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Nikki Silva feels like she’s blown up her life even as her brothers tease her about blowing up a boat called the Mona Lisa. Divorced, funding for her shark research cut off, she’s moved back to Provincetown to live with her father in her childhood home. Nikki hopes to regain herself. She’s written a grant proposal for the newly formed Massachusetts Bay Commission to fund aNikki Silva feels like she’s blown up her life even as her brothers tease her about blowing up a boat called the Mona Lisa. Divorced, funding for her shark research cut off, she’s moved back to Provincetown to live with her father in her childhood home. Nikki hopes to regain herself. She’s written a grant proposal for the newly formed Massachusetts Bay Commission to fund a study that will get her back to the sort of research she loves. The commission is run by her ex-husband Ned, who would rather have a migraine than give money to his ex-wife. Marco Tornetti wants to turn a hole-in-the-wall Newark spaghetti joint into a trendy bistro. His silent partner, Fat Phil Lagosa, wants to use the place to meet questionable people for questionable business deals. When Fat Phil accuses Marco of a double cross and has him taken for a ride by one of his hit men, Marco knows he’s in too deep. Marco escapes the hit man and takes the first bus out of the Tri-state area, a bus chartered by the Greater Teaneck Gay Men’s Choir and headed for Provincetown. Marco figures that Phil would never look for him in Provincetown‘s gay community. But when he meets Nikki and falls hard for her, he finds that pretending to be gay isn’t as easy as it would seem....

Title : the p town queen
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ISBN : 13644119
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Number of Pages : 180 Pages
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  • Janna Shay
    2019-05-19 15:23

    P-Town Queen is a humorous and entertaining look at life and love from many angles. Ute Carbone delivers a light-hearted tale that will captivate you and have you laughing as you read of the many antics of her characters. Her writing style is unique, and she does an excellent job of using her secondary characters to enhance the storyline. Her great sense of humor and terrific imagination attest to her ability to write an entertaining book. The protagonists are likeable and believable. Nikki, an intelligent, educated, and attractive oceanographer, is a bit naïve when it comes to love, and often finds herself accommodating her life to please others. Marco, a man on the run from the mob, hides out as a gay fisherman and soon finds he bit off more than he can chew with his false identity. The characters, which were quirky, flawed, and colorful, mixed in with family life with its ups and downs, make for a thoroughly enjoyable read. P-Town Queen is an amusing and witty story that will delight you and completely hold your attention from the first page to the last. If you love light-hearted tales of life that will completely captivate you with its humor, then this is a novel you surely want to read. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review and participationin a virtual book tour event hosted by Coffee Beans & Love Scenes.Janna ShayAuthor of Fair Play

  • D.E.
    2019-05-01 20:34

    The P-Town Queen is chick lit at its absolute best. Not only is the book witty (and at times even laugh out loud funny), there is an interesting story and great characters. I’m a sucker for any novel that provides a heroine over 30 that’s smart, funny and tough as nails. Nikki was all that and a bit accident prone to boot. She’s also a bit angry but who could blame her? I loved Nikki’s family as well. I’m secretly hoping Carbone gives each brother a story of their own. (Hint, hint, nudge, nudge!) I liked that the story was told from the two perspectives of Nikki and Marco. Carbone nailed Marco’s character voice. He’s obviously a Jersey boy and lucky for Nikki he’s not gay. I can’t wait to pick up Carbone’s other books. Perfect reading for a hot, summer day at the pool of beach. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fun read.

  • Susan Roebuck
    2019-05-16 16:18

    The author is a wonderful observer of life and manages to portray human quirks so that her characters are very real, yet completely different to each other. We meet Marcus who is the target of a mafia mob. In order to escape he hides himself away in Provincetown pretending to be gay. I was a little worried how this aspect of the story would be handled, but Ms Carbone pulls it off well, highlighting the difficulties the gay community suffer in society. This is her second book I've read and I enjoy her unique writing-voice and the humor she spices her stories with. I recommend it as a good-feel and entertaining read.

  • Lisa Lieberman
    2019-05-14 21:06

    This is one to have standing by when you're feeling blue. "Some Like it Hot" meets "Sleepless in Seattle" -- a bit naughtier than the latter, but not so much that you couldn't share it with your aunt Sally. Snappy dialogue and a satisfying finale. The P-Town Queen would make a great movie!

  • InD'tale Magazine
    2019-05-09 22:25

    Ute Carbone has a great sense of humor as she brings Nikki and Parker together, attracted to each other yet believing that the other is totally unavailable. Read full review in the 2012 November issue of InD’tale Magazine.

  • Nadine Feldman
    2019-05-01 23:23

    Fun EscapeI picked up this book when I needed something light and fun. With its smart dialogue and humor, this book filled the bill. We know where the story will end up, but the how -- the journey there -- is a wild ride.

  • Ute Carbone
    2019-04-25 21:08

    Provincetown, Massachusetts is like nowhere else I know. A tiny fist of land at the end of an arm jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, covered in sand, with dunes that resemble small mountains. In this tiny space co-exists a main street bustling with tourists, a haven for the arts, an enclave of fisherman of Portuguese heritage, and a very vibrant gay community.It was the perfect place to set a story featuring a heroine who's a shark researcher and a hero who's trying out a self-witness-protection program by pretending to be gay. The setting inspired a flamboyant and quirky cast of characters, a big purple boat, and two people who might maybe just be perfect for one another.I hope it'll make you laugh. And, if you've never been to P-town, I urge you to pack your bags. You won't be sorry you went to visit.

  • Jessica
    2019-05-19 16:33

    The very first word that pops into my head when searching for ways to describe The P-Town Queen is quirky. Ute Carbone has a real knack for telling light-hearted romantic tales with just the right amout of humor thrown into the mix. The characters are all fairly likeable and realistic, but I felt that they lacked distinct personality traits. With the exception of Nick and maybe Jeremy, the rest of the characters sort of blended together. The novel did drag in a few places, but it was still a fun read. I'd read the book again simply for the parts concerning the whale. I won't give anything away, but I haven't laughed so far in a long time.NOTE: I received a complimentary copy in return for my honest review.

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-27 21:12

    3.5-ish. P-Town is one of my favorite places on the planet, so I would imagine that the nostalgia was a large part of why I liked it. I know these people and this place. They're described so well that I feel like I'm watching them from my porch. The actual story drags some and at some points is so muddled that I really didn't like anyone. It's hard to finish a story when you're annoyed with all of the characters. It picks back up, though, and was worth the commitment.

  • Diane Breton
    2019-04-25 16:07

    The P-Town Queen is a whale of a funny book, and I use the word "whale" deliberately. I don't like posting spoilers, so read the book to find out why whales can be funny. This makes for great summer reading with the Provincetown locale, but would also be great for warming up the winter months. The romance in it is heartwarming and just a bit steamy, but not so steamy that you can't recommend the book to your mother or maiden aunt. I think Ute Carbone has mastered the art of romantic comedy.

  • N.N. Light
    2019-04-26 17:15

    What do you get when you bring a sexy, don't-mess-with-me heroine and a hunky straight man pretending to be gay? A laugh a minute, that's what! I loved the premise of this romance and the dialogue had me laughing out loud on the subway. No really, commuters turned and stared. Highly recommend! My Rating: 5 stars