The Foxxxy Gentlemen's Club: Angel: Book 2 by Nikole Knight; Narrated by Eddie Herrera

Angel continues the story of Nikole Knight's amazing FoXXXy Boys...

From the blurb:

Foxxxy Rule #2: Don’t mix business with pleasure Life has not been kind to Adrian Vasquez. He spends his days hiding the truth of his sexuality from his homophobic brother, sticking to every rule of his probation so he isn’t sent back to jail, and keeping out of the crosshairs of Los Hermanos del Diablo—Boston’s most notorious Mexican gang, of which his brother is a prominent member—all in the name of survival.

Thankfully, he has his nights working at The Foxxxy Gentlemen’s Club as an escort and exotic dancer to keep him sane. It may not be his dream job, but under the neon glow of the Foxxxy stage, Adrian can pretend to be someone else, even if it’s only for a little while.

Life has not been easy for Taylor Greer. Born queer and intersex to a Southern Baptist preacher, they left home at fifteen to escape conversation therapy masquerading as a “Christian summer camp.” After surviving four years on the unforgiving streets of Boston, they struggle to get their life back on track for a chance at a better future. Working two jobs to stay afloat and studying every spare minute to pass their GED exam, Taylor has little time for a social life, let alone a love life. But who needs romance when living is this complicated?

When Taylor and Adrian’s paths meet with a literal crash, a bruised plantain is the catalyst for a connection they’re both starving for. Dating a coworker never ends well, but some forces cannot be fought, and Adrian and Taylor can only ignore the magnetic pull between them for so long before physics wins.

Adrian knows better than to mix business with pleasure. Taylor knows better than to get involved with a colleague. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and some rules are made to be broken.

*Trigger Warning: Racist and homophobic language/slurs, mild gang-related violence, scenarios and discussions about eating disorders, mentions of gender dysphoria, one non-violent but bigoted/racist exchange with the police.

Lesetiger's review:

The story from the "Foxxxy Gentlemen's Club" continues. This time it's about Adrian, called Angel and Taylor and their story is told realistically. Adrian has a difficult past and he is determined to put it behind him and make a fresh start, which is not always easy. Taylor is also fighting for a better future and is very determined. They both know each other from Foxxxy's and do things together outside of work. I loved how they complement each other and are there for each other. And since family ties are sometimes a really difficult topic, they are both happy about their chosen family.

The story has a good mix of emotion, romance and drama and I loved the way Nikole portrayed Taylor's story.

The narrator Eddie Herrera was new to me. I enjoyed his voice and he did a fantastic job bringing the story and characters to life.

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