Mad & Marvelous

Mad & Marvelous

by Elizabeth Varlet

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ISBN-13: 9781488080661
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 05/07/2018
Series: Sassy Boyz , #4
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 104,303
File size: 815 KB

About the Author

Elizabeth Varlet is a thirtysomething newly married world-traveler who devours books like they were candy. A nerd at heart, she spends way too many hours bingeing on episodes of her favorite television shows and dreaming of the day she can adopt a dog—whom she’s already named. Elizabeth believes in love of all shapes and sizes and wants nothing more than to share the beauty in the form of stories. 

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Mad & Marvelous 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fun sassy boys story. 246 pages. HEA. Lots of sexy scenes. Good character development. Complex story.
ElleyKat More than 1 year ago
HOLY HANNAH. I've been thinking about adding some sort of heat level rating to my romance reviews, like sweet, simmering, steamy, holy Hannah. I think I'd need to add an extra level to it for this one - surface of the sun. DANG this book is hot, in all its BDSM kinky glory. The best part is it's not "just" smut. I don't really go in for pure erotica; I like my romances to have a plot, fully fleshed character who go through some sort of character development, and a Happily Ever After (or at least a Happy For Now). Mad & Marvelous totally delivers in all areas. Hop is glorious; a graceful tornado with cotton candy hair. I love how vulnerable and damaged he is, but at the same time so strong, determined, and vibrant. I love all of the Sassy Boyz (but what a stupid name for their dance group...) and their friendship with each other was so wonderful to read. Plus the descriptions of their looks and outfits and dances are HOT. I love the androgyny and freedom of the group, and how they play up their sexuality however the hell they want to. Rafe is also amazing, with a complex history that makes him the man he is and makes him struggle so hard. I do wish we'd gotten a little more of his sister in this book, because she seemed like she would probably be pretty dang awesome. There is a high level of kink in this book, and I love that it depicts a BDSM relationship in such a positive and healthy way, where the Dom cares for and is attentive to the needs and desires of his Sub. There are too many relationships or sexual encounters that are downright just abusive that are presented under the label "BDSM" that give the whole (genre? category? class?) a bad name, so I'm always glad to see healthy BDSM relationships depicted in media. I also really appreciate that Hop is so confused about the way he feels, about his needs and desires, and learns more about himself and coming to terms with who he is throughout this book. Lots and lots of pretty graphic, highly kinky sex scenes - don't say I didn't warn you. ;) This is the fourth book in the Sassy Boyz series, but can be read as a stand alone with very minor spoilers for the earlier books. Now I need to go read the others in the series right now, starting with Sassy Boyz #1, Fierce & Fabulous .
kahea46 More than 1 year ago
***5 ‘He Walks In Chaos’ Stars*** Well, now, I wasn’t expecting that. And that isn’t a bad thing at all. I just wasn’t prepared for all that was to Hop and Rafe’s journey, so it took me a little by surprise, but it was absolutely titillating, fascinating and addictive. Add in the sass and heart of the rest of the Sassy Boyz and I was a done. I loved and adored Hop. He’s gone through a lot in his short life, but he owns all of it and has pulled himself up by his stilettos and is finally living his life on his own terms. What I loved about him was how honest he was about his needs. He may not overshare, but he knows what he needs and wants to feel whole and isn’t afraid to go after it. Rafe, I loved. Ambitious, driven and dominant. When he sets his sights on what he wants, there is nothing and no one allowed to stop him. I loved how alpha AF Rafe was, it was seriously hot, but what made him hotter was how that same dominant intensity could be channeled into something...tender. So, when I said the whole ‘I wasn’t expecting that’ thing it was all about Rafe and Hop’s relationship. The D/s, in and of itself, wasn’t surprising because it fits them both to a T, but the intensity of it was pretty huge (and HAWT). They had some kinks to work out, but they found a flow with it pretty quickly and it helped them both deal with their past issues while showing each other who they had evolved into in the years since they last saw each other. I really enjoyed the two of them together, their bantering was fun and they just fit together in such a way that I was definitely rooting for them to trust, not only in each other, but themselves that what they had was worth fighting for. This was another great addition to the series. I love the world that this is set in and I’m really enjoying where things are going for the Sassy Boyz as a whole. And of course I loved catching up with and hanging out with the Boyz. Their snark, sass and love for each other is always fun to witness. But now there are two left on the chopping block, Jae and Lirim (who I know is in jail, but he’s still a Sassy Boy and I am keeping my toes crossed that will he get his own HEA one day), and I cannot wait to see what’s in store for them! ~ Copy provided via the publisher & voluntarily reviewed ~
Nameher More than 1 year ago
Full disclosure:  I LOVE the Sassy Boyz with their originality, androgynous glamour and charisma.  Since the very first story, I've been hooked.  Male dancers in heels,  more than GoGo dancers, the Boyz put on a stimulating SHOW in the style of @YanisMarshall and @BrianFriedman !  The characters are realistic although not like anyone I know.  Larger than life!  They are a family, a chosen family with a variety of troubled, complicated backstories and painful relationships.  The author used a recipe for this latest creation that included surprises, suspense, a bit of D's, submission, and plenty of passion for a delicious, flavorful experience. Hop is the newest member of the Sassy Boys and even though they are inclusive, Hop doesn't feel as talented, as good as the others so he has to work twice as hard just to be "OK", at least in his mind.  He cares about his dance partners yet stays apart, private. With troubled history as the illegitimate son of a wealthy businessman, Hop has been angry and sad and felt abandoned nearly his entire life.  His father's right-hand man, Rafe has bailed him out of more trouble than he can remember but that seems long ago and when Hop needed him the most, Rafe wasn't there.  Hop has been abandoned by everyone.  His mother is gone.  Rafe is long gone and there is no relationship, no contact from Hop's father.   Hop has complicated feelings about Rafe because Rafe has the close relationship with Hop's father that he wishes that he had.    Rafe has his own problems, most significantly, the debt that he owes to Hop's father.  He is focused and determined to pay him off and get out of his clutches.   The story is woven around feelings, miscommunication, and misunderstandings as well as desire, need for closeness, caring and to trust.   The biggest problem with this story is that I'm left with wanting more, wanting the next Sassy Boyz Story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great Sassy Boys book. Can't wait for the next one.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
I read and loved the first book in this series and seem to have missed the second and third. This book can easily be read without reading any others in the series. The Sassy Boyz is a troupe of male dancers that are sometimes mistaken for women. They are unique, entertaining, edgy and intriguing whether on stage or off. As Hop Lovette dances he loses himself in the music. He is a creative soul but in some ways tormented. He is waiting for his boss, Rafe Marson, to recognize who he is as they do have a past. In the past he has taken chances and lived for the adrenaline rush but has grown into himself for the most part. There is still one aspect of his life and being that he has not really embraced and Rafe helps him with this…eventually. Rafe runs and co-owns the nightclub Switch. He is working hard to get enough money to purchase the club outright and get out from under the thumb of a man he dislikes but cannot seem to get away from. His family and business is important to him – so important he doesn’t really have time for a life outside of work. This is definitely not your vanilla love story with Rafe as the Dom but it is also a story of caring and sharing and learning with both men having needs that are met by the other. It may be hard for some to relate to but as not all loves are the same there is a need to have love stories that vary, too. Did I enjoy this book? Yes Will I read other books by this author? Yes Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin-Carina Press for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4-5 Stars