Friday, February 23, 2024

Drama Queen by Charlie Novak

The Court Book One. Drama Queen. Every Queen Needs a Court.

Note to self: dumping cocktails into a man’s lap does not count as a meet cute.

Accidentally throwing a jug of Sex on the Beach onto the hottest guy at drag brunch was not how I wanted to start my performance, and forgetting to ask for his name was the cherry on top.

But when he finds me online and invites me out for drinks, it seems like my chaotic shenanigans might have worked out for once. Falling into bed with West is easy, but balancing a gorgeous, rugby player boyfriend with a day job and drag is harder than dancing in eight inch heels.

And when my participation in a local drag story hour draws the ire of certain locals, it feels like everything might fall apart. West doesn’t understand why I won’t step down, but I’ve never been afraid of being myself.

Now I just need West to stand beside me. Because he’s the only man who’s ever loved me as Rory and Bubblegum Galaxy, and I won’t let that slip away.

You can call me a drama queen, but you’ll never dull my sparkle.

Content Warning: This novel contains an attempted homophobic attack, the use of slurs and violent language.


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Drama Queen by Charlie Novak

Book 1
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Audiobook (US) Narrated by Dan Calley
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Drama Queen is the first book in The Court series.

Bubblegum Galaxy (Rory) loves what she does on stage as a drag queen. She loves working at The Court, but she never expected a misplaced elbow to a waitress with a pitcher of drinks and a sexy rugby player all to happen at the same time. When the pitcher spills in the lap of the rugby player, Bubblegum is mortified. She never expects West to find her online and ask her out for drinks.

West and Rory couldn't be more different but that is what makes them work so well together. Rory has his family’s support in everything he does. West, on the other hand, hasn't spoken to his family since he came out publicly as bisexual. After hearing about Rory's run in with a drunk man spitting a homophobic rant at him and his friends, West is taken back by Rory's confusion at his rationalizing of the incident. After a tough look at himself, he comes to understand he's letting his teammates say demeaning things to him about his sexuality to not cause problems.

I loved seeing West's understanding of himself and that just because he's bi he doesn't need to accept that behavior. And Rory seeing he had an army to protect him at the story time. They had such a sweet relationship. Not at all a fluff read but it dealt with some deep topics as well. I can't wait for more!



Author Bio

Charlie Novak. Author.

CHARLIE NOVAK lives in England with her husband and two cheeky dogs. She spends most of her days wrangling other people’s words in her day job and then trying to force her own onto the page in the evening.

She loves cute stories with a healthy dollop of fluff, plenty of delicious sex, and happily ever afters — because the world needs more of them.

Charlie has very little spare time, but what she does have she fills with baking, Dungeons and Dragons, reading, and many other nerdy pursuits. She also thinks that everyone should have at least one favourite dinosaur…

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Drama Queen (The Court #1) by Charlie Novak to read and review.

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