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Perfette imperfezioni

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  4,795 ratings  ·  687 reviews
Jeremy Jameson, star di Hollywood, ha condotto una vita protetta, con la musica come suo unico scopo e sua unica amica. Prima di intraprendere un altro tour internazionale di concerti, entra in un bar, in un luogo nel bel mezzo del nulla, e incontra un uomo che lo conquista con il suo sorriso amichevole e il modo di fare accomodante. Il contabile/barista/uomo in cerca di a ...more
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Published October 21st 2016 by Triskell Edizioni (first published May 4th 2014)
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Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Every-Fucking-One!
Delightful re-read June 2016

OK folks, even with calm-the-fuck-down time, I'm still in serious fan-girl mode with this book. I so fucking loved it! So incredibly witty, fresh, funny, smart and absolutely delightful! It is, hands down, my favorite Cardeno C. book to date.

MC Jeremy Jameson, 31 year old living-in-a-bubble rockstar, born in the spotlight to an Oscar Award winning actress (with a heart of stone) and a Grammy Award winning father (already dead from a drug overdose) who has no idea wha
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Loved it, loved it, LOVED IT!

This is my favorite Cardeno C. book. By far. My average rating for my previous CC books is 2.62. That is crazy low, and it isn't because I'm not a fan! I am, I just tend to feel passionately one way or another about this author! I loved Walk With Me (my favorite CC up to this point), but this book simply blew that out of the water.

When CC writes the slow burn romance, I'm just putty; melty, gooey putty. When you combine a slooow burn GFY with some heavy petting, na
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
4.5 I-want-a-pretend-boyfriend stars

If you're looking for a gritty rock star book, this is not it. There are no drugs or sex escapades, no dirty laundry, booze fests, or groupies.

Our rock star, Jeremy, could be anyone in the public eye. We are told he's a rock star, but there's nothing in here about his music, who writes his songs, his band, or his albums. Jeremy isn't your typical musician either. Yeah, he's temperamental, self-absorbed, and conceited (he was raised by famous parents in Hollyw
Rosa, really

Usually I wake up like this:


This morning I woke up like this:


I love this book. I love this book SO HARD. It’s like cotton candy. It’s like marshmallow fluff. It’s like the creamy inside of those new birthday cake oreos.

I love both Reg & Jeremy, they were so FUCKING SWEET together:
With Reg’s muscular arms holding him, Jeremy felt safe, like nothing and nobody, himself included, could pry him away from this man.
And don’t worry,” Reg said. “If you push me away, I’ll remind you why you need to h
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

" A rock star walks into a bar..."

It sounds like the start of a joke but what it actually is, is the basic premise of yet another great story from Cardeno C and the start of a really enjoyably sweet yet hot romance between another pair of his (always) endearing characters.

Oh and before I go any further...have you guys seen that cover! Does the word "Rawr" come to mind? Okay I digress but...HOT DAMN!!

All righty then, back to JJ & Reg. What a brilliant combination of opposites. A regular sm
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
2.5--Every Party Has a Pooper--Stars!

Looks like I'm the party pooper! But this one DID NOT work for me.

At first I thought Reg and Jeremy were kind of sweet. They had a slow build to their relationship.

Jeremy doesn't even know he's gay. He's a rock star--if you can even call him that. I found him to be whiney and annoying. It takes him FOR-FREAKING-EVER to realize he has feelings for Reg and he might actually be gay afterall.

Jeremy is needy. He's in constant need of companionship, reassurance,
BWT (Belen)
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Low angst fluff lovers
This story just gets better every time I read it.

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

Belens Audio Book Review

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 himse
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-love
My first read of 2017 was a success!!

I wanted to start out with some man loving and that's what I got. It had it's moments where I was rolling my eyes but for the most part it was really good!

Perfect Imperfections was sweet and pretty much drama free. I love me some drama but sometimes I just need sugar fluff.

Jeremy is a rockstar that wonders into a bar where he meets Reg, the bartender. Jeremy is trying to hide from the paparazzi and just be a normal guy. Reg knows who he is but doesn't make a
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Meep by: Rosa, really's review
Re-read 28April'16
After hating a series by this author returned to remind myself why I'd splurged ;)
And, I still LOVE this book. It's ridiculous, but so damn adorable, and hot. Still a favourite.
Audio is good too.

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Beyond feel-good, this book is snuggle-some sweet.

