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Sunday, 13 September 2015

AUDIO BOOK TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Strange Bedfellows by Cardeno C

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WLK synopsis

StrangeBedfellows - audio cover
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.

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Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books.

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. 

Thats the first line of the blurb, I can't word it any differently!

I LOVED this book! I love CC, you know I do, but this is just brilliant!! We start the book, Ford and Trevor are, quite literally, wrapped around each other. Sparks fly, decisions made, and the very first true friendship Ford has ever had is formed. A shining example of how opposites really do attract. Ford is in the closet, Trevor, not so much. Ford is Republican, Trevor, the son of the Democratic President. They live in different cities, in almost different worlds. BUT what is clear from the very beginning, that this, the relationship between Ford and Trevor is something very different for both of them. And it scares them both.

I'll not go too much into the plot line, it runs a solid CC track. I will say, it has a lot of American political terms and processes, some of which I didn't follow, it didn't make much sense to me, being a UK resident. IT DID NOT detract from the story though. No sir, not at all. I just glassed over those bits! 

The love that Ford and Trevor have jumps off the page. The heat between them too! I loved watching Ford come out of himself with Trevor, in and out the bedroom! The reactions that came from Ford's parents when all was revealed was not as expected, and for me, slightly amusing. How to spin such a life changing revelation into something so politically benefitting, really did make me chuckle, the way that conversation went!! 

An excellent addition to CC's library, and my CC collection! I *think* I have a full house!!

5 stars for the story.


I was also given the opportunity to review this book in audio format. Ron Herczig narrates. This is the first time I have come across Mr Herczig. His story telling voice is smooth, and easy to listen to, and makes for a generally good listen. BUT while his portrayal of the characters and their emotions was just as I heard in my head when I was READING this book, I did struggle at points with his narration. At times, he drops his voice, almost to a whisper. It meant I missed points along the way, especially when Trevor or Ford were thinking or getting up close and personal. Had I not also READ the book, I would have missed things, important things, I had my kindle open with this book on it, after I realized what was happening.

Let me be clear though. This is a direct result of a personal hearing issue and NOT a result of Mr Herczig's work. I just cannot give it 5 stars if I missed some. I will listen to other work of Mr Herczig at some point. I won't write him off just yet!

I said earlier in my review there was a lot of American politics and terms and stuff, that I glanced over. Can't do that with audio. BUT I took more of it in, especially when they were costing how much it cost for Ford to run for Senate. Mind boggling! 

4 stars for the narration

4.5 stars overall.

**same worded review will appear on Goodreads,, and**

WLK Author Bio

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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."

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