Book Reviews

Turkeys (Licking Thicket 4) by Lucy Lennox and May Archer

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance / Holiday / Humor/Comedy
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 28-February-2024

Book Blurb

Hunter Jacksons Sage Advice for a Happy Thanksgiving

When your turkey-thieving, town-abandoning, former childhood friend reappears in Licking Thicket after fifteen long years, looking like a snack and smelling like all your favorite treats put together, it might be tempting to, well, 
dig in.


And when your plan to teach the man a lesson goes spectacularly awry, becoming less of a wattle-wearing walk of shame around the Thicket’s Thanksgiving festival and more of a sexy turkey-twerk in a skin-tight bird costume featuring the hottest pair of drumsticks the town’s ever seen, you might think it’s time to get over your feud and, well, 
take a bite.


But when Charlton Nutter finally shows you the sweet, pure heart he’s hiding under all his fine, big-city feathers, and you realize, thanks to the town’s meddling matchmakers, that the man is hungry for the kind of love and belonging that only the Thicket can provide, you might decide that both of you have been acting like a pair of turkeys, and in that case you should…

Gobble. Him. Up.

Book Review

I was more than thrilled to return to the Thicket and its Thicketeers as this is the punniest little town in middle Tennessee and the authors keep me laughing throughout. In fact, I’d barely turned the first page when I was giggling at the idea of Charlton “Junior” Nutter being embarrassed over a Stuffin’ sign on Main Street. I mean, seriously? Your last name is NUTTER! Need I say more? And believe me, the hits just kept on coming. But you have to remember that the Thicket has some serious “holidays” they celebrate: the Lickin’, the Bobbin’, and the Stuffin’.


“I always say Johnsons are best for Lickin’, but nobody bobs like a Nutter. … Jacksons are made and meant for the Stuffin’ and don’t you forget it.” ~ Great-Aunt Selma (she’s like eighty)


Charlie Nutter hasn’t been back to Licking Thicket in a long time. When his deadbeat dad fell in love with a wealthy woman, and his mom was finally able to get court ordered alimony and child support, they moved away from the Thicket and he was happy to see it in the rearview mirror. He went to boarding school, college, came out, and has just recently been made Vice President of Logistics and Distribution for a large company in Chicago. Everything he thought he knew he could never have in the Thicket. But the Thicket he knew growing up isn’t the same as the one he's seeing with adult eyes.


Hunter Jackson has never forgiven Junior… ahem, Charlie, for the Great Turkey Incident fifteen years ago. I’m not telling what it is, but it involved a big old tom turkey named Dolly Parton. He can’t believe it when he realizes that Charlie has come home for Thanksgiving and Hunter is bound and determined he’s going to get his revenge. Charlie left him, um, the Thicket, behind and now he’s too important to come home. What Hunter doesn’t know is the real story.


I adored this latest installment in a beloved series, and I truly hope it isn’t the finale. The quirky town and zany people always bring a smile to my face and a light to my heart. Charlie and Hunter are wonderful together and they definitely got a fantastic happy ever after.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 204 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 22-November-2023
Price $4.99 ebook
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