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Review, Bonus Scene and Giveaway: Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C.

Posted on 8 June, 2014 by in Cardeno C., Giveaways, Review / 5 comments

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SynopsisHollywood royalty Jeremy Jameson has lived a sheltered life with music as his sole focus and only friend. Before embarking on yet another international concert tour, he wanders into a bar in what he considers the middle of nowhere and meets a man who wins him over with his friendly smile and easy-going nature. Accountant slash bartender slash adventure-seeker Reg Moore has fun talking and drinking with The Jeremy Jameson and can’t say no when the supposedly straight rock star makes him a once in a lifetime offer: keep him company on his tour by playing the part of his boyfriend.

Listening to music, traveling the world, and jumping off cliffs is fun. Falling in love is even better. But to stay with Jeremy after the stage lights dim, Reg will need to help him realize there’s nothing pretend about their relationship.

ReviewDenise’s 4.5 STAR Review!!!

It has been a long time since a book grabbed me like this simply based on the connection and dialogue .. really well done!  From the moment Jeremy Jameson walks into Reg Moore’s bar, this book had my attention; yes the premise is a rock star walks into a local bar and it is so well done.  This book had me wishing I could spend the day curled up with my kindle.

Reg and Jeremy who Reg eventually calls JJ build a wonderful friendship, the author created some wonderful dialogue, adorable banter and exchanges between these two that often had me grinning from ear to ear.

Reg and JJ form a true bond, they come to rely on each other before they even become intimate. As these two gradually step into each others personal space, the reader can feel the attraction they share and I for one was rooting for them to see that connection and move to the next level.

This book does a wonderful job at making the connection build from friendship to lovers; it felt true and real to the characters created. And when they do connect it was electric and it brought the emotions into the sex and had me believing JJ has truly found the spark that was always lacking in the past.

As I came to see the world Jeremy lives in as a rock star and hollywood a-lister there were often times my heart broke for him as this man truly had no real friends, no one who put him first.  Reg becomes that for JJ and I loved how Reg saw the person, the man not the icon.

Reg and Jeremy truly fit into each other lives; they learned to live in each others space.  This was book about two men, two adults finding a happy they never dreamed of with each other.

In the end, the happy created for Reg and JJ warmed my soul.

Perfect Imperfections for me was a book that had me reaching out to people saying hey you need to read this one!


