Review: Strange Bedfellows by Cardeno C.

Can the billionaire son of a Democratic president build a family with the congressman son of a Republican senator? Forget politics, love makes strange bedfellows. 

As the sole offspring of the Democratic United States president and his political operative wife, Trevor Moga was raised in an environment driven by the election cycle. During childhood, he fantasized about living in a made-for-television family, and as an adult, he rejected all things politics and built a highly successful career as far from his parents as possible. 

Newly elected congressman Ford Hollingsworth is Republican royalty. The grandson of a revered governor and son of a respected senator, he was bred to value faith, family, and the goal of seeing a Hollingsworth in the White House. 

When Trevor and Ford meet, sparks fly and a strong friendship is formed. But can the billionaire son of a Democratic president build a family with the congressman son of a Republican senator? Forget politics, love makes strange bedfellows. 

Strange Bedfellows opens up with... a sexy as hell sex scene. Ah, yes.

Trevor and Ford meet and have, what Ford thinks, is an anonymous hookup, complete with awkward thank yous and goodbyes in the end. Things didn't go as he'd planned. Turns out, things weren't as anonymous as Ford thought and Trevor knew exactly who he was having sex with.

Ford is a Republican congressman who grew up around politics. It's his family business, so to speak. His family is very religious and conservative, and because of this he stays locked up tight in the closet. He sticks to random hookups with guys he doesn't know and who don't know him. He thinks he's happy this way. He thinks this is the only way he can live as a gay man. Until he hooks up with someone who does know who he is.

Trevor is the son of POTUS and a democrat. So when he sees Ford he knows exactly who the other man is. But that doesn't stop him, he knows politics and knows how to be discreet. Although Trevor knows politics, because he grew up surrounded by it, he despises it. He hates the games and the power plays. He wants nothing to do with it all.

After their one-night-stand... it didn't turn out to be a one-night-stand at all. They hit it off and started seeing each other, under the radar. They had awesome chemistry together and I loved their budding relationship as it progressed into more.

Trevor has money. Lots of it. One things that always drives me crazy in M/M is when one MC is wealthy and wants to spoil his guy, but the other guy is all, "Nah, bro. I can't let you buy me stuff. I'm a man." OMG, get over it. Someone wants to do something nice for you, let them. So I was pleased as punch that Ford did not have any problems with Trevor's money. He didn't take advantage or anything, but when Trevor wanted to fly him out to stay in a fancy-shmancy hotel, he had no arguments. I think it's so pointless to angst over, so THANK YOU FORD for not angsting over this non-issue.

Something they did angst over was Ford's coming out, or not coming out, I guess I should say. But I think they both handled this wonderfully. Especially Ford, he's so likable and cute and a bit naive, which only added to the cuteness. He had a lot to risk with his sexuality, but he went all in for Trevor. If that's not a grand gesture, I don't know what is.

This is one of my favorites of Cardeno C.'s. Definitely in my top 3. It was so sexy and sweet, with little angst.

 A copy was provided in exchange for and honest review.

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