Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mud & Lace by Jay Northcote Blog Tour


When Wicksy falls for drag queen Charlie, they discover that both sexuality and gender can be fluid.

Simon Wicks—Wicksy to his rugby teammates—has only ever been interested in women. But when he sets eyes on Lady Gogo, a drag queen who performs at Rainbow Place, he can’t stop thinking about her. He knows there’s a guy behind the fishnets and make-up, but he’s ready to explore his fantasies, and Lady Gogo is game for making them come true.

Charlie adores performing in drag. It allows him to indulge in his love of cross-dressing while earning some extra cash. Fooling around with a mostly straight guy in secret seems like a fun diversion, and gives him the chance to explore his feminine side. He feels safe wearing the mask of his confident alter ego, because the real Charlie is hidden from view.

When Wicksy sees more of the guy behind the make-up and glitter, his attraction to Charlie persists, and he realises he’s bisexual. In turn, Charlie begins to understand and accept his gender fluidity. As their mutual journey of self-discovery brings them closer, the secrecy becomes increasingly hard to deal with. If they’re going to have a future together, they both need to find the courage to show people who they really are.

Although this book is part of a linked series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone.

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Book 4
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆☆
This is the fourth in the series, and I would definitely recommend that you read them in order, as the community is building and it is much the richer for understanding the background to Rainbow Place and its people.

I have enjoyed all the books in the series so far, but this one is the most lovely yet. I stayed up last night until I finished it, as I had to know how they both managed to reconcile their new reality with their preconceptions. Both men are on a voyage of discovery, both are nervous of the impact on those around them, and yet... Charlie is further along the road than Simon, but even he is learning about himself and making small adjustments to test out his nerve. I love that Simon realises that it is Charlie who is important to him, not his gender, but at the same time he is not sure others will get that too.

The fragility of a relationship started under such unusual circumstances is so beautifully expressed in this book. The importance of how each feels, how each behaves, how patience can be rewarded, how supportive friends and family give one a chance to test out ideas. Charlie may be the smaller, feminine man, but he is the strong one for Simon, the burly rugby player.

I am so looking forward to the next book and catching up with these two gorgeous characters. Thank you, Jay Northcote for a beautiful love story.


Also Available in the Rainbow Place Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Rainbow Place Blog Tour.


Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Safe Place Blog Tour.


Book 3
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Better Place Blog Tour.




Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Mud & Lace (Rainbow Place #4) by Jay Northcote to read and review for this tour.

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