THREE 5 Stars and ONE 4 Stars for Fierce & Fabulous (Sassy Boyz #1) by Elizabeth Varlet #MM #Romance @ElizabethVarlet

CoverTitle: Fierce & Fabulous (Sassy Boyz #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Elizabeth Varlet (Carina Press)
Publication Date & Length: June 27, 2016 – 246 pgs


The first book in a scorching new male/male series by Elizabeth Varlet. Behind the Sassy Boyz’s seductive smiles and sinful dance moves are desires that will leave readers breathless.

Fitch Donovan never thought a lap dance could change his life, but from the moment the gorgeous dancer’s lips touch his, his world comes screeching to a halt. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t shake the desire that rocks him to his core. He’s longed for this passion all his life—he just never dreamed he’d find it with another man.

Sharing a soul-shaking kiss with a straight boy is the kind of drama Ansel Becke just doesn’t need. Spotlights aren’t made for two and Ansel prefers to keep things on a one-night-only basis. So when Fitch shows up asking for an encore, Ansel knows he should send his gorgeous ass packing.

Though Ansel tries to pretend that what’s between him and Fitch is far from fabulous, there’s something about the big, burly contractor that makes Ansel’s world sparkle in a way no amount of glitter ever could. And Fitch will do whatever it takes to convince Ansel that when the thing you need most in the world falls right into your lap, you’d be a fool to let it go.

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I love this book so much!  This is one of those incredibly rare literary chance encounters that leaves me weak at the knees and panting for more.  I love androgynous, gender fluid characters and Ansel is one of the best.  A talented dancer with a self destructive lifestyle – Ansel had me bewitched from that first lap dance.  And Fitch.  Solid, overly responsible Fitch – a blue collar boy done good – who runs his family contracter business.  I fell madly, deeply in love with him too.

It takes alot to make me blush, but the connection between these two men is hot.  Elizabeth Varlet is new to me but she makes the nearly impossible task of crafting explicit yet natural sex scenes seem easy.  She also made me believe fully in Fitch’s gay-for-you storyline which is nearly impossible.   Forget angst, Fitch comes to terms with his sexuality with quiet contemplation followed by confident – if awkward- disclosures.  I love his dignity.  

Ansel’s journey is more complicated.  He has more demons to slay and a little bit of growing up to do before he becomes a true partner for Fitch.  And his dancing!  I loved the choreography and the costumes.  After the author paid tribute to Yanis Martel at the end, I couldn’t stop watching his videos.  

This is a very special read from a new-to-me author.  I can’t wait for the rest of the series and I can’t recommend this book highly enough.



I absolutely adored these two men. Everyone needs to have Sparkle Pants and Grumpy Bear in their lives. Ansel and Fitch gave the term ‘opposites attract’ a whole new definition. Ansel was sparkly, sarcastic, full of color, sassy, effeminate, a fabulous dancer and loved his high heels and lipstick. Fitch was patient, went with his heart, honest, masculine, and loves fiercely. They were so opposite from each other, yet were definitely the yin to the other’s yang and made a whole.
This story was a combination of sweet and spicy hot with a dash of sour. The two together were spicy hot (especially when Fitch, natural alpha turns bottom? Yes please!!) the Sassy Boyz were sweet and protective with each other and Ansel’s parents were just bitter sour … yuck! My heart was everywhere within the story. I felt sad, strong, heartbroken, sexy, angry, loved, cherished, respected, and everything in between.
Ms. Varlet wrote an amazing story that flowed well. It is about loving yourself, respecting yourself, finding yourself, and letting go. Be who you want to be and love who you want to love. Yes Fitch became gay for just Ansel and the attraction was instant, but Ms. Varlet was able to write these two so you felt that deep emotional and physical pull from deep down that you never looked twice at it.
The other Sassy Boyz: Z, Lirim, and Tam were amazing in each of their own ways. Each were different and I am most definitely looking forward to reading their own stories.
FiveStarsI have to be completely honest and say that this book is such a fabulous read. Throughout the whole book I could not wait to get to the next page to see what was going to happen. There are so many emotions in this book that I could not wait to see what was goin to come next. Elizabeth Varlet did such an amazing job on this book. It is the mark of a true author. With everything that was going on in this book it could have be very easy to stray from what the book was truly about but Elizabeth did not and that makes the book even more amazing and that is the mark of an amazing author.

It is my opinion that Ansel has had a very crapoy life. The way his mother and father treated him was horrible enough but add to the fact that he also was homeless as a teenager and was able to pull himself out of the gutter makes him a truly strong individual but I do not think that he realizes that about himself. I think that up until he was able to start accepting his feelings for Fitch he was on a quick path to self destruction and he was heading down a path to where he would eventually be dead. I think that a lot of that was because he did not feel love for himself and it took seeing the truth from his friends and then from Fitch to realize that he was worthy of so much more then he gave himself credit for. And that made it easier for him to start loving himself and those that became his family by his choice.

Fitch is just an amazing man period. At almost the age of 30 he finds himself being attracted to a man for the first and only time. Instead of letting it freak him out he grabbed a hold of that emotions and latex himself out there to Ansel. He took a huge risk but to him it was worth it because he knew that Ansel was his angel and that he was special.

This book in my opinion is about inbrasing ones self and loving yourself and the one you are with for all that it is worth. It is about moving towards the future and letting the past go. And it is about HOPE. Such an amazing read and I believe that many more will feel the same. 

Fitch goes to a gay bar with his sister for her birthday and ends up getting a lap dance by one of the Sassy Boyz. Let me tell ya, that lap dance was H.O.T. The chemistry between Ansel and Fitch is off the starts from the very start and it never stops. I loved the one voicemail that Fitch left Ansel that said he wouldn’t call again but he (Ansel) changed his life and to keep on sparkling. I actually got teary eyed! Ansel had such a crap life and he seems set on never being happy but desperately wants to be happy. Fitch wants to bring happiness to Ansel but has to deal with dating a man and all that comes with that. The supporting cast of characters was great too, I can’t wait to hear their stories too! I really enjoyed the story and will read the next one in the series for sure.


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Elizabeth Varlet is a nerd at heart and spends way too many hours binging on episodes of her favorite television shows. If you love Doctor Who, Supernatural, Stargate, Star Trek, Sherlock, or Firefly you are already her best friend.

She started writing stories in high school and hasn’t stopped. Now, her characters like to get frisky under the covers – or the stars, they’re not picky. She’s a thirty-something, newly married, world traveler who devours books like they were candy.

To contact Elizabeth, send her an email to Or follow her on any of her social media sites.

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