Perfect Imperfections

Perfect Imperfections

by Cardeno C.


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Accountant slash bartender Reg will show rock star Jeremy how to have fun...and possibly fall in love.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942184362
Publisher: Romance Authors, LLC, The
Publication date: 11/18/2015
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 810,742
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Cardeno C.-CC to friends-is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few awwws into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

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Perfect Imperfections 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jeremy and Reg quickly became my favorite characters out of all the books I've read. They quickly worked their way into my heart. I felt like I really knew them. This story was heart-warming and sweet, as well as extremely romantic. I didn't want the book to end, yet I couldn't put it down. Loved the entire thing; it made me smile the whole time and I know I'll be reading it over and over. <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cardeno's stories keep me entranced. I absolutely loved this story about a man who grew up and didn't know his own heart. I was rooting for them before chapter one ended.
ReadMe11 More than 1 year ago
I've read this book several times, and I love it each time!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! I thought this book was going to be about one guy showing the other how to relax and along the way becoming a couple. It ended up being so much more than that. Instead we meet Reggie, who far from being a wastrel, is someone who is living life on his own terms. In walks Jeremy, who despite who rockstar lifestyle, is living the life his management team and other around him want him to. Reggie was an excellent foil for Jeremy. His confidence, loyalty, and competence carried the day. His ability to support Jeremy and his endeavors was heartwarming. The important thing being that it wasn't in a selfish martyrdom sort of way that would have gotten annoying FAST, it was in a I want to do this and the bonus part is I get to be with you and be apart of making your life happy and stress-free. The reward is being with someone who only wants to be with you. He's not really interested in other people and he doesn't have friends but being with Reggie opens that door for Jeremy. I cried and I laughed. The intimacy was a slow burn but a believable slow burn. I didn't feel like I was being jerked around (pardon the pun) instead we see a slow build from hand holding to cuddling and eventually intercourse. I'm going to give CC extra point for interesting use of a fleshlight...a first for me in a romance novel! This book could have been really angsty and annoying but CC managed to handle the fragile lifestyle of Hollywood and child stars in a way that was moving but not maudlin. I'm currently working my way through the backlist and so far so good. Highly recommend.
asgoodrich More than 1 year ago
5 stars = I freaking LOVED this book So I have a HUGE problem with Perfect Imperfections. Actually, it&rsquo;s a MASSIVE problem.  The book is not long enough. Yes, I realize that it&rsquo;s 205 pages, but I want more. I want more JJ. I want more Reg. I want more JJ and Reg. I love these guys &ndash; both as individuals and as a couple. I loved the way in which Reg and Jeremey met and how at ease Reg made Jeremy feel, never letting on that he knew who Jeremy was &ndash; and yes, there really are people like that in the world. I found it humorous that Jeremy unknowingly gave credence to his sudden claim to be gay by entering into a pretend relationship with a man who was actually gay. The fact that Reg enjoyed being around Jeremy so much that he was willing to agree to a pretend relationship to help Jeremy out just cemented how good of a person Reg is &ndash; he&rsquo;s the kind of person you want to be able to call a friend. That he was a bit snarky and clearly a master of sarcasm just made me love him that much more. And if that weren&rsquo;t enough of a reason for me to love Reg, the patience and slow seduction with which he approached JJ once he realized that JJ was gay was the final nail in that coffin. The elevator scene was hot; the Fleshlight scene hotter; the shower scene would have been up in flames were it not for the water; but the actual sex scenes nearly made my Kindle melt. The chemistry, the passion, and the love JJ and Reg have for one another is beautiful.  I know I&rsquo;ve gone on and on about Reg, but as I said before I love JJ just as much. Seriously, how can you not love a man who tells his no longer pretend boyfriend &ldquo;you have to help me because I don&rsquo;t know how.&rdquo; He looked at Reg beseechingly, &ldquo;Will you help me keep you?&rdquo; That line nearly made me cry because JJ is so worried that his neediness, his high maintenance personality, and his single-minded focus on his music career will cause him to drive Reg away. But everything that JJ considers a flaw in himself is what makes him perfect to Reg. Perfect Imperfections reminds us that for all of our flaws, there is someone out there who finds our imperfections perfect. Love isn&rsquo;t about finding someone perfect, but rather about finding that person who is perfect for you. This is a beautifully written love story with plenty of humor and super-hot meaningful sex. I know I will read this book again &hellip; many, many times. Cardeno has definitely made a new fan and I cannot wait to read more of this author&rsquo;s work.  I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.  Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
xxBianca More than 1 year ago
Rockstar Jeremy Jameson is passionate about one thing only. Music. He loathes what comes with his stauts-women that crave fame, the paparazzi, and the fact that everyone tells him what to do and how to live his life on a daily basis. Bartender Reggie Moore leads a small town life. While very educated and employed, he decided to leave that life to lead a much simpler life. Reggie knows what makes him happy and he intends on living his life like that. One night when the two cross paths, their lives are forever changed. &ldquo;I feel real when I&rsquo;m with you. Reggie and Jeremy are on total opposite spectrums in their lives. While one leads the life he wants, the other is told how to live. Jeremy is over that life and decides to take control. He invites Reggie on tour with him for several moths. The catch? To be his pretend boyfriend. Easy right? Free room and board and Reggie gets everything that he wants which includes traveling all over the world. Not so easy.  