A Cardeno C. Book with a stunning cover makes for a happy Caroline.
Author: Cardeno C.
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
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.
This is a beautiful love story. A rock star without the crazy lifestyle we sometimes read about. Not a great deal of angst, no wild parties or drug binges, more a man finding himself and realising what he has been missing out on.
From the moment Jeremy Jameson was born he life was choreographed. Famous parents, huge wealth and no control over his life has lead him to where he is today, hiding in a small grungy pub trying to go unrecognised just for one night for a little downtime. The night is the best he’s had in a long time. Talking mundane shit to the barman all night has him feeling relaxed.
Reg Moore works as a barman and seems wise beyond his years. Although he recognises Jeremy, he doesn’t let on, respecting the mans obvious desire to remain anonymous for the evening. When Jeremy is a little drunk at the end of the evening he even offers him his couch for the night to sleep it off.
Jeremy is due to start a huge tour and when he playfully suggests Reg should come along and keep him company as a pretend boyfriend the idea almost takes on a life of its own. Within a week Reg finds himself thrown into a different life, for someone who craves adventure, he loves it and takes to it like a duck to water!
Initially I thought this would be GFY, but I changed my mind. Personally I think Jeremy is and always was gay. His life was so rote, organised and polished that he never had any space or time to grow, he certainly didn’t have time to think about his sexuality. He was stuck in a cycle of dating young wannabe starlets, who gave him no satisfaction, and used him for their own careers. It was almost like a part of him was switched off and he just stopped expecting any happiness or satisfaction where his personal life was concerned.
The changes to Jeremy when Reg barges into his life and refuses to treat him like a star or diva are amazing. For the first time in his life Jeremy is treated like a normal person, like a friend, and he thrives on it. This is a friendship that grows, deepens, then turns into much more as Jeremy has his eyes opened and comes to pretty big decisions about himself. I’m glad there was no major freak out when he realises he is gay the story didn’t call for that.
Instead their relationship just continues to grow and evolve into something beautiful. I love this authors writing and this book is no different. We are given two men, not spectacular by themselves, who come together and form a friendship. From this comes a love affair that is a pleasure to watch grow and ends up damn near perfect!
I would like to thank [THE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER] for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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