HEA and I really enjoyed the j [...]

    8. 3.5 starsThis was in some ways better than I expected and in other ways worse than I expected.I liked the first half, which I didn’t thought I would. I loved Ben and all his insecurities, while I was expecting to hate him. But how could I hate him when he was hurting so much. I really liked how his relationship with Micah started and how Ben finally took a chance at being happy, even though he was still torn up inside.Then came the middle part, which I absolutely hated. The break-up I got. I w [...]

    9. We first met Ben in Home Again (the first book in the series) which was Noah and Clark's story. Ben was Clark's best friend and Noah's brother, and his actions directly lead to Noah and Clark's separation. Starting this book with low expectations of Ben, I was therefore surprised that I could relate to and sympathise with Ben.Ben has always hidden his true feelings, even from himself, so struggles with the strong feelings he has for his work colleague, Micah."I mean, seriously, Micah Trains was [...]

    10. Another sweet story from author Cardeno C. who specialises in 1st person POV, lots of introspection and very happy endings. Ben thinks he's straight but when his new workmate Micah steams into his life he just can't seem to argue with Micah's assumption that he's gay. Ben is very confused and deeply in denial but still a very endearing character. You can tell he's a nice guy who's tried to do the right thing all his life. The steady and competent Micah is a great foil to Ben's to-ing and fro-ing [...]

    11. It's safe to say that CC's writing has matured from Home Again to this novel here by leaps and bounds.It's also a huge credit to the skills of an author to make me care about a character I despised in the first book, by letting me see into his mind.In this book, I was equal parts exasperated with Ben and cheering him on. The banter he's got going with Micah was refreshing and caused me to giggle a lot. And Ben is still Ben, dumb and screwing up, plagued by what he thinks he's expected to be and [...]

    12. 3.5 starsAgainWhy, oh why???This book started great then closed up bad. By great, I mean really, really great. It was so, so funny. The MC has one of the best inner dialogues that I have read. So up until half of the book it was pure LMAO. And then it went downhill. And by bad, I mean pretty bad. Imagine a sugar sauce soaked story and multiply it by a thousand, then you get this book.I can't believe I'm giving this a four. But I'm trying to forget the second half and concentrate on that great fi [...]

    13. ***narration review of 2nd edition only***Alexander Collins is fast becoming a favorite. His characterizations and sound effects are always on point. This is, of course, definitely different from the Paul Morey version of the same book. I think it is awesome to be able to listen to different interpretations of the same book. Would definitely recommend.

    14. I loved this so much until the end. It kinda ended too fast. But it was sweet and I was so happy to see Ben finally get his head out of his ass, him and Noah repair their relationship and become family again, and get his best friend back. Ben and Noah's parents can take a flying leap fuckers.

    15. 4 Follow your inner truth Stars! Source: Audible copy for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and WLK Book PromotionsThis was my first CC story that I had wished I had previously listened or read book 1, Home Again within this series.  I think it would have made the story even better having a back story of Ben's interactions with his bother Noah and his old friend Carter and their family dynamics.  Even though I didn't have that I still adored the book.The way it's written as if Ben is talking to [...]

    16. 4 1/2 stars.From the previous book in series I can state with no hesitation that I detested Ben. Could I like a book about him? Answer: Oh my yes!Poor Ben has conflicts. His younger brother is gay and never hid it. Said younger brother is in a relationship with Ben's BF. Ben is the good son to his parents' difficulties with his younger brother. Ben has to be perfect. He is not. He sees himself as a disappointment. He is not gay.I'm not gay. I'm not gay. I'm not gay.I know you're thinking that's [...]

    17. I love the Home Series, these are just lovable characters.They have their ups and downs but Cardeno knows how to deliver a HEA story with that happy feeling.This time was Micah and Ben.Poor Ben, has been in so deep in the closet for so long he is having serious issues finding his way out.And Micah, oh how I adore you!Finally having Ben and Noah talk about their issues and being there for each other was good.The whole parents coming around, it didn´t felt right. Why? Because what about Noah? I h [...]

    18. This is a sweet story, relatively slow moving and with lots of introspection. The humor and Ben's self-deprecating thoughts keep it from becoming boring.Ben sort of slides into the realization that he may be gay after all. His family may have issues with that (except for his gay brother), and he lets that stop him from coming out for a very long time. I was yelling at him to at least be honest with himself because he couldn't even manage that.Micah is a great guy, even if he does miss a lot of s [...]

