#Review: Jumping In – Cardeno C.
After taking an impromptu two week vacation, Clint Rivera returns home, ready to let go of his ex-boyfriend. Or so he thinks. He never expected to take things so hard. The time away should have eased his pain. In his mind, he needed a little space to make sense of everything. Yet never once did he expect the man to throw him for a loop upon coming home again.
Though Clint keeps telling himself that he can overcome his ex’s betrayal, he knows doing so will be difficult at best. To make matters worse, his day has taken quite an unexpected turn. Deep inside, he knows there’s a silver lining to the situation he now finds himself in. He just hasn’t found it yet.
Making an appearance at his ex’s engagement party cements the fact that he never knew the man at all. Clint is determined in drowning out his sorrows. It’s the only way he’ll be able to forget the pain and heartache roiling within him. Unbeknownst to him, his knight-in-shining armor is just around the corner. All he has to do is open up his eyes long enough for him to find what’s been hiding beneath his nose all along.
A titillating, yet bittersweet, read, Jumping In throws you smack-dab in the middle of Clint’s dilemma. He’s a man who’s hurting after such a harsh betrayal. Deep inside, he wonders if he’ll ever come out on top of things.
While this is the first time I’ve read any of Cardeno’s works, I must say that I’m hooked on the author’s writing already. Easy to follow, a fast read, and such an engrossing story–yup, I’ll definitely be reading more by this wonderful author. Thanks for such a great read!
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.
About 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.