Reggie is attracted to men. He knows it. He is out. Jeremy? His body reacts one way and his brain cannot catch up. He has always had relations with women. Why is Reggie bringing out these feelings and desires? He was drawn to Reggie the moment they met. Reggie is one of those characters with a beautiful soul. He looks at life for everything it has to offer. Rather than dwell on the negatives, he counts his blessings. He takes every opportunity to live his life no matter what. Jeremy sees this. And wants it for himself. But the pressure of his fame does not allow him to live the life he was truly meant to live. Until Reggie. &ldquo;Will you help me keep you?&rdquo; Jeremy slowly gives into his desire. It&rsquo;s both uplifting and wonderful to watch. You feel his inner struggle. You see a man&rsquo;s soul awaken. Reggie brings out a side of him that he never knew about himself in the 30 years he&rsquo;s graced the earth. And I am not talking about his sexuality. This deep emotional story is SO much more than someone realizing they are attracted to their same sex.  And I love that about this story. It doesn&rsquo;t dwell on whether Jeremy is gay or not. It is about finding love where you least expected, but when it was most needed. That love doesn&rsquo;t see sex, or life style. Love sees the individual. Jeremy&rsquo;s soul craved Reggie&rsquo;s. Watching the two men fall hopelessly and irrevocably in love was just beyond words. Every emotion was beautiful captured with this story. The feelings of love, hope, yearning, desire, and want.  While slower paced, than I usually read, I enjoyed the story. It allows the reader to truly get to know Jeremy and Reggie and see how they connect on such a deep level. Perfect Imperfections is a genuine story of two men finding their way to each other. The love shared between Jeremy and Reggie is intense and passionate. It reminds us that love goes where it belongs. It knows no obstacle or hardship. Love always wins. If you are looking for a sweet, yet genuine M/M story then I highly recommend this author. 
shirley_frances More than 1 year ago
What I enjoyed the most about this story was the concept behind it. I loved that Jeremy was not your quintessential rock star and that his story was not the typical one you read about in books. Jeremy is a superstar who has been in the business forever. He is was you consider Hollywood royalty and the expectation thrust upon him are great. Sadly, he his lifestyle lost its sparkle somewhere along the way and he finds himself going through the motions instead of enjoying his place in the spotlight. He yearns to be taken seriously, to be accepted as he is--to love and be loved. In comes Reg. Smart, funny, caring and confident, Reg is unfazed by Jeremy status as a rock star. He finds himself at odds with where his life is leading so when the opportunity arises to travel and see the world in the company of Jeremy he jumps right in. What ensues is a story of friendship, trust and acceptance. As with any book by this author, the emotions are in the forefront along with the humor. The 'feels' in this story are subtle but heartfelt nonetheless. Jeremy and Reg's connection is instant but through honest dialogue, funny banter and flirtatious and candid interactions, Cardeno deepens it. Bringing forth numerous 'awww' moments, laughs and sighs. I loved Jeremy and Reg's easy camaraderie. It was great to see how it jumped off the page. They were friends first, lovers later and their journey was a treat to experience. All in all, a fantastic story. I wouldn't mind reading more about them.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
I received this book from WLK Book Promotions in return for a fair and honest review. I am a fan of Cardeno C's books, let me start by saying that. I think the lowest I have given her is a 4-star rating and that's not simply because I rate every book high. I give them 4 or 5 stars depending on how much enjoyment I get from reading them. This book is a definite 5 for me. This is a slow burner of a book, with sensuality and tenderness on every page. You have JJ - guitar playing supremo who has never had a 'normal' life - and Reg - who wouldn't know 'stardom' if it slapped him in the face. I loved how these two were together, it's that simple. Reg is ultra caring and JJ is not blind to his own faults. If anything, he is all too aware of them. These two have the perfect symbiotic relationship. They both need each other for differing reasons but their feelings for each other are the same. These two have a deep and abiding love that even though they are characters in a book, I found myself hoping that their marriage would work, even in Hollywood! The writing is smooth and there are plot or time holes to fall through. The characters are well built up (to the point where I still think Bill was one creepy dude!). I didn't see any spelling or grammatical errors. So for all the above reasons, this gets the full 5-stars from me as I loved every single moment. Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
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TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating:  3.5 Rockin&rsquo; Stars Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C is a male/male romance about a rock star searching for a companion and finding him in the most unlikely place.  This contemporary romance novel begins the main characters&rsquo; relationship as a friendship.  Jeremy meets Reg Moore accidently when he stops in bar out in the middle of nowhere.  Reg is the bartender and he strikes up a conversation with Jeremy and they quickly find out that they have a lot of similar interest.    Jeremy has lived a sheltered life and has always followed the straight life but after meeting Reg things start to change. After spending the evening getting to know each other, Jeremy Jameson asks Reg to go on his international tour with him as his &quot;boyfriend' to keep away unwanted pursuers.  In the beginning this was a rouse but as the story continues the relationship blossoms into love.  Reg is certain that Jeremy is his and waits patiently for Jeremy to reciprocate his feelings.  The romance was sweet as candy and the plot was well developed. Overall, this is a great book and I really enjoyed the development of the characters.  The author's over emphasis of the political correctness distracted from the story at times, and it could potentially discourage future readers.  Even with that said, it was a wonderful love story that I found interesting and entertaining. ~TSRBR Hero &ndash;Jeremy Jameson: 3.5 stars Heroine &ndash;Reg Moore: 3 stars Steam: 3.5 stars  Plot: 3.5 stars  Cliffhanger: No Would I recommend this book: Yes! If you would like to read a love story that develops between two men into something special this book is for you. Would I read other books by this author: Yes! It would be interesting to see how this author develops. ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago