Drama Queen (The Court Book 1) by Charlie Novak - Review, Release Blitz and GIveaway

Welcome to the Court, Charlie Novaks' new series featuring a group of fantastic drag queens starting with DRAMA QUEEN! What a way to start a series I cannot wait for more!

From the blurb:

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.

Molly Otto's Review:

This book is just so right. West was brought up to hide part of himself from his professional and personal life to avoid conflict. Roary was not he was brought up to be out and proud in both his professional and personal life. With such different pasts, it was easy to see why issues presented, but these two talked as soon as they noticed the issue, and for that, I commended them. 

The chemistry is palpable of these two. It's no surprise everyone can see there is something more.

Roarys family is the best ever, and I love how accommodating they are to both their children and the curve balls life throws their way, the kind of love all families should show their children. 

The Court drag family is one that I need to get to more from each, and everyone has an engaging personality that just draws you in and wants more. Loved seeing past couples and how they all are tied together!

Rating: 5 Stars

Heather's Review:

Charlie Novak returns to give some of the queens we met in Always Eli their HEA with this new spin off series, The Court!  I honestly love that Charlie Novak doesn't orphan side characters... they just queue up for their HEA in a spin off series when the right match comes along... This time we see the pairing of West, Theo's brother from Like I Wanted (Heather Bay) with Roary, who we met in Always Eli (Forever Love) and it's lovely!

This opposites attract story begins with a meet cute for the ages and keeps rolling along, pairing steamy chemistry with a chance for West to step into himself and realize the half life he was living, hiding part of himself behind the sports curtain...

You don't need to have read what has come before, but you'll definitely see familiar faces if you have.  I can't wait to see more of the Queens from The Court get their HEA (and watch for side characters who will need to start their own series in the future...

Rating: 5 Stars

Drama Queen is available to buy as an ebook or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Release Blitz

Release Date: November 28, 2023

Model & Discreet Cover Design: Natasha Snow Designs
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography
Model: Brendan M.

Genre: M/M Romance Standalone
Trope: Hookups to lovers, found family, drag queen, rugby player, meet ugly, size difference, queer found family

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Purchase Link

Amazon Universal ~ https://geni.us/DramaQueenPL


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About the Author

Charlie 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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