Friday 15 July 2016

♂♂ Not A Game ♂♂ Cardeno C ♂♂

An accidental meeting and a misunderstanding lead to a life-altering connection.

 A new job, a new city, and hopefully a new life. When chubby gamer Oliver Barnaby receives a job offer from the best boutique game developer in the country, he leaves his family and his less than spectacular existence in Oklahoma without a seconds hesitation. Determined to change more than his career and his geography, Oliver implements a plan to finally land a boyfriend. Step one is improving his skills in the bedroom.

A life that looks perfect on paper, but feels empty in reality. Attractive, successful, charismatic Jaime Snow has a life other people envy. His already booming business is growing. He isnt lacking in friends. And he has no trouble finding a date. But theres an emptiness in Jaimes heart and a hole in his life that only the right man can fill.

An accidental meeting, a misunderstanding, and falling in love. When Oliver and Jaime end up at the same bar at the same time, they each see something they want in the other. Going to bed together that first night is easy. Building the lifetime relationship they both desperately crave will require trust, time, and a little misunderstanding.

Copy received from author for an honest review

It is always a joy to read a Cardeno C book.  They are always a little bit of light in what can be a dark world at times.

I have read quite a few CC books, but I have to tell you, Not A Game is by far my favourite to date.

Because this is a bit longer than the normal novella-ey books, things did not feel so rushed.  I am not really a fan of the insta-love thing, but this started with instattraction that develops into more.

Jaime and Oliver - on paper they don't look like the perfect couple, but after a chance encounter, things just roll so freely between them that as a reader you can't help but feel this is it for them.

In a world of books where the guys all look like models, perfect v's and abs you could grate cheese on, Oliver is a breath of fresh air.  6'2", nearly 300lbs, he is not your average lover interest.

And I LOVE it!  There is so much pressure, not just one women but also men to be this "perfect" body, and it was refreshing to see our guys have body issues too.

And to Jaime he is perfection.  

There is a slow burn from attraction and lust to maybe more, and it left me wanting more!

There are some great secondary characters in this book, and I am hoping that sometime in the future we will be getting more about Jaime's best friend Jack.  Please???

Not a game is a quick, sweet and sexy read that I finished in one sitting.

Can't wait to see what Cardeno C brings us next.

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.

Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.