Title: Mascara & Bandages
Series: Mary’s Boys 03
Author: Brandon Witt
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 12, 2017)
Length: Novella (121 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Ariel Merman is a new drag queen who’s already finding a family at Hamburger Mary’s. After a performance as Ariel, Zachary Cooper walks home in his makeup and is assaulted by homophobes. Zachary’s worry that the attack has thrown a wrench in his good fortune is eased when he looks into the eyes of his doctor.
Dr. Teegan Chau is a little lost after divorcing his wife and coming out of the closet, but he can’t deny the pull he feels toward the young man he patches up. Luckily, Zachary takes the initiative and asks Teegan out. But attraction is the easy part of their blossoming relationship—as they deal with an ex-wife and child, being a drag queen in a heteronormative culture, Zachary’s lingering trauma from his attack, and Teegan acclimating to life as part of an out-and-proud gay couple.
The challenges seem daunting at the start of a romance. Can Zachary and Teegan make it through the rough patches and take a chance on the love that’s been missing from both their lives?
Review: Each book in the Mary’s Boys collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.
Ariel is a sweet and sexy little merman who is in drag. She works at the Hamburger Mary’s and loves his work. Her real name is Zachary and he owns a really nice bookstore that once belonged to his parents. He has a pretty good life, but he is missing something. When Zach is attacked in a hate crime, he meets the one that makes his heart beat fast.
Teegan is a damn good doctor who is getting sick of the attacks on gays. He has the best support system one could ask for, his ex-wife and daughter. When Zach is brought in, he knows this man is for him.
This is a pretty damn good book and I have missed reading this series. So when I saw this one, I had to go back and read the first two, well again. It is very entertaining and is told in both serious and humorous tones. I love ManDonna, she cracks me up but she takes care of her family, and Zach is family. The whole group just stands up and helps Zach all the way around.
I had a lot of fun reading this and would definitely recommend it. I can’t wait for the next book to come out.