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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.
“I feel real when I’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.
“Will you help me keep you?”
Jeremy slowly gives into his desire. It’s both uplifting and wonderful to watch. You feel his inner struggle. You see a man’s soul awaken. Reggie brings out a side of him that he never knew about himself in the 30 years he’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’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’t see sex, or life style. Love sees the individual. Jeremy’s soul craved Reggie’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.
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.
Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day."
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