Everything written by Cardeno C is a must read!
Author: Cardeno C
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
A Book in the Family Series
As a teenager, Charlie “Chase” Rhodes meets Scott Boone and falls head over heels in love with the popular, athletic boy next door. Charlie thinks he’s living the dream when Scott says he feels the same way. But his dreams are dashed when Scott moves unexpectedly and doesn’t return.
Years later, Charlie meets brash and confident Adan Navarro, who claims all he wants is a round between the sheets. When they’re still together after eight months, Charlie is convinced Adan returns his love. But then the time comes to be open about their relationship, and Adan walks away instead.
Time heals all wounds but when Charlie runs into Scott and Adan and realizes the only two men he’s ever loved are now in love with each other, his heart breaks all over again. Scott and Adan tell Charlie they want him back, but Charlie doesn’t know if he can trust two people who have hurt him so deeply. And even if he can, why would Scott and Adan want Charlie when they already have everything with each other?
I love stories about nontraditional relationships, but really good ménage stories are not terribly common. However, Cardeno C’s More Than Everything is a wonderful example of M/M/M romance that provided me with several delicious hours of reading joy! I adore Charlie, first introduced as an innocent 15 year old boy who embraces dancing and wears bright colors even in the face of bullying. Young Charlie falls in love with Scott, possibly the sweetest first love ever. Later, an adult Charlie meets Aden, a tough lawyer who grows to love Charlie despite initially wanting only a sexual relationship.
Scott’s character is consistently warm and affectionate. I love Scott and Charlie together – they fit perfectly. But Charlie and Aden meet at different stages of their lives, and they also fit together. Sadly, both Scott and Aden break Charlie’s heart, albeit in different ways. Charlie, Scott and Aden together brings these three very different men into a loving ménage relationship that completes each man, as well as forms their family together with Charlie’s young niece and nephew.
Cardeno C can weave a wonderful story full of emotion and hot, hot sex, and she doesn’t disappoint in More Than Everything. The relationship between these three men is forgiving, truly loving, and oh so yummy! This book has the potential to be almost perfect, but Cardeno C opts to use an odd mix of first person narration that somewhat distracts the reader from the wonderful story itself. Charlie narrates the story as a retrospective while working on a scrapbook of his, Scott’s and Aden’s life together, and he often drops into the story to provide input. The story is also written in three parts, each taking place at a time in their past and voiced as first person by one of the three men. Honestly, a few times I had to flip back several pages to reorient myself to which man was actually speaking.
However, despite the occasional distraction of the story’s narration, More Than Everything is a very good read, and if you are a fan of ménage romance, you will be delighted with Charlie, Scott and Aden’s sexy and heartening story. Even if you usually don’t gravitate toward M/M/M romance, give this one a try!
I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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