Book Review: More Than Everything by Cardeno C.

Reviewed by Morgan 

27212302Title: More Than Everything
Author: Cardeno C.
Series: Family #3
Heroes: Charlie “Chase” Rhodes/Scott Boone/Adan navarro
Genre: MMM Contemporary
Length: 279 Pages
Publisher: Cardeno C.
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Time might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong-willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get more than he ever thought possible.

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 unexpectedly moves away.

Years later, Charlie meets brash and confident Adan Navarro, who claims all he wants is a round between the sheets. After eight months together, Charlie is convinced Adan returns his love. But when the opportunity comes to be open about their relationship, Adan walks away.

Time passes and life moves on, but when Charlie learns 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. Time might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong-willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get more than he ever thought possible.


Review: Charlie (aka Chase) is a dancer. He falls in love while still in high school with the boy next door and together they share all of love’s firsts. Charlie is devastated when Scott moves away to Las Vegas and their relationship slowly dissolves.

Years later, Chase meets Adan. Adan is a prick. No joke. He’s brash and crude and lacks compassion. But something about him turns Chase’s crank. They start a strange relationship that lasts months before Chase realizes that Adan won’t be seen in public with him because he’s too flamboyant. He’s crushed. Though Adan comes to his senses, it’s too late. Chase has moved and can’t be found.

Years later, in a bizarre set of circumstances, Charlie inherits his sister’s kids when she dies tragically and ends up confronted with not one but both of his past loves. He has to decide what he wants and can he really open himself up again to hurt and pain in order to risk love.


This was my least favorite in the series. I never quite felt the three men coalesce into a relationship. I saw that they could. Charlie definitely loved both of them and they loved him and each other, but I didn’t get enough time to see them as a proper triad to really judge.

Adan also really needed to do a lot to make up for how much of an asshole he was, and I didn’t feel he groveled enough. Charlie is so sweet – he deserves a lot of groveling!

I did love that all three ended up together, however, and though it wasn’t my favorite, I still enjoyed it quite a lot.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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