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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Blog Tour, Giveaway & Reviews ~ Rough Edges & Jumping in by Cardeno C


~Rough Edges
Kyle has an unwelcome crush on his nemesis Brent. Brent has a welcome crush on his friend Kyle. As it turns out, the line between a friend and an enemy doesn’t have to be a line at all.
Born on the wrong side of the tracks to the wrong family, Kyle Potter has spent his life clawing his way toward a better future. When he gets the perfect job at the perfect firm in perfect Los Angeles, Kyle is sure there are only blue skies ahead. And then he meets perfect Brent Haralson.
Born with a silver spoon to a well-established family, Brent Haralson has never been interested in leveraging his connections. Friends, success, and dates come easily to Brent and rejection isn’t something he has to deal with in life. And then he meets perfect Kyle Potter.
Kyle despises his unwelcome crush on his lazy, arrogant nemesis. Brent welcomes his feelings for his stubborn, brilliant friend. As it turns out, the line between a friend and an enemy doesn’t have to be a line at all.
This is a 2nd edition without substantive changes from the 1st edition, which was part of the It Was Always You anthology.

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Kyle was a guy that had to work hard for everything he had. Brent was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and was living happily off of his family's wealth.
 Because of this Kyle did not like Brent. He felt he was a lazy a**hole, and every time they were together they would always throw insults around. 

Kyle thought his life was finally going in the right direction, but unfortunately he was once again knocked down. Brent however saw this as an opportunity to get close to the guy that he has had a secret crush on since meeting him.

When Kyle let slip a list of needs one night after a frustrating day he never expected Brent to fulfill them, and fill them he did. They really heated up the pages when they got things going!!! 

This is a very short book, unfortunately, I felt it was a little too short. And for that reason I give this book 3-3.5 stars. 
~Jumping In
When love's on the line, the brave jump in with both feet...
Small town cop Clint Rivera can’t catch a break. His ex of two weeks is suddenly getting married, his dogs tore up his furniture, he’s getting evicted, and he’s out of beer. When he decides to solve his alcohol shortage by going to his ex’s engagement party, Clint winds up too drunk to drive himself home. Enter gorgeous deputy mayor Hawk Black, the man who constantly shows up unexpectedly and sends Clint’s body and mind into a tailspin with nothing but his whiskey voice and blue eyes.
After months of patience, Hawk can finally seduce the man he’s been craving. Clint’s day might not have started out well, but Hawk’s going to make sure it ends with a bang, preferably in bed. He’ll show Clint some rewards are worth the risk.
With love on the line, Clint will need to decide if he can open his heart, tear down his shields, and jump in with both feet.
This is a 2nd edition without substantive changes from the 1st edition.

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Jumping In is the perfect title for this book. 
These two jumped in with both feet and no lifejacket!! After cutting ties with his lover, Clint decided to take a little time off from everything. When he returned his whole life had been turned upside down. 
A quick stop at the station to deliver a treat to his right hand woman, Clint was filled in that his ex-lover’s engagement party was that night. The hot deputy Mayor, Hawk, stopped in on Clints way out and somewhat addled Clint, but gave him a little something to think about while he tried to de-stress that night. 

When he arrived home he found that his dogs decided to welcome him home with a destroyed house, one that he was being evicted from in two weeks, he also received an invitation to his ex-lovers engagement party, an engagement to a woman no less. 

After the hell he walked in on and a few other things falling apart at home, he decides to go to the party and gets a little wasted. Hawk, being the nice guy he is, decided that he would drive Clint home in his inebriated state. However, it wasn't Clint’s house they went to. Not only did Hawk want into Clint’s pants, he also wanted into his heart. Hawk had fallen hard for Clint the first day he saw him and was hell bent to get Clint to fall just as hard for him. 

This is a super short story, and like Rough Edges, it was a little too short for me. I would have liked to have seen more of a story for these two. 
I give this 3.5 stars.


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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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