More Than Everything

Cardeno C.
More Than Everything
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Release Date
November 2014

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.

Book Review by Lynn (reviewer)
Dec 17, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
175 people found the following review helpful
MORE THAN EVERYTHING is a sexy, heartbreaking, romantic and fun story told through scrapbooking, of all things.

Charlie decides to start a scrapbook of his life and, in doing so, shares the stories that got him to where he is currently. The scrapbook starts from Charlie's teenage years with his first love, Scott. Their relationship grows and develops and, as most teenage romances do, falls apart.

A little later in life, Charlie is lucky enough to get a second chance at love with Adan. Their relationship is more mature but not as pure and simple as Charlie's relationship with Scott. This second relationship, sadly, is also doomed and fated to end. Charlie considers himself lucky that he had two chances at love in his life, but is also a tad bitter that both chances came at such a young age for him.

Years later, when Charlie discovers that Scott and Adan have found their way to each other and are in a committed relationship, he is crushed. What he doesn't realize is that neither Scott nor Adan has ever stopped loving him and they have a plan for their relationship.

The perspective of this story was unique, but sometimes distracting for me. There is a steady jump back and forth between real time and the past, and the narrator changes between the three main characters in the past scenes. Other than that, I found this story completely and utterly enjoyable. It had a lot of elements that make stories enjoyable for me--strong but flawed characters, deep emotions, non-traditional relationships, and lots and lots of love.

There are some interesting and challenging family dynamics that play a large part in defining who these three men are as adults. Charlie, Scott and Adan all take unique journeys that lead them to a strong, though unexpected, endpoint. I enjoyed the characters and the story immensely.
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