Femme

Femme Queeny cocktail waiter Lionel wakes up to find himself in bed with Dog a straight acting softball player and the two embark on a rocky road to romance A journey that requires coming out of the clos

  • Title: Femme
  • Author: Marshall Thornton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Queeny cocktail waiter, Lionel, wakes up to find himself in bed with Dog, a straight acting softball player and the two embark on a rocky road to romance A journey that requires coming out of the closet, going into the closet, a pair of red high heels, many pairs of red high heels, a failed intervention, a couple of aborted dates, and homemade pom poms Mostly, Lionel andQueeny cocktail waiter, Lionel, wakes up to find himself in bed with Dog, a straight acting softball player and the two embark on a rocky road to romance A journey that requires coming out of the closet, going into the closet, a pair of red high heels, many pairs of red high heels, a failed intervention, a couple of aborted dates, and homemade pom poms Mostly, Lionel and Dog learn what it means to be a man.

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    1. 4.5 Stars.Well,this is a little gem.It's the first book I've read by this Author and I was very impressed.This surprised me in the best way,not least,because there are hardly any on page sex scenes but I didn't care because the writing is so engagingat's not to say it isn't sexy because it isLionel is deliciously femme,from his pink boy shorts,red heels,and his home made pom-poms.Doug(Dog) is gay and plays for a gay softball team.He's obviously out to his teammates but not his family,something h [...]

    2. Marshall Thornton is a great writer, and though he isn't as popular as some of the big-name M/M authors, he always wows me every time I read one of his books. Sure enough, as soon as I started Femme, I knew it was going to be an awesome read. In fact, I couldn't put it down all weekend! This book was FUN! I really enjoy Marshall Thornton's sense of humor, and it was out to shine in this story. Our MC, Lionel, is femme and fearless, not afraid to rock heals and a pink crop top and let his queer f [...]

    3. "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar WildeSo much fun!This author is new to me but I'd heard great things about this story and all those things turned out to be true. Lionel is a vivacious character who is funny and sarcastic-two traits I admire. I'm not sure what I expected from this book, but I can tell you some of the one-liners here were so unexpected that I did that bark/shout/cackle thing. That's always a win for me. I appreciate authors who can inject valid social messag [...]

    4. Update:What a great surprise! Because we have a sensation, my dear friends! We have a NOT ROMANCE AUTHOR Marshall Thornton as a finalist of the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Award in the category Gay Romance!Isn't it charming?! -------------------------------Almost two years ago Marshall Thornton wrote a blog post I Am Not A Romance Writer…I think he needs to re-write it, like: "I am not a romance writer, but I might be wrong" :)It is not your conventional contemporary romance with a lot of typi [...]

    5. Review written September 4, 20164 1/2 Stars - Gosh, this was a true gem to happydance aboutI liked the idea of ​​this M/M romance as soon I heard about it. Marshall Thornton a very good writer who usually give us excellent stories (as the unforgettable Nick Novak in Boystown). So also this time. What's not to like? This was such a enjoying sweetie story. Sexy needy bear, Sassy tough sissy and some Red high heels — Just feel that combo. Intriguing right? *********************************** [...]

    6. "Every single person is a sterotype until you get to know them. Getting to know someone you find out all the ways they don't fit their stereotype."10++++++ stars for the book10++++++ stars for the AudioI loved it that when i finished reading it, i could not believe its over, went and bought the audio and started listening to it again, that is how much i loved itJoel Leslie did an amazing job i can't get Lionel's voice out of my head. The humor was on point,i was laughing so hard.I am just going [...]

    7. I am really in the minority with this one. This started off really strong for me. In the beginning I was laughing very early on and thought, YES! I found one with humor. I also liked the two MC's early on as well. But the more I read the more unlikable both men became for me. I am starting to realize that I am a fan of the femme types finding love with the big lumberjack kind of men. It is a new favorite trope of mine. But there was so much back and forth and so many misunderstandings that it go [...]

    8. 2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalist!Full reviewage on Prism Book Alliance®Marshall Thornton, you rock my world, once again. Rock. My. World.How… yeah… how am I supposed to… what? Gah! F@#! Because, fo reals, how does one review a Marshall Thornton story? You’d think I’d know since I’ve been here several times, experiencing, revelling, sinking, loving, pumping of the ‘YES!’ fist, but reviewing?*cracks knuckles*I shall do my best!I was waiting for a compliment. Instead, Dog said, [...]