“Hey, superstar. You’re home early.” Reg smiled at him, his entire face lighting up and his brown eyes warm and soft. “You been here long?”
He walked over to Jeremy as he rubbed a towel over his short brown hair.
“No. Only about ten minutes.” Jeremy dragged his gaze from Reg’s gorgeous face, to his broad shoulders — one of which sported a black tattoo that Jeremy had mapped with his tongue more times than he could remember, over to a rippling set of six-pack abs, and down to a thick dick outlined in wet swim trunks.
“How was your day?” Reg looped his towel around Jeremy’s neck and then stepped close as he tugged him forward and gazed down at him.
“Goo… Good.” Even after two years, Jeremy still had trouble talking when faced with a partially undressed and, by the feel of the hard on pressing into his hip, very aroused Reggie Moore. “My day was good.”
“The meeting with the new producer went well?” Reg wedged his leg between Jeremy’s thighs and grazed his teeth over Jeremy’s neck.
“Uh-huh.” Jeremy trembled and grasped Reg’s hips. “You were right. I like him and our styles will mesh well.”
“Good.” Using his nose, Reg tipped Jeremy’s chin up and then began nibbling and sucking on his neck. “When will you start recording?”
“We’re meeting at the studio on Monday and—” A well-placed shift of Reg’s thigh had Jeremy losing his train of thought and gasping. “Do that again,” he whispered.
“What? This?” Reg asked as he pinched one of Jeremy’s nipples and rubbed against his balls.
“Yeah.” Jeremy swallowed hard. “Yeah, that.”
“How about we get your pants off and I do it with my mouth?”
Whimpering in response, Jeremy sought out Reg’s lips and pressed their mouths together.
“Mmm, JJ,” Reg moaned and slipped his tongue into Jeremy’s mouth as he unbuttoned and unzipped his jeans. “Love you.”
Reg was always generous with his affection, but Jeremy’s heart rejoiced no matter how many times he heard the words or saw the fond expression on Reg’s face when he looked at him. “I watched you surf,” Jeremy said as Reg slipped his large hand inside Jeremy’s jeans and palmed his package.
“I’m getting better at it,” Reg said, giving him a sideways grin.
“You’re amazing at it.” Jeremy bucked into Reg’s touch. “You’re amazing at everything.”
“It’s fun.” Reg glanced down and his eyes heated. “Damn, I love your cock.” He dropped to his knees and, without delay, yanked Jeremy’s jeans and briefs to his ankles and began licking him from root to crown. “Fucking love it.” He cupped Jeremy’s testicles and then lowered his lips to them. “And you have the best nuts.” He buried his face in Jeremy’s groin and inhaled deeply before sucking each of his balls into his mouth.
“Reg!” Jeremy shouted and grasped Reg’s shoulders as his dick was engulfed in wet heat.
Bobbing his head and flicking his tongue over Jeremy’s sensitive skin, Reg sucked him hard.
Unable to keep still, Jeremy rocked his hips and watched as his erection slid in and out of Reg’s mouth. “I’m already close,” Jeremy said, in awe and disappointment. It never ceased to amaze him how quickly and easily Reg could turn him on and he didn’t want the pleasure to stop. Of course, who wouldn’t be uncontrollably aroused by the sight of handsome, strong Reggie Moore on his knees?
“Don’t cum yet,” Reg said. He rubbed Jeremy’s cockhead over his lips and lapped at Jeremy’s slit. “I want you to fuck me.” With his gaze locked to Jeremy’s, he opened his mouth and dropped it over Jeremy’s dick again.
Knowing he needed to stop, but unable to keep himself from pumping his hips, Jeremy begged for help. “Reg, feels too good. I can’t hold it back it if you—” He groaned. “Reggie, please.”
With a huge grin, Reg popped off his cock and licked his lips. “Mmm, love that.” He jumped to his feet, unlaced the ties on his board shorts, and then shoved them down, exposing his huge dick. “Love feeling it in my ass just as much.”
Despite being so hard he was shaking, Jeremy laughed. Reg’s happiness was infectious. He made everything fun — cooking, work interviews, sex, life. “Where are we doing this?” Jeremy asked as he toed off his shoes and stepped out of the clothing pooled around his ankles. “Please don’t say the bedroom. It’s too far.” Their house wasn’t big by his mother’s standards or those of anybody else in his line of work — rock stars with Oscar winning parents were expected to live in ten thousand square foot mansions, not two thousand square foot beach houses — but the bedroom was on the second floor and Jeremy was too turned on for even that minor of a delay.
“Over the back of the couch,” Reg rasped, his already deep voice scratchy. “We can watch the sunset at the same time.” The large picture windows and ocean views were the reasons they’d bought the bungalow. Plus, the huge lot was right on the sand on a private beach.
“Why are you still dressed?” Reg asked as he took hold of Jeremy’s T-shirt and yanked it up.
“You distracted me,” Jeremy said.
“Who me?” Reg grinned, curved his arms around Jeremy’s waist, and squeezed his ass. “How’d I do that?”
Jeremy tipped his head up and fell into Reg’s adoring gaze. “You were here,” he whispered as he raised his hand to touch Reg’s face. “That’s all it takes.”
“I’m always here, superstar.” Reg turned his face and kissed Jeremy’s palm. “Where you go, I go.”
“I know.” Jeremy swallowed thickly. “I love you.”
“I love you too.” Reg leaned down and suckled on Jeremy’s earlobe. “And I want you.”
Even without the words, Jeremy had known that. Reg’s erection was pressed against him like a brand, his hands were everywhere — touching Jeremy’s ass, his hips, his back, and he was crowding Jeremy toward the couch. Not a day went by that Reg didn’t make him feel desired, not because of his money or his connections or his fame, but because of himself, just his needy, temperamental, socially-awkward self.
