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***Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway*** Strange Bedfellows by Cardeno C.

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Title: Strange Bedfellows
Author: Cardeno C.
Release Date: June 26, 2015
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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.

Awwwwww... that about sums this book up! This was my first book by this author and won't be my last.

The story is based around the two main characters Ford Hollingsworth an up and coming in the political world who lives to fulfill his and his dads dream of becoming a state senator and then onto Presidential candidate. Then we have Trevor Moga only son of the current President and self made business man.

The story jumps right in to them meeting. Ford is very much in the closet when it comes to his sexuality but as he's getting older he is finding it increasingly difficult to hide who he is. He comes from a strict religious background and has spent most of his life just having the occasional hook up with men he picks up in a bar. He uses fake names in the hope they won't recognize who he is. On this occasion he meets Trevor in the bar and doesn't himself recognize who he is. Trevor is openly gay and has been for most of his life and is fully supported by his parents. He too has had nothing but casual hook ups and didn't think he would ever have true love. When they meet the chemistry is there instantly and starts off a beautiful love affair. The love scenes are pretty hot and passionate but not overly graphic and i feel this book would be a really good start for a first time M/M reader.

The story follows the struggle Ford has between wanting his career to bloom but knowing admitting who he is could seriously damage that and wanting to find love and family he has always wanted. It also follows Trevor's realization that although he didn't have a traditional upbringing he still had an incredibly close family unit.

I've got to say i fell in love with both of the main characters there was none of the usual fighting and trying to run away they recognize from the start that there is something special between them and i loved that! It really is a beautiful love story and i was very happy with the ending. I will say too that this has encouraged me to check out this authors other books i enjoyed it that much.

The only downside of this book i would say is the political aspect but that is probably just a personal thing as this doesn't really interest me and i found there was quite a bit of that jargon in it. Other than that i loved it and would absolutely recommend it to anyone.

★★41/2 Stars★★

Reviewed by Kerry Fletcher

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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).

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