Don't go in expect a gritty rock-star story; you've got to be patient waiting for the Sex to happen and there's no Drugs or for that matter any Rock and Roll!
Let's be honest - it's also not in the least bit realistic or believable.
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who loves sweet and hot M/M romances
Recommended to Sandra by: the author
This novel is Cardeno C. at his best - super cute, super sweet and super awesome, with great humor and banter, a powerful, intense and strong relationship, character growth, plus a GFY/OFY butt virgin and smoking holy hot boysecks, Batman. I adored the two main characters, JJ and Reg, and loved absolutely everything about this, marshmallow fluff and all.

Yeah, yeah, some cynical person might say that Reggie was much too perfect, but I don't care. And some cynical person might also say that JJ wa
Re-read April 2019
The audio for this is great! I love Charlie David and he does a stellar job with this one.


4.5 stars

Jeremy is a famous rockstar, but he is so tired of being in the spotlight and not being able to be himself. He gets drunk at an unknown bar at one night and meets Reggie (Reg). They hit it off and Reg takes Jeremy home because he is no condition to drive.

Jeremy is dying for someone to go on his tour with him, someone he can trust. So he asks Reg to come. Reg is an
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ingie by: MishyJo
Written May 25, 2014

4.2 'cuddling' Stars - Charming, delightful light and nicely inviting - a sweet gem that made me giggly and happy

The girls here on GR said it was fluff, angst-free, a sweet rockstar, a sexy "hero" and all in all a very cute story. Then it must be a one for me to read. ~ And it was... The cutest and sweetest romance I've read in a long time without even rolling my eyes or raising my eyebrows.

What a delight - a sweet lollipop!!

A lot of thanks to sweet Mishyjo (4 stars)
Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈
I am crazy about this freaking book. LOVE LOVE LOVE Charlie David's narration. His voice is the epitome of sexy.

Re-listen 11/18/2015 (I know I've listened to it more than twice, but I forgot to log it).
Re-listen 12/30/2015
Re-listen 10/18/2016 I needed some fluff in my life.
Re-listen 6/21/2017, 2/21/2018
re-listen 8/27/2018 Still five "You're the bomb, Reg" stars
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***3.5 stars***

This was a nice, quick read for me.

Low on angst and high on cute. Just what I was looking for.

Jeremy is one of the world's most famous rock stars. He's Hollywood royalty. His mom is an A-list actress and his dad is a music legend. He stumbles upon Reggie in the middle of nowhere, in a no name bar and the two strike up an easy going conversation. Reggie doesn't treat him like anything other than a normal guy. What's an A-list rock God to do but come up with a fake relationship so
4,5 stars! Loved this one even if some parts were hard to believe. Another super sweet story with no relationship angst, but it was well written and kept me glued to it.
Overall I really loved it and I'm only sorry we were not given more angst. Even with the paparazzi or something.
Dec 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sugary sweet 4 star read...

A totally good angst free sugary sweet book...

Jeremy is a famous rock star who visits the bar where Reg works. After a night of drinking where Jeremy feels relaxed around Reg, he proposes Reg to accompany him on his tour as his 'pretend-boyfriend'. This is the story of how Reg and Jeremy's pretending turns into a real relationship..

I loved this book..! It is a sweet romantic read. I simply fell in love with Reg and Jeremy. Reg is a very easy going, open, frank, adve
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Gina by: Macky
This was a wonderful, feel good, not a lot of angst read that just melted my romantic heart! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Jeremy is the rockstar who is only surrounded by people who work for him or want something from him. What he really needs a friend, someone he can trust and have fun with. So he asks the friendly bartender he spent a night chatting up to be his “pretend” boyfriend while he is on tour. Jeremy is absolutely adorable and Reg as the “pretend” boyfriend was completely swoon-worthy!!

Isn’t this
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-musician, mm-ltoyw
This book was completely adorable. Jeremy Jameson is the product of Hollywood and music royalty but as a result he's grown up quickly and pretty isolated. He wanders into an out of the way bar and strikes up a conversation with ex-accountant and adrenaline junky, Reg Moore. The men strike a bargain and Reg comes on the road with Jeremy as his pretend boyfriend for his grueling six month road tour.

