• Perfect Imperfections

  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (453 ratings)

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Perfect Imperfections

By: Cardeno C.
Narrated by: Charlie David
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Publisher's summary

Hollywood royalty Jeremy Jameson has lived a sheltered life with music as his sole focus and only friend. Before embarking on another international concert tour, he wanders into a bar in what he considers the middle-of-nowhere and meets a man who wins him over with his friendly smile and easy-going nature. Accountant, bartender, and adventure-seeker Reg Moore has fun talking and drinking with "The" Jeremy Jameson and can't say no when the supposedly straight rock star makes him a once-in-a-lifetime offer: keep him company on his tour by playing the part of his boyfriend.

Listening to music, traveling the world, and jumping off cliffs is fun. Falling in love is even better. But to stay with Jeremy after the stage lights dim, Reg will need to help him realize there's nothing to pretend about their relationship.

©2014 Cardeno C. (P)2015 Cardeno C.
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Better Every Time

This story just gets better every time I read it. ❤️

Jeremy and Reg are two of my favorite M/M characters ever.

When 31 year old Rock superstar Jeremy Jameson steps into a seedy bar in Munds Park, Arizona it turns out to be the best thing to ever happen to him.

Jeremy is not your typical "rock star"...there's no drugs, or scores of sexual exploits, or crazy publicity antics...he's quiet, a bit shy, and, most of all, lonely. When he starts up a conversation with bartender, Reggie Moore, he finds himself relaxed and engaged and having a great time. After closing down the bar, ending up on Reg's couch for the night, and a few more drinks an idea takes root: Reg would love to travel more and Jeremy is sick of going out on the road alone, or with women who don't understand it's not all premieres and glitzy events...so Jeremy offers Reg the opportunity to become Jeremy's pretend boyfriend for seven months of travel, companionship, and adventure while Jeremy plays his latest world tour dates.

Reg isn't your typical bartender, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a degree in Accounting, but since an office job was killing him, he returned home to work and save enough money to go travel the world. Reg understands that Jeremy doesn't want a real boyfriend, but a friend, someone to spend with who wouldn't have ulterior motives or make constant demands. The offer is amazing but Reg makes two requests: ask again once Jeremy sobers up and to give him a year instead of seven months.

It was sad that he felt he had to essentially hire that function out, but Reg wouldn’t complain. Jeremy was cool, his music was amazing, and touring the world would be a dream come true. “I hope so, man,” he said. “That’d be awesome.”
“It would.” Jeremy nodded. “No more lonely nights. No more boring flights with nobody to talk to. No more girls who say they want to be with me when they don’t even like me, and all they really want is a leg up.” He sighed. “No more.”

This story is hands down one of my favorite books of all time. I played a game with a friend where I was asked to name three books I would want with me if I was stranded on a deserted island, and Perfect Imperfections easily made the list. Why? Because, to me, it's perfect. There's no angst, no miscommunication, tons of humor, and hot sexy times. It's fluffy crack.

For me the only thing that was missing was an audio version.

I hoped the narration would live up to the love I had for the book and wasn't surprised when Charlie David gives another absolutely wonderful performance! The characters, the humor, the sexiness - it all comes through perfectly.

You want to know how I know this audio is fantastic? I immediately replayed the audio as soon as it finished the first time.

The story is absolute fluff-tastic sweetness and cuteness, and when coupled with Charlie David's phenomenal performance, it's absolutely unforgettable. Perfect Imperfections...I love you!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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Perfection

Like cookies and milk or chocolate and peanut butter, Charlie and Cardeno are great together. So happy that this sexy story has a sexy narrator.

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Loved this beyond words

Amazing! Sexy! Wonderful! Just listen to it. HAWT!!!!!!!!! You won't go wrong if you love M/M romance. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!! Cardeno's BEST!!!!! And Charlie David was AMAZING!!!!!!

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Sweet but I was bored

If you are a fan of extremely sweet, slow burn stories with absolutely no drama, no conflict and everything wrapped up in a nice sweet bow, you will love this story. I'm not, so I didn't. I like sweet just like everyone else, but not in the entire story. I was bored out of my mind and my eyes almost rolled out of my head at some of the scenes. The blurb outlines how Reg and Jeremy meet and the rest of the book is them getting to know each other. Reg came off to me as too good to be true and Jeremy as a sheltered, clueless, naive man with moments of TSTL. I had to suspend disbelief to even get through the story because Jeremy is suppose to be a "rock star" REALLY? Maybe in Narnia. I only bought it because it was so popular I wanted to see what all the buzz was about. Charlie David does a great job narrating, but this just wasn't my cup of tea.