    9. *** Femme waiter, Lionel, woke up that morning with a hangover, facing someone in his bed. That someone is Dog, hunky, gay ballplayer from the team that hangs out at The Bird bar. * Lionel is a flamer, makes people uncomfortable, but he's so good at being himself. * Dog/Doug is manly in his demeanor, but has an epiphany about femme guys, and it wakes him up inside. We have great characters, lovable, down-to-earth people; a family that is wading through the "coming out" of Dog and the progress of [...]

    10. 4.5 StarsFunniest thing I've read/listened to in ages! I've mentioned before that Joel Leslie can be hit or miss with mebut holy hell did he knock this one out of the park. (<--- Did you see what I did there?)I loved everything about this book; I think it's easy to get lost in the hilarity, the ridiculousness of the whole situation and dismiss the underlying message of acceptance, family, being yourself and knowing what it means to be a man. (In more than one way, too!) Plus, the character gr [...]

    11. 4.5 starsFunny, wise and romanticIt started with a drunken hook-up between Lionel (the very femme waiter) and Dog (the straight-looking softball player):I kind of, sort of, maybe remembered the sex. It was fabulous. Or maybe it wasn't. I either had amazing sex the night before with a guy named Dog or I had the most mind-blowing sex dreams about the same guy named Dog. And so Lionel and Dog fumble towards a relationship. And there's quite a bit of cute and funny fumbling as they proceed:"I'm stil [...]

    12. FemmeBy Marshall ThorntonKenmore Books, July 28, 2016Cover design by Marshall ThorntonASIN: B01FT7CVKU191 pagesFive stars“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar WildeBeing of a certain generation, I kept hearing “What makes a man a man?”, the splendid Charles Aznavour torch-song from 1972, floating in the background as I read this witty, big-hearted and ultimately powerful little book. That Marshall Thornton chose this particular quotation from Oscar Wilde to use as an e [...]

    13. As Lionel would say Oh my fucking Gawd! I love, love, frickin' love Femme and Joel Leslie's narration takes this 5 star story over the top to 5+ fabulous stars.Lionel and Dog meet one night at the bar where Lionel is a waiter and Dog's softball team comes in every Sunday night. One extremely sloshy drunken one-night stand later and Lionel and Dog find themselves in a relationship sorta. Well, if you don't count that night at the restaurant AND the movie theatre where Dog flat out runs out on L [...]

    14. AudibleI had a pleasure to read and review this book BEFORE it was published. I got an audio book shortly BEFORE our vacation. And you know what? I was excited to re-read it and I enjoyed it as an audio book even MORE. Yes, in spite of my NOT a re-reader-type. I don't do re-read normally. Why should I?! There are so MANY books to read! There are really VERY few authors I re-read. And Marshall Thornton is my top re-read author. I read Femme and enjoyed it, BUT I had my own idea how Lionel and Dog [...]

    15. This was a great read in fact I'd venture to say it is my favourite MT. Why? I think it's because it looks so deceptively simple, deceptively fun whilst underneath it packs quite a punch. Because it talks about us, who we are, who we present ourselves to be, who we allow ourselves to be. To be or not to be? - quite a tough question isn't it?"Femme guys scared us. They scared us because we were afraid of being like them. We were afraid of being obvious. And that was part of the whoe being in the [...]

    16. 3.75 starsI remember reading a blog post some time back where Marshall Thornton said he didn’t write romance novels. And I had to concede that as truth, as much as I love the Boystown series, there is a lot of sex and there is some love, but not a lot of romance or sexual tension. When I saw that he’d written a book that actually had the word “romance” right up there in the blurb, I had to read it.As usual, the writing and characterization is superb. There were a few editing errors, but [...]

    17. I'm of two minds about this book.On one hand, it is clearly a humorous, enjoyable tale, maybe with a bit too much fluff, aiming somehow at the "The Birdcage" kind of look at the queer experience. But like with the movie "The Birdcage" - as it compares against "La Cage Aux Folles" - this is a tad too overwrought, too pat, too forgiving, with characters a bit too simplistic, to really make it a superior read for me.I have been and am looking for a truly in-depth book about femme men, not even nece [...]

    18. I enjoyed this, slightly dumb Doug and fabulously femme Lionel.Doug's human, he does some stupid things. Gets forgiven but doesn't learn. It felt real though, despite being out to everyone but his parents - he's desperate to fit in. He joins a sport's team to be part of a team, he wants to be 'one of the guys' and is scared of standing out, of not being accepted. His attraction to Lionel goes against all he is, Lionel is unapologetically different. I liked how it was handled, Doug doesn't so muc [...]

