Monday, June 27, 2016

Fierce and Fabulous by Elizabeth Varlet

Title: Fierce and Fabulous
Author: Elizabeth Varlet
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Sassy Boyz #1
Main Characters: Fitch and Ansel
Release Date: June 2016
Publisher:  Carina
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
The first book in a 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.
My Review:
Whoa...this book completely and totally blew me away with just how much I loved it. This is a new to me author and she's now on my auto-buy list. This book was simply fabulous.

This book features two great characters. It starts with Fitch. He's absolutely straight, but goes to a gay club with his lesbian sister for her 21st birthday. There he sees Ansel. Ansel is part of a 4 man dance group who all dance in heels and full makeup, but they are fully male while doing so. Inexplicably, he's extremely turned on during the performance and then even more so later when Ansel gives him a lap dance. Fitch is completely aroused and confused. He's not gay...not even a little bit. BUT Ansel is an individual in every possible way...including the reaction that Fitch has to him and only him. 

This is a book about true love and how the perfect person simply fits. That's Ansel with Fitch in this book. 

While Fitch is pretty much together, besides a bit of sexual confusion, Ansel is a hot mess. He drinks too much, parties too hard, and simply lives his life hoping to find numbness. He's had a hard life and throughout this book that comes to a head. While his story broke my heart, I love the family he's created for himself, although it takes him a while to truly the strength he gets from that. 

Seriously, I loved everything about this book. The Sassy Boyz were amazing. I loved the visuals the author created of them and of Ansel as such a unique individual. She managed to give him and them such amazingly feminine attributes while keeping them wholly masculine, too. I also loved how each of the guy's family story lines enhanced the overall story. I'm a huge fan of straight to gay stories, but this one was even better because this was truly a love is love romance. The love Fitch developed for Ansel had nothing to do with his sex...it was all about the person and chemistry.

I adored this book and highly recommend it. I cannot wait for more of the series and from this author. This was just a great read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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