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Strong Enough

Family Collection
De : Cardeno C.
Lu par : Ezekiel Robison
Série : Family Collection, Volume 2
Durée : 6 h et 43 min

Prix : 19,14 €

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When a casual hookup turns into the potential for love, staid Spencer realizes he wants to build a life with vibrant Emilio.

When 22-year-old Emilio Sanchez sees handsome Spencer Derdinger walking by his construction site, Emilio makes it his goal to seduce the shy professor. Getting Spencer into bed isn't difficult, but Emilio soon learns that earning the trust of a man deeply hurt will take time and patience. With a prize like brilliant, sweet Spencer on the line, Emilio decides he is strong enough to face the challenge.

Spencer is surprised when he's approached by the gorgeous construction worker he's admired from the safety of his office window. Acting spontaneously for the first time in his 38 years, Spencer takes Emilio home. When the casual hookup turns into the potential for love, Spencer realizes that if he wants to build a life with Emilio, he'll need to be strong enough to slay his personal demons and learn to trust again.

©2013 Cardeno C. (P)2016 Cardeno C.

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  • Global
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  • Belen
  • 23/03/2016

It’s official: I adore Ezekiel Robison!

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Ezekiel Robison's narration is consistently terrific. He offers new character voices for each new story, not just reusing the same old, same old. He also keeps track of the character voices from previous stories and when those characters show up, he uses the right voices.

It’s such a treat to listen to Robison!

Robison brings such depth to the characters, he highlights Spencer’s vulnerability and Emilio’s protective instincts, he makes their insta-love believable, and he absolutely sets the audio on fire with the hot sex scenes.

That shower scene alone is worth the price of the audio book. For reals.

I ADORE this story and cannot help but fangirl and squee all over this!

Bottom Line: This is super sweet, charming, gloriously hot and sexy and fabulously entertaining. Add the fabulous narration and it’s a WINNER!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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  • Tams (TTC Books and more)
  • 05/04/2016

Strong Enough

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it's a different kind of HEA with a different road the MC's have to travel to find their happiness.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Emilio. Ever patient, strong, devoted and passionate about Spencer from the start.

Which scene was your favorite?

Emilio and Spencer finally, fully consummating their relationship.

Who was the most memorable character of Strong Enough and why?

Spencer. He never gave up.

Any additional comments?

Spencer Derdinger has never been lucky in love. Losers and abusers is all he seems to attract. A direct result of his past and the trauma he's endured, Spencer has a bit of an ED issue. When he meets sexy, enigmatic and genuinely sweet Emilio Sanchez, everything changes. For the first time in his life, someone actually cares about Spencer. Not just on a physical level, no, Emilio wants to court him, take care of him, give Spencer the attention and devotion a man deserves from his partner. But the issues of the past keep Spencer on guard and a lifetime of being told you're not good enough threatens to derail his new relationship with Emilio before they are running at full speed.

It took me about an hour roughly to get into the story. It was very much insta-love and I don't usually care for that type of story. CC is a master at making it work and delivering HEA for her characters each and every time though, so I stuck it out and I'm pleased that I did. While this is an insta-love story, as it unfolds and you are given more information about Spencer and his past, it completely makes sense that he would fall hard for the first guy to truly care for him. But falling and letting down his guard are two different things. It takes a lot of love, encouragement and self awareness for Spencer to completely open himself up.

Emilio is patient, protective and loving from the start. You see, while he hasn't had the same issues as Spencer, he has never found anyone he wanted to settle down with. As soon as Spencer gifts Emilio with one of his shy, awkward smiles, dimples and all, Emilio is hooked. As he gets to know more about his sexy, shy professor, Emilio learns about his problematic past. Where some men would duck and run, Emilio stands his ground and continues to support the man he is fastly falling for.

