Audiobook Review: The Queen and the Homo Jock King (At First Sight #2) by T.J. Klune, Narrated by Michael Lesley

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Sanford Stewart sure doesn't. In fact, he pretty much believes in the exact opposite, thanks to the Homo Jock King. It seems Darren Mayne lives for nothing more than to create chaos in Sandy’s perfectly ordered life, just for the hell of it. Sandy despises him, and nothing will ever change his mind.

Or so he tells himself.

It's not until the owner of Jack It—the club where Sandy performs as drag queen Helena Handbasket—comes to him with a desperate proposition that Sandy realizes he might have to put his feelings about Darren aside.

Because Jack It will close unless someone can convince Andrew Taylor, the mayor of Tucson, to keep it open.

Someone like Darren, the mayor’s illegitimate son.

The foolproof plan is this: seduce Darren and push him to convince his father to renew Jack It’s contract with the city.

Simple, right?


What can I say about this book and its sheer awesomeness that hasn’t already been said? I reviewed the book when it came out and gave it all the hearts, when the audiobook became available I was all over it.

I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating, Michael Lesley is the voice inside TJ Klune’s head. He can bring these characters to life like no other and he’ll spoil you for your next audiobook listen. The characters can be completely over the top at times, which amuses me to no end, but they also have a ton of heart and the narrator is able to convey the whole range of emotions believably. The voices are distinct so it’s very easy to follow all the shenanigans and if they weren’t it would be too easy to get lost and it would do the entire story a disservice.

TJ Klune writes the absolute best scenes around mealtimes, fans of BOTK know of which I speak. The brunch scene and the dinners out with the whole crew had me in stitches in this one. Even though I’d already read the book and I knew what was coming, it was like it was all new again with the added personality of the narrator. The texting conversations were hilarious too and how the narrator changed his tone for each character in the text made it even funnier.

The voices for Sandy and Darren were perfect and when Darren spoke softly and from the heart I swooned a bit right along with Sandy. Paul and Vince are just sooooo Paul and Vince and having their characters play a big part in The Queen made me happy. I had been missing them. I can’t wait for the next installment of this series to come out. Reading and then listening to these books make you feel like you’re a part of this whackadoodle family and I love it. If you’re a fan of the book, then I can’t recommend the audio enough, it’s a crazy heartfelt ride that will leave you with all kinds of happy on your face.

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**a copy of this audiobook was provided for an honest review**

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  1. Totally agree with this. I had to get this on audio. Whenever I need a laugh, I listen to the scene after the drag bachelor auction. (If you don't know what that is, you need to get this book!)

    1. YAY! You are so right, that was a great scene. Every time I listen I hear something else because I'm too busy laughing the first time around. Brunch is still one of my faves too.

  2. Sounds like I need to get this audio book.

    1. You really do, it's so much fun. You'll have to let us know how much you loved it when you're done ;).