Strange Bedfellows by Cardeno C.: Release Day Review


synopsisCan 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.


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As I write this review, I am going to sound like I am fan-girling on CC…and I guess I probably am. I’m not sure I could have loved this story more. I was excited to do the cover reveal for this book, because well, look at it! It is such a fantastic cover that Jay did, one of my all-time favorites. So, getting to read this was a pleasure I was very much looking forward to. And it met my expectations in every way!

Trevor and Ford were opposite in so many ways. I told my blog partner, Morgan, before she started reading it that Trevor was a dirty, dirty man, but in the sexiest hottest way. He said things on purpose to make the shy, reserved, church-going Ford blush regularly. He was a self-maStrnge-Bedfellows-cardenoC-JayAheer2015-1800x2700de billionaire, and when he found something he wanted, he went all in, finding whatever means necessary to keep his connection with Ford alive. Meanwhile, Ford, the bow-tie wearing, middle-class up and coming politician, could find absolutely no reason to say no to Trevor.

The first three chapters, well,  you will want to make sure you are not in public when you read them. Hotness that only CC can write is there from the words “Chapter One”. And there was lots of that hotness. However, there was so much sweetness, from both men. Ford in his shy, quiet manner. Trevor, who never felt like he was number one to anyone, making sure that Ford felt that he was important to him. Trevor accepting the fact that Ford felt politics was important to him, and willing to support him through his dreams.

I savored this book over several days, not quite wanting it to end, yet wanting to get to the HEA. The happily ever after came, not with a huge breakup or drama, but with every day realities for people in the positions of power and strength that these men held. I enjoyed that. They knew that their power was their strength in their love and support of each other. Rather than drawing against it, they used it strengthen themselves. That is how love should be.

This book gets 5 pieces of eye candy, because it is a definite re-read for this gal, as so many of CC’s books are. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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morgan review

I need more Trevor and Ford in my life. I didn’t want this story to end. This was such an interesting idea to write about. CC gave us lots of good back story that helped give even more life to the characters and the story was very well written in my opinion. These two have so many odds stacked against them from the very beginning.  CC pulls this story off beautifully.

I have lived in the South my whole life and have grown up around people with the same views that were instilled in Ford from his birth. I felt his part of the story was very realistic. Growing up in that particular type of household, I can see it taking 37 years for him to come to terms with who he is and how he really feels. Trevor and Ford have such a deeply romantic relationship and the love scenes are scorching.

This was a definite page turner for me and I enjoyed this read. I really like Cardeno’s stories and I will recommend this one for sure. This deserves a few rereads.

5 pieces of eye candy from me.

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Let us know what you think! One commentor on this blog post will win a copy of Strange Bedfellows by Cardeno C.

meet the author

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.

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  1. jodi marinich says:

    congrats cc ..sounds great as usual

  2. It sounds great! I love Cardeno C’s books. Thank you for the reviews!

  3. nice review

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  4. Lee Todd says:

    sounds interesting…please count me in


  5. flutterfli says:

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

    flutterfli01 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  6. Thanks for the wonderful reviews. I’m so looking forward to reading this – I’m a huge fan of her books.

  7. Looks so good. Thank you for the giveaway chance!

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  8. This book sounds great! Thank you for the chance to win!

  9. Loveless3173 says:

    I absolutely love the sound of this book! I know I’ll totally love it! LOL…
    Thanks so much for the chance to win it!


  10. Trezlen says:

    This book sounds great! I love Cardeno C’s writing!

  11. Serena S. says:

    It sounds like a great read, thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I think this sounds like it will be a wonderful book.
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  13. AnnmarieF says:

    This sounds great, can’t wait to read i!

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  14. Love your reviews and there is nothing wrong with having a fan girl moment, as I have plenty of those myself when I finally take the brave step to say hello or ask a question to one of my favorite authors 😀 I have always been fascinated by opposites attract and these two are polar opposites in so many ways, but possible the best match as they balance each other out with their love and support. Thank you so much for a chance to win a copy of this book