Jeremy is clueless and a diva but completely the cutest thing ever. This book had me laughing at hi
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtq
Yep, I loved this one! What a sweet story! Jeremy is Hollywood royalty, born into the spotlight. He travels the world as one of the best musicians of our time. Yet he is completely clueless when it comes to love. And then there’s Reg, an accountant turned bartender, living in some small town in Arizona. I loved him!!! He’s the kind of guy that can strike up a conversation with anyone. He’s friendly and outgoing and so good for Jeremy. I loved their story. I loved the slow burn and all the sexual ...more
Emma Sea
May 07, 2014 marked it as hell-no  ·  review of another edition
Reg is my father's name. As a character in an m/m this makes me shudder in horror. I'm glad it's an unusual MC name, at least.
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first Cardeno C. book, and it was perfect! There is no angst, there is not much drama or tears... What we have here is a beautiful love story, with two amazing MC's! They are sweet, funny, and most of all, perfect for each other!

Jeremy is a rock star! He only knows love for his music. He is needy and lonely! Reg, a bartender, is an amazing man, funny and laid-back! He wants to travel and discover the world!

They meet and became best friends very quickly! What was born as a great friendship, tu
Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

3.5 stars

A fake-boyfriend-becomes-best-friend-becomes-love-of-my-life story...

I really enjoyed the immediate LOYALTY and TRUST between Reg and Jeremy. And watching it build into more made for an entertaining read.

The banter and the interactions between the two are funny, sexy, and sweet.

What's not to like?

Elle Beasee
This gets an extra star purely for the entertainment value of the following sentence....

"Ungh," Reg moaned around the pulsing dick in his mouth. "Ungh. Ungh."

With prose like this, what more do you want...?
4.5 stars and ♥♥♥♥♥ from me. Loved this one, my heart having been melted and left in a puddle of goo by one person and one person only, that He-Man with a heart of gold... Reg, but Dude seriously, REG?? What had he ever done to deserve being called that **shakes head in disbelief**?? I really enjoyed the fact that there was no insta-lust in this one, the GFY/OFY was based on a friendship that took nearly a year to come to the boil as far as the guys getting between the sheets was concerned, and ...more
Mandy*reads obsessively*
I'm having a tough time in RL right now so I am in need of sweet, fluffy feel-good reads.
Cardeno C. has written some of my favorite feel good books, so I was very hopeful that this one would work for me.
And boy did it ever.
I loved it!

Sweet, fun and sexy ( and kudos for the sex scenes starting very late in this book).
Great and likeable MCs, no real angst or drama, no big problems or misunderstandings, just a happy Mandy at the end of the book.
Although on a personal note I disagree with Jere
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very sweet MM romance. Reg and Jeremy are a good couple who compliment one another well.

If you like celebrity/muso types of stories, someone who doesn't realise they may be attracted to the same sex (handled well), no dramas or miscommunications, a slow build and burn, then this is a sexy-sweet MM romance by Cardeno C. Review at

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Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I agree with many readers that this story was adorable, sweet, cute and the two characters were divine.
The reason that I didn't rate it higher was because after waiting for 72% of the story to finally see this two guys get together and kissing for the first time and moved the relationship to the next level, I was expecting firework, tingles down my spine, I thought I was going to need a fan next to me on the coolest setting for what I was hoping would be steamy and gorgeous sex scenes.
I little b
So sweet...

and fluffy, and warm and sticky and gooey and lazy and amazing like Sunday morning ...

Perfect comfort GFY read.


May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mona by: Eva and Bev
AMAZING!! This book hit all the right places for me. It was sweet, loving and super cute.


Thank you Eva and Bev, my lovely gals...for making my day with this rec xx
4 stars!! Loved it 😍💕. Of course it was improbable in many many ways... but it was such a sweet and loving story about a rockstar's journey into self-discovery and eventually finding true love that everything that typically would bother me... did not. 😉 It was pure escapism and I loved being part of it. Light, angst-free and super steamy with lots of slow burn.. just the perfect book to read during the deep freeze of winter. 😍 Highly recommended for all fans of Cardeno C. I have read many of his ...more
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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-ev ...more
“All right. I have a serious question.”
“What?” Jeremy’s forehead crinkled.
“What do you like on your pizza? Because if we’re not compatible there, no way can we be pretend compatible anywhere else.”
“That’s a lot of pressure.” Jeremy licked his lips and tried to look serious. “What if I get this wrong? Does that mean we’re done pretend fucking?”
“Yup. Which would totally suck for you because I am awesome in pretend bed. So let’s hear it: favorite pizza toppings.”
“Boyfriend?” Francis said. “Really?”
“Yes. Why is that a surprise?”
Looking away from Reg, Francis started typing. “I didn’t figure you for gay.”
“I’m sitting here being interrogated because I’m dating your biggest client, remember?” Reg reminded him. “You do realize Jeremy Jameson has a dick, right?”
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