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REVIEW: “Strange Bedfellows” by Cardeno C.


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.


25734007Title: Strange Bedfellows
Author: Cardeno C
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Pages: 226
Release Date: June 26, 2015
Purchase Links: Amazon, ARe


So…I’m not exactly sure what happened here.

You see, I was reading right along and enjoying this political tale. There’s shy, naive, do-gooder Ford…a Republican…and a congressman. And there’s slick, billionaire, out-and-proud Trevor…a Democrat…and the President’s son. The two meet at a bar and what begins is not only a series of stolen sexual encounters (HOT!), but a blossoming friendship-maybe-more.

I liked the trust and honesty the author writes into this relationship. In a political landscape where people hide everything, Ford and Trev allow themselves to open up and be vulnerable and transparent with each other. And it’s sweet…really really sweet. I’m bought in…I’m along for the ride.

And then everything kinda just goes up in flames.

No, not angst. Nope…barely no concern at all for any deviation from the perfect relationship building between these two.

But, the author takes us down a tale of politics that is so over-the-top unbelievable…throwing in power-plays by both sets of parents…that I just honestly could not help from rolling my eyes. And then the book lost me. I just didn’t care anymore. I don’t necessarily expect the most realistic stories from this author…I usually go to Cardeno C when I want a bit of the hard’ish-to-believe fairy tale. But this one…well, maybe American politics just makes me cynical…and I couldn’t get into it once I was pulled out.

It wraps itself up all tidy, as these books do…definitely TOO tidy for my liking.

All in all, strong start…but then downhill from there. It was okay…just okay…


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This entry was posted on July 22, 2015 by in Contemporary, Reviewer: Susan and tagged , , , .

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