Not a Game (Friends #1) by Cardeno C
Word count/Pages: 55,872 words, 85 pages
Released on July 15th 2016
Published by The Romance Authors, LLC
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 second’s 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 isn’t lacking in friends. And he has no trouble finding a date. But there’s an emptiness in Jaime’s 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.
Another Cardeno C romance that is truly romance! A sweet story from beginning to end, this story doesn’t even have a misunderstanding, let alone a black moment.
When Jaime finally opens up and tells Oliver all the misunderstandings and secrets he’s been keeping there isn’t a blow up or anything! It was actually pretty delightful and a nice change. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the strife, the tense moments and even the break-ups to get to the sweet reunion. Sometimes, it’s nice to just have that fairytale romance that begins and ends sweet and every layer in between is confectionery perfection.
Oliver was a gentle giant. A tall, stout man who was lacking in the self-esteem department. He thinks in order to be a better lover that he needs to gain some experience. His one and only boyfriend shook his confidence in the bedroom.
When Jaime sees the man of his dreams, the guy he could see himself with for the rest of his life, sitting alone at a table in a bar, he decides to seize the moment. Once he understands Oliver thinks he’s a male escort, he’s determined to keep Oliver interested and goes along with the ruse.
For such a rough and dishonest beginning, these two men find that they’re falling in love and escort or not, boss or not, age difference and negative self-awareness aside they’re committed. Jaime is giving, passionate, affectionate and always telling Oliver how much he loves and adores every inch of his mind and body. Oliver gives Jaime all the love and affection he craves. He’s the person Jaime needs to come home to every day.
This is the perfect feel good romance. It will leave you with a happy heart!
RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!!!