Monday, July 17, 2017

Release Blitz Review: Smitty's Sheriff by Cardeno C.

Smitty's Sheriff 
(Hope #3)
by Cardeno C.
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2017

Todd is too flakey. Richard is too stubborn. Together, they're perfect. A May-December couple get a second chance at love.

Retired soldier Richard Davis wants a stable life in a quiet town with a forever man. Becoming the sheriff of Hope, Arizona, accomplishes two of his three goals, but instead of finding a serious partner, he falls for too-young-to-be-committed and too-flakey-to-be-serious Todd Smitty. Richard won’t find the right man if he’s obsessed with the wrong one, so he walks away from Todd.

It’s lust at first sight when Todd meets his sister’s army friend. He sets his sights on the worldly, strong, stable older man, and the more time he spends with Richard, the harder he falls. But after three years together, Richard cuts off all contact with no explanation.

When a mutual obligation requires Todd to move into Richard’s house, he’s thrilled at the opportunity to earn a second chance. Ignoring Todd from across town was hard enough. Can Richard resist temptation under his own roof?

Richard, the town Sheriff and Todd, the flighty young man seems to have a history that span three years of hooked up. But Richard put a brake into their non-relationship because he can't deal with Todd being a flighty youngster. I don't blame Richard at all, he seems to know what he wants and he thinks he can't get it with Todd. Absolutely fine with me.

Todd had been crushing hard on Richard and when he had an opportunity to stay at Richard's guesthouse for three months, he jumped at the chance. Todd not only seems young, he even act like a naive little boy sometimes. He crave Richard's attention and guidance, which is bordering on D/s. Too bad the whole D/s didn't extend to the bedroom, or else it might have been hot.

I know a lot of people had issue with Richard. He seems to demand too much, but didn't communicate his desire to Todd. But I am thinking Todd is a head case as well. He seems to think is perfectly fine to sleep around when he is bored, even though he want something more with Richard. Like seriously! He needs Richard to spell out 'm.o.n.o.g.a.m.y.' for him to get it.

This couple is just too much nuisance for me to feel emotionally invested. Todd is adorable at times, but he is simply too dense. 

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.