Jumping In

Jumping In When love s on the line the brave jump in with both feet Small town cop Clint Rivera can t catch a break His ex of two weeks is suddenly getting married his dogs tore up his furniture he s getting

  • Title: Jumping In
  • Author: Cardeno C.
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When love s on the line, the brave jump in with both feet Small town cop Clint Rivera can t catch a break His ex of two weeks is suddenly getting married, his dogs tore up his furniture, he s getting evicted, and he s out of beer When he decides to solve his alcohol shortage by going to his ex s engagement party, Clint winds up too drunk to drive himself home Enter gorWhen love s on the line, the brave jump in with both feet Small town cop Clint Rivera can t catch a break His ex of two weeks is suddenly getting married, his dogs tore up his furniture, he s getting evicted, and he s out of beer When he decides to solve his alcohol shortage by going to his ex s engagement party, Clint winds up too drunk to drive himself home Enter gorgeous deputy mayor Hawk Black, the man who constantly shows up unexpectedly and sends Clint s body and mind into a tailspin with nothing but his whiskey voice and blue eyes After months of patience, Hawk can finally seduce the man he s been craving Clint s day might not have started out well, but Hawk s going to make sure it ends with a bang, preferably in bed He ll show Clint some rewards are worth the risk With love on the line, Clint will need to decide if he can open his heart, tear down his shields, and jump in with both feet Word count 18,500 This is a 2nd edition without substantive changes from the 1st edition.

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    • Cardeno C.

      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 Heartwarming Stories Strong Relationships Forever Love.Website cardenocBlog Shared Blog caferisque Twitter CardenoCFB Profile facebook CardenoCFB Group facebook groups CardeYouTube youtube channel UCX6M Pinterest pinterest cardenoC



    466 thoughts on “Jumping In

    • ~3.5~Holy Insta Love, batman. This book is part of the All Romance Ebooks Alphas series. But don't look for alpha males too hard in Jumping In. Clint, a cop with anger-management issues, is having a spectacularly shitty day. Invited to his closeted ex's engagement party, Clint comes home to two naughty puppies, a destroyed couch, an eviction notice, and spilled beer. This is NOT acceptable. So Clint crashes and gets pissed at the engagement party. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Or not. But [...]


    • Are you having a crappy day?Cause I've got to tell you, a few hours ago I was having a pretty shitty day. I was lazing around wondering if 4pm was too early to go to bed and, if it is, should I instead go purchase the largest box of wine I could possibly find?Okay, maybe not that big. But you get my point. Day: crappy. Sleep: seems like a swell idea. Wine: perhaps an even better plan, but it would involve clothes and a trip to the supermarket. Boo hiss!But then I remembered I had a new Cardeno C [...]


    • Well, that definitely was not what I expected in a story for this series, but it was a pleasant and welcomed surprise. Yes, MC Hawk is the epitome of an "Alpha" but not in a fashion one would initially expect in a M/M romance short story. He showed up out of nowhere and completely plowed over MC Clint's lackluster, clueless, warm hearted life.If you listen hard enough, you can almost hear Clint's soft, breathless, "My hero."Recommended!


    • Wow, this was seriously some Gays of Our Lives insta-love on steroids, but was so short that it didn't come across as believable.Plus, if I'm being honest, it made several of The Gays seem the slightest bit cray cray.Clint broke up with his closet case, had to flee town for two weeks, then came home and started kicking holes in the drywall of his apartment.Clint's closet case ex, Ewan, had his engagement party two weeks after said breakup, then expected that they can keep having sex. (Uhh, 'fuck [...]


    • 3.5 HEARTS--Officer Clint Rivera is having a very, very bad day. So bad it feels like the universe is against him. Why?He's being kicked out his apartment, his closeted ex-lover--who he wasted many months on--is suddenly getting married after two weeks of leaving Clint. And this cheating douchcanoe had the audacity to send Clint an invitation to his engagement. After internally raging, he returns to his soon-to-be ex-home to find it destroyed by his lovely dogs.  This would drive a man to drink [...]


    • I’d like to believe that I’m mostly a fairly discerning reader.And then there are times that I like what I like and I can’t entirely explain why…but I do.Jumping In is insta-love at it’s finest. It’s alpha males at their alphaest. It’s growling and owning and overbearing. It is reminisent of Kristen Ashley books. Shit, one of the MC’s name is Hawk…HAWK! You cannot get MORE Kristen-Ashely-esque than that.And it was EVERYTHING. I loved it. Well…I ate it up at least. And I smile [...]


    • 5 StarsI love Ezekiel Robison. I love his character voices (with extra kudos on bringing Hawk's "whiskey smooth and gravel rough" voice to life) and his easy way of narrating so the story just flows seemingly effortlessly into your ears. Ezekiel absolutely brings out the passion, humor, and romance in this.4 StarsThis is a short (super quick), fun, sexy, humorous novella with what seems like insta-love to the nth degreebut it's a hell of a lot deeper than that. “Seems like your people reading [...]


    • Wow. That was a train wreck of a book. It wasn't really my cup-o-tea, the insta love was a touch too insta for me, and moving in that quickly, was, well, no. But it did have a very amusing start.


    • Well , I didn't even mind that one of the MC's was basically a stalker ! It's getting 3 stars , because it was so short . Only took me a couple of hours to read .



