He’s always been the token gay best friend. Now, stuck between a warring bride and groom hurtling toward their one perfect day, he’s finally ready to focus on something new: himself.
Domenic Marino has become an expert at code-switching between the hypermasculine and ultrafeminine worlds of his two soon-to-be-wed best friends. But this summer―reeling from his own failed engagement and tasked with attending their bachelor and bachelorette parties―he’s anxious over having to play both sides.
The pressure is on. The bride wants Dom to keep things clean. The groom wants Dom to “let loose” with the guys. And Dom just wants to get out of this whole mess with his friendships intact.
But once the rowdy groomsmen show up at the beach house―including a surprise visit from the groom’s old frat brother, handsome and charming PGA star Bucky Graham―chaos (and unexpected romance) quickly ensues. By the time Dom returns for the bachelorette party, he’s accumulated a laundry list of secrets that threaten to destroy everything―from the wedding, to Bucky’s career, to the one thing Dom hasn’t been paying nearly enough attention to lately: his own life.
Advance praise for The Gay Best Friend:
“Filled with charm, hilarity, sweetness and swoon, The Gay Best Friend is an absolute MUST-READ. DiDomizio deftly creates characters that are as lovable as they are deliciously-flawed, and I am officially obsessed with this book.” ― Lynn Painter, New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Wrong Number and The Love Wager
“Absurdly charming and outrageously irreverent, The Gay Best Friend is a goddamn delight from start to finish. Brimming with cheeky wit, breathtaking tenderness, and just enough chaotic messiness to have me screaming every other page, the term “beach read” was invented for a book like this. Nicolas DiDomizio is one of the funniest authors in the game, and I’ll read anything he writes.” ― Mazey Eddings, author of The Plus One
“Outrageously witty and incisive! THE GAY BEST FRIEND captures all the kinetic energy of a 90s Julia Roberts film and queers it. A perfect summer read that reminds us: putting yourself first should never be a second thought.” ― Timothy Janovsky, author of Never Been Kissed
“The Gay Best Friend is fun, frothy, and full of feels. With characters so messy they seem like people you’ve known your entire life―you know, the ones you simultaneously want to shake some sense into and hug the stuffing out of―it’s the perfect beach read.” ― Xio Axelrod, USA Today Bestselling Author
“Equal parts hilarious and heart-wrenching, The Gay Best Friend is not to be missed. It explores the complexities of love, friendship, and our capacity for forgiveness with sharp, emotional detail. In Dom, DiDomizio has created an unforgettable character to root for and relate to. I loved every page.” ― Annette Christie, author of The Rehearsals
“The Gay Best Friend tugged at my heartstrings and tickled my soul in equal measure. With dialogue that zings and relatable characters you can’t help but root for, DiDomizio has created something sparkling and wonderful.” – Robin Lefler, author of Reasonable Adults
IN STORES 6/6/23 — AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW!
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Take the ride of a lifetime with this mother/son buddy comedy James Patterson praises as “audacious, addictive, highly entertaining.”
Eighteen-year-old aspiring comic Joey Rossi just found out his boyfriend has been cheating on him for the past ten months. But what did he expect? Joey was born with an addiction to toxic jerks—something he inherited from his lovably messy, wisecracking, Italian-American spitfire of a mom (and best friend): 34-year-old Gia Rossi.
When Gia’s latest non-relationship goes up in flames only a day later, the pair’s Bayonne, New Jersey apartment can barely contain their rage. In a misguided attempt at revenge, Joey and Gia inadvertently commit a series of crimes and flee the state, running to the only good man either of them has ever known—Gia’s ex, Marco. As they hide out from the law at Marco’s secluded lake house, Joey and Gia must confront all the bad habits and mistakes they’ve made that have led them to this moment—and find a way to take responsibility for what they’ve done.
Praise for Burn It All Down:
“Don’t try to drink any beverages while reading this laugh-out-loud novel about a mother and son duo who try to exact revenge on their lovers with disastrous results. It’s super voicey, entirely too much fun, and full of love.”―Good Housekeeping
“Wild [and] delightful.”―PopSugar
“This hilarious revenge-filled romp may seem like nothing but fluffy fun at the start, but, on a deeper dive, it’s a thoughtful examination of relationships and inherited trauma that will appeal to a wide range of readers.”―Booklist
“Hell hath no fury like a mother AND son scorned. Except in Nicolas DiDomizio’s capable hands, fiery anger is the spark for forgiveness, growth, self-acceptance, and deep connection. A fast, fun, and unforgettable debut.” ―Steven Rowley, bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Guncle
“There’s nobody I’d rather drink wine and commit arson with than Joey and Gia Rossi. Riotously funny and packed with heart, this novel is endearingly messy and beyond entertaining.” ―Hannah Orenstein, author of Head Over Heels
“Side-splitting, soul-searching…out-of-control but utterly human, these ‘felons without a plan’ face their demons in their own inimitable style.”―Shelf Awareness (starred review)
“Just the summer read you’ve been craving…A fiercely funny novel.”―Real Simple
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