Femme

  • by Marshall Thornton
  • Narrated by Joel Leslie
  • 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
Finalist for the 2016 Lambda Award in Gay Romance
Starred review at Publisher's Weekly
Runner-up 2016 Rainbow Awards Gay Romantic Comedy

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Great Heels, Better Romance...

The red heels on the cover are appropriate for Femme, but the Really important part is that well deserved gold Lambda Literary Award medal for “Best Gay Romance” finalist.

Femme is an enjoyable, funny m/m romance that starts when the MCs wake up the morning After... It is also a book about the masks we wear & the stereotypes we fit ourselves & others into, and how much more amazing things are when we move beneath/beyond those layers in our interactions w/ others. People in the story behave as badly as real people often do, but Marshall Thornton doesn’t drag us through angst & mud to get that across. Instead the characters are wonderful and Joel Leslie does an excellent job bringing them to life.

I decided to listen to "a few minutes" of Femme before bed - 6 hrs & 23 min later: the book was over, the sun was up & sleep never quite got more important than "a few More minutes” of the story! Oops... Definitely a repeat listen.
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- HB

A lovely romance

Would you consider the audio edition of Femme to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the book, only listened, but the narration was SO GOOD. The voices of Dog and Lionel were very distinct and perfect for each character. The narration can have only made a really good book better.


What other book might you compare Femme to and why?

It reminded me of the At First Sight books by TJ Klune. Not quite as over the top wacky as Klune, but if you liked those books, you'd probably like this.


Have you listened to any of Joel Leslie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I adore Joel Leslie's narration. He does a great job with making each character sound distinct. I'm always happy to see that he's narrated a book.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed through much of this book. There is a lot funny in it. There were a few times I wanted to give Dog a good ding around the ear, too.


Any additional comments?

The book is both fun and thought provoking. I enjoyed it thoroughly. The characters, even when they do dumb things, are sympathetic. You want them to get their happy ending. I'm sure it's going to be one I'll listen to again.

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- Kelly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-20-2017
  • Publisher: Marshall Thornton