Time might not heal all wounds, but with two motivated and strong-willed men on a campaign to win him back, Charlie will get more 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 more than he ever thought possible.
Charlie “Chase” Rhodes
It’s funny how when you’re a kid you think you have it all figured out. You think you know who you’re going to be when you grow up, what you’re going to do. And yet, you can’t actually see yourself as a grown-up. I mean, grown-ups are old. And they’re constantly saying shit we think we’ll never say and doing shit we think we’ll never do.
When I think back to how many times I said I’d never do this and I’d never say that, I want to cringe. Because you know what? I do all of it now.
Just this morning, when I was getting the kids off to school and they were fighting with each other over who got to hold a spatula—yeah, I know—I told them to stop talking to each other. No, really, I did. This was me: “Bobby, Stephi! You…
What followed was a story of healing, letting go and learning to trust once again. .... I loved Chase! He was adorably, sweet, quirky and a hell of all lot of fun. .... Hell yeah, Cardeno C came through for me, yet again! .... I appreciated that Cardeno didn't just wrap it all up with a pretty bow. Nope, Cardeno made all of them work through their issues until they could move forward. ...As a fan of Cardeno C this book was everything I was expecting and as a hopeless romantic this story brought about the tears, the smiles and the "awww" moments I've come to expect from a fantastic romance.
In many ways this book shows a development of an already great talent. This story is smooth, the writing is clear, concise and beautiful. The shifts between times and voices was flawless and creatively done. The plot pulled me in and carried me along on a journey of first loves, loss, second chances, forgiveness, personal growth and what it means to truly love someone and want to create a life with them. I loved everything about this book. There was not one false note. Charlie "Chase" is an absolute delight. ... He's a dancer and a bit of a dreamer who has had to make his own way in the world and even though Scott and Adan each took a turn at breaking his heart, they could never break him nor forget him. Scott is great. ...He is the perfect first love and I fell in love with him right along with Charlie. ... Adan was complicated. He was so damaged by his macho culture upbringing with a huge chip on his shoulder and a drive to succeed professionally that left little room for much else in his life. I loved how he was with his men. He saw and remembered everything about them, he understood them. He, of all of them, grew the most in this story. In the most delightful and beautiful ways. ...Honestly, I was a little nervous going into this triad story. But I trust Cardeno C to get me to a happy ending. I knew…
I loved this book! It is fun, sweet, sexy, humorous, touching, sassy, playful, at times frustrating, but always entertaining. I laughed out loud, a lot. Charlie (Chase) Rhodes is an awesome character. ... I really enjoyed the way the author sets up the story. ... Charlie will always have a place in my heart as he is a truly vibrant and endearing character. I highly recommend More Than Everything.
This story spanned two decades, and Cardeno C did an amazing job blending large stretches of time as well as alternating POV. The story was simultaneously light and weighty, with CC bringing us fun and humorous moments, but balancing that with serious relationship issues, and even a little bit of heartache. For me, the strongest part of this book was the narration. The way Charlie/Chase tells his story, while engaging the reader at the same time, was a joy to read. I really fell in love with Charlie's character, and admired the way he was comfortable with who he was, and how he gave his whole heart to those that he loved. He's spunky, charming, and caring, and I have no doubt that anyone who reads this book will want to be his best friend....Sassy, steamy, and even a little silly, More Than Everything really was a joy to read.