Fierce & Fabulous (Lili’s Review)


Fierce and Fabulous
Title: Fierce & Fabulous (Sassy Boyz #1)
Author: Elizabeth Varlet
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: June 27th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 246 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Fans of Heidi Cullinan will devour this scorching new male/male series by Elizabeth Varlet. Behind the Sassy Boyz’s seductive smiles and sinful dance moves are desires that will leave readers breathless.

Fitch Donovan never thought a lap dance could change his life, but from the moment the gorgeous dancer’s lips touch his, his world comes screeching to a halt. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t shake the desire that rocks him to his core. He’s longed for this passion all his life—he just never dreamed he’d find it with another man.

Sharing a soul-shaking kiss with a straight boy is the kind of drama Ansel Becke just doesn’t need. Spotlights aren’t made for two and Ansel prefers to keep things on a one-night-only basis. So when Fitch shows up asking for an encore, Ansel knows he should send his gorgeous ass packing.

Though Ansel tries to pretend that what’s between him and Fitch is far from fabulous, there’s something about the big, burly contractor that makes Ansel’s world sparkle in a way no amount of glitter ever could. And Fitch will do whatever it takes to convince Ansel that when the thing you need most in the world falls right into your lap, you’d be a fool to let it go.


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This review will contain an obnoxious amount of gifs! Why? I want to show you all the emotions I experienced while reading this book.

It all started like this:

New to me author.
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Then all of a sudden…

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I knew there were no more doubts to be had. I was hooked!

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Then my expressions and feelings were all over the place.

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Don’t worry, though- at the end I looked like this:

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It comes down to- do you want a story with:

    -An engaging plot
    -Great characters
    -Palpable chemistry between the two protagonists
    -Excellent character and relationship development
    -Flawless pace
    -Wrapped up with a great ending

Then look no further!

BUT- and I HATE to bring this up. The GFY storyline. I struggled with how I felt about it. I understand why it is problematic- TRUST ME. I HAVE BEEN THERE. That being said I did think the author did an outstanding job depicting a love that was based on more than physical attraction. Fitch has never been attracted to men before, but he was instantly drawn to Ansel, and their emotional connection was well written and believable. Which was fine. What irked me though is that he didn’t identify as bi after their relationship took off. I knocked off a star for that because he should’ve.

In the end, though I felt Fierce and Fabulous was a fantastic book about perseverance, self-discovery, self-love, family, friendships, and love. 4 Stars!

Sassy Boyz Series


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Galley copy of Fierce & Fabulous (Sassy Boyz #1) provided by Carina Press via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.

Author

I’m a thirty-something Colombian mother of two. My favorite pastime is to get lost in a book. I’m more of a fluffy romance reader- though I do love an angsty read. I don’t often read Mystery/Suspense nor dark stories. I also NEVER knowingly read stories that don’t end in an HEA or at least HFN. I LOATHE cliffhangers with a passion and not a huge fan of stories with cheating, but it’s not a deal breaker.

My favorite tropes are:
-Best friends to lovers
-May/December
-Hurt/comfort/healing
-Opposites attract
-Humor (as long as it’s not slapstick type comedy)

My favorites authors are:
-Lane Hayes
-Santino Hassell
-Kade Boehme
-TJ Klune
-Heidi Cullinan
-NR Walker
-Eli Easton
-Amy Lane
-Keira Andrews
-Nick Pageant
-Annabeth Albert
-Jay Northcote
-Riley Hart/Nyrae Dawn
-Melanie Hansen

Some of my all time favorites stories are:

-The Five Boroughs Series by Santino Hassell
-Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
-BOATK Series by TJ Klune (anything he writes actually)
-Let’s Hear It For The Boy by TA Webb
-A Kind of Truth by Lane Hayes
-Strong Signal by Santino Hassell & Megan Erickson
-Superhero by Eli Easton

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