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.
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."
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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.
Strange Bedfellows is narrated by Ron Herczig and a lovely job he did. The variety of character voices was distinguishable and the inflections in Mr. Herczig’s voice at the appropriate times allowed me to listen effortlessly and follow the storyline.
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A five handcuff review
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