Mad & Marvelous by Elizabeth Varlet
The Sassy Boyz are Back!
Published May 7, 2018
Hop Lovette isn’t afraid to take risks. Being the bastard son of New York royalty has never given him anything but heartache. So when the Sassy Boyz land a contract at club Switch, he knows it’s only a matter of time before his marvelous world is turned on its head: the owner is his childhood rival.
Rafe Marson owes Hop’s father everything, and he’s on a mission to repay his debts. Nothing will stand in his way—not even a wild, beautiful, maddening blast from his past. Not even when Hop stirs up feelings better left dormant. Not even when Hop begs to be taken.
When opportunity knocks, Hop is the one who needs to step up and help Rafe. But working together without being together is harder than they thought—and when everything they’ve been working toward is threatened, Rafe will need to prove that true love is one in a million.
Full disclosure: I LOVE the Sassy Boyz with their originality, androgynous glamour and charisma. Since the very first story, I’ve been hooked. Male dancers in heels, more than GoGo dancers, the Boyz put on a stimulating SHOW in the style of @YanisMarshall and @BrianFriedman ! The characters are realistic although not like anyone I know. Larger than life! They are a family, a chosen family with a variety of troubled, complicated backstories and painful relationships. The author used a recipe for this latest creation that included surprises, suspense, a bit of D’s, submission, and plenty of passion for a delicious, flavorful experience.
Hop is the newest member of the Sassy Boys and even though they are inclusive, Hop doesn’t feel as talented, as good as the others so he has to work twice as hard just to be “OK”, at least in his mind.
With troubled history as the illegitimate son of a wealthy businessman, Hop has been angry and sad and felt abandoned nearly his entire life. His father’s right-hand man, Rafe has bailed him out of more trouble than he can remember but that seems long ago and when Hop needed him the most, Rafe wasn’t there. Hop has been abandoned by everyone. His mother is gone. Rafe is long gone and there is no relationship, no contact from Hop’s father. Hop has complicated feelings about Rafe because Rafe has the close relationship with Hop’s father that he wishes that he had.
Rafe has his own problems, most significantly, the debt that he owes to Hop’s father. He is focused and determined to pay him off and get out of his clutches.
The story is woven around feelings, miscommunication, and misunderstandings as well as desire, need for closeness, caring and to trust.
The biggest problem with this story is that I’m left with wanting more, wanting the next Sassy Boyz Story!