    19. Oh my Gawd, I didn't see that coming and it hit me in just the right way. The story and writing were so freaking awesome! It’s a simple story, but I couldn’t get enough of it. Boy meets boy, boys have a one-night stand, and finally boys are wrapped up in each other like pretzels. It's a hilarious and incredibly populated by charming characters book . Yes, the humor is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, but actually Femme is mostly about our expectations, about who and what people are and how th [...]

    20. 4.5 heartsThis review can probably be summed up in three sentences.Freaking fantastic audio. Lionel’s voice is superb.Dog is a douche.So feel free to go out and buy the audio based on those suppeerrrbbb sentences. However I will go into a tad more detail.If you’ve read the book you’ll really enjoy this audio. Lionel and Carlotta’s voice were wonderful and queeny. It was a bit to get used to, as was Dog’s slow timbre but they molded into the characters effortlessly that nothing else wou [...]

    21. This is a really good book.It's funny. It's romantic. It's infuriating.My most repeated statements while reading this book:"No. He didn't." "You ASSHOLE!"^^^^^Multiple. Times. Lionel's a goddam saint.I was invested. In the characters. In the story. I just really enjoyed reading this.My only gripe:After School Specialing - it happened.What is after school specialing?Observe:Fake Character 1: OMG, I loved this book! Wasn't it great????Fake Character 2: Meh. It was ok. But I hate being after school [...]

    22. How will I give both this book the true review it deserves??? From the beginning I was captivated by the writing, it flowed, it was romantic comedy at it's finest. Honestly if this was a movie IMO it would be a classic -it was that good. Yet there was a solid story, with a great message throughout and a great relationship. Real people, life problems - money, personal insecurities, family drama and being comfortable in your own skin. I was hysterical through this entire story, so invested in all [...]

    23. I really enjoyed this audiobook. It was a moving yet easy to read story. The plot flowed at a perfect pace and we got a pretty HFN ending.

    24. Audiobook reviewI had so much fun this afternoon while listening to this audiobook. Joel Leslie does such a fantastic job bringing these characters to life. He absolutely nails the differences in the characters personalities and you are truly brought into this book while listening. So much so that when the book ended my first reaction was "I want more, this can't be it"Highly recommended!

    25. Five Fabulous Stars for the best book I have read/listened to this year!An awesome narration and an excellent story!I adored this story. I think it must be the best audiobook I have listened to this year. It was like cinema for my ears and it was such an entertaining story that I listened to it over just two sittings. It is actually the kind of story that would make a great film.Lionel is 'queeny' or what could be described as 'rather effeminate', but he really doesn't care what other people thi [...]

    26. That was fun!__________________________________I read Femme some months ago and absolutely enjoyed it, so I jumped at the opportunity to review it through Audiobook Boom. Femme told the story of the relationship between Dog, a macho guy, and Lionel, who was more effeminate. Despite Dog’s attraction to Lionel, he struggled with coming out of the closet and not being ashamed to be seen with Lionel. Femme shows the growth, and it was a funny and entertaining.I gave the story a 4/5 after reading i [...]

    27. This is a fun book. On the surface it is just a love story with quirky characters and the writing borders on being farcical at times. I'm usually not a huge fan of farces but this book manages to combine high comedy with actually quite nuanced characters and that is a feat in itself.But apart from that it is a story that contains deep reflections about what identity means and how pervasive the fear of being different is, even within the gay community. It makes me very happy if a book manages to [...]

    28. Delightfully off the cookie cutter mm romance path. My first Marshall Thornton that doesn't feature Nick Nowack and a winner! PS - I like to read a baseball book this time of year, and being that the world series is almost over, and being that the Cubs are playing, I am sure we can all agree that this is perfectly appropriate for my baseball shelf.Reread Update - just listened to the audio and it was a delight.

    29. Me ha encantado! Qué ternura de libro y de protagonista, Lionel me ha hecho reír un montón y me ha puesto una sonrisa tonta en la cara. Diálogos divertidos y ágiles. Hubiese deseado un final más elaborado pero es una novela super amena.

    30. 4.5 starsIf you enjoyed The Ghost Slept Over, you will like and enjoy this even more. This book is funny and engaging. The MCs are sweet and nicely developed.

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