    • 3.5 heartsClint is down on his luck and just having one crap of a day. I found it to be quite amusing, thankyouverymuch.He decides to end his horrible day by getting wasted at his ex's wedding. He tried to leave alone, but Hawk Black decides to see him home. Good thing, because they were effing hot together.There's a lot of insta going on. Insta-lust, insta-love, insta-sex but I didn't care much because there were so damn sexy. So. Damn. Sexy.I guess there wasn't insta-love on Hawk's part, since [...]


    • Clint just got dump not long ago and now his ex is getting engage with a woman. Eck! Meanwhile, Clinton is aware of his super hot boss attractiveness, but definitely not going there.Hawk, the boss in question definitely surprise me. When he decided to make his move on Clinton. He went all out. Finding out that Hawk fell in love with Clinton at first sight and decided to move to the town and basically waiting for his chance to serenade Clinton is unbelievable, but have a certain appeal to me. I e [...]


    • On the upside I've learned something about my self. I really, really hate writing reviews for books that I didn't enjoy. I knowI'm not alone. I've been procrastinating and putting this one off. Seriously did you know I have a million and one things that I need to do before I can get this doneok, not really but I wish I did.So here goes short version. In theory this sounded good, cute a nice feel good story about love at first sight.a-love, whatever term you want to use. I was ready to settle in [...]


    • This one was a quicky and they fell in love fast(I'm pretty much always fine with that) I would have loved it to be longer because I really liked the MC's and just wanted to enjoy more of their story. Plus I just plain love Cardeno C's books.


    • * 3,75 Stars!*I want Hawk Black for me! Yes, a stalker, pushy, determined, great lover and a KEEPER!HAWK is a keeper people!Clint came home from his camping trip after a broken heart. His ex was getting married, to a woman!Okay, scratch that, Ewan is not even important!Let's see how Hawk mending Clint's broken heart by telling him everything he had done for about two and a half months, yeah, stalking, just because Clint is so sweet and have a heart for broken puppiesOh, how sweet!!!And I approve [...]


    • 3.5 stars harshly not rounded up!This was cutesy, sweet, sappy luuurve! No idea who was meant to be the "Alpha" - neither hero was particularly macho or anything, maybe I'm being unjust, as I enjoyed this alot, but it was for sure not what I expected. Plus Clint was just too gooody good. I mean, his boyfriend had clearly been cheating, was getting married, where's either the hurt feelings, the hurt pride or the mega pissed off? They lasted all of ten seconds and were gone. Shallow much? And Hawk [...]


    • Sexy, humorous, OTT love, and worth every second spent reading it. Cardeno C really hit the right notes with Jumping In. The title is apt for the story and I liked both characters. And dogs, who can't help but like a guy, or two? And dogs with a guy or two? AwwNSFW Review at


    • Hahaha! Talk about "insta" on steroids!Insta-lust, insta-love, a creepy cross-country move for someone you've never met, and love declarations hours into the hookup. Still. It was cute, hot, and entertaining.


    • I re-read it. It became one of my de-stressing books.So as usual, I'm upping the rating. :))(Originally 4 stars)**************************************************Sexy and funny!Nice little treat. :))


    • Holy mother of insta-love. What a hot mess! Well, I enjoyed it nevertheless.Short, hot and somewhat funny.Nice break from heavy stuff


    • Jumping in by Cardeno C is a bite sized morsel packed with a juicy punch. Savory and sweet. Such a great short story. It had me craving more right from the start.I'm usually not a fan of insta-love or stalkerish behavior but it totally work with this story.I loved Clint & Hawk. I found them to be interesting, intense and oh so yummy. CC was able to give us quite a bit about them in a short amount of time. Down on his luck Clint is sweet and vulnerable. While confident Hawk is a take charge a [...]


    • Sometimes you just need a good, short, insta-love story and this one works. Hawk Black's a unique-styled Alpha, one who's not beating his chest, just stepping up and taking control of a new relationship to move it forward, and fast! Clint Rivera is a nice guy who's ready for a committed, romantic relationship but, until Hawk, has settled for lonely or the last jerkwad who was only interested in closeted sex. Loved Clint and was utterly charmed by Hawk. Yes, it was a bit fast but it was SO feel g [...]


    • First Cardeno C for me and I LOVED IT! Just as I was finishing the last few pages, "About the Author" popped up and it said ". a hopeless romantic, who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwwws" into a readers day" and that is exactly what she achieved - I did a lot of "awwwws" - it was that kind of book! Hooked from the first page until the very last one and definitely want to find out what else this author has to offer. It's short, witty, sexy as hell and for me, 5* read all the way.


    • Ahh another book where the main character simply knows what he wants and doesnt do anything stupid to achieve his goal. It is love-at-first-sight story, and what Hawk (or Clint as well) does might raise eyebrows, but I think it fits the title, Jumping In.The spectre of the ex, which Clint broke up only 2 weeks before, is there, and it brings up a bit spice for otherwise very sweet book. It does have a feeling of a bodice ripper story, though.





    • I do love me some Cardeno! Jumping In is a short and sweet dose of this author! It is absolutely insta love but surprisingly it worked really well for this story. Hawk is the Deputy Mayor and he is just terrific in every way. He adores… Seriously adores Clint, a small town cop. If anyone else did what Hawk does they would be labeled a stalker no question. But it works for Hawk.Now, this is book 6 of a series I haven’t read and didn’t know it was part of a series so it’s safe to say you c [...]



    • In retrospect, expecting some UST from a book called "Jumping In" is pretty silly but jeez, the speed with which this "romance" moved was just ridiculous. Hawk's stalkery behavior was creepy, not sexy. The humor fell flat too. Ugh. Not CC's best and totally not my jam.


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