Cross To Bare (Men of London #5) by Susan Mac Nicol
Tough in business but romantic at heart, fashion designer Lenny James isn’t hiding his masculinity behind his super successful female alter ego, but a vulnerability that only handsome financier Brook Hunter will be man enough to reveal…and worship.
TWO OF A KIND
It’s amazing what a little mascara and lipstick, a blonde wig, false boobs, and top-notch female fashion can hide. Not that Lenny James is hiding his masculinity. He uses his normal voice when he’s Laverne, and he’s not particularly camp as a man. His reasons for creating his alter ego are locked deep in his past. He is who he is: tough in business, and a romantic at heart. What he’s hiding is vulnerability. He wants a man to accept both sides of him.
Gorgeous, commanding, and dark as sin, Brook Hunter meets Lenny and knows nothing about Laverne until fate pushes her into his path. Cross-dressing is as far from Brook’s reality as fashion is from his world of diplomacy and high finance. Understanding and truth take time, and trust doesn’t come easy. But Brook is about to show Lenny that there are no sides to true love, just the place where they meet in the middle.
Lenny is a funny, kind and headstrong man. He is also an uber stylish designer named Laverne!
Leave it to Susan to have me reading another story of a man in heels!!!
I was intrigued by Lenny/Laverne while reading Leslie's story. I wondered what made Laverne who she was.
I was anxious to find out about her. Why does Lenny become her? How does he live his life?
"I wear women's clothing.... that doesn't mean I'm going to run out and get a va-jay-jay..."
I adored Lenny the man and Laverne the woman.
Then there's Brook!
Brook is a sweet, handsome, conservative man highly attracted to Lenny.
The two of them together have a delicious chemistry that Lenny feared would not be enough for Brook once his alter ego came into play.
This was a very quick afternoon read for me. It was funny, sweet, and sexy.
Light on the drama and angst.
I was interested in finding out Lenny's story with the whole cross dressing/ Laverne persona and I really enjoyed Susan's explanation on the way of it.
I also enjoyed how predominant Leslie was here as well as the other 'men' from previous books in the series. He always gives me a chuckle!