Drama Queen (A Nicky and Noah Mystery #1) by Joe Cosentino | Review

drama queen joe cosentinoDrama Queen by Joe Cosentino was not what I was expecting. Though the storyline was great and the characters were mostly enjoyable I could not get over how DUMB Mr. Cosentino made the students sound. I have this pet peeve about people using the words “um” or “like” repeatedly and the students, ALL of the students, talked with ums, and likes, in every sentence. I JUST COULDN’T DEAL!

Also, there were so many different characters I got confused a lot about who was who and it grew tiresome reading about this professor sitting in this spot doing this one thing whenever there was a faculty meeting taking place etc.

Both Nick and Noah were fabulous main characters though some of their light got dimmed by the huge cast of characters in the whole book. I did enjoy watching them sleuth around the college and getting closer to each other. It was a nice build up to their relationship and felt real.

Although there were the dumbass students inability to talk like normal college students, I think it was supposed to be funny but wasn’t to me, there was still a great story here and Mr. Cosentino kept me guessing till the very end as to who the murderer was. I really did enjoy most of the characters and their many quirks although I do feel like there were a few too many altogether. I would highly recommend this book to others, just because I have a pet peeve that kept from fully enjoying the book as a whole doesn’t mean others won’t find it a highly enjoyable read. I gave this one a 4 star rating.

Copy provided in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Rating: ★★


It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before it is lights out for Nicky and his colleagues. Complicating matters is Nicky’s huge crush on Noah Oliver, a gorgeous assistant professor in his department, who may or may not be involved with a cocky graduate assistant…and is also the top suspect for the murders! You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat, delightfully entertaining novel. Curtain up!

Publisher: Lethe Press
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Length: 196 pages
Purchase: Amazon, Lethe

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