“Look at that sky,” Reg whispered into his ear once he had them situated behind the couch, his chest pressed against Jeremy’s back. “All those oranges and reds swirled together. Gorgeous isn’t it?”
It wasn’t as gorgeous as the wall of muscle behind him, but Jeremy nodded. “Yeah.” He leaned back against Reg and stroked his hip. “It is.” He didn’t remember ever watching a sunset or sunrise before Reg had come into his life, but since then, he’d seen them from all over the globe. Sometimes Reg would stop him on a street corner or pull him outside a hotel room onto a balcony and make him stop everything for ten minutes just to look at the sky. “It’s my favorite one.”
“This sunset?” Reg asked as he slid his hand around Jeremy’s hip and took hold of his erection, smoothing slick liquid over him. “Why?”
Tipping his head back, Jeremy met Reg’s gaze. “This one’s ours,” he explained and he knew Reg would understand. Their home wasn’t fancy or new. The walls were painted wood panels, the floors a scratched up pine, and the whole structure would fit in the living rooms of some of the houses he’d lived in growing up, but this place was their sanctuary, their space, their home. His and Reg’s. It was the first home he’d ever had.
“I know,” Reg said. He flipped Jeremy around and kissed him tenderly, keeping his hot, talented hand on Jeremy’s cock. “I have a fun idea.”
“Fun like Bill will need to up the dosage of his blood pressure medication again?” Jeremy asked, knowing Reg’s idea of fun often had an element of ‘Are you out of your ever loving mind?’ danger.
“What your manager doesn’t know can’t hurt him, but I don’t mean that kind of fun anyway.” Reg kissed his nose. “What do you say we pull out my old tent, set it up on the beach, and camp tonight?
“You want to camp outside in front of our own house?”
“Uh-huh. We can make a fire and roast marshmallows. What do you say?”
His heart full to bursting, Jeremy said, “I love s’mores.”
“Awesome.” Reg beamed. “But first” — he waggled his eyebrows — “you need to do me before the sun goes all the way down.” He reached his long arms out to the sides, grabbed the back of the couch, and then spread his thickly muscled legs and bent over.
“Look at you,” Jeremy said. He shivered in anticipation. “You’re gorgeous.” He picked up the lube from where Reg had dropped it on the end table and drizzled a little into Reg’s crease, wanting to make sure he was slick and ready. As usual, Reg was totally relaxed, letting him touch and explore, trusting him completely. “Ready for me?” Jeremy asked.
“Always,” Reg said as he tilted his ass up, exposing himself further.
He leaned over Reg’s back, pressed his cockhead against Reg’s pucker, and slowly slid into tight heat.
“Ungh, that’s good,” Reg moaned. “Do me slow, superstar.”
And Jeremy did. He draped himself over Reg’s broad back, dragged his palms from Reg’s shoulders, over his arms, and to his hands, and threaded his fingers with Reg’s as he rocked his hips, thrusting in and out. Reg moved with him, his ass going forward and back, taking him in all the way and squeezing around his cock as he pulled out.
“You feel so good,” Jeremy said. “Always so good with you.”
“Mmm hmm.” Reg twisted his head back and landed a messy kiss on Jeremy’s lips. “We’re good together, JJ.” He squeezed Jeremy’s hand, their fingers wrapped tightly, and groaned when Jeremy altered his angle. “Right there.” His eyes rolled back. “Keep hitting me there.”
Jeremy’s balls drew up close to his body and his cock throbbed in reaction to the pleasure on Reg’s face. He loved that he did that, that he gave it to Reg. “Gonna,” he said. “Soon.”
Nodding, Reg pushed back against him harder and faster. He managed to spread his legs wider and take Jeremy in deeper and when he squeezed his passage tightly over Jeremy’s prick, the end was there.
“Reg!” Jeremy shouted and arched his back as he pounded hard for three strokes and then held himself deep inside Reg’s welcoming body and came. “Reg,” he whispered when he was spent, his entire body trembling.
After releasing one of Jeremy’s hands, Reg shifted his arm down and then began moving rhythmically beneath him as he chased his own release.
“That’s mine,” Jeremy said. He gripped Reg’s hip as he dropped to his knees. “Fuck my mouth.”
In a flash, Reg turned around and shoved his cock between Jeremy’s lips. The skin was tight and purple, Reg’s need so intense. The veins in Reg’s neck bulged as he grunted and pumped. “JJ,” he moaned. “Damn, yes.”
Holding onto Reg’s thighs, Jeremy kept his mouth lax and his throat open, enjoying the taste of Reg’s cock and need until with a shout of joy, Reg threw his head back and shot long streams of ejaculate onto Jeremy’s waiting tongue. Gently, Jeremy petted Reg’s thigh and licked him clean as he came down and caught his breath.
“Hi,” Reg said from above him, his eyes twinkling. “That was fun.”
“Yeah,” Jeremy agreed. “It was.”
He took Reg’s hands when they were offered and then Reg pulled him to his feet and enveloped him in a hug. “What do you say we take a shower and then I’ll dig out my camping gear and you can get the graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows?” He kissed Jeremy’s cheek and rubbed their noses together. “We have some steaks in the fridge so we can grill those up with a couple of potatoes.”
“Sounds like a perfect plan.” And a perfect night. And a perfect life.

AboutTheAuthorCardeno 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 feels that characters write their own stories and just hopes to find enough time to get those stories on the page.

Cardeno’s Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads 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.”


5 Responses to “Review, Bonus Scene and Giveaway: Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C.”

  1. Wendy Stone

    Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. Love the extra scene.

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