Sunday, November 11, 2018

Book Review ~ Mary, Queen of Scotch by Rob Rosen

Book Review ~ Mary, Queen of Scotch by Rob Rosen


Four five-star Yelp reviews do you little good when you’re nailed inside a giant barrel of whiskey, which is where our intrepid private detective Barry finds himself while on the case to help his campy drag friends, all of whom have numerous secrets to hide. 

If he can decide between the man he once loved and the bartender he’s falling for, successfully stay undercover as his alter-ego, Mary, Queen of Scotch, and keep one step ahead of the bad guys, plus a raucously funny meddling mom, he just might live to see that much-desired fifth review.

5 Stars!

“ did an extraordinary drag queen and noted private eye wind up trapped in a rather large whiskey barrel?...”

Barry finds himself asking that very question after his latest case, what was supposed to be an easy investigation into a possibly cheating spouse, managed to flip his entire life upset down. With hopes of adding to the four five-star Yelp reviews he currently has, two of which were left by his mother, Barry dons a wig and high heels transforming himself into Mary, Queen of Scotch, a drag queen with a love of Madonna.

But this case isn’t as easy as he hoped and things just don’t add up. Between the Queens he now works with, Ray the sexy bartender and Arthur his client, Barry has a sea of secrets to wade through. Hopefully, he’ll survive it all in the end.

I love Rob Rosen, his books always make me laugh out loud and are so fun and entertaining. Mary, Queen Of Scotch was witty and clever. Well written and thought out and the characters absolutely lovable. Barry was great and he’s definitely a character I’d love to see more of. I’m sure his quest for more five-star reviews would lead to many more entertaining adventures.

I don’t want to give away too much so I can’t really go into most of the story. However, I will say this, I adored Barry and totally loved his parents. The Drag Queens he works with are a blast, catty and snarky attitudes and all. On top of that, Barry’s case is definitely intriguing and will keep you guessing. There is plenty to draw you into this story and keep you hooked until the end.

Overall, I definitely recommend Mary, Queen Of Scotch.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

About the Author:

Multi-award-winning and best-selling author/editor/anthologist Rob Rosen is the author of Sparkle: The Queerest Book You'll Ever Love, Divas Las Vegas, Hot Lava, Southern Fried, Queerwolf, Vamp, Queens of the Apocalypse, Creature Comfort, Fate, Midlife Crisis, Fierce, And God Belched, and Mary, Queen of Scotch. His short stories have appeared in more than 200 anthologies. You can find 20 of them in his erotic romance anthology Good & Hot. He is also the editor of Lust in Time: Erotic Romance Through the Ages, Men of the Manor, Best Gay Erotica 2015 and Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4. 


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