Author: TJ Klune
Narrator: Michael Lesley
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 5 stars
Buy Links: DSP
Received from Publisher
Blurb: Do you believe in love at first sight?
Sanford Stewart sure doesn’t. In fact, he pretty much believes in the exact opposite, thanks to the Homo Jock King. It seems Darren Mayne lives for nothing more than to create chaos in Sandy’s perfectly ordered life, just for the hell of it. Sandy despises him, and nothing will ever change his mind.
Or so he tells himself.
It’s not until the owner of Jack It—the club where Sandy performs as drag queen Helena Handbasket—comes to him with a desperate proposition that Sandy realizes he might have to put his feelings about Darren aside. Because Jack It will close unless someone can convince Andrew Taylor, the mayor of Tucson, to keep it open.
Someone like Darren, the mayor’s illegitimate son.
The foolproof plan is this: seduce Darren and push him to convince his father to renew Jack It’s contract with the city.
Review: After this week I needed me some happy. Considering just thinking about this book makes me happy this was a no brainer for me. I LOVED this book. I love this series. I love Tj Klune! That being said I’m always a little weary of listening to my beloved favorite characters in audio because the narrator might do things differently then what’s in my head. Well that’s not a problem here. It was amazing! The way he brought each and every character to life was pure brilliance. These aren’t just normal characters either. They’re crazy, charming and outrageous but in the best way possible. He managed to give each character their own identity. Hit every line with perfection. Transitioned from Sandy to Helena beautifully. I can’t even put into words how much I loved this. I now have this book in every format possible. It’s an all time favorite and go to reread for me over and over. In this book I found my happy place!
Now that I’ve gushed over the narration I’ll talk about the book itself. This series is non stop hilarity. It’s shocking and outrageous but it’s more than that. There are very real emotions playing out in the story. Sandy is an insurance agent by day and a Drag Queen Helena Hand Basket at night. She is the queen. He is a man. Much of the story revolves around her trying to save the club she performs in which shenanigans ensue. To do that he is tasked with seducing the Homo Jock King named Darren. Who is also the brother of Vince from the first book in this series Tell Me It’s Real. There’s history between Darren and Sandy. Sandy thinks she hates him so being around him is no small thing. She blurts out her plan before it ever gets going and they agree to pretend to date to save the bar. And crack babies! Keeping the farce up for their friends proves harder than they thought. Even though their friends claim to know all along they had feelings for each other. Sandy rebukes it of course and dials up her game of Meryl Streeping the hell out of them all! Through their pretend relationship they get to know each other. It’s a struggle to tear down the walls Sandy has built up when it comes to Darren. What appears to be constant bickering is really just flirting and foreplay. AND it’s deliciously sexy. Their banter is quick and witty. Every character in this book adds to story making it richer for it. I love every minute of this book. Yes it’s outrageous and fun but it’s also a really great love story. I can’t recommend it enough. In any format. You will be laughing out loud!