Monday 17 July 2017

♂♂ Smitty's Sheriff (Hope #3) ♂♂ Cardeno C ♂♂

Retired soldier Richard Davis wants a stable life in a quiet town with a forever man. Becoming the sheriff of Hope, Arizona, accomplishes two of his three goals, but instead of finding a serious partner, he falls for too-young-to-be-committed and too-flakey-to-be-serious Todd Smitty. Richard wont find the right man if hes obsessed with the wrong one, so he walks away from Todd.

Its lust at first sight when Todd meets his sisters army friend. He sets his sights on the worldly, strong, stable older man, and the more time he spends with Richard, the harder he falls. But after three years together, Richard cuts off all contact with no explanation.

When a mutual obligation requires Todd to move into Richards house, hes thrilled at the opportunity to earn a second chance. Ignoring Todd from across town was hard enough. Can Richard resist temptation under his own roof?

 ARC received for an honest review

Oy, it pains me to say it, but Smitty's Sheriff was a miss for me.

I have adored everything I have ready by Cardeno C to date, but this one just didn't do it for me.

I just couldn't with either of our MC's, Richard or Todd.  I felt Richard to be very condescending, patronising and just downright unlikable.

Todd, whilst at times I really liked him, other times he felt very immature and whiney and childish.  I thought at first it was the age difference that made me feel this way, but nope, they would have been the same if they were the same age.

Todd really needed to stop being a doormat and grow a pair.

Rich really needed to stop being a d!ck.

Gah, this pair frustrated me so much as I know that they would have been a great couple if they didnt infuriate me so much whilst read.  This is the first time that I considered DNFing a Cardeno C book, and that makes me sad.

But I will be right there waiting when the next book is released.


Cardeno C.CC to friendsis a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few awwws into a readers day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardenos 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.