Title: Strange Bedfellows by Cardeno C.
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Genre: Contemporary, M/M, Romance
Length: 226 pages/Word Count: 57,995
Book Rating: B
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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.
Word count: 57,995
Strange Bedfellows by Cardeno C. is a very sweet yet scorching hot M/M romance. Set in the world of politics, the cynical son of a Democratic president and an earnest, idealistic Republican are surprised when their one night stand leads to a real relationship.
Due to his parents’ unconventional but lasting union, Trevor Moga knows what he wants and more importantly, what he doesn’t want in a marriage. He is an out and proud, highly successful businessman who stays as far away from politics as he can, so he is absolutely stunned when he cannot stop thinking about Ford Hollingsworth, an ultra conservative, deeply closeted congressman. Although he is not too happy about Ford’s need for secrecy, he continues to see Ford as often as possible. As the months go by and his feelings for Ford deepen, Trevor finds himself rethinking his long held beliefs about his parents’ marriage and this new perspective leads him to a surprising decision after an unexpected career opportunity comes Ford’s way.
Ford is deeply religious and he has struggled to reconcile his sexuality with his religious teachings for most of his life. It is not until after he meets Trevor that he begins to believe that there is nothing “wrong” with being gay but he remains very reluctant to come out publicly or to his family. He is concerned about disappointing his parents and he also worries about the impact his sexuality will have on his career. Ford is a little naive but he is a sincere, honest politician who truly believes in the political system.
The relationship between Ford and Trevor is an intriguing mix of seriously hot sex and sweet, tender moments. Trevor is the more sexually experienced of the two and he knows what he wants and likes and he isn’t afraid to go after it. Ford is a little uptight but eager to explore his burgeoning sexuality and it does not take long for Trevor to loosen him up a bit.
Strange Bedfellows by Cardeno C. is a delightfully angst free romance that fans of contemporary M/M fiction are sure to love. The plot is refreshingly unique and although the storyline touches on some potentially hot button topics such as religion and politics, these issues remain the in the background. There is plenty of sexual tension between Ford and Trevor and their sex scenes are are exquisitely detailed, deliciously filthy and quite plentiful. Love sneaks in when neither of them are looking and while there are obstacles for them to overcome on the way to happily ever after, these issues are resolved realistically without any necessary drama.