Femme by Marshall Thornton: Review by Lost in a Book
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 and Dog learn what it means to be a man.
I want to be BFF with Lionel. He has a brand of snark that I’m completely on board for. He’s unapologetic about who he is and can rock short shorts and heels way better than I can.
He’s sweet, sassy, and busting his ass each day to finally be safe and secure.
Dog is conflicted between what he wants and want he thinks he should/shouldn’t want. It’s clear that he wants Lionel but he just can’t seem to get himself together and make smart choices. He’s very introspective and eventually accountable for his behavior which I can appreciate… even if I wanted to strangle him a few times for his antics.
“I’m not always that quick. I mean, I kinda didn’t get what the big deal was, and if I was going to apologize for it the right way I needed time to figure it out.”
See? So sweet.
When Lionel and Dog were together, they were hot and adorable all rolled into one. Now, Dog’s family on the other hand #exasperated. I *somewhat* liked his sister in the beginning but by the end I wanted to buy stock in duct tape to permanently keep her mouth shut. His dad. *face palm* at least there’s growth all around. *shrug* Lionel’s friend Carlos is fanfuckingtastic though. He has a lot of quotable material that I thoroughly enjoyed.
“Straight people always think someone’s straight until you tell them. You could have a dick in your mouth and a butt plug up your ass, and a straight person would say, ‘Do you have a girlfriend?’”
Definitely recommended and I’m looking forward to checking out Lionel and Dog’s upcoming shenanigans since another book is being released.
Copy provided for honest review.