Drama Muscle (Nick & Noah #2) by Joe Cosentino ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

Drama-MuscleTitle: Drama Muscle (Nick & Noah #2)

Author: Joe Cosentino

Publisher: Lethe Press

Cover Artist: Denny Minonne

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 01/02/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Gay Fiction, Humor/Comedy, Mystery


It could be lights out for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodybuilders popping up on campus, Nicky, and his favorite colleague/life partner Noah Oliver, must use their drama skills to figure out who is taking down pumped up musclemen in the Physical Education building before it is curtain down for Nicky and Noah. Complicating matters is a visit from Noah’s parents from Wisconsin, and Nicky’s suspicion that Noah may be hiding more than a cut, smooth body.

You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining second novel in this delightful series. Curtain up and weights up!

My View:

You know me and comedy; I am a hard sell. So when I go back for more after the first book in a comedic series, you know you have a winner. Nicky and Noah are just fun. They don’t take themselves too seriously. However, you can’t help but enjoy their form of investigation. All the world’s a stage for these two drama professors turned mystery solvers.

Drama Muscle combines the dramatic and investigatives talents of Nicky and Noah with the narcissicism of the world of bodybuilding. Though, I am not sure Bodybuilding is really a major it makes for a intriguing backdrop for the latest series of murders on the small Vermont campus.

Of course along the way there is plenty of sexual innuendoes and hot sex. It even manages to fit into the investigation in one way or another… well for the most part.

Nicky and Noah offer a nice break from some of the more serious mysteries I tend to read. I will be awaiting the third installment.


Drama Muscle (Nick & Noah #2) on Goodreads
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I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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