Fierce & Fabulous by Elizabeth Varlet ~ Book Review by Caroline

29951622Title: Fierce & Fabulous

Author: Elizabeth Varlet

Publisher: Carina Press

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 06/27/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Gay Romance


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.

My View:

It pays to stalk people’s shelves on Goodreads – I do this a lot! If I hadn’t been stalking I wouldn’t have found this little gem by an author I had not yet come across.

Fierce and Fabulous is just what it says – fierce and fabulous. Those two words can be used to describe Ansel Becke in everything he does. At first glance he appears cocky and confident which gives him the fierce and then he sends a big fuck you to gender stereotypes with all his fabulousness. I have great envy for anyone who can walk in heels – I am totally jealous of anyone who can dance in the damn things – Ansel and the gang can dance and do so much more!

Fitch ends up in a gay club for his sisters 21st birthday and is completely smitten with the girl dancing on stage, until he realises it’s a man, then he is completely smitten with the man dancing on stage. When his sister and her friends pay for Fitch to have a lap dance from the man then things get tricky. I’m not doing labels with this one. Fitch hasn’t had a relationship with a man before but that doesn’t mean anything when the minute Ansel is near him he’s flushing hot, adjusting his jeans and ends up kissing the man. From then on Fitch can’t get the man out of his mind and the road is about to get rocky and not for the reasons you would presume. Fitch just wants to spend time with Ansel, begs for the time to get to know him but Ansel has secrets and a whole heap of problems.

Ansel is part of a group of four that make up Sassy Boyz. They are indeed sassy but they are also family. We don’t learn all their stories, I’m sure we will in future books, but it’s clear to see they have all lived through bad stuff and that has led them to where they are today. They are extremely protective of each other whilst at the same time bitching each other out – they have formed a family and it means everything to them.

As Ansel slowly unravels we learn about the demons he is fighting and Fitch bless him is there every step of the way. We also get his attitude in full glory usually whilst wearing killer heels and more often than not whilst he is gyrating on stage and taking no prisoners. This book was a total surprise and I absolutely loved it! Now to sit and wait patiently for the next of the Sassy Boyz to take front and centre.



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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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