I ve read both the preceding book Strong Enough and the next book The Half of Us and gave both of them stars Those books were perfect pick me ups low angst funny and sexy I was sure that
I've read both the preceding book, Strong Enough, and the next book, The Half of Us, and gave both of them 4 stars. Those books were perfect pick-me-ups - low-angst, funny, and sexy. I was sure that 'More Than Everything' would be a winner too. But this book was just barely two stars for me.I had two main issues: Adan, and the last third.Put simply, Adan is a douchebag. If he were straight, he would be a homophobe. As it is, I'd say he's a bit of a misogynist. He reminds readers many times that Charlie's feminine actions disgust him. He also has no trouble thinking of Charlie as a hole to put his dick in. He's not a "straight" guy in the closet, he'll openly admit that he's gay, but Charlie's mannerisms just make him less of a man than Adan. And Charlie takes it, because somehow he was in love. I have no idea why. Adan apparently does change, but that happens off-page during the years before the big reunion. I just never warmed up to Adan, and I couldn't understand what Charlie saw in him.Which brings me to my second point: the reunion. I didn't buy it. The author tries to squash the idea that it was two tops looking for a convenient bottom, but that's exactly how I saw it. There was no emotional chemistry between the three, with the romantic connection hinging on brief relationships that ended years ago. I also felt like Adan and Scott lost their distinctiveness. They were carbon copies in the last third, barely distinguishable from one another. There's no emotional development to explain how Scott and Adan fit together, or even how Charlie fits as the third in the relationship.The two stars here are for the first section of the book, during Charlie and Scott's teenage years and first romance. The emotions felt real, and it's the only part of the book where I thought Charlie actually had a backbone. I also can't deny that the author was able to pull off the sexual chemistry between the three well. There's no side-lining or jealousy when the three get down and dirty.I don't read many MMM books, but I do tend to enjoy the ones I do read. 'More Than Everything' was missing the emotional connection I need to believe in a relationship, threesome or otherwise.Bestseller More Than Everything Author Cardeno C. Viral Kindle Time might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get than he ever thought possible.As a teenager, Charlie Chase Rhodes meets Scott Boone and falls head over heels in love with the popular, athletic boy next door Charlie thinks he s living the dream when Scott says he feels the same way But hisTime might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get than he ever thought possible.As a teenager, Charlie Chase Rhodes meets Scott Boone and falls head over heels in love with the popular, athletic boy next door Charlie thinks he s living the dream when Scott says he feels the same way But his dreams are dashed when Scott unexpectedly moves away.Years later, Charlie meets brash and confident Adan Navarro, who claims all he wants is a round between the sheets After eight months together, Charlie is convinced Adan returns his love But when the opportunity comes to be open about their relationship, Adan walks away.Time passes and life moves on, but when Charlie learns the only two men he s ever loved are now in love with each other, his heart breaks all over again Scott and Adan tell Charlie they want him back, but Charlie doesn t know if he can trust two people who have hurt him so deeply Time might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get than he ever thought possible.. 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.Website cardenocBlog Shared Blog caferisque Twitter CardenoCFB Profile facebook CardenoCFB Group facebook groups CardeYouTube youtube channel UCX6M Pinterest pinterest cardenoC. Bestseller Kindle More Than Everything CC is my go-to author for sexy, low-key romance. I’ve read nearly all of Cardeno’s book but picked up this one on Kindle Unlimited just this week. I found the relationship between the three men, not to mention between Charlie and Scott, as well as Charlie and Adan, to be very superficial. When Adan and Scott see Charlie again (this meeting felt entirely contrived), their first thought is that they want to fuck him. Both Adan and Scott are tops and not entirely compatible in the bedroom, while Charlie’s a willing bottom. I wasn’t feeling the love; the lust, yes, but the romance didn’t work for me at all. I also didn’t like the many femme stereotypes. Charlie is happy cooking and cleaning, while the two tops bring home the bacon. The times lapses in the story left gaping holes in the narrative. Charlie loses his sister and becomes a guardian to his young niece and nephew. This is a major life change, but it’s summarized in a couple sentences. Had I read this book when it first came out, I probably would have enjoyed it more, but I’m a more critical reader now. CC’s more recent stories have been big wins for me; this one was not.