Dressed to Thrill

Kimberly Gardner
Dressed to Thrill
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Publisher
Loose Id
Release Date
April 2011
ISBN
9781607379928
Genre
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
Let's celebrate Spring Break!
Dumped. Right before spring break. What rotten timing! But since the trip to Key West is already paid for, Oliver decides that he'll go anyway. Who knows? Maybe he'll meet a hot guy to make him forget his woes. Little does he expect to be drawn to both a gorgeous local and a sultry drag queen that turn out to be one and the same.

Drew knows he has what it takes to be a star. If he has to wear a skirt and stilettos to make it happen, so be it. He looks good as a woman. But then he meets Oliver and has his doubts. He can't tell this terrific new guy what he does with his evenings. Not when they're having such a great time and not when Oliver will be gone in a week. Given the circumstances, where's the harm in a little white lie?

But plans and hearts have a way of changing. When both men's secrets come to light, their hidden desires become their greatest thrills.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices.

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Jun 18, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
133 people found the following review helpful
The sweet and adorable characters, great plot and lovely HEA made DRESSED TO THRILL a highly enjoyable read.

Oliver--or Ollie as his friends call him--is in Key West, alone, on Spring Break because his cheating boyfriend and he broke up before the trip. He wanders into a drag bar where he sees a very attractive drag queen. He is uncomfortable with his attraction to her because he knows he's gay...he doesn't like women, but the attraction is there. He just doesn't know what to do with it.

Soon after meeting Faith, the drag queen, he meets up with Drew, a local hottie who is as hot for Ollie as Ollie is for Drew. They decide to hook up, but Drew has a secret: he is also Faith, the drag queen. He's afraid to tell Ollie because he's been there done that with getting rejected because of his performing. Little does Drew know that Ollie's got some secrets too. And as the two become closer, both of their secrets become harder to share. Eventually, everything comes out, and they will have to decide if they can work past it or end the relationship that is just beginning.

This little novella was very cute. The main characters stole my heart. I don't usually read stories with characters so young, but I just loved Drew and Ollie. They were adorable in their relationship with other. I think being so young, neither one of them were truly comfortable in their skins, so they were both scared to be up front about their feelings and issues. Both of them had their confidence diminished by past lovers, so they didn't want to chance getting hurt again.

There were also a myriad of colorful secondary characters that rounded out the story. Between ex-boyfriends, co-workers and sleazy bosses, it was no wonder Drew and Ollie had some problems with figuring out their relationship.

The relationship between the characters was a bit rushed, but honestly it didn't put me off one bit. They were so adorable together that you really couldn't help but root for them as a couple.

I also thought the plot was fantastic. I haven't read any stories about drag queens before, and I really liked reading about the world of these female impersonators. Drew separated Faith and himself like they were two separate people, and that intrigued me.

DRESSED TO THRILL is a sweet story with great characters, a lovely romance, and an intriguing plot. I was so in enamored with Drew and Ollie I was really sad to see it end.
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