Vicky Romeo Plus Joolz – Ely Percy

Vicky Romeo, dreaming of life as an actor, meets Julie Turner and can’t get her out of her head.

Vicky is set on performing in an all-female production of The Importance of Being Earnest, and falling in love wasn’t a complication she expected. And anyway, Julie doesn’t fall at Vicky’s feet in the way that most people do…

From the outset, Vicky has a distinct, totally absorbing and accessible voice, and she paints a vivid picture of the Glasgow gay scene in the early 2000s. She is 21, working class and a force to be reckoned with.

On the surface it’s a brash, irreverent read, with a lot of witty banter and a light-hearted sheen. Underneath, it gets to the heart of the gay community: friendships, rivalries, the strengths and the challenges faced by Vicky and her network of friends.

Whether you’re nostalgic about the Glasgow scene of the time, or whether you’re brand new to it. this is a rom-com that is funny, touching, thought-provoking and sensitive.

And no, you don’t have to be gay or straight, or bi, or any other label to read it (or from Glasgow!) – just a reader who appreciates good writing, strong and entertaining characters and a decent storyline that zips along.

This is the first in a planned trilogy from novelist Percy, who already has a writing track-record in fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry.

Knight Errant Press £8.99

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