Friday, June 26, 2015

S.E.X. Review and Giveaway~ Strange Bedfellows by Cardeno C.

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. 

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. 

Heartache and anguish gave way to strength and love in Cardeno C.’s new story Strange Bedfellows. What happens when you mix a closeted-conservative Republican and an openly gay Democratic billionaire? — a combustion of epic proportions and the book that has soared to the top of this reader’s must-read list.

Ford Hollingsworth lives in a world when the righteous will inherit the earth, not necessarily the homosexual, yet he also knows in his heart God would never create someone He didn’t love. Confused and alone, Ford meets Trevor Moga, out and proud who just happens to have a hatred of all things political and is the only son of the President and First Lady.

Ford and Trevor are immediately drawn to each other and passion ensues. Cardeno C. delivered witty banter and ease between the two main characters. The dialogue added warmth and depth to the story as did the secondary characters. Ford’s parents, with all their reservations, still demonstrated a parent’s unconditional love for their child—their feelings aside.

Cardeno C.’s characterization of Trevor brought a smile to my face and lightened my heart. Trevor’s gentleness as he took Ford into his arms, soothing him and opening his eyes to a world of freedom where physical love is precious and revered was beautifully written. The author’s voice allowed for Trevor and Ford to grow together as a couple but also as individuals with widely different views on life, yet both yearning for the same thing.

A story of love of life, love of fellow man and love of family—with all they bring—the easy and hard, the laughter and the tears, Strange Bedfellows is about opening yourself to the possibilities life throws at you and latching onto the opportunities that land at your feet.

Do I love a Cardeno C. book? Yes! One word of advice, have a few tissues handy because Cardeno C. writes emotional turmoil and transfers it to the reader like no other. Caught in her beautifully written expression, the author gently creates a masterpiece with the reader in a voyeuristic background watching the story unfold.
Book provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review

Leave a comment below with your email for a chance to win a copy of Strange Bedfellows. Winner will be chosen July 1st~

Author Links

Blog: (Shared Blog)
Twitter: @CardenoC

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.

Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.


  1. Cardeno's books are always amazing.

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  2. thanks for the chance


  3. I'm looking forward to reading this. I love CC's books.

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  4. I loved your review! Can't wait to read this. I'm a huge fan of Cardeno's books and this one looks awesome!

  5. Thank you for the review and giveaway chance!

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  6. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  7. Thank you for the review and giveaway chance! I love Cardeno C's books.

  8. Ohohoho! thanks so much for the chance to win this book!!


  9. Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read this one!!

  10. love cc's books and cant wait for this one either

  11. Count me in, thanks for the chance!

  12. Cardeno's books are always a wonderful read.
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  13. This looks like another winner, with a very interesting opposites attract storyline with potential for lots of angst, as they say you should never talk about politics in a relationship and its hardly something that won't come up, before they can find their happy ending together. Thank you so much for a chance to win a copy of this book :) slholland22 {at} hotmail {dot} com

  14. Great review and excerpt please count me in for the Giveaway.

  15. Looking forward to reading this story!

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