The Foxxxy Gentlemen's Club: Angel: Foxxxy, Book 2 (Unabridged) The Foxxxy Gentlemen's Club: Angel: Foxxxy, Book 2 (Unabridged)

The Foxxxy Gentlemen's Club: Angel: Foxxxy, Book 2 (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Foxxxy Rule #2: Don’t mix business with pleasure Life has not been kind to Adrian Vasquez. He spends his days hiding the truth of his sexuality from his homophobic brother, sticking to every rule of his probation so he isn’t sent back to jail, and keeping out of the crosshairs of Los Hermanos del Diablo—Boston’s most notorious Mexican gang, of which his brother is a prominent member—all in the name of survival.

Thankfully, he has his nights working at The Foxxxy Gentlemen’s Club as an escort and exotic dancer to keep him sane. It may not be his dream job, but under the neon glow of the Foxxxy stage, Adrian can pretend to be someone else, even if it’s only for a little while.

Life has not been easy for Taylor Greer. Born queer and intersex to a Southern Baptist preacher, they left home at fifteen to escape conversation therapy masquerading as a “Christian summer camp.” After surviving four years on the unforgiving streets of Boston, they struggle to get their life back on track for a chance at a better future. Working two jobs to stay afloat and studying every spare minute to pass their GED exam, Taylor has little time for a social life, let alone a love life. But who needs romance when living is this complicated?

When Taylor and Adrian’s paths meet with a literal crash, a bruised plantain is the catalyst for a connection they’re both starving for. Dating a coworker never ends well, but some forces cannot be fought, and Adrian and Taylor can only ignore the magnetic pull between them for so long before physics wins.

Adrian knows better than to mix business with pleasure. Taylor knows better than to get involved with a colleague. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and some rules are made to be broken.

*Trigger Warning: Racist and homophobic language/slurs, mild gang-related violence, scenarios and discussions about eating disorders, mentions of gender dysphoria, one non-violent but bigoted/racist exchange with the police.

Eddie Herrera
hr min
February 15
Nikole Knight

Customer Reviews

Fidele22 ,

good story with too little time


Foxxxy: Angel is a good back that needed more pages to do the story Knight wanted to tell justice. Adrian and Taylor are great MCs and the story interesting, but for me the ratio of drama to bonding/relations building isn’t balanced. Adrian and Taylor are complex characters with A LOT of baggage and daily struggles, especially Adrian since his life is still tied to the lifestyle that landed him in prison.

He’s still on parole and bc of his undiagnosed learning challenges and record, his employment options and ability to envision a better future is limited. Additionally, his mother died while he was locked up so he’s still in mourning and his brother is the only family he has left. Even though his brother is a drug addict he hates living with, he can’t let his idea of family go. Honestly, Adrian living with his brother would have been a red flag/parole violation bc of the brother’s continued gang affiliation, but this set up is needed for Adrian’s horrible situation.

Taylor is further along on their journey to freedom from their past and personal acceptance. Their scars are healing, and they’ve begun to pursue their goals for the future. However, they still struggle with the effects of being forced to present as a boy and being gay in an overly-religious family. They want to get closer to Adrian, but is hesitant, and both are conflicted about whether they should continue to spend time together outside of work.

Because of the slow burn of the relationship and all the drama surrounding Adrian and then Taylor, the story feels overstuffed. The pair have been attracted to one another, sure, but between run-ins with the police/gang members, Adrian’s home situation, Taylor’s bulimia, and Taylor being almost afraid of Adrian, none of the little bit of time they spend together outside of work is drama free. I wish they had more quite moments that aren’t tainted by gang member harassment.

To me Eddie Herrera’s narration sells the heaviness and moments of levity in the story. His voice work is very good, especially because going back and forth between Adrian’s Puerto Rican accent and Taylor’s Southern one would prove difficult (though I can’t speak on those Boston accents). Overall, it’s a good story with solid narration and has some decent angst for those looking for that.