Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Perfect Imperfections
Author: Cardeno C.
Heroes: Jeremy Jameson/Reg Moore
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 210 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 5, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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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: My first Cardeno C. book, and I was floored. LOVED it!!! I am a sucker for rocker stories anyway, but this one was so close to perfect, it made my teeth hurt. Fluffy sweet or bitter sweet? Yeah, a little bit, but mostly it was sexy and pure and unbelievably romantic. I fell in love with Reggie immediately, but Jeremy just broke my heart. This is a great story about not judging a man by his public image, and also a story about unconditional acceptance and love.
Jeremy is the product of Hollywood. Socialite parents and grandparents. He had no idea who or what he was because his image was taught to him as a child. He couldn’t be just Jeremy, he had to be The Jeremy Jameson; a spoiled, arrogant, temper tantrum throwing rock star. Jeremy was so disillusioned by people; he was angry, distrustful, lonely, and didn’t believe in love. He was truly pathetic, until he meets Reg.
Reg is a happy, loving, popular and amazing man who loved life, his family, and saw everything as an opportunity to fulfill his thirst for life. He was also an honest, decent man who gave his whole body and soul to Jeremy without conditions or expectations. The night Jeremy disguised himself and walked into the bar where Reg was bartending turned out to be the beginning of one of the most romantic stories ever told about a rock star.
Watching Reg become the buffer and protector of Jeremy, and watching Jeremy learn that love really did exist, was so heartwarming. I loved that this was a slow-burn relationship with a gradual build up of sexual tension; had these two jumped into the sack too soon, it would have been a huge disservice to the purity of their relationship. I use the word pure to describe their hearts, not their bodies. These two men were total soul mates and the kind of characters I adore.
Highly recommended to those who love a romantic, slow-burn relationship without any major drama or trauma between the two main characters. The drama was in the story itself, not any turmoil between the men. It was a refreshing and heart-happy read.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*