Scene Queen (The Court Book 2) by Charlie Novak


We are back with the Court drag queens and this time we get to know Eva Nessence the snarky Goth Queen! In Scene Queen we have two neighbors who have to learn to drop their walls and try for something real!

From the blurb:

Note to self: just because he's hot and funny doesn't change the fact he's annoying AF.  

Hooking up with my irritating as hell neighbour wasn't on my agenda for the week, even if he is ridiculously gorgeous with a smile that lights up my life. His music is too loud, he’s too nosy… but I can’t stop myself from wanting more than a taste.

It was only supposed to be a one time thing, but now Rhys seems determined to charm his way into my world. And when he gets his nose broken at a rock concert, I'm the one who comes to his rescue.

But there's no time in my life for a relationship. Juggling drag, a paramedic career, and helping with my sister's kids has already pushed me close to burnout, and I'm walking a fine line between survival and exhaustion.

I've always been the one helping everyone else and I can't remember the last time I put myself first.

Maybe it's time to cause a scene and go after the thing I really want: a chance with the sparkling man next door who has terrible taste in music.

Molly Otto's Review:

Cannot even begins to say how fast I devoured this book! Evan (Eva nessense) is the epitome of a snarky salty Gothic queen, and I love them so hard! Rhys (Iantos twin from Spiced Kisses) is their perfect balance, he is protective yet not controlling, he let's Evan be his true self in and out of drag, and loves both sides of him.

These two start off as snarky neighbors with undeniable chemistry and slowly realize they could be something brilliant if they just let themselves be loved. Both men need to learn to accept others into their lives and let some of their past insecurities go. Such a fun ride from start to finish.

The cameos are top-notch! Including ones from a certain Heather's Bay sass that brought my love to Charlie Novak to life! I'm so happy to see all these separate stories combine into this amazing story! Cannot wait to see whose next in this universe!

Shawn Collick's Review:

I absolutely adored this book! It is so fantastically campy and sexy! Both main characters are fun and dynamic. Together Rhys and Evan are fire! The chemistry between them is magnificent. Hostile to start, moving into hot and sexy then just squishy, all encompassing love. This is easily a book I’ll read again and again with joy.

Heather's Review:

I absolutely love how interconnected Charlie Novak's worlds are because you never know who'll pop up with a cameo!  But on to the main story..  I've been waiting for Eva/n's story for a while.. wanting to see what was behind the snark and spice that we saw when we met her in Drama Queen.

Evan is such a sweetheart and I'm so glad he found someone up to the challenge of putting him first!  I absolutely love how Rhys sees Eva/n and how much he takes on for him and with him.  I also love their absolutely steamy chemistry!

Scene Queen is available in paperback and e-book formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.