Strange Bedfellows by Cardeno C. *Review
Posted by brriske
As the sole offspring of the Democratic United States president and his political operative wife, Trevor Moga was raised in an environment driven by the election cycle. During childhood, he fantasized about living in a made-for-television family, and as an adult, he rejected all things politics and built a highly successful career as far from his parents as possible.
Newly elected congressman Ford Hollingsworth is Republican royalty. The grandson of a revered governor and son of a respected senator, he was bred to value faith, family, and the goal of seeing a Hollingsworth in the White House.
When Trevor and Ford meet, sparks fly and a strong friendship is formed. But can the billionaire son of a Democratic president build a family with the congressman son of a Republican senator? Forget politics, love makes strange bedfellows.
Awesome story! Interesting characters, seriously hot sex scenes, and a hint of both politics and religion. Not enough of either to start arguments, but just enough to intrigue me into wanting to read more of this author.
Opposites attract is the old saying, and more opposite people would be a hard search. Democrat Ford and completely apolitical with Republican parents Trevor have more hurdles than that to overcome. One is Christian, the other atheist, one an only child and the other an only son with three sisters. This author weaves through the land mines excellently.
As an independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock, I give this four fangs, withholding the last fang only because it was a bit too tidy a wrap-up. Granted there were probably size constraints placed on the author, but I would have preferred a bit…well, just more.
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Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.
Cardeno’s Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, “You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day.”
Winner’s choice of ebook from author’s backlist (excluding box sets or anthologies).