Femme is an absolute riot but with a serious message
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Oh this book is an absolute riot but still manages to carry a really important message about being true to yourself and never judging on a stereotype.
Lionel is not only out and proud, he’s femme and proud and he carries his queen status high, never failing to throw out a witty quip.
Dog aka Doug, is “straight-acting” and not out to his family when he has a drunken encounter and the best sex ever with Lionel after a softball game celebration at The Bird.
After lots of hilarious mishaps, a judgey and truly horrible bloke gets Lionel fired and he struggles to find his sense of self when he ends up working in a straight bar.
Dog goes through his own existential crisis before all ends up well with a load of bin bag pom poms and a decidedly dodgy cheer.
I loved these two, the steam level is low but this is a realistic romance which also touches on the day to day everyday life of two gay men just trying to keep a connection alive.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.