Dennis Racine is the beautiful, pampered boy-toy of the powerful Chicago theater impresario, Farleigh Nock-and has been since he was fifteen. Now, however, he's thirty-one, and suddenly aware that his situation may have a shelf life. When Farleigh begins to withdraw his favor-to the point of insisting Dennis help pay for his keep by (gasp) getting a job-Dennis suspects he has a newer, younger rival somewhere. And when he discovers who-and more importantly, why-Dennis finally learns he does have ambition, as he undertakes an all-out campaign to preserve his privileged lifestyle. Ranging from on-the-job slapstick to transatlantic intrigue, Kept Boy is Robert Rodi at his uproarious, subversive, unforgettable best.
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Snarktastic.Kept Boy Toy of rich old queen is threatened with replacement by the sexy young pool boy. The old queen loves kept boy toy, though, and through a series of silly misadventures, ends up throwing boy toy and pool boy a little too often, and they fall in love with each other.Rich old queen takes them all on vacation after a particularly silly piece of bad luck, finds them shagging each other rotten, has A Moment with them telling each how very much old queen loved him, and dies.Leaving kept boy toy Everything! All the money, all the houses, the whole cheese. And what does kept boy toy do with it? Makes everyone he loves as secure as money can make them.And shags the pool boy rotten. Happy endings, anyone? Recommended.
Dennis Racine, a 31 y/o "companion" to a very rich Chicago theatrical impresario, Farleigh Nock finds himself in a big bind--his sugar daddy has asked him to "find a job". Not only is Dennis unemployable, but the aging boy toy discovers that Farleigh's new sexy "boy toy" is no other than their old pool boy, Jasper. Enlisting the help of his two best friends--the kept man of a gossip columnist, and the kept woman of a sadomasochist member of Congress for Illinois, Dennis hatches a plan for revenge, romance, and re-seduction so daring that it has to work. His career depends on it. The plan takes the parties to Mykonos and Santorini and to a comedy of errors that is quite enjoyable. Robert Rodi writes about Chicago and Chicago always is a character of his books. He is also known for stereotypes in the gay world, and "kept boy" is just another (Like Drag Queen, and Fag Hag). The books are light, fun and a very easy and enjoyable read.
This is the second of Rodi's novels that I have read (I also adored Drag Queen). The breezy style and quick pace of the story, along with the wonderful cast of characters, make for one of the most delightful reads I¿ve had in a long time. As I turned the pages it just kept getting better and better. I found myself whole heartedly rooting for Dennis in his ongoing struggle to hold on to his sugar daddy. I sicerely hope this gem of a book is turned into a movie. I would absolutely love to see this charming story on screen¿any producers out there?