    19. Cardeno C is a go to author for me when I want a low angst, humorous, sexy story. I've read and liked most of this series but this one just didn't work for me as well as the others. I can't really put my finger on what it was but I didn't connect with it the way I expected to.

    20. I really enjoyed this story. It had a different, cool vibe to it. I like how Micah took charge in dating Ben without him even realizing they were dating. I liked how Ben talked directly to the readers at times. His struggle coming out was believable. And I really liked their HEA.

    21. I liked this a lot. It was nice to follow Ben's growing up and how he finally finds his way to a fulfilled life.

    22. Recensione presente sul sito reginlaradiosa : “Beh, a volte sei abbastanza fortunato da trovare un ragazzo con cui condividere la vita. Qualcuno con cui ridere nei momenti felici e che ti aiuti durante quelli difficili.” Abbassò la voce, sembrando imbarazzato per la prima volta da quando l’avevo conosciuto. “Qualcuno che ami e che ti ami a sua volta.”Il suo sguardo era penetrante e io sentii la domanda senza che dovesse dirla a parole. “Micah?” “Si”Il mio cuore sbatteva contro [...]

    23. This review can be found at The Blog of Sid Love.3.5 starsBen Forman’s life is lonely… and miserable. He’s so deep in the closet, everything he does makes him paranoid he’ll be taken as gay. He lives the typical ‘straight man’s’ life so that no one would think there’s something ‘wrong’ with him. When he meets Micah Trains, the new partner at his law firm, his constant denial soon disappears when Ben learns just what happiness means in the arms of Micah. Unfortunately, Ben’s [...]

    24. The description for this story interested me the most mainly because I'd had quite a glimpse of Ben when I read his brother, Noah's, story, which incidentally, was the first book in the 'Home' series. 'Just What the Truth Is' is book five and I'm still just as big of a fan of the series as I was when I finished the first book. Needless to say, I had a feeling this book would be pretty entertaining since I figured Ben would be completely clueless and terrified about being gay. I certainly wasn't [...]

    25. FGMAMTC Blog Review + Giveaway3.5Ben has a hard time accepting himself as is. He's a gay man who has been told his entire life that being gay is wrong. His parents taught him that all gay men live wild and dangerous and end up alone. He has always been the good son. No matter how old he gets, it's hard to choose his happiness over pleasing his parents. When he meets Micah and can no longer deny his feelings, Ben goes through a life crisis trying to figure out how to move forward. This story is [...]

    26. Have to say I really loved this book! Looking back at my prior reviews, I give about 10% 5 stars. This is one of them. While Cardeno C. seems to hide behind his? name (and I'm assuming he is a he) this book for me proves that men write better m/m romance than women. And let me guess why: from their own experience. His characters are real. They seem to just leap from the page. I loved them. The book is written in first person, which is often difficult to carry out. Yet Ben was never dull and was [...]

    27. This is the 5th book in Cardeno C's Home Series and it deals with an issue that a lot of people struggle with, accepting and loving yourself - then add in the double issue of coming out of the closet, some office romance and sprinkle it with humor and you have the perfect book! In this story we follow two driven lawyers who finally succumb to the chemistry between them. The problem occurs when one of them wants to have a relationship and the other is so far in the closet he can see Narnia! I enj [...]

    28. The first few pages, maybe even chapters, were of solid four star material. Then the unfortunate saturation happened and I got bored facepalming and reading the narrator's internal commentary, often directed to the reader. As it is--sadly--given with books such as these, this lovely piece of M/M romance dissolved into gratuitous erotica around the 30% mark. At which point I put my speed reader's cap on and breezed through the continuous sex scenes only occasionally lingering on the moments of em [...]

    29. This is a new author for me. I really liked the book the writing style & narrator for the most part. Ben is funny & self deprecating & his love interest Micah is solid, mature & patient. The story is not terribly original dealing with in the closet & coming out but I still enjoyed it. I think because the author glossed over some of the confrontations Ben had with his parents over this issue. Fine by me, who needs the tedious details writing about the endless handwringing of t [...]

    30. This is the story of Ben ( the book is completely from his POV) and Micah.Typical of Cardeno C.'s writing, we really get into Ben's head, and I have to say, I had some trouble with him.(view spoiler)[I ran out of patience with him, and was glad when Micah cut him loose. I guess he needed the "tough love" to come to his senses. But he redeems himself and I ended up liking him a lot.But all ends well, and it has a very sweet ending. (hide spoiler)]We also get small glimpses of Clark and Noah and m [...]

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