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PERFECT imperfections: 5 Star Excellence !!!!!

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PERFECT: I read & listen to a LOT of books & there are VERY few that are both full 5 stars for overall/story/narration AND worthy of multiple listens. That short list includes the likes of Tolkien, Diana Gabaldon, JK Rowling, Patricia Briggs & Gail Carriger. And except for Lord John, none of the others are M/M. This is nothing like any of them but it IS excellent! The synergy of Cardano C. & Charlie David make a welcome change from the abundance of mediocre narration and/or writing and godawful cover art out there. The narration is consistent, fits the characters and adds to the story & mood rather than distracting from it. The writing makes an implausible premise completely believable with humor, enjoyable characters, unfortunate but accurate human behavior and sexy chemistry between the leads. imperfections: early on there is an audio clip that belongs to a scene other than the one where it is placed. the theme song isn't worthy of the main character, however the riff between chapters adds to the mood of book. A repeat read keeper, I wish they were all this good.

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Perfection

Cardeno C. with Charlie David is a match made in audiobook heaven. Charlie has the sexiest, smokey voice that simply allows you to feel all of the emotion that Cardeno has put into the story. This was perfection.

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One of my favorites...

** Audiobook provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review.***

Perfect Imperfections is one of my favorite reads of the year and the audiobook managed to surpass every expectation I had of it!

Jeremy is rockstar royalty, and he's straight or so he thinks. Despite his upbringing or perhaps because of it, he's very innocent in some of his beliefs. Reg is the most patient man in the universe, I swear, he gives Jeremy all he needs in terms of closeness and intimacy as he waits for him to realize that he might not be as straight as he's always thought.

Charlie David did a fantastic job at making Jeremy and Reg come to life and more than made justice to a story that was already fantastic on its own right. He imprinted a lot of emotion into the narration, managing to show us all the elements that made this story so great. He conveyed Jeremy and Reg's growing intimacy, their feelings, Jeremy's innocence and Reg's patience and love; and damn if he somehow made the sizzling chemistry between Jeremy and Reg and the hotness of them together burn even hotter.

All the different nuances in his voice, and the different voices he made for the different characters, how differently he narrated the funnier parts from the very sexy scenes to the more serious, emotion-filled scenes, that is what separates this audiobook from the rest. Definitely my favorite of all the audiobooks I've listened so far!

Rating: 5+ Stars!!!

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another good 1

Cardeno C did it again another good book for his listeners. I can't wait for the next one.

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5 Stars! Flawless!

About the story...

A straightforward read, very little angst, with a heavy focus on the relationship...which was as always, deliciously sweet!

Cardeno C. does an amazing job when it comes to characters developing a friendship first, then building on that as they search for something more. It's a trademark aspect in many of this author's books, and something I really enjoy and look forward too. You get to know them first, understand their frame of mind before they deepen their bond and become intimate...an then it's always so loving and tender. Such is the relationship that develops between Jeremy and Reg

It was a delightful read, and as with all of Cardeno C's books, the sweet bubbles to the top and leaves the reader with a satisfying glow and a happily-ever-after smile!

About the audio book...

This was my first listen by Charlie David and I found his narration to be as smooth as silk. His tone was easy on the ears, he created distinguishable fitting voices for each of the characters, and transitioned nicely from one to the next. The narrator also understood Jeremy and Reg's personalities, brought the needed emotions into their voices at the right time, captured the essence of the story and made this a very pleasant listen. I'll definitely be looking for more of his work

Loved the rock song intro in the beginning, and then the brief musical interludes between chapters, however I wish it would have only played once, it wasn't necessary for it to fade in and out twice. That's my only complaint.

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LOVE IT!

The story is amazing! It's a extremely sweet love.. the way Regi treats Jeremy is sooooo romantic. I really loved how the story was written.

Personally I think Cardeno C. its excellent. Always finds a way to write a heartwarming story full of hot scenes too.

The way the narrator give life to the characters is the best! and the music in between chapter was just great. Couldn't stop singing along.

I enjoyed from beginning to end!

Totally recommended!

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