Ariel Merman is a new drag queen who’s already finding a family at Hamburger Mary’s. After a performance as Ariel, Zachary Cooper walks home in his makeup and is assaulted by homophobes. Zachary’s worry that the attack has thrown a wrench in his good fortune is eased when he looks into the eyes of his doctor.
Dr. Teegan Chau is a little lost after divorcing his wife and coming out of the closet, but he can’t deny the pull he feels toward the young man he patches up. Luckily, Zachary takes the initiative and asks Teegan out. But attraction is the easy part of their blossoming relationship—as they deal with an ex-wife and child, being a drag queen in a heteronormative culture, Zachary’s lingering trauma from his attack, and Teegan acclimating to life as part of an out-and-proud gay couple.
The challenges seem daunting at the start of a romance. Can Zachary and Teegan make it through the rough patches and take a chance on the love that’s been missing from both their lives?
Mascara & Bandages by Brandon Witt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I didn't read the book about Vahin (and Malcolm?), after reading Dani's review, I think I'll pass his book, sorry Vahin. But this one I approved. Actually, I liked this one better than the first book.
Zachary is adorable. no wonder Teegan drawn to him. I liked the dynamic and good chemistry the two of them. I always curious about cross-dressing main character in my MM books. Good thing is, more of the stories are good reads and enjoyable. This one is no exceptional. I liked this. A lot.
I felt sorry about what happened to Ariel/Zachary that night, but he won't meet Teegan if he's not in the Hospital, right?
I called it blessing in disguise :)
I liked all the Mary's boys who really care about Zachary and become family he needed. Add Teegan in the picture, and it was perfect.
This is enjoyable, and I liked it that the angst was in the beginning, almost end angst is really not my thang :)
Read this book, you'll enjoy it.
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