Book Tour: M/M ~ Strange Bedfellows by Cardeno C. ~ (ARC Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)
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.
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“Where’s your bedroom?” asked Ford Hollingsworth as he tipped his head back to make room for the man licking a path down his neck.
The handsome stranger shoved Ford’s coat to the floor, slammed him against the wall, and wedged his thigh between Ford’s legs, rubbing up against his balls.
“Oh. Oh.” Ford bucked. “Your bedroom?”
Despite being mostly clothed, Ford was seconds away from coming in his pants. The inner voice he’d spent most of his life ignoring piped up to remind him that he’d never been this aroused with any woman and never would be. But acknowledging that voice meant walking away from his family and his aspirations, so Ford tried ignoring it, something that had gotten increasingly difficult with every passing year and was now impossible.
“Trevor?” Ford had no idea if that was the dark-haired guy’s real name or if he’d created an alias to use with a bar pickup, which was what Ford himself had done. Either way, he was proud he remembered the name, considering he was more turned on than he’d ever been in his life.
Without responding, the man reached for Ford’s shirt buttons and popped them open while he caressed Ford’s chest.
*ARC provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher WLK/We Love Kink book promotions in exchange for an honest review*
From beginning to end... Wow, just wow! I love all of Cardeno C. stories, but Strange Bedfellows is my favorite now and one of my top reads of the year for sure.
Ford Hollingsworth is a republican congressman, deep in the closet, idealist, religious, with great values. He has his life all planned out, even if he is aware that if he follows the path he's chosen, it will be a solitary one. Ford has no clue that the man that picked him up at a bar would turn his world upside down when they met. He has no clue Trevor actually knew who he was before that encounter. He has no idea that Trevor would be just what he needed, even if he embodied all he'd feared before and all he'd ever wanted. Once he realizes all this though, it was absolutely amazing to see him embrace the idea the way he did.
Trevor is the billionaire son of the democratic President of the United States. He absolutely hates anything politics related, and with good reason, considering how ruthless both his parents are. Still, once he meets and falls for Ford, he starts seeing things differently, even his own parents' relationship.
Both Ford and Trevor are fantastic, well-rounded, tridimensional characters. They have so many layers, and they are so different, and yet, they find common ground in their love for each other. Their chemistry is off the charts, the love scenes are damn hot and the storyline is engaging and character driven.
I loved every second of this book, there's some angst, but there's also love and passion and characters that you can't not root for. Definitely a story to be savored over and over again.
Rating: 5+ Stars
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).