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  1. Rosa, really Rosa, really says:

    Hey HEY Wait just a damn minute I'm sensing some sort of conspiracyI 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 breathBut then I saw THIS Perfect Imperfections? ALL OF ME?DO YOU SEE WHERE I'M GOING HERE? Dreamspinner Press and Cardeno C are conspiring to control us using the lyrics as well as epic lulling powers of John Legend's butter tones Unite MM readers We have nothing to lose but Okay that's enough There's only so much paranoia I can pull off before I exhaust myself But let's just say that I truly believe Dreamspinner Press is trying to control our thoughts through MM lovin' Generally that's the kind of mind control I can get behindBut not with this book This book just frustrated me Why the 10 year separation? The reason presented to the reader is just fuckin' weak and I couldn't get past it After that even if the sex is hawt I could not enjoy myself And I do NOT enjoy NOT enjoying a Cardeno book One problem I had with is that All of Me reminds me of the author's first book Home Again There's a similarity in plot both involve a couple who suffer a serious set back and instead of communicating separate for a few years Similarity in plot is not really the problem that's fine But the unbelievable ridiculousness and unnecessary drama of the main conflict is It shows no growth in Cardeno's writing After reading Perfect Imperfections I expected from Cardeno and instead this book reads like something written years ago I'm probably being a pompous jackass expecting growth from a sugar fluff nugget author but well that's what I like to see Some sort of evolution in an author's writing So HEE HAW That's my jackass impressionSecond problem It reminded me of a Mary Calmes knock off ✓ MC drifting off into an info dump until people yell them back to attention? ✓ Men whimpering as they stare at each other lustfully? Or jam their finger up each other's butts not that I object to that the the awesome er generally✓ MC deciding that he knows exactly what his love interest is thinkingfeelingdoing and then refusing to discuss or consider any other option 'cause he enjoys acting like some kind of GD martyr?One of the few things that stopped this novella from being a true Mary Calmes is that the MC did not constantly refer to himself as plain when EVERYONE else told them how absolutely beautiful they were And thank fuck for thatHere's the thing even at her most annoying the above works for Mary Calmes She has a very distinct voice and style However so does Cardeno C They're both sugar factories but one produces white sugar and the other brown Or they're both Twix factories and one's caramel Twix and the other's peanut butter Or something like that Choose your own analogy Anyway I don't get it Why the Mary infection? I can only assume that Cardeno Mary spent way too much time IMing and skyping while writing Control Some Maryness must've seeped into Cardeno's typing fingersBut that's ok I fully expect to see Cardeno up and about soon fully recovered from this infectionHowever if you're like me and you'd like to cleanse yourself of the meh feelings left by this novella please read this angsty chunk of Cardeno goodness In Another LifeOr just read Perfect Imperfections Because aaaallll of me loves aaaaaalll of it

  2. Sheri Sheri says:

    At first I wasn't so sure about this pair of 'mates' Then the BIG misunderstanding comes to light AND my heart stuttered and ached I was grateful for the ending It soothed my tender heart Love me some sexy wolves especially when they bring some sizzling bitingclaimingmating I think another few chapters would have filled in the gaps and answered uestions I hadBut all in all All of Me was engaging and entertaining And even better it encouraged me to jump onto my elliptical for two hours I was lucky enough to snag one of Cardeno's stellar stay at home audible codes Thanks ever so much for the gift hugs35 stars

  3. ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ says:

    35 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 uite short around 55 pages a long short story if you will not uite 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 intoAbel the older of the two wolf shifters by five years is the narrator here Abel was bound to Kai before Kai was even conceived; their bond was always meant to be They adored each other even as children but on Kai’s 18th birthday when their mating was meant to come full circle Abel witnessed something that shattered his heart And ten years later he’s still suffering even as he tries unsuccessfully to put Kai out of his mindI liked both Kai and Abel Abel worked well as the narrator He obviously covered his bruised heart with a rough exterior And I always love the idea of two Alphas meant to beI wish the conflicts in the story were fleshed out I would have liked a longer explanation for example of how Kai’s stepfather kept Kai for a decade when Kai was the true Alpha Why didn’t Kai say anything on his 18th birthday when Abel came to see him? Just one word could have saved both the men so much heartbreak and painOnce the two are reunited Abel apologizes and blames himself but that didn’t sit well with me Maybe Abel should have tried to see Kai again but considering what he witnessed I can't fault him for staying away Once Kai is with Abel he is able to do what he wasn't able to do for a decade and I was puzzled by that as well If it’s just that easy why not do something earlier? Surely Kai had friends in the pack? Incidentally the final incident with Kai's stepdad was brutal but I was glad Kai took back the power The two MCs together were hot Their reunion was tender steamy and ever so romantic I liked the secondary characters including Kai’s feisty sister Kelly who was annoying at first but grew on me and Abel’s parents This was a very uick read with some sexy bits I always love the biting involved in mating The epilogue provided closure and was very sweet CC writes lovely epilogues An ARC of this book was provided by the author in exchange for my honest review

  4. Karla Karla says:

    5 Sweet StarsRight 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 uite evident throughout the read as was the love between Abel and Kai Two characters also worth a mention Kelly and Bernie feisty and funThis short has a lot to offer not always easy to do with so few pages but Cardeno C manages to connect the readers to the characters and the story All Of Me had it all; steamy sex tender moments witty dialogue amusing relatable characters and a happily ever after A copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

  5. BWT (Belen) BWT (Belen) says:

    Hurtcomfort romance with major miscommunicationmisunderstanding angst some time apart before reuniting bonding hot sexy times and getting their hard won HEAThe 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 lifeThe 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 spoilerSeriously there are major spoilers here view spoilerI just find the miscommunication and misunderstanding are the most difficult for me to get past to enjoy the story I just can't The years of separation and the reasons behind it just bother me too much The thought that Kai has been sexually assaulted for over a year at best or eleven years at worst as I'm not clear on whenif the raping stopped after Abel left Kai to his fate believing Kai had willingly given himself to multiple men is just too much for me to get over in less than two hoursThey were mates Partially bonded Even with his pain at feeling betrayed how I can't understand how Abel could have just walked away Why didn't he immediately kill the men touching his mate and demand to know what was going on? Well because that's not how the story goesbut it's just too much for me My heart hurt and my stomach clenched through most of the first half of the story and I never really got over itThen it just seemed too soon for Abel to claim Kai when they were reunited It moved too uickly for me Although I was especially glad at least Abel encouraged Kai to take the dominant role in their bonding The story just moves too uickly for me to catch up emotionallyto understand adjust and stop hurting for what happened to Kai so I could enjoy the rest of the story hide spoiler

  6. Gina Gina says:

    OMG OMG OMG I LOVED THIS SHORT SHIFTER STORYThis short sweet story had me in tears grabbed ahold of my romantic heart and left me wanting 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 KaiThis 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 this one absolutely had me in tearsAll Cardeno C fan and lovers of MM Shifter stories should read this little gem

  7. Susan Susan says:

    35 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 mightAbel 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 connected since the time even that Kai was just a baby all the way through teen years And then betrayal and heartbreak enter the mix and we're left 10 years later with grouchy mateless Alpha AbelI felt emotionally connected to Abel's feelings I hurt for him and with himWhen Kai comes back into Abel's life I was actually a little surprised at the level of angst injected into the story obviouslyyou have seen who wrote this right? But I respected the way the author handled this and being angst allergic myself it was shocking but not toooffensive or painfulThe reconnecting of the two alphas I found to be HOTand it's one of the things about shifter books I can totally get behind Add in the 'mine' factor which I'm a sucker for and this short story really did it for mewhen on paper it probably shouldn't haveIf you're looking for a uick read that still feels like a complete story and you love yourself a sweet tale mixed w just a bit of angst I'd recommend this one Enjoyed it obviouslyyou have seen who wrote this right?

  8. Em Em says:

    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

  9. Katrina Passick Lumsden Katrina Passick Lumsden says:

    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 Which is what I've been needing lately So thanks Cardeno for making me want to cry and punch something

  10. Jaime Jaime says:

    uick read35 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

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All of Me ❴PDF / Epub❵ ✅ All of Me Author Cardeno C. – 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 t 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 All of ePUB ½ 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.