Review: Jesse's Diner (Hope #2) by Cardeno C.

Two men with a shared history and a mutual attraction must be honest with themselves and each other so both their dreams come true.

Quiet, unassuming Tanner Sellers spends his time running a diner in Hope, Arizona. Not particularly social, twenty-two-year-old Tanner keeps to himself and enjoys his simple life, but he longs for someone to call his own. In his most secret fantasy, that someone is sexy Steve Faus. But Steve is his friend’s father and mentor’s widower and therefore off-limits.

Despite some challenges, thirty-nine-year-old Steve Faus has had a good life. He’s extremely successful at work, has a great relationship with his college-age son, and lives in a wonderful town. Eighteen months after losing his partner, the one thing Steve lacks is someone to share his life. If Steve is honest with himself, that someone is the young man he has known and cared about for years. Steve and Tanner want one another, all they need is a little push in the right direction to make both their dreams come true.

Tanner ran a diner in the small town of Hope. The diner was left to him after the owner passed away. It's obvious that he loves what he does and loves the diner, even if he felt something was missing.

But he knew what that something was... the older and ever-so-sexy Steve. Steve is not only the father of his friend, but the widower of the late owner of the diner.


Tanner was adorable. Obvs. He was young, inexperienced, totally smitten with Steve, and clueless! Because Steve was just as smitten, but Tanner had no idea. At the same time Steve was a little rusty in the wooing department. So both of them together was just too cute.

Other than the cuteness, I didn't feel much substance in their relationship. Yeah, they were sweet and hot, but that's about all I got from them. Some more development in the relationship department would have done wonders for this story.

The story flowed very nicely and there were many funny and endearing moments. I especially liked Mike, Steve's son, and his role in the story. He played matchmaker and had some interesting revelations for the two.

Although, I would have liked more substance in my fluff, this was a very enjoyable read and I'll defintely read the next one. Sheriff... please...?

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I don't mind a bit of unsubstance in my fluff, it's in my list.