Book Reviews

Jumping In by Cardeno C. at The Romance Authors

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Law Enforcement / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 02-February-2019

Book Blurb

When love's on the line, the brave jump in with both feet…

Small town cop Clint Rivera can’t catch a break. His ex of two weeks is suddenly getting married, his dogs tore up his furniture, he’s getting evicted, and he’s out of beer. When he decides to solve his alcohol shortage by going to his ex’s engagement party, Clint winds up too drunk to drive himself home.

Enter gorgeous deputy mayor Hawk Black, the man who constantly shows up unexpectedly and sends Clint’s body and mind into a tailspin with nothing but his whiskey voice and blue eyes. After months of patience, Hawk can finally seduce the man he’s been craving.

Clint’s day might not have started out well, but Hawk’s going to make sure it ends with a bang, preferably in bed. He’ll show Clint some rewards are worth the risk. With love on the line, Clint will need to decide if he can open his heart, tear down his shields, and jump in with both feet.

First edition published by OmniLit/All Romance eBooks under the title 'Jumping In (ALPHAS 6)', 2015.

Book Review

I love a good alpha male just as much as the next female, and when it's written by Cardeno C., regardless that it's way too short and I could've kept reading forever, I had to jump right in. I can guarantee that Hawk Black is more than worthy of being called alpha, and Clint Rivera sure got lucky, along with having his hands full, in more ways than one.

Poor Clint. I honestly had to laugh at him, although it really wasn't funny. He's just gotten back from a two week camping trip only to discover his closeted ex's engagement party is that night, he's been evicted because his landlord is selling and he has two weeks to find a place, his dogs ate his couch, his coffee table, and the big-screen TV's power cord, and to top it off the refrigerator falls over and smashes all of his beer. I think I would have headed to my ex's engagement party too.

What follows is more than Clint could have ever imagined, and exactly what his hidden romantic heart needs. I absolutely loved this short story, except for the “short” part. I could've kept reading about Hawk and Clint for quite some time to come. They're sexy, they're hot, the sex is to die for it’s so steamy, and they're both just downright adorable. Well done, Cardeno!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 18500 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-February-2017
Price $2.99 ebook
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