Cardeno C. has recently re-released this fantastic little gem and with my review today we are having a giveaway where you can win your own copy of this incredible story… I know it’s amazing! So all you Cardeno C. fans (& anyone else) have to do is leave a comment on this post and I’ll randomly pick a winner on the 18th June 2015 ❤ Good luck! ~Pixie~
Title: Perfect Imperfections
Author: Cardeno C.
Length: Novel (214pgs)
Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC (5th May 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Hollywood 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.
Review: Jeremy is a world famous singer who has lived a surprisingly sheltered life in the shadow of his famous parents, but when he feels pressured by the demands of fame he has no one to turn to. Seeking escape before yet another tour he wanders into a small town bar and meets a man who couldn’t care less about who he is and treats Jeremy like any other bar goer, an attitude that has Jeremy making a surprising offer.
Reg is perfectly happy slinging drinks in a bar, saving money so he can go on adventures but his biggest adventure yet has just walked into the bar he works at and made him an offer he’d be stupid to refuse: keep The Jeremy Jameson company and pretend to be his boyfriend! Reg can’t pass up the opportunity to travel the world in good company, and it isn’t long before Reg and Jeremy are inseparable… and Reg discovers that Jeremy isn’t as straight as Jeremy thinks he is.
This is a brilliant story where sometimes you just don’t know yourself as well as you think you do. Jeremy is a fantastic character who doesn’t have any friends, he has people who tell him what to do and where to go but he doesn’t have anyone who he can confide in or just hang out with, but all that changes when he meets Reg. Reg treats Jeremy like he’s a regular man, he doesn’t get stars in his eyes or expect Jeremy to do anything for him and for Jeremy that is a refreshing change, Jeremy grabs at the prospect of having a real friend and it’s the beginning of something incredible.
Now Reg is a character who you will adore, he’s fun loving, down to Earth and always game for anything, but he also has a protective side that emerges as he shows Jeremy that there is more to life than fame. Watching them together is a treat, Jeremy is clueless to how some of his confessions sound to Reg, but those words encourage Reg to push the boundaries with Jeremy from just friendship to something more intimate. Their friendship is unique and Jeremy blooms as his friendship with Reg grows.
I don’t know if I’d say this story was a ‘gay for you’ or if I’d say that it’s a ‘man who thinks he’s straight discovers he’s really gay’ but what I can tell you is that Jeremy is just clueless until he meets Reg and Reg becomes his foundation. This really is a brilliant written story, it just flows along like it’s perfectly normal for a straight man to ask a stranger to pretend to be his boyfriend and come on tour with him, it really doesn’t come across as absurd it comes across as perfect normal and we get a fantastic relationship brewing out of it. I just adore this story; it’s a feel good, slightly sexy story to enjoy on the beach, in the airport, on the sofa or just relaxing in the garden.
I recommend this to those who love confused superstars, in the know bartenders, an incredible love blossoming, diva tantrums and fun times and two incredible men finding the love they both deserve.