Friday, April 14, 2017

Jumping In by Cardeno C. Blog Tour

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.

Author’s Note: This is a 2nd edition without substantive changes from the 1st edition.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This short read has a big message, as well as a deliciously satisfying outcome. Clint definitely cannot catch a break – but he is hopeful that bad things come in threes!

But when the Deputy Mayor, Hawk, rescues him from himself, suddenly everything is looking up. I am not always a big fan of rapid romances, but the scene is set really well, and there is a good argument for a friends-to-lovers scenario. And anyway, they are both cute and hot together!

For a quick read to bring a smile to your face, this could surely be the one.

This story confused me. I couldn’t decide whether Hawk was a slightly domineering and vaguely creepy stalker or if he was just a wonderfully dominant alpha male.

Within a few pages, Hawk rescues Clint from a life that couldn’t possibly get any worse. Add 24 hours and some insta-love and Hawk completely takes over and transforms Clint’s life.

This story is saved by a little dark humour – and by the fact that this might be more erotica than romance. Where romance doesn’t often work in a short story format, erotica is perfectly suited. There is a lot of pretty explicit sex in this book. In erotica, readers expect fantasy men like Hawk. Hey, we all need someone to take us to bed and solve all our problems. Realism be damned!

So, this is sexy, fantasy insta-love. In real life, we’d all probably call the cops if someone on a first date had memorised the details of our life. But this is erotic romance and I was able to get right into this fantasy.

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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Jumping In by Cardeno C. to read and review for this tour.

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