Title: In Another Life & Eight Days
Author: Cardeno C., John Solo (Narrator), Nick J. Russo (Narrator)
Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC
Release Date: July 26th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
In Another Life
At age 18 Shiloh Raben is tired. He no longer has the energy to deal with mean classmates, inner doubt, and fear of familial rejection, so he takes a razor to his wrist. When he wakes up in the hospital, Shiloh meets Travis Kahn, the EMT who saved him and didn’t leave his side.
Travis is handsome, smart, and funny – the type of guy Shiloh would never be brave enough to approach. But his near-death experience has an unusual side effect: The life that flashed before his eyes wasn’t the one he had already lived but rather the one he could live. With visions of a future by Travis’ side, Shiloh will find the strength to confront his fears and build a life worth fighting for.
Childhood family friends Maccabe Fried and Josh Segal have always gotten along despite having nothing in common. Maccabe is an athlete with dreams of playing professional baseball. Josh is an aspiring architect with dreams of being with Maccabe. Despite all odds, both dreams come true.
Maccabe and Josh fall into a long-distance romance, which is everything Josh thought he wanted. But after years of hiding from the world, Josh wants to bring their relationship into the open. When Maccabe refuses, Josh is faced with a tough decision: stay with the man he loves or live the life he deserves. No matter the choice, somebody’s bound to get hurt. Thankfully, in the season of miracles, there’s always hope for a happy ending.
Brilliantly narrated by John Solo, In Another Life gives a glimpse of what could be and fateful encounters. This story is hands down one of my favorite novellas of Cardeno’s. Filled with so much love and hope it definitely doesn’t hurt that the sex is hot as hell too.
But more than that I absolutely love that Shiloh remembers the glimpse of the life that could have been and am completely enamored of Shiloh and Travis’s whole love story. John had me crying while listening to this story…twice.
Speaking of brilliant, Nick J. Russo lends his own considerable voice talent to Eight Days. Nick perfectly captures Maccabe’s cluelessness, Josh’s affection and frustration, and, as always, brings the heat for the sexy times.
I want so much more with this story. I feel like only the surface was scratched – there’s so much more story to be had! Partitioned, the reader only gets glimpses of eight days in Maccabe’s life, and when actual years go by we get no explanation of what happened in the meantime. I am left with so many questions (like, did Josh become an architect? What was he doing in San Francisco? What was the reaction of their family and Maccabe’s team to Maccabe being with Josh? What about Judah?) that I feel like begging for a sequel.
I need more, Cardeno C., please!