Thursday, May 25, 2017

Drama Queens and Adult Themes by Kevin Klehr

Adam’s about to discover how much drama a mid-life crisis can be. He’s obsessed with Mannix, the nude model in his art class. But Adam has been married to Wade for nearly two decades, and they don’t have an open relationship.

Little do they know that Fabien, a warlock from the Afterlife, has secretly cast a spell of lust on Adam and his potential toy-boy.

As things begin to heat up, Adam’s guardian angel, Guy, steps in. But what’s the best way to save the relationship? Should Guy subdue Adam’s wandering passions or instigate a steamy threesome?

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

On one level, this is a simple story of a midlife gay couple who consider inviting a young nude model into their relationship. On another level, this is a story about the interactions between humans and the divine realm and a collection of philosophical musings on love, sex, and monogamy in gay relationships.

As complicated as the many entangled plot threads in this story become, the book remains light and witty at its heart. Adam and Wade fulfill every stereotype of midlife long-term partners. From theatre to art to a shared love of red wine, these two are instantly familiar and often more representative of a character type than characters who feel fully human. Similarly, Mannix is pretty, slightly aimless, and flattered by the older men’s obsequious attention.

There are some tender moments between Wade and Adam and Adam does some intense soul searching, but I most enjoyed the more comical, almost slapstick moments here. From amateur dramatics gone wrong to art class embarrassments, this book is laugh out loud funny. I loved the meddling angels, demons, and others.

I enjoyed some of the ideas about love and relationships. I did find it a little bit odd that a book about a divinely inspired gay threesome didn’t really have any sex on page. This is a story about sex and love with a charming ‘fade to grey’ PG13 parental advisory warning.

Moving between characters, worlds, and scenes at a breakneck pace, I found the plot to this story a little bit difficult to keep straight in my head. I know that this is the second book in the series and I’m guessing that I would have had a better time keeping characters and worlds straight if I’d started at the beginning. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this unusual story.

Kevin lives with his long-term partner, Warren, in their humble apartment (affectionately named Sabrina), in Australia’s own ‘Emerald City,’ Sydney.

From an early age, Kevin had a passion for writing, jotting down stories and plays until it came time to confront puberty. After dealing with pimple creams and facial hair, Kevin didn’t pick up a pen again until he was in his thirties. His handwritten manuscript was being committed to paper when his work commitments changed, giving him no time to write. Concerned, his partner, Warren, secretly passed the notebook to a friend who in turn came back and demanded Kevin finish his story. It wasn’t long before Kevin’s active imagination was let loose again.

His first novel spawned a secondary character named Guy, an insecure gay angel, but many readers argue that he is the star of the Actors and Angels book series. Guy's popularity surprised the author.

So with his fictional guardian angel guiding him, Kevin hopes to bring more whimsical tales of love, life and friendship to his readers.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Drama Queens and Adult Themes (Actors and Angels #2) by Kevin Klehr to read and review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your review, Sarah. I'm glad I made you laugh.


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