Book Reviews

Drag Undivided by Leigh Jarrett at Steambath Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Bob-O-Link on 17-October-2023

Book Blurb

Recovering true love

The nearly twenty years without Noah haven't been easy on Cole. He's latched onto alcohol to help him cope with his own existence. It's been a struggle. He's made his life as full as possible by becoming a full-time drag queen after ditching his job as a special needs educator. Drag brings him the joy he so desperately seeks while suffering through a domineering marriage. But the love he felt as a teenager never went away.

Noah thought he moved on after his best friend came out as gay in high school. He did everything he could to push Cole away. It was the only way he knew to protect his heart. Twenty years later, he's still carrying profound love for the person who meant so much to him from the time they were in kindergarten.

They're given an opportunity to reconcile. To reconnect. But there are obstacles to their hearts beating together once again. How are they going to find their way back to love? Can they recover what they once had?


Book Review

An author of many gay romantic novels, Leigh Jarrett demonstrates varied skills – ranging from super to light. While much fun to read, ‘Drag Uncensored’ is somewhat stylistically light, but blessedly quick to consume with interest. We are first introduced to Trier Lamour, the skilled drag persona of Cole Harrison, from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada – a town with but one gay bar! Cole, recently and badly single, is rather free in his sexual offerings and, sadly, somewhat of an alcoholic who never turns down a free drink – thus a total joy of many ready suitors. Of course, that also leaves Cole in a steady, longtime friendship with “the white porcelain god.”


Cole, though fabulous as a drag performer, seems on a fixed downhill run, living in an environment of decreasing acceptability. Author Jarrett adds a particular side interest by providing a detailed presentation of Cole’s drag preparation, including the art of “tucking.” (Ouch!)


Having recently lost his father, Cole consults an attorney who, my goodness, turns out to be Noah, a former friend from their teenaged years, whom he lost when he came out to him. Guess who (Noah!) is a closet case. And off we go on an appealing tale for readers who are as much enamored of Cole’s privates and practices as Cole is himself!


No need for any disappointment, even though ‘Drag Uncensored’ falls short of a Talmudic treatise. The characters face conflicts and make eventual adjustments. They find mutual redemption in each other – by which definitely I mean “in” with quite sufficient heated detail. The reversal of out and closeted characters adds interesting coloration, though somewhat soapy. The novel is recommended for ease, entertainment, and a satisfying tool for self-pleasure – whatever that may mean. (Mea culpa!)





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 133 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-September-2023
Price $3.99 ebook, $12.95 paperback
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