Drag Prince Charming, by B. A. Huntley
Part of the LT3 Peacock Collection
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: June 30, 2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
When 33 year old Katharyn reluctantly returns home to recover from an illness, she is forced to attend several elaborate parties with eligible gentlemen she has zero interest in. All to make her stubborn, pushy mother happy.
One night, she meets the beautiful seamstress and drag king Renata. In order to fool Katharyn’s mother until Katharyn moves back out, Renata dons male apparel while taking her out on the town.
But the deception can’t last forever, and once she’s well again Katharyn will not just move out, but return to a life of traveling, meaning she’ll be leaving Renata behind her one way or another.
Katharyn is staying with her mother while recovering from an illness. A mother that is pushy, very stubborn, always “means well”, and is very insistent when it comes to Katharyn. Social engagements are plentiful and Katharyn needs a date for these, so who better to fix her up than her mother? Well, needless to say, that’s not a good idea. Katharyn’s mother conveniently/selectively forgets that Katharyn is lesbian. Dates with men during her stay are not exactly what Katharyn has in mind while getting better.
When Katharyn meets Renata, that little spark that happens does so quickly. Renata has a great solution to Katharyn’s problem, and one that will make sure they are still able to see each other. It’s not easy, but it works… for a while.
This story is a good example of well-meaning friends and family who get all up in your business and end up making a mess of things. Thankfully the mess is not huge, Katharyn finds a way to break the news to her mother, and all is well. I had a moment of annoyance that someone at age 33 can’t stand up to their parent, but then I remembered how hard it is to stand up to mine. After all, it isn’t easy pleasing everyone all the time, and everyone deals with their parents in the only way they can. Parents are hard, you know?
All in all, this is a delightful little read.
B.A. Huntley is a salacious romance writer who, when not happily curled up with a book, is busy painting and gaming.
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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.