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Release Day Review - The Queen & the Homo Jock King by TJ Klune

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Release Day Review - The Queen & the Homo Jock King by TJ Klune

Book Info

Book Series
Tell Me It's Real #2
Authors
About the Author
When TJ Klune was eight, he picked up a pen and paper and began to write his first story (which turned out to be his own sweeping epic version of the video game Super Metroid—he didn't think the game ended very well and wanted to offer his own take on it. He never heard back from the video game company, much to his chagrin). Now, two decades later, the cast of characters in his head have only gotten louder, wondering why he has to go to work as a claims examiner for an insurance company during the day when he could just stay home and write.

He recently went slightly insane and moved to the East Coast from the Sonoran Desert with his fiance and neurotic cat in tow. He dreams about one day standing at Stonehenge, just so he can say he did.
Publication Date
February 29, 2016
Pages
350
ISBN
1634768027 (ISBN13: 9781634768023)
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.

Simple, right?

Wrong.

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The distance between love and hate
(Updated: February 29, 2016)
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The Queen and the Homo Jock King (TQATHJK) is the sequel to TJ Klune's masterpiece, Tell Me It's Real. There's really no point in suggesting it can be read as a stand-alone as it would do the reader a disservice. TQATHJK begins where Tell Me It's Real left off. There are simply far too many references, and characters, in the first book, that you need to understand, to fully appreciate TQATHJK. Tell Me It's Real is a superbly written, hysterical and heartwarming story, and is in my top ten M/M reads. I strongly advise you to read it first if you haven't. You'll be very glad you did. 

Sandford Stewart is a somewhat shy insurance claims adjuster by day, and fierce drag queen, Helena Handbasket, by night. Twice a week she performs before her adoring fans at gay bar Jack It. Sandy has had his fair share of bullying growing up and been an object of derision by a homo jock or two at Jack It. Helena has been known to make an appearance when Sandy feels threatened, however, so these days it would be a brave man indeed who crossed him. Past hurts still linger deep inside, but only Sandy knows about them, and he's keeping it that way. Even from his best friend Paul. Sandy refuses to feel sorry for himself now that Paul and Vince are all loved up, and he certainly doesn't harbour any feelings for a certain 'homo jock king'. In fact he despises him. Or so he makes himself believe. 

Darren Mayne is Vince's illegitimate brother, the result of an affair between his mother, and the homophobic republican Mayor of Tucson, Andrew Taylor. Unlike Vince, Darren hasn't come out to his father, and they are still on 'occasionally speaking' terms. Darren is also the gorgeous homo jock king who watches Helena, surreptitiously, as she performs every Wednesday and Saturday night. It must be a coincidence that he's never missed a show, since he seems determined to work his way through the twink population of Tucson, and does nothing but create chaos in Sandy's life. 

When Jack It owner, Mike, calls Helena into his office, it can't be good news. Mike tells Helena that the Mayor is threatening to shut down the club, and therefore Helena's career. Drastic measures are called for. Mike convinces Helena that seducing Darren into becoming her unknowingly fake boyfriend, and enlisting his help in changing his father's mind, is the only way to stop the Mayor. What could go wrong?? Well, everything apparently. 

The Queen and the Homo Jock King is one of the funniest books I've had the pleasure of reading. I mean laugh until there are tears running down your face funny! It is also a fabulous, heartwarming story with more twists and turns than a barrel full of snakes. TJ has always been a master storyteller, and this book is no exception. If you've read Tell Me It's Real then you've probably been waiting, extremely impatiently, for this book. It does not disappoint. 

An unforgettable 5 star read!

JB
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