Title: More Than Everything (Family #3)
Author: Cardeno C
Publisher: Cardeno C (2nd Edition)
Release Date: October 13th 2015 (2nd Edition)
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 279 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out 5
Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5
A Book in the Family Collection
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.
Cardeno C has once again managed to take me to my fluffy happy place. I haven’t read many menage books and I did wonder of Cardeno would be able to pull it off, but I shouldn’t have worried because she nailed it.
What I loved:
*I love how she broke down the story into three different sections: Charlie & Scotty, Charlie & Adan, and Scotty, Adan & Charlie. She gave us a glimpse into the dynamics of each relationship and why they worked.
*I love that their love story spanned almost twenty years. We were able to feel the joy of your first love and the heartbreak of losing it between Scotty and Charlie. Also, a more mature love between Charlie and Adan. Adan who was at a place where he was still allowing the pain of not having his family’s approval blind him.
*The humor. I loved their banter and Charlie’s inner monologues.
*Although, the story is written predominantly from Charlie’s POV, we are also treated to Scotty’s and Adan’s POVs.
*The steam. HOLY. COW. I’ll leave it at that.
*The story had great easy pace.
*I love how their story made me feel their highs and lows.
My only quibble:
*I just wish we could’ve gotten a little bit of Scotty and Adan together. I understood why we didn’t- this was Charlie’s story- but the greedy reader in me wished for a little bit more of their relationship.
All in all an excellent story from Cardeno C. I can’t see why so many say Cardeno C’s books are like crack because I am quickly becoming addicted. I just loved the characters and the way their love story was told. 4.6 Stars. Highly recommended.