Title: The Queen & the Homo Jock King (Tell Me It’s Real #2)
Author: T.J. Klune
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 29th 2016
Genre(s): Humor, Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 350 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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.
This book was:
There are things that I expect that Klune ALWAYS delivers:
Great character development ✔
Snarky, hilarious dialogue ✔
Outstanding relationship development ✔ King of Slow Burn anyone? Helena Handbasket & Darren- there’s nothing better than sexual tension build up, and the payout for waiting was the best TJ’S written!
The best cast of characters- main and secondary ✔
And Wookie face ✔<—Don't worry about this bit too much, though! He took it easy on us and didn't make us ugly cry.
And this book delivered! There's nothing better than getting lost with a group of characters that you adore- it feels like going home, and that's exactly how I felt.
As far as this being book two in the series– you definitely should read book one first. That book is freakin’ awesome, so you’ll be the better for reading it anyhow. 😉
This book gets 5 This Sequel Is Not To Be Missed Stars! TJ Klune is a master of his craft and like a great wine just keeps getting better and better with age- or in this case- every book he writes.
PS. I’ve said before, and I’ll say again- someone, please make this man’s books into movies!