Narrated by Ezekial Robison, the same narrator for all the books in this series. I am normally very engrossed in everything Robison reads, but the voice he chose for Spencer was odd and distracting. That being said, the voice he gave the antagonist in the story, Spencer's ex, that was like nails on a chalk board and fit so perfectly for his annoying personality. The only downside, CC didn't write Emilio stomping a mud-hole in the man's ass then walking it dry!

I loved the passion and connection that Emilio and Spencer shared, the way Emilio proved his commitment to Spencer, the way their love and devotion to each other proved to Spencer that he didn't really have ED, he just had the wrong partners until now. I'd recommend this story to fans of CC's work, fans of the narrator, as well as anyone that is looking for a story with a different kind of HEA.

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  • AmazonCustomer
  • 27/04/2016

Loving Ezekiel Robison's narration in this series

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I enjoyed this book quite a bit when I read it the first time a year ago. Spencer, a sweet man who has been hurt by love more than once, shy and insecure. Meanwhile Emilio, young, but confident, and willing to go after the man he wanted as soon as he saw him. Emilio is one of my favorite characters that CC has written. Despite his age, Emilio knows his mind, knows what he wants, and isn't afraid to go after it. He's all the things that Spencer needs in his life.

As much as I enjoyed the book when I read it, I loved it even more when I listened to Ezekiel Robison's audio version of the book. His narration has gotten better and better as he has done this series, and my enjoyment of his narration of this book was off the charts. He was great, including accents and voice changes that worked well for both main characters.

The story of these two men was sweet, and sexy, and really touched your heart as you learned all that Spencer had been through, and that Emilio only cared about taking care of Spencer, and helping him to heal and love. These two, such opposites, attracted in the best way possible. They filled holes that the other didn't quite realize they had.

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  • Lesmiz junkie
  • 04/11/2018

enjoyed story/recording but only one issue

I find Ezekiel Robison's narration and creating the minor characters but especially Emilio to be wonderful.


My only issue is with how he performs Spencer. He tries to make Spencer to be the stilted, nervous and insecure character as he is in the book. The narrator attempts these characteristics in the following way: he reads Spencer's lines by lowering his voice within his throat. It simply sounds unnatural and unappealing. The intent is there but the result comes off as false and off-putting.

But, I am still glad I purchased the recording.

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  • Loyia T. Lopez
  • 15/09/2018

To Weak For Me.

This story wasn't for me. I felt NO empathy for Spencer. He was such a weak weak man. What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. The interaction ( or lack of) he had with peter made me so angry with him. He should have totally put that jerk in his place, and not be so fnnnnnnn wimpy and scary. I also didn't like the fact on how he treated his friend/co worker, it was like he was mad at her more than he was with Peter, at her, for speaking up, and standing up for him. she definitely had more balls than Spencer. I had no problem with their age difference, but how are you going to let a 22yr old come in and be more mature, confident, strong, and almost have to treat you like your a baby, WTHEll.😠 Only thing I liked about this story was the narrator, he did a nice job!🙂

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  • Bookworm250
  • 21/11/2017

A Keeper

This is one of my TOP five favourite audiobooks!Emilio and Spencer are perfect for each other and their story is full of feels and heat. The narration is
perfect. Love it!

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  • Gabrielle
  • 17/09/2017

Amazing story!!!

I loved this book!!! I listened to it from start to finish without stopping.
The story hits home for me, Spencer's side hit home with me, Emilio is picture perfect in his attention to detail, and his family had me literally laughing out loud!!
The Narrator did awesome, he really grabs your attention and brings the characters to life!!!
I would recommend this book if your needing an uplifting romance, a moral boost, and an abundance of laughs!!!

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  • Keith b miller
  • 24/08/2017

it's one of the best

it makes you happy that love is a great thing to have it is so worth it

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  • denise
  • 08/02/2017

Like ,like

I like this book I look at it for a while glad I finally listen to this. Book

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  • eddie
  • 23/11/2016

a snore

amelo was sooo gay and who pushes there way into someone's life , who dose that. a real snoozer