Friday, April 14, 2017

S.E.X. Review~Rough Edges by Cardeno C.- Audiobook

Born on the wrong side of the tracks to the wrong family, Kyle Potter has spent his life clawing his way toward a better future. When he gets the perfect job at the perfect firm in perfect Los Angeles, Kyle is sure there are only blue skies ahead. And then he meets perfect Brent Haralson.
Born with a silver spoon to a well-established family, Brent Haralson has never been interested in leveraging his connections. Friends, success, and dates come easily to Brent and rejection isn’t something he has to deal with in life. And then he meets perfect Kyle Potter.
Kyle despises his unwelcome crush on his lazy, arrogant nemesis. Brent welcomes his feelings for his stubborn, brilliant friend. As it turns out, the line between a friend and an enemy doesn’t have to be a line at all.

Kyle and Brent have an interesting love-hate relationship in Cardeno C.’s Rough Edges- although the hate was one-sided.

Kyle was born poor and made it a mission in life to better himself and become a solid, hard-working man. Brent was born rich and never had to work a day in his life- enjoying his spoils on his own terms. Unfortunately, Kyle’s resentment of Brent left him feeling disgust, a tad bit shame, and an even surprising dose of lust.

What I enjoyed about Rough Edges, was the author’s ability to turn unforeseen circumstances into fortuitous events, thus facilitating a mutual understanding between the two men. Everything was not what it seemed and the author allowed the story, (albeit short) to evolve.

In my previous review I called Kyle whiny, and although I still believe it was his nature, the narrator changed my mind.

Kevin Chandler brought Kyle and Brent to life with his audio rendition of Rough Edges. I was able to get a better understanding of both men through Mr. Chandler’s voice- inflection and harmony-  a substance was created that I was not able to achieve from ‘listening’ to the characters in my own head.

Still, a short story worth reading, as Cardeno C. never fails to deliver a wonderfully driven book.

Sexy and Sizzling
A four handcuff review

2017 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

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