Sunday, October 16, 2011

Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid, Le Jazz Hot

Title: Le Jazz Hot

Author: Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid

Rating: Three And A Half Siren Stones

Genre: LGBT Contemporary Romance

Keywords: Graphic Language, M/M

Length: Novel

ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60737-968-3

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Loose Id


Reviewer: Sally Bibrary


Handsome Julian Larson is a talented singer and dancer who performs in drag to make ends meet. So when his best friend needs a burlesque act at the last minute for a fireman's birthday party, he calls Julian. There, Julian dances for the birthday boy, Trent Fitzgerald; a too-good-to-be-true heartthrob who is too nice to keep a woman in his life.

Falling hard for the leggy, blond singer--but believing that she's a woman named Julia--Trent tracks Julian down to his apartment where Julian poses as "Julia's" twin in a desperate, doomed ploy to win over the sexy firefighter. When Trent inevitably uncovers the truth, will it mean the end of Julian's chances or a brand new opportunity?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices.


This was one very hot story about awkward circumstances, assuming a costume, playing a role . . . and then betraying the illusion and ultimately being yourself.

It all begins with a budding Broadway star who moonlights as a cross-dressing burlesque dancer. When he falls in love with the birthday boy, an uber-macho yet sexually naïve fireman, things get awkward and amusing, before they finally get arousing.

I loved the turnabout that occurs in bed, with Julian topping the anal virgin with performance issues. Trent is a very likeable guy, with a personality completely at odds with his appearance, much like Julian himself. Fortunately, there are hints all along as to Trent’s closeted homosexuality, so the relative ease with which he accepts that his girlfriend is really a boyfriend isn’t so hard to accept (even with his seeming attempts at macho homophobia).

It also helps that Julian is such a wonderful character, one who never set out to deceive the other man, but who loves the idea of being in love. He’s a man who loves the frills of femininity, but who is quite happy being a man.

Not the most realistic of romances, even with the cautionary touches